Archive for February 22nd, 2018

22/02/2018

Junk Planet: Is Earth the Largest Garbage Dump in the Universe?

Human Wrongs Watch

By Robert J. Burrowes*

DAYLESFORD, Australia, 22 February, 2018 — Is Earth the largest garbage dump in the Universe? I don’t know. But it’s a safe bet that Earth would be a contender were such a competition to be held. Let me explain why.

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Birds scavenging for food amidst the debris at the landfill in Danbury, Connecticut in the United States. Credit: UN Photo/Evan Schneider

.To start, just listing the types of rubbish generated by humans or the locations into which each of these is dumped is a staggering task beyond the scope of one article.

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22/02/2018

The Polar Boom: Corporations Flock to Melting Arctic for Oil and Trade Routes  

Human Wrongs Watch

Merely a couple of years after a Greenpeace-led global campaign managed to prevent the oil company Shell from drilling in the Northern Pole, the world’s two nations most responsible for global warming – China and the US – have announced plans that will further accelerate the agony of the Arctic.

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