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    Environmentally-friendly bioplastic created from shrimp shells

    by Michael Roppolo / CBS News on May 08, 8:39

    Over 300 million tons of plastic is produced annually, and only about 3 percent of it gets recycled. The rest is simply trashed, taking centuries to degrade, or left adrift in the ocean. An estimated 24,000 tons of plastics are ingested by fish in the North Pacific alone each year. Bioplastics — a so-called “green” alternative to […]

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    Total lunar eclipse early Tuesday morning: How to watch it

    by Michael Roppolo / CBS News on Apr 14, 16:55

    April 15 — a date that’s dreaded by many Americans for tax purposes — instead has a special appeal for stargazers this year. A total lunar eclipse will turn the moon a reddish hue, and should be visible across the country. Happening in the early morning hours on Tuesday — peaking between the hours of […]