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Brexit presents opportunity to ban supertrawlers from UK waters, environmental groups say

Brexit presents opportunity to ban supertrawlers from UK waters, environmental groups say

Campaigners say Brexit presents the government with the perfect opportunity to ban industrial supertrawler fishing boats from UK seas. Supertrawlers are huge factory ships many times larger than fishing boats, with the capability to net and process as much as 250 tons of fish a day. Environmentalists fear the presence …

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Toxic-Free Cosmetics Act Would Ban Cosmetics With Chemicals Linked to Cancer or Reproductive Harm

Toxic-Free Cosmetics Act Would Ban Cosmetics With Chemicals Linked to Cancer or Reproductive Harm

Bill Would Ban 12 Highly Toxic Chemicals For Immediate Release:  Friday, February 21, 2020 SACRAMENTO, Calif. – On Thursday the California Assembly reintroduced the Toxic-Free Cosmetics Act, A.B. 2762. If passed, the law would ban 12 toxic ingredients, such as mercury and formaldehyde, from the beauty and personal care products …

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California Bills Would Ban ‘Forever Chemicals’ in Firefighting Foam, Expand Testing of Water for All PFAS Chemicals

California Bills Would Ban ‘Forever Chemicals’ in Firefighting Foam, Expand Testing of Water for All PFAS Chemicals

For Immediate Release:  Wednesday, February 19, 2020 SACRAMENTO, Calif. – On Tuesday the California Senate introduced two bills to address the growing contamination crisis of toxic fluorinated chemicals known as PFAS. One bill would ban the chemicals in firefighting foam – one of the largest sources of PFAS contamination – …

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EWT responds to China’s illegal wildlife trade ban

EWT responds to China’s illegal wildlife trade ban

The Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT) welcomes the announcement by the Chinese Communist Party to enforce the ban on illegal wildlife trade and increase regulation of wildlife markets. Evidence points to wildlife markets as a source of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), which has resulted in human and economic costs. The EWT …

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Launching climate summit, UK brings forward ban on new petrol and diesel cars

Launching climate summit, UK brings forward ban on new petrol and diesel cars

Britain will ban the sale of new petrol and diesel cars from 2035, five years earlier than previously planned, Conservative Prime Minister Boris Johnson announce today as he launches a major United Nations climate summit due to take place in Glasgow in November. Mr Johnson launched the UN’s Conference of …

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2 Years Ago, Kenya Set The World’s Strictest Plastic Bag Ban. Did It Work?

2 Years Ago, Kenya Set The World's Strictest Plastic Bag Ban. Did It Work?

KIKUYU, Kenya ― Early in the morning, Alice Wangui prepares to open her vegetable stall in the outdoor Kinoo Market, some 13 miles northwest of central Kenya. She unpacks ginger, red bell peppers, zucchini, onions and tomatoes, hanging them under a colorful umbrella that shields them from the rising sun. …

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Ban trophy hunting

Ban trophy hunting

Environment Minister Zac Goldsmith said he wants to “unpick” the arguments of those in favour of trophy hunting during the consultation into outlawing imports. Speaking at an event in Westminster alongside explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes and the Prime Minister’s father Stanley Johnson, Lord Goldsmith said the killing of wild animals …

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