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Great Barrier Reef bleaching worse than first thought

AFP

© AFP/File | The 2,300-kilometre (1,400-mile) World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef suffered its most severe bleaching on record last year due to warming sea temperatures during March and April… 736 more words

Plastic Ocean

Fast Facts
  1. The United Nations estimates that each one of us uses nearly 140 kilograms of plastic each year.
  2. More than 8 million tons of plastic are dumped in our oceans every year.
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Environmental

U.S. expected to leave Paris climate deal

Reuters

Sat May 27, 2017 | 9:33pm EDT

U.S. President Donald Trump has told “confidants,” including the head of the Environmental Protection Agency Scott Pruitt, that he plans to leave a landmark international agreement on climate change, Axios news outlet reported on Saturday, citing three sources with direct knowledge. 344 more words

Just Another Oil Spill (part 2)

What Now ?

What are the outcomes of the oil spill at the Point-A-Pierre Refinery?

Were clean up methods effective?

What about the affected animals ? 413 more words

Environmental

Nation's beekeepers lost 33 percent of bees in 2016-17

Public Release: 25-May-2017

Annual losses improved over last year; winter losses lowest in survey history

University of Maryland

IMAGE: This summary chart shows the results of an 11-year annual survey that tracks honey bee colony losses in the United States, spanning 2006-2017. 816 more words

Environmental

Passenger Pigeons

Matted and stygian feathers refuse to spread
in a sable surcoat of doom.
Bearing the emblems of ascendancy too soon;
How could our hubris have led… 94 more words

Poetry

The Environmental Cost of Fast Fashion

By: Georgie M.

When I walk into a clothing store I notice the colors, the textures, the materials, and styles. Until recently, however, I never gave a second thought about where my clothes came from. 316 more words

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