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Earth Day 2017

Each year, Earth Day—April 22—marks the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970. More than 1 billion people now participate in Earth Day activities each year, making it the largest civic observance in the world.   The idea for a national day to focus on the…
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Drugs flushed into the environment could be cause of wildlife decline

We tend to ignore or are ignorant of the consequences  of more nuanced human activity upon the environment. In this article by Damian Carrington for the The Guardian, scientists are gathering more hard evidence that human pharmaceutical use has contaminated the environment and threatens the well being and survival of…
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The curse of plastic

Pollution is becoming a devastatingly huge problem that will endanger humanity for generations to come. One such pollutant is our use of single-use plastic. Civilization is plainly on an irrational course and the situation currently is close to hopeless. If we don't fix what we're doing to the oceans we'll…
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Air of revolution: how activists and social media scrutinise city pollution

This article in the Guardian shows how activists can use social media to leverage their campaigns to force governments and local authorities to take action to address air pollution in their cities. The WHO estimates that dirty air prematurely kills more than 6 million people a year! In China, and in…
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