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Concrete mixing machines line up at the construction site for high-rise buildings on April 10 in Kolkata, India.
The construction industry — from the mining and smelting of raw materials to dealing with the waste from demolished structures — has a huge environmental footprint that is often overlooked. It produces 11% of global greenhouse gas emissions. That’s a staggeringly high number, four times the emissions of the whole aviation sector.
Source: Construction Causes Major Pollution. Here’s How We Can Build Better. | HuffPost
While visiting Midway with the Oceanic Society, there was one past-time everyone enthusiastically participated in: beach combing.
There wasn’t much of a choice. The island is littered with an incredible amount of plastic debris, almost none of which actually originated from the island but rather washed up on shore after floating in the Pacific ocean for who knows how long.
Read the entire article via Is This Yours? Search Midway Atoll’s Lost & Found For Your Lost Plastic Stuff : TreeHugger.