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57 tonnes of marine debris removed from Northwestern Hawaiian Islands

14 mins ago From Wildlife Extra News  View Original Article

Hereford, U K - Divers from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) removed 57 tonnes of fishing nets and plastic waste from the waters surrounding Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument in Hawaii, a World Heritage Site and one of the wo ...

Eruption Pollution Warning in North Iceland

18 hours ago From icelandreview.com  View Original Article

Reykjavík, ICELAND - The concentration of sulfur dioxide (SO2) gas from the eruption in Holuhraun exceeded 5,000 mµ/m3 in Sauðárkrókur, Northwest Iceland, this morning. The Civil Protection Department alerted inhabitants of the situation by sms text messages, advising th ...

Another bout of air pollution afflicts China's capital

18 hours ago From english.cntv.cn  View Original Article

Beijing, CHINA - Heavy smog has returned to Beijing. The fourth bout of thick haze to hit the city this month, along with its surrounding areas.

Weather officials say an incoming cold front could clear the air pollution on Sunday, in three days time. A ...

Dissolving pulp: a growing threat to global forests

18 hours ago From news.mongabay.com  View Original Article

London, U K - Dissolving pulp is not just a threat to the forests of Indonesia. It is a growing industry across the globe, and it’s putting several of the world’s endangered forests in jeopardy.

You might not have heard of dissolving pulp, but that ...

French investigate drones spotted over nuclear plants

19 hours ago From www.theguardian.com  View Original Article

London, U K - French authorities have launched an investigation into unidentified drones that have been spotted over nuclear plants operated by state-owned utility EDF, its interior minister said on Thursday.

Seven nuclear plants across the country ...

Regreening program to restore one-sixth of Ethiopia's land

19 hours ago From theguardian.com  View Original Article

London, U K - Fifteen years years ago the villages around Abrha Weatsbha in northern Ethiopia were on the point of being abandoned. The hillsides were barren, the communities, plagued by floods and droughts, needed constant food aid, and the soil was being washed ...

Flytipping up 20% in England after falling for years

19 hours ago From theguardian.com  View Original Article

London, U K - The number of mattresses in hedgerows, old sofas on road corners and other illegally-dumped rubbish rose by a fifth in England last year, marking the first increase in flytipping in years.

Government figures published on Thursday show ...

Photographs of Sellafield nuclear plant prompt fears over radioactive risk

38 hours ago From theguardian.com  View Original Article

London, U K - Previously unseen pictures of two storage ponds containing hundreds of highly radioactive fuel rods at the Sellafield nuclear plant show cracked concrete, seagulls bathing in the water and weeds growing around derelict machinery. But a spokesman for ...

An ultra low emission zone won't clean London's air alone

38 hours ago From theguardian.com  View Original Article

London, U K - Boris Johnson’s plan to improve the capital’s air quality by making central London an ultra low emission zone (ULEZ) has now gone out to consultation. It will require all motor vehicles driven within the zone to spew little if any bad stuff from thei ...

Restrict traffic to help fight pollution

38 hours ago From usa.chinadaily.com.cn  View Original Article

New York, NEW YORK - The Chinese government's response to the smog covering Beijing before the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation meeting on Nov 5-11 gives me a sense of déjà vu, albeit of a positive kind. Remember the 2008 Olympic Games and the media storm created over t ...

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