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Mutant Enzyme Gobbles Up Plastic

A new plastic-eating enzyme, which researchers created by accident, can digest the most commonly produced plastic polyethylene terephthalate (PET), used to make food packaging, soda and soap bottles, and clothing.
Mutant Enzyme Gobbles Up Plastic

Bees aren’t the only pollinators with problems

Think of a pollinator and you’ll almost certainly think of a bee. It’s quite unlikely that you’ll think of a bird, much less a bat or a lizard — yet they too transport pollen and are experiencing declines both troubling and overlooked.
Bees aren’t the only pollinators with problems

The Anthropocene is everywhere, even Walden Pond

Human activities have changed --perhaps permanently--the ecology of Walden Pond, the iconic lake near Concord, Massachusetts that inspired Henry David Thoreau’s meditation on simple living and the natural world.
The Anthropocene is everywhere, even Walden Pond

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