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SkyTruth's Satellite Surveillance Keeps Close Watch on Polluters
SkyTruth was featured on The Washington Post yesterday, showcasing the organization's success in creating environmental awareness and protection through satellite imagery, remote sensing and digital mapping technology. The article on this technology-driven nonprofit, led by geologist John Amos, will be the cover story for the print edition of this weekend's Sunday magazine.
EcoWatch has long supported the vital work of SkyTruth by promoting their reports on land scarring from fracking, the damage from numerous spills in the Gulf of Mexico, as well as their list of the top 10 environmental impacts of large-footprint industrial activities.
The Washington Post's online newscast program, The Fold, highlighted the SkyTruth team in the following webcast:
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The world awakened to the hole in the ozone layer in 1985, which scientists attributed it to ozone depleting substances. Two years later, in Montreal, the world agreed to ban the halogen compounds causing the massive hole over Antarctica. Research now shows that those chemicals didn't just cut a hole in the ozone layer, they also warmed up the Arctic.
Formosa Plant May Still Be Releasing Plastic Pollution in Texas After $50M Settlement, Activists Find
On the afternoon of Jan. 15, activist Diane Wilson kicked off a San Antonio Estuary Waterkeeper meeting on the side of the road across from a Formosa plastics manufacturing plant in Point Comfort, Texas.
After Wilson and the waterkeeper successfully sued Formosa, the company agreed to no longer release even one of the tiny plastic pellets known as nurdles into the region's waterways. The group of volunteers had assembled that day to check whether the plant was still discharging these raw materials of plastics manufacturing.
Malaysia Sends Plastic Waste Back to 13 Wealthy Countries, Says It Won’t Be 'the Rubbish Dump of the World'
The Southeast Asian country Malaysia has sent 150 shipping containers packed with plastic waste back to 13 wealthy countries, putting the world on notice that it will not be the world's garbage dump, as CNN reported. The countries receiving their trash back include the United States, the United Kingdom, France and Canada.