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23 Aug, 2019

Scientists Find Micro-plastics in Arctic Snow

     The Arctic is a polar region at the northernmost part of the Earth. It consists of the Arctic Ocean and parts of Finland, Greenland, Alaska, Northern Canada, Russia, Sweden, and Norway.  When many people think of the Arctic they think of a pure and white blanketed area untouched by pollution. However a recent finding shows the opposite.  Scientists...

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26 Feb, 2019

Can Hemp Save our Oceans?

     Johnny Hughes is a freelance writer living in County Longford in the heart of Ireland. After spending 10 years of his life in the corporate world he took a chance 12 months ago and left for good. Now he is embarking on a new journey – a discovery through research & writing. Johnny is taking a look at...

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15 Feb, 2019

Lyft Announces "Green Mode" an Electric Vehicle Initiative

     It is no secret that the production of electric vehicles is on the rise.  This is no surprise as there are so many benefits to electric vehicles. For starters, electric vehicles produce fewer emissions that contribute to smog and climate change.  Also, with the high price of gas, electric vehicle drivers don't have to worry about gassing up. Well...

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30 Dec, 2018

How 1 Guy Cleaned an Entire Lake

     I'm sure you've heard the phrase "One man can change the World". Well Marino Morikawa, set out to change the world starting with his childhood lake.  When Marino found out that his childhood lake was polluted, he felt the need to do something about it. Marino, who is a scientist with a PHD, took a break from school...

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14 Sep, 2018

Google Street View Cars to Map Air Pollution Worldwide

     Google street view on Google Maps is a useful tool to get an inside look on streets and locations.  Google deploys Google street view cars that drive around capturing live images at a ground level.  Now google has decided to add another layer to google maps.  They have just announced plans to introduce sensors from a San Francisco company...

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13 Aug, 2018

New Zealand to Ban Single-Use Plastic Bags

   On Friday, the Prime Minister of New Zealand announced that over the next year, in efforts to protect marine life and reduce pollution, the country will ban single-use plastic bags.  This is obviously a huge decision that will directly affect coastal and marine life in New Zealand.  This year, around 65,000 people in New Zealand signed a petition for...

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08 Mar, 2018

A Diver Discovers an Ocean of Plastic

 It is no secret that plastic pollution is a global issue.  In fact, it is estimated that over 8 Million tons of plastic waste are dumped into our Earth's oceans every single year.  This is a shocking and disturbing statistic.  Many people, if they don't live near an ocean, may not see the immediate effects of this plastic pollution. Furthermore, those...

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06 Oct, 2017

Repairing our Oceans: Coral Reefs

     Nowadays it is not a secret that our oceans are polluted. There are various causes of ocean pollution such as plastic accumulation, nuclear waste, industrial waste, and many others. All of these pollutants are steadily breaking down ecosystems that have been in the sea for for centuries. Beaches, tidal pools, deep seas, bays, and coral reefs are all...

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