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How capitalism crushed the environment, according to historian Douglas Brinkley - The Boston Globe

How capitalism crushed the environment, according to historian Douglas Brinkley – The Boston Globe

We have “nature deficit disorder,” said historian Douglas Brinkley in an interview in Boston. “In the short term, people will judge things politically, on ‘my wallet’ issues. And if [the focus is] the economy is never a great time for the environment. Brinkley, a history professor at Rice University, came out with a new weight …

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British royals visit Boston with environmental award

British royals visit Boston with environmental award

LONDON (AP) — The Prince and Princess of Wales’ first overseas trip since the death of Queen Elizabeth II begins Wednesday, a chance to show the world as much who they are not as who they are. With their three-day visit to Boston, focused on Prince William’s initiative to find next-generation environmental entrepreneurs, complemented by …

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The world can't recycle its way out of the plastics crisis - The Boston Globe

The world can’t recycle its way out of the plastics crisis – The Boston Globe

There are an estimated 50-75 trillion plastic particles in the world’s oceans and an additional 8-10 million tonnes are added each year, with catastrophic impacts on wildlife and marine ecosystems. The damage caused to these ecosystems by plastic pollution results in economic losses estimated at between $500 and $2.5 trillion per year. But the costs …

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MIT scientists invent technology to replace broken genes or download new ones - The Boston Globe

MIT scientists invent technology to replace broken genes or download new ones – The Boston Globe

“This is a major innovation,” said Maura McGrail, a biologist who uses gene editing to study brain development and disease in animal models at Iowa State University. “It really opens up our ability to edit the genome in ways that can be useful for biomedical research as well as gene therapy.” Such treatments are at …

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