Ban on plastic microbeads comes into force in the UK

Ban on plastic microbeads comes into force in the UK

Tiny microbeads are too tiny to be filtered out using waste-water treatment processesScience History Images / Alamy Stock Photo By New Scientist Staff and Press Association A UK-wide ban on the manufacture of cosmetics and care products containing tiny pieces of plastic known as “microbeads” has come into force. The move is aimed at protecting […]

When it comes to climate, Donald Trump is in a club by himself

When it comes to climate, Donald Trump is in a club by himself

On his ownSaul Loeb/AFP/Getty With Syria’s announcement it will join the Paris Agreement on climate change, the US now stands alone. Until yesterday, it was one of the final two nations either rejecting or refusing to sign the UN agreement. In September, a third holdout – Nicaragua – announced it was in after two years […]

As Trump tax comes to floor, failure could spell stocks selloff

As Trump tax comes to floor, failure could spell stocks selloff

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Investors are increasingly pricing in the effect of a corporate tax cut into the shares of U.S. companies, leaving the market primed for a steep sell-off if the Republican-controlled Congress fails to pass one of President Donald Trump’s top priorities. FILE PHOTO: A street sign is seen in front of the […]