Reimagining the Lake District It's time to imagine a more resilient future for the Lake District and all its communities, a future in which wild nature and thriving biodiversity is central. 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. 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 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. 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 Gold vs. Salmon: Battle Over an Alaskan MineThe Pebble Mine could be worth billions. It could also put a lucrative fishing industry at risk. 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.