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Researchers make major, concerning microplastics discovery

Researchers make major, concerning microplastics discovery

Researchers discovered that microplastics in our freshwaters are being broken down into even smaller nanoplastics. Their findings have significant consequences for the understanding of microplastics in our environment and could have implications for the food chain.

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Reef sharks are in major decline worldwide

Reef sharks are in major decline worldwide

In the biggest study of its kind, scientists found an absence of sharks that live near coral reefs in 58 countries. But there is hope.

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Plastic trash flowing into the seas will nearly triple by 2040 without drastic action

Plastic trash flowing into the seas will nearly triple by 2040 without drastic action

The amount of plastic trash that flows into the oceans every year is expected to nearly triple by 2040 to 29 million metric tons.

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Video: Coastal erosion ‘to threaten more Australian homes’

Video: Coastal erosion ‘to threaten more Australian homes’

Recent storms on Australia’s coast have caused major erosion beneath beachfront homes in New South Wales.

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Alarm over discovery of hundreds of Chinese fishing vessels near Galápagos Islands

Alarm over discovery of hundreds of Chinese fishing vessels near Galápagos Islands

Ecuador has sounded the alarm after its navy discovered a huge fishing fleet of mostly Chinese-flagged vessels some 200 miles from the Galápagos Islands, the archipelago which inspired Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution.

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Trump administration signals controversial mine can move ahead, reversing Obama-era position

Trump administration signals controversial mine can move ahead, reversing Obama-era position

A controversial gold and copper mine proposed in Alaska was given a major push forward Friday as the Trump administration issued a final report concluding the Pebble Mine project would not cause long-term harm to one of the world’s largest remaining salmon runs.

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A world drowning in plastic pollution: Breaking the Plastic Wave

A world drowning in plastic pollution: Breaking the Plastic Wave

More than 1.3 billion tonnes of plastic will be dumped on land and in the oceans over the period from 2016 to 2040 unless the world acts, say a team of 17 global experts who have developed a computer model to track the stocks and flows of plastic around the world.

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Plastics found in sea-bed sharks

Plastics found in sea-bed sharks

Microplastics have been found in the guts of sharks that live near the seabed off the UK coast.

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Indonesian activists use a new tool to stop trash from flowing into the sea

Indonesian activists use a new tool to stop trash from flowing into the sea

An Indonesian environmental group in Bali, Make A Change World, started using ‘floating walls’ to clean local rivers. These barriers are made with wire and pipes that stop rubbish flowing from waterways into the sea.

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