# environmental pollution

An aerial view shows the Akamas Peninsula along the western coast of Cyprus on May 31, 2020. - Cyprus opens back up for international tourism on June 9, with airports welcoming visitors after an almost three-month shutdown, and a bold plan to cover health care costs for visitors. But with arrivals expected to be down by 70 percent this year due to the chaos brought by the COVID-19 pandemic, it's a leap of faith for the small Mediterranean holiday island. (Photo by Etienne TORBEY / AFP)
An aerial view shows the Akamas Peninsul […]

Europe’s beaches ‘steadily getting cleaner’

Water quality on Europe's beaches has steadily improved in recent years, with the vast majority boasting excellent quality, according to a new survey by the European Environment Agency (EEA)
06.06.2017, Thailand, Bangkok: Plastikmüll liegt am Strand von Ko Sih Chang, einer Insel im Golf von Thailand. Papst Franziskus hat am 01.09.2018 die Menschen dazu aufgerufen, das Meer nicht mit Plastik zu vermüllen. (zu dpa «Papst: Meer darf nicht mit Plastik vermüllt werden»)
06.06.2017, Thailand, Bangkok: Plastikm […]

How plastic makes its way into the ocean

The millions of tonnes of plastic that end up in the world’s oceans pose a threat to marine animals. How does it get there? The following graphic shows a selection of possible sources.