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Human-made materials now outweigh Earth’s entire biomass

Human-made materials now outweigh Earth’s entire biomass

SOURCE: The Guardian DATE: December 9, 2020 SNIP: The giant human footprint stamped across the world in 2020 is greater than the impact on the planet of all other living things, research suggests. The amount of plastic alone is greater in mass than all land animals...
Fukushima: Japan ‘to release contaminated water into sea’

Fukushima: Japan ‘to release contaminated water into sea’

SOURCE: BBC DATE: October 16, 2020 SNIP: Japan is to release treated radioactive water from the destroyed Fukushima nuclear plant into the sea, media reports say. It follows years of debate over how to dispose of the liquid, which includes water used to cool the power...