Record levels of plastic discovered in Arctic sea ice

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Samples taken from five locations found concentrations of more than 12,000 microplastic particles per litre of sea ice Scientists have found a record amount of plastic trapped in Arctic sea ice, raising concern about the impact on marine life and human health. Up to 12,000 pieces of microplastic particles were found per litre of sea […]

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The Ten Worst Things Scott Pruitts EPA Has Already Done

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No part of the government has been untouched by the Trump revolution. Multiple Cabinet departments are headed by people opposed to their core missions, the judiciary is being transformed at an unprecedented rate, and thanks to the new tax cut, even the sacred cows of Medicare and Social Security are now in line for legislative […]

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China prepares to say goodbye to petrol and diesel cars for good

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Expect more of these on China's roads.Image: Xinhua News Agency/Getty Images China is looking to fully ban gasoline cars down the road. The surprising announcement was made at an automotive industry forum over the weekend. Xin Guobin, deputy minister of industry and IT, said the ministry has started planning out a timeline for the end […]

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Plastic fibres found in tap water around the world, study reveals

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Exclusive: Tests show billions of people globally are drinking water contaminated by plastic particles, with 83% of samples found to be polluted Microplastic contamination has been found in tap water in countries around the world, leading to calls from scientists for urgent research on the implications for health. Scores of tap water samples from more […]

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Billionaire Bloomberg to fund $5m public health projects in 40 cities worldwide

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Exclusive: Melbourne, Accra and Ulaanbaatar among cities to benefit from funding pledged by former New York mayor to tackle issues from air pollution to obesity Michael Bloomberg, the billionaire bte noire of both the sugar industry and the tobacco industry, famously fought for a ban on the sale of large-sized colas and other sweet drinks […]

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‘We are jobless because of fish poisoning’: Vietnamese fishermen battle for justice

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A year after Vietnams worst environmental disaster, lives remain ruined while the government cracks down on protesters seeking compensation We used to eat the meat of the pig, but now all we have to eat is the skin the Vietnamese saying neatly encapsulates the predicament facing the countrys fishermen, says Nguyen Viet Thieu. Before the […]

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