The Hidden Sea and ReSea Project’s Clean Ocean Mission

Based on South Australia’s Limestone Coast, this wine company has a global vision

From cleared old-growth forests to gaping caverns caused by strip-mining, the scars of humans’ exploitative relationship with Earth are on full display across the planet—yet one insidious issue has been building for decades deep underwater. Since single-use plastics made their way into mainstream circulation in the mid-20th century, more than 100 million tons have ended up in the ocean, killing countless animals and forcing vulnerable …

Engineers Create Magnetic Powder That Captures Tiny Microplastics

At Melbourne, Australia’s RMIT University, researchers have developed a magnetic powder made from recycled waste that can capture the smallest invisible fragments of microplastic—including pieces that are 1,000 times finer than hair. This in itself sets the material apart from other filters that can only capture larger fragments, but the powder also acts quickly; it’s capable of working within an hour. The powder functions because …

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SF guarantees income for trans people, Detroit's Ruth Ellis Center has a new home and more from around the web

San Francisco Program Will Provide Guaranteed Income for Trans People San Francisco Mayor London Breed recently announced the Guaranteed Income for Transgender People (GIFT) program, a no-strings-attached monthly stipend that will be delivered for 18 months to low-income people who are transgender, nonbinary or gender diverse. GIFT will distribute $1,200 per month to 55 recipients who must be over the age of 18, live in …