Environment

For 30 Plastic Bottles You Can Get A Free Subway Ride In Rome

By Mayukh Saha Starting now, it might be beneficial for you to pick up and store plastic bottles as you go across Rome in a metro. Well, unless you want to start ‘plogging’, then it is a completely different ball game. As the news proclaims, the transport authorities of Rome are trying to see if …

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Plastic Is In Air Food Water, Your Brain

Plastics In Rainwater, Plastics In Snow, Plastics In Our Food, Plastics Everywhere https://cleantechnica.com/2019/08/15/plastics-in-rainwater-plastics-in-snow-plastics-in-our-food-plastics-everywhere/ Since the 1960s, plastic production has increased by approximately 8.7% annually, evolving into a $600 billion global industry. Approximately eight million metric tons of plastics enter the oceans annually. In a few million years the only evidence that humans ever existed will …

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Jamaican Hostel Will Give You a Free Joint In Exchange For Collecting One Bucket of Trash

By Amanda Froelich Believe it or not, it’s possible to get high and save the world. All you have to do is travel to Jamaica and stay at the German hostel Germaican. In exchange for collecting a bucket of trash from the beach, the hostel will reward you with a fat joint. International High Life …

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Nuclear energy and alternatives old and new | Letters

Let’s go for an expansive renewable energy system, backed up with energy efficiency and energy storage, says David Blackburn. Plus Mike Ellwood on the integral fast reactor, and John Barstow on the case for keeping coal as a backup Your article on Hinkley Point C outlines the rising costs, long delays and the mental health …

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Environment News – Just 10% Could Change the World!

Environment News – The Hunger Strike That Went Mostly Unnoticed / What a Difference Just 10% Could Make!     Some bite-sized pieces of news from the environment this week. 14 August, 2019 News snippets A London university is banning the sale of beef in campus food outlets in order to help tackle the climate …

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Back To School – 6 Ways To Keep It Eco-Friendly

Back To School Season Often Means Buying Stuff. It Doesn’t Have To.   I remember going back to school as a bit of a nightmare, with busy shops and grumpy parents. But it doesn’t have to be! Here are 6 tips that will help you get organised and avoid the panic. And of course, they’ll …

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The Pros & Cons of Growing Organic Coffee

The topic of organic coffee can be polarizing. For those in favor of it, the environmental benefits of organic production are obvious. Those on the other side might mention the inefficient and expensive certification process, and the fact that any chemical residues will be burnt off in the roasting process. Organic coffee production can be …

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Dogs Are Dying From Toxic Algae in Lakes and Ponds

By Jordan Davidson, EcoWatch Pet owners around the country are seeing their beloved canines perish after letting them cool off in waters harboring toxic algae. Dogs in North Carolina, Georgia and Texas have all died recently after swimming in waters covered in a harmful algae bloom, which is difficult to detect. “Your typical lay person will …

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Microplastics Found in Arctic Snow Suggest Widespread Air Pollution

White and wonderful? Microplastics prevail in snow from the Alps to the Arctic Wind plays a role in carrying microplastics (shreds of plastic less than five millimeters long) to both the snowy streets of European cities and remote areas of the Arctic Ocean. The high concentrations found in snow samples from disparate regions suggest microplastics …

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UN Climate Change Report- Land Clearing and Farming Contribute a Third of the World

UN Climate Change Report: Land Clearing and Farming Contribute a Third of the World’s Greenhouse Gases

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Author: Mark Howden, Director, Climate Change Institute, Australian National University. We can’t achieve the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement without managing emissions from land use, according to a special report released by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Emissions from land use, largely agriculture, …

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