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President Obama Signs Ban on Polluting Plastic Microbeads in Beauty Products. WASHINGTON— President Obama today signed into law a bill phasing out the manufacture of facewash, toothpaste and shampoo containing plastic microbeads by July 1, 2017 and the sale of such beauty products by July 1, 2018.

President Obama Signs Ban on Polluting Plastic Microbeads in Beauty Products

Following in the footsteps of California’s historic microbead ban enacted earlier this year, the Microbead-Free Waters Act (H.R. 1321) bans all plastic microbeads from beauty products, including those made from so-called “biodegradable plastics,” most of which do not biodegrade in marine environments. “Our oceans are inundated with microplastics that threaten sea birds, turtles and other marine wildlife. Now we can stop adding to the trillions of pieces already out there,” said Blake Kopcho, oceans campaigner with the Center for Biological Diversity.

“This will eliminate a pointless and harmful source of plastic pollution before it ever has a chance to reach the oceans.” The Microbead-Free Waters Act, introduced by Reps. (3) Facebook. Humpback Whale Shows AMAZING Appreciation After Being Freed From Nets. Port pétrolier à Cacouna: les conséquences de l'indifférence du Québec. Le projet de port pétrolier que souhaite implanter TransCanada à Cacouna n'augure rien de bon pour l'écosystème marin du Bas-Saint-Laurent.

Port pétrolier à Cacouna: les conséquences de l'indifférence du Québec

Le port, qui y serait construit pour exporter le pétrole albertain acheminé par oléoduc, serait situé en plein coeur de la pouponnière des bélugas du Saint-Laurent. Nous savons depuis longtemps que l'espèce est menacée, voire en voie de disparition. Mais comment expliquer qu'un site d'une telle importance ne soit pas protégé? L’avenir des océans profonds est entre nos mains. The ocean is broken. A Newcastle sailor's trip across the Pacific Ocean after the Japan tsunami was frighteningly similar to a nightmare.

The ocean is broken

See your ad here Debris on a Balinese beach. Pic: Jason Childs Ivan Macfadyen aboard the Funnel Web. Picture by Max Mason-Hubers Lifeguards clean a Balinese beach in January 2014. Pic: Jason Childs Marine debris in Port Honduras Marine Reserve, Belize. Debris on a Balinese beach. 1 of 6 Ivan Macfadyen aboard the Funnel Web. IT was the silence that made this voyage different from all of those before it.

Not the absence of sound, exactly. The wind still whipped the sails and whistled in the rigging. And there were plenty of other noises: muffled thuds and bumps and scrapes as the boat knocked against pieces of debris. What was missing was the cries of the seabirds which, on all previous similar voyages, had surrounded the boat. The birds were missing because the fish were missing. But this time, on that whole long leg of sea journey, the total catch was two.

Chlorite. Rivers need new environment minister's urgent attention. Recently appointed minister for the environment Gusti Muhammad Hatta has a vast task ahead of him.

Rivers need new environment minister's urgent attention

Despite considerable talk and the introduction some tough new protection measures in the past few years, there are few signs of any improvement in the state of the nation's environment. Hardly a week goes by without the publication of yet another depressing report, highlighting the rapid decline in the health of this country's natural resources. It would be hard for any new minister to know where to start. But Hatta has pledged to pay particular attention to climate change, forest fires and critical river basins during his first 100 days in office.

Rapid population growth and appalling misuse that is unsustainable have seriously decreased the environmental quality water in Indonesia. Never has the situation been more critical, with at least 80 percent of Indonesia's 250 million people without access to piped water. The once gently flowing river Citarum in West Java is one alarming example. Pollution en Indonésie : un photographe découvre des vagues et des étendues de déchets (PHOTOS) POLLUTION - Le photographe Zak Noyle a fait une triste découverte lors d'un voyage à Java, en Indonésie.

Pollution en Indonésie : un photographe découvre des vagues et des étendues de déchets (PHOTOS)

Connues pour leur beauté et leur puissance, les vagues dans cette région du monde ont effectivement quelque peu changé. Alors qu'il s’apprêtait à faire des photos du surfer Dede Surinaya près d'une petite crique, le photographe a remarqué que l'eau était couverte de détritus, d'après le site GrindTV. La première ville à la ronde a beau être à des kilomètres, de forts courants ont ramené en masse des déchets provenant de l'une des îles les plus polluées du monde, Java. Pièges à nuages : capturer l’eau là où elle ne tombe pas. © Shamengo Antofagasta, cité côtière du Chili.

Pièges à nuages : capturer l’eau là où elle ne tombe pas

Un des endroits de la planète où il pleut le moins. 1 mm de précipitations par an en tout et pour tout. L’eau solide, une arme anti-sécheresse prometteuse. Vent debout contre les sécheresses récurrentes qui frappent les agriculteurs de son pays, le chimiste mexicain Sergio Jesús Rico a mis au point un procédé capable de solidifier l’eau sous forme de gel.

L’eau solide, une arme anti-sécheresse prometteuse

Biodégradable, l’eau solide offre des résultats d’irrigation sensiblement plus probants que les méthodes traditionnelles. L’eau solide, une arme anti-sécheresse prometteuse.