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With China’s Ban on Waste Imports, Europe Announces New Recycling Initiatives

With China’s Ban on Waste Imports, Europe Announces New Recycling Initiatives

In the wake of China’s ban on the import of foreign garbage, which took effect earlier this month, countries across the globe are scrambling to figure out what to do with the thousands of tons of trash piling up at their ports. Now, Europe has announced it is launching an aggressive new recycling initiative to reduce plastic waste and garbage exports.

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Public Health Closes Some Santa Barbara County Beaches, Ocean Waters After Testing

Public Health Closes Some Santa Barbara County Beaches, Ocean Waters After Testing

Ocean water samples taken on Tuesday were tested for bacteria levels and test results reveal that levels of bacteria do exceed standard levels in ocean water at some beaches.

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MRSA risk at northeast Ohio beaches

MRSA risk at northeast Ohio beaches

A study conducted in 2015 shows a higher-than-expected prevalence of Staphylococcus aureus and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) at beaches around Lake Erie.

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Rapid, large-scale, coordinated action needed to beat pollution – UN chief

Rapid, large-scale, coordinated action needed to beat pollution – UN chief

Noting the severity of the threats posed by pollution to both people and the planet, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres highlighted the need for rapid, large-scale and coordinated action by all actors to make the world pollution-free.

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Q&A: “What Price Do We Put on Our Oceans?”

Q&A: “What Price Do We Put on Our Oceans?”

An interview with the Executive Director of United Nations Environment ERIK SOLHEIM ahead of the Dec. 4-6 3rd UN Environment Assembly in Nairobi, where 193 member states will discuss and make global commitments to environmental protection.

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Lobster found with Pepsi logo ‘tattoo’ fuels fears over ocean litter

Lobster found with Pepsi logo ‘tattoo’ fuels fears over ocean litter

Concerns over debris littering the world’s oceans are back in the spotlight after a Canadian fishing crew found a lobster with the blue and red Pepsi logo imprinted on its claw.

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Desperate Need to Halt ‘World’s Largest Killer’: Pollution

Desperate Need to Halt ‘World’s Largest Killer’: Pollution

Now that the lights of the UN climate change summit’s meeting rooms having been turned off in Bonn, after a week of intense negotiations and some partial results, another major environmental event is now schedule in Nairobi, this time to search for ways to halt the world’s major killer: pollution.

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Radioactivity Lingers from 1946-1958 Nuclear Bomb Tests

Radioactivity Lingers from 1946-1958 Nuclear Bomb Tests

Scientists have found lingering radioactivity in the lagoons of remote Marshall Island atolls in the Pacific Ocean where the United States conducted 66 nuclear weapons tests in the 1940s and 1950s.

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Prozac in ocean water a possible threat to sea life

Prozac in ocean water a possible threat to sea life

Oregon shore crabs exhibit risky behavior when they’re exposed to the antidepressant Prozac, making it easier for predators to catch them, according to a new study from Portland State University (PSU).

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