Water Pollution – GBRI
 

Scientists have found traces of more than 100 pesticides and 21 antibiotics in streams across all of Europe, including the UK. A quarter of the chemicals identified are banned, while half of the streams analysed had at least one pesticide above permitted levels. It is a well known fact that pesticide contamination proves to be extremely […]

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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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It is a well known fact that microplastics have found their way into our water bodies and food chain. But a recent study has confirmed that these tiny bits of plastic have also started contaminating our groundwater. The study undertaken at the University of Illinois found that fractured limestone aquifers, which supply 25% of the world’s population […]

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The Ocean Cleanup project was launched in September this year with the aim of clearing up the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. However, the ambitious project has already hit a snag. It has been reported that while the U-shaped device was scooping up plastic, it was then losing it. Inventor Boyan Slat, 24, said that the slow speed […]

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Ships across the globe are supposed to meet a 2020 deadline imposed by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) that requires them to switch to cleaner, more expensive fuel with a lower sulphur content of 0.5%, compared with 3.5% as currently used. However, environmentalists are concerned that thousands of ships might install “emissions cheat” systems that pump pollutants into […]

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