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Plastic

What would happen for the oceans if third world countries could turn plastic into...

The world has been dramatically changed as a result of the introduction of plastic, used for everything from packaging to products, plastic has invaded...

Most Corals Can’t Survive Global Warming

Many corals rely on their symbiotic algae for survival. Under stress (such as higher temperatures) these algae are expelled, resulting in coral bleaching. It...

Faulty Sensor causes Arctic Sea Ice Error

A faulty sensor has caused a slowly growing underestimation of Arctic sea ice extent by the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC). The...

Environmentalists condemn Danish dredging in marine protected areas

Danish government approves dredging in marine reserve, to environmental organisation's dismay: it will take years for bottom dwelling creatures to recover.
Global temperature rise

Data shows no slowdown in global warming – 2014 hottest year on record

Contrary to recent reports that there has been a hiatus in global warming, with improvements in measurements scientists conclude that the rate of warming over the first 15 years of this century has, in fact, been as fast or faster than that seen over the last half of the 20th century. 2014 was the hottest year on record.
Cup of Tea

Which tea bags are free of plastic?

It came as a surprise to most people to learn that tea bags contained plastic. The plastic in question is polypropylene, which seals the...