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Drowning in garbage

News, Pollution
Dec
9

The world produces more than 3.5 million tons of garbage a day — and that figure is growing.

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U.N. environment chief warns “we’re facing an ocean Armageddon”

News, Pollution
Dec
5

U.N. Environment Executive Director and Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations, Erik Solheim, said that he is hoping that the Nairobi summit will be a turning point, “We’re facing an ocean Armageddon: Every year, we’re dumping at least 8 million tons of plastics into our oceans.”

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Q&A: “What Price Do We Put on Our Oceans?”

News, Pollution
Dec
3

An interview with the Executive Director of United Nations Environment ERIK SOLHEIM ahead of the Dec. 4-6 3rd UN Environment Assembly in Nairobi, where 193 member states will discuss and make global commitments to environmental protection.

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Lobster found with Pepsi logo ‘tattoo’ fuels fears over ocean litter

News, Pollution
Nov
29

Concerns over debris littering the world’s oceans are back in the spotlight after a Canadian fishing crew found a lobster with the blue and red Pepsi logo imprinted on its claw.

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Desperate Need to Halt ‘World’s Largest Killer’: Pollution

News, Pollution
Nov
20

Now that the lights of the UN climate change summit’s meeting rooms having been turned off in Bonn, after a week of intense negotiations and some partial results, another major environmental event is now schedule in Nairobi, this time to search for ways to halt the world’s major killer: pollution.

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Plastics found in stomachs of deepest sea creatures

News, Pollution
Nov
15

The study, led by academics at Newcastle University, found animals from trenches across the Pacific Ocean were contaminated with fibres that probably originated from plastic bottles, packaging and synthetic clothes.

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This Mumbai lawyer inspired a massive beach cleanup

News, Pollution
Nov
14

Since Oct. 2015, Afroz Shah, a constitutional lawyer and a full time “ocean lover and a beach cleaner,” has been clearing trash for four hours every weekend in what the United Nations has called the world’s biggest beach clean up ever. His efforts have inspired others.

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Dramatic rise in plastic seabed litter around UK

News, Pollution
Nov
4

An average of 358 litter items were found per square kilometre of seabed in 2016, a 158% rise on the previous year, and 222% higher than the average for 1992-94. Almost 78% of the litter is plastic.

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Taste, not appearance, drives corals to eat plastics

News, Pollution
Oct
26

Scientists have long known that marine animals mistakenly eat plastic debris because the tiny bits of floating plastic might look like prey. But a new Duke University study of plastic ingestion by corals suggests there may be an additional reason for the potentially harmful behavior.

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