The Miami Hurricanes vs Plastic Pollution

Each year, around 8 million tons of plastic waste enter the world’s oceans. This uniquely damaging form of pollution harms and kills many kinds of wildlife , both in and out of the water, from whales and dolphins to seabirds. But it is not just plastic bottles and packaging that cause harm—when plastics break down into microscopic pieces, they attract other chemical pollutants from industry and agriculture. These toxic microplastics then enter the food chain via plankton and small fish, eventually working their way up to humans. Consumption of fish contaminated by these microplastics has been linked to a variety of serious health problems, including cancer, auto-immune disease, cognitive problems, infertility, and endocrine disruption.

Are Natural Disasters Such as Hurricanes the New Normal?

Are Natural Disasters Such as Hurricanes the New Normal? Banner Image

September 2017 will be remembered as the costliest, most devastating and most terrifying natural disaster month in North America. So many hurricanes and earthquakes were happening sequentially and concurrently. This is now the new normal.

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