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EOS Earth and Space Science News – September 2019

The EOS Earth and Space Science News magazine for September, 2019 (Vol. 100 No. 9), published by the American Geophysical Union (AGU), is available for perusal. This issue focuses on topics such as climate change, pollution, DDT and Canadian lakes, … Continue reading

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Upcycling Project Protects the Ganges from Pollution

Many persons know that the Ganges River in India is one of the most polluted water ways in the world. For instance, the river is often contaminated by insecticides and pesticides used to grow the tonnes of flowers that devotees offer … Continue reading

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The Plastic Cup

With our upcoming beach clean-up campaign in mind, I recently read an article on the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) website that puts a bit of fun into cleaning up other people’s messes, while maintaining a healthy environment. Such an … Continue reading

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Beating Plastic Pollution in Latin America and the Caribbean

As someone who is aware of the havoc that plastics can pose for the environment and even as an employee in the water sector, I  must admit that I cringe when organizations claiming corporate responsibility to society do not try … Continue reading

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How India’s Fishermen Turn Ocean Plastic Into Roads

In the article below published by Maanvi Singh, for National Geographic’s Planet or Plastic issue, we get to learn about an innovative recycling programme, initiated by India’s fishermen with assistance from key stakeholders and government agencies. How India’s Fishermen Turn … Continue reading

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EOS: Earth, Space and Science News Magazine – May 2018

This month’s issue of the AGU’s EOS: Earth, Space and Science News magazine (Volume 99 No. 5), presents articles on topics such as, problems of living in a seismic zone, sampling the stratosphere, climate models, the garbage hot spot of … Continue reading

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Drawing the Short Straw

With much evidence, highlighting the mass levels of plastic waste, that are polluting water ways (which means additional water treatment costs), and the fact that they eventually end up in the ocean, harming marine wildlife, the article below by Janice … Continue reading

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Phosphorus Pollution Reaching Dangerous Levels Worldwide

Humans are often the culprits of major polluters such as industrial , agricultural and domestic waste that fills the major water sources around the world. One such source of pollution is phosphorous pollution that scientists have determined to be reaching … Continue reading

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EOS Earth, Space and Science News – January 2018

The newest issue of the the Earth, Space and Science News magazine (Volume 99 No. 1) for January 2018 looks at climate change effects, river flows, weather systems, pollution, threat to  ozone health and much more.     Persons wishing … Continue reading

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Polluted Lakes in Disguise

In many local instances, persons tend to think that clear water means clean water, however, in a recent study by Filstrup and Downing, particularly for areas where there is agricultural and livestock rearing activity, this may not actually be true. … Continue reading

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