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Shoes washing up on beaches reveal secret corporate irresponsibility on shipping company pollution

People are finding brand new shoes washing up on the beaches on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean, and it’s shining a light on how irresponsible corporations are when it comes to reporting shipping mishaps that pollute the sea. In March 2018, the Maersk Shanghai encountered a storm while traveling to deliver cargo off the […]

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National Geographic is recycling plastic by turning it into clothing

Single-use plastics are, perhaps, the greatest pollutant in the world that is threatening us today. But National Geographic has teamed up with The North Face to produce clothing made using this recycled plastic. No place on Earth has been spared from single-use plastic pollution. Even the most remote places in our world have been contaminated […]

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Oil company execs visit the Vatican, where Pope Francis tells them to get on board with clean energy transition

Pope Francis implored oil industry executives, who visited the Vatican on Friday, to get on board with the transition to clean energy to fight climate change. Unfortunately, his plea fell on greedy deaf ears. For years, the oil industry has ignored climate change, even ignoring their own internal science that warned about it as early […]

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Consumer demand for meat, soy, and palm oil is causing extinction of the world’s primates

Though we often don’t know it when we purchase consumer goods, the things we buy can have catastrophic consequences thousands of miles away, including leading to the extinction of an entire species of animals. Such is the case with primates, 60 percent of which are now facing extinction, according to a new study, which warns: […]

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Nitrate pollution in drinking water linked to thousands of cancer cases

A new alarming study by the Environmental Working Group has linked at least 12,000 cancer cases to high nitrate pollution levels in drinking water as President Donald Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency weakens crucial regulations. Since 1962, the EPA has regulated nitrate levels in drinking water to no more than 10 mg/L. Former President Obama, however, […]

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Canadian scientist: Ceasing plastic production is the only way to save the planet

Single-use plastics have become so pervasive in our world that the only way to stop them is to cease producing plastic, according to a Canadian scientist who studies microplastics. Dr. Max Liboiron is the director of the Civic Laboratory for Environmental Action Research in St. John’s, Newfoundland. She is dedicated to cleaning up the mess […]

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