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Extreme heat worsens conditions for India's waste pickers

Extreme heat worsens conditions for India's waste pickers

Millions of India's waste pickers face increased dangers from extreme heat as they sort through toxic landfills for recyclable materials, earning barely enough to survive.

Channi Anand, Piyush Nagpal, and Sibi Arasu report for The Associated Press.

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Transforming excess carbon into bio-oil

Transforming excess carbon into bio-oil

A company aims to reverse the carbon cycle by converting biomass into bio-oil and storing it underground to fight climate change.

Michelle Nijhuis reports for The New Yorker.

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Is fungus fabric really taking off?

Is fungus fabric really taking off?

Despite growing interest, biodegradable materials like mycelium leather face challenges in significantly reducing fashion waste due to scalability and overproduction issues.

Kiley Price reports for Inside Climate News.

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​Half of the world's plastic pollution can be traced back to 56 companies​

​Half of the world's plastic pollution can be traced back to 56 companies​

New research shows a few multinational companies, including Philip Morris International and Coca-Cola, are major contributors to global plastic pollution, a study finds.

Sofia Quaglia reports for The Guardian.

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India's solar waste management faces challenges

India's solar waste management faces challenges

The rapid expansion of solar parks in India brings a mounting problem of panel waste, with projections suggesting 19 million tonnes by 2050.

Flavia Lopes reports for The Guardian.

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Seeking alternatives to plastic for produce packaging

Seeking alternatives to plastic for produce packaging

In an era where plastic dominates the grocery aisles, a shift toward more environmentally friendly packaging for fruits and vegetables emerges as a pressing concern.

Kim Severson reports for The New York Times.

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Landfills release more methane than expected

Landfills release more methane than expected

A recent study reveals that U.S. landfills emit methane at rates nearly triple those previously reported to regulators, shedding light on their significant role in climate change.

Hiroko Tabuchi reports for The New York Times.

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