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The European Investment Bank says it will refuse to fund fossil fuel projects by the end of 2020

Effective on January 1, 2021, the European Investment Bank (EIB), says it will no longer loan a dime of its money to any fossil fuel company and will instead use its funds to fight global climate change through investments in clean, renewable energy, Bloomberg reports: “’The bank will phase out support to energy projects reliant […]

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Irish teen wins global science award for developing method to remove microplastics from water

An 18-year-old Irish teen recently won the Google Science Fair for a project he submitted that removes microplastics from water, according to the Journal of Ireland: “(Fionn Ferreira’s) project examined a new method for extracting microplastics (plastic particles less than 5mm in diameter) from water. Microplastics or microbeads are mostly used in soaps, shower gels and facial […]

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