Environmental Degradation

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The Lie Behind Plastic Pollution Is That We’re Responsible Recycling Programs, Recycling Bins, What Can Be Recycled, Environmental Degradation, Plastic Industry, Big Oil, University Of Virginia, Our Environment, Plastic Pollution

The Lie Behind Plastic Pollution Is That We’re Responsible

In the midst of a mounting plastic crisis, the biggest plastic polluters keep pushing better consumer recycling behaviors as the solution. The plastic waste problem is not going to be solved by doubling down on our efforts to educate the public to recycle better. It can be solved by policies that prevent hard-to-recycle items from ever being created and requiring producers to take responsibility for the waste their products become.

How deforestation helps deadly viruses jump from animals to humans | Salon.com Environmental Issues, Environmental Degradation, Orangutan, Nature Reserve, Change The World, Destruction, Conservation, Habitats, Wildlife

How deforestation helps deadly viruses jump from animals to humans

Risk of viruses jumping from animals to humans increases as deforestation brings people closer to natural habitats

Environmentalists and scientists issued dire warnings this week: Stop environmental destruction and the illegal wildlife trade now — or face another pandemic that could wipe out civilization. Kruger National Park, National Parks, Government Of China, Environmental Degradation, Wipe Out, Environmentalist, Online Travel, Save Life, Survival Prepping

Stop destroying the environment or face deadlier pandemics, scientists warn

Environmentalists and scientists issued dire warnings this week: Stop environmental destruction and the illegal wildlife trade now — or face another pandemic that could wipe out civilization.

Trees Are Disappearing At An Unsustainable Rate, Endangering Animals and Humans | The Animal Rescue Site Blog Animal Species, Endangered Species, Bird Species, Environmental Degradation, Animal Rescue Site, Forest House, Orangutan, Trees To Plant, Habitats

Trees Are Disappearing At An Unsustainable Rate, Endangering Animals and Humans

Without trees, humans and wildlife would cease to exist.

Huge Arctic Fuel Spill May Have Been Triggered by Climate Change - Bloomberg Russian Television, Environmental Degradation, Paris Climate, Climate Change Effects, Rest Of The World, Global Warming, Arctic, Mining Company

Huge Spill Stains Arctic and Climate Change Could Be the Cause

A massive fuel spill in Siberia prompted Russia to declare a state of emergency in the region as the mining company involved said the catastrophe may have been caused by climate change.

Alarm as study shows how microplastics are blown across the world University Of Strathclyde, Bay Of Biscay, Environmental Degradation, Sea Spray, Galapagos Islands, World Heritage Sites, Pyrenees, Study, Sustainable Living

Microplastics discovered blowing ashore in sea breezes

Microplastics discovered blowing ashore in sea breezes | Plastics | The Guardian

New Report Identifies The 'Greatest Risk' to Human Health, And It's Not a Virus

New Report Identifies The 'Greatest Risk' to Human Health, And It's Not a Virus

Air pollution cuts life expectancy for every man, woman, and child on Earth by nearly two years, according to data released Tuesday which experts said showed poor air quality is "the greatest risk to human health".

Air Quality Is Worsening for Half of the World’s People | NRDC Energy Crisis, Gas Pipeline, About Climate Change, Fire Powers, Coastal, Around The Worlds, Plants, Outdoor, China

Air Quality Is Worsening for Half of the World’s People

A new study shows that most of us humans are likely inhaling more air pollution each year.

The Mitchell power plant lies quiet and rusting on the shores of the Monongahela River. Despite political promises, there's no sign of the coal-powered plant coming back. Environmental Degradation, Environmental Justice, Environmental Issues, Breathe In The Air, Hispanic American, Hazardous Waste, Social Behavior, World Problems, Environmentalist

For some environmentalists, 'I can't breathe' is about more than police brutality

Communities of color in the US are feeling the effects of environmental injustice, but advocates say it hasn't always captured the same public outrage as other forms of systemic racism.

Trump Takes Moment of National Crisis to Give Polluters an Unprecedented Pass | NRDC National Environmental Policy Act, Environmental Degradation, Environmental Law, Environmental Protection Agency, Ponca City, Flint Hills, Oil Refinery, Salt Lake City Utah

Trump Takes Moment of National Crisis to Give Polluters an Unprecedented Pass

Amid widespread racist violence and a deadly pandemic, the president has chosen to sidestep bedrock environmental laws that protect the environment and public health.

New data indicates the Mississippi Delta is on borrowed time | Ars Technica Environmental Degradation, Mississippi Delta, Ars Technica, Sea Level Rise, Come And Go, Open Water, Climate Change, Airplane View, Coastal

New data indicates the Mississippi Delta is on borrowed time

The tipping point has come and gone, according to new analysis.

While no-one is arguing PPE is not urgently necessary, will one of the legacies of the pandemic be more plastic in our oceans? Litter In The Ocean, Plastic Manufacturers, Environmental Degradation, Plastic Pollution, Beach Covers, Global Warming, Biodegradable Products, Sea, Bbc News

Will plastic pollution get worse after the COVID-19 pandemic?

While no-one is arguing PPE is not urgently necessary, will one of the legacies of the COVID-19 pandemic be more plastic in our oceans?

The Canadian Logging Industry’s Spin Cycle | NRDC Digital Transitions, Forest Ecosystem, Environmental Degradation, Natural Resources, The Expanse, Climate Change, Habitats, Spinning, City Photo

The Canadian Logging Industry’s Spin Cycle

The Natural Resources Defense Council works to safeguard the earth - its people, its plants and animals, and the natural systems on which all life depends.

Henderson Island Is the Most Remote, Most Polluted Place on Earth Environmental Degradation, South Pacific, Natural Wonders, World Heritage Sites, Wonders Of The World, Remote, Earth, Places, Lugares

Henderson Island Is the Most Remote, Most Polluted Place on Earth

Discover the once-gorgeous South Pacific island where all your plastic trash ends up.

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Tell the Senate: Take action on dangerous “Forever Chemicals” - Waterkeeper

The Senate has the chance to pass an important bill that would require EPA to regulate highly toxic, man-made chemicals more commonly referred to as “PFAS.”

Already Unprecedented Rate of Wildlife Extinctions Is Accelerating  | Smart News      | Smithsonian Magazine Kelp Forest, Mangrove Forest, Reptiles And Amphibians, Mammals, Sumatran Rhino, Rhinoceros, Habitat Destruction, Sea Cow, Giant Tortoise

Already Unprecedented Rate of Wildlife Extinctions Is Accelerating

New research suggests roughly 500 species are likely to go extinct in the next two decades

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