Fairfield County Edition

Archive of: Global Brief and NAPC

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Obsolete Packaging

Obsolete Packaging

A British supermarket chain plans to drastically lower its use of plastic packaging in 1,000 of its own-label products.

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All That Glitters

All That Glitters

Decorative plastic glitter and the microbeads used in scrubs and shower gels pose a threat to fish and oceans, say scientists.

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Love Rocks

Love Rocks

People are hand-painting stones with uplifting messages and planting them randomly in public spaces.

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Temporary Protection

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has decided not to rescind Obama-era environmental protections that restricted the opening of a copper and gold mine in Alaska’s Bristol Bay that would threaten fisheries and other natural resources.

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Recycling IQ

Recycling IQ

Is this item trash, garbage or recyclable? As important as recycling is, it can sometimes be confusing. A short quiz offers answers to help sort out discards.

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‘Sink’ Setback

‘Sink’ Setback

Logging, drought and wildfires may be turning forests in Africa, Asia and Latin America into carbon emitters rather than absorbers.

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Distributed Power

Distributed Power

Across the U.S., energy users of all sizes are taking control of their power supply and relieving stress from the grid.

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Clear Gain

Clear Gain

Scientists have developed a transparent, luminescent solar concentrator that looks like clear glass that could potentially supply two-fifths of U.S. energy needs.

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Transforming Plastics

Transforming Plastics

A British company has invented a solar-powered, onsite mini-recycling plant that transforms plastic waste into usable architectural tiles.

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Scientists’ Security

To counter U.S. President Donald Trump’s anti-science stance, French President Emmanuel Macron has awarded 18 climate scientists from the U.S. and elsewhere millions of euros to relocate to France to “Make Our Planet Great Again.”

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