The plastic polluters won 2019- and we’re running out of time to stop them

Further steps have been taken to clean up beaches and seas in 2019 but much more needs to be done The beach at Muncar on the island of Java was revolting. The 400-yard wide, mile-long stretch of sand was feet deep in foul-smelling sauce sachets, shopping bags, nappies, bottles and bags, plastic clothes and detergent […]

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Guy Listing 8 Global Problems You Don’t See In Front Pages And It Runs Viral

Did you know that almost all of the media that the average American consumes – including 24-hour news stations, newspapers, publishing houses, Internet utilities, and even video game developers – are in the hands of just six media companies? This concentration of media into the hands of a powerful few has been called a “threat […]

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Deepwater Horizon disaster had much worse impact than believed, study determines

Effects of 2010 BP oil spill were 30% larger than calculated as satellite images were unable to detect full magnitude of pollution in Gulf The environmental impact of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster in the Gulf of Mexico a decade ago was much worse than previously believed, are in accordance with a new study. […]

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How Plastic Straws Slip Through the Cracks of Waste Management

Earlier this year, a three-year-old video of researchers extracting a long, twisted tube from a reptile’s bleeding nostril went viral. To date, it has accumulated more than 30 million views and set off a moral panic. The straw that broke the turtle’s beak also did a number on the camel’s back. Company like Starbucks, Ikea, […]

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The jungle metropolis: how sprawling Manaus is eating into the Amazon

Informal settlements are expanding, with a new occupation try every 11 days, and the threat to the rainforest is severe Antonio Pinto’s makeshift home on the outskirts of Manaus is an open-air shack, one of dozens of similar dwellings of timber and tarpaulin scattered around the hills. Around them is the evidence of the use […]

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How animal trash is helping turn China’s lakes green

Animal husbandry is contaminating Chinas water and has been linked to turning lakes bright green, a phenomenon known as eutrophication The farm, located at the end of a narrow grime route, announces its presence with a piercing stench. At first, the caretaker of the collective facility in Kunming says the farm recycles all the animal […]

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Vietnam incarcerates activist for 14 years for livestreaming pollution march

Hoang Duc Binh had posted footage on Facebook of anglers protesting following a huge chemical spill from a steel plant Environmental activism Vietnam incarcerates activist for 14 years for livestreaming pollution procession Hoang Duc Binh had posted footage on Facebook of anglers protesting following a huge chemical spill from a steel plant Associated Press Tue […]

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Absolute hell: the toxic outpost where Mumbai’s poorest are ‘sent to die’

More than 30,000 slum residents have been forced to the critically polluted area of Mahul as the city clears land around a water pipeline and plans a bike lane to stop residents moving back Away from the hustle and bustle of Mumbai, a sense of intense gloom pervades Mahul. The former fishing village to the […]

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414 million pieces of plastic found on remote island group in Indian Ocean

Debris on Cocos( Keeling) Islands was mostly bottles, cutlery, suitcases and straws, but also included 977,000 shoes, study says On the beaches of the tiny Cocos( Keeling) Islands, population 600, marine scientists saw 977,000 shoes and 373,000 toothbrushes. A comprehensive survey of debris on the islands- among the most remote places on Earth, in the […]

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Mismanaged waste ‘kills up to a million people a year globally’

Report says plastics adding to death tolls in the developing world from easily prevented diseases Mismanaged waste is causing hundreds of thousands of people to die each year in the developing world from easily preventable causes, and plastic waste is adding a new and dangerous dimension to the problem, a report has found. Municipal waste […]

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