Category: Agriculture & Environment

How Everyday Plastics Are Secretly Poisoning You And What You Can Do About It 1

How Everyday Plastics Are Secretly Poisoning You And What You Can Do About It

Microplastics, tiny plastic particles from everyday items like synthetic clothes and plastic bottles, are infiltrating our bodies and could be seriously harming our health. These particles can trigger heart attacks, strokes, and other serious conditions by carrying toxins and damaging organs. They come from various sources, including degraded plastics and

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McDonald's Cuts Breakfast Hours Amid Bird Flu Outbreak 1

McDonald’s Cuts Breakfast Hours Amid Bird Flu Outbreak

McDonald’s in Australia has reduced its breakfast hours by 90 minutes due to a severe egg shortage caused by bird flu outbreaks across several states. The outbreaks have led to the euthanization of over one million birds, impacting egg supplies nationwide. McDonald’s announced on social media that breakfast will now

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Is Lithium Extraction Killing The Planet? 1

Is Lithium Extraction Killing The Planet?

Lithium, crucial for powering electric vehicles and renewable energy storage, faces a dual dilemma: while essential for combating climate change, its extraction poses severe environmental risks. Current methods are water-intensive and use toxic chemicals, threatening local ecosystems and communities in places like South America’s lithium-rich regions. Enter AlkaLi, a startup

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Iconic San Diego Beaches Shut Down Over Mexican Sewage 1

Iconic San Diego Beaches Shut Down Over Mexican Sewage

San Diego’s famous beaches are facing a serious crisis as sewage contamination has led to closures across several popular spots, including Imperial Beach and parts of La Jolla and Coronado. The issue, originating from sewage flowing in from Tijuana, Mexico, has raised alarm due to dangerously high levels of bacteria

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Egypt Unveils World’s Largest Water Treatment Plant 1

Egypt Unveils World’s Largest Water Treatment Plant

Egypt has inaugurated the Hamam sewage treatment plant, the largest in the world, as part of the New Republic initiative. It’s located in the western Delta region, a significant step in Egypt’s water management strategy. Egypt’s administration has demonstrated its resilience in the face of global economic difficulties by implementing

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30 Million Acres Of US Cropland Lie Abandoned 1

30 Million Acres Of US Cropland Lie Abandoned

According to a study published in Environmental Research Letters, 30 million acres of U.S. cropland lie abandoned. According to a recent analysis, almost 30 million acres of cropland in the United States have been abandoned since the 1980s. The study, which was published in Environmental Research Letters, provides a thorough

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Visualizing Four Decades Of US Wildfires 1

Visualizing Four Decades Of US Wildfires

According to data from the National Interagency Fire Center, four decades of U.S. wildfires have destroyed millions of acres, as visualized below. The extended wildfire season in North America is caused by a complex interaction of variables, including rising summer temperatures, unpredictable precipitation patterns, shifting land use, and—ironically—fire suppression techniques.

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How Much Of India's Wastewater Is Left Untreated? 1

How Much Of India’s Wastewater Is Left Untreated?

As of the most recent published count from 2020-2021, there were 1,093 sewage treatment plants with operational capabilities of just 26.9 billion liters of wastewater per day, indicating that only 37% of India’s wastewater is treated. Waste management is an issue in rural and heavily populated cities, as is the

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List Of Most Polluted Cities In The US 1

List Of Most Polluted Cities In The US

According to data from the American Lung Association’s State of the Air report for 2024, a list of the most polluted cities in the US is provided below, with Bakersfield, CA, and Visalia, CA, topping the list. The World Health Organization estimates that air pollution causes seven million deaths per

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