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Science report: US should make less plastic to save oceans

By Seth Borenstein Photo: AP Photo/Caleb Jones, File

America needs to rethink and reduce the way it generates plastics because so much of the material is littering the oceans and other waters, the National Academy of Sciences says in a new report.

12/01/21

Q: How is climate change polluting the oceans?

A: The same greenhouse gases causing climate change are also having disastrous effects on the ocean. Our oceans are absorbing carbon dioxide, rapidly causing them to become more acidic. This is threatening the habitat of every species that calls the ocean home, particularly vulnerable coral as well as many types of plankton, which form the base of the food chain.More at Greenpeace

11/05/20

Q: Does climate change affect your drinking water?

A: Climate change is making heavy intense downpours, droughts and rising water  temperatures more common. This can alter the quality  of our drinking and recreational water . Bacteria and viruses thrive in these new conditions and when they come into contact with humans, can cause numerous illnesses. More at PSR

11/04/20