Bioplastics: What they are and why they’re not a perfect solution | CBC News
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Bioplastics: What they are and why they’re not a perfect solution | CBC News

Plastics made from fossil fuels generate a lot of greenhouse gas emissions and waste. ‘Bioplastics,’ especially compostable plastics made from plants, have been touted as a greener alternative. But what are they really? And are they really more environmentally friendly? Here’s a closer look. This cup is made from PLA, a compostable, plant-based bioplastic. But…

The Great Barrier Reef Faces Third Mass Bleaching Event in Five Years
Nature & Science

The Great Barrier Reef Faces Third Mass Bleaching Event in Five Years

Australia’s forests burned over the summer, but now its underwater ecosystems are in trouble, too. The Great Barrier Reef is facing some severe stress due to extreme heat and faces a “widespread bleaching event,” according to an update from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Coral Reef Watch.When a coral bleaches, it expels the symbiotic…