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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 ...

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Deaths Caused by Air Pollution in Brazil Increase 14 Percent in Ten Years

Posted on 12 June 2019

The study contemplates deaths classified within the “Chronic Noncommunicable Diseases (NCDs)” category, with data from the Mortality Information System (SIM). The highest incidence of cases is related to large urban centers and states hit by wildfires. According to Saúde Brasil 2018, the computation of deaths linked to air pollution followed the methodology and data of the “Global Burden ...

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How can China lead on air pollution?

Posted on 12 June 2019

Urbanisation cannot be stopped, but this does not excuse governments for failing to address air pollution. With considerable resources and capacity for nationwide policy coordination, China should be leading the way in developing a sustainable approach to urbanisation that can serve as a regional and even global example. The United Nations expects 68 per cent of the w ...

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Air pollution causes 1 in 8 deaths worldwide: It threatens biodiversity and human survival.

Posted on 12 June 2019

‘Beat air pollution.” This was the theme of this year’s World Environment Day, celebrated by 193 countries all over the world. The day is observed annually to promote worldwide awareness and action for the protection of the environment. Some air pollution facts from United Nations Environment Programme (Unep): It causes one in eight deaths worldwide. Indoor air pollution kills 4.3 m ...

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Rs 990-crore worth project to reduce Mula-Mutha pollution fast-tracked: Javadekar

Posted on 12 June 2019

PUNE: Union minister Prakash Javadekar Sunday said the Rs 990-crore worth project that aims to reduce the pollution of Mula-Mutha river in Pune has been fast-tracked. Javadekar, who is the Minister for Environment, Forests and Climate Change, was speaking after conducting a review of the 'Project for Pollution Abatement of River Mula Mutha in Pune'. Officials of the Pune Municipal ...

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World Environment Day: To Beat Air Pollution, Make The Invisible Visible

Posted on 12 June 2019

One of our most precious resources is often taken for granted and invisible unless it becomes visible. I am talking about air. We don’t give the air around us much thought in our daily lives, except when it becomes unbearable to breathe due to fumes or other causes of air pollution. Or, if it becomes too scarce. This year’s World Environment Day is putting a spotlight on fighting ...

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Collaboration with Canada’s First Nations

Posted on 19 April 2019

How one woman is helping First Nations communities and the salmon farming industry on Vancouver Island to work more closely together. Aquaculture is said to be fundamental to the livelihoods and food security of people in coastal communities. By offering employment, providing new skills and taking steps to alleviate pressure on marine biodiversity, the industry’s impact on loc ...

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Treaty Rights Remain An Afterthought In Canada's Law-Making Process

Posted on 19 April 2019

In October of 2018, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled on a contentious case involving the Mikisew Cree. This dispute stemmed from the Harper government's introduction of two omnibus bills dating back to 2012. These bills proposed changes to Canada's environmental protection and regulatory processes, which the Mikisew challenged for violation of a treaty they signed with the Crown back ...

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Coca-Cola contract preventing city from ditching plastics

Posted on 19 April 2019

The City of Ottawa is unlikely to rid its arenas and other facilities of single-use plastic drink bottles until its contract with Coca-Cola finally runs dry, likely in 2021 or 2022. The city's contract with the beverage company, signed in 2011, will only lapse when it reaches a minimum sales volume, and that could take another three years, according to a ...

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Will Senate ‘go green’ and support stronger environmental laws?

Posted on 19 April 2019

"The Senate has a constitutional duty to study legislation and refer any proposed amendments to the House of Commons for reconsideration. But the Senate has no right to block environmental legislation duly passed by the democratically elected House of Commons, especially given that the Liberal Party’s electoral mandate in October 2015 made enactment of these stronger environmental ...