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Plastic pollution in the world’s oceans: more than 5 trillion plastic pieces weighing over 250,000 tons afloat at sea

Reports an estimate of the total number of plastic particles and their weight floating in the world’s oceans from 24 expeditions (2007–2013) across all five sub-tropical gyres, coastal Australia, Bay of Bengal and the Mediterranean Sea conducting surface net tows and visual survey transects of large plastic debris.Read more

The climate change performance index 2008

The map clearly shows that in large parts of the world, including Australia, Canada, the U.S.A. and Russia, appropriate climate protection has not been exercised yet, and particularly Australia’s climate policy has more and more deviated from the necessary reduction targets as stated in the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change after the last eleven years of John Howard’s presidency (sic).Read more

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