Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Tag: oceans

Plastic pollution kills cetaceans: Pounds of plastic found in whales’ stomachs

"Hundreds of thousands of whales, dolphins, seals and turtles are killed by ocean plastic pollution every year, including single-use plastics and abandoned plastic gear from the fishing industry."

#DrillingisKilling: Surfrider Foundation releases video to inform public of Trump administration’s...

The Trump administration's new plan to expand offshore oil drilling will impact thousands of miles of coastline and the coastal life as many have...

Microplastics accumulate in bodies of shellfish within hours, new study reveals

“Understanding whether plastic particles are absorbed across biological membranes and accumulate within internal organs is critical for assessing the risk these particles pose to both organism and human health."

Oceans have absorbed 60% more heat than scientists thought

It means that policy makers now have even less leeway when it comes to reducing greenhouse gas emissions if they want to keep warming to 1.5 or even 2 degrees above pre-industrial levels.

Half the world’s killer whale populations at risk from toxic chemicals

Ten out of the world's 19 killer whale populations were rapidly dwindling, the study found.

A wave of plastic washes up on shores of Dominican Republic...

"Plastic is a design failure and there is no circular economy that can fix this."

Plastic is killing our oceans. Here’s what you need to know

Plastics ushered in an era of incredible convenience and are largely responsible for our modern era of mass consumerism.

Affirming belief that waters are for drilling and pillaging, Trump erases...

New executive order revokes Obama-era policy put in place following Deepwater Horizon.

Major companies announce their commitment to eliminate single-use plastic

Major brands such as SeaWorld Parks, American Express, Royal Caribbean, IKEA, A&W Canada and Burger King U.K. have all announced their effort to eliminate items like plastic drinking straws, stirrers, lids and bags.

UK pledges £61.4 million to fight ocean plastics

"This week we will look closely at how we can tackle the many threats to the health of the world's oceans, including the scourge of marine plastic pollution."

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How Summer Lee’s landslide victory defies billionaire influence in politics

In a resounding rejection of billionaire-funded opposition, U.S. Rep. Summer Lee secures a primary win, highlighting a growing resistance against corporate and dark money in American politics.

Global military spending hits record $2.4 trillion amidst rising conflicts

As conflicts in Ukraine and Gaza intensify, world powers led by the US ramp up military expenditures, sparking debate over global security priorities and economic consequences.

10 times as much of this toxic pesticide could end up on your tomatoes...

Did the chemical industry helped fashion EPA’s testing strategy?

Climate change costs to hit $38 trillion annually by 2050

New study reveals stark economic disparities as global warming intensifies, disproportionately affecting the world's poorest nations.

Electric vehicles sales remain strong globally new report from IEA confirms

The IEA said that electric vehicle sales will reach 17 million in 2024, which is up from 14 million in 2023, according to its new Global EV Outlook 2024.