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Study: Plastic debris widespread on ocean surface

Source : News Daily / 01 Jul 2014

Plastic junk is floating widely on the world's oceans, but there's less of it than expected, a study says.

Such ocean pollution has drawn attention in recent years because of its potential harm to fish and other wildlife.

 

Pollution threatens 66% of Gulf coral reefs

Source : Arab News / 03 Jun 2014

Pollution caused by chemicals from the petroleum industry, toxic human waste, overfishing and spillage from oil tankers are threatening two-thirds of the Gulf region's coral reefs and its marine life, according to an environmental researcher.

 

Air quality deteriorating in many of the world’s cities

Source : WHO.int / 08 May 2014

Air quality in most cities worldwide that monitor outdoor (ambient) air pollution fails to meet WHO guidelines for safe levels, putting people at additional risk of respiratory disease and other health problems.

 
 

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