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Too Many Parking Lots, Too Few Cars in the U.S.

Posted on 06 July 2019

A lot of American land have been converted to mere parking lots, that costs the nation huge sums of money, as reported by a study by Eric Scharnhorst from the Research Institute for Housing America pertaining to the parking statistics in New York, Jackson, Seattle, Des Moines and Wyoming. The results of the study is strongly backed by satellite images, city departments of transportation, th ...

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Unbelievable Amounts of Plastics Swimming in the Deep Ocean and Entering the Food Web

Posted on 06 July 2019

Scientists have discovered that the deeper parts of the ocean containdisturbing amounts ofmicroplastics, a lot more than what is seen onthe shores. These microplastics are tiny pieces of plastic floating in the wide ocean in huge amounts. According to the chief scientist at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, KyleVan Houtan, quoted on NPR, "We found that most of the plastic is below the surface." ...

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What happens to environment journalists is chilling: they get killed for their work

Posted on 24 June 2019

Many people tend to think of environmental journalism as the “soft” beat, reporting on the “natural world” of dolphins, polar bears, birds, pine cones, and news about climate breakdown. But away from the privileged surroundings of Europe and North America, in places where the rule of law fades away and the Earth’s resources are among the few sources of wealth and power, thin ...

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In Britain, Politicians Shy Away From a Crackdown on Fast Fashion

Posted on 24 June 2019

LONDON — On June 5, France published preliminary plans to outlaw the destruction of unsold consumer goods, including clothes and beauty products, by 2023. Weeks later, across the English Channel, the British government took a very different approach to tackling fashion’s role in the global climate crisis, when ministers rejected recommendations made by a cross-political party com ...

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Investigation Shows Forests Destroyed to Supply Biomass

Posted on 24 June 2019

WASHINGTON – A new investigation exposes how valuable forests and ecosystems in the U.S. Southeast face devastation from demand for “biomass” energy. The recent photographic evidence gathered by the Natural Resources Defense Council, Dogwood Alliance, and the Southern Environmental Law Center documents the ecological destruction of biomass sourced from ...

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To Stop Destruction of Liberia’s Rainforest, He Put His Life on the Line

Posted on 24 June 2019

Three years ago, Alfred Brownell fled his country under threat of violence. It was the culmination of decades of bearing witness to the mining, logging, and agribusiness interests that were destroying Liberia’s natural resources, which include a swath of tropical rainforest that is among the most biodiverse places on the planet. In 2009, Brownell founded Green Advocates, a public-int ...

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Environmental bill comes due, and it must be paid

Posted on 24 June 2019

Gunmen break into your home and threaten your family. You hand over whatever they ask for, whatever it takes to head off disaster. An immediate, serious threat wonderfully concentrates the mind. The issues are clear, your response immediate and the results soon apparent. In contrast, complex threats are confusing: What is the problem, what’s at risk, how long do we have to f ...

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It’s a myth that socialism is good for the environment

Posted on 24 June 2019

Socialism is no longer a dirty word in politics. A growing number of Democrats seek to rebrand this economic system, even though it consistently brought about destruction wherever it was implemented. Today’s “democratic socialists” adamantly argue that a more centralized economic system and expanded government role will serve as catch-all cures to the nation’s problems. Thanks to Re ...

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Somalia tackles environmental degradation

Posted on 24 June 2019

MOGADISHU, June 13 (Xinhua) -- Somalia said Thursday it is tackling environmental degradation which is closely linked to desertification, drought and unsustainable livestock and agricultural practice. Hussein Sheikh Hussein, minister of livestock, forestry and range said that the government is committed to eradicating deforestation by availing alternative options to communities. "We are ...

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Focus Issue: Hydropower plants protect environment, biodiversity

Posted on 12 June 2019

Trees and biodiversity matter: A forest ranger observes trees and biodiversity in the Leuser Ecosystem rainforest, located mostly within the province of Aceh on the northern tip of the island of Sumatra. (AFP)Wearing a face mask is how pedestrians in Jakarta — and perhaps also in other highly polluted cities in the world — commonly protect themselves against the harmful gases that ...