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This Plastic-Covered Island May Be The Saddest Place You'll Ever See

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This story is part of a series on ocean plastics.


Roughly 3,000 miles from any major population center, there’s an uninhabited island in the eastern Pacific Ocean that, curiously, has the highest density of plastic waste reported anywhere in the world 


The shores of Henderson Island have amassed a staggering 38 million pieces of trash ― and that’s with human beings rarely stepping foot on it, according to a new study.

'Cyclops' Baby Goat Has Only 1 Eye And 1 Ear, But All Of Our Hearts

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A one-eyed goat born in Assam, India, last week is being seen as a blessing by its owner.

United Nations Ocean Conference: Our Ocean, Our Future

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The UN Ocean Conference, New York. June 5–9, 2017



Meetings, conferences, workshops, breakout sessions, academic papers — this is the conventional format and process today for the presentation of ideas. It is effective to a point, and I have attended and spoken at many, but one begins to wonder about it all as a kind of system apart, a secret society that has its rules of selection, rituals of initiation, politics of leadership and reputation, and sense of its relation to the rest of the world that is independent, elite, and indifferent to effect beyond its hallowed walls.

Senate GOP Bill Would Give Industry 'Veto Power' Over New Rules, Critics Warn

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Senate Republicans advanced a bill on Wednesday that environmentalists say would thwart rules to protect public health and wildlife by making it easier for companies to tie up regulations in expensive lawsuits.

Ugh, Your Delicious Sea Salt May Have An Unwanted Ingredient

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This story is part of a series on ocean plastics.


The ocean’s plastic pollution problem doesn’t just cloud our waters with trillions of plastic particles, it contaminates the seafood we consume.

Experts Press Feds To Eradicate Lead Poisoning By 2021

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In just five years, the U.S. could end the problem of lead poisoning, a group of health experts argues ― if federal overseers are given more ammunition to attack the problem despite an administration that wants to gut regulations.

Donald Trump Is Scrapping Power Plant Rules, So Virginia Is Proposing Its Own

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Virginia became the first state since President Donald Trump abandoned rules to reduce power plant emissions to begin drafting rules to replace the federal mandate.