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Scientists Want Glitter Banned Because It’s An Environmental Hazard: Here’s What You Need To Know About Microplastics

Because most types of glitter are technically microplastics, they pose great harm to marine life when consumed. So as a result, scientists want to ban them entirely.

Earth/Environment November 30, 2017

How Much Plastic Has Humanity Produced? More Than 8.3 Billion Metric Tons

Humanity has literally produced more than a ton of plastic for every person alive today. On top of that, the majority of those end up in landfills or polluting the environment.

Earth/Environment July 20, 2017

Here Are Some Of The Coolest Protest Signs At The March For Science

Protesters gathered at the March for Science on Earth Day this year and stood up for the importance of science in everyday life. Many of them carried funny protest signs showing witty puns and slogans, turning the event into an absolute delight.

Earth/Environment April 24, 2017

New Study Warns Massive Release Of Soil Carbon Dioxide Will Be Like Adding Another Fully Industrialized Country To The Map

A new comprehensive worldwide study on the effects of soil carbon dioxide warns against global warming. The impact of this pollution cycle will be similar to adding a highly industrialized country to the globe.

Earth/Environment December 3, 2016

Climate Change Milestone: What Humans Should Do With Record-Breaking Greenhouse Gas Levels

The Annual Greenhouse Gas Bulletin published by the World Meteorological Organization suggested a global increase of the carbon emissions that will last for generations. The observations attribute this situation partially to the El Niño phenomenon, which is lasting longer than it is supposed to.

Earth/Environment October 24, 2016

France Bans Plastic Dishes, Cups And Utensils

A law that will be fully implemented in 2020 makes France the first country in the world to ban the use of plastic dishware. Disposable dishes, cups and utensils can still be used as long as they are made from biologically sourced materials and are compostable.

Public Health September 18, 2016

Nearly Half Of World Heritage Sites At Risk, Warrants Action: Report

Nearly half of World Heritage sites are at risk, a new report has found. Experts say it is time to take action and work towards sustainable development to save the environment and the local communities that benefit from the world-renowned sites.

Earth/Environment April 7, 2016

Environmentalist Lawyers Warn UK Government To Tackle Air Pollution Or Face Legal Action

Environmentalist lawyers from ClientEarth asked the UK government to make new plans to mitigate air pollution problems or face legal action in the high court. The group has issued a warning letter to the environment secretary who was given only 10 days to address the issue.

Earth/Environment March 2, 2016

Environmental Group Files Suit To Pressure Government On Species Listing

An environmental group filed a lawsuit against the government for the delayed determination of species under the Endangered Species Act. The lawsuit is aimed at pressuring the authorities from acting on the petitions.

Animals December 19, 2015

China Commits To New Pollution Laws To Limit Carbon Emissions

President Xi Jinping will announce new laws for China that will place a limit on carbon emissions for companies and charge those companies going over those limits for permits.

Earth/Environment September 25, 2015

Earth Day 2015: 7 Facts You Need To Know About The Holiday's History And Origins

You probably know Earth Day has something to do with the earth. But do you know when, why and how this national holiday came to be?

FEATURE April 20, 2015

Protection Zones In Great Barrier Reef Showing Positive Results

Coral trout numbers and conditions have improved, but so much more needs to be done to vastly enhance the outlook for the Great Barrier Reef.

Earth/Environment March 30, 2015

World Can Cut Carbon Emissions and Live Well, Says UK Government Global Calculator

World living standard can be maintained while dangerous climate change is avoided, analysis says. However, changes to the way we live, work and feed ourselves will be needed, experts say.

Earth/Environment January 28, 2015

Pope Francis Sets Off Bomb with Climate Change Encyclical: Conservatives Running for Cover

A lot of people still believe that climate change is nothing more than a green agenda. Pope Francis thinks otherwise. The Pontiff is getting ready to release an official papal document on pressing environmental issues.

Earth/Environment January 20, 2015

Mass Animal Die-Offs On the Rise: Birds, Fish, Marine Invertebrates in Danger

Survey of mass animal die-offs finds they've been increasing for the last 70 years. Such events are often more severe than observed previously, researchers add.

Earth/Environment January 14, 2015

What the elections mean for the energy battle

U.S. position on energy and the environment may undergo change as Republicans take control of the Senate. Struggles seen ahead between Congress and the Obama administration over environmental regulations.

Energy November 5, 2014

Wildlife cut by half since 1970: ‘No room for complacency’ says WWF

New study of global losses in wildlife populations paints a grim picture. Blame laid at the feet of human impacts on nature.

Earth/Environment September 30, 2014

Apple takes action against global warming with green campus

Apple’s CEO Tim Cook told political leaders and business execs its plans to continue to support green practices. His agenda comes the day after one of the largest climate protests occurred in the streets of New York City.

Internet Culture September 23, 2014

The UN uses Twitter to monitor climate change conversation

The UN monitored English, Spanish, and French tweets to analyze trending stories related to climate change. The initiative comes before the UN Climate Summit next week in New York City.

Internet Culture September 21, 2014

Can math and computers help catch ocean polluters? Yes, says UNSW researcher

Where is the trash in the floating garbage patches of the world's oceans coming from? Computer models are revealing some surprising answers, researchers say.

Earth/Environment September 3, 2014

Mountain air has high levels of ozone pollution, too

Ozone, a pollutant at ground level, is traveling up mountains in Colorado, according to a new study.

Earth/Environment August 30, 2014

Mercury levels in oceans double or triple those of the past

Study yields first direct calculations of mercury pollution in the world's oceans. Levels show huge increases since start of the Industrial Revolution.

Earth/Environment August 7, 2014

How did Ohio's drinking water lead to a state of emergency?

Officials struggle with problem of toxic algae blooms in Lake Erie. Toxins in drinking water prompted declaration of state of emergency.

Earth/Environment August 6, 2014

Environmentalists, hobbyists clash over collection of tropical fish in Hawaiian waters

Conservation group fights battle with collectors, hobbyists over harvesting of tropical fish for aquariums. Debate rages over Hawaiian aquarium fisheries.

Earth/Environment June 30, 2014

Good news! Our air is cleaner than ever report satellite images

Images from NASA satellites show improved air quality, especially in major U.S. cities. Improvement seen across 10 years of satellite data.

Earth/Environment June 27, 2014

Pesticides not just killing pests, use is decimating bee population and posing wildlife risk

Survey of all available research suggests pesticides are main cause of decline of pollinating bees. Other species are at risk as well, researchers say.

Animals June 25, 2014

World Oceans Day 2014: Time to do something to protect the marine ecosystem

Global events Sunday, June 8, to honor and celebrate the world's oceans. Protecting the ocean is theme for 2014 event.

Earth/Environment June 9, 2014

China's bulldozing of mountains not such a great idea environmentally, say experts

Researchers warn of environmental impact of China's effort to expand cities by lopping off tops of mountains. Flooding, landslides and decrease in water quality likely results, they say.

Earth/Environment June 6, 2014

Google Doodle remembers Rachel Carson on her 107th birthday: Here's what you should know about the author of 'Silent Spring'

Google Doodle celebrates the life of Rachel Carson, whose "Silent Spring" book was the wake-up call for the modern environmental movement. Google tribute shows her in the natural world she cherished.

Earth/Environment May 27, 2014

Pacific tuna detected with traces of Fukushima radiation leak: Time to panic?

Tuna caught off Oregon and Washington coasts show traces of radiation from 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster. Though measurable, levels are too low to be health concern, researchers say.

Earth/Environment May 2, 2014

Supposedly 'safer' synthetic gases replacing ozone-destroying CFCs could be a climate risk factor

Little-studied class of synthetic gases, considered 'safer' for Earth's ozone layer, could still be a risk in climate change.

Earth/Environment April 12, 2014

Oil spill in Houston Ship Channel threatens wildlife in nearby sanctuary

The current oil spill leads to environmental issues, which threaten the wildlife, and authorities investigate who is to blame.

Earth/Environment March 24, 2014

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