Environment

International E-Waste Day: 7.3 billion e-toys discarded worldwide annually

International E-Waste Day: 7.3 billion e-toys disc...

October 12, 2023

Each year, 7.3 billion pieces of various electronic toys and gadgets end up in landfills around the world. Every year, 9 billion kg of unused cables, electronic toys, LED-decorated novelty clothes, power tools, vaping devices, and countless other small consumer items that are not...

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Scientists develop new methods to measure human impact on Earth’s critical zone

Scientists develop new methods to measure human im...

September 18, 2023

With increasing impact of climate change across the world, food security has become a critical issue for the world and new research published by British and Chinese scientists says that future plans to tackle the climate change’s impacts on food security must integrate local kn...

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UNEP worried over 6 billion tonnes of marine sand extraction

UNEP worried over 6 billion tonnes of marine sand ...

September 5, 2023

One of the largest threats to the already fragilised global marine ecosystem is posed by the global marine dredging industry that digs over 6 billion tonnes of sand and other sediments each year, significantly impacting biodiversity and coastal communities. According to a report ...

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Avaaz urges immediate action at 7th GEF Assembly

Avaaz urges immediate action at 7th GEF Assembly

August 24, 2023

The summer of 2023 has been one of the worst in Canadian history, at least in terms of wildfires that had gripped vast tracts of Canadian forests, affecting all the 13 provinces and impacting over 15.5 million hectares of what was mainly virgin forest. So bad was the situation th...

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Big expectations as 8 South American leaders gather to protect Amazon basin

Big expectations as 8 South American leaders gathe...

August 8, 2023

On Tuesday, Presidents from eight countries across the Amazon including Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Peru, Suriname and Venezuela gather in Belem in Brazil in their first meeting since 2009 under the Amazon Cooperation Treaty Organisation (ACTO) to discuss the fate...

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350.org to hold ‘Global Day of Action’ on renewable energy in November

350.org to hold ‘Global Day of Action’ on rene...

August 6, 2023

Global climate justice organisation 350.org says it will organise worldwide days of action on November 3 and 4 to urgent acceleration of the transition to a renewable-powered world. In a press statement, 350.org says that its announcement coincides with fossil fuel companies repo...

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UAE-UNFCCC sign host country agreement for COP28

UAE-UNFCCC sign host country agreement for COP28

August 3, 2023

The United Arab Emirates and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the organiser of climate change meetings or COPs, have signed the Host Country Agreement for COP28, that will be held in Dubai later this year. According to a press statement, the agr...

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Carbon offsets need close regulation & verification

Carbon offsets need close regulation & verifi...

August 2, 2023

Though carbon offset programmes have been around for a decade, over the last couple of years thousands of companies and self-styled not-for-profit organisations have sprung up all over the world claiming to provide carbon offsets that have evolved into multi-billion business, wit...

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New water pollution monitoring system set to make a splash

New water pollution monitoring system set to make ...

June 9, 2023

A team of researchers from universities in Scotland, Portugal and Germany have developed a new water pollution sensor which can be printed on 3-D machines, making it readily available everywhere at a very low cost. According to scientists at the Glasgow University, which leads th...

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G7 meeting failed to read LeMay leaflets

G7 meeting failed to read LeMay leaflets

May 21, 2023

Before the bombing of Hiroshima, under the orders of American General Curtis LeMay, millions of leaflets were dropped from American military planes warning the citizens of grave consequences of war weapons. The leaflets informed of urgent precautions like safe shelter or evacuati...

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