Plastics Destined to Create More Emissions Than Coal in the US, Study Finds

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Plastics are everywhere. From the stomachs of deep-sea fish to human feces, Arctic snow to gusts of wind in the remote wilderness, the oil and gas byproduct has, barely a century after it was first synthesized in a laboratory, become a ubiquitous feature of virtually every ecosystem on Earth and every aspect of modern life.

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Plastics Destined to Create More Emissions Than Coal in the US, Study Finds

Christopher Pike/Bloomberg/Getty

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This story was originally published by HuffPost and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.
Plastics are everywhere. From the stomachs of deep-sea fish to human feces, Arctic snow to gusts of wind in the remote wilderness, the oil and gas byproduct has, barely a century after it was first synthesized in a laboratory, become a ubiquitous feature of virtually every ecosystem on Earth and every aspect of modern life.

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Denied Treatment for His Cancer, This Kentucky Man Died in Prison After Vomiting Blood

Marc Crawford was booked into a Kentucky jail in May 2017. Just shy of a month later, he left state custody in a body bag. He had succumbed to a previously diagnosed case of lung cancer, one for which state officials and health care contracting companies reportedly failed to provide him basic treatment.

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Denied Treatment for His Cancer, This Kentucky Man Died in Prison After Vomiting Blood

Marc Crawford was booked into a Kentucky jail in May 2017. Just shy of a month later, he left state custody in a body bag. He had succumbed to a previously diagnosed case of lung cancer, one for which state officials and health care contracting companies reportedly failed to provide him basic treatment.

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Facebook has just suffered its most devastating PR catastrophe yet | Siva Vaidhyanathan

OpinionTechnology

Facebook has just suffered its most devastating PR catastrophe yet

Siva Vaidhyanathan

We must demand that Facebook tell the full, unvarnished truth. Fortunately for us, the public, the truth tends to come through despite Facebook officials’ best efforts to obscure it

Frances Haugen, a former member of Facebook’s ‘civic integrity team’, has launched a deft and professional public assault on the company.

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Facebook has just suffered its most devastating PR catastrophe yet | Siva Vaidhyanathan

OpinionTechnology

Facebook has just suffered its most devastating PR catastrophe yet

Siva Vaidhyanathan

We must demand that Facebook tell the full, unvarnished truth. Fortunately for us, the public, the truth tends to come through despite Facebook officials’ best efforts to obscure it

Frances Haugen, a former member of Facebook’s ‘civic integrity team’, has launched a deft and professional public assault on the company.

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Facebook has just suffered its most devastating PR catastrophe yet | Siva Vaidhyanathan

OpinionTechnology

Facebook has just suffered its most devastating PR catastrophe yet

Siva Vaidhyanathan

We must demand that Facebook tell the full, unvarnished truth. Fortunately for us, the public, the truth tends to come through despite Facebook officials’ best efforts to obscure it

Frances Haugen, a former member of Facebook’s ‘civic integrity team’, has launched a deft and professional public assault on the company.

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Was Bill de Blasio’s Mom a Commie? The FBI’s Maria de Blasio File

Yikes, the recent reports of Bill de Blasio as one “Warren Wilhelm Jr.” were news to me (even as news of his name change was first reported several years ago). Such was the birth name bestowed by his mother, whose maiden name was Maria de Blasio, and his father, Warren Wilhelm Sr., who tragically killed himself when Bill was 18 years old. The parents had bitterly divorced long before that, and the young Warren had steadily pulled away from his father as he was raised by his mother and her Italian family. He identified with them and eventually took her family’s name.

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DR ELLIE CANNON: I can’t stop worrying that cancer runs in my family – and I’ll be next

I can’t stop worrying that cancer runs in my family – and I’ll be next. Am I eligible for special screening? DR ELLIE CANNON answers your questions
By Dr Ellie Cannon for The Mail on Sunday
Published: 17:12 EDT, 4 September 2021 | Updated: 17:13 EDT, 4 September 2021

My mum died of bladder cancer at 70, and my dad had stomach cancer. My uncle and aunt both died of cancer and my husband also has it. So I’m constantly worrying that it’s going to catch up with me, too.

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