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Mt. Everest climbers told to bring their garbage back down

It will be 61 years in May since the first successful attempt at reaching the summit of Mt. Everest was made. Since that time, 3,500 people have succeeded in duplicating the feat of Sir Edmund Hillary and his Nepalese Sherpa guide, Tenzing Norgay.

Plastic ocean junk harbors pathogenic bacteria

Pathogenic bacteria are residing in the masses of plastic debris that float over large areas of the world's oceans. Scientists have named this ecological hazard the "Plastisphere."

UK garbage industry is worth $4.5 billion

London - One man’s waste is another man’s gold. According to a report by a British government agency the country’s garbage disposal is potentially worth over $4.5 billion.

Mt Everest: Climb of a lifetime, or filthy garbage dump?

As the world celebrates the 60th anniversary of Sir Edmund HIllary's ascent to the top of Mt Everest, environmentalists are complaining about the disgusting mess up there, including loads of human excrement and even the odd corpse.

Operation #TuBasuraAlBanco: Depositing garbage at banks in Spain

As there was a three-day strike of the garbage collectors, the municipalities in Spain appealed to the public not to leave garbage in the public streets. The people came up with a novel place to put it all.

Plastic-eating fungi found in Amazon may solve landfill problems

Just when you thought that plastic waste was never going to break down in the environment, along comes Mother Nature to solve the problem.

Kitten left in bag on rubbish heap

Holborn - A three-month-old kitten was found shivering inside a plastic rubbish bag left on a pile of trash near a block of London flats.

Lifeboat crew rescues man and rubbish bin

A lifeboat crew rescued an 81-year-old man and a wheelie bin from the waters off North Wales on Friday. The man had set out in a small inflatable dinghy when he saw his neighbour’s bin being swept out to sea.

Op-Ed: When is the world going to talk about birth control?

The United Nations warns in its latest poverty report that at least 1-billion people survive on less than $1 a day. And that more than 500-million of the world population 'lives in poverty'. Yet there's one solution they refuse to mention: birth control.

Iraqis mired in blood and poverty

A new UN report says that a third of Iraq's already beleagured people live in abject poverty.
 

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Everest Summiteers  Association members collecting garbage in South Col on Mount Everest. Photo take...
Everest Summiteers' Association members collecting garbage in South Col on Mount Everest. Photo taken May 29, 2011.
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People deposited their garbage at the doors of the banks during the recent strike by garbage workers...
People deposited their garbage at the doors of the banks during the recent strike by garbage workers in Spain.
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People deposited their garbage at the doors of the banks during the recent strike by garbage workers...
People deposited their garbage at the doors of the banks during the recent strike by garbage workers in Spain.
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People deposited their garbage at the doors of the banks during the recent strike by garbage workers...
People deposited their garbage at the doors of the banks during the recent strike by garbage workers in Spain.
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Digital photograph of Mount Everest taken at an elevation of 5 300 meter from Gokyo Ri  Khumbu  Nepa...
Digital photograph of Mount Everest taken at an elevation of 5,300 meter from Gokyo Ri, Khumbu, Nepal on Nov.5, 2012.
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