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By Karl Knox

Scientists in British Columbia are conducting groundbreaking research into the serious quantities of microplastics in our waterways and oceans.

According to CBC News, recent samples taken off the coast of B.C. contained up to 25,000 plastic particles and fibers in just one cubic meter of water.

The findings could lead to changes in filtering techniques at water treatment plants worldwide to reduce the amount of plastic being added to the world's waterways, which will by some estimates outweigh the amount of fish in the ocean by 2050.


By Jeremiah Ho

Laura Coward has been sentenced to life in prison for the second degree murder of her nine-year-old daughter, Amber Lucius, in 2014.

According to CTV News, Coward will have to wait 18 years before she can apply for parole.

Amber was found dead after her mother kidnapped her during her divorce and custody proceedings with her father.  


By Alyosha Nowlin

At least 48 people are dead following a landslide at a garbage dump outside of Ethiopia’s capital of Addis Ababa.

According to BBC News, dozens of people are still missing since the landslide, and a number of makeshift houses have been buried under tons of waste.

Authorities have been building Africa’s first waste-to-energy facility nearby, where they plan to burn the garbage and convert it into electricity