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Sailing From Bali to Australia You Won't Believe What We Found
We confirmed our expectation that without good waste management and a glut of poorly designed plastic products and packaging, the ocean will get trashed. An endless trail of large pieces of litter were abundant on the sea surface everywhere we looked. Our trawls skimmed the sea surface, catching plastic bottles and bags. If we're going to solve this, three things must happen:
1. Enforce litter laws
2. Government must improve waste management
3. Industry must make smarter products that have a post-consumer value. This is the only thing that will assure their recovery.
Watch this video to learn more.
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In a new report about how the world's coral reefs face "the combined threats of climate change, pollution, and overfishing" — endangering the future of marine biodiversity — a London-based nonprofit calls for greater global efforts to end the climate crisis and ensure the survival of these vital underwater ecosystems.
The world is using up more and more resources and global recycling is falling. That's the grim takeaway from a new report by the Circle Economy think tank, which found that the world used up more than 110 billion tons, or 100.6 billion metric tons, of natural resources, as Agence France-Presse (AFP) reported.
By George Citroner
- Recent research finds that official government figures may be underestimating drug deaths by half.
- Researchers estimate that 142,000 people died due to drug use in 2016.
- Drug use decreases life expectancy after age 15 by 1.4 years for men and by just under 1 year for women, on average.
Government records may be severely underreporting how many Americans die from drug use, according to a new study by researchers from the University of Pennsylvania and Georgetown University.