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Oil spill threatens vast areas of mangroves and coral reefs in Brazil

News, Pollution
Nov
11

Hundreds of kilometres of mangroves and coral reefs, as well as humpback whale breeding grounds, are under threat from an oil spill that has polluted more than 2,400km of Brazil’s north-eastern coast in the last two months.

Microplastics “washing right out into the ocean,” marine biologists say

Inform, Pollution
Nov
11

Signs of climate change are everywhere, but sometimes those signs are very hard to see. Tiny, nearly invisible pieces of plastic called microplastics are making their way through our ecosystem. The results could be devastating.

Needles and other medical supplies just washed up on a California beach

News, Pollution
Nov
11

Sections of Venice Beach in Los Angeles were blocked off Sunday after authorities discovered needles and other medical supplies had washed up on shore.

The Ocean cleanups latest invention collects 110,000 pounds of trash from rivers each day

News, Pollution
Nov
10

Dubbed the Interceptor, this boat is designed to collect plastic trash as it floats down rivers and into the sea. The vessel is the latest project from The Ocean Cleanup, a Dutch nonprofit organization helmed by eco-engineering Boyan Slat.

Drone-mounted lasers reveal ancient settlement off Florida coast

News
Nov
10

Drone-mounted lasers have revealed details of the architecture of an ancient island settlement off Florida’s Gulf coast.

Coca-Cola is world’s biggest plastics polluter – again

News, Pollution
Nov
9

Coca-Cola has been named the world’s largest polluter of plastics for the second year in a row, according to an audit conducted by Break Free From Plastic.

Republicans seek to overturn Key West ban on coral-damaging sunscreens

Backlash to prohibition on reef-harming chemicals frames issue as one of public health focused on skin cancer risk.

Why climate change appears to be increasing the frequency of food-borne illnesses

Climate change appears to be fuelling a rise in people getting sick from food-borne illnesses, says a Canadian food safety expert.

Greenpeace report reveals ghost gear contribution to plastic pollution

News, Pollution
Nov
7

An estimated 640,000 metric tons of abandoned or lost fishing equipment, or ‘ghost gear,’ enters the ocean every year, equivalent in weight to more than 50 thousand double-decker buses. In total, the equipment makes up around 10 percent of the plastic waste in our oceans, entangling and killing marine life.

11,000 scientists sign declaration of global climate emergency

Thousands of scientists from around the world have signed a declaration stating “clearly and unequivocally” that humans could endure “untold suffering” if massive changes aren’t made to the biosphere.

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