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New Zealand bans single-use plastic bags

/ Aug 10, 2018

New Zealand bans single-use plastic bags

New Zealand became the latest country Friday to outlaw single-use plastic shopping bags, with Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern saying they will be phased out over the next year as a "meaningful step" toward reducing pollution. New Zealand uses "hundreds of millions" of single-use plastic bags ...

Untouched ocean habitats shrinking rapidly, study says

/ Jul 27, 2018

Untouched ocean habitats shrinking rapidly, study says

Shipping, pollution and overfishing have reduced areas of "wilderness" to just 13 percent of the world's oceans, a study showed Friday, warning that untouched marine habitats could completely vanish within half a century. International researchers analyzing the impact of human activity on underwater ecosystems — ...

Jul 5, 2018

China stops participating in aviation emissions deal

China has cooled to a landmark deal to curb emissions from international flights, with the country no longer listed as a participant in the agreement's first phase, according to the United Nations aviation agency's website. China does not appear on a June 29 list of ...