“Biodegradable” plastics: more harm than help, says new report

Biodegradable plastics are thought by most to be good for the environment, but the opposite may be true.

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Celebrating vital role of seafarers, UN officials encourage young people to consider life of 'real adventure'

On the Day of the Seafarer, the United Nations is issuing a strong call to young people to consider seafaring as a career, including with the UN maritime agency, which could offer them a chance to experience “real adventure” in a workplace that might be a hundred thousand-ton oil tanker or a cargo ship navigating the world's oceans with beautiful landscapes and also a stimulating job in a truly hi-tech environment.