Post Tagged with: "Pollution"

Care2 Petition Demands Pebble Beach Golf Links Remove Golf Balls Polluting Ocean

Care2 Petition Demands Pebble Beach Golf Links Remove Golf Balls Polluting Ocean

A new Care2 petition is demanding The Pebble Beach Company, the parent company of Pebble Beach Golf Links, remove golf balls polluting surrounding Carmel Bay. The Care2 petition has been signed by more than 11,000 people. VIEW THE CARE2 PETITION HERE: www.care2.com/PebbleBeach The Care2 petition was started after news that a then 16-year-old diver, Alex Weber, spotted the golf ball […]

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Single-Use Plastic: The Ever Growing Footprint on the Environment

Single-Use Plastic: The Ever Growing Footprint on the Environment

It’s cheap to manufacture plastic, but because we make so much of it, for so many uses, it has become a high-profile environmental issue – even the biggest brand names are doing their part to reduce their reliance on single-use plastic. There are more than 5 trillion pieces of plastic in our oceans An estimated 8.5 billion plastic straws are […]

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Meat and Dairy Surpass Oil Companies as Largest Pollutants

Meat and Dairy Surpass Oil Companies as Largest Pollutants

  The world’s five biggest meat and dairy producers emit more combined greenhouse gases than ExxonMobil, Shell, or BP, the top three oil production companies, according to a new report by GRAIN and the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP). Researchers tracked greenhouse gas emissions for 35 of the largest producers of beef, pork, poultry, and dairy. Researchers found […]

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Humans Have Created Over 9 Billion Tons of Plastic with No End in Sight

Humans Have Created Over 9 Billion Tons of Plastic with No End in Sight

A new study reveals that humans have produced trillions of pounds of plastic since the early 1950s. Half the amount of plastic made since 1950 was manufactured in the last 13 years; the growth rate of the industry continues to increase each year, despite the enormous pollution and toxic problems associated with plastic. Another 26.5 trillion pounds are expected to […]

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Substituting Beans for Beef Beneficial for Environment

Substituting Beans for Beef Beneficial for Environment

Swapping beans for beef would help the United States reach targeted greenhouse gas emission reductions, according to a report published in Climatic Change. Researchers compared simulated net emissions of legume production, subtracted those from average beef production rates, and used U.S. reduction goals for 2020 as a reference. Based on the results, legume substitution could account for 46 to 74 […]

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Fashion Shouldn’t Bleed: Leona Lewis Narrates Exposé of Leather Industry

Fashion Shouldn’t Bleed: Leona Lewis Narrates Exposé of Leather Industry

Leona Lewis speaks out against abuse in the leather industry. She narrates undercover video footage showing the behind-the-scenes cruelty of animals, workers, and children—all for the sake of “cheap” leather fashion. More information: Bangladesh’s nightmarish leather industry makes the case for vegan products

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Inside the Garbage of the World

Inside the Garbage of the World

By Dr. Mercola While you may not directly feel the impact of garbage while going about your day to day life, it’s quite literally choking the life out of our ecosystem, and the situation is getting worse with each passing day. Eventually, we will all suffer the very real consequences as the world dies around us. As stated in the […]

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Going for the Gold Sends Mercury Down the River

Going for the Gold Sends Mercury Down the River

By Dr. Mercola Contrary to the popular image of “panning” for gold, during the California Gold Rush of the 1800s, gold miners used high-pressure water cannons to erode hillsides, then ran the sediment through sluice boxes to find the gold. However, this wasn’t the end of the damage caused by this destructive mining. Mercury was also widely used, because it […]

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Watch Chinese Air Pollution Work Its Way Around the World in This Scary NASA Animation

Watch Chinese Air Pollution Work Its Way Around the World in This Scary NASA Animation

In 2014, 90% of Chinese cities failed to meet national air quality standards. Between 350,000 and 500,000 Chinese die prematurely each year because of the country’s disastrous air pollution, according to China’s former health minister. Related article: http://magazine.good.is/articles/asian-air-pollution-spreading-around-the-world

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Plastic Bank: Solving Plastic Pollution and Poverty

Plastic Bank: Solving Plastic Pollution and Poverty

Plastic Bank Co-founder Shaun Frankson explains, “Almost half the planet lives in poverty. We have over 300 million tons of new plastic created every year, and of that, about 7 million tons ends up in the ocean. How does that happen? What is the root cause? We found that a lot of places in the world, people are dumping plastic […]

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