Budget earmarks $500m to mitigate Great Barrier Reef climate change Aluminum Cookware: A Major Source of Lead and Other Toxic Metal Contamination in Bangladesh Bin liners to takeaway containers – ideas to solve your plastic conundrums ‘Infinitely’ recyclable plastic created by chemists for first time The hills are alive with the signs of plastic: even Swiss mountains are polluted UK retailers ‘will not suffer financial losses’ from bottle deposit scheme Climate change to drive migration from island homes sooner than thought UK supermarkets launch voluntary pledge to cut plastic packaging Record levels of plastic discovered in Arctic sea ice ‘Mountains and mountains of plastic’: life on Cambodia’s polluted coast
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Coalition considers letting power companies buy offsets to cut emissions

The Turnbull government is hedging its bets on whether to allow energy companies to use external offsets to comply with their new 26% emissions reduction target. A new 12-page discussion paper obtained by Guardian Australia addressing the emissions reduction architecture of the national energy guarantee (Neg) suggests the government is yet to make a decision […]

As public pressure grows, Clipper is latest brand to end use of plastic in teabags

The UK’s longest-established Fairtrade tea brand has become the latest to ditch synthetic sealants in its teabags, amid mounting consumer pressure on manufacturers to help cut down on plastic pollution. Clipper Teas – which champions the unbleached teabag – hopes to introduce a new, fully biodegradable bag free of polypropylene, a sealant used across the […]

Green Brexit unlikely despite government claims, report concludes

Government promises of a green Brexit have been cast into doubt by a new study that warns of declining protections for water, birds and habitats once Britain leaves the European Union. The risk assessment – commissioned by Friends of the Earth – found standards are likely to weaken in every sector of environment policy, from chemicals and food […]

The Brazilian villagers turning plastic pollution into profit

Maria das Gracas started collecting her plastic bottles after she saw the body of her neighbour floating past her house, carried along with the pollution that helped cause the deadly floods. She stores them by the front door of her one-story home, which sits on the litter-strewn banks of the Tejipió river in north-east Brazil. When […]

Gulf Stream current at its weakest in 1,600 years, studies show

The warm Atlantic current linked to severe and abrupt changes in the climate in the past is now at its weakest in at least 1,600 years, new research shows. The findings, based on multiple lines of scientific evidence, throw into question previous predictions that a catastrophic collapse of the Gulf Stream would take centuries to […]

‘Stop Poisoning Yourself’–Urged Students of Shahajpath School

An Awareness Raising Campaign was organized by Environment and Social Development Organization- ESDO for the students of Sahajpath School on 10th April, 2018 at the school premises. The event was started at 11:30 am and continued to 2:30 pm. The aim of this campaign was to encourage the students to avoid products containing mercury and to […]

Drug waste clogs rivers around the world, scientists say

River systems around the world are coursing with over-the-counter and prescription drugs waste which harms the environment, researchers have found. If trends persist, the amount of pharmaceutical effluence leaching into waterways could increase by two-thirds before 2050, scientists told the European Geosciences Union conference in Vienna on Tuesday. “A large part of the freshwater ecosystems […]

‘It’s our lifeblood’: the Murray-Darling and the fight for Indigenous water rights

When the water levels of the Darling river fall, local elders in Wilcannia, New South Wales, say, the crime rate spikes, particularly juvenile crime. It seems like an odd correlation until the elders explain just how important the river is to their everyday lives. “It’s boring here when the river stops running,” says Michael Kennedy, chairman […]

Linc Energy guilty of causing serious environmental harm

A failed Queensland energy company has been found guilty of causing serious environmental harm by polluting the Darling Downs with hazardous contaminants despite warnings from scientists. Linc Energy has been on trial for weeks at Brisbane district court, where the jury was told that toxic gas leaked from its operations between 2007 and 2013. The company was charged with […]

Warming climate could see butterfly loved by Churchill return to UK

He was the consummate politician who could bend nations to his will, but Winston Churchill was powerless when it came to butterflies. The British prime minister hired the country’s leading lepidopterist and spent years attempting to reintroduce two extinct species into his back garden. Despite his best efforts, and the release of hundreds of black-veined whites and […]

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