Tag Archives: ClimateCrisis

Spillover Warning: How We Can Prevent the Next Pandemic

Spillover Warning: How We Can Prevent the Next Pandemic

As the novel coronavirus has emerged and spread around the globe, science writer David Quammen has not been surprised. He’d warned of just such a scenario in his unsettling 2012 book, Spillover, which detailed how — as we continue to disrupt the natural world — viruses are increasingly spreading from …

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Indigenous communities fear being ‘wiped out’ by coronavirus and fight with scant resources amid lack of government support

Indigenous communities fear being 'wiped out' by coronavirus and fight with scant resources amid lack of government support

Indigenous peoples are at risk of being wiped out by the coronavirus, community leaders have warned, as they battle the pandemic with meagre resources in the void of government support. Community leaders, in the Amazon Basin and Indonesia, are being forced to employ ad-hoc strategies to protect people in remote …

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A fox sleeping on the doorstep. The stop for the Coronavirus has brought nature …

A fox sleeping on the doorstep. The stop for the Coronavirus has brought nature ...

A fox sleeping on the doorstep. The stop for the Coronavirus has brought nature back to the city. Now it’s up to us to keep it. From satellite observations by the European Space Agency, it emerges that emissions of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) – one of the main polluting gases – …

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Ecuadorian children bring case against government

Ecuadorian children bring case against government

Nine children aged between seven and 14 who live in the contaminated lands of Sucumbios in the Ecuadorian Amazon have taken their government to court in a landmark case which is awaiting resolution after the lockdown.   The state owned Petro Amazonas and the Ministry of the Environment are on the receiving end of the action with the children …

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RSVP for the Spring 2020 Earth Institute Research Showcase

RSVP for the Spring 2020 Earth Institute Research Showcase

RSVP for the Spring 2020 Earth Institute Research Showcase by Sydney Proffitt |April 9, 2020 On Friday, April 10, the Earth Institute will host its annual Student Research Showcase. This event highlights current undergraduate, graduate, and PhD students who are conducting research on environmental issues and sustainable development. This year’s …

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Responding to investor pressure, Barclays presents new, beefed up climate policy

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After three months of investor discussions, Barclays has announced its ambition to be a net zero bank by 2050. At its upcoming annual general meeting, the bank recommends its shareholders vote in favour of a special climate resolution which contains commitments to align its financing activities with the Paris Agreement. …

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A jail built on a landfill is at the center of America’s coronavirus outbreak

A jail built on a landfill is at the center of America’s coronavirus outbreak

News on climate in the time of coronavirus Subscribe today New York City is the epicenter of the country’s COVID-19 outbreak — and perhaps nowhere is that outbreak more dangerous than in the city’s most notorious jail complex: Rikers Island. As of Tuesday morning, across the city 287 inmates (most …

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Automakers Backing Trump’s Gutting of Pollution Rules Are Complicit in Harm to Health and Climate

Automakers Backing Trump’s Gutting of Pollution Rules Are Complicit in Harm to Health and Climate

EWG Challenges GM, Fiat Chrysler and Toyota To Reject Rollback of MPG Standards WASHINGTON – When the economy recovers and Americans go car shopping, they should shun automakers that broke their promises by supporting President Trump’s gutting of air pollution rules, the Environmental Working Group wrote today in an open letter to …

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????WHY DON’T I USE PLASTIC BAGS????? On average, plastic bags take 1,000 years to bre…

????WHY DON’T I USE PLASTIC BAGS?????
On average, plastic bags take 1,000 years to bre...

????WHY DON’T I USE PLASTIC BAGS????? On average, plastic bags take 1,000 years to break down, meaning this is a problem that won’t go away anytime soon. In addition to these trivial reasons, why is using a plastic bag so harmful to our planet? 1) They damage animals ???? Since …

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How to make Easter eggs using natural dyes

How to make Easter eggs using natural dyes

With Easter right around the corner and many activities canceled because of COVID-19, there’s no better time to roll up your sleeves and have a fun afternoon dying eggs with the family (or with roommates or alone!). It’s not safe to make a trip to the store just for an …

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