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June 30, 2019

The largest party in Norway’s parliament has delivered a significant blow to the country’s huge oil industry after withdrawing support for explorative drilling off the Lofoten islands in the Arctic, which are considered a natural wonder.

The move, by the opposition Labour party, creates a large parliamentary majority against oil exploration in the sensitive offshore area, illustrating growing opposition to the polluting fossil fuel, which has made the country one of the world’s most affluent.

Read the full article:

https://www.independent.co.uk/environment/norway-oil-drilling-arctic-ban-labor-party-unions-a8861171.html?fbclid=IwAR1kVls-yANvHrCDzUD8xVtMA2QVLLae4HobKgUqYREVueKF26V-gQ7s1Jg

June 25, 2019

Sadly in South Sinai this law is not going to be implemented.

June 23, 2019

Thinking about reducing the amount of waste you produce in your life? Try following these steps to get started!

June 21, 2019

Polystyrene foam is often mistakenly referred to as Styrofoam, is one of the most damaging kinds of single-use plastics for the environment.

According to Cleveland State University, polystyrene foam is carcinogenic, non-recyclable, and takes over million years to decompose.

Check out the full article:

https://healthylivingidea.com/styrofoam-containers-now-officially-banned-in-new-york-city/?fbclid=IwAR2y7yCbr9pUpc79zkLJXXYiq4JAgpHNE9iKSpNO5mNTA6maf_HOVVUQvIc

June 19, 2019

New York State lawmakers have agreed to impose a statewide ban on most types of single-use plastic bags from retail sales, changing a way of life for millions of New Yorkers as legislators seek to curb an unsightly and omnipresent source of litter.

The plan, proposed a year ago by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, would be the second statewide ban, after California, which banned bags in 2016. Hawaii also effectively has a ban in place, since all the state’s counties bar such single-use bags.

Read the full article:

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/28/nyregion/plastic-bag-ban-.html?fbclid=IwAR0n19stn_u2RE7JhSfZtXhOeEnLVxWvqXHcwmqIkISCmRNKJaIksQnwyUE

June 17, 2019

Just months on from the major supermarkets sensational plastic bag ban one retail industry group estimates 1.5 billion bags have been eliminated from use.

Check it out:

https://www.brightvibes.com/1193/en/australia-reduces-plastic-bag-consumption-by-80-in-6-months?fbclid=IwAR18aO5pouWaB9Uanx5J7-E_WkQcrJyHKeTqglEoSxW2TiDAT_2o48OCvB0

June 15, 2019

Ocean positivism!

“Oceana thanks the court for requiring the federal government to use better science and take stronger action to protect dusky sharks in U.S. waters. It’s outrageous that this important shark has been overfished for nearly two decades due to the government’s inaction, ignoring its responsibilities under the law,” said Oceana campaign director Whitney Webber. “Thousands of sharks are incidentally caught and killed in fishing gear every year. It’s clear we need serious changes in fishing regulations to help rebuild these vulnerable sharks, including requiring hard bycatch caps, so fishing activity stops once a limit is reached.”

Read the full article:

https://earthjustice.org/news/press/2019/oceana-wins-lawsuit-to-protect-overfished-dusky-sharks?fbclid=IwAR3AtDvCXp5YqEX1292zHPF0aLlz9NxzMTNM8_gSSsdYHV6fkmigrch8R7k

June 11, 2019

Recycling is an easy cop-out for governments and large corporations, but the truth is that we have to take very different action if we want to stop irreversibly poisoning the planet.

Keep reading:

https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/plastic-waste-wish-recycling-bins-black-environment-green-shopping-a8548736.html?fbclid=IwAR05f3_aTHlMx5oFb-GsmfV0G4-dLRyQ5EODPMzWq2nYKKLdA0MaOniCYpI

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