Plastics Emit Greenhouse Gases as They Degrade
Plastics Emit Greenhouse Gases as They Degrade
The materials are a previously unaccounted-for source of methane and ethylene, researchers find.
Plastics Emit Greenhouse Gases as They Degrade
Plastics Emit Greenhouse Gases as They Degrade

The materials are a previously unaccounted-for source of methane and ethylene, researchers find.

The materials are a previously unaccounted-for source of methane and ethylene, researchers find.

ecology & environment
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President Trump Picks Meteorologist to Lead OSTP
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Studying electrical communication in the wild requires braving the Amazon jungle with sensitive equipment.
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Lessons from Biosphere 2
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Mark Nelson | Aug 1, 2018
Both the scientific community and the general public still have a lot to learn from the largest mesocosm research project ever conducted.