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Plastic Eating Enzyme Could Help Reduce World Pollution

An enzyme variant created by engineers and scientists at The University of Texas at Austin can break down plastic that typically takes centuries to degrade in just a matter of hours to days. This discovery, published in Nature, could help...

Chemicals in Sunscreen Damaging Mediterranean Sea Ecosystems

A recent study has found that chemicals in sunscreens may be damaging vital seagrass ecosystems in the Mediterranean Sea. The Mediterranean seagrass Posidonia oceania has been particularly impacted by the chemicals, the study, which was published in the "Marine Pollution...

Crucial UN Climate Summit Gets Under Way in Glasgow

The crucial UN climate change summit (COP26) got under way in Glasgow, UK on Sunday as President Alok Sharma says the summit is the world's "last, best hope" to keep global warming limited to 1.5 C by 2100. Currently, the...

‘All for Blue’ Environmental Group Keeps Greek Seas Blue

The environmental group All for Blue, active for 10 years, has removed 32 tons of waste from the Greek islands since 2018.

“Environmental Catastrophe”: Massive Oil Spill Fouls California Coast

Crews in the water and along the Southern California coastline are trying to contain a massive oil spill after a possible underwater pipeline leak sent more than 100,000 gallons of oil into the ocean. Crews were able to remove more...

Tourist Devotes Entire Vacation to Cleaning Beaches in Greece

A Swedish tourist spent his entire vacation in Chalkidiki, northern Greece, cleaning garbage from his favorite beaches. Daniel Tornkvist, a regular visitor to Chalkidiki, said he was very disappointed when he arrived in July and show the rubbish that had...

Biden Introduces Stricter Pollution Rules in Move to Push Electric Cars

President Joe Biden is introducing newer, stricter pollution laws in an attempt to phase out gas cars and make electric cars the dominant mode of personal transportation in America. Biden's strategy is to use tailpipe regulations to edge the public over to electric vehicles from their gas-fueled counterparts. Biden sees this move as the key to reducing the pollution that is contributing to global warming.

Greece Bans Single-Use Plastics to Protect Environment

Greece is banning a large variety of single-use plastics on Saturday in a move to make the country more environmentally friendly.

Strange “Sea Snot” Takes Over Marmara Sea in Turkey

"Sea snot" has taken over the Marmara Sea near Istanbul in Turkey.

Greece’s Marine Environment Gets New Lease on Life, Scientists Say

Greece's marine life populations have faced a period of revival due to the travel restrictions imposed globally to manage the coronavirus pandemic. Covid-19 restrictions are having visibly positive repercussions on marine life in Greece, as they have brought about not...