The San Francisco Bay contains more concentrations of plastic litter than the Great Lakes and the Chesapeake Bay, a new study finds. "Microbeads" from cosmetic products are among the million plastic particles per square kilometer in the South Bay.
Ninety percent of all individual seabirds alive today have eaten plastic of some sort, according to a new study – an 85 percent increase since 1960. Scientists believe 99 percent of seabird species will be impacted in the coming decades.
After a year of sanctions-imposed scarcity, Americans will finally be able to purchase Kalashnikovs. The Pennsylvania-based Kalashnikov USA announced it will sell several models of the iconic Russian rifles and shotguns, manufactured in the US.
Chinese trade in May showed protracted weakness on slowing demand despite government efforts to boost growth. Exports in the world’s second-largest economy declined 2.8 percent year-on-year while imports slid 18.1 percent.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk defended the backing his companies get from state and federal sources as legitimate business practices, blasting a newspaper report about government subsidies as “inexcusable” and inaccurate.