Tag Archives: ClimateAction

Mega-mining threatens Brazil’s Rio Grande do Sul

Mega-mining threatens Brazil's Rio Grande do Sul

Jair Bolsonaro’s victory in the 2018 Brazilian presidential election represented a new ultraconservative right-wing rise to power that radically dismantled environmental policies. Brazil’s Minister of Environment has been previously convicted for illegally favouring mining companies. In the southernmost state of Rio Grande do Sul alone, there are more than 150 …

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Coronavirus Response Shows the World May Not Be Ready for Climate-Induced Pandemics

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Coronavirus Response Shows the World May Not Be Ready for Climate-Induced Pandemics by Jennifer Zhang |February 24, 2020 The rapid spread of coronavirus has taken the global community by surprise. Photo: Studio Incendo via Flickr For weeks, the second largest economy in the world screeched to a halt. Stunned by …

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Of Munich’s Air and Prisons: New Court of Justice Ruling on Effective Remedies

Of Munich’s Air and Prisons: New Court of Justice Ruling on Effective Remedies

C-752/18 – Deutsche Umwelthilfe Shortly before Christmas, the Court of Justice (CJEU) rendered judgement on a preliminary reference from the Higher Administrative Court of Bavaria. The reference originated from a case brought by Deutsche Umwelthilfe (DUH) with the support of ClientEarth. The referred question was quite dramatic: Was the court …

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Researchers blast ‘forever chemicals’ into oblivion with plasma

Researchers blast ‘forever chemicals’ into oblivion with plasma

Get your daily dose of good news from Grist Subscribe to The Beacon Christopher Sales is an environmental microbiologist, and until recently, his world was about harnessing the power of microorganisms to break down contaminants in the environment. But a resilient intruder that does not succumb to the same old …

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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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Glowing rabbit made of 3D-printed polycarbonate pops up in a Dutch pond

Glowing rabbit made of 3D-printed polycarbonate pops up in a Dutch pond

Early last year, Dutch artist Titia Ex presented the North Holland town of Heemskerk with an unusual gift — a massive glowing rabbit sculpture set inside a pond. Dubbed “Bunny Lights,” the site-specific artwork was a light installation built from recycled 3D-printed polycarbonate tubes, a series of stainless steel discs …

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Labor Party commits to net zero emissions target by 2050

Labor Party commits to net zero emissions target by 2050

An undertaking to make Australia a net zero carbon emitter by 2050 has been affirmed by Australia’s opposition Labor Party today, with Opposition leader Anthony Albanese adopting the policy his predecessor took to the last election. All of Labor’s policies have been up for review since its shock loss in …

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Let’s turn the corner on food wastage

Let’s turn the corner on food wastage

If you take a moment to digest the statistics around the amount of food we waste today, it can be pretty overwhelming. It is thought that around one third of the food produced around the globe is lost or wasted. Richer countries waste something like 222 million tonnes per year, …

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According to The Telegraph, there are several koala populations that have been c…

According to The Telegraph, there are several koala populations that have been c...

According to The Telegraph, there are several koala populations that have been completely or significantly exterminated from the Australian wildfires. ⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ Here are some easy ways to help save the koalas in Australia, even if you live halfway across the globe:⁠⠀ 1. Donate to koala rehabilitation centers, hospitals, and …

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