Massive plastic pollution footprint’ of drinks firms Revealed: Monsanto predicted crop system would damage US farms Going on a bee hunt Goats take over empty streets of seaside town in UK Coronavirus: Children can visit separated parents during restrictions Sabrang Park likely to be ready by this year Wales unveils plans to ban single-use plastics from 2021 Usage of Drugs for Prevention/Treatment of Covid-19 Single-use plastic: China to ban bags and other items The Implications of NY State’s Plastic Bag Ban
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Coronavirus: Children can visit separated parents during restrictions

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Children of parents who are separated are able to move between households during the coronavirus restrictions, minister Michael Gove has said. Some parents were worried they would not be able to see their children if they do not live with them full-time. He initially suggested children should not be travelling between different houses during the […]

Sabrang Park likely to be ready by this year

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Sabrang Tourism Park, the country's first tourism-based special economic zone (SEZ), is expected to start welcoming visitors within this year, as construction of its key facilities is going on in full swing, officials said. "Construction of protection embankment, boundary wall and administration building in the SEZ is now at the final stage," Executive Chairman of […]

Wales unveils plans to ban single-use plastics from 2021

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In an announcement made late yesterday (18 March), the Welsh Government confirmed plans to consult around the phase-out of plastics deemed to be “single-use, hard-to-recycle and commonly littered”. Materiality assessments conducted by Welsh Government departments found that these items include straws, stirrers, cotton buds, cutlery, plates and balloon sticks. Food and drink packaging made from […]

Usage of Drugs for Prevention/Treatment of Covid-19

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Different opinions have been circulating about the use of drugs especially Chloroquine and Hydroxychloroquine during the Corona virus /Covid-19 pandemic suggesting that either drug is useful for prevention or treatment. As a result, the medicines are currently being searched for by suspecting individuals and as health professionals we shall be asked to advise on the […]

Single-use plastic: China to ban bags and other items

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China, one of the world's biggest users of plastic, has unveiled a major plan to reduce single-use plastics across the country. Non-degradable bags will be banned in major cities by the end of 2020 and in all cities and towns by 2022. The restaurant industry will also be banned from using single-use straws by the […]

The Implications of NY State’s Plastic Bag Ban

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Before plastic bags, there were paper bags, and before that, reusable sacks made of natural fabrics including canvas, burlap or jute. With the gradual ban of single-use plastic bags and the reintroduction of paper and reusable bags, New York, along with many other states and countries around the world, is reverting back to archetypal techniques […]

Renewable energy is a benefit to everyone

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Sometimes we forget that we're all in the same boat. Despite our differences, we all prefer clean air and water, safe homes, good jobs, convenient transportation, and we mostly don't even disagree about climate. We want livable futures for our children, abundant crops, lush forests and recreation opportunities. Unfortunately, some organizations pit us against each […]

Covid-19 hits doctors, nurses and EMTs, threatening health system

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Dozens of health-care workers have fallen ill with covid-19, and more are quarantined after exposure to the virus, an expected but worrisome development as the U.S. health system girds for an anticipated surge in infections. From hotspots such as the Kirkland, Wash., nursing home where nearly four dozen staffers tested positive for the coronavirus, to outbreaks in Massachusetts, […]

Dhaka’s air quality improves but still ‘unhealthy’

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Although the air of Bangladesh’s capital Dhaka marked a significant improvement on Wednesday morning, it was still classified as ‘unhealthy’ in the Air Quality Index (AQI).   Dhaka had an AQI score of 135 at 10:17am. It stood 20th in the list of cities with worst air. Pakistan’s Lahore and India’s Mumbai occupied the first […]

Welsh government plans to ban single-use plastics from next year

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Plastic straws, cutlery and polystyrene food and drink containers look set to be banned in Wales under proposals from the Welsh government. It said the ban would be part of wider measures to make Wales the world’s top recycling nation. The plastics affected include straws, stirrers, cotton buds, balloon sticks, plates and cutlery, food and drinks containers made […]

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