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05

Apr

Want to see an ocean garbage patch in person?A new contest from the 5 Gyres Institute offers to let one winner join a three-week research voyage — described as a ‘hardcore sailing adventure’ — through garbage patches in the North Atlantic Ocean.

Want to see an ocean garbage patch in person?
A new contest from the 5 Gyres Institute offers to let one winner join a three-week research voyage — described as a ‘hardcore sailing adventure’ — through garbage patches in the North Atlantic Ocean.

28

Mar

Panasonic to pay pollution premium to employees working in ChinaElectronics giant will compensate workers relocating to China for the poor quality of air they will be forced to breathe.

Panasonic to pay pollution premium to employees working in China
Electronics giant will compensate workers relocating to China for the poor quality of air they will be forced to breathe.

You’ll be amazed at how many times single-use coffee pod waste could circle the EarthIf you think the waste from one little K-Cup doesn’t make much of a difference, think again.

You’ll be amazed at how many times single-use coffee pod waste could circle the Earth
If you think the waste from one little K-Cup doesn’t make much of a difference, think again.

14

Mar

When is public transport free in Paris? When pollution gets out of handFacing health alerts over smog and pollution, Paris tries to get its citizens out of their cars.

When is public transport free in Paris? When pollution gets out of hand
Facing health alerts over smog and pollution, Paris tries to get its citizens out of their cars.

04

Mar

Want to climb Mount Everest? Bring extra trash bagsStarting in April, anyone who climbs Mount Everest in Nepal will be legally required to collect not just their own garbage, but also at least 17.6 pounds of trash left on the mountain by previous climbers.

Want to climb Mount Everest? Bring extra trash bags
Starting in April, anyone who climbs Mount Everest in Nepal will be legally required to collect not just their own garbage, but also at least 17.6 pounds of trash left on the mountain by previous climbers.

27

Feb

Secret world of ocean garbage patch microbes revealedScientists aren’t sure how the microbes are thriving on the plastic, but think finding out could give new insights into ecosystem of the ocean.

Secret world of ocean garbage patch microbes revealed
Scientists aren’t sure how the microbes are thriving on the plastic, but think finding out could give new insights into ecosystem of the ocean.

21

Feb

9 ways China can work on its smog problemChina’s economic growth is being threatened by horrible air quality. Luckily, there are many ways to reverse the problem.

9 ways China can work on its smog problem
China’s economic growth is being threatened by horrible air quality. Luckily, there are many ways to reverse the problem.

18

Feb

In Appalachia, even miners want to leave coal behindA combination of pollution, mine closures and economic turmoil have caused some to question coal’s regional value.

In Appalachia, even miners want to leave coal behind
A combination of pollution, mine closures and economic turmoil have caused some to question coal’s regional value.

11

Feb

Think of the mermaids!
10 tips for helping the ocean at home

30

Jan

A vacation tainted by China’s toxic airAn employee of the Natural Resources Defense Council recounts her time in a smoggy China.

A vacation tainted by China’s toxic air
An employee of the Natural Resources Defense Council recounts her time in a smoggy China.