Plastic pollution and climate change are two prominent environmental issues of our time. Plastic was once thought to be a miracle invention that made life simpler for families. But just as our exploitation of fossil fuels led to climate change, the unsustainable use of plastic materials has led to a global environmental catastrophe. To this day, plastic pollution has infiltrated every part of our planet, from remote mountain lakes to the ocean to the very air we breathe. The unsustainable consumption of nonrenewable resources is the common root of both these problems, and beneath the surface, there are many links between these two issues.
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Alberta utility TransAlta vows to be carbon neutral by as it notes $M loss
The Calgary-based utility company is in the process of retiring its Edmonton-area thermal coal mining operations and converting all of its coal power generation in Canada to natural gas by the end of , while eliminating its coal generation at a facility in Washington State by the end of In a news release, retiring CEO Dawn Farrell says was a "pivotal year" for TransAlta, noting that it completed its first coal-to-gas Alberta power plant conversion. She says the company cut an additional 4. Sheloah Klausen, a school teacher in North Vancouver, was at the Lynn Valley public library on Saturday to attend a book fair with her daughter. Leah Michayluk said when her sister saw a man stab a woman in the library, she ordered her year-old daughter to hide and intervened, wielding only an umbrella. She's always been that type of person.
A metal detectorist has made a great discovery on the island of Jersey — a rare and complete metal spearhead that is thousands of years old. The metal detectorist who made the discovery, Jay Cornick, followed proper procedure and brought it to Jersey Heritage to be recorded. The Late Bronze Age spearhead was discovered in excellent condition. Jersey Heritage.
Newgrange is one of the best examples in Ireland and in Western Europe, of a type of monument known to archaeologists as a passage-grave or passage-tomb. It was constructed around BC, according to the most reliable Carbon 14 dates available from archaeology. This makes it more than years older than the Giza Pyramids in Egypt, and 1, years more ancient than Stonehenge. Newgrange was built in a time when there was only stone, not metal, used as an everyday material for tools and weapons. According to Clare O'Kelly, who assisted her husband Michael O'Kelly in the excavations of Newgrange, no metal has yet been found in a primary context in an Irish passage-grave.