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Thousands of run-down US dams would kill people if they failed, study finds

Thousands of run-down US dams would kill people if they failed, study finds

The problem will only become more serious as the climate crisis disrupts rain patterns, experts warn. “Unfortunately, some state programs don’t have the resources they need to follow through,” Ogden said. In total, there are more than 91,000 dams in the US, according to the National Inventory of Dams, a …

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Two biggest recipients of EU fisheries fund misused EU tax payer money, report finds

photo of fisherman to illustrate story saying Commission fishing quota proposal ignores scientist call to catch 60% less plaice

In a recent report, we found that France and Spain have so far failed to use the EU Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) in conservation efforts to end overfishing and restore the marine environment. Instead both countries have continued to give ‘harmful subsidies’ away to fund costs such as engine …

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Tropical forests’ ability to absorb carbon nearing ‘tipping point’ and could soon accelerate climate crisis, study finds

Tropical forests’ ability to absorb carbon nearing ‘tipping point’ and could soon accelerate climate crisis, study finds

The ability of the world’s tropical forests to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere is decreasing, according to a study tracking 300,000 trees over 30 years. A global research team, led by the University of Leeds, say they fear the world’s remaining undisturbed tropical forests may have already begun to …

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Wood waste strengthens recycled concrete, new study finds

Wood waste strengthens recycled concrete, new study finds

Research from the University of Tokyo’s Institute of Industrial Science has revealed that discarded concrete can be strengthened with the addition of wood waste. This pioneering technique promises to be an environmentally friendly way to enhance concrete structures while simultaneously reducing construction costs and curtailing carbon emissions. It is hoped that …

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EWG News Roundup (1/24): EWG Finds PFAS in Major Cities’ Water, Federal Clean Energy Policies Lag Behind and More

EWG News Roundup (1/24): EWG Finds PFAS in Major Cities’ Water, Federal Clean Energy Policies Lag Behind and More

In the News This week EWG released a groundbreaking set of laboratory tests that found fluorinated chemicals known as PFAS in the drinking water of dozens of U.S. cities, including major metropolitan areas such as New York and Washington, D.C. Based on our tests and new academic research that found PFAS …

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