Wednesday, June 6, 2018

17 Pounds Of Plastic Kills Whale, Highlighting Ocean Pollution

Some 80 plastic bags extracted from within a whale are being laid out in Songkhla, Thailand, in this still image captured from video footage.
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Around 80 sopping wet, black plastic bags lined the floor of an operating room in Thailand last week after they were pulled from the stomach of a whale found stranded on a beach.
The pilot whale, which washed ashore in the southern province of Songkhla, later died after veterinarians tried for five days to save its life, according to the country's Department of Marine and Coastal Resources. An autopsy found nearly 17 pounds of plastic inside the whale's belly, a marine official told Reuters.
The whale's death and photos released by the department serve as a reminder of a growing global problem: plastic debris flowing into the ocean and killing wildlife.
"We are creating the horrible dystopian future that nobody wanted," Enric Sala, an explorer-in-residence and marine ecologist with National Geographic, tells Here & Now's Robin Young.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

adidas makes shoes out of ocean plastic

Adidas sold 1 million shoes made out of ocean plastic last year, CEO Kasper Rorsted told CNBC on Wednesday.
The German sportswear giant launched last year three new versions of its UltraBoost shoe made out of plastic found in the ocean. It teamed up with environmental initiative Parley for the Oceans to create the shoe.
At the time, Adidas said it it wanted to create a million pairs of the UltraBoost shoes.
"We last year sold 1 million shoes made out of ocean plastic," Rorsted told CNBC in a TV interview.
Each pair of shoes reuses 11 plastic bottles.
Adidas reported quarterly earnings on Wednesday in which it said it expected another year of sales and profit growth, but at a slower pace than in 2017cnbc

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Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Land open to oil and gas drilling by during Presidents Bush (left), Obama (center), and proposed by Trump (right)

Where Coastal States Stand on Offshore Drilling
Orange: Opposes, Blue: Governor is in Favor, Tan: Undecided

At the End of the George W. Bush Administration
Blue: Open to Oil and Gas Drilling, Yellow: Not Yet Open, Orange: Under Protection

At the End of the Obama Administration 
Blue: Open to Oil and Gas Drilling, Yellow: Not Yet Open, Orange: Under Protection

Trumps Proposal
Blue: Open to Oil and Gas Drilling, Orange: Under Protection

Where Is America’s Offshore Oil?
Economically Recoverable Oil and Gas

Monday, January 22, 2018

farol do arnel, sao miguel, azores, portugal

mosteiros, sao miguel, azores, portugal

termas da ferraria, sao miguel, azores, portugal

sete cidades, sao miguel, azores, portugal

Turnover In Trump's White House Is 'Record-Setting'

"While some turnover is expected and possibly beneficial, excessive turnover portends problems," writes Kathryn Dunn Tenpas, a nonresident senior fellow in governance studies at the Brookings Institution. "[President Trump] has valued loyalty over qualifications and suffered from a White House that has functioned in a chaotic manner. Both features have made it difficult to retain staff and have contributed to the governance difficulties he has encountered."