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470,000 US dollars worth of illegally mined sand seized in 2019, Algeria

470,000 US dollars worth of illegally mined sand seized in 2019, Algeria

Beyond the direct threat to the littoral, illegal sand mining in Jijel has become a matter of sand mafias, and the numbers of cases handled increased compared to 2018.

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The end of plastic? New plant-based bottles will degrade in a year

The end of plastic? New plant-based bottles will degrade in a year

A biochemicals company in the Netherlands hopes to kickstart investment in a pioneering project that hopes to make plastics from plant sugars rather than fossil fuels.

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Thirty-six Thousand Feet Under the Sea

Thirty-six Thousand Feet Under the Sea

Scientists estimate that in thirty years the oceans will hold a greater mass of plastic than of fish. Almost every biological sample that dredged up from the hadal zone and tested in a lab has been contaminated with microplastics.

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Modern sea-level rise linked to human activities, Rutgers research reaffirms

Modern sea-level rise linked to human activities, Rutgers research reaffirms

New research by Rutgers scientists reaffirms that modern sea-level rise is linked to human activities and not to changes in Earth’s orbit. The paper reconstructed the history of sea levels and glaciation since the age of the dinosaurs ended.

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Editorial: Oppose barrier island development, South Carolina

Editorial: Oppose barrier island development, South Carolina

A $100 million project for a high-end resort on Bay Point Island didn’t meet Beaufort County’s definition of “ecotourism” in December. But now they do.

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Microplastics are everywhere, study finds

Microplastics are everywhere, study finds

In this new study about micro plastic, researchers chose to focus on microplastics in table salt, drinking water and air.

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Is the future more plastic?

Is the future more plastic?

The current pandemic has led to surging amounts of plastic waste, although a recent study suggests that the coronavirus might actually persist longer on plastics than on other materials. Battling plastic waste is much more complex than fighting COVID-19.

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Trump dismantles environmental protections under cover of coronavirus

Trump dismantles environmental protections under cover of coronavirus

The Trump administration is diligently weakening US environment protections even amid a global pandemic, continuing its rollback against the environment, as the November election approaches.

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UN Report: Nature’s Dangerous Decline Unprecedented; Species Extinction Rates Accelerating

UN Report: Nature’s Dangerous Decline Unprecedented; Species Extinction Rates Accelerating

Nature is declining globally at rates unprecedented in human history –We are eroding the very foundations of our economies, livelihoods, food security, health and quality of life worldwide. But the Report also tells us that it is not too late to make a difference, only if we start now at every level from local to global.

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