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Govt plans to burn millions of waste tyres every year.

The government plans to burn millions of tyres each year as a heat source to make cement, in a bid to deal with the „long-standing“ problem of waste tyres. Radio…

Major publishers move to defend Greenpeace in dispute with logging firm.

The world’s biggest book publishers have been dragged into a bitter dispute between a US logging company and environmental campaigners Greenpeace. The Guardian. Weitere Artikel: First UN Ocean Conference signals…

Stephen Hawking calls for a return to the moon as Earth’s clock runs out.

The astrophysicist thinks we should prepare for a cosmic exodus in the next 200 to 500 years. Washington Post. Weitere Artikel: Circular Economy: 50% Marine litter reduction target firmly on…

Portugal’s ‘killer forest.’

Deadly wildfire calls into question Portugal’s embrace of eucalyptus. Politico. Weitere Artikel: UAV footage of massive forest fires as Indonesia’s carbon bomb explodes Jakarta, 7 October 2015 – Shocking UAV…

Thousands of pollution deaths worldwide linked to western consumers.

Western consumers who buy cheap imported toys, clothes and mobile phones are indirectly contributing to tens of thousands of pollution-related deaths in the countries where the goods are produced, according…

Trump EPA declines to ban pesticide that Obama had proposed outlawing.

The new head of the Environmental Protection Agency refused Wednesday to ban a commonly used pesticide – chlorpyrifos – that the Obama administration had sought to outlaw based on mounting…

A nuclear ghost town in Japan welcomes back residents this week.

Namie was evacuated in the aftermath of the meltdown at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station – six years later, people are being encouraged to return. New Scientist. Weitere Artikel:…

Obama blocks new oil, gas drilling in Arctic Ocean

The Obama administration is blocking new oil and gas drilling in the Arctic Ocean, handing a victory to environmentalists who say industrial activity in the icy waters will harm whales,…

Fracking can cause earthquakes that last for months, study finds

Fracking can cause earthquakes that rumble on for months after the controversial gas extraction process ends, a new study has found. The Independent, United Kingdom. Weitere Artikel: 13 million along…

30 years ago scientists warned Congress on global warming. What they said sounds eerily familiar

It was such a different time — and yet, the message was so similar. Thirty years ago, on June 10 and 11 of 1986, the U.S. Senate Committee on the…

Air pollution cuts life of Indians by average 3.4 years: Study.

Air pollution has reduced the life expectancy of Indians by an average of 3.4 years with Delhi topping the list at 6.3 years, according to a study. Press Trust of…

Overfishing and pollution kill corals in a warming world.

In the wild worlds of coral reefs, seaweeds and corals are locked in mortal battles and scientists have revealed how overfishing, sewage and farm pollution can tip the balance in…

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