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Thousands of illegal gold miners come to the abundant rainforest of French Guiana in search of a fortune, leaving a trail of environmental destruction. #Environment #Pollution #ClimateChange #FrenchGuiana #WildAnimals #GlobalWarming #France #Brazil
 
We look at the irresponsible side of modern journalism and the shortcomings of climate reporting. #Media #ClimateChange #GlobalWarming #Environment
 
We ask why Saudi Arabia's billion-dollar defences failed to protect its oil facilities and how it affects oil prices. #Business&Economy #SaudiArabia #OPEC #MiddleEast #FossilFuels #Argentina #Indonesia #Environment #JokoWidodo
 
Amazon mining threat: Illegal work in French Guiana forest #Europe #France #Environment
 
Protesters aim to pressure world leaders who are gathering at the UN next week for the annual General Assembly. #Environment #UnitedNations #ClimateChange #GlobalWarming
 
Four activists, including a 91-year-old man, arrested while attempting to shut down traffic at the Port of Dover. #ClimateChange #UnitedKingdom #Environment #Europe
 
From the jungles of French Guiana to Somalia and New York, we look at the issues behind the crisis facing our planet.
Planet SOS: Voices from the frontlines of the climate crisis
#Environment #ClimateChange #GlobalWarming #Science&Technology #US&Canada #Africa #UnitedStates #Somalia #AntonioGuterres #UnitedNations #Uganda
 
Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg opens the first ever Youth Summit on climate change at the UN headquarters. #ClimateChange #UnitedNations #Environment #GlobalWarming #UnitedStates
 
Scientists in Jordan are developing techniques that could help repopulate coral reefs. #MiddleEast #Jordan #Environment
 
A global network of 300+ media outlets ramps up climate coverage. And, the media activists reporting on Rio's favelas. #Media #ClimateChange #GlobalWarming #Environment #Brazil #US&Canada #LatinAmerica
 

Three billion North American #birds have vanished since 1970, surveys show


Source: https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2019/09/three-billion-north-american-birds-have-vanished-1970-surveys-show
Grassland birds have declined by 53% since 1970—a loss of 700 million adults in the 31 species studied, including meadowlarks and northern bobwhites. Shorebirds such as sanderlings and plovers are down by about one-third, the team says. Habitat loss may be to blame.
#environment #natur #agriculture #usa #news
 
Protesters hit the streets as politicians agree on a mix of emissions trading and higher taxes to tackle climate change. #Europe #Environment #Germany #ClimateChange
 
More than 200 demonstrations took place across the UK as workers were actively encouraged to join protesting students. #ClimateChange #HumanRights #Environment #Europe #UnitedKingdom
 

U.S. Citizens remain most sceptical about climate change according to a 28-nation study published by You Gov


Americans are less likely to believe that climate change is real or that humans have anything to do with it, according to a 28-nation online study published by British polling company You Gov.

Only Saudi Arabians and Australians came near sharing a consensus with U.S. citizens when it comes to believing the Earth’s climate is not changing. In the U.S., 6% of those surveyed believe there is simply no such thing as climate change, compared to 5% of Aussies and Saudis who concurred.

In places including India, Spain, Italy, Singapore, China and Denmark, just 1% of the population doubted the existence of climate change, The doubters in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Qatar, Taiwan and the Philippines registered at 0%.

It's not about the reasons why those opinions are believed (for or against) or whether climate change is happening or whether humans are to blame or can prevent it, it is a snapshot of opinions as people believe it to be across 28 different c... Show more...
 
The older generation has failed to take climate action; it's time young people take over. #Environment #ClimateChange #US&Canada
 
Protesters across the region demand governments take urgent steps to prevent a climate change catastrophe. #Environment #ClimateChange #Australia #AsiaPacific #Thailand #Kiribati
 
Disappearance of meadows and prairies, expansion of farmlands, use of pesticide blamed for 29 percent drop since 1970. #Environment #US&Canada #Canada #UnitedStates
 
Australia has had to rethink firefighting strategies to protect people and property as another baking summer looms. #Australia #Environment #Weather #AsiaPacific #ClimateChange
 

Land Cruiser conversion by Electric GT disguises electric motor as a drop-in “V8 engine”


The idea is that by creating a modular kit that can be altered to fit engine bays of just about any classic car by 3D scanning the bay and making a motor kit that mimics the size and shape of the original engine. End result: a 4×4 electric motor that can be dropped into the engine bay in exactly the same place as the original, and even looks to a certain extent like the original. This means that the conversion doesn’t have to replace other components, such as the original 4WD drivetrain and transmission.

Seee https://thedriven.io/2019/09/17/land-cruiser-conversion-disguises-electric-motor-as-v8-engine/

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TEPCO executives facing criminal charges have pleaded not guilty in relation to worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl #Japan #Environment #Nuclearenergy #Tsunami #Earthquake #Naturaldisasters #AsiaPacific
 

New (4-year old actually) C-Ion battery technology by ZapGo to charge an EV 100 times faster


It's not actually new news as this has been announced around 2016 already but I see I never covered it. Obviously, if this technology actually goes live it will disrupt the EV market as well as the mobile phone market (where it is currently aimed at). Depending on the cost it could be the catalyst that brings on the end of ICE vehicles way sooner than anticipated.

Zap&Go’s C-Ion cell is intended to combine the power density of supercapacitors and the energy density of rechargeable batteries. The C-Ion cells work in a very similar way to electrical double-layer capacitors (EDLCs)—also known as supercapacitors or ultracapacitors. The technology has been developed in Oxford in the UK, to charge an EV in 35 seconds and providing a 350-mile (500 km) range, comparable to traditional combustion engine vehicles. The battery has solid-state carbon-ion cells and contains no lithium or cobalt, ensuring relative lower cost and safety. Using only an advanced form of carb... Show more...
 
Pressure is growing to tackle forest fires as noxious smoke haze envelopes Malaysia and Singapore. #Environment #Indonesia #Malaysia #Singapore #AsiaPacific
 
The choking smog, blamed on forest fires in Indonesia, has become an annual occurrence in Southeast Asia, despite efforts to address the problem. Malaysia is trying to cloud seeding to reduce pollution levels, but it is only a temporary solution. #Environment #Malaysia #Indonesia #Singapore #AsiaPacific
 
Human Rights Watch finds that of over 300 cases of killings in the Amazon in last decade, only 14 were tried in court. #Environment #Brazil #JairBolsonaro #LatinAmerica
 

China Is Doing A Lot Better On Climate Action Than Most People Realize - China Produces About Twice As Much CO2e Annually As The US, But About Half As Much Per Person And Falling


Per capita, China produces less CO2e than the US and this is actually important because by comparison is a "larger" country so you can't just make a direct comparison of total emissions. China is also likely on track to achieve its (relatively light) emissions targets a decade early. It’s bending the curve on emissions faster than any country in history, just as it ramped them up faster than any country in history. The US is responsible for twice as much CO2e historically in total as China, with only a quarter of China’s 1.4 billion citizens. While China has been catching up and is the leading country by emissions, let’s ensure that we understand that it’s 18% of the world’s population and the second biggest economy in the world after the US. 15% of the world’s GDP is from China right now.

China has over 400,000 electric buses on its roads which are alre... Show more...
 

Why Plastic Roads Lead to a Cleaner Ocean - Bitumen and plastic have certain similarities — they are both made from oil and have comparable binding qualities


This June, a crew of road workers in Zermatt, an Alpine Swiss town known as a haven for skiing and hiking, laid a new type of road — a plastic one. The road wasn’t built entirely of plastic, of course. But along with the typical paving materials such as stone and sand, Zermatt’s mix included additives from discarded plastic.

Despite recycling efforts, eight to 12 million tons of plastic litter still flushes into the ocean every year. According to some estimates, 60 to 80 percent of marine plastic comes from waste sites, industrial and manufacturing sites, stormwater and sewage spills, and even tourist activities. Landfilled plastic isn’t without problems either. As it breaks down, it leaches chemicals into the soil and groundwater that can harm wildlife or make their way into the human food chain.

Seems the plastic (versus bitumen) helps make the surface more flexible and t... Show more...
 
"The public is providing more than $1m per minute in global farm subsidies, much of which is driving the climate crisis and destruction of wildlife, according to a new report."

"Just 1% of the $700bn (£560bn) a year given to farmers is used to benefit the environment, the analysis found. Much of the total instead promotes high-emission cattle production, forest destruction and pollution from the overuse of fertiliser."

"The security of humanity is at risk without reform to these subsidies, a big reduction in meat eating in rich nations and other damaging uses of land, the report says. But redirecting the subsidies to storing carbon in soil, producing healthier food, cutting waste and growing trees is a huge opportunity, it says."

"The report rejects the idea that subsidies are needed to supply cheap food. It found that the cost of the damage currently caused by agriculture is greater than the value of the food produced. New assessments in the report found producing hea... Show more...
 
We check in on one of the earlier producers of electric cars and industry challenges amid the ongoing trade war. #Business&Economy #Germany #Science&Technology #TradeWar #Environment #ClimateChange #GlobalWarming
 
The evil twins: Climate change and ocean acidification #ClassWarfare
 
The U.S. war machine: Global enforcer of “business as usual” #ClassWarfare
 

Why do we need a 16 year old teenager to realize that #climate #change is a #fact?


-> https://youtube.com/watch?v=rhQVustYV24

If you don't believe in climate change do you also don't believe in clean water, clean air, rising sea level, heavy weather, extinction, pollution, nature,...?

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#society #usa #science #tv #greta #FridaysForFuture #environment #earth #future #question #protest #pollution #humanity
 
Are businesses doing enough to prepare for climate change or do executives have their heads in the sand? #Business&Economy #Energy #ClimateChange #Environment #GlobalWarming
 
Both the indigenous Ogiek people and hundreds of species of wildlife are threatened by deforestation and drought. #Africa #Kenya #Environment
 
As the kingdom struggles with subdued oil prices, will the new minister fare better? Plus, climate change adaptation. #Business&Economy #SaudiArabia #MiddleEast #MohammedbinSalman #Environment #ClimateChange #GlobalWarming #FossilFuels
 
Police make at least 10 arrests while runways and taxiways remain operational despite one toy drone completing flight. #Environment #ClimateChange #UnitedKingdom #Aviation #Europe
 
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Alternative facts: Guys like Ivan are working hard to bring the same desinformation to Europe :(


#climate #change #environment #greta #earth #future #politics #humanity #earth
 

Genetically engineered #mosquitoes out of control


Source: https://gmwatch.org/en/news/latest-news/19127-genetically-engineered-mosquitoes-out-of-control
The long-term consequences for the transmission of diseases, the number of insects and the interactions with the #environment cannot be predicted. The mosquitoes used for the genetic manipulation are originally from Cuba and Mexico. These #insects used in the laboratory have now mixed with the Brazilian insects to become a robust population which can persist in the environment over a longer period of time. They might replace the original insects on the long term and even exacerbate the problems associated with the mosquitoes.
#Brazil #news #science #problem #oxitec #gmo
 
Environmental groups decried the widely expected move as "shameful and dangerous". #Environment #UnitedStates #BarackObama #DonaldTrump #US&Canada #Business&Economy
 
Switzerland's mighty Aletsch may melt away by end of this century if global warming continues unabated, study says. #Switzerland #GlobalWarming #Environment #ClimateChange #Europe
 
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