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Water pollution in Thailand

The film tells the story of 13 year old Suwimon Daengniam and 59 year old Wali Pejarean who both live along the Samrong Canal, one of the major canals that flows in to the Chao Phraya River in Thailand. Through … Continue reading

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A report card for China’s environment

The Chinese government issued its annual “State of the Environment” report on Friday. Here are the highlights along with my interpretation and year-end grade for each subject based on the following standard: A – World class B – Good C … Continue reading

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Chevron chiefs face shareholders after huge $18bn Ecuador fine

Chevron bosses are facing shareholders for the first time since the company was fined a total of $18bn (£11.1bn) by a court in Ecuador over contamination from oil extraction in the Amazon. California’s largest oil company is coming under increasing pressure from institutional investors and … Continue reading

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Flood Water Plus Fertilizer Runoff Creates a “Dead Zone” the Size of New Jersey

Natural processes used to occasionally create a “dead zone” of oxygen-poor water grows in the waters of the Gulf of Mexico. It would happen when nutrients from upstream got washed out to sea, feeding phytoplankton in the area. As that … Continue reading

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The Story of Coal

Do you know that 50% of electricity in the U.S. is generated from coal? Do you know where your energy comes from? Watch “The Story of Coal” to learn more.  

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E-Waste: Dumping on the Poor

Asia Society’s multimedia look at electronic waste shipped overseas and the toxic effect it has on places such as Guiyu, China–known as “trash town.” With an interview with Michael Zhao of the Center on US-China Relations at Asia Society.

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Vacuum Cleaners Crawl out of the Waters

Electrolux has revealed five unique vacuum cleaners that have been made from plastic waste collected from the world’s oceans. The event marks the next chapter and continuation of the Vac from the Sea initiative that aims to raise awareness around … Continue reading

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Hungarians battle to hold back toxic sludge spill from Danube

Hungary opened a criminal inquiry yesterday into the toxic sludge spill that killed at least four people after a reservoir burst at an aluminium plant. As workers struggled to deal with the flood, the EU urged authorities to do everything they … Continue reading

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Poisonous red sludge floods Hungarian towns

Hungary has declared a state of emergency after sludge containing poisonous chemicals from an alumina plant flooded nearby villages, killing three people and injuring 120 http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/gallery/2010/oct/05/hungary http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/oct/05/hungary-toxic-sludge-spill

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Cape Cod Waterways Face Pollution Crisis

Rising nitrogen levels are suffocating the vegetation and marine life in saltwater ponds and estuaries on Cape Cod, creating an environmental and infrastructure problem that, if left unchecked, will threaten the shellfishing industry, the tourist economy and the beaches that … Continue reading

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