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: Environmental livelihood

Environmental charter for the new government

The results of election 2019 are in and the old government is the new government. What should be its environment and development agenda? To answer this, we must understand the narrative and the results of these elections. In the 2019 elections, development was not an issue—even though there is distress in rural India, employment is […]

VN to host int’l workshop on management of marine debris

HCM CITY — Regional cooperation to preserve the marine environment and ensure sustainable fisheries management and food security in the ASEAN region will be the focus of discussion at an international workshop to be held in Nha Trang in the central province of Khánh Hòa from May 13-15. The event will highlight the effect of marine plastic […]

EU bans UK’s most-used pesticide over health and environment fears

One of the world’s most common pesticides will soon be banned by the European Union after safety officials reported human health and environmental concerns. Chlorothalonil, a fungicide that prevents mildew and mould on crops, is the most used pesticide in the UK, applied to millions of hectares of fields, and is the most popular fungicide in the […]

Insect decline will cause serious ecological harm

Attention has recently been focused on the health of wild nature, first by a report suggesting that diverse UK insect populations are declining at alarming rates (Report, 11 February), and now by one showing pollinators are in trouble (Bees and hoverflies lost from a quarter of British sites, major study finds, 27 March). While headlines […]

Youth climate strikers: ‘We are going to change the fate of humanity’

The students striking from schools around the world to demand action on climate change have issued an uncompromising open letter stating: “We are going to change the fate of humanity, whether you like it or not.” The letter, published by the Guardian, says: “United we will rise on 15 March and many times after until we […]

Six in 10 wild coffee species endangered by habitat loss

Wild coffee species are under threat, with 60% of them facing possible extinction, including Arabica, the original of the world’s most popular form of coffee, researchers say. Most coffee species are found in the forests of Africa and Madagascar. They are threatened by climate change and the loss of natural habitat, as well as by the spread of […]

How fast fashion hurts environment, workers, society

The overabundance of fast fashion—readily available, inexpensively made clothing—has created an environmental and social justice crisis, claims a new paper from an expert on environmental health at Washington University in St. Louis. "From the growth of water-intensive cotton, to the release of untreated dyes into local water sources, to worker's low wages and poor working […]

The Year in News: Health & Environment 2018

Hoosiers had reason to be concerned about their own health and that of the environment around them in 2018. STDs were on the rise, health insurance is set to be harder to obtain, and budgets are being slashed. But, it wasn't all bad: Local environmental rules will continue to be enforced, carbon monoxide testing is […]

No time to waste

Why are factories still allowed to use our rivers as their personal trash cans? Plastic waste poses one of the biggest threats to the environment, with more than eight million tons of plastic making its way into our oceans every year. Nowhere is the extent of this pollution more evident than in the Bay of Bengal, […]

Looking to the Long Road Ahead

When Henry Kissinger infamously said in 1971 that Bangladesh would be a famine-prone “basket case,” he could not have predicted that less than 50 years later the country would have moved from the brink of starvation to being well on the way to middle-income status, and become a shining star for development success in the […]

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