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France bans two US pesticides, citing risk to bees

French authorities on Wednesday banned two US pesticides which ecologists deem harmful to bees.

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From mountains to oceans: Plastic pollution exceeds Earth's safe limit

Scientists have warned that 14 million tonnes of plastic end up in oceans every year and only less 10 per cent of the world's plastic waste is recycled

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From paradise to landfill: beloved California beach covered in trash

Beachgoers hoping to stretch their legs on southern California’s famous Seal Beach were surprised to find a mountain of trash instead of sand and surf this week.

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G20 to tackle ocean plastic waste as petrochemical producers expand in Asia

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan wants to make reducing the glut of plastic waste in the oceans a priority at the Group of 20 summit it is hosting this month as governments around the world crack down on such pollution.

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Germany: Draft bill to ban plastic bags on the way

The use of plastic bags is on the decline in Germany, but the 64% decrease since 2015 doesn't go far enough for Environment Minister Svenja Schulze. Her department has drafted a bill to ban them completely.

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Giving plastics collected from the ocean a ’second life’

Plastic has become a part of our lives over many years, but it can take hundreds of years for it to break down and is creating an environmental catastrophe, particularly in our oceans.

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Glyphosate pesticide does not cause mortality in bumble bees

Glyphosate is the most commonly used pesticide in the world, and is widely used in agriculture. While glyphosate has been deemed 'bee-safe' by regulators, some emerging evidence studies suggest that it has negative effects on bees. For that reason, discovering whether glyphosate alone, or in com ...

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Golf’s championship takes a swing at single-use plastics

The small Scottish seaside town of St Andrews is replete with a rich history which includes a castle and Scotland’s oldest university, founded in 1413.

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Government moves to rid Nigerian waters of pollution

The Federal Government has launched an action plan to tackle the challenge of marine litter and plastics, to ensure cleaner seas and ocean for healthy living and protection of maritime ecosystem.

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Harmful effects of soil pollution and remedial thinking

The three most important elements of the environment are soil, water and air. But now the soil is being polluted in many ways. When the concentration of soil pollutants becomes so high that it harms the biodiversity of the land and especially the health through food then we call it soil pollutio ...

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Heartbreaking Images That Show the Impact of Plastic on Animals in the Ocean.

These heartbreaking photos reveal the devastating impact of the plastic crisis that is blighting the planet's oceans. The images, which have been taken by photographers around the world, show everything from turtles trapped in fishing nets to dead whales with their bellies full of debris.

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Help us support those on the frontline of the climate emergency

As poorer nations pay the price for wealthy countries’ pollution, fighting climate injustice is a moral obligation.

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Henderson Island: the Pacific paradise groaning under 18 tonnes of plastic waste

Rubbish has been washing up on its isolated beaches in the Pitcairn chain at a rate of several thousand bits of plastic a day

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Hermit crabs 'sexually excited' by toxins from plastic pollution

Plastic waste in the world's oceans is releasing an additive which may be "sexually exciting" hermit crabs, researchers say. The waters off the North Yorkshire coast have been found by scientists at the University of Hull to contain a chemical called oleamide leaking from plastics.

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High levels of toxic chemicals found in Cambridgeshire drinking water

Drinking water containing dangerously high levels of toxic chemicals has been pumped into the homes of more than 1,000 people, the Guardian can reveal.

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High levels of toxic ‘forever chemicals’ found in anti-fogging sprays and wipes

Anti-fogging sprays and cloths often used to prevent condensation on eyeglasses from wearing a mask or on face shields may contain high levels of potentially toxic PFAS “forever chemicals”, according to a new study led by Duke University.

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High pesticide concentrations continue to enter Great Barrier Reef

The combined toxicity of 22 of the most common pesticides found in waterways flowing into the Great Barrier Reef is in many cases not meeting pollution reduction targets.

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Highest levels of microplastics found in molluscs, new study says

Mussels, oysters and scallops have the highest levels of microplastic contamination among seafood, a new study reveals.The research—led by researchers at Hull York Medical School and the University of Hull—looked at more than 50 studies between 2014 and 2020 to investigate the levels of micropla ...

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Horrible hybrids': the plastic products that give recyclers nightmares.

The cheerful, singing voice inside your musical “Happy Birthday” card is enough to strike horror in the heart of your local recycler. The musical cards, which play a recording when opened, look like plain cardboard, making them easy to accidentally throw in the recycling bin. But experts say the ...

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How Does the Nile’s Pollution Affect Its Ecosystem and Us?

Bassita, a click-funding initiative famous for its social media awareness campaigns, introduced the ‘VeryNile’ initiative on Saturday, in a bid to solve Egypt’s Nile pollution by creating a sustainable ecosystem that recycles the plastic and waste collected from the river.

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How Much Garbage Does The Usa Dump In Our Oceans?

In a recent study, the researchers estimated that there would be between 1 and 2 million people living in poverty. There would be 13 million to 2 million people.

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How Plastic Pollution Is Deteriorating Soil Quality For Agriculture

Agricultural soils may receive greater quantities of microplastics than oceans, indicates a recent research by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).

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How a Seaweed-Eating Microbe Could Help Fight Plastic Pollution

Around 8 million metric tons of plastic are estimated to enter the oceans every year. But the oceans could provide a solution to this plastic pollution problem. In a new study published in Bioresource Technology, scientists report that certain salt-loving microorganisms could eat seaweed and pro ...

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How does plastic debris make its way into ocean garbage patches?

Tons of plastic debris get released into the ocean every day, and most of it accumulates within the middle of garbage patches, which tend to float on the oceans' surface in the center of each of their regions. The most infamous one, known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, is in the North Pacif ...

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How plastic travels across geographies – and ends up in humans

Migration is a crucial, seasonal journey undertaken by species, which disproportionately exposes them to many threats, plastic pollution being among them.

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How poisonous mercury gets from coal-fired power plants into the fish you eat

People fishing along the banks of the White River as it winds through Indianapolis sometimes pass by ominous signs warning about eating the fish they catch.

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How pollution and greenhouse gases affect the climate in the Sahel

Over the last decade many countries in the Sahel region—the semi-arid southern edge of the Sahara that stretches from Senegal to Ethiopia—have been embroiled in conflict. Populations in these countries are growing. This means that resources are increasingly scarce, and a highly variable climate ...

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How the US Clean Air Act saved 1.5 billion birds in 50 years

The improved air quality and reduced ozone pollution that followed the 1970 passage of the US Clean Air Act and later amendments have saved the lives of 1.5 billion birds across the continent, according to new research.

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How to fix pollution, noise, and stress in cities using only plants

Turning existing city infrastructure green by installing plants can filter out fine dust and noise, reduce urban heat island effects, and even reduce stress. All it takes is regreening 20 percent of façades and rooftops for every fifth building in a city.

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How to see stars and tackle light pollution in your own backyard

The dark skies of the great outdoors help people to see the wonders of space, either with the naked eye or using telescopes. That's why observatories are usually placed in high altitudes or remote locations, where there's often outstanding natural beauty and little light pollution.

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How ‘forever chemicals’ are using marine life to travel the world by sea

When scientists found women in the remote Faroe Islands had unusually high concentrations of toxic industrial chemicals in their breast milk, it seemed a surprising discovery.

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Huge amounts of abandoned fishing gear litter the world's oceans

Hundreds of thousands of tonnes of lost, abandoned and discarded fishing gear litter the world’s oceans. In some areas, this gear accounts for 30 per cent of the catch, trapping turtles, seabirds and whales as well as commercially fished species.

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Human noise affects animal behaviour, studies show

Working from home during Covid-19 has brought noise pollution close to home, whether it’s your partner making calls within earshot or grinding coffee during your Zoom interview. Now research suggests the animal kingdom is also disturbed by the noise of humans and our gadgets.

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Hunting toxic chemicals in the Arctic

At first, it was a simple question: what exactly did oil pollution do to gray seals off the coast of Norway?

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Illegal sewage discharge in English rivers 10 times higher than official data suggests

Water companies are being allowed to unlawfully discharge raw sewage into rivers at a scale at least 10 times greater than Environment Agency prosecutions indicate, according to analysis to be presented to the government.

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In Kathmandu, a struggle for water amid worsening floods

Stuffed garbage bags float gently down the Bisnumati River in the western part of Kathmandu. The river, sacred to Nepal’s Hindu and Buddhist populations, is one of the main waterways running through the Kathmandu Valley. Brownish water empties from pipes directly into the river: unfiltered sewag ...

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In Pictures: How much plastic are you eating?

Plastic production surged in the last 50 years, and we could be ingesting the equivalent of a credit card of plastic a week.What’s for dinner? Lego sushi, credit card burgers, or a well-done piece of PVC pipe? These examples may sound extreme, but can easily represent over time the cumulative am ...

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In a biodiversity haven, mining drives highest ever recorded levels of mercury

Years of artisanal mining along the Madre de Dios River and its tributaries have left their marks, both seen and unseen. Miners, swarming to the region in a modern-day goldrush, have cleared away pockets of this sliver of the Peruvian Amazon.

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Increase in US wildfires has led to increase in co-occurrence of two kinds of air pollution

A team of researchers affiliated with a host of institutions in the U.S. has found that an increase in wildfires in western parts of the United States has led to increases in two kinds of air pollutants in areas both near to the fires and far away.

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Indonesian forest fires putting 10 million children at risk: UN

Indonesian forest fires are putting nearly 10 million children at risk from air pollution, the United Nations warned Tuesday, as scientists said the blazes were releasing vast amounts of greenhouse gases.

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Indonesians clean up the beach one sandal at a time

Hundreds of people sifted through a vast wasteland of rubbish strewn across a beach in Indonesia on Thursday, underscoring the Southeast Asian archipelago's mammoth marine waste problem

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Into the 'plastisphere': Scientists comb Japan waters to study new eco threat

A boat's crew casts a net into the seemingly clean waters off Japan's Izu peninsula, but not to catch fish—they are scooping up microplastics to learn more about the pollution's impact on marine life.

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Investigation: Lead in some Canadian water worse than Flint

Hundreds of thousands of Canadians have been unwittingly exposed to high levels of lead in their drinking water, with contamination in several cities consistently higher than they ever were in Flint, Michigan, according to an investigation that tested drinking water in hundreds of homes and revi ...

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Island reveals rising tide of plastic waste

A remote island in the southern Atlantic Ocean has helped reveal the scale of the problem of plastic waste facing our seas. Some 75% of bottles washed ashore on Inaccessible Island, in the South Atlantic, were found to be from Asia - with most made in China.

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It's Not Just the Oceans: Our Air Is Filled With Microplastics, Too

Matthew Shribman, a science presenter and environmentalist, is not going to sugarcoat the devastating consequences of plastic pollution for life on Earth.

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It's not just microbeads - these are the beauty ingredients that are still polluting our oceans

Remember January 8th 2018? No? Well, it was a great day, namely because the UK government banned the production of microbeads in rinse-off cosmetics, including shower gels, soaps and face wash.

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It's not just oceans: scientists find plastic is also polluting the air

Plastic waste in our oceans is now a well-known issue but new data shows that plastic is adding to air pollution in Indian cities too.

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It's positively alpine!': Disbelief in big cities as air pollution falls

The screenshots began to circulate on Delhi WhatsApp groups last week, captioned with varying expressions of disbelief. Having checked the air quality index, something of a sadistic morning ritual among residents of India’s capital, most could not believe their eyes.

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It's raining plastic: microscopic fibers fall from the sky in Rocky Mountains

Discovery raises new questions about the amount of plastic waste permeating the air, water, and soil virtually everywhere on Earth

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It's time to ditch plastic bottles and help keep our oceans free from pollution

Plastic bottles are one of the most common items found in the Thames, making up 10 per cent of shoreline litter last year, according to the charity Thames21.

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