Brian Burns / December 26,2022

Microplastic quantities on the seafloor triple in 20 years

Microplastic quantities on the seafloor triple in 20 years

Microplastic quantities on the seafloor triple in 20 years
The team from the Autonomous University of Barcelona (AUB) and Aalborg University said the increase corresponds with the type and volume of consumption of plastic products by society over that time.

The study is the first high-resolution reconstruction of microplastic pollution from sediments obtained in the north-western Mediterranean Sea.

Despite the seafloor generally being the final sink for microplastics floating on the sea surface, the level of build-up and the sequestration and burial rate of smaller microplastics on the ocean floor is unknown.

It was found that microplastics are retained unaltered in marine sediments, and that the microplastic mass in the seafloor mimics the global plastic production from 1965 to 2016.

“Specifically, the results show that, since 2000, the amount of plastic particles deposited on the seafloor has tripled and that, far from decreasing, the accumulation has not stopped growing mimicking the production and global use of these materials,” said AUB researcher Laura Simon-Sánchez.

The sediments analysed were found to have remained unaltered on the seafloor since they were deposited decades ago.

“This has allowed us to see how, since the 1980s, but especially in the past two decades, the accumulation of polyethylene and polypropylene particles from packaging, bottles and food films has increased, as well as polyester from synthetic fibres in clothing fabrics,” explained AUB researcher Michael Grelaud.

The team found roughly 1.5mg of these three types of plastic per kilogram of sediment collected, with polypropylene being the most abundant, followed by polyethylene and polyester.

Brian Burns / October 31,2022

Sunak makes ‘screeching U-turn’ on attending Cop27 climate summit in Egypt


Rishi Sunak has reversed his decision to skip the Cop27 climate summit in Egypt next week, bowing to pressure from activists, his own environment adviser and Boris Johnson.
The Prime Minister accepted there is “no long-term prosperity without action on climate change” as he confirmed he will attend the UN talks in Sharm El Sheikh that start on Sunday.

Mr Sunak had been declining to go, arguing that he needed to focus on the “depressing domestic challenges” as he worked on the autumn Budget with Chancellor Jeremy Hunt.

Downing Street said he changed his mind after making “good progress” ahead of the financial statement, but Labour accused the Prime Minister of having been “dragged kicking and screaming into doing the right thing”.

Cop26 president Alok Sharma, who will be handing over the UK’s presidency to Egypt at the summit, said he is “delighted” about the U-turn, having previously expressed his disappointment.

Lord Deben, the chairman of the UK’s independent Climate Change Committee, also said he is “pleased” Mr Sunak will be attending the summit.

But he warned the UK’s delivery on climate change has been “appalling”.

Mr Sunak announced his attendance the morning after Mr Johnson, one of his predecessors in No 10 and an enduring rival in the Conservative Party, confirmed he will be joining the talks in Egypt.

“There is no long-term prosperity without action on climate change,” Mr Sunak tweeted.

“There is no energy security without investing in renewables.

“That is why I will attend @COP27P next week: to deliver on Glasgow’s legacy of building a secure and sustainable future.”

Brian Burns / October 22,2022

Summer Lawn Maintenance Tips: How to Keep Your Grass Green All Season Long in Frisco, TX

  • 1. Water early in the morning.
  • 2. Mow high.
  • 3. Don’t fertilize too early or too late in the season.
  • 4. Prep your lawn for the heat.
  • 5. Don’t forget to aerate.
  • 6. Use a summer-specific grass seed.
  • 7. Monitor for pests and diseases.
  • 8. Practice good lawn care habits.
  • Summers in Frisco, TX can be brutally hot. With temperatures regularly reaching into the 100s, it’s important to take extra care of your lawn to ensure it stays green and healthy all season long. But what happens if your grass starts to turn brown? Is it something you did wrong? In most cases, brown grass is simply a sign that your lawn is stressed and needs a little extra care. Here are some tips on how to keep your Frisco, TX lawn green all summer long:

    1. Water early in the morning.

    The best time to water your lawn is early in the morning before the sun gets too hot. This allows the water to penetrate the soil and reach the roots of the grass, where it’s needed most. Watering in the evening can also be effective, but avoid watering during the heat of the day, as this can cause evaporation and runoff.If you’re a Frisco, TX homeowner and you’re looking for a professional lawn care company to help you with your summer lawn maintenance, Heroes Lawn Care in Frisco, TX has a team of certified lawn care professionals who can help you keep your lawn green and healthy all summer long.

Brian Burns / October 15,2022

Why Recycling Plastic Bottles?

  • Recycling Plastic Bottles
  • recycling plastic water bottles
  • Recycling Plastic Bottles/What are the advantages of recycling plastic bottles?
  • Recycling Plastic Bottles/Is the Recycling of Plastic Bottles Monetarily Possible?
  • Recycling Plastic Bottles

    Plastic bottles can be tracked down anyplace on The planet. This authenticates the reality of their value and the straightforwardness and minimal expense of making these things. Without a doubt, plastic bottles are helpful to such an extent that practically any fluid drink or food item can be found being sold in plastic bottles.

Brian Burns / September 26,2022

Satoshi Fund CEO Has Dire Warning For Ethereum, Claims Vitalik Failed

Satoshi Fund CEO Has Dire Warning For Ethereum, Claims Vitalik Failed
  • Bitcoin vs. Ethereum
  • Will Bitcoin Continue Its Dominance
  • The war of narrative between Ethereum and Bitcoin is nothing new. However, Dennis Porter, the CEO of Satoshi Act Fund, has a chilling warning for the Ethereum community. Porter believes that this is Ethereum’s last cycle as the second largest cryptocurrency.


    Porter is an advocate for the Bitcoin ecosystem and the Proof-of-work consensus mechanism. He is also a vital contributor to Bitcoin policy advocacy. 

    Porter claims that Vitalik Buterin had years to prove Ethereum’s usability. However, the Ethereum founder failed to provide any reasonable value for Ethereum. He believes that multiple blockchains can contribute similarly to Ethereum. On the other hand, Bitcoin does not have any competitor as a store of value. 

    Bitcoin vs. Ethereum

    The long-standing battle between Bitcoin and Ethereum continues to exist. However, after the merge, this battle exacerbated even more. The merge shifted Ethereum’s consensus mechanism from Proof-of-work to Proof-of-stake. Ethereum proponents claim that the PoW’s energy consumption makes it unsustainable. 

    Indeed, many activists claim that the Proof-of-work consensus mechanism should be banned on account of its energy consumption. 

    On the other hand, the Bitcoin community claims that the Proof-of-stake has potential issues with centralization. Indeed, after the merge, Lido and Coinbase, the two biggest validators, performed a majority of block validation. Moreover, Bitcoin maximalists claim that Ethereum has a negative reward structure which will create issues in the long term. 

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