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A long-standing dispute over sand mining spawned violent clashes Monday in Gambia, with two people killed and others — including police officers — critically injured.

Gambian police on Monday killed two young men during a village protest against sand excavation they claim is damaging their rice fields, official sources said.

Of the common adjectives used to describe Earth’s southern polar region, ‘pristine’ is among the most inappropriate. The ocean around Antarctica bobs with pieces of microplastic pollution, and for decades, whales and other marine life have been stripped from the sea. The ozone hole gapes above. To find any of the advertised unspoiled wilderness, a visitor has to trek inshore and away from the direct influence of the rest of the world. Because there is another misapplied label: remote.

A new report from the WWF finds record levels of pollution from microplastics in the Mediterranean Sea are now higher than those in the oceanic ‘garbage patches’ and are threatening marine species, fisheries activities and human health in the region.

The latest Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) analysis shows the National Capital Region has witnessed a substantial ozone build-up this summer.

Kampala/Mbale — President Museveni yesterday ordered 45 plastic manufacturers in the country to stop making polythene bags or kaveera, reviving a shelved government ban on the environmentally hazar

HYDERABAD: Reverberating the United Nation's awakening call to ditch plastic, Telangana, along with rest of India, on Tuesday marked World Environment Day with 'beat the plastic pollution' as its t

India is the host to this year’s World Environment Day and the theme is ‘Beat Plastic Pollution.’

The application of razor-thin sheets of polyethylene film across farmland began in the 1950s when agronomists noticed that it could successfully moderate soil temperature, limit weed growth and prevent moisture loss. All essential factors in crop production, this method was found to increase cotton, maize and wheat yields by an average 30%.

If current consumption patterns and waste management practices do not improve, by 2050 there will be about 12 billion tons of plastic litter in land flls and the natural environment warns this new UN report released on June 5,  World Environment Day 2018. It also provides a road map to reduce single-use plastics.

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