Category: Earth Issues

15,000 Scientists Issue a “Warning to Humanity” | Big Think

15,000 Scientists Issue a “Warning to Humanity” | Big Think

More than 15,000 scientists from 184 countries have issued a warning: Mankind must take immediate action to reverse the effects of climate change, deforestation and species extinction before it’s too late. The warning, issued by the Alliance of World Scientists and published in the journal Bioscience, comes on the 25th anniversary of a similar warning from the…

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Could 3D printing help tackle poverty and plastic waste?

Could 3D printing help tackle poverty and plastic waste?

There are an estimated 15 million people globally who currently make their living from waste picking and many earn less than a dollar a day. A key problem, says environmental engineer Pai, is that workers only capture a tiny proportion of the value of the waste they collect, separate and transport to scrap dealers.

Disturbing Caribbean Images Show A ‘Sea Of Plastic And Styrofoam

Disturbing Caribbean Images Show A ‘Sea Of Plastic And Styrofoam

Credit: Caroline Power Believe it or not, more than eight million tonnes of plastic go into the oceans every year. As a result, experts estimate there will be more plastic in the oceans than fish by the year 2050. If these statistics don’t give you goosebumps, then the following photos — taken by Roatán-based photographer Caroline…

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Payatas scavengers living on Manila’s waste

Payatas scavengers living on Manila’s waste

The scavengers eke out a living collecting and selling metal and plastic scrap to dealers. In the Payatas district, they earn between 100 pesos and 300 pesos ($2 to $6) a day. It is less than the minimum wage, but better than nothing.

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