Image of The oceans now contain 5 trillion pieces of floating plastic
The oceans now contain 5 trillion pieces of floating plastic
A major new study of the world’s oceans has reached a shocking conclusion: Thanks to humans, there are now over 5 trillion pieces of plastic, weighing more than 250,000 tons, floating in water around the world. With a global population of about 7.2 billion, that’s nearly 700 pieces per person. [Read More]
Image of PressTV - Council cuts hit England’s poorest areas the most
PressTV - Council cuts hit England’s poorest areas the most
Newly released figures show that the poorest areas of England have suffered council cuts under the coalition government worth 16 times as much per households as the richest areas. The data presented on Monday by Hilary Benn, the shadow communities secretary, was based on the amount per household that council are losing between the financial years 2010-11 and 2015-16. [Read More]
The Land of Fires - Documentary
This horrific descent to hell has happened because for decades, parts of Campania have been used for illegal dumping, burning and disposal of toxic waste under the management of the local mafia, the Camorra. [Read More]
Image of The Great Pacific Garbage Patch: We Are Literally Filling Up The Pacific Ocean With Plastic
The Great Pacific Garbage Patch: We Are Literally Filling Up The Pacific Ocean With Plastic
We are starting to see that there are very serious consequences for filling up our oceans with massive amounts of plastic that never biodegrades. In fact, this is one of the greatest environmental disasters of all time and yet you rarely hear it talked about. Virtually every molecule of plastic ever created still exists somewhere, and we all use things made out of plastic every single day. [Read More]
Image of Humans Litter Found In Deepest Ocean, Marine Trash Is Everywhere
Humans Litter Found In Deepest Ocean, Marine Trash Is Everywhere
A new paper published on the journal PLOS ONE alerts that even in the deepest ocean depths you can find bottles, plastic bags, fishing nets and other types of human litter. Experts from the Consolidated Research Group on Marine Geosciences of the University of Barcelona (UB), led by Professor Miquel Canals, participated in the seafloor survey. [Read More]
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Tap of Fire: Fracking in Texas risks gas in drinking water - YouTube
A cozy countryside getaway from the city hustle - an idea ruined for some Americans by the negative effects of a fracking boom. In places like Texas the ground drilling technology has become a proven way to boost corporate profits. But as Gayane Chichyakyan finds out, its the landowners who pay the price. [Read More]
Jessica Ernst Exposes Drilling and Fracking Crimes in Alberta - YouTube
This You Tube is a compilation of segments from a 90 minute talk. The full version will be available soon. Jessica Ernst worked for over three decades as an environmental biologist doing research and independent consulting for the Alberta petroleum industry. One of her main clients was the EnCana Company, which began large-scale fracking in the region of her home community of Rosebud Alberta in... [Read More]
Image of David Laws: Councils should charge for services like bin collections - Telegraph
David Laws: Councils should charge for services like bin collections - Telegraph
Councils must start 'taking responsibility for themselves' and charge residents for services such as bin collections, David Laws suggests. Councils should be encouraged to charge for services such as bin collections even if it is "painful" for residents, a Liberal Democrat minister has suggested. David Laws, the education minister, said that councils should become less dependent on central g... [Read More]
Image of PressTV - Britons stage anti-fracking protest in Manchester
PressTV - Britons stage anti-fracking protest in Manchester
Hundreds of Britons have demonstrated in the city of Manchester to protest against the controversial practice of fracking to extract oil and gas. [Read More]
LA family finds their tap water is flammable - YouTube
A Dixie, Louisiana family made a startling discovery recently when they lit a flame next to the water coming out of their household faucet and it burst into flames. They don't live far from a natural gas drilling site, but experts say that may have nothing to do with it. The Parker family has two houses on property that shares a private well. They explained they've been having issues with their... [Read More]
House Passes Bill to Eliminate Fracking Regulations
In addition to eliminating federal fracking regulations, the House on Wednesday gave the oil and gas industries another gift. [Read More]
Shale gas’s next frontier could be Poland
Shale gas, the energy source which has shaken up world oil markets, could soon be flowing in Poland after changes in government policy. Shale gas drilling has a chequered history in Poland. International oil giant Exxon Mobil tried to extract the controversial energy source in the country and gave up in 2012. Instead, Poland's first shale gas extraction will start within months, or even week... [Read More]
Thousands protest in Italy over toxic waste dumps
Thousands of people have protested in Italy’s southern city of Naples over toxic waste dump by the mafia. Demonstrators, including families of children who have died of cancer as a result of the contamination, marched in Naples on Saturday to protest decades of illegal dumping of toxic waste by the local Camorra crime syndicate. [Read More]
The Truth Behind The Dash For Gas - YouTube
Documentary lifting the lid on fracking spin, investigating environmental and health issues associated with fracking in Australia, the US, and Lancashire and... [Read More]
Madrid workers continue indefinite strike
Rubbish is piling up on the streets of the Spanish capital Madrid as the city’s street sweepers, as well as public park and garden workers continue their indefinite strike over proposed layoffs and wage cuts. Plastic bags, bottles, boxes, food remains and autumn leaves littered the streets of Madrid, a city of 3.2 million people, on the seventh day of the strike on Monday. [Read More]
Island of debris the size of TEXAS from 2011 Japanese tsunami is headed straight for the U.S.
A floating island of debris the size of Texas has been crossing the vast Pacific Ocean to the western shores of the Americas since a devastating tsunami inundated Japan in 2011, says a new study. Five million tons of wreckage - the remains of homes, boats, and other remnants of shattered lives in eastern Japan - were swallowed by the ocean that day in March, and more than one million tons of fl... [Read More]
Toxic Debris Delivers Triple Whammy
While plastic refuse on land is a familiar eyesore as litter and a burden on landfills, in the marine environment it can be lethal to sea creatures by way of ingestion or entanglement. Now, a new study highlights how ocean plastic debris is also a threat to humans because plastics are vehicles for introducing toxic chemicals of three sources into the ocean food web. [Read More]
China recycling cleanup jolts global industry
China for years has welcomed the world's trash, creating a roaring business in recycling and livelihoods for tens of thousands. Now authorities are clamping down on an industry that has helped the rich West dispose of its waste but also added to the degradation of China's environment. [Read More]