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Le naufrage d’un pétrolier au large de la Chine provoque l’un des plus grands rejets d’hydrocarbure de l’histoire
L’hydrocarbure transporté, plus léger que du pétrole brut, pourrait se disperser plus largement, mais devrait en partie s’évaporer.
2018  ocean  pollution  oil&gas  china 
7 hours ago by aries1988
Why We're Losing the War On Plastics By Chris Bryant
At current rates there will be more plastic than fish in the ocean by 2050 by weight, much of it in the form of small particles, ingestible by wildlife and very difficult to remove.Plastic packaging is an almost $290 billion-a-year business and sales are forecast to expand by almost 4 percent a year until 2022, according to research firm Smithers Pira. Demand for polyethylene, the most used plastic, is set to rise at a similar rate. Oil companies are counting too on rising plastics consumption to offset the spread of electric vehicles.China leads the world in plastics production.In developed countries, per capita polyethylene use is as much as 40 kg per person, whereas in poorer countries like India the figure is just one tenth of that.
environment  pollution 
3 days ago by thomas.kochi
Some birds are so stressed by noise pollution it looks like they have PTSD - The Washington Post
"In previous studies, he has reported that noise can restructure entire communities — prompting birds to alter the pitch of their songs, shifting demographics toward more noise-tolerant species, even changing the distribution of plants based on what birds remain."
birds  sound  evolution  pollution 
4 days ago by kevan
(5397) China: Importstopp für ausländischen Müll | Weltbilder | NDR - YouTube
https://youtu.be/IP7hTLYk2JI // &! UK Rudert gerade sehr hefitg. Britain ships around two thirds of its used plastics there for recycling - about 500,000 tons - each year. &&!"Der Muell sucht sich immer das billigste Loch." - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NywhX9UDQGU &! http://resource.co/article/how-uk-recycling-industry-has-been-preparing-china-waste-ban-12341 - UK rudert heftig. Keinen Plan. UK exportierte bisher 2/3 ihres Plastikmuells nach China. Experten sage (tl;dr) 'Muessen besser sauberer sortieren um attraktiver zu werden.' Kein Witz. &! https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/jan/14/observer-view-tory-environment-and-obesity-plans
China  pollution  plastic  ecological  environmental  Crisis  environment  UK  recycling  waste  household  Council  public  health  Austerity  awareness 
5 days ago by asterisk2a

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