pollution

The Dangerous Chemicals Lurking Inside Shipping Containers

For their study, Hinz and her colleagues enlisted the help of the New Zealand customs authority. Staff used probes, which they pushed through the rubber seals of the container doors, to collect gas samples from 490 sealed containers. Hinz also gathered air samples from dozens of other containers herself, tracking how the concentrations of compounds …

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Plastic and recycling: Single-use plastic is bad for climate change. Here’s what you can do

Editor’s Note: Sign up for CNN’s Life, But Greener newsletter. Our seven-part guide helps you minimize your personal role in the climate crisis — and reduce your eco-anxiety. CNN — The life cycle of plastic begins underground, where oil and gas are extracted from deep below the surface of the planet. These fossil fuels are …

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How to reduce food waste to help the planet and your wallet

Sign up for CNN’s Eat, But Better: Mediterranean Style. Our eight-part guide shows you a delicious expert-backed eating lifestyle that will boost your health for life. CNN — The statistics are sobering: In the United States, we generate approximately 35 million tons of food waste every year, and as individual families, we waste about 30 …

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