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As the world has become hyper-hygienic since the pandemic began, plastic is playing an oversized role in the world's environmental problems. This Earth Day, Stephanie Sy looks at how many of the single-use pandemic items are piling up in our landfills and in our environment.
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Pollution is an alteration of the environment, natural or due to enthronization, by polluting elements. It produces temporary discomfort, disease or permanent damage to life in a given area, and can place the area in imbalance with existing natural cycles. The alteration can be of different origins, chemical or physical.
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In this video Paul Andersen explains how air pollution is any chemicals in the atmosphere that negatively affect human health. Primary pollutants (like CO, VOCs, NOx, SO2, PM, and Lead) as well as secondary pollutants (like Ozone, nitric acid, and sulfuric acid) are included. Regulation of air pollution and technology can mediate the health threat.
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Plastic pollution poses one of the biggest known threats to the ocean, influencing all ecosystems from beautiful coral reefs to abyssal trenches, eventually accumulating in our own food. Learn more about how to upend the current system of produce-use-discard, and transition to a system which promotes reuse and repurposing of plastics.
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A river in the Balkans, known for its stunning natural beauty, has been transformed into a giant floating rubbish heap, amid a spell of bad weather, worsened by long-running mismanagement. Tonnes of plastic bottles, rusty barrels, and other waste has piled up behind a barrier in the Drina River in Bosnia-Herzegovina.
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China may be the world's champion of renewable energy, but its actions abroad are not always in line with a country truly committed to fighting climate change. With the United States planning to quit the Paris climate deal, all eyes have been looking to China - the world's biggest polluter - to step up as climate leader. Although the Chinese have announced a raft of measures to combat emissions at home, overseas projects paint a different picture.
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The longest river in Asia has become one of the world's most polluted. The Yangtze has long been a lifeline for millions of Chinese, but now plastic from the river is slowly killing life in the East China Sea and beyond.
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China's love affair with pork creates pollution problem
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Pork is China's favourite meat. Last year the country produced 50m tonnes -- more than half the world's total -- and as the disposable incomes of China's 1.3bn people rise, their appetite is growing. Nicola Davison investigates the cost to the environment, and asks whether there is a more sustainable option.
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Chinese pollution film taken offline. Paul Krake, founder of View from the Peak: Macro Strategies, discusses news that a documentary on China's struggles with pollution entitled "Under the Dome" have been removed from the country's websites.
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A side effect of rapid industrialization and few regulations, China's rivers are often treated as little more than sewers. But as LinkAsia contributor Mark Dreyer reports, an online campaign to clean up the country's water is gathering steam.
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China has the worst polluted skies and waterways in the world. Industrial cities are wrapped in gray shrouds and the children are getting sick from lead poisoning or similar types of local pollution. Read more on http://www.crisiswatch.net/env....ironment/PollutionCh
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The Chinese government’s war on pollution to combat smoggy cities and black (or purple) water has resulted in more aggressive regulations, fines, and pressure on local officials. At the same time, this top-down approach has also opened up more opportunities for grassroots groups and citizens to take greater part in pollution monitoring, information transparency, and lawsuits. Join CEF on November 3, 2016 for a conversation on the successes and challenges facing Chinese environmental NGO campaigns and citizen legal efforts to halt pollution and protect natural resources.
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China’s pollution is so bad that it’s affecting every country on Earth! How do countries affect each other?
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OLYPlusSelectPlusSportsOlympics '08: China Weighs Lingering PollutionOlympics '08: China Weighs Lingering PollutionThe Associated PressChinese officials said Thursday that they would shut down more factories and take additional cars off the roads if current pollution curbs do not clear the city's air enough before next week's Olympic Games. (July 31)Ch Beijing pollution olv 20080731 (video of workers picking weeds) PICKING WEEDS ONE BY ONE...THE CHINESE ATTENTION TO DETAIL AT THE OLYMPICS IS SPECTACULAR.(video of creamy white polluted air) WHILE FLOWERS CREATE A COLORFUL DISPLAY ON THE GROUND THE SKY IS PAINTED WITH A CREAMY WHITE LAYER OF POLUTION.(video of cars on the road) THE CHINESE GOVERNMENT HAS INSTITUTED NEW DRIVING RESTRICTIONS AND HAS SHUT DOWN MORE BEIJING FACTORIES FORCING WORKERS TO GO WITH OUT PAYCHECKS.LOCALS SAY THE POLUTED AIR IS NOW IMPROVING BECAUSE OF THE MEASURES. Vivian"It's better than previous years. I think it's better and better." (video of building in the smog) THE GRAND DISPLAYS OF ARCHITECTURE AT THE OLYMPIC VILLAGE SLOWLY DISSAPEARS INTO THE SOUPY AIR DURING THE WORST DAYS.(video of people walking in polluted air) CHINA'S ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION BUREAU SAYS THE AIR QUALITY DATA HAS BEEN IMPROVING SINCE JULY 20TH AND BEIJINGERS AGREE. Paul Kuwa/20 years old "It's clear it's very clear. It's not clear in the early days." MARK CARLSON/STANDUP THE TEXTURE OF THE BEIJING AIR IS VERY SIMULAR TO THAT OF A TROPICAL CLIMATE. IT IS VERY HOT, HUMID AND STICKY. BUT AFTER WALKING AROUND FOR JUST MORE THAN AN HOUR YOU START TO FEEL A TINGLING SENSATION IN YOUR THROAT AND LUNGS FROM BRIETHING IN THE AIR AND IT DOESN'T TAKE LONG FOR SOME CONTACT LENS WEARERS TO START FEELING IRRITATION IN THEIR EYES. (video of pollution test) THE ASSOCIATED PRESS HAS CONDUCTED ITS OWN AIR QUALITY TESTS IN BEIJING AND BRIAN HORTON SAYS THE PARTICULATE MATTER FOUND IN THE AIR IS MUCH HIGHER THAN U.S. EPA AND WORLD HEALTH STANDARDS. Brian Horton/The Associated Press"We took particulate measurements and we found them in the 200 range. To give you an idea, the US EPA standard is 50 parts per million." (video of a person wearing a face mask) DESPITE THE POLUTION, PEOPLE WEARING MASKS NEAR THE OLYMPIC VENUES ARE AN UNCOMMON SIGHT.(video of girls with umbrellas and sun in the haze) CHINA IS USING THE OLYMPICS TO OPEN ITSELF TO THE WORLD AND THE COUNTRY WANTS TO BE APPRECIATED FOR ITS HARD WORK NOT ITS POOR AIR QUALITY. MARK CARLSON, THE AP, BEIJING, CHINA.
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China's tremendous growth has transformed the lives of its citizens but it has also come with a cost: significant air pollution. The major industrial city of Harbin shut down when smog levels reached record levels. Jeffrey Brown talks to Evan Osnos of The New Yorker about the ramifications of China's air quality problems.