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October 01, 2014
California becomes first US state to ban plastic bags
Los Angeles (AFP) Sept 30, 2014
California became the first US state Tuesday to ban single-use plastic bags, as Governor Jerry Brown signed the measure into law. Under the legislation, single-use bags will disappear from grocery stores and pharmacies from July 1, 2015, and then from convenience and liquor stores from July 1, 2016. Lawmakers passed the bill earlier this month, and Brown had until the end of September to sign it. "This bill is a step in the right direction - it reduces the torrent of plastic polluting our ... read more

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Microplastic pollution discovered in St. Lawrence River sediments
Previously undocumented in North American rivers, concentrations of microplastic particles in the St. Lawrence are as high as has been observed in the world's most contaminated marine sediments. ... more
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US tests for toxic spill from Mexico mine
US authorities are testing a river in Arizona for possible cross-border contamination from a toxic mine spill in northwestern Mexico, an official said Tuesday. ... more
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Auf Wiedersehen to plastic at Berlin's no-packaging store
Clutching their preserve jars, Tupperware boxes and cloth shopping bags, Berliners can now buy their groceries package-free in a "precycling" first for the environmentally switched-on city. ... more
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Mexican authorities say mine still leaking acid
A Mexican copper mine which spewed millions of gallons of acid into a river last month is still causing pollution and the facility's owners are blocking the work of investigators probing the accident, authorities said. ... more
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New toxic spill traced to Mexico mine
Civil protection authorities have confirmed new toxic spills in northwestern Mexico, where a massive acid spill from a copper mine contaminated waterways. ... more
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NJIT researchers working to safeguard the shoreline
An NJIT research team has estimated the total mass of oil that reached the Gulf of Mexico shore in the wake of the BP Deepwater Horizon blowout. It's the first time such an estimate was reported, an ... more
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Proposed trash plant sparks protests in southern China
Thousands of people gathered Sunday in southern China to protest against a proposed trash incinerator, protesters said, as the government sought to allay anger by saying the location was not finalised. ... more
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Plastic pollution choking Australian waters: study
Three-quarters of the trash found off Australian beaches is plastic, a study released Monday said as it warned that the rubbish is entangling and being swallowed by wildlife. ... more
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Scientists discover hazardous waste-eating bacteria
Tiny single-cell organisms discovered living underground could help with the problem of nuclear waste disposal, say researchers involved in a study at The University of Manchester. Although ba ... more
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Mexico mine sets aside $147 mn for spill damages
Mining firm Grupo Mexico has set side $147 million to pay for damages from a massive acid spill that contaminated waterways in the northwest of the country, officials said Thursday. ... more
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A Mexican plant could lend the perfume industry more green credibility
The mere whiff of a dreamy perfume can help conjure new feelings or stir a longing for the past. But the creation of these alluring scents, from the high-end to the commonplace, can also incur an en ... more
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New plan to avoid dumping dredge waste on Great Barrier Reef
Australia is considering reusing waste dredged from the Great Barrier Reef for land reclamation instead of controversially dumping it at the World Heritage site, but conservationists Tuesday said it was not the solution. ... more
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Wastewater plants blamed for Mexico mass fish death
The death of 3.2 million fish at a lagoon in western Mexico this past week was caused by poorly functioning wastewater treatment plants that failed to filter out untreated material, authorities said. ... more
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Giant garbage patches help redefine ocean boundaries
The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is an area of environmental concern between Hawaii and California where the ocean surface is marred by scattered pieces of plastic, which outweigh plankton in that pa ... more
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2.8 bn risk ill health from home air pollution: research
Nearly three billion people risk ill health and early death merely from breathing the air in their homes that is polluted by fires made for cooking and heating, researchers said Wednesday. ... more
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Mexico closes part of a huge copper mine over acid spill
Authorities in Mexico said Monday they have closed part of a huge copper mine at the heart of a major chemical spill last month which prompted officials to turn off the water supply in several towns and forced dozens of schools to shut. ... more
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Mexico investigates huge fish kill in lagoon
Fishermen used shovels, wheel-carts and trucks in western Mexico on Monday to pull tons of dead fish out of a lagoon that has been the scene of four fish kills this year. ... more
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Thailand totters towards waste crisis
A blaze at a vast rubbish dump home to six million tonnes of putrefying trash and toxic effluent has kindled fears that poor planning and lax law enforcement are tipping Thailand towards a waste crisis. ... more
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Trash burning worldwide significantly worsens air pollution
Unregulated trash burning around the globe is pumping far more pollution into the atmosphere than shown by official records. A new study led by the National Center for Atmospheric Research estimates ... more
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Black carbon linked to cardiovascular health
Black carbon pollutants from wood smoke are known to trap heat near the earth's surface and warm the climate. A new study led by McGill Professor Jill Baumgartner suggests that black carbon may also ... more
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Mexico closes 80 schools after chemical leak
Authorities in Mexico said Monday they have closed about 80 schools after sulfuric acid leaked from a copper mine in the country's northwest and contaminated the Sonora River. ... more
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Mexico acid leak leaves orange river, toxic water
Ramona Yesenia stood in her town square with two empty jugs, waiting for water to replace the municipal supply contaminated by a chemical spill that turned Mexico's Sonora river orange. ... more
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India's top court raps Modi government over filthy Ganges
India's top court on Wednesday accused the new Hindu nationalist government of failing to move on its promise to clean up the sewage-ridden, sacred river Ganges. ... more
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Physicists create water tractor beam
Physicists at The Australian National University (ANU) have created a tractor beam on water, providing a radical new technique that could confine oil spills, manipulate floating objects or explain r ... more
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