Pollution

Paleocene–Eocene Thermal Maximum doesn’t compare to the 21st Century - Understanding our effect on the climate

Paleocene–Eocene Thermal Maximum doesn’t compare to the 21st Century - Understanding our effect on the climate

Posted on 20th January 2020

Humanity is on target to recreate the Earth’s most significant climate change event ever. The amount of carbon released over several thousand years in the Paleocene–Eocene era, we, as a species, will manage to surpass in just a few hundred. This is dangerous.

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Tackling Plastic Pollution One Country at a Time

Tackling Plastic Pollution One Country at a Time

Posted on 20th April 2018

Over six billion tonnes of plastic waste has been produced since the 1950s, 9% of which has been recycled and 12% incinerated, while the rest has been thrown into landfill sites or into the environment. Most of this plastic waste comes from drink bottles, sweet wrappers and coffee cups, and if it enters our oceans, it can either end up on the shore of a beach or in a sea creatures digestive system.

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Another Whale Has Washed up on the Shore After Digesting 64 Pounds of Plastic

Another Whale Has Washed up on the Shore After Digesting 64 Pounds of Plastic

Posted on 17th April 2018

In late February 2018, a six-tonne Sperm Whale washed up on the shore of the Murcian Coast in Southern Spain after consuming 64 pounds of plastic. The male Sperm Whale is already an endangered species protected under the Endangered Species Conservation Act in the US, and this is just one example as to why.

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Solar Power Plant Construction is Underway in Chernobyl

Solar Power Plant Construction is Underway in Chernobyl

Posted on 26th February 2018

Construction of a new solar power plant in Chernobyl is underway with the aim to optimise the “Chernobyl Zone” - which is still a very toxic environment, over thirty years since the catastrophic nuclear accident took place.

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The Case of Lulu - Toxics Pollutants Are Killing Sea Life In the UK

The Case of Lulu - Toxics Pollutants Are Killing Sea Life In the UK

Posted on 17th December 2017

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Earlier this year, a 20-year-old Killer Whale washed up on the Scottish island of Tiree after becoming entangled in fishing ropes. This has not been the first report, nor the last of sea life fatalities to take place this year, however, this is one of significance as the Killer Whale was also found to have ingested high levels of toxic pollutants.

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