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Fukushima radiation headed across Pacific Ocean

Fukushima radiation headed across Pacific Ocean | Broad Canvas | Scoop.it
Radioactive material from the Fukushima nuclear disaster has been found in tiny sea creatures and ocean water some 186 miles (300 kilometers) off the coast of Japan, revealing the extent of the release and the direction pollutants might take in a...

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Unsustainable consumption – the mother of all environmental issues? — European Environment Agency (EEA)

Unsustainable consumption – the mother of all environmental issues? — European Environment Agency (EEA) | Broad Canvas | Scoop.it
Consumption of products and services impacts the environment in many different ways.

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delaneygrimes-sarahmcfadyen's curator insight, February 7, 2014 2:00 AM

In this article they include the many things that are continuously brought to the populations attention about out earth and how we treat it. But in the passage it includes many unbelievable facts such as roughly 89 million gallons of food is put into waste each year. Sometimes this is the approach you need to catch peoples attention on the effects that we are causing our planet.

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Chemical exposures cause child IQ losses that rival major diseases. — Environmental Health News

Chemical exposures cause child IQ losses that rival major diseases. — Environmental Health News | Broad Canvas | Scoop.it

A recent analysis suggests that in the US children from 0 to 5 years, the IQ loss from exposure to lead, organophosphate, and methylmercury is about the same magnitude as from major childhood diseases such as preterm birth and ADHD.

 

It's a bit of a "science-y" read, but the implications are both clear and sobering.


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