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[ Global Movement Fights Plastic Pollution ]

Global Movement Fights Plastic Pollution

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By Break Free from Plastic

Scientists predict that without urgent action there will be more plastic than fish in the ocean by 2050. Yet, despite the danger that plastic pollution poses to our planet and to human health, industry and governments have so far failed to face up to the systemic change required to solve the issue.

That’s why a network of 100 NGOs, including EarthShare members Surfrider Foundation, Clean Water Action, Institute for Transportation and Development Policy, and Oceana, just released a groundbreaking new global vision for a future free from plastic pollution.

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[ 4 climate actions for a more peaceful world ]

These steps will lead to a more stable future for our planet and growing population.

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[ Wilderness Society opposes Utah public lands bill passed by House committee, asks President to designate Bears Ears region of Utah as a national monument ]

Michael Reinemer

With very few legislative days left in the 114th Congress, this bill has no chance of being adopted and would do too little to protect wild, cultural and historic lands, including the critically important Bears Ears area.

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[ Poll of Taos County voters finds overwhelming support for recreation access and expanded protections for New Mexico’s public lands ]

Jennifer Dickson

A phone survey conducted by the firm Third Eye Strategies identified that 95% of county voters polled on public lands including parks, forests and open spaces, found them “important” an

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[ Senate bills renew assault on Arctic Refuge and Izembek wilderness ]

Tim Woody

EMBARGOED until Sept. 22, 2016

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