#Contamination: Ambitious treaty offers a ‘once in a lifetime’ chance to protect the high seas

#Contamination: Ambitious treaty offers a ‘once in a lifetime’ chance to protect the high seas

Water covers around 71 per cent of our planet and the wealth of biodiversity found in our oceans is unparalleled. While many areas are now receiving much-needed attention from policymakers, there’s one distinct marine environment that remains virtually unprotected. The high seas cover two-thirds of the world’s oceans and are beyond …

#Contamination: G-7 Targets Environmental Crimes in Push for Greater Disclosure

#Contamination: G-7 Targets Environmental Crimes in Push for Greater Disclosure

The Group of Seven nations targeted environmental crimes with a move to push companies into disclosing the impact they have on the climate. Finance ministers from the G-7 meeting in London agreed for the first time to embed climate-change considerations into their decision making. They also expanded the work of …

A new way to remove salts and toxic metals from water

Most people on Earth get fresh water from lakes and rivers. But these account for only 0.007% of the world’s water. As the human population has grown, so has demand for fresh water. Now, two out of every three people in the world face severe water scarcity at least one month a year. Other water …

#Contamination: Did you know there’s plastic in most chewing gum?

#Contamination: Did you know there’s plastic in most chewing gum?

To many middle school students, gum is a hot commodity. But, what many people, fully grown or not, fail to consider is, what is gum made of? Although technically not ingested, gum is still edible. Consumers probably know that the sticky, breath-freshening substance is often made with artificial flavors and …

#Contamination: In Historic Ruling, Dutch Court Rules Shell Must Abide by Paris Agreement

#Contamination: In Historic Ruling, Dutch Court Rules Shell Must Abide by Paris Agreement

In a first-of-its-kind ruling, a court of law has held a private company responsible for its contributions to the climate crisis. The court at The Hague in the Netherlands ruled Thursday that fossil-fuel giant Royal Dutch Shell must reduce its emissions by 45 percent by 2030. “This is a turning point in history,” Roger Cox, …

#Contamination: New Project With NASA Will Help Identify Greenhouse Gases From Space

#Contamination: New Project With NASA Will Help Identify Greenhouse Gases From Space

NASA is teaming up with an innovative non-profit to hunt for greenhouse gas super-emitters responsible for the climate crisis. Super-emitters are individual sources such as leaking pipelines, landfills or dairy farms that produce a disproportionate amount of planet-warming emissions, especially methane and carbon dioxide. Carbon Mapper, the non-profit leading the …