plunging into a pool of waste without safety equipment and barely any clothing, a young clean sewer line in Paltan area. Often times, these worker sustains injuries from working in cramped drains or suffer from eye problem, respiratory and skin diseases Environmental charter for the new government America’s renewable energy capacity is now greater than coal It is time to impose ban on single-use plastic A quarter of Dhaka’s wetlands gone Australia’s climate and extinction crises are crying out for political solutions Team of Minamata mercury waste experts at UNEP, Osaka, Japan on May 27,2019 Straws Made Of Wild Grass Are Vietnam’s Newest Zero-Waste Option Organic farmers association in Kerala wins international award for innovative farming An International Conference on Minamata Convention
Category archives for: Climate change

Australia’s climate and extinction crises are crying out for political solutions

Australians love the great outdoors, from our beaches to our forests, rivers and wide open plains. We have some of the most unique flora and fauna on the planet. In Australia, nearly 50% of our birds, 87% of our mammals and 93% of our flowering plants are unique to us. But much of it is under […]

Climate change: One man’s fight to save a California tree

After a huge wildfire killed a forest in San Diego, California, in 2002, Cody Petterson set his heart on replanting the trees. As a child, he had happily played and hiked among these statuesque conifers, which provide shelter to black bears and black-tailed deer. By the age of 37, he wanted to do his bit […]

Bengal Tigers May Not Survive Climate Change

NEW DELHI — Climate change and rising sea levels eventually may wipe out one of the world’s last and largest tiger strongholds, scientists warned in a new study. The cats are among nearly 500,000 land species whose survival is now in question because of threats to their natural habitats, according to a report on Monday by the […]

The UK could achieve the most aggressive climate goal in the world

The UK government’s official climate adviser this week said that the country can zero out its contributions to climate change by the middle of the century. If the target recommended by the Committee on Climate Change was officially adopted, it would put the UK on a more aggressive timetable than its current target of cutting emissions 80 […]

Future of 19 million children in Bangladesh at risk: UNICEF

Devastating floods, cyclones and other environmental disasters linked to climate change are threatening the lives and future of more than 19 million children in Bangladesh, UNICEF said yesterday. In a new report, UNICEF says that while Bangladeshis have developed admirable powers of resilience, more resources and innovative programmes are urgently needed to avert the danger […]

Last time CO2 levels were this high, there were trees at the South Pole

Trees growing near the South Pole, sea levels 20 metres higher than now, and global temperatures 3C-4C warmer. That is the world scientists are uncovering as they look back in time to when the planet last had as much carbon dioxide in the atmosphere as it does today. Using sedimentary records and plant fossils, researchers […]

How climate change is pushing Central American migrants to the US

Media outlets and politicians routinely refer to the “flood” of Central American migrants, the “wave” of asylum seekers, the “deluge” of children, despite the fact that unauthorized migration across the US borders is at record lows in recent years. Comparing human beings to natural disasters is both lazy and dehumanizing, but perhaps this tendency to […]

Canada warming twice as fast as the rest of the world, report says

Canada is warming on average at a rate twice as fast as the rest of the world, a new scientific report indicates. The federal government climate report also warns that changes are already evident in many parts of the country and are projected to intensify. Canada's Arctic has seen the deepest impact and will continue to warm […]

Climate change: Warning from ‘Antarctica’s last forests’

Scramble across exposed rocks in the middle of Antarctica and it's possible to find the mummified twigs of shrubs that grew on the continent some three to five million years ago. This plant material isn't much to look at, but scientists say it should serve as a warning to the world about where climate change […]

There’s nothing inevitable about water shortages

Your report on looming water shortages (England could run short of water within 25 years, 19 March) clearly identifies the challenge of meeting demand for water while preserving the natural environment. Of course we need to address leakages and curtail wasteful water use but, fundamentally, water consumption is driven by the number of water consumers. […]

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