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David Attenborough Reports Seabirds Are Feeding Their Babies Plastic and Needs Us to Act NOW!

David Attenborough Reports Seabirds Are Feeding Their Babies Plastic and Needs Us to Act NOW! | Eco-Friendly Digest | Scoop.it
In fact, Attenborough lists rising global temperatures and plastic as the biggest concerns for the oceans right now.

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Sandi Cornez's curator insight, Today, 6:52 AM

Did you know that plastic in the worlds oceans is killing baby marine animals as plastic is what is in the bellies of their mothers? The parent sees plastic floating and thinks it’s food and swallows it.

 

Every year about 8.8 million tons of plastic waste gets dumped into the oceans. By 2050 it is predicted that there will be more plastic pieces in the oceans than marine life if this frightening tragedy continues to happen.

 

Watch and share about the new Blue Planet Series on BBC One on October 29, 2017 by David Attenborough.

 

Health tips:

It’s time to do your part by stopping use of all plastic items. Reuse and upcycle.

 

Buy glass containers/bottles. Use stainless steel flatware.

 

Refuse to buy and use plastic straws. Bring your own mugs, dishes, utensils with you when you go to a cafe that uses plastic.

 

Talk to restaurant/cafe owners about the inherent dangers of using plastic. Petition grocery stores, shopping centers to stop use of plastic bags. Promote cloth bags.

 

Stop buying plastic water bottles and other plastic food containers. Never heat food in a plastic container as the chemicals can leach into your food.

 

Your body just like the body of an animal, bird, or fish cannot digest plastic. Plastic comes from petrochemicals which harm bodies.

 

Read more about “David Attenborough Reports Seabirds Are Feeding Their Babies Plastic and Needs Us to Act Now” from www.onegreenplanet.org by Aleksandra Pajda.

 

This www.scoop.it/t/healing-our-planet site is being curated by Sandi Cornez, Food Consultant, Health and Wellness Educator. Follow Sandi for more healthy food/water tips @https://www.facebook.com/wisdomfromthewell

 

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Nasa mission 'watches Earth breathe'

Nasa mission 'watches Earth breathe' | Eco-Friendly Digest | Scoop.it
A US space agency satellite provides new insights on how CO2 is moved through Earth's atmosphere.
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Drugs in US Waterways Lead to Widespread Fish Horrors - Hippocrates Health Institute

Drugs in US Waterways Lead to Widespread Fish Horrors - Hippocrates Health Institute | Eco-Friendly Digest | Scoop.it
US Geological Survey studies show that most bodies of water in the United States are now contaminated with pharmaceutical drugs. Why? Because wastewater treatment plants cannot remove the drugs before releasing “purified” water back into the environment. The cost of creating technology that is sophisticated enough to remove synthetic chemicals would be astronomical and bankrupt …

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Sandi Cornez's curator insight, September 26, 3:23 PM

Did you know that residues of pharmaceutical drugs and endocrine disrupting chemicals have been showing up in U.S. waterways and rivers causing fish abnormalities and harming humans?

 

Removing synthetic chemicals from wastewater

treatment plants is astronomically expensive so the drugs don’t get removed.

 

Health Tips:

Between pharma drug residues, toxic chemicals, pollutants, and heavy metals in both your drinking water and in the oceans of the globe it would seem prudent to avoid consuming fish of any kind. This includes fish oil.

 

Fish get their omega 3s from sea veggies and so can you. Seaweed (sea veggies) single cell life form doesn’t absorb chemicals.

 

Read more about ‘Drugs in U.S. Waterways Lead to Widespread Fish Horrors” from www.hippocrateshealthinst.org by Brian clement, PhD, LN.

 

This www.scoop.it/t/healing-our-planet site is being curated by Sandi Cornez, Food Consultant, Health and Wellness Educator. Follow Sandi for more healthy food/water tips @https://www.facebook.com/wisdomfromthewell

 

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Cities Turn to Other Cities for Help Fighting Climate Change

Cities Turn to Other Cities for Help Fighting Climate Change | Eco-Friendly Digest | Scoop.it
If every city with more than 100,000 people stepped up, they could account for 40 percent of the Paris accord's emissions cuts.
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Bill Nye Wants Fox News to Get Real About Climate Change

Bill Nye Wants Fox News to Get Real About Climate Change | Eco-Friendly Digest | Scoop.it
The TV personality and science expert wants people to get solid information about global warming.
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20% more urban green space by 2020. | 202020 Vision

20% more urban green space by 2020. | 202020 Vision | Eco-Friendly Digest | Scoop.it
The 202020 Vision is a national campaign to increase urban green space in Australia by 20% by 2020. To do this, we will showcase the individuals, organisations and projects making our cities greener and celebrate the benefits of green space on our environment, economy and communities.

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Nine pictures that show how climate change is impacting Earth

Nine pictures that show how climate change is impacting Earth | Eco-Friendly Digest | Scoop.it
The latest satellite data from NASA that showcases the effects of climate change paints a sobering picture.
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Offshore wind cheaper than new nuclear

Offshore wind cheaper than new nuclear | Eco-Friendly Digest | Scoop.it
Figures from the government are seen as a milestone in the advance of renewable energy.
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Two Massive Hurricanes in Two Weeks Is Not a Coincidence, It’s Climate Change

Two Massive Hurricanes in Two Weeks Is Not a Coincidence, It’s Climate Change | Eco-Friendly Digest | Scoop.it
Climate change is a social justice issue; it hits the most vulnerable communities the hardest. With Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, we're watching that
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Hurricane Harvey Hits Home for Texas Environmental Hero Hilton Kelley

Hurricane Harvey Hits Home for Texas Environmental Hero Hilton Kelley | Eco-Friendly Digest | Scoop.it
Hurricane Harvey's floodwaters were still receding from Port Arthur, Texas, on September 4, when Hilton Kelley and his wife Marie returned to their home and business for the first time since evacuating. Port Arthur is located about 100 miles east of Houston on the Gulf Coast. The heavily industrialized area rivals Louisiana’s Cancer Alley, with an even greater concentration of hazardous waste and petrochemical facilities. Kelley is intimately familiar with the town’s refineries. He spent the last 17 years fighting for clean air and water in the Port Arthur community adjacent to those refineries. His work earned him the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize, which is awarded to “grassroots environmental heroes” ― something of a Nobel Prize for environmentalists.
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Everything That Happened In North Korea While You Were Sleeping

North Korea successfully tested a hydrogen bomb on Sunday, according to officials in the country. If confirmed, it would be the most powerful nuclear explosion ever achieved by the isolated country. And South Korean media now report that the US and South Korea have agreed to jointly pursue some kind of military response. What that will look like, and whether it will involve any strikes on North Korean targets, is still unclear.
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Pittsburgh Is Going Green, But Who Is Getting Left Behind?

PITTSBURGH — America’s storied “Steel City” is on the forefront of an energy revolution, transitioning from its long reliance on fossil fuels to renewables and energy efficient homes. In June, Mayor Bill Peduto joined an alliance of over 100 cities committing to solar and wind power. The announcement came only hours after President Trump made known he was ending US involvement in the Paris agreement, a 195-nation pledge to fight climate change by dramatically reducing carbon emissions. Trump said he “represents the citizens of Pittsburgh not Paris.” Mayor Peduto, the same day as Trump’s speech, assured the president that the city “will follow the guides of the Paris Agreement for our people, our economy and future.”
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Harvey’s flooding is triggering chemical spills, which could cause other environmental disasters

Harvey’s flooding is triggering chemical spills, which could cause other environmental disasters | Eco-Friendly Digest | Scoop.it
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How Oil Hijacked Alberta’s Politics: Behind the Curtain With Former Liberal Leader Kevin Taft

How Oil Hijacked Alberta’s Politics: Behind the Curtain With Former Liberal Leader Kevin Taft | Eco-Friendly Digest | Scoop.it
For decades, Kevin Taft has served as a thorn in the side of Alberta’s provincial government. In his new book, Taft, who served as a Liberal MLA between 2001 and 2012, and as leader of the Alberta Liberal Party — the province’s official opposition — between 2004 and 2008, maintains his course. Oil’s Deep State: How the Petroleum Industry Undermines Democracy and Stops Action on Global Warming — in Alberta, and in Ottawa is a controversial read. Notably the book implicates the Alberta NDP, which was elected in 2015 with promises to challenge the sector’s dominance over political processes. To help explain why that didn’t happen, Taft deploys concepts of institutional capture and deep state — a term used when institutional capture occurs with several different entities and is maintained for a long time. It’s a challenging and insightful read, one that will likely spark many debates about how we talk and think about the oil and gas sector. DeSmog Canada chatted with Taft about the book.
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75% of World's Honey Laced With Pesticides

75% of World's Honey Laced With Pesticides | Eco-Friendly Digest | Scoop.it
Raising further concerns about the global food production system, a new study found that bees worldwide are being widely exposed to dangerous agricultural
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Arctic Sea Ice Just Hit Its Eighth-Lowest Minimum Ever Recorded

Arctic Sea Ice Just Hit Its Eighth-Lowest Minimum Ever Recorded | Eco-Friendly Digest | Scoop.it
Shrinking Arctic sea ice is increasingly linked to extreme weather events around the world.
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The Everglades Took a Beating From Hurricane Irma

The Everglades Took a Beating From Hurricane Irma | Eco-Friendly Digest | Scoop.it
Floridians were spared the brunt of Hurricane Irma’s destructive power last week, when the storm instead took direct aim at some of the most pristine sections of the Everglades. Early reports from scientists suggest that these ecosystems saw serious damage, and could face a long road to recovery.
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Where Do They Put All That Toxic Hurricane Debris?

Where Do They Put All That Toxic Hurricane Debris? | Eco-Friendly Digest | Scoop.it
After Hurricane Irma, Florida worries about debris contaminated with toxic chemicals.
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Footage of Greek Oil Spill Shows Massive Scale of Damage

Footage of Greek Oil Spill Shows Massive Scale of Damage | Eco-Friendly Digest | Scoop.it
The sinking of a tanker carrying 2,200 tons of fuel oil and 370 tons of marine gas oil has coated some of Greece's most popular beaches in thick, black sludge,
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Hurricanes Irma and Harvey Cast Spotlight on Toxic Sites In Our Midst

Hurricanes Irma and Harvey Cast Spotlight on Toxic Sites In Our Midst | Eco-Friendly Digest | Scoop.it
This is an area dotted with oil refineries, chemical plants, Superfund sites and coal-fired power plants. All of these structures represent toxic waste and
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Earth Is Running Out of Sand, Apparently

Earth Is Running Out of Sand, Apparently | Eco-Friendly Digest | Scoop.it
Summer is coming to an end, and you may be thinking fondly back to times spent lounging on a beach, soft white sand flowing between your fingers and toes as you napped under the Sun. Well, forget relaxing and start worrying, baby!
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Here’s How Climate Change Could Turn U.S. Real Estate Prices Upside Down

Here’s How Climate Change Could Turn U.S. Real Estate Prices Upside Down | Eco-Friendly Digest | Scoop.it
Rising seas and more fierce storm surge could send homebuyers searching for higher ground.
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13 Houston Superfund sites remain flooded after Hurricane Harvey

13 Houston Superfund sites remain flooded after Hurricane Harvey | Eco-Friendly Digest | Scoop.it
28 other sites in the area ‘show no damage’
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Hurricane Harvey and the Storms to Come

Hurricane Harvey and the Storms to Come | Eco-Friendly Digest | Scoop.it
In the leadup to the historic flood, Texas Republicans abetted Trump’s climate-change delusions.
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With Harvey, Imperfect Engineering Meets a Perfect Storm

With Harvey, Imperfect Engineering Meets a Perfect Storm | Eco-Friendly Digest | Scoop.it
If Harvey was the worst storm engineers could imagine, what happens when the next one is even worse?
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