The world's sea floor is littered with an estimated 14 million tonnes of microplastics, broken down from the masses of rubbish entering the oceans every year, according to Australia's national science agency.
Alec LuhnPart of the reason why every American eats an estimated 74,000 pieces of microplastic a year
Beneath some of the world’s busiest fisheries, radioactive submarines from the Soviet era lie disintegrating on the seafloor. Decades later, Russia is preparing to retrieve them.
Alec LuhnRussia is preparing to raise 2 rusty sunken nuclear submarines from the Arctic. It's an unprecedentedly complex operation, but otherwise radioactive spent fuel will eventually leak into waters where most British fish & chips comes from @BBC_Future
The 27 EU foreign ministers on Friday took the first step towards imposing new sanctions on Belarus, with a diplomatic source saying they agreed to task their foreign policy unit with preparing a list of individuals to be blacklisted.
Alec Luhn27 EU countries have agreed to blacklist Belarusian officials for human rights abuses against protesters
Аммиачную селитру, которая взорвалась в порту в Бейруте, конфисковали с судна, владельцем которого был уроженец Хабаровска, сообщили моряки. По их словам, он объявил о банкротстве и «фактически бросил судно»
Первого мая скончалась врио главного врача красноярского госпиталя для ветеранов Елена Непомнящая. 25 апреля женщина выпала из окна 5 этажа клиники. «В течение недели она находилась в реанимации, врачи боролись за ее жизнь. Семье будет оказана вся...
Alec LuhnDoctors are obviously under pressure right now; suicide is possible. But the circumstances are odd. This Krasnoyarsk doctor left behind 2 children when she fell to her death after arguing her hospital wasn't ready to treat #COVID19.
Врач скорой помощи Александр Шулепов из поселка Новая Усмань (Воронежская область) выпал из окна больницы, в которой лечился от коронавирусной инфекции. Об этом сообщило местное издание «Моё!» без ссылок на источники. Коллега Шулепова, фельдшер...
Coronavirus-hit Lombardy city will turn 35km of streets over to cyclists and pedestrians
Alec Luhn1st city I've heard voicing this obvious idea: Milan wants to keep the reduced car traffic & air pollution after #COVID19 , so it's installing bike lanes & wider sidewalks on 22 miles of streets. @jonathanwatts
All Moscow residents will be ordered to stay in their homes with few exceptions.
Alec LuhnMoscow will implement a "smart control system" to make sure all residents are following the lockdown, the mayor says. That probably means the 170,000 surveillance cameras the city has--& their facial recognition system
As many as 22 new coal plants—one of the dirtiest power sources—will arise at 17 sites across Japan, just as the world must slash emissions to fight warming.
Alec LuhnJapan, where 1,000 people died in a heatwave linked to climate change in 2018, is building up to 22 new coal power plants (that aren't that much cheaper). After Fukushima 4/5 of energy there already comes from fossil fuels
We must worry about the future of Iran if Flight PS752 represents the human capital Iran is losing.
Alec LuhnAmong 176 killed on Ukrainian airliner over Iran were 28 PhD & 25 master's students/graduates, 6 doctors, 3 professors, 3 dentists & 1 veterinarian. Their loss is tragic, as is the situation that forces so many talented people to leave [email protected]
In her first public appearance since being deported by U.S. authorities who had jailed her for being a Russian agent, Maria Butina was on Monday offered a job by Moscow to defend Russians imprisoned abroad.
Alec LuhnMoscow's going the Lugovoi route with Butina, offering her jobs with the presidential human rights council & parliament