Let's balance out

Let's balance out: one good and one bad news about the climate. Nanoplastics found at both Earth poles
Published by Ludovica Luvi F. on 2022-01-27 in Eco
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Let's balance out: what is it?

It isn't as bad as you think. Or maybe it is.

Another week has passed and we're back with the climate updates! This is "Let's balance out" and you'll read one good news and one bad news about the climate crisis. Here you can find the article of last week. Shall we begin?

So what do you want first? The good news or the bad news?
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Bad news: nanoplastics found at both Earth poles

The Guardian warns that for the first time ever traces of nanoplastic pollution have been found at both the Earth poles. Even though they're smaller than microplastics, they are way more toxic.
Some particles have already been found at Greenland's icecap. We still don't know the kind of impact they could have on human health, but it seems that, even if they have just been found, they have actually been there for years.
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Good news: investor will target directors who won't respect sustainability goals

An important investment fund from the UK has decided that they'll do what they can to get directors who don't respect their climate goals kicked out from their companies.
As the BBC tells us, Aviva Investors has said they want to hold these boards accountable if they'll fail to reach their sustainability goals.