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The Conversation, Wednesday 10 February 2021

Hundreds of fish species, including many that humans eat, are consuming plastic

Trillions of barely visible pieces of plastic are floating in the world’s oceans, from surface waters to the deep seas. These particles, known as microplastics, typically form when larger plastic objects such as shopping bags and food contai...

 

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Mongabay, Tuesday 9 February 2021

For marine life, human noise pollution brings 'death by a thousand cuts'

Jana Winderen finds it hard to get away from human noise. As a sound artist, she’s traveled to some remote parts of the world — from the Barents Sea to the North Pole to a small fishing village in Thailand — to capture underwater...

 

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Gizmodo, Monday 8 February 2021

Climate Change Is Creating a Nightmare for Allergy Sufferers

A new study out Monday is the latest to suggest that climate change is already making people’s lives worse, this time for those allergic to pollen. The findings indicate show pollen season in North America has gotten measurably longer and th...

 

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Mongabay, Wednesday 3 February 2021

New approaches needed to protect biodiversity as Aichi Targets go unmet

As the planet continues its trajectory into what some have dubbed “the sixth mass extinction,” the diversity of life is on Earth is at risk. The Aichi Biodiversity Targets were established by the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD...

 

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CBS News, Thursday 28 January 2021

"It's time to act": Biden rolls out new actions on climate change

President Joe Biden on Wednesday signed a series of executive actions aimed at combating climate change, building on unilateral action the president took his first day in office and heightening the federal government's focus on the issue, which to...

 

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