The mission of the Santa Aguila Foundation is to raise awareness of and mobilize people against the ongoing decimation of coastlines and oceans around the world.

Category: Pollution

Discarded single-use face masks clutter Hong Kong’s beaches

Discarded single-use face masks clutter Hong Kong’s beaches

Discarded face masks are piling up on Hong Kong’s beaches and nature trails, with environmental groups warning that the waste is posing a huge threat to marine life and wildlife habitats.

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Planet Plastic: How Big Oil and big soda kept a global environmental calamity a secret for decades

Planet Plastic: How Big Oil and big soda kept a global environmental calamity a secret for decades

Every human on Earth is ingesting nearly 2,000 particles of plastic a week. These tiny pieces enter our unwitting bodies from tap water, food, and even the air.

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Coalition Unveils Recommendations for Continued Recovery 10 Years After Gulf Oil Spill

Coalition Unveils Recommendations for Continued Recovery 10 Years After Gulf Oil Spill

As the 10th anniversary of the Gulf oil spill approaches on April 20, Restore the Mississippi River Delta released a report today with nine recommended strategies for advancing critical ecosystem restoration in the delta.

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Ocean oddities: ghost ships

Ocean oddities: ghost ships

As long as a boat stays afloat, it can still keep moving, even if there is no one onboard. For vessels abandoned at sea, currents and winds become captain and crew. With that endless kinetic energy to drive them, and a vast, often empty ocean to roam, the ghost ships may eerily sail on indefinitely.

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New York plastic bag ban comes into force but opponents tote exceptions

New York plastic bag ban comes into force but opponents tote exceptions

California and Hawaii have implemented bans on plastic bags but New York, another bastion of progressive policymaking, has been stymied amid fierce lobbying by the plastics industry and concerns over the impact on low-income residents.

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Tell Your Representative to Support the Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act!

Tell Your Representative to Support the Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act!

Tell your representatives it’s time to support the Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act of 2020, for the health of humans, animals, waterways, oceans, and the environment. A Plastic Pollution Coalition Petition.

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Oil and gas firms ‘have had far worse climate impact than thought’

Oil and gas firms ‘have had far worse climate impact than thought’

The oil and gas industry has had a far worse impact on the climate than previously believed, according to a study indicating that human emissions of fossil methane have been underestimated by up to 40%.

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Excavation to begin on next phase of Summerland oil well cleanup

Excavation to begin on next phase of Summerland oil well cleanup

During the week of February 10, 2019, exploratory excavation work will begin on oil wells leaking onto Summerland Beach, as part of the planning for capping up to three more wells on and off the beach

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U.S. companies use misleading “recyclable” labels on hundreds of plastic products

U.S. companies use misleading “recyclable” labels on hundreds of plastic products

A Greenpeace survey confirms what many news reports have indicated since China restricted plastic waste imports two years ago — that recycling facilities across the country are not able to sort, sell, and reprocess much of the plastic that companies produce.

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