UN says world choking on plastic as environmental crisis grows

UN says world choking on plastic as environmental crisis growsUp to five trillion grocery bags are used each year and like most plastic garbage barely any is recycled, the UN said Tuesday as it warned the world was choking on trash. In a report for International Environment Day, the UN warned at current levels the earth could be awash with 12 billion tonnes of plastic trash by the middle of the century. “Our oceans have been used as a dumping ground, choking marine life and transforming some marine areas into a plastic soup,” said Erik Solheim, head of UN Environment, in the report released in New Delhi.


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With Schneiderman Out, Environmental Fight Loses a Prominent Voice

  1. With Schneiderman Out, Environmental Fight Loses a Prominent Voice  New York Times
  2. Everyone Wants to Be the Next Attorney General of New York  New York Magazine
  3. Eric Schneiderman – Bio, News, Photos – Washington Times  Washington Times
  4. Four Women Accuse New York’s Attorney General of Physical Abuse  The New Yorker
  5. The Energy 202: New York vows to continue climate work without Schneiderman  Washington Post
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Trump Celebrates Earth Day By Praising Rollback Of Environmental Protections

  1. Trump Celebrates Earth Day By Praising Rollback Of Environmental Protections  HuffPost
  2. This Earth Day, it’s time to look for local leadership on climate change  The Hill
  3. 48 Years Of Earth Day Have Changed The Air We Breathe [Infographic]  Forbes
  4. Earth Day message: Weather is a moment, climate is lasting | Opinion  Philly.com
  5. Interest in Earth Day is falling in the 2010s. Does it matter?  Quartz
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Apple Shares 2018 Environmental Report With Details on Daisy Recycling Robot, Progress on Closed-Loop Supply …

  1. Apple Shares 2018 Environmental Report With Details on Daisy Recycling Robot, Progress on Closed-Loop Supply …  Mac Rumors
  2. Apple ushers in most advanced iPhone recycling robot ‘Daisy’ alongside Earth Day donations  AppleInsider
  3. Daisy is Apple’s new iPhone-recycling robot  The Verge
  4. Apple adds Earth Day donations to trade-in and recycling program  Apple Newsroom
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Apple marks Earth Day with Apple GiveBack environmental donations, introduction of 'Daisy' iPhone recycling robot

  1. Apple marks Earth Day with Apple GiveBack environmental donations, introduction of ‘Daisy’ iPhone recycling robot  AppleInsider
  2. Apple unveils ‘Daisy’ iPhone recycling robot for Earth Day  CNET
  3. Apple Debuts New iPhone Disassembly Robot Daisy and GiveBack Environmental Program  Mac Rumors
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Prominent gay rights lawyer self-immolates in environmental protest

  1. Prominent gay rights lawyer self-immolates in environmental protest  NBCNews.com
  2. Prominent gay rights lawyer sets himself on fire in protest suicide  CNN
  3. Prominent Gay Rights Lawyer Dies After Setting Himself On Fire In New York Park  NPR
  4. Prominent Attorney Dies After Setting Himself on Fire in NYC Park Protesting Fossil Fuels: Report  NBC New York
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Brain development disorders in children linked to common environmental toxin exposures

Exposures of pregnant women and children to common thyroid-hormone-disrupting toxins may be linked to the increased incidence of brain development disorders, according to new research. The review describes how numerous, common chemicals can interfere with normal thyroid hormone actions, which are essential for normal brain development in fetuses and young children, and suggests a need for greater public health intervention.
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