Tag: pollution

    Details from Airbus aircraft will be transported across the ocean by kites

    While you probably associate kites with your childhood, you might not associate them with the shipping industry. Details from Airbus aircraft will be transported across the ocean by ships equipped with giant kites. The thrust of a sail with an area of ​​1000 square meters will reduce fuel consumption and pollution. In early 2022, the […]

    PFAS ‘forever chemicals’ constantly cycle through ground, air, and water, study finds

    The Stockholm University study highlights the chemicals’ mobility, which has been found in penguin eggs and polar bears, The Guardian reports. Toxic PFAS “forever chemicals” in the ocean are transported from seawater to air when waves hit the beach and that phenomenon represents a significant source of air pollution, a new study from Stockholm University […]

    Turkey and neighbours pledge to clean up Mediterranean
    28 Dec 2021

    Turkey and its neighbours pledged Friday to do a better job addressing the threats posed by pollution to people’s health and the natural habitats of the Mediterranean Sea, Rudaw reports. From plastic waste to slimy mucilage forming on their coasts, the ring of tourism-dependant Mediterranean countries have battled a steady stream of environmental problems, raising […]

    Environmental documentary narrated by Alec Baldwin delays release

    The theatrical and digital release of ‘Flint: Who Can You Trust?’, an environmental documentary narrated by Alec Baldwin, has been postponed, its director said, following the fatal shooting of a cinematographer on the set of the actor’s movie ‘Rust’, The Peninsula Qatar states. Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins was killed and director Joel Souza was injured when […]

    Damage from 1990 Iraqi aggression ‘still visible’ in Kuwaiti environment

    Although enormous efforts have been exerted to rehabilitate Kuwait’s environment since the flagrant Iraqi aggression in 1990, scars of the destruction remain visible. The aggressors carried out a scorched earth policy, inflicting heavy damage to the land and the marine environment and polluting the air. They blew up and set afire oil wells, causing vast […]

    Syria war turned coast into ‘pollution flashpoint’ – NGO report
    23 Dec 2021

    Pollution stemming from the conflict in Syria is posing ‘acute health risks for civilians’, Middle East Eye reports. Leaks from moored tankers, underwater pipelines and wastewater systems have turned the Syrian coast into a major “conflict-linked pollution flashpoint”, said a report released on Tuesday. The study by PAX, a Dutch peace-building organization, analyzed public and […]

    Israeli ministry blocks UAE pipeline deal, citing risk to the Red Sea
    21 Dec 2021

    Environmental protection ministry says allowing dozens of oil tankers to enter the Red Sea resort of Eilat will cause pollution, Middle East Eye reports. Israel’s Ministry of Environmental Protection said on December 16 that it would not allow oil tankers to enter the Red Sea resort of Eilat, as was planned under a deal with […]

    Bugs across the globe are evolving to eat plastic, study finds

    The Guardian writes about surprising discovery that shows scale of plastic pollution and reveals enzymes that could boost recycling. Microbes in oceans and soils across the globe are evolving to eat plastic, according to a study. The research scanned more than 200m genes found in DNA samples taken from the environment and found 30,000 different […]

    Saudi environmental security officers protect sea and land ecosystems

    The Saudi Special Forces for Environmental Security have apprehended dozens of offenders for environmental violations as part of a recent crackdown, Arab News reports. Under the command of the Ministry of Interior, the forces arrested individuals who illegally moved sand and soil in Jeddah and Tabuk. People who illegally entered the Imam Turki bin Abdullah […]

    Court, wood and toxic plastic: why smoking is not eco-friendly and what to do

    The tobacco industry is a lucrative, popular and harmful thing. Smoking is addictive and causes several severe diseases and many complications. Persuading smokers to give up harmful addictions is usually ungrateful. However, it is necessary to fight not only for the health of individuals but also for the state of the environment. Thanks to “Rubryka” […]