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New chemicals may be less toxic for Arctic wildlife: researcher

New chemicals may be less toxic for Arctic wildlife: researcher | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
Preliminary research shows some chemicals used in many everyday items like pesticides and clothing may be better for the environment than the original persistent organic pollutants they replaced.
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Water industry: Light criteria on endocrine disruptors benefit polluters

Water industry: Light criteria on endocrine disruptors benefit polluters | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
A less strict approach on defining endocrine disruptors will help industries producing such substances “pollute and not pay”, the association representing Europe's water sector (EurEau) told EurActiv.com.
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Study Finds Pharmaceuticals, Other Micropollutants In Hudson Estuary

Study Finds Pharmaceuticals, Other Micropollutants In Hudson Estuary | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
A first-of-its-kind study released Friday points to a long and varied list of micropollutants in the Hudson River estuary. Dozens of products were
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Canada declares microbeads toxic

Canada declares microbeads toxic | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
LAKE HURON—Last week the federal government moved to list microbeads as a toxic substance under the Environmental Protection Act, thus giving the government power to ban the use of the microplastics (plastics smaller than five millimetres in size) in items such as body washes, cleansers and toothpastes.
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Man-made pollutants found in Earth's deepest ocean trenches

Man-made pollutants found in Earth's deepest ocean trenches | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
Crustaceans at depths of 10,000 metres contain higher concentrations of chemicals than do some animals in coastal waters.
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Study: Plastic waste pervasive in Mobile Bay, Gulf of Mexico shorelines

Study: Plastic waste pervasive in Mobile Bay, Gulf of Mexico shorelines | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
A growing global problem, "microplastic" contamination also is pervasive on the shorelines of Mobile Bay and the northern Gulf of Mexico, according to a newly published study conducted by scientists from the Dauphin Island Sea Lab and the University of South Alabama.
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Microplastics killing fish before they reach reproductive age, study finds

Microplastics killing fish before they reach reproductive age, study finds | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
Tiny particles of plastic litter in oceans causing deaths, stunted growth and altering behaviour of some fish that feed on them, research shows
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Rivers Flowing Into the Great Lakes Are Teeming with Microplastic Pollution

Rivers Flowing Into the Great Lakes Are Teeming with Microplastic Pollution | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
The minute plastics are in the food chain, and they’re increasingly shown to harm the health of marine animals.
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Geographic cancer clusters are rampant but impossible to prove

Despite their best efforts, scientists can't prove the connection between industrial plants emitting noxious chemicals and geographical outliers in cancer numbers.
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EC must adjust emissions benchmark or risk rewarding failure - NGO

EC must adjust emissions benchmark or risk rewarding failure - NGO | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
The European Commission needs to rethink how it sets the 2021-2030 emissions reduction targets, outside the emission trading scheme, or risk falling further behind the ambitions set out in the Paris Agreement. 
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If carbon pricing is so great, why isn’t it working?

If carbon pricing is so great, why isn’t it working? | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
Political hurdles and low prices have made carbon pricing a low-impact affair. But there’s still hope it can help limit climate change.
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New study points to Haifa area cancer 'hot spots' caused by pollution

New study points to Haifa area cancer 'hot spots' caused by pollution | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
Ynet, Yedioth Ahronoth Group's web site, is Israel's most comprehensive authoritative source for real-time news and Hebrew content on the web. Updated 24 hours a day.
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How your clothes are poisoning our oceans and food supply

How your clothes are poisoning our oceans and food supply | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
New studies show that alarming numbers of tiny fibers from synthetic clothing are making their way from your washing machine into aquatic animals
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Hawaii’s beloved beaches are covered in huge amounts of plastic, survey finds

Hawaii’s beloved beaches are covered in huge amounts of plastic, survey finds | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
The debris was not put there by the 2011 tsunami, the research found, but it did derive in part from Pacific ocean currents.
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