The world’s oceans are under threat and plastic waste is the culprit. Some of the trash is buried so deep it can be almost impossible to access. Now German researchers have found a way of pumping it to the surface so it can be removed.
In the US alone, half a billion plastic straws are used every day, environmentalists say. Many of those end up in our oceans. Now there's an initiative to #StopSucking - you can still enjoy your cocktail without a straw.
In Malta, experts from around the world have come together at an EU-hosted conference to seek measures to protect our oceans. The conference's aim is to establish concrete projects worldwide. Will they succeed?
Underwater shellfish farts produce 10 percent of greenhouse gases released in the Baltic Sea, a new study shows. This could be a concern as aquaculture - and the polluting practices that go along with it - expands.
In environmental circles, plastic waste is a much-talked about issue, but a recent beach clean-up in the Philippines revealed big businesses have to play a bigger role in cutting down on the ubiquitous packaging.
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