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Using captured CO₂ in everyday products could help fight climate change,...

Lucca Henrion, University of Michigan; Joe Árvai, USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences; Lauren Lutzke, USC Dornsife College of Letters,...

What are phthalates, and how do they put children’s health at...

Stephanie Eick, University of California, San Francisco You may not realize it, but you likely encounter phthalates every day....

Hundreds of fish species, including many that humans eat, are consuming...

Alexandra McInturf, University of California, Davis and Matthew Savoca, Stanford University Trillions of barely visible pieces of plastic are...

How to turn plastic waste in your recycle bin into profit

Joshua M. Pearce, Michigan Technological University People will recycle if they can make money doing so. In places where cash is offered for cans and...

Cheap plastic is flooding developing countries – we’re making new biodegradable...

Deirdre McKay, Keele University Squeezed by lower fuel demand during the pandemic and the rise of renewable energy, the oil industry is staking out a...

Removing mini-shampoos from hotel rooms won’t save the environment

Yossi Sheffi, Massachusetts Institute of Technology InterContinental Hotels Group will replace mini-shampoos and conditioners with possibly more efficient bulk products by the year 2021. But environmental...

Plastic bag bans can backfire if consumers just use other plastics...

Rebecca Taylor, University of Sydney Governments are increasingly banning the use of plastic products, such as carryout bags, straws, utensils and microbeads. The goal is...

Why stop at plastic bags and straws? The case for a...

Anastasia Telesetsky, University of Idaho Single-use plastics are a blessing and a curse. They have fueled a revolution in commercial and consumer convenience and improved...

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Nike’s #MeToo moment shows how ‘legal’ harassment can lead to illegal...

Elizabeth C. Tippett, University of Oregon Nike’s having its #MeToo moment – and it illustrates plainly what’s still missing from our discussion of sexual harassment...