A new study has found that contact with plastic can make corals more than 20 times more susceptible to disease.
In 12 hours, 100 wax moth caterpillars had reduced a mass of plastic by 92 milligrams, the fastest plastic degradation process known so far.
Humans have created eight billion tonnes of plastic since the 1950s. The discarded mass now floods landfills, pollutes oceans and threatens ecosystems, according to a new global analysis.
Contradicting what the health ministry said in March, the Drugs Technical Advisory Board now recommends banning plastic bottles for medicines.
A telling documentary relates the tragic tale of how India’s holy cows meet their death, even as the government and the courts and self-appointed protectors of ‘gau mata’ sit back and do nothing.