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New Interactive Map Reveals the Plastic Pollution in Our Oceans

Plastic waste has by now made its way into almost every area of the ocean. The WWF has compiled a new interactive world map that turns the spotlight on this marine plastic pollution - one of the largest environmental problems in the world. Read on

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Can Cows Predict Earthquakes? Animal Observation Could Serve as an Early Warning System

A new research project is looking into whether there's scientific truth behind a long-held, but as yet untested, belief - that animals are able to sense imminent earthquakes. These new insights might be able to help us predict earthquakes in the future, set up early warning systems and ultimately limit their damage. Read on

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The Plastic Atlas Shows: Consumers Aren't to Blame for the Plastic Crisis, it's International Corporations

Plastic has become an integral part of our everyday lives - it makes many things easier, but it also endangers our health and fills our planet with waste that's set to be around with us for decades. The latest "Plastic Atlas", from the Böll Foundation, gives us up-to-date facts and figures about our increasingly plastic-filled world. Read on