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Guidelines target plastic pollution hotspots 12/8/2020
Guidelines target plastic pollution hotspots From promoting innovative eco-design to banning the use of single-use plastic straws, efforts to curb plastic pollution are as ubiquitous as plastic itself. However, the problem is not going away. It is time to adopt a new strategy. ...more
Pesticides and fertilisers have overtaken fossil fuels as the largest human source of sulphur in the environment 12/8/2020
Pesticides and fertilisers have overtaken fossil fuels as the largest human source of sulphur in the environment Pesticides and fertilisers from agriculture have overtaken fossil fuels as the largest human source of sulphur in the environment, a study has revealed. ...more
Milne Ice Shelf: Satellites capture Arctic ice split 12/8/2020
Milne Ice Shelf: Satellites capture Arctic ice split The Planet Earth-observation company has just released new imagery of the broken Milne Ice Shelf in the Arctic. ...more
Google turns Android phones into earthquake sensors; California to get alerts 12/8/2020
Google turns Android phones into earthquake sensors; California to get alerts Alphabet Inc’s Google’s Android phones on Tuesday started detecting earthquakes around the world to provide data that could eventually give billions of users precious seconds of warning of a tremor nearby, with an alerting feature first rolling out in California. ...more
Singapore crushes ivory from around 300 elephants to deter illegal trade 12/8/2020
Singapore crushes ivory from around 300 elephants to deter illegal trade Singapore started crushing nine tonnes worth of elephant ivory on Tuesday, in what authorities said was the biggest such event globally in recent years and signalled the island nation’s fight against illegal trade in wildlife. ...more
AFED a week after the Beirut explosion, Saab: We are working among the rubble to implement our program 11/8/2020
AFED a week after the Beirut explosion, Saab: We are working among the rubble to implement our program A week after the Beirut explosion that devastated offices of the Arab Forum for Environment and Development (AFED) and Environment and Development magazine, and incurred thousands of victims, Secretary General Najib Saab sent a letter to AFED community ...more
Risk of COVID-19 plastic trash pile-up worries Europe 11/8/2020
Risk of COVID-19 plastic trash pile-up worries Europe Concerns are rising across Europe that the coronavirus-induced slump in oil prices could knock demand for recycled plastics but data is still patchy on how the pandemic has affected the amount of trash piling up, the European Union’s environment chief said. ...more
Warming world will be 'devastating' for frozen peatlands 11/8/2020
Warming world will be 'devastating' for frozen peatlands The world's peatlands will become a large source of greenhouse gases as temperatures rise this century, say scientists. ...more
Gene manipulation using algae could grow more crops with less water 11/8/2020
Gene manipulation using algae could grow more crops with less water Tobacco plants have been modified with a protein found in algae to improve their photosynthesis and increase growth, while using less water, in a new advance that could point the way to higher-yielding crops in a drought-afflicted future. ...more
Antarctica's floating ice shelves have lost enough water in 25 years to fill the Grand Canyon 11/8/2020
Antarctica's floating ice shelves have lost enough water in 25 years to fill the Grand Canyon The volume of water loss from Antarctica’s floating ice shelves over the past 25 years would fill the Grand Canyon, according to a new study published on Monday. ...more
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