Clad in diving gear or oilskins and gumboots, a team of scientists and activists spent weeks in the South Atlantic, enduring storms and choppy seas to check up on a place almost no-one has heard of.
When most people think about beach trash, they envision the rare plastic bag, glass bottle, cigarette butt or leftover beach supply. It’s something locals shake their heads about and (sometimes) throw away on their way out. It’s a bit rude, a bit lazy – but by no means extraordinary.
Here's one way to cut down on plastic pollution: Eat your bowl
Countries around the world have committed to protecting 10 percent of the planet’s coastal and marine areas by 2020 as part of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. But it is not always easy for countries to agree on where the protected areas should be so they have the biggest conservation impact.
In a ministerial declaration issued today at the closing of the 17th Ordinary Session of the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment (AMCEN), African governments agreed to make the Conference the forum for making regional environment policies with effective mechanisms for implementation.
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