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[ Global Movement Fights Plastic Pollution ]

Global Movement Fights Plastic Pollution

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By Break Free from Plastic

Scientists predict that without urgent action there will be more plastic than fish in the ocean by 2050. Yet, despite the danger that plastic pollution poses to our planet and to human health, industry and governments have so far failed to face up to the systemic change required to solve the issue.

That’s why a network of 100 NGOs, including EarthShare members Surfrider Foundation, Clean Water Action, Institute for Transportation and Development Policy, and Oceana, just released a groundbreaking new global vision for a future free from plastic pollution.

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[ PHOTOS: Dreamlike Pictures Of The Water The World Needs ]

Photographer Mustafa Abdulaziz has spent four years documenting the world’s water woes. His ‘Water Stories’ are now on display by New York’s East River.

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[ Cuba Turns to Foreign Investors to Boost Renewable Energy ]

Nearly two years after presidents Barack Obama and Raul Castro announced a thaw in relations, Cuba’s communist government is turning to foreign investors to boost renewable energy as it faces cutbacks in cheap oil imports from Venezuela.

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[ Bill Nye to CNN: US Offshore Oil and Gas Companies Should Pursue Offshore Wind ]

In an interview with CNN, TV and radio personality Bill Nye "The Science Guy" responds to the devastating flooding in Louisiana this August by urging offshore oil and gas companies to use their equipment and expertise to build out the U.S. offshore wind industry that is just getting started in the country. By contrast Europe had 2,488 turbines installed and grid connected by January 2015 with 12 other projects under construction, according to the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA). Once those projects are connected to the grid there will be a cumulative total of 10.9 GW in 86 wind farms in 11 European countries.…

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[ Wind Power Lifting Rig Builders Past Oil’s Downturn ]

Gulf Island Fabrication Inc. has for decades built hulking platforms to extract oil and natural gas from the seabed. With the collapse of offshore drilling, the company has turned to helping harvest another energy resource: wind.

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Five recycling drop-off centers are available for residents and businesses not serviced by City of Memphis Sold Waste Management.

  • Downtown – Located in the gravel parking area on Mud Island Drive at the North entrance to Mud Island Park.
  • East Memphis – Located on Moore Ed, just south of the Shelby Showplace Arena at the Agricenter International.
  • Midtown – Located on the corner of Cooper and Walker at the First Congregational Church.
  • Southeast – Located at the Hickory Hill Community Center at 3910 Ridgeway.
  • ReCommunity – 3197 Farrisview Blvd., located off American Way just west of Lamar intersection. Place recycling material in carts located just outside the gate.