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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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Road Salt Melts Snow, But Wreaks Havoc on Groundwater

Every winter, the United States dumps more than 20 million tons of salt on roads. That is about 13 times more salt that is used by the entire food processing agency.Salt lowers the freezing...

How microplastics make their way up the ocean food chain into fish

Up to 236,000 tonnes of microplastics – tiny pieces of broken-down plastic smaller than your little fingernail – enter our oceans each year. This has researchers around the world worried, as wildlife can be...

Your Face Wash is Polluting the Planet

There really is nothing like putting on an exfoliating face scrub after a hard day’s work.You feel all the day’s stresses and worries just wash away down the sink (along with all that dead...
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The Rise of the Eco-Friendly Pharmacist

Ever flush the rest of your meds down the toilet to get rid of them? Think twice before you do it again; they could end up in the public water supply, where they probably...
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5 Relatively Unknown Pollution Problems

Environmental pollution is an incurable disease. It can only be prevented. –Barry CommonerWe have all heard it before, and we’ll surely hear it again. But pollution is a growing concern for the world, one...

More than 50% of US Waterways in “Poor Shape”

A new nationwide survey released by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has found that more than half of America's waterways are in bad shape.The EPA, which sampled 2,000 locales in 2008 and 2009, found that...

Poverty and the Environment

The 2013 Human Development Report warns that if environmental challenges aren't addressed then poverty could rise up to 3 billion by 2050, according to the Guardian.Specifically, the UN report claims that by not addressing air pollution,...
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Threatened Lake of the Year Award goes to Lake Winnipeg

The Global Nature Fund (GNF), a private non-profit that supports the protection of environment and nature, has recently awarded Lake Winnipeg the title of “Threatened Lake of the Year 2013”. The reason for this...
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Saving Freshwater Wildlife: Frogs, Fish & Chemicals

Whenever we experience an ecological disaster, like when the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded and sent crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico for three months, the media focuses on the effects of pollution...