OCEAN PLASTIC CLEANUP- Innovative Thinking!

mukeshbalani.com | “You heard it here first…if you haven’t already heard it elsewhere”… The Massive Project to Clean Up the Ocean With a Two-Kilometer Screen Every year, eight million metric tons of plastic enter the ocean, threatening just about every marine species and ecosystem. As the global population grows and countries develop, this is only […]

via singularityhub.com | The Massive Project to Clean Up the Ocean With a Two-Kilometer Screen — mukeshbalani.com

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UN to Fight Against Marine Plastic Pollution!

Center for International Environmental Law News Release UN Initiative Agrees to Spearhead Fight Against Marine Plastic Pollution NAIROBI. Efforts to address global plastic pollution took a significant step forward today as world governments agreed to establish a specialist group tasked with examining options to combat marine plastic pollution. In a resolution adopted at the 3rd […]

via UN To Fight Against Marine Plastic Pollution — Natural History Wanderings

China’s Escalating Global Investments and Wildlife-a must read!

Written by Bill Laurance. Many observers of China’s escalating global program of foreign investment and infrastructure development are crossing their fingers and hoping for the best. In an ideal world, China’s unbridled ambitions will improve economic growth, food security and social development in many poor nations, as well as enriching itself.

via China’s growing footprint threatens to trample the natural world — China Policy Institute: Analysis

Ocean Plastic Pollution!

IDS 29 November 2017 IDS is partnering with the EU, UN, Chatham House and other organisations to host a high level side event on circular economy solutions to tackling ocean plastic pollution, during this year’s United Nations Environment Assembly in Nairobi (4-6 December). The event will showcase specific examples of collaborative action and policies that aim to reduce plastic […]

via Ocean plastic pollution – what role can social science play? — CVD

U.S. PACIFIC REEFS AT RISK?

The New York Times reports Loss of Federal Protections May Imperil Pacific Reefs, Scientists Warn Fisheries officials call the marine national monuments unnecessary, and their boundaries are said to be under review by the Trump administration. The Trump administration is considering rolling back federal protections for 10 national monuments, including two in the central Pacific. The Pacific Remote Islands National […]

via Loss of Federal Protections May Imperil Pacific Reefs — Natural History Wanderings

COAL, AGAIN…STILL!

The Spanish government is challenging a decision by its main electricity provider to shut down two coal-fired power plants. An attitude that contravenes the Paris Agreement on climate change. The Spanish government has engaged in a strange stand-off over Iberdrola’s plan to phase out coal, announced at climate talks in Bonn last week. The […]

via First Poland, Then Germany, Now Spain: Europe Rejects Coal Phase Out — Iowa Climate Science Education