Posts Tagged Pollution

Great Icacos Lagoon dries up…

On Trinidad’s southern coast there’s a beautiful wetland called Great Icacos, however, with this year’s exceptionally harsh dry season, all of it has dried up. The initiative has been taken by the area’s councillor to clean the wetlands with volunteers… Hopefully we’ll have a much better wet season later this year, with more wildlife visiting […]

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As High-Tide Flooding Worsens, More Pollution Is Washing to the Sea…

As sea levels rise, high-tide flooding is becoming a growing problem in many parts of the globe, including cities on the U.S. East Coast. Now, new research shows that as these waters recede, they carry toxic pollutants and excess nutrients into rivers, bays, and oceans… Read this article at Yale Environment 360: https://e360.yale.edu/features/as-high-tide-flooding-worsens-more-pollution-is-washing-to-the-sea

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From abuse to abortion laws: the world’s 12 hot topics in 2018…

I came across the following article from theguardian.com whilst randomly perusing some world news websites, and since the year is still rather new why not take a look back at some of the top newsmakers for 2018: https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2018/dec/31/from-abuse-to-abortion-laws-the-worlds-12-hot-topics-in-2018

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Diet and food production must radically change to save planet…

Summary: Transformation of the global food system is urgently needed as more than 3 billion people are malnourished (including people who are undernourished and overnourished), and food production is exceeding planetary boundaries — driving climate change, biodiversity loss, pollution due to over-application of nitrogen and phosphorus fertilizers, and unsustainable changes in water and land use… […]

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Balanced Plant-Based Diets Improve Our Health and the Health of the Planet…

(Intro from enn.com) Well-balanced and predominantly plant-based diets can lead to improved nutrient levels, reduce premature deaths from chronic diseases by more than 20%, and lower greenhouse gas emissions, fertilizer application, and cropland and freshwater use, globally and in most regions, a new study reports… Read the full article here: https://www.enn.com/articles/55747-balanced-plant-based-diets-improve-our-health-and-the-health-of-the-planet

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Analyzing roadside dust to identify potential health concerns…

Summary:  Findings from studies of traffic-related abrasion particles point to tires, brake pads, and road materials as significant sources of environmental pollution with potential health implications… Read this report at sciencedaily.com: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/09/180910160635.htm

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Photos: Large Numbers That Define the Universe…

Visit the following LiveScience.com link for some magnificent numeric depictions of planet Earth… https://www.livescience.com/63429-big-numbers-universe-photos.html

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Air pollution reduces global life expectancy by more than one year…

Summary:  Air pollution shortens human lives by more than a year, according to a new study from a team of leading environmental engineers and public health researchers. Better air quality could lead to a significant extension of lifespans around the world… Read about this research here at sciencedaily.com: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/08/180822112406.htm

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As Seas Rise, Americans Use Nature to Fight Worsening Erosion…

A report from climatecentral.org: http://www.climatecentral.org/news/americans-use-nature-to-fight-erosion-sea-level-rise-21884

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Forests Crucial for Limiting Climate Change to 1.5 Degrees…

Trying to tackle climate change by replacing forests with crops for bioenergy power stations that capture carbon dioxide (CO2) could instead increase the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere, scientists say… Read the full article at enn.com: https://www.enn.com/articles/55089-forests-crucial-for-limiting-climate-change-to-1-5-degrees

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The Number of AC Units Installed Worldwide Could Quadruple by 2050…

As global temperatures rise due to climate change, the number of air conditioning units in use globally is expected to quadruple by mid-century, increasing from 3.6 billion today to 14 billion in 2050, according to a new report by scientists at the University of Birmingham in the United Kingdom. As a result, the world will consume five […]

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Air pollution contributes significantly to diabetes globally…

Summary: New research links outdoor air pollution — even at levels deemed safe — to an increased risk of diabetes globally, according to a new study. The findings raise the possibility that reducing pollution may lead to a drop in diabetes cases in heavily polluted countries such as India and less polluted ones such as […]

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Climate predictions should include impacts of CO2 on life…

Climate change predictions are not taking account of the full range of possible effects of rising carbon dioxide levels, researchers say… Read the rest of this article at enn.com: https://www.enn.com/articles/54800-climate-predictions-should-include-impacts-of-co2-on-life

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How trees, fungi, and bacteria team up against pollution…

Intro:  Roots, fungi, and bacteria may team up to help some trees to clean polluted land, according to a new study… Read all about this at futurity.org: https://www.futurity.org/roots-trees-bacteria-clean-up-pollution-1716812/

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Plastic in the Oceans Increasing Risk of Disease in Coral Reefs…

More than 11 billion pieces of plastic are lodged within coral reefs in the Asia-Pacific region… Read the article at enn.com: http://www.enn.com/ecosystems/article/53774

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Pollution killed 9 million people in 2015…

An article from Science News: https://www.sciencenews.org/article/pollution-killed-9-million-people-2015?tgt=nr

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Septic systems are a major source of emerging contaminants in drinking water… 

Article from enn.com based on a study/analysis conducted in the United States: http://www.enn.com/ecosystems/article/51650

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One of the World’s Most Remote Islands Is Also the Most Polluted… 

Environmental report from Livescience.com, apart from being one of the most remote, the South Pacific Isle, Henderson Island is now also considered the world’s most polluted island: http://www.livescience.com/59110-remote-henderson-island-most-polluted.html

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