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Adidas Sold 1 Million Environmentally Friendly Shoes Last Year

Last year, Adidas launched environmentally friendly shoes made almost entirely of plastic found in the oceans. Their campaign, Run for the Oceans, brought awareness to plastic pollution and how it affects ecosystems. They sold one million pairs of the upcycled plastic shoes last year, and are continuing to collaborate with Parley for the Oceans. This […]

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Researchers Find Microplastics and Chemicals in Antarctica

At the beginning of the year, researchers from Greenpeace set out to Antarctica, the supposed last place untouched by pollutants. They collected samples of the snow and water to test for microplastics and persistent, hazardous chemicals. They, of course, found pollutants in both the snow and water samples. We now know how much more serious […]

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Save Yourself from the Increase in Diseases Spread by Ticks, Mosquitoes, and Fleas

The number of people contracting diseases from bugs, especially ticks, mosquitoes, and fleas, have tripled in the United States in recent years. Some of the commonly known diseases include Lyme disease, West Nile virus, and Zika virus. Ticks can also carry the same disease that caused the Black Death in medieval times (this is rare, […]

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