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Source: The Guardian
At least 14m tonnes of plastic pieces less than 5mm wide are likely sitting at the bottom of the world’s oceans, according to an estimate based on new research.
September 30, 2020 The oceans are out of balance — and that means stronger storms and threats to marine lifeSource: CBS
Stronger storms are another result of warmer waters. So far this season, the Atlantic is a month ahead of a record pace with 23 named storms. While various factors have contributed to the overactive season, Mann says a warmer...
September 30, 2020 Asian rivers are turning black. And our colorful closets are to blameSource: CNN
The river is now black like an ink stain...waste from nearby garment factories and dye houses has polluted the water. "There are no fish now. The water is so polluted that our children and grandchildren cannot have the same...
September 28, 2020 Seequent and Microsoft partner in global water sustainability commitmentsSource: Geospatial
Global geoscience software company Seequent was highlighted as one of four global partners working with Microsoft and its customers to drive change for good around water quality and conservation.
September 28, 2020 World leaders pledge to halt Earth’s destruction ahead of UN summitSource: The Guardian
World leaders have pledged to clamp down on pollution, embrace sustainable economic systems and eliminate the dumping of plastic waste in oceans by the middle of the century as part of “meaningful action” to halt the destruction...
September 28, 2020 Could the Sahara ever be green again?Source: Live Science
Sometime between 11,000 and 5,000 years ago, after the last ice age ended, the Sahara Desert transformed. Green vegetation grew atop the sandy dunes and increased rainfall turned arid caverns into lakes. About 3.5 million square...
September 25, 2020 Melting Antarctic ice will raise sea levels and might cause humanity to 'give up ... New York'Source: Fox News
If the goals of the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement are not met, the Antarctic ice sheet will melt, resulting in global sea levels rising to the point where humanity will have to "give up ... New York," according to a new study.
September 23, 2020 Samsung Semiconductor Site Earns Industry’s First Sustainable Water Use CertificationSource: Samsung
The Samsung Hwaseong Campus, home to the company’s state-of-the-art manufacturing and R&D facilities for memory and logic solutions, became the first semiconductor site to earn the Carbon Trust Standard for Water.
Source: The Guardian
he world has failed to meet a single target to stem the destruction of wildlife and life-sustaining ecosystems in the last decade, according to a devastating new report from the UN on the state of nature
September 8, 2020 Reclaiming tailings sustainabilitySource: Global Mining Review
Water requirements for intensive applications such as hard rock mining and oil sands processing have historically been supplemented by local water sources. Today, these applications face new challenges as the focus shifts to how...
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