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Now that nuclear weapons are illegal, the Pacific demands truth on decades of testing | Dimity Hawkins

With a 50th nation ratifying it, the treaty outlawing nuclear weapons for all countries will come into force in 90 daysNuclear weapons will soon be illegal. Just over 75 years since their devastation was first unleashed on the world, the global community has rallied to bring into force a ban through the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.Late on Saturday night in New York, the 50th country – the central American nation of Honduras – ratified the treaty. Continue reading...
Tags: New York, Environment, World news, Asia Pacific, Nuclear Weapons, Nuclear Waste, South Pacific, Nauru, Honduras, Pacific, Fiji, Marshall Islands, Pacific Islands, Dimity Hawkins


Ghost fishing gear an ‘immortal menace’ in oceans

Lost and illegal tackle is threatening marine life and the lives of people making a living from the sea The post Ghost fishing gear an ‘immortal menace’ in oceans appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Environment, United Nations, Wwf, POTS, Plastic Pollution, Openaccess, Totoaba, World Wildlife Fund, Traps, Vaquitas, Craig Smith, Top Six, Gill Nets, Abandoned Nets, Fish Aggregation Devices, Ghost Fishing Gear


OMC Manager Executive Recruitment 2020

Recruitment of Executives as Managers in OMC Limited 2020 The Odisha Mining Corporation Limited (OMC) (A Gold Category State PSU) / (A Govt. of Odisha Undertaking) at Bhubaneswar (Odisha) intends to fill up the following 12 Government Job vacancy posts of Executives as Managers in different disciplines from dynamic & competent professionals. (Advertisement No. 51).  SarkariNaukriBlog dot com OMC Manager Recruitment 2020 Vacancies Manager (Mining) : 04... Please Click on the Title to Read Full D...
Tags: Jobs, Mba, Environment, Engineer, Manager, Executive, Mines, MCA, Manisha, Odisha, OMC, CA-ICWA-Finance, Public-Sector, IT(Computer, Civil Engineer Naukri, Bhubaneswar Odisha


Contaminated Exide plant turned over to state environmental trust

An environmental trust will take over the toxic Exide battery recycling plant in Vernon to prevent its bankrupt owners from abandoning the heavily contaminated facility, the Department of Toxic Substances Control announced Friday. Despite its earlier objections, California agreed to creation of the trust after a federal judge on Thursday rejected an emergency request to prevent Exide from dumping the site Oct. 30. The trust “avoids the many legal challenges posed by abandonment and ensures an or...
Tags: News, California, Boston, Environment, California News, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Doj, State, U S Department of Justice, South Bay, Vernon, U S Attorney s Office, LA County, San Fernando Valley


Fith anniversary: Here’s how the Aliso Canyon gas leak has impacted the entire state

Aliso Canyon: Five Years of Tumult Part one, Friday, Oct. 23: The leak spurred quite literally dozens of suits involving thousands of plaintiffs. Part two, Saturday, Oct. 24: An infographic offers a glimpse of the leak, the effort to stop it and trends in energy consumption in California. Part three, coming Sunday, Oct. 25: Despite years of debate, the future of the facility is very much up in the air. Five years ago this week, the largest-ever U.S. methane leak was discovered near Porter Ra...
Tags: Energy, News, California, Environment, California News, Infographic, Sport, Nasa, Soccer, Epa, Environmental Defense Fund, Local News, Southern California, Aliso Canyon, Porter Ranch, Socalgas


Fifth anniversary: Here’s how the Aliso Canyon gas leak has impacted the entire state

Aliso Canyon: Five Years of Tumult Part one: The leak spurred quite literally dozens of suits involving thousands of plaintiffs. Part two: An infographic offers a glimpse of the leak, the effort to stop it and trends in energy consumption in California. Part three, coming Sunday, Oct. 25: Despite years of debate, the future of the facility is very much up in the air. Five years ago this week, the largest-ever U.S. methane leak was discovered near Porter Ranch in Los Angeles’ San Fernando Val...
Tags: Energy, News, California, Environment, California News, Infographic, Sport, Nasa, Soccer, Epa, Environmental Defense Fund, Southern California, Porter Ranch Gas Leak, Aliso Canyon, Porter Ranch, Socalgas


Amy Coney Barrett faces recusal questions over links to Shell

Barrett previously recused herself from cases because her father worked for Shell but has failed to commit to doing so in futureAmy Coney Barrett is poised to make critical rulings on whether oil and gas companies will be held accountable for the effects of the climate crisis once she is confirmed to the supreme court, even though she has acknowledged in the past that she has a conflict of interest in cases involving Royal Dutch Shell. Related: Trump and Barrett's threat to abortion and LGBTQ ...
Tags: Business, Environment, World news, Oil and gas companies, US news, Royal Dutch Shell, Shell, Trump, Robert Reich, Barrett, Amy Coney Barrett, Coney Barrett, Royal Dutch Shell Related


'How do we become a serious people again?' Dave Eggers, Annie Proulx and more on the 2020 election

How is America faring after four years of Donald Trump? Which way will voters turn? US authors including Richard Powers, Ocean Vuong and Kiley Reid share their hopes and fears Continue reading...
Tags: Books, Climate Change, Environment, US, America, US news, Culture, US politics, Donald Trump, US elections 2020, Kiley Reid, Coronavirus, Dave Eggers Annie Proulx, Richard Powers Ocean Vuong


'Ursine terror': plea to improve habitat after spate of bear attacks in Japan

Experts warn of more encounters as animals forced into populated areas to find foodA spate of bear attacks in Japan has prompted calls to improve their natural habitat, as experts warned of more potentially dangerous encounters with the animals as they venture into populated areas in search of food.Japanese media have reported several incidents of “ursine terror” in recent weeks, including an attack in Ishikawa prefecture last weekend that left four people injured, including a man in his 90s and...
Tags: Japan, Environment, World news, Asia Pacific, Conservation, Ishikawa


Trump seized on Biden's promise to 'transition away from oil,' but the move away from fossil fuels is nothing new

Morry Gash-Pool/Getty Images President Donald Trump attacked former Vice President Joe Biden during Thursday night's debate for promising to "transition from the oil industry." Biden argued that the oil industry, which he said "pollutes significantly," should no longer receive federal subsidies and needs to be replaced by renewable energy "over time." Trump claimed that Biden is "going to destroy the oil industry" and a slew of Republicans attacked Biden over his comments.  The idea that ...
Tags: Energy, Politics, Texas, News, Climate Change, Environment, Trends, Joe Biden, Pennsylvania, Democrats, Gop, House, New York Times, Rick Perry, Oil And Gas, Ohio


No, President Trump: Wind turbines aren't killing 'all the birds.' Cats are.

A British Black Silver Tabby adult male cat is judged at the 42nd "Supreme Cat Show" in Birmingham, England on October 27, 2018. Oli Scarff/Getty Images During Thursday's presidential debate, Donald Trump claimed that wind turbines kill "all the birds." Wind turbines kill about 234,000 birds a year, whereas cats kill 2.4 billion. North America may have lost nearly 3 billion birds, a quarter of its total bird population, since 1970. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. During...
Tags: Politics, Elections, Science, Cats, California, Environment, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Joe Biden, Analysis, United States, North America, Donald Trump, Trump, Wind Turbines


Plea to improve habitat after spate of bear attacks in Japan

Experts warn of more encounters as animals forced into populated areas to find foodA spate of bear attacks in Japan has prompted calls to improve their natural habitat, as experts warned of more potentially dangerous encounters with the animals as they venture into populated areas in search of food.Japanese media have reported several incidents of “ursine terror” in recent weeks, including an attack in Ishikawa prefecture last weekend that left four people injured, including a man in his 90s and...
Tags: Japan, Environment, World news, Asia Pacific, Conservation, Ishikawa


South African environmental activist shot dead in her home

Fikile Ntshangase was involved in legal dispute over extension of coalmine in KwaZulu-NatalA South African environmental activist who opposed the extension of a coalmine near her home has been shot dead in her home.Fikile Ntshangase, 65, was involved in a legal dispute over the extension of an opencast mine operated by Tendele Coal near Somkhele, close to Hluhluwe–Imfolozi park, the oldest nature reserve in Africa. Continue reading...
Tags: Africa, Environment, World news, South Africa, Environmental Activism, Fikile Ntshangase, KwaZulu NatalA South, Tendele Coal, Somkhele


Why San Francisco felt like the set of a sci-fi flick

On Sept. 9, many West Coast residents looked out their windows and witnessed a post-apocalyptic landscape: silhouetted cars, buildings and people bathed in an overpowering orange light that looked like a jacked-up sunset.The scientific explanation for what people were seeing was pretty straightforward. On a clear day, the sky owes its blue color to smaller atmospheric particles scattering the relatively short wavelengths of blue light waves from the sun. An atmosphere filled with larger particle...
Tags: Psychology, Weather, Science Fiction, Science, Film, Environment, San Francisco, Green, Innovation, Isaac Newton, West Coast, Clarkson, David Fincher, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Jon Fusco, Lilly Mtz Seara


European farmers lose attempt to ban terms such as veggie burger

Meat-related words can be used to describe plant-based foods, decides European parliamentPlant-based products that do not contain meat can continue to be labelled “sausages” or “burgers”, European politicians have said, after they rejected a proposal backed by the meat industry to ban the terms.In votes on issues relating to agricultural products, the European parliament said that so-called veggie burgers, soy steaks and vegan sausages can continue to be sold as such in restaurants and shops acr...
Tags: Food, Europe, Environment, Life and style, World news, Farming, Food & drink industry, Veganism, Vegan food and drink, Vegetarianism


European farmers lose attempt to ban terms such veggie burger

Meat-related words can be used to describe plant-based foods, decides European parliamentPlant-based products that do not contain meat can continue to be labelled “sausages” or “burgers”, European politicians have said, after they rejected a proposal backed by the meat industry to ban the terms.In votes on issues relating to agricultural products, the European parliament said that so-called veggie burgers, soy steaks and vegan sausages can continue to be sold as such in restaurants and shops acr...
Tags: Food, Europe, Environment, Life and style, World news, Farming, Food & drink industry, Veganism, Vegan food and drink, Vegetarianism


Finland is the 'most sustainable' country, say expats

How 'green' is life in your work country?That's the question InterNations asked its network of expats.The United States ended 30th out of 60 countries. InterNations, the world's largest expat network, has delivered a global ranking with a twist. For the first time, it's asked its members to rate the environmental and sustainability qualities of their work countries. The best country for a sustainable life abroad: Finland. The worst: India. The U.S. lands exactly in the middle, at #30.The ranki...
Tags: Asia, South Korea, Europe, Maps, UK, London, Sweden, Greece, Indonesia, Australia, France, China, Germany, Russia, Singapore, India


A massive legal fight still hangs over the Aliso Canyon gas leak, five years later

FIRST IN A SERIES  | ALISO CANYON: FIVE YEARS OF TUMULT Part one, today, Oct. 23: The leak spurred quite literally dozens of suits involving thousands of plaintiffs.Part two, coming Saturday, Oct. 24: An infographic offers a glimpse of the leak, the effort to cap it and energy consumption in California. The Aliso Canyon storage facility leak, which released an estimated 109,000 metric tons of natural gas into the air in and around the northwest San Fernando Valley, has led to a level of litiga...
Tags: Health, Business, News, California, Environment, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Associated Press, Los Angeles Times, Oliver, Gavin Newsom, Southern California, Aliso Canyon, Porter Ranch, Socalgas


'Kills all the birds': Trump and Biden spar over climate in TV debate – video

The closing moments of the final presidential debate focused on climate change. Joe Biden stressed the need to expand sources of renewable energy while again disputing Donald Trump’s claim that he intended to ban fracking, which he does not. 'I know more about wind than you do,' Trump retorted, drawing an exasperated laugh from Biden. 'It’s extremely expensive. Kills all the birds'Humanity has eight years to get climate crisis under control – and Trump's plan won't fix itSign up for Fight to Vot...
Tags: Climate Change, Environment, US, Renewable Energy, Joe Biden, US news, Fracking, US politics, Fossil Fuels, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, US elections 2020


'Kills all the birds': Trump and Biden spar over climate stance in TV debate – video

The closing moments of the final presidential debate focused on climate change. Joe Biden stressed the need to expand sources of renewable energy while again disputing Donald Trump’s claim that he intended to ban fracking, which he does not. 'I know more about wind than you do,' Trump retorted, drawing an exasperated laugh from Biden. 'It’s extremely expensive. Kills all the birds'Humanity has eight years to get climate crisis under control – and Trump's plan won't fix itSign up for Fight to Vot...
Tags: Climate Change, Environment, US, Renewable Energy, Joe Biden, US news, Fracking, US politics, Fossil Fuels, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, US elections 2020


Amsterdam releases 5,000 leaf fleas to halt Japanese knotweed spread

Government issues exemption to alien species ban in attempt to control destructive plantFive thousand Japanese leaf fleas have been released in Amsterdam to combat Japanese knotweed, a once celebrated plant the concrete-breaking roots of which now threaten local biodiversity, impinge on water quality and increase the risk of flooding.The Dutch government made the unprecedented decision to issue an exemption on a ban on the introduction of alien species in the face of spiralling costs related to ...
Tags: Europe, Environment, World news, Wildlife, Netherlands, Amsterdam, Plants, Invasive Species, Insects


Joe Biden vows to 'transition from oil industry' before rowing back

Donald Trump presented a fantasy world in which fossil fuels are ‘very clean’ but realpolitik tempers Biden’s climate crisis stanceIn Donald Trump’s world – laid bare during Thursday night’s final presidential debate with his Democratic rival Joe Biden in Nashville – fossil fuels are “very clean”, the US has the best air and water despite his administration’s extensive regulatory rollbacks, and the country can fix climate change by planting trees. Related: Biden mauls Trump's record on coronav...
Tags: Republicans, Climate Change, Environment, US, Joe Biden, US news, Democrats, US politics, Nashville, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, US elections 2020


Humanity has eight years to get climate crisis under control – and Trump's plan won't fix it

Donald Trump presented a fantasy world in which fossil fuels are ‘very clean’ but realpolitik tempers Biden’s climate crisis stanceIn Donald Trump’s world – laid bare during Thursday night’s final presidential debate with his Democratic rival Joe Biden in Nashville – fossil fuels are “very clean”, the US has the best air and water despite his administration’s extensive regulatory rollbacks, and the country can fix climate change by planting trees. Related: Biden mauls Trump's record on coronav...
Tags: Republicans, Climate Change, Environment, US, Joe Biden, US news, Democrats, US politics, Nashville, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, US elections 2020


Fukushima reactor water could damage human DNA if released, says Greenpeace

Environmental organisation says ‘dangerous’ levels of carbon-14 exist in water that could soon be released into Pacific oceanContaminated water that will reportedly be released into the sea from the wrecked Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant contains a radioactive substance that has the potential to damage human DNA, a Greenpeace investigation has said.The environmental group claims the 1.23m tonnes of water stored in more than 1,000 tanks at the plant contains “dangerous” levels of the radio...
Tags: Japan, Environment, Marine Life, Oceans, Japan disaster, Greenpeace, Pacific, Fukushima Daiichi


California’s last-ditch effort to stop abandonment of toxic LA County plant fails

A U.S. District Court judge has denied California’s request to delay Exide Technologies’ abandonment of a heavily contaminated battery recycling plant in Los Angeles County until a newly filed appeal is resolved. The state Department of Toxic Substances Control filed its appeal Sunday, alongside an emergency motion to prevent Exide from dumping the site before the matter is heard. Attorneys for the state argued the property poses an “imminent and substantial” harm to public health once Exide sto...
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Alarm as Arctic sea ice not yet freezing at latest date on record

Delayed freeze in Laptev Sea could have knock-on effects across polar region, scientists sayFor the first time since records began, the main nursery of Arctic sea ice in Siberia has yet to start freezing in late October.The delayed annual freeze in the Laptev Sea has been caused by freakishly protracted warmth in northern Russia and the intrusion of Atlantic waters, say climate scientists who warn of possible knock-on effects across the polar region. Continue reading...
Tags: Climate Change, Russia, Environment, World news, Atlantic, Arctic, Siberia, Arctic sea ice, Arctic sea, Laptev Sea


Muddying the waters in the Musina Makhado economic zone

The public participation process on the environmental impact assessment for the area’s special economic zone has been shambolic The post Muddying the waters in the Musina Makhado economic zone appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Opinion, China, Environment, Water, Carbon, Mining, Pollution, Openaccess, Limpopo, Sez, South Africa (country, Accede, African Centre for Citizenship and Democracy, MCMining, MMSEZ, Musina Makhado Special Economic Zone


Scientists reveal how diabolical ironclad beetle can bear huge weights

Interlocking exoskeleton could provide inspiration for new methods of joining materialsIt can survive being run over by a car, pecked by predators and crushed underfoot. Now researchers have revealed the secrets behind the near-indestructibility of the diabolical ironclad beetle.Found in wooded areas of the US west coast, the beetle is about 2cm in length. Like some other species of flightless beetle, its wing covers, known as elytra, are not only hardened, but fused together. The upshot is a gn...
Tags: Science, Animals, Environment, US, World news, Engineering, Wildlife, Insects


Greta Thunberg accuses MEPs of 'surrender on climate and environment'

European parliament votes to continue payments to farmers with no green conditions attachedGreta Thunberg, the Swedish school strike pioneer and environmental activist, has accused MEPs of surrendering on the climate and environment by voting in favour of a watered-down reform of the EU’s common agricultural policy.The European parliament voted late on Wednesday in favour of proposals put forward by the main political groups that will continue 60% of the current direct payments to farmers with w...
Tags: Food, Europe, Climate Change, Environment, Eu, European Union, Farming, European Commission, Thunberg, Greta Thunberg


California not alone in clean energy push; red states help lead charge

The dramatic growth of clean energy over the past decade has brought surprises, including data showing Republican states outperforming California in some areas. California’s aggressive environmental policies have helped it lead the nation in the growth of solar energy and electric car sales, according to a new report by Environment California, “Renewables on the Rise 2020.” But seven of the eight states that get the largest share of their electricity from solar and wind are politically red or pu...
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