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A worm may hold the key to biodegrading plastic

More than a trillion plastic bags are used annually. They're made of a notoriously resilient kind of plastic called polyethylene – but scientists have found that wax worms are able to break them down.

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Strong winds sweep Southern California

The National Weather Service issued advisories Tuesday for the mountains of Los Angeles and Ventura counties and other areas that can see gusts up to 55 mph.

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