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The FlipFlopi

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A traditional dhow sailing boat made entirely from plastic rubbish collected from Kenya’s beaches and towns will make its maiden voyage later this month. During its 500-kilometre expedition from Lamu in Kenya to Zanzibar in Tanzania, the dhow will...... Read full article

Chickens to be Marker of Anthropocene

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Modern meat chickens are a defining feature of the Anthropocene, according to new research by Dr Carys Bennett and colleagues from the University of Leicester. The Anthropocene is the proposed new geological epoch that marks when human impacts on...... Read full article

Toxic Fracking Waste Dumped

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A Greenpeace Andino investigation has exposed how oil companies operating in Vaca Muerta, one of the world’s largest unconventional reserves of oil and gas, are using illegal dumps operated by local waste treatment company Treater S.A.... Read full article

Beyond Microplastics

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There is a ‘considerable risk’ that plastic waste in the environment releases nano-sized particles known as nanoplastics, according to a new study from Lund University. The researchers studied what happened when takeaway coffee cup lids, for example... Read full article

Students, Who's Sharing Your Campus?

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The Mammal Society is the nation’s only charity with an interest in all UK mammals. In association with the youth nature network A Focus on Nature, it is looking for teams of students from universities across the UK to take part in surveying...... Read full article

This Chimp Needs a Christmas Miracle

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International wildlife charity Born Free is calling on the public to help them give Simon, a young, orphaned chimpanzee, the best Christmas gift there is: the gift of freedom. Thought to be just three to four years old, Simon – a western chimpanzee... Read full article

Preserving Useful Species

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Urgent action is needed to protect thousands of useful wild plants, according to new research; the data strongly suggest international conservation targets for 2020 will not be met – even for ‘commonplace’ wild plants.... Read full article

Monitoring Palm Oil Suppliers

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The world’s largest palm oil trader, Wilmar International, has published a detailed action plan to map and monitor all of its suppliers. If implemented, this would put the palm oil giant, which supplies 40% of the world’s palm oil, one step closer...... Read full article

COP24

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Just two months after the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) warned we have 12 years left to save the world, COP24 ended with no clear promise of enhanced climate action. COP24 led to an approved Paris Agreement rulebook, but no...... Read full article

Calling all UK Island Communities

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Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) has joined forces with Parley for the Oceans to identify and support 10 island communities around the UK in the fight against plastic pollution. The plastic pollution crisis can have a disproportionately negative impact..... Read full article

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