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The Environmental Cost Of i-phones and ‘Green Tech’

There’s a sludge filled lake with innumerable tubes pumping black waste into its murky waters 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Much of the black coloration comes from the coal residue falling from the sky. If you look around this distopian wasteland, you’ll see the smokestacks of coal power plants in every direction….

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Saving The Ocean By Turning Abandoned Fishing Nets Into Skateboards

There’s a giant island of trash the size of Texas that lives in the middle of the Pacific Ocean called the Great Pacific Garbage Patch; it’s a mass of micro and macro plastics, shipping containers, fishing nets, abandoned long lines (miles of hooked lines that continue to catch and kill), buoys, barrels, plastic bottles, lighters,…

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The Final Countdown – Kiwis Organizing Against Seabed Mining in New Zealand

The Final Countdown – Kiwis Organizing Against Seabed Mining in New Zealand

Forward from Dominico Zapata: At the moment we are currently engaged in a campaign to stop a foreign owned company called Trans Tasman Resources from extracting large quantities of Iron sand from off our coastline. The method they propose to use has never been tried before and there are many concerns that have not been…

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How To Make Recycling Sexy

How To Make Recycling Sexy

It’s Sexy to Consume Less By Jeff McElroy If you don’t know about the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, well, you should. It’s a floating continent of plastic waste rotating in the North Pacific Subtropical Gyre (NPSG), larger than the United States in area. How do we get the average Joe concerned about this floating dump?…

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Styrofoam, Surfboards and You

Styrofoam, Surfboards and You

Styrofoam, Surfboards and You By Natalie Jacobs Polystyrene, more commonly known as styrofoam, is probably the world’s most hated plastic. It’s bulky, it flakes off everywhere, it’s terribly bad for you if heated or used to carry hot liquids, and it’s really hard to recycle. But notice that I didn’t say impossible to recycle. Given…

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