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Privatisation, public health and the ‘water lords’

Privatisation, public health and the 'water lords'

Michigan Court of Appeals, the US state’s second-highest court, ruled against Nestlé’s Ice Mountain water brand last month. The court ruled that Nestlé’s commercial water-bottling operation is “not an essential public service” nor is theirs a public water supply. This is a huge victory for Osceola Township, a small Michigan town that blocked Nestlé from building …

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Lessons Learned from Chagas Disease

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Putting Neglected Tropical Diseases in the Spotlight: Lessons Learned from Chagas Disease by Maria del Pilar Fernandez |January 30, 2020 Photos of a “kissing bug,” whose feces can spread the parasite that causes Chagas disease. Photo: CDC Today, January 30th 2020, is the inaugural World Neglected Tropical Diseases day. For …

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The environmental impact of Brexit

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Following the passing of the Withdrawal Agreement Act, Brexit is set to go ahead on Friday 31st January and the UK will begin the process of cutting ties with the European Union, its laws and its institutions. But what does Brexit mean for the UK’s environment? EU Environmental Law – …

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Despite all the beautiful words and promises nothing is being done to stop the c…

Despite all the beautiful words and promises nothing is being done to stop the c...

Despite all the beautiful words and promises nothing is being done to stop the climate and ecological crisis. This problem has been ignored for decades and for way too long the people in power have gotten away without doing anything at all. It’s about time we make sure they’ll not …

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Airbnb wants to send you to the Bahamas for free ⁠— but there’s a catch

Airbnb wants to send you to the Bahamas for free ⁠— but there’s a catch

Get your daily dose of good news from Grist Subscribe to The Beacon Airbnb — the online marketplace for travel lodging and touristy experiences — is searching for five people to drop everything and take a free two-month trip to the Bahamas. The catch? You have to want to help …

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EWG Testimony on H.R. 2827, the Keep Food Containers Safe From PFAS Act of 2019

EWG Testimony on H.R. 2827, the Keep Food Containers Safe From PFAS Act of 2019

EWG Testimony on H.R. 2827, the Keep Food Containers Safe From PFAS Act of 2019 Wednesday, January 29, 2020 Attached is EWG’s testimony to the Health Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee on H.R. 2827, the Keep Food Containers Safe From PFAS Act of 2019. Source link Y …

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Despite all the beautiful words and promises nothing is being done to stop the c…

Despite all the beautiful words and promises nothing is being done to stop the c...

Despite all the beautiful words and promises nothing is being done to stop the climate and ecological crisis. This problem has been ignored for decades and for way too long the people in power have gotten away without doing anything at all. It’s about time we make sure they’ll not …

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New technological process transforms everyday trash into graphene

New technological process transforms everyday trash into graphene

Rice University researchers have succeeded in creating graphene, not from costly purified starting materials, but from everyday trash. The amount produced is in kilograms per day, rather than the customary small batches of grams per day produced via traditional methods. With the researchers’ novel technique using electricity, even carbon sourced …

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Despite all the beautiful words and promises nothing is being done to stop the c…

Despite all the beautiful words and promises nothing is being done to stop the c...

Despite all the beautiful words and promises nothing is being done to stop the climate and ecological crisis. This problem has been ignored for decades and for way too long the people in power have gotten away without doing anything at all. It’s about time we make sure they’ll not …

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