Coastal Care

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Category: Pollution

Report: European bathing water quality remains high

Report: European bathing water quality remains high

The quality of bathing waters in Europe remains high according to a study by the EU environment agency that found that minimum water quality standards were met at 95 percent of the sites monitored across the continent last year.

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We looked for South Africa’s ‘missing’ plastic litter. This is what we found

We looked for South Africa’s ‘missing’ plastic litter. This is what we found

A recent study suggests that 96%-98% of litter from land-based sources washes up within one year of entering the sea. They conclude that most of the missing plastic has been under our noses all the time, on our beaches.

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US ranks 24th in the world on environmental performance

US ranks 24th in the world on environmental performance

The United States isn’t doing a good job of protecting the environment, according to researchers at Yale and Columbia universities. The U.S. ranks 24th in the 2020 Environmental Performance Index, released Thursday. The poor ranking, putting the United States behind most of Europe, reflects the nation’s growing environmental and sustainability problems

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Trump signs order to waive environmental reviews for key projects

Trump signs order to waive environmental reviews for key projects

Trump signed an executive order Thursday instructing agencies to waive long-standing environmental laws to speed up federal approval for new mines, highways, pipelines and other projects given the current economic emergency. Declaring an economic emergency lets the president invoke a section of federal law allowing “action with significant environmental impact” without observing normal requirements imposed by laws

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Putin declares state of emergency after massive fuel leak pollutes river in the Arctic Circle

Putin declares state of emergency after massive fuel leak pollutes river in the Arctic Circle

Russian President Vladimir Putin has declared a state of emergency in the Siberian city of Norilsk after a massive fuel leak spilled into a river. Environmentalists call it one of the worst ever seen in the Arctic.

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‘Plastic-free’ fashion is not as clean or green as it seems

‘Plastic-free’ fashion is not as clean or green as it seems

To promote different fibre use without fully understanding its environmental ramifications suggests a disingenuous engagement with environmental action. It incites “superficial green” purchasing that exploits a culture of plastic anxiety. The message is clear: buy differently, buy “better”, but don’t stop buying. Yet the “better” and “alternative” fashion products are not without complex social and environmental injustices.

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Substantial quantities of tire particles contaminating rivers and ocean

Substantial quantities of tire particles contaminating rivers and ocean

Research reveals vital new information that will improve our scientific understanding of how tiny particles from tires, synthetic fibers from clothing and maritime gear enter the ocean.

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Proposed Pebble Mine in Alaska will endanger brown bears – and much more

Proposed Pebble Mine in Alaska will endanger brown bears – and much more

The world’s most productive salmon fishery and a stronghold for the state’s bears are under threat from an open-pit gold and copper mine.

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A major oil pipeline project strikes deep at the heart of Africa

A major oil pipeline project strikes deep at the heart of Africa

A major pipeline that would carry oil 900 miles across East Africa is moving ahead. International experts warn that the $20 billion project will displace thousands of small farmers and put key wildlife habitat and coastal waters at risk.

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