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06.06.2017, Thailand, Bangkok: Plastikmüll liegt am Strand von Ko Sih Chang, einer Insel im Golf von Thailand. Papst Franziskus hat am 01.09.2018 die Menschen dazu aufgerufen, das Meer nicht mit Plastik zu vermüllen. (zu dpa «Papst: Meer darf nicht mit Plastik vermüllt werden»)
06.06.2017, Thailand, Bangkok: Plastikm […]

How plastic makes its way into the ocean

The millions of tonnes of plastic that end up in the world’s oceans pose a threat to marine animals. How does it get there? The following graphic shows a selection of possible sources.
A student from Mount Saint Mary's College holds a plastic bag of glass eels caught in the Quassaick Creek in Newburgh, New York on May 1, 2013 as part of a project by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to monitor eel populations. Photo: Stan Honda / AFP
A student from Mount Saint Mary's Colleg […]

Eel trafficking in the EU, the world’s ‘biggest wildlife crime’

Billions of euros worth of critically endangered eels are trafficked each year from Europe, ending up in China and Japan in what is "the largest wildlife crime on Earth," campaigners say.
Greenland contains enough frozen water to lift oceans by about seven metres (23 feet), though experts disagree on the global warming threshold for irreversible melting. Photo: Steen Ulrik Johannessen/AFP
Greenland contains enough frozen water t […]

Greenland now a major driver of rising seas: study

Ocean levels rose 50 percent faster in 2014 than in 1993, with meltwater from the Greenland ice sheet now supplying 25 percent of total sea level increase compared with just five percent 20 years earlier, researchers say.