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More bioplastics do not necessarily contribute to climate change mitigation

Bioplastics are often promoted as an environmentally and climate-friendly alternative to conventional petroleum-based plastics. However, a recent study from the University of Bonn suggests that shifting to plant-based plastics could have less positive effects than expected. Specifically, an increased consumption of bioplastics in the following years is likely to generate ...

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A Brexit Compromise Nobody Likes: What Could Be More English?

Supported by A Brexit Compromise Nobody Likes: What Could Be More English? Image Protesters from both sides of the Brexit debate in London this month. After the sputtering of a coup against Prime Minister Theresa May, Britain’s body politic seems to be moving, grudgingly, toward accepting her plan.CreditCreditFacundo Arrizabalaga/EPA, via ...

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More ships and more clouds mean cooling in the arctic

With sea ice in the Arctic melting at an alarming rate, opportunities for trans-Arctic shipping are opening up, and by mid-century ships will be able to sail right over the North Pole — something not previously possible for humankind. UConn geographer Scott Stephenson and colleagues say the growth of trans-Arctic ...

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Companies Get First Tariff Waivers, but Many More Are Left in Limbo

Companies Get First Tariff Waivers, but Many More Are Left in Limbo Image Schick Manufacturing is one of seven companies that have been granted exemptions from steel and aluminum tariffs. Requests from 11 companies have been rejected. Nearly 20,000 applications remain to be decided.CreditFrederic J. Brown/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images ...

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More Than 100 Die as Aging Cuban Airliner Crashes

More Than 100 Die as Aging Cuban Airliner Crashes Image President Miguel Diaz-Canel, third from left, at the scene of the crash of a Cubana de Aviacion aircraft on Friday at Jose Marti airport in Havana.CreditEnrique De La Osa/Associated Press By Rick Gladstone and Frances Robles May 18, 2018 A ...

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