Here’s the latest for Friday, June 7th: Trump: ‘Good chance’ now for tariff deal with Mexico; US, Russia blame each other in ship near-collision; Theresa May has formally stepped down; WWF highlights growing plastic problem in the Mediterranean.
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In the middle of the Mediterranean, the WWF sailboat Blue Panda sails about twenty kilometres off the French coast when a whale is sighted. Immediately, the team of scientists responsible for measuring cetacean exposure to plastic pollution get to work.
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Hundreds of tonnes of imported plastic waste will be shipped back to where it came from, Malaysia says, insisting the country does not want to be a global dumping ground. Around 300 million tonnes of plastic are produced every year, according to the Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF), with much of it ending up in landfill or polluting the seas, in what is becoming a growing international crisis.
Brazil is the fourth biggest producer of plastic rubbish in the world, according to a recent report published by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), but the Latin American country recycles just 1.28 percent of the 11.4 million tonnes it generates every year, which the WWF said was well below the global average of nine percent.
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Once a common sight in the skies of Pakistan, today the white-backed vulture is facing extinction — its population devastated by the use of industrial drugs to breed the cattle whose carcasses they traditionally feed on. Pakistan’s Vulture Restoration Project in Changa Manga and local branch of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) are desperately attempting to ensure the species does not die out.
Scientists have discovered 381 new species in the Amazon rainforest in two years, mostly in areas threatened by human activity, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) announced in a study just released.
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The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: Greek police clash with Roma rioting against demolition of their camp in Athens, Myanmar is planning to offer citizenship to Rohingya Muslims on one condition, Polish school feeds underprivileged kids with food originally intended for export to Russia, and a study blames humans for killing off more than half of the world’s wildlife populations.
Roma Protest Against Demolition of Camp
Members of the community blocked police from entering to bulldoze their homes in a suburb of Athens.
Conditional Citizenship Plan for Rohingya People
Under the initiative, the country’s 1.1 million Rohingya Muslims have a choice between ethnic reclassification and detention.
Russia’s Ban on EU Products is Feeding Hungry Children
Food that was meant for export to Russia has been donated to a school in the country’s south.
Study Cites Human Impact Caused Sharp Decline in Wildlife
WWF report lists habitat loss and climate change as the main culprits.
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