Plastic Straw Bans Across America

About a week ago, Tucker Carlson interviewed Dune Ives who heads the environmentalist group Lonely Whale on his Fox News show. Ives’s group supports the ban on plastic products and also claims that the US sends its garbage to other countries to deal with. Ives is referring to our recyclable products which we are no…

Plastic Straw Myths

ReasonTV points out the claim that Americans use 500 million plastic straws daily is based on a nine-year-old’s school project, that only 1 percent of plastic pollution comes from the US and an even tinier amount of that pollution are plastic straws. The effort afoot to ban plastic straws is a campaign by moral busy-bodies…

The Great Barrier Reef is thriving, not dying!

During the middle of March, USA Today reported that a study published in the peer review journal Nature that coral reef growth stood to be severely harmed due to ocean acidification resulting from human-induced climate change. Researchers pointed to The Great Barrier Reef in Australia in their examination. However, Paul Talbott at Majestic Aquariums in…

How oceans clean themselves

Boyan Slat combines environmentalism, entrepreneurism and technology to tackle global issues of sustainability. After diving in Greece, and coming across more plastic bags than fish, he wondered: why can’t we clean this up? While still being on secondary school, he then decided to dedicate half a year of research to understand plastic pollution and the…

Microbeads in UK waterways and fish, oh my!

People obviously feel a lot safer now that Great Britain has banned microbeads. Its a wonder that this problem went so long without being addressed. It is outrageous that beauty product makers used microbeads since they can end up polluting water ways and end up in the bowels of animals, like fish, just like environmentalists…

Coral Reefs ARE NOT Dying

The New York Times published an article citing a study featured in the scientific journal Science last Thursday. The manuscript makes the case that coral reefs are bleaching because of global warming and do not have sufficient recovery time to when severe bleaching episodes occur. What is curious, however, is that after The Times‘ article…