Seagrass meadows may facilitate marine plastic removal from the sea

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain Underwater seagrass meadows may trap, extract and carry marine plastic debris to shore, thereby helping to remove plastic litter from the sea, according to a study published in Scientific Reports. Previous research suggested that most plastics end up in the seafloor and that some are washed back to shore; however, how […]

Removal of dairy cows from the United States may reduce essential nutrient supply with little effect on greenhouse gas emissions

Philadelphia, October 15, 2020 – The US dairy industry contributes roughly 1.58 percent of the total US greenhouse gas emissions; however, it also supplies the protein requirements of 169 million people, calcium requirements of 254 million people, and energy requirements of 71.2 million people. A suggested solution to increasing food production worldwide while reducing greenhouse […]