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Water chiefs accuse UK government of failing to stop sewage pollution

Water company bosses have blamed the UK government’s inaction for the lack of progress in stopping sewage pollution, according to newly revealed letters. According to Environment Agency data, sewage was dumped into UK seas and rivers more than 770,000 times during 2020 and 2021, equivalent to almost 6 million people. ‘hours. During his short stint …

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The geological stroke of luck that protects marine life in the Galapagos

The geological stroke of luck that protects marine life in the Galapagos

This story originally appears in The same review and is part of the Climate office collaboration. Driven by climate change, almost all parts of the ocean are warming. But off the west coast of the Galapagos Islands there is an area of ​​cold, nutrient-rich water. This thriving patch feeds phytoplankton and breathes life into the …

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Chicopee and Northampton among grant recipients for dam removal projects

State grants announced last week will accelerate a high-risk dam removal project in Chicopee’s Szot Park and allow Northampton to restore a creek and wetlands on a former golf course. Department of Ecological Restoration officials awarded $11.8 million in grants to 24 different communities to remove aging dams, restore wetlands and replace culverts. The projects …

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Global floods and droughts will intensify sooner than expected, studies show

Global floods and droughts will intensify sooner than expected, studies show

Record floods and droughts fueled by El Niño and La Niña phenomena around the world, from Australia to West Africa and from the United States to Argentina, are expected to erupt according to the latest scientific reports. further intensify due to climate change by 2030. A new study published in Nature has concluded that the …

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COP27 climate summit ends with agreement to compensate poor countries

COP27 climate summit ends with agreement to compensate poor countries

Early Sunday morning, the negotiators managed to agree on what is called a fund for losses and damages. It will compensate poor countries that suffer from extreme weather events such as droughts, floods and heat waves that have been made worse by carbon emissions from rich countries. It is a deserved victory for climate justice …

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Vapers are a 'new threat' to the planet, experts warn

Vapers are a ‘new threat’ to the planet, experts warn

Tobacco waste is one of the biggest sources of plastic pollution on the planet. Billions of cigarette butts are tossed, tossed and dumped every year, littering the earth’s soil and seas with toxic chemicals and harmful man-made plastics. However, this is quickly offset by another waste stream: e-cigarettes. Marketed as a less unhealthy alternative to …

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Wildlife conference bolsters protection for sharks and turtles

Wildlife conference bolsters protection for sharks and turtles

PANAMA CITY (AP) — An international wildlife conference has moved to enact some of the most important protections for shark species targeted in the fin trade and dozens of turtles, lizards and frogs whose numbers are being decimated by the pet trade. The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, …

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The world can't recycle its way out of the plastics crisis - The Boston Globe

The world can’t recycle its way out of the plastics crisis – The Boston Globe

There are an estimated 50-75 trillion plastic particles in the world’s oceans and an additional 8-10 million tonnes are added each year, with catastrophic impacts on wildlife and marine ecosystems. The damage caused to these ecosystems by plastic pollution results in economic losses estimated at between $500 and $2.5 trillion per year. But the costs …

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