Thousands of students in north-west Trinidad are scouring their neighbourhoods and school environs, for plastic that has been dumped in the streets or earmarked for the dustbin at home, in a bid to collect the most plastic. They are participating in the second annual Plasti-thon, a plastic recycling competition for schools, launched by the environmental NGO, […]

via T&T Schools to compete to collect Plastic waste — Repeating Islands

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A report by Xantha Leatham for the Daily Mail. These pictures are unlikely to make it into the glossy tourist brochures that sell the Caribbean as a paradise destination. For they show the much grimmer reality of clear blue seas increasingly choked by a tide of discarded plastic. In one photograph taken near Roatan, an island […]

via A sea of plastic in Caribbean waters — Repeating Islands

Four Pipeline Proposals that Will Traverse Northern B.C. Could have Consequences

A 2009 Pembina Institute report indicates that the Northern British Columbia (Canada) watersheds of the Fraser, Skeena and Kittimat rivers could be threatened, and the Salmon populations in those watersheds could be adversely threatened if the four (or any one of them) proposed pipelines that are planned to traverse the Province proceed.

Look up the Pembina Institute 2009 report, entitled Pipelines and Salmon in Northern British Columbia, for the full picture, and complete list of concerns.

Already, the Southern BC salmon stocks are significantly threatened and production seriously reduced due to; habitat  destruction, alteration and loss; pollution; development and so much more…

TM

Brazil’s Mining industry manages 400 dams unty’s mining district

Notwithstanding the threats to and loss of human life, Brazil’s mining industry maintains hundreds of usually poorly managed and extremely toxic holding dams that pose very serious threats to Brazil’s fragile ecology on a whole lot of levels.

Following the collapse last week of one of these dams, a second one is threatening massive failure at the expense of more human lives and living conditions, along with irreparable environmental consequences…

Regulations in the mining industry in this country are not strict, nor is that likely to change in the near future.

TM