Plastic Song New short film offers visionary perspective on the plastic pollution crisis. 'Green thinking' must lead infrastructure design, says watchdog chairChair of Natural England wants environmental impact considerations baked into planning system Your Used Mask Needs to Make It to the Trash CanThey’re on beaches, in parking lots and on sidewalks. You probably won’t catch the coronavirus from a discarded mask, but the litter poses a risk to the environment. Trump administration says massive Alaska gold mine won’t cause major environmental harm, reversing ObamaThe Pebble Mine, which would be the largest in North America, was halted by the Obama administration out of concern it would irreversibly damage the famous sockeye salmon fishery. Gold vs. Salmon: Battle Over an Alaskan MineThe Pebble Mine could be worth billions. It could also put a lucrative fishing industry at risk. Mine developer sees review as positive for Alaska projectJUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The developer of a proposed copper and gold mine near the headwaters of a major U.S. salmon fishery in southwest Alaska believes it's on track to win key federal approvals,... Trump reverses Obama policy with huge Alaska goldmine despite outrage among environmental and indigenous groupsThe mine requires 82 miles of road construction, a dredging port and will destroy nearly 2,300 acres of wetlands, but is expected to produce $500bn worth of gold, copper and other minerals Plastic pollution flowing into oceans to triple by 2040, study says | The Japan TimesThe new research offers solutions that could cut the projected volume of plastic entering the ocean by more than 80 percent. World will have 710M tons of plastic pollution by 2040 despite efforts to cut waste, study saysIf the world embarked on an immediate and globally-coordinated effort to reduce our plastic consumption, there would still be an estimated 710 million metric tons of plastic that will pollute the environment by 2040, new research has found. Fox River PCBs: Cleanup ending but environmental issues remain Single-use masks and coronavirus waste adding to marine pollution | The Japan TimesIt was reported earlier in the month that disposable masks were found floating underwater and on seabeds, caught among ghost nets and other debris. Nippon Steel and Idemitsu tackle plastic waste in recycling pushSending material overseas no longer viable in pandemic era Ocean plastic could triple by 2040 and outnumber fish by 2050, study saysResearchers say curbing the rising tide of plastic waste will require businesses and governments going far beyond tackling bags and straws One billion tonnes of plastic waste to be dumped by 2040, predicts studyMore waste collection services in low-income countries could help reduce the amount of rubbish being dumped, researchers say. Plastic waste entering oceans expected to triple in 20 yearsEfforts to cut waste will reduce volume only by about 7%, say researchers All-female round the world voyage hunts for pollution hotspotsThe eXXpedition is traveling 38,000 nautical miles around the world and through four ocean gyres to investigate plastic pollution. Plastic pollution flowing into oceans to triple by 2040: studyThe amount of plastic waste flowing into the ocean and killing marine life could triple in the next 20 years, unless companies and governments can drastically reduce plastic production, a new study published on Thursday said. 'Staggering' levels of plastic pollution by 2040An estimated 1.3 billion tonnes of plastic is destined for the environment by 2040 unless global action is taken, scientists say.