Pollution – GBRI
 

A dehydrated and extremely emaciated juvenile whale spotted in waters off the coast of the Philippines on Saturday morning died of starvation after consuming more than 88 pounds of plastic trash. The poor creature was vomiting blood shortly before it died. Darrell Blatchley, a marine mammal expert and the curator at the D’Bone Collector Museum in […]

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Just a little over a year after China closed its doors to plastic waste from western nations, India has also decided to put a ban on such imports in order to tackle the growing problem of plastic pollution. The country has also pledged to phase out all single-use plastics by 2020. India generates 26,000 tons […]

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A first-of-its-kind research points out the environmental injustice faced by minorities when it comes to air pollution. According to the study, Blacks and Hispanics in the US breathe in air that has majorly been polluted by non-Hispanic whites. “Pollution is disproportionately caused by whites, but disproportionately inhaled by black and Hispanic minorities,” the study said. Poor […]

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In an event that could prove to be damaging for President Vladimir Putin’s popularity, the Russian city of Pervouralsk witnessed green-colored snow, most likely due to high level of pollution and poor waste management from a nearby plant. The most recent sighting earlier this month sparked discussions between locals, many of whom believe it is caused […]

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Without taking into consideration the health risks it would pose to humans and the environment, US Environment Protection Agency (EPA) granted ’emergency’ approval to spray sulfoxaflor—an insecticide the agency considers “very highly toxic” to bees—on an area of over 16 million acres in 2018. Of the 18 states where the approvals were granted for sorghum and […]

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We all are well aware of the fact that growing plastic waste is one of the worst crisis our planet is facing today. It is estimated that every year, more than 8 million tons of plastic waste ends up in our oceans. However, a new technology developed by researchers at the Purdue University could help transform the […]

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For a while now, California has been witnessing a thick blanket of smog. And now scientists have found the main reason behind it – air pollution in China. Yes, you read that right! Apparently, pollution doesn’t need a visa to travel from one country to another. A new report has found that pollution is traveling […]

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