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Technologists are figuring out how to make nylon green

Using a combination of electrochemistry and bacteria, one team has made a nylon building block from plant waste—cutting energy use and emissions in the process.
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Chemists use bacteria to convert CO2 into bioplastic

A new simple hybrid setup allows bacteria to capture CO2 and produce biodegradable plastic for days, boosting output by 100x previous efforts.
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Climate change fuels lifespan of flesh-eating bacteria

A deadly, flesh-eating bacteria is becoming increasingly prominent as ocean temperatures continue to rise as a result of climate change. If global warming is not intervened quickly, this bacteria will only continue to strengthen and pose more of a threat than ever before.

Voluntary measures may not be enough: Bacteria and algae plague Iowa beaches

Voluntary measures may not be enough: Bacteria and algae plague Iowa beaches

The Gazette and Investigate Midwest analyzed 20 years of beach monitoring data from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources
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Dangerous algal blooms crop up across California killing thousands of fish

Toxic algae that can make people sick have been found in popular swimming and fishing spots all around California.

Why tick-borne diseases have reached ‘epidemic proportions’

Why tick-borne diseases have reached ‘epidemic proportions’

Infections have more than doubled in the U.S. since 2004, afflicting many patients with long-term memory problems, overwhelming fatigue, and even red-meat allergies.