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16 06 2020 | 07:38

Changing Laundry Habits Could Eliminate Thousands of Tons of Ocean Pollution.

An estimated 14,000 tons of microfibers sloughed off of soiled laundry is believed to be released into European oceans every year, further contributing to microplastic pollution with a threat of…

16 06 2020 | 07:25

Mining Giant BHP Pauses Plans to Blast 40 Aboriginal Heritage Sites.

Anglo-Australian mining company BHP said it would pause plans to destroy 40 Aboriginal heritage sites as part of its expansion of an iron ore mine in Western Australia (WA).

16 06 2020 | 07:02

Investors Want Companies to Disclose Environmental Risk.

There's a growing push from large investors in publicly traded companies to hold the companies accountable for the environmental impact of their practices. In the latest salvo, global companies worth…

10 06 2020 | 07:34

Satellites spot major oil spill in the Arctic Circle (photos)

Two European satellites have spotted a catastrophic oil spill in the Arctic Circle.

09 06 2020 | 10:25

"More masks than jellyfish': coronavirus waste ends up in ocean.

A glut of discarded single-use masks and gloves is washing up on shorelines and littering the seabed. Conservationists have warned that the coronavirus pandemic could spark a surge in ocean…

08 06 2020 | 07:19

Ships, planes could help EU pay for virus recovery.

The European Commission’s €750 billion recovery fund could be covered financially by new sources of revenue, which include extending the EU’s carbon market to the aviation and shipping sectors, the…

07 06 2020 | 11:14

Visibility study of Nairobi, Kampala and Addis Ababa reveals big air pollution problems.

The global coronavirus pandemic is having a devastating effect on economies worldwide. However, one of the few positive consequences of travel restrictions and industrial downturn has been a…

06 06 2020 | 09:24

State of emergency: 20,000 tonnes of diesel spill into Arctic river – video

Twenty thousand tonnes of diesel fuel spilled into a river inside the Arctic Circle forcing Vladimir Putin to order a state of emergency. The spill occurred when a fuel reservoir at a power plant…

02 06 2020 | 08:57

New Report Details How G20 Nations Spend $77 Billion a Year to Finance Fossil Fuels.

Even after the world's largest economies adopted the landmark Paris agreement to tackle the climate crisis in late 2015, governments continued to pour $77 billion a year in public finance into…

31 05 2020 | 07:15

Birds Are Eating Hundreds of Plastic Bits Daily, New Studies Find.

The gruesome images of whales and deer dying after mistaking plastic for food has helped put into perspective just how severe the plastic waste crisis is. Now, a new study finds that it is not just…

31 05 2020 | 07:12

The Recycling Dilemma: Good Plastic, Bad plastic?

When it comes to recycling and recyclability, very little, it seems is straightforward — even something as seemingly simple as orange juice can present a conundrum. In Germany, many smaller shops…

31 05 2020 | 07:12

Japan Must Not Support Vung Ang 2 Coal Power Plant in Vietnam

127 Organizations from More Than 40 Countries and Regions Sign Petition to Japanese Public and Private Sectors

31 05 2020 | 07:04

Rio Tinto blasts 46,000-year-old Aboriginal site to expand iron ore mine.

Mining company was given permission to blast Juukan Gorge cave, which provided a 4,000-year-old genetic link to present-day traditional owners A sacred site in Western Australia that showed 46,000…

28 05 2020 | 08:34

Alberta Energy Minister Calls Pandemic ‘a Great Time’ to Build Pipelines Due to Protest Restrictions.

Anti-pipeline protests work. That's the implication behind comments made by Alberta Energy Minister Sonya Savage Friday on how coronavirus social distancing requirements could ease the construction…

28 05 2020 | 08:19

Ocean Microplastics Are Drastically Underestimated, New Research Suggests.

New research suggests there may be far more microplastics in the ocean than initially estimated. Microplastics, which breakdown into miniscule pieces of plastic are notoriously tricky to catch.…

25 05 2020 | 10:21

A proposed mine in Alaska will endanger brown bears – and much more.

The world’s most productive salmon fishery and a stronghold for the state’s bears are under threat from an open-pit gold and copper mine. Towering over the average human and weighing as much as a…

25 05 2020 | 07:52

Fossil fuel industry applauds Coalition climate measures that support carbon capture and storage.

Environmentalists say the Morrison government is directing emissions reduction funding to polluting companies. Fossil fuel industry groups and companies have applauded new climate change measures…

21 05 2020 | 11:36

States Sue Trump EPA for Suspending Environmental Regulations During Pandemic.

On Wednesday, nine states sued the Trump administration over the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) decision to temporarily relax various environmental regulations during the coronavirus…

18 05 2020 | 12:50

'Ozone Friendly' Chemicals Are Polluting the Environment.

The Montreal Protocol of 1987 committed nations around the world to stop using the chlorofluorocarbons (CFC) that created a hole in the ozone layer.