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Scientists discover the secret to breaking down plastic: Beeswax-eating worms

By Erica Cirino Federica Bertocchini is a developmental biologist at the University of Cantabria in Spain. Most days she can be found dressed in a white coat working on experiments in her lab. But in her spare time… Read More
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What’s up with microbeads? An update on a tiny terror wreaking havoc in our waterways

In March, I wrote about a new study with a scary conclusion: Experts estimate there are more than 165 million plastic pieces in the New York-New Jersey Harbor Estuary, a region where fresh river water meets seawater close to shore…. Read More
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How street art can help keep waterways clean and clear of trash

I’m strolling down Main Street in Northport, a nautical, perhaps quintessential, Long Island village that comes complete with bay views and the scent of sea spray in the air. A friend across the street calls my name just… Read More
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