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Dorothee
Germany

Amazing Photo of A Coral Reef Threatened By Plastic (Which I'm Authorized to Use For Any Purpose)

Amazing Photo of A Coral Reef Threatened By Plastic (Which I'm Authorized to Use For Any Purpose)

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July 3, 2011
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Alabama Cavefish - Critically E... Ah, forget it! You already know why I posted this photo, don't you? (Created By Myself) Red Wolf (Photo Edited By Myself)

Red Wolf (Photo Edited By Myself)

July 2, 2011
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Unicorns actually exist, didn't you know? (I'm Grateful That Wikipedia Allows People To Use This Photo For Any Purpose They Want!) I'm Grateful That Wikipedia Allows People To Use This Photo For Any Purpose They Want! - Critically Endangered Ambhibian (White-Bellied Frog)

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| 10:41 AM Jan 13 2019

Dorothee

Germany

Two days ago ‘Wie der Tourismus Thailand bedroht’ a documentary movie about tourism threatening Thailand’s coral reefs aired on the German TV-channel ‘WDR’. They say that each year so many tourists go snorkeling to see these reefs that even the tourists themselves find the amount of people they are in the water with unpleasant. Many people accidentally break off parts of the reefs by accidentally grazing them. Also so many people scare off the fish the coral reefs depend on. Even worse is that most tourists seem to be incapable of putting their plastic waste into the dumpster. Coffee mugs of plastic, plastic bags, cigars and plastic wrapping used by the food industry or industrial branches other than that… All these things often lay around on the beach to get washed into the sea. Some tourists even throw their waste straight into the coastal waters. All this waste floating on the surface blots out the sun. Alas the corals need UV-rays to survive. Some plastic bags even cover the coral reefs completely and some plastic threads tightly tie around the coral’s counterpart of a human neck both of which has the same effect on them as it would on a human being. They just suffocate.

| 07:28 PM Jan 11 2019

Dorothee

Germany

Acid rain is a threat to all of nature – even to environmental systems like coral reefs that are under water. Thus to restrain this environmental pollution and save some culturally-important buildings the city of Bologna in Italy now gives vouchers to people who regularly take the bus, train, a bike or go by foot. There is this app where you can get registered and have to log every single time you took something else than a motorized vehicle to reach your destination. After a certain amount of logs you get your voucher. You know in Bologna many stores, shops etc. volunteered to participate in this and thus accept these vouchers…or so I read in this month’s sample of the German monthly newspaper ‘GEO’.

| 09:56 PM Dec 24 2018

Dorothee

Germany

They may be a little late, but this Christmas Eve ‘Domradio’ gave tips how to have an environmentally-friendly Christmas:
>Meanwhile conifers like pines, firs or spruces can be bought and by some enterprises even borrowed in pots and be kept in the house the entire year. Thus instead of buying the typical cut Christmas tree, you could buy a living tree in a pot and decorate it for Christmas. Some experts say that conifers produce more oxygen than most other plants anyway.
>There is enough Christmas decoration made of wood, straw, glass, metals and even stones. You should buy these rather than plastic decoration.
>Make your wishes as environmentally friendly as possible. For example if you collect let’s say horse figurines, make it clear that you’d prefer figurines made of glass, wood from native trees or clay that was not produced in one of these countries that are known for using children in this sector.
>If you wish for clothes, ask for some that were not made of cotton as this would make it most likely a product of child-labor.
>Make sure that your wish is not an environmentally-unfriendly trip, like vacationing on a cruise ship, a very long car-drive, a snorkeling trip or a trip via the airplane.
>Use old maps or note sheets as wrapping for your present. If it’s a small present, you may even use a written text/ letter on ordinary paper as wrapping. Also some people – especially adults and adolescents – may accept if you don’t use any wrapping at all.

| 08:28 PM Nov 23 2018

Dorothee

Germany

The German monthly newspaper ‘GEO’ says that the enterprise ‘Share’ for example guarantees that all plastic bottles they sell were made of recycled plastic which makes them more environmentally-friendly than most plastic bottles.

| 09:25 PM Nov 03 2018

Dorothee

Germany

The German newspaper ‘Handelsblatt’ says that within the EU
>as off 2019 enterprises need to report to the ‘ZSVR’ the exact amount of plastic bags they produce or even sell. Also as off 2019 disposing off environmentally-friendly material shall be cheaper than disposing off material which is not. Plus there will be a register called ‘LUCID’ where enterprises need to be registered before actually being allowed to sign any contract.
>as off this month the amount of phenole and bisphenole in children’s toys must be reduced by 0,06 mg/l if you want these toys to be sold legally.

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