Entries from May 2009

Antwerp to Ghana – The E-Waste Cycle

May 25th, 2009 · No Comments

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Tags: Waste

Oyster Reef Destruction

May 22nd, 2009 · No Comments

The first-ever comprehensive review of the state of the world’s shellfish has just been released by The Nature Conservancy and the prognosis (as you may expect) really isn’t good. In fact, when oysters are concerned it’s downright awful.Globally, about 85% of the world’s oyster reefs have vanished and in many areas oyster reefs are functionally […]

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Tags: climate change

The Rainforest Chernobyl

May 13th, 2009 · No Comments

In a rainforest area roughly three times the size of Manhattan, Texaco carved out 350 oil wells, and upon leaving the country in 1992, left behind some 1,000 open toxic waste pits. Many of these pits leak into the water table or overflow in heavy rains, polluting rivers and streams that 30,000 people depend on […]

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Tags: Resource Extraction · Waste