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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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Outcry as Spanish beach sprayed with bleach

Outcry as Spanish beach sprayed with bleach

Authorities in a Spanish coastal resort near Cadiz, have apologised after spraying a beach with bleach in an attempt to protect children from coronavirus. Environmentalists say this unnecessary move caused “brutal damage” to the local ecosystem.

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Human-driven pollution alters the environment even underground

Human-driven pollution alters the environment even underground

The Monte Conca cave system on the island of Sicily is a vast system of springs and pools, sitting below a nature preserve – presumed to be one of the few places untouched by human-driven pollution. But new research shows that the system is being altered by pollution from above.

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Spain: reservation for the beach needed this summer

Spain: reservation for the beach needed this summer

A Mediterranean town located just north of Valencia, Spain, will only allow 5,000 daily sunbathers on its local beach, around half the usual number, in order to maintain social distancing. These spaces will need to be reserved in advance via a mobile phone app.

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Potentially fatal combinations of humidity and heat are emerging across the globe

Potentially fatal combinations of humidity and heat are emerging across the globe

Analyzing data from weather stations from 1979 to 2017, scientists found that extreme heat/humidity combinations doubled, and not surprisingly, incidents tended to cluster on coastlines along confined seas, gulfs and straits, where evaporating seawater provides abundant moisture to be sucked up by hot air.

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Sea levels could rise more than a metre by 2100, experts say

Sea levels could rise more than a metre by 2100, experts say

Sea-level rise is faster than previously believed and could exceed 1 metre by the end of the century unless global emissions are reduced, according to a survey of more than 100 specialists.

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