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Startling Facts About Ocean Pollution You Need to Know Right Now

Startling Facts About Ocean Pollution You Need to Know Right Now

Startling Facts About Ocean Pollution You Need to Know Right Now One of the major environmental issues that we get to hear about today is about ocean pollution, and how it is taking its toll on marine life. This problem is no more a thing of tomorrow. The denial mode might seem comforting, but the…

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Plastic Ain’t so Fantastic

Plastic Ain’t so Fantastic

Plastic Ain’t so Fantastic It is now believed that there are 5.25 trillion pieces of plastic debris in the ocean. Of that mass, 269,000 tons float on the surface, while some four billion plastic microfibers per square kilometer litter the deep sea. (1) Shoppers worldwide are using approximately 500 billion single-use plastic bags per year. This translates…

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Role of landfill pollution in global warming matrix

Role of landfill pollution in global warming matrix

Role of landfill pollution in global warming matrix August 28, 2017  When issues of pollution are discussed, reported and presented, it’s normally the discourse of air pollution that supersedes that of landfills. Without undermining the role of air pollution in the global warming matrix, I’m convinced that landfills are equally demonic in nature, scope and…

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Diner In The Landfill Lets Patrons Pay for Lunch With Plastic Waste – Video

Diner In The Landfill Lets Patrons Pay for Lunch With Plastic Waste – Video

INDONESIA: The Methane Gas Canteen is an eatery like no other – it’s situated right in the middle of the Jatibarang Landfill in Semarang, Central Java, surrounded by mounds of putrefying waste, household rubbish, broken glass and plastic. Every day, while men, women and children dig through mountains of trash collecting plastic and glass bottles…

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‘Plastic soup’: Invisible pollutants from everyday objects contaminating oceans, study says

‘Plastic soup’: Invisible pollutants from everyday objects contaminating oceans, study says

A trip to the seaside can provide beautiful vistas and a relaxing escape, but the seemingly pristine waters of the world’s oceans are hiding invisible pollution from everyday products including clothing and tires, according to a new study. The research, released by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) on Tuesday, examined the effect…

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Turning Ocean Garbage Into Gold | Science | Smithsonian

Turning Ocean Garbage Into Gold | Science | Smithsonian

Ocean Legacy has a task not even Sisyphean would envy: picking up, sorting and recycling the vast amount of plastic that ends up on our shores. This article is from Hakai Magazine, an online publication about science and society in coastal ecosystems. Read more stories like this at hakaimagazine.com.   On a sunny afternoon in…

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In world’s poorest slums, landfills and polluted rivers become a child’s playground | PBS NewsHour

In world’s poorest slums, landfills and polluted rivers become a child’s playground | PBS NewsHour

A girl plays with her brother as they search for usable items at junkyard near the Danyingone station in the suburbs of Yangon, Myanmar, in 2012. Photo by Damir Sagolj/Reuters Worldwide, more than 340,000 children under age 5 died from diarrheal diseases in 2013 due to a lack of safe water, sanitation and basic hygiene.…

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