So, as it turns out, before the release of the full band versions of ethers songs this year, I’ve decided to release an #AcousticEP first, featuring a piano version of #Oceans, which will only be available on this EP
Scientists have created a mutant enzyme that breaks down plastic drinks bottles - by accident! The breakthrough could be a step to solving the global plastic pollution crisis; one of the worlds largest environmental disasters. The enzyme is able to digest polyethylene terephthalate, or PET - a form of plastic patented in the 1940s and now used in millions of tonnes of plastic bottles. PET plastics can persist for hundreds of years in the environment and currently pollute large areas of land and sea worldwide. Researchers from Britain's University of Portsmouth and the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory made this discovery while examining the structure of a natural enzyme thought to have evolved in a waste recycling center in Japan. The mutant enzyme takes a few days to start breaking down the plastic; far faster than the centuries it would take in the oceans. Researchers are optimistic this process can be sped up even further and become a viable large-scale operation.
Read the full news story (LINK IN BIO).
What do you think of this? Is it a revolutionary discovery that could save our oceans and wildlife through better recycling, or a revolutionary discovery that allows us to continue our plastic addiction without removing the source of the problem? How can we meet in the middle? Please leave your thoughts!
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A spinner dolphin jumping out of the water with a remora attached to its back! The fish and dolphin have a mutually beneficial relationship with the dolphin providing food and the fish keeping the dolphin free from parasites
“On Earth Day, we celebrate all the gifts the world and nature make available to us. We recognize our complete dependence on its bounty. And we acknowledge the need for good stewardship to preserve its fruits for future generations.” » John Hoeven
“To see the earth as it truly is, small and blue and beautiful in that eternal silence where it floats, is to see ourselves a riders on the earth together, brothers on that bright loveliness in the eternal cold-brothers who know now they are truly brothers.” » Archibald MacLeish, American Poet