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Microplastics are a growing problem in bodies of water around the world, including the St. Lawrence River and its estuary, which drain approximately 25 per cent of the world’s fresh water. This 2020 photo shows microplastic debris in Depoe Bay, Ore. (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky)

Our clothes generate microplastics that pollute the St. Lawrence River and other bodies of water

New research shows an abundance of microplastics in the St. Lawrence River and its estuary, where 45 million people live and is home home to several million animals, invertebrates and plants.
Fast fashion has serious environmental and social consequences. These tips can help you build a more sustainable wardrobe. Members of Extintion Rebellion perform in front of a Zara outlet in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 2021. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

Fast fashion is harming our planet — these 4 tips can help you build a more sustainable wardrobe

In a world dominated by fast fashion, building a slower wardrobe is the key to living more sustainably, saving money and standing out among the crowd.
Trash collected in a 2019 cleanup that removed 24,000 pounds (10,000 kilograms) of garbage from Mount Everest. Narayan Maharjan/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Climbers have turned Mount Everest into a high-altitude garbage dump, but sustainable solutions are within reach

Mountain tourism brings revenues to Nepal but leaves a mess behind. Local and international groups are offering new cleanup strategies.
More than 8 million pumpkins are thrown away over Halloween each year. Evgeny Atamanenko/Shutterstock

Five tips for a sustainable Halloween

Halloween is a sustainability nightmare – but it doesn’t have to be.

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