Ocean Waste summary by expert’s debate

A adult Pacific green turtle suffocating on a plastic bag after mistaking it for jellyfish. Photograph: FLPA/Rex
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10 things we learned about tackling plastic ocean waste

Earlier this year an NGO warned we could end up with ‘as much plastic in our oceans as fish’. Here is what the experts said in an online debate on plastic pollution.

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How to Create a Wildlife-Friendly Backyard [Infographic]

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How to Create a Wildlife-Friendly Backyard [Infographic] | ecogreenlove

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Today’s environmental news is often alarming, especially the warnings that biodiversity, a term used to describe the immense variety of life on Earth, is under siege. The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) warns nearly one third of known species are threatened with extinction, including 41 percent of amphibians, 26 percent of mammals, and 13 percent of birds.

It’s easy to feel helpless in the face of such dire statistics, especially because many scientists call biodiversity our life support system. Humans rely on healthy ecosystems to:

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Urban Forestry Benefits [Infographic]

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It’s no secret that the world’s most beautiful urban spaces are almost always lined with trees. However, urban forests offers far more than just beautification benefits—trees do wonders for air purification, water management, reduced energy consumption, and more. Jarrimber details the many advantages of urban forestry and why restoring and expanding the forests in our cities should be a major priority.

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How Urbanization affects the Environment [Infographic]

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It’s hard to comprehend how urban air pollution is killing 2.4 million people a year. Even though increased urbanization is a part of the modern world, something doesn’t quite add up here. By 2050 it is predicted that up to 85% of the world will be urbanized and it is important this development is managed carefully so the detrimental effects are minimized. How will this affect wildlife when in the United States 275 species are already endangered as a result of urbanization?

– Kenneth Gray Owner/Manager Gotcha Wildlife

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Top Ten Greenest Cities in the World for 2014

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Proper planning and the right management, along with the implementation of different sustainable methods, it has become possible for many cities to maintain their green objectives amidst increased population and urbanisation.

Many cities have acknowledged the need to keep the environment safe and the air clean and fresh. They have realised that the cleaner they are the healthier their constituents are.

But what does it take for a city to be recognised as a green city? What are the criteria to be on the list of the world’s greenest cities? Are you living in a green city? Would you like to visit a green city, where you will see more bicycles than cars on the streets? Do you want to know and explore the different sustainable means currently being implemented in the green cities? The following are the cities that made it to the most recent list of the top ten greenest cities in the world:

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