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Plastic pollution: Flip-flop found in poo of endangered tortoise

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By Thomas Moore, science correspondent A huge plastic clean-up operation is being organised on one of the most important turtle nesting islands in the Indian Ocean. The isolated Aldabra atoll, 390 miles off the coast of Africa, is strewn with plastic that has been swept long distances by ocean currents. Around 5,000 endangered green turtles Read More

Plastic pollution destroying remote turtle nesting site

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By Thomas Moore, science correspondent A huge plastic clean-up operation is being organised on one of the most important turtle nesting islands in the Indian Ocean. The isolated Aldabra atoll, 390 miles off the coast of Africa, is strewn with plastic that has been swept long distances by ocean currents. Around 5,000 endangered green turtles Read More

U.S. approves Fresenius purchase of NxStage

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FILE PHOTO – The headquarters of Fresenius is pictured in Bad Homburg near Frankfurt February 24, 2010. REUTERS/Johannes Eisele WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has given Germany’s Fresenius Medical Care AG and U.S. home dialysis equipment maker NxStage Medical Inc antitrust approval for their merger, the agency said on Tuesday. To win Read More

Meet the sea squirt, sucking up plastic particles from the sea

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EILAT, Israel (Reuters) – A rubbery sea creature with an irritating habit of clinging to ships and invading beaches could help measure plastic pollution as it can filter tiny particles from the ocean and store them in its soft tissue. FILE PHOTO: An Israeli researcher holds a sea squirt removed from the Red Sea as Read More

Amazon's New York project foundered on labor organizing, opposition to subsidies

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Jeff Bezos and other top Amazon executives gathered in Seattle on Wednesday to decide whether to go ahead with its planned headquarters in New York City. Brian Huseman, vice president for public policy, was on the phone, and the news was not good. He had met with Andrea Stewart-Cousins, the majority leader in the restive Read More

UK plans to make plastic packaging producers pay for waste disposal

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LONDON (Reuters) – Britain is to set out plans to overhaul its recycling system on Monday, including making plastic packaging producers pay the full cost of dealing with their waste and introducing a deposit return scheme for cans and bottles. FILE PHOTO – Plastic and other waste is seen floating on the Marine Lake at Read More

'I don't trust anyone': The British women who married IS jihadis

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By Alex Crawford, special correspondent Reema Iqbal is talking to us from behind the plastic sheeting which marks the tented area which is now her home in Roj camp in northeast Syria. She is not wearing the all-covering black Islamic dress and veil that most of the women walking around the camp are dressed in. Read More

Airopack's debt revamp collapses, cites accounting issues

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ZURICH (Reuters) – Airopack’s (AIRN.S) recapitalization plan collapsed as lenders including Apollo Global Management (APO.N) demanded repayment following the discovery of “inadequate sales and accounting practices”, the Swiss aerosol packaging maker said on Monday. FILE PHOTO: Leon Black, Chairman, CEO and Director, Apollo Global Management, LLC, May 1, 2018. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson/File Photo Shares in the Read More

Desperate Venezuelans sell own hair on border as military blocks aid

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By Amanda Walker, US correspondent The Simon Bolivar International Bridge is an incredible place. Some 30,000 people cross it every day – most are Venezuelans coming into Colombia. Some are weighed down with heavy suitcases containing everything they own. They’ve decided enough is enough – they might not know what lies ahead but anything is Read More

Desperate Venezuelans sell hair on border as military blocks aid

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By Amanda Walker, US correspondent The Simon Bolivar International Bridge is an incredible place. Some 30,000 people cross it every day – most are Venezuelans coming into Colombia. Some are weighed down with heavy suitcases containing everything they own. They’ve decided enough is enough – they might not know what lies ahead but anything is Read More