Most of the plastic bottles washing up on the rocky shores of Inaccessible Island, aptly named for its sheer cliffs rising from the middle of the South Atlantic, probably come from Chinese merchant ships, a study published Monday said.


Animals living in the deepest ocean trenches have been…

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The Clean Oceans Initiative, which commits financial bodies to provide long term investment in combating marine pollution, has exceeded targets in its first year.

Participants in the Clean Oceans Initiative, including the Agence Française de Développement (AFD), the European Investment Bank (EIB) and KfW Group on behalf of…

Read more: Clean Oceans Initiative invests more than €700m in its first year

The STOMP Awards form part of a nationwide activation ahead of the Cape Town “CLIP Innovation Conference: STEM the tide of plastic waste in Africa.”


Eco-warriors from Eden College, Darshan Pillay and Thandolwethu Ngubo compare ways to cover a bowl - one use plastic or reusable fabric?…

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Climate change is the catch-all term for the shift in weather phenomena associated with an increase in global average temperatures over an extended period, usually decades or longer.

Addressing climate change is one of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and it presents the single biggest threat to sustainable…

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World Migratory Bird Day, 12 October: Be the Solution to Plastic Pollution


Eurynorhynchus pygmeus, Migratory Bird Sanctuaries along the Coast of Yellow Sea-Bohai Gulf of China (Phase I) (China)

Waste and pollution are harmful to many World Heritage sites. Increased tourism means that more people are leaving trash…

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The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) has raised concerned over increasing ship pollution in the sea, putting marine life at heightened risk.


Sulphur emissions lead to acid rain which can harm crops, forests and aquatic animals. FILE PHOTO | NMG

The IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) cited marine…

Read more: UN raises the alarm over risks emissions pose to marine life