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November 5, 2018

"Closing the tap" on plastics

The pollution of the oceans by plastic is one of the most severe environmental problems facing humanity. This phenomenon has recently come to the fore in public opinion thanks to the distribution of distressing images on the internet and social media. Photographs of marine animals killed by ingestion, suffocation or entangl…

August 14, 2017

Electric vehicles: has their time come?

Did you know that the electric vehicle (EV) was invented in the nineteenth century, around fifty years before the internal combustion equivalent? In the 1910s, a third of automobiles circulating in the US were electric.