Tag Archives: Environment

Watch Now: The Environmental Film Focused Solely On Solutions

Can we feed the world without destroying the planet? Yes, but we’ll have to change the way we do many things.

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Genetically Modified Mosquitoes Cleared For Release In The US

Genetically Modified Mosquitoes Cleared For Release In The US

A company called Oxitec has received an experimental use permit from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), to release genetically modified mosquitos into the wild. This would be the first time that such an experiment was attempted within the borders of the US, and the permit would allow for the release of millions of genetically modified mosquitos each week over

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Superworms Digest Plastic: Superpower Made Possible by Bacterial Sidekicks

Superworms Digest Plastic: Superpower Made Possible by Bacterial Sidekicks

Resembling giant mealworms, superworms (Zophobas atratus) are beetle larvae that are often sold in pet stores as feed for reptiles, fish and birds. In addition to their relatively large size (about 2 inches long), these worms have another superpower: They can degrade polystyrene plastic. Now, researchers reporting in ACS’ Environmental Science & Technology have linked this ability to a strain

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