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Race is on to rid UK waters of PCBs after toxic pollutants found in killer whale

Archived, 7 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - The body of Lulu the killer whale was found on jagged rocks on the Isle of Tiree in the Inner Hebrides. A member of the only pod found in British waters, she had died last year after getting entangled in fishing lines.

It was a sad dis ...

Dying Guatemala lake underlines climate change threat

Archived, 7 days ago From phys.org 

Douglas, Isle of Man, U K - The dried-out oyster shells lie on a landscape parched and cracked by the sun.

This is what is left of Lake Atescatempa, once a vast blue-green body of water in southwestern Guatemala.

Now the lake is dying, a conspicuou ...

Traffic pollution has reached all the way up to the Himalayas

Archived, 7 days ago From cleanmalaysia.com 

Roubaix, FRANCE - Traffic pollution is a scourge in most Malaysian cities. That’s hardly a surprise considering that the country has one of the world’s highest rates of per capita car ownership. So you might be forgiven for thinking that you would be better off escapi ...

RedesignedOcean Cleanup arrays to start scooping up Pacific garbage patch within a year

Archived, 10 days ago From inhabitat.com 

El Segundo, CALIFORNIA - The Ocean Cleanup just made a huge announcement from Werkspoorkathedraal, an exhibition in the Netherlands. CEO Boyan Slat revealed exciting new design changes to The Ocean Cleanup Array, which will enable the system to be more durable and collect mo ...

Finland voices concern over US and Russian climate change doubters

Archived, 10 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - Finland, the new chair of the Arctic council, has appealed to climate change scientists to fight the threat of the US and Russia tearing up commitments to combat global warming.

The Nordic country takes up the two-year chairmanship of ...

Palm oil firm pledges to stop deforesting after RSPO freezes its operations in Papua

Archived, 11 days ago From mongabay.com 

Menlo Park, CALIFORNIA - Goodhope Asia Holdings has issued a new sustainability policy, committing the palm oil giant to stop clearing forests and peatlands.

The Singapore-based firm was already a member of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil, the world’s l ...

US Glacier national park is losing its glaciers with just 26 of 150 left

Archived, 11 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - It’s now “inevitable” that the contiguous United States will lose all of its glaciers within a matter of decades, according to scientists who have revealed the precipitous shrinkage of dozens of glaciers in Montana.

Warming temperature ...

Even your sea salt contains microplastics

Archived, 11 days ago From ecowatch.com 

Cleveland, OHIO - Sea salt may be healthy and rich in minerals, but a new study found it is also rich in plastic.

Sea salt, especially pink Himalayan salt, has gained some popularity in the past few years for mega health benefits like increased energy a ...

Officials from Arctic nations meet amid drilling concerns

Archived, 11 days ago From phys.org 

Douglas, Isle of Man, U K - High-level officials from the world's eight Arctic nations will meet in Alaska amid concerns about the future of the sensitive region after President Donald Trump called for more oil drilling and development.

Among those expected to at ...

Trump administration continues war on environmental regulations

Archived, 11 days ago From care2.com 

Redwood City, CALIFORNIA - The Trump administration clearly doesn’t care about clean water. Or about clean air. Or clean energy. However, President Donald Trump has come up with one thing he’d really like to keep clean: his administration’s break from the environmental regulat ...

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