Tunisia bans disposable plastic shopping bags

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10 mentions8 hours ago
In an effort to reduce plastic waste, shoppers will no longer be able to get single-use bags at supermarkets. If you happen to be shopping for groceries in Tunisia, you ...

Will Consumers Pay More for Recycled Ocean Plastic?

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2 mentions21 hours ago
In a move that could increase consumer awareness about marine plastic pollution — and thus, consumer willingness to pay more for products made from recycled marine plastic — recycling company ...

Once unthinkable, now common: Seabirds ingesting plastic

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2 mentions6 hours ago
This sculpture shows a scene that was once unthinkable – seabirds ingesting vast quantities of plastic. With nine in every ten seabirds now having plastic in their stomachs it has ...

A Plastic Ocean: 2017 Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital

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None Share A Plastic Ocean: 2017 Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital A PLASTIC OCEAN begins when journalist Craig Leeson, searching for the elusive blue whale, discovers plastic waste ...

5 Realities About Plastic Pollution That Won’t Go Away Until We Do Something

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7 mentions20 hours ago
When is the last time you touched something made out of plastic? A day ago? An hour ago? Are you touching plastic right now? Cups, lids, straws, containers, wrappers, bottles ...

Brazil is handing over the Amazon rainforest to mining companies and big agriculture

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6 mentions18 hours ago
Brazil’s Amazon rainforest, the massive swath of vegetation that accounts for 10 percent of the world’s known species, is again under siege. Last year alone, over 3,000 square miles were ...

Take Action NOW to Stop Plastic Pollution at the Source

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2 mentions2 days ago
Last month, Indonesia pledged to cut plastic pollution by an astounding 70% by 2025, in response to the UN Environment Programme’s #CleanSeas campaign. This commitment is a huge step forward ...

There is No ‘Away’: How Each of Us Can Help Stop Plastic Pollution

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6 mentions3 days ago
Related: Waste Not Leadership Natural Resources Last month, Indonesia pledged to cut plastic pollution by an astounding 70 percent by 2025, in response to the UN Environment Programme’s #CleanSeas campaign.

'Plastic Plankton' Art Exhibit Shows Extent of the World's Ocean Pollution

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3 mentions24 hours ago
A series of eerie, stunning images reveals the extent of plastic polluting the world’s oceans — by transforming the trash bits into images that look like teensy, ethereal sea creatures.

These Awesome Breakthroughs in the Fight Against Plastic Pollution Will Give You Hope!

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4 mentions2 days ago
There is no doubt that we have reached crisis point with our plastic obsession. This material is seemingly ubiquitous in everyday society, used to wrap just about any product you ...

Microplastics in our environment: A conversation with Odile Madden, Smithsonian plastics scientist

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By Sarah Puschmann Odile Madden knows a lot about plastic. A materials scientist with the Smithsonian Museum Conservation Institute, she has spent the past eight years studying plastics artifacts in ...

Subway air pollution damages passenger health

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2 mentions1 day ago
Putting the brakes on air pollution in the metro system of one of China’s cities could save lives Air pollution in the metro system of Chinese city Suzhou is responsible ...

West Africa: Ecowas Satellite to Monitor Fisheries Resources

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The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has commissioned an earth observation data receiving satellite in Accra as part of measures to ensure sustainable use of fisheries resources in ...

Kenya Joins Growing Fight Against Plastic Pollution

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14 mentions3 days ago
Kenya just became the latest country to ban plastic bags. According to Environment Cabinet Secretary Judi Wakhungu, "The ministry has banned the use, manufacture and importation of all plastic bags ...

Fish Tracker prepares to set sail in search of fisheries bubble

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Team behind influential Carbon Tracker think tank looks to expand stranded asset analysis into new areas The idea that investors could see their assets become stranded as the world transitions ...

Pollution in Our Waterways is Harming People and Animals

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3 mentions3 days ago
It’s a well-known fact that we have a water pollution problem. Pesticides, fertilizers, and animal waste from the agriculture industry are contaminating our lakes, waterways, and oceans. We’re also dumping ...

Kenya becomes latest African nation to ban plastic bags

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5 mentions2 days ago
NAIROBI, Kenya — Kenya has become the latest African nation to ban the manufacture and import of all plastic bags used for commercial and household packaging. Environment Minister Judi W.

Actors and Activists to Highlight 'Voices 4 Oceans' on Mar. 23

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2 mentions5 days ago
Notable actors and activists will join forces to support The 5 Gyres Institute at the Voices 4 Oceans benefit storytelling event in Santa Monica, California, on Thursday, Mar. 23. Get ...

Millions of single-use plastic soft drink bottles sold every year, report shows

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10 mentions5 days ago
More than two million tonnes of throwaway plastic soft drinks bottles are sold each year, with only a small proportion made from recycled materials, research reveals. A survey by Greenpeace ...

How Much Oxygen Have Our Oceans Lost? Envirotech Online

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2 mentions2 days ago
Making up over 70 percent of the earth, it’s fair to say our oceans are pretty important. Around 97 percent of the Earth’s water is in them, as well as ...

5 things to know about Trump’s USDA nominee and the environment

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5 mentions2 days ago
On Thursday, the last man to be nominated for a spot in President Donald Trump’s cabinet — former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue — will get his confirmation hearing. Perdue has been nominated to be ...

Gorsuch’s Stolen Supreme Court Seat Imperils Environment

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4 mentions21 hours ago
WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Monday, the U.S. Senate’s Committee on the Judiciary will hold confirmation hearings for Supreme Court Justice Nominee Neil Gorsuch. Friends of the Earth Senior Political Strategist ...

Video captures moment plastic enters food chain

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32 mentions20 hours ago
A scientist has filmed the moment plastic microfibre is ingested by plankton, illustrating how the material is affecting life beneath the waves. The footage shows one way that waste plastic ...

Stop treating oceans as 'waste swimming pool': U.N.'s FAO chief

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OSLO The world must stop treating the oceans as a "waste swimming pool" for pollution, a senior U.N. official said on Friday at the debut in Oslo of a $65 ...

Sea changes: The ‘interesting times’ facing European fisheries

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4 mentions4 days ago
By: Erik Lindebo Calm seas or stormy waters? Well, we are only three months into 2017 and, for a number of reasons, it's already looking like a tumultuous year – ...

Newly discovered protist parasites contribute to the stability of rainforest ecosystems

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2 mentions3 days ago
Tropical rainforests are among the most species-rich areas on earth. Thousands of animal and plant species live there. The smaller microbial protists, which are not visible to the naked eye,

What is ‘Rainforest-Free’ Clothing, and Why Should You Care?

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9 mentions4 days ago
On a night before Valentine’s Day, the Victoria’s Secret in Manhattan’s Herald Square was dressed up in pink Cupid’s arrows. Visitors from around the world were shopping for holiday lingerie.

Climate change 'makes deadly China pollution worse'

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3 mentions2 days ago
Paris (AFP) - Global warming has boosted the frequency and severity of deadly air pollution peaks in northern China, scientists said Monday. Toxic particles in the air cause nearly a ...

Combatting epigenetic effects from outdoor air pollution

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6 mentions1 day ago
A new study suggests that taking a B vitamin supplement may protect against certain epigenetic effects associated with air pollution. Larger, longer studies are needed to understand the potential of ...

Doubts Remain About Polar Code’s Ability to Protect the Environment

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On January 1 of this year, the International Maritime Organization’s Polar Code entered into force. The new regulations are intended to improve safety at sea and environmental protection in Arctic ...

Environment-friendly startup is turning old fishing nets into 3D-printer fibers

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6 mentions1 day ago
Why it matters to you The startup is diverting old trash from landfills to become something you can use in your 3D printer. Whether you’re looking to save the planet ...

The Real Lowdown: The Trump and Congressional Republican Assault on Our Environment, Vol. 4

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4 mentions7 days ago
That warning rang true the day after, on March 16, when President Trump released his 2018 budget proposal. The Washington Post front page was covered in red ink showing Trump’s ...

Are Yoga Pants and Cozy Clothes Destroying Our Oceans?

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2 mentions2 days ago
In a world awash in cheap clothes, certain staple items seem to form the backbone of many people’s wardrobes. One of these items is yoga pants. Beloved by women for ...

Defending the Environment with Global Green, Jeff Bridges and Celebs Speak Up

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Favorite Global Green USA, a national leader in advancing sustainable and resilient communities, brought together the Hollywood community at its annual Pre-Oscar Party on Feb. 22, at the new Dream ...

The myth of the pristine Amazon rainforest

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3 mentions2 days ago
Trees that were domesticated by pre-Columbian peoples still dominate the forests of the Amazon Basin. The findings put a dent in the notion that the vast rainforests were untouched by ...

What blockchain can do for the environment

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13 mentions3 days ago
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 1:30amThis article was originally featured on Ensia. The emerging technology is one of 10 trends to watch in this year's "State of Green Business" report.

Warming temperatures could trigger starvation, extinctions in deep oceans

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5 mentions2 days ago
Researchers from 20 of the world's leading oceanographic research centers today warned that the world's largest habitat - the deep ocean floor - may face starvation and sweeping ecological change ...

The Trump Administration and the Environment

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6 mentions2 days ago
Editor's Note: The narration and closed captions in this video are in English. For subtitles in 13 other languages, see this video on the website of the World Health Organization.

India has banned all forms of disposable plastic in its capital

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19 mentions3 days ago
We are using cookies to give you the best experience on our site. By continuing to use our site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Commentary and analysis ...

Trump’s Budget Assault on the Environment Packs a Wallop

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11 mentions4 days ago
Published on by The Progressive Donald Trump’s first budget makes his antipathy to the environment clear—and his love for fossil fuels and nuclear power even clearer. In addition to slashing ...

Drones tracking the spread of plastic pollution

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4 mentions5 days ago
Their project, Plastic Tide, aims to create software that will automatically pick out the pieces of plastic that wash up here on the shingle. "One of the major challenges we ...

NRDC: Trump’s Misguided Budget on Energy, Oceans, Climate and Environment

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Jake Thompson, [email protected], (202) 289-2387 Elizabeth Heyd, [email protected], (202) 289-2424 WASHINGTON– President Trump released his proposed 2018 federal budget today, and experts at the Natural Resources Defense Council ...

How Plastic Bottles Benefit ExxonMobil

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4 mentions3 days ago
America has a dangerous and deadly addiction to plastic. If recent trends in New York State are any indication, it’s not going away anytime soon, thanks in part to multi-million-dollar ...

MEC and Vancouver Aquarium researchers team up to study apparel-linked microplastic pollution

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3 mentions3 days ago
As the issue of plastic pollution of the global water systems is gaining more attention worldwide, a team of local researchers is joining forces with a clothing retailer to help ...

New bill aims to cut protection to 1M hectares of Brazilian rainforest

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5 mentions7 days ago
A proposal under review by the Brazilian government aims to shrink four protected areas in the Amazon and eliminate another area entirely, Greenpeace says. If approved, the bid would put ...

Are your yoga pants polluting the oceans?

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6 mentions6 days ago
Much of the plastic we use ends up in the oceans and landfills as pollution, but there's a much less obvious form of pollution heading to the seas. Those comfy,

Kenya announces breakthrough ban on plastic bags #UNEnvironment

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8 mentions1 week ago
15 March 2017 – The Government of Kenya announced today a ban on the use, manufacture and import of all plastic bags, to take effect in six months. This announcement ...

Huge plastic waste footprint revealed

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9 mentions1 week ago
Soft drinks makers admit more needs to be done to stop people discarding single-use plastic bottles. Their UK trade body says it will work with government to reduce the number ...

Pollution helping 'thug plants' take over

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2 mentions3 days ago
Air pollution is force-feeding plants "nutrient-rich junk food" which is allowing thuggish plants to bully more delicate species out of existence, experts say. Source: AAP 13 Mar 2017 - 12:10 ...

Yoga pants, cozy clothes may be key source of sea pollution

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6 mentions4 days ago
Comfortable clothes are emerging as a source of plastic that's increasingly ending up in the oceans and potentially contaminating seafood, according to Gulf Coast researchers launching a two-year study of ...

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