Environment

Planet Earth is our home, and it’s important that we everything we can to protect it. Follow the latest Environment News to stay up to date on the issues having an impact on our planet and its ecosystems.

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US to ‘Scrap Obama’s Climate Change Pledge’ with Controversial Car Plan

The Environmental Protection Agency is looking to weaken greenhouse gas emissions and fuel economy standards for cars – a proposal that seeks to abandon tighter restriction and herald the return of gas guzzling vehicles.
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Firm in Turkey Recycles Tons of Plastic Bottles into Yarn

A Turkish company is turning 100 percent plastic waste into yarn and fibre and exporting the products to more than 20 countries.
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US Mayors Resolve to Increase Solar Energy Usage

A cross-party group of 180 mayors in America has resolved to put solar power front and center of plans to encourage their local communities to use more clean energy.
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Great Pacific Garbage Patch Now ‘Three Times the Size of France’

New research suggests the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, a collection of plastic in the Pacific Ocean between California and Hawaii, is up to 16 times larger than previously thought. The patch is suggested to be 790,000 tons – or three times the size of France – and growing.
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Starbucks Pledges to Develop Recyclable Cup by 2021

Coffee giant Starbucks announced it is pledging $10m to make that cup that is compostable, fully recyclable and still holds a steaming hot coffee in the next three years.
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UN Study Calls for Nature-Based Solutions to Aid Better Water Management

Five billion people could be left with poor access to water by 2050 if nothing is done to enhance its supply and quality, a report has revealed.
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New York Governor Urged to Enforce Statewide Ban of Plastic Bags

Nearly 200 organizations have countersigned a letter addressed to the Governor of New York and lawmakers to enact a state-wide ban on plastic bags, similar to one in California.
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Microplastics Found in Bottled Water Prompts WHO Health Inquiry

A study that found the presence of microplastics in bottles of water has caused the World Health Organization to carry out an urgent assessment of the potential risks of plastic to human health.
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Dubai’s Innovative ‘Wastenizer’ Could Make the City Waste-Free by 2020

Using artificial intelligence and high-tech innovations, Dubai is aiming to become waste-free within the next 2 years.
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5-Year Sea Voyage Powered by Clean Energy Warns Children of Plastic Pollution

A unique five-year journey to teach children in far-flung destinations of the danger of plastic pollution has reached a milestone.

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