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Metal deposits from Chinese coal plants end up in the Pacific Ocean, research shows

Metal deposits from Chinese coal plants end up in the Pacific Ocean, research shows

Emissions from coal-fired power plants in China are fertilizing the North Pacific Ocean with a metal nutrient important for marine life, according to new findings from a USC-led research team..

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The plastic myth and the misunderstood triangle

The plastic myth and the misunderstood triangle

Of all the plastic we’ve ever produced, only 9% has been recycled. So what happened to all that plastic you’ve put in the recycling bin over the years?

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Crisis in the Galapagos: Chinese fishing fleets and COVID-19 threaten a natural wonder

Crisis in the Galapagos: Chinese fishing fleets and COVID-19 threaten a natural wonder

Just south of the Galapagos’ Marchena Island, there’s a dive spot known by locals as the “fish arena.” Earlier this summer, more than 300 Chinese fishing vessels—many designed to hold 1,000 tons of catch—waited at the marine preserve’s border, ready to snatch up sea life.

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Russia: Activists demand answers for marine pollution on Kamchatka peninsula

Russia: Activists demand answers for marine pollution on Kamchatka peninsula

Environmental activists are demanding answers after several sea animals have washed ashore on the Kamchatka peninsula in eastern Russia. Carcasses of seals, octopus, and sea urchins have been covering the remote coasts for several days

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Groundbreaking study finds 13.3 quadrillion plastic fibers in California’s environment

Groundbreaking study finds 13.3 quadrillion plastic fibers in California’s environment

A study in California has laid bare the staggering scale of pollution from plastic microfibers in synthetic clothing – one of the most widespread, yet largely invisible, forms of plastic waste.

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The Great Barrier Reef Has Lost Half Its Corals

The Great Barrier Reef Has Lost Half Its Corals

The Great Barrier Reef, one of the earth’s most precious habitats, lost half of its coral populations in the last quarter-century, a decline that researchers in Australia said would continue unless drastic action is taken to mitigate the effects of climate change.

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After Fighting Plastic in ‘Paradise Lost,’ Sisters Take On Climate Change

After Fighting Plastic in ‘Paradise Lost,’ Sisters Take On Climate Change

It was trash season on Bali, the time of year when monsoon storms wash up tons of plastic debris onto the island’s beaches. It was also the time for two teenage sisters, Melati and Isabel Wijsen, to organize their annual island cleanup.

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World fails to meet a single target to stop destruction of nature – UN report

World fails to meet a single target to stop destruction of nature – UN report

The world has failed to meet a single target to stem the destruction of wildlife and life-sustaining ecosystems in the last decade, according to a devastating new report from the UN on the state of nature.

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Mauritius oil spill: Japan ship operator to pay $9 million for clean-up

Mauritius oil spill: Japan ship operator to pay $9 million for clean-up

The Japanese ship operator of the tanker that leaked over 1,000 tons of oil off the coast of Mauritius in July has pledged $9 million toward clean-up efforts. The oil spill has damaged mangroves and coral reefs.

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