U.S. generates more plastic trash than any other nation, report finds

EnvironmentPlanet or Plastic?The plastic pollution crisis has been widely blamed on a handful of Asian countries, but new research shows just how much the U.S. contributes.ByLaura ParkerPublished October 30, 2020• 9 min readWhen the Environmental Protection Agency released its plan earlier this month for addressing marine litter, it named five Asian nations—China, Indonesia, the Philippines,…

Best night sky events of August 2021 (stargazing maps)

Home News Skywatching See what’s up in the night sky for August 2021, including stargazing events and the moon’s phases, in this Space.com gallery courtesy of Starry Night Software.Related: Space calendar 2021: Rocket launches, sky events, missions & more   Sunday, Aug. 1 — Crescent moon near Uranus (before dawn)(Image credit: Starry Night)When the waning crescent…