Building an eco-friendly Green ICT Market as the lasting legacy of ICTFOOTPRINT.eu UN launch initiative to improve environment, livelihoods in Cox’s Bazar Environment and Social Development Organization (ESDO) organized a human on Ban Single-Use Plastic in Bangladesh at Mymensingh city Environmental Implications Of Lead-Acid And Lithium-Ion Batteries China to ban bags and other single-use plastic Environmental campaigners see success of single-use plastic ban Dhaka University campus declared plastic-free Meet the Wildlife Police Protecting children from harmful food marketing India’s Unique Water Purification Wetland Could Soon Become Extinct
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Environmental campaigners see success of single-use plastic ban

Local government aims to reduce marine plastic by 70 percent over the next six months. Thousands have gathered in Bali as part of an annual cleanup of the island's beaches, the first since the popular tourist destination introduced a ban on single-use plastics. Local authorities aim to reduce the island's plastic consumption – but implementing […]

Protecting children from harmful food marketing

Professor Amandine Garde highlights the growing recognition of unhealthy food marketing as a major children’s rights issue, and what can and should be done to address it Ten years after the adoption of the World Health Organization (WHO) Recommendations on the marketing of foods and non-alcoholic beverages to children, children around the world remain exposed to […]

India’s Unique Water Purification Wetland Could Soon Become Extinct

KOLKATA, India, Jan 31 2020 (IPS) – Ramkumar Mondal’s farm is awash in a brilliant yellow mustard bloom. A flock of grey cranes peck for food amidst the shallow watergrass. But Mondal’s fishpond digs in there like a do-or-die last sentinel as nearby high-rise buildings, a symbol of development and encroachment, menacingly tower over the fishpond, […]

‘Significant issues’ prompt port to measure air quality

Port Otago will start to measure air quality at its Port Chalmers base this year, chief executive Kevin Winders says. Otago Regional Council chairwoman Marian Hobbs wrote, in her governance report tabled at the end of January, that despite significant improvements in noise pollution levels "there are still significant issues about air quality" in the […]

Dhaka ranks 2nd worst in Air Quality Index

Bangladesh’s capital Dhaka ranked the second worst in Air Quality Index (AQI) on Wednesday. The independent live air-quality index monitor, Air Visual, shows Dhaka’s AQI value as 238 around 9:00am. Mongolia’s Ulaanbaatar topped the index with an AQI value of 422 while India’s Delhi and Afghanistan’s Kabul respectively stood third and fourth on the worst […]

Rain across fire-ravaged Victoria will be ‘good and bad’

A blaze burning out of control on French Island in southern Victoria that yesterday triggered an emergency warning is no longer threatening communities. An emergency warning – the highest alert level – was issued about 4:30pm for the fire at the island's Ridge Track, before being downgraded to advice level about six hours later. The […]

Smith, Greenstein Bill Banning Single-Use Plastics Passes Senate

Trenton – Legislation sponsored by Senate Environment and Energy Committee Chair Senator Bob Smith and Senate Environment and Energy Committee Vice-Chair Senator Linda Greenstein, which would prohibit stores and food service businesses from providing single-use plastic bags, paper bags, and polystyrene foam cups and food containers to their customers, passed the Senate today. The bill, S-2776, […]

Why Is Air Pollution So Harmful? DNA May Hold the Answer

The threat of air pollution grabs our attention when we see it — for example, the tendrils of smoke of Australian brush fires, now visible from space, or the poisonous soup of smog that descends on cities like New Delhi in the winter. But polluted air also harms billions of people on a continuing basis. […]

Common Environmental Chemical Disrupts Meiosis to Cause Reproductive Toxicity

Researchers at Harvard Medical School and the New York State Department of Health have discovered how a common plasticizer that has been linked with human reproductive abnormalities may damage egg production at the molecular level. Studies in Caenorhabditis elegans nematode worms showed that exposure to even low levels of DEHP (di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate) that might be found in […]

Plastic packaging ban ‘could harm environment

Consumer pressure to end plastic packaging in shops could actually be harming the environment, a report says. Firms are swapping to other packaging materials which are potentially even worse for the environment, the cross-party Parliamentary group warns. Glass bottles, for instance, are much heavier than plastic so are far more polluting to transport. Paper bags […]

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