Friday, April 12, 2024

Tag: ocean pollution

Whales and dolphins bear the brunt as seas turn toxic

Marine sentinel alert: new study exposes alarming toxic heavy metal levels in stranded whales and dolphins, highlighting a hidden threat to marine life and human health.

To protect its oceans, Canada bans waste water dumping from cruise...

The new rules are in keeping with Canada’s continued efforts to preserve 30 percent of its oceans by 2030.

Governments of California and Japan announce new collaboration to clean up...

The U.S.-Japan Competitiveness and Resilience Partnership will make “common and concrete efforts to decarbonize operations.”

‘Unprecedented levels’ of plastics entered world’s oceans after 2005, study finds

The new study comes as the UN is developing a treaty to control plastic pollution.

Enough commercial fishing gear lost in ocean each year to stretch...

The amount of gear lost annually includes more than 25 million traps and pots and almost 14 billion longline hooks.

Congressmember Lowenthal to introduce bill to clean up global shipping industry

The bill would "clean up the shipping industry, protect the health of port communities, address environmental injustice, and provide solutions to the climate crisis."

These 4 items are the biggest pollution offenders in the ocean

There is strength in numbers, so educating community members about plastic waste reduction techniques can effectively increase marine conservation.

44% of ocean plastics are linked to takeout food

Researchers are turning their attention to takeout containers and convenience food as the worst offender in plastics polluting the ocean.

Life below water—the UN calls for action on ocean protection

Ahead of World Oceans Day 2021 and the second UN Ocean Conference next year, UN officials stressed the need for ‘clear, transformative and actionable’ solutions to the ocean crisis.

New research shows just how many fish are eating plastic

A new study reveals that certain kinds of fish are more likely to have ingested plastic—including hundreds of species people depend on for food.

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Billionaire fortunes double in wake of Trump’s tax cuts

The report sheds light on the private equity sector, often criticized as "vulture capitalism," revealing that 45 private-equity billionaires alone have amassed a collective wealth of $210.8 billion.

Progressive coalition proposes 10-point agenda to counter fascism in 2024 election

The coalition's 10-point agenda stands as a testament to the progressive movement's resilience and its unwavering commitment to steering the nation away from the precipice of authoritarianism.

Progressive powerhouses demand urgent overhaul of America’s housing policies amidst soaring crisis

The stark reality is that half of America's renters are buckling under the weight of exorbitant monthly payments, a burden that has pushed more citizens into homelessness than ever before.
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Is it inflation? Or is it ‘greedflation?’

Inflation is dropping, but prices aren’t coming down. So how can this be?

Round table on current US foreign policy: Militarism unhinged

How would you assess the most important aspects of current U.S. foreign policy?