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If confirmed, Dan Brouillette, a ex-VP of Ford Motor Co and Louisiana state energy regulator, will replace Rick Perry. #Environment #UnitedStates #DonaldTrump #US&Canada
 
The nor'easter brought high winds and rain, downing power, toppling trees and cancelling schools. #Weather #UnitedStates #US&Canada #Environment
 

Plumbing is the glamorous new IoT frontier especially in water-scarce cities - Much like electricians adapted to green energy


Water is a finite resource that’s finally getting the global attention it deserves. It remains one of the United Nations’ top sustainability goals and is consistently a focus of environmental discussions and focus groups. And yet there are often leaks and water pipe breakages that impact on water supply and water levels. Avoidable, preventable leaks that come about due to weak infrastructure and lack of insight into maintaining that infrastructure sustainably.

There are three core pillars currently dominating the conversation in the plumbing industry – the access to technology, the need to change societal behaviour, and the critical water situation. Plumbers have become key in driving water sustainability goals, leveraging new business models, and helping deploy smart water solutions, powered by the Internet of Things (IoT), to the South African market.

Many plumbers are being left behind... an example is I just used... Show more...
 
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#environment
 
Green groups warns banks involved in backing Aramco's initial public offering of financing the destruction of planet. #Environment #MiddleEast #SaudiArabia
 
Death toll has risen to five with dozens more injured reported in several areas in the southern island of Mindanao. #Philippines #AsiaPacific #Environment
 

Your outfit is trash (as a compliment)


This #Podcast is noteworthy, especially if you genuinely want to live in a more #Sustainable way with respect to the #Environment. It might mean you have to change the way you chose #Clothing and other #Apparel, but you'll be doing the right thing for the right reasons.

Next time you buy clothes, buy ones that will last longer, and keep them longer. Own fewer items. Consider getting and giving items at consignment shops. Look into repairing clothes instead of discarding them; all my childhood jeans had iron-on patches in the knees.
https://download.publicradio.org/podcast/marketplace/make_me_smart/2019/10/15/mms_20191015_20191015_128.mp3
Zara, H&M, fast fashion and climate change - Make Me Smart from Marketplace
#Economy #ClimateChange #Fashion #FastFashion #China #Garments #Cotton #DistressedJeans
 
In Western Australia, state appears to be backtracking on letting traditional owners decide what is best for the land. #Environment #Australia #Fracking #AboriginalAustralians
 
About 55 African elephants are killed for their ivory every day and their tusks turned into carvings and trinkets. #Europe #UnitedKingdom #Environment
 
Scientists say that while hurricane-earthquake combinations are real, they are not dangerous. #Science&Technology #Environment #Weather #Hurricane #Earthquake #UnitedStates #US&Canada
 
Global warming is putting the lifestyles of Arctic indigenous people under threat and creating grievances with governments over how to fix it. #Europe #Sweden #Environment
 
Worst wildfires in Lebanon in decades and environment minister warns risk is not over. #MiddleEast #Lebanon #Environment #Greece #Italy
 
Shocking footage shows conditions ‘clearly breach’ EU standards on animal welfare, say campaigners

An animal testing laboratory in Germany that subjected monkeys to “barbaric” treatment and kept unwell dogs in squalid conditions is under investigation amid calls for its closure.

Undercover footage at the Laboratory of Pharmacology and Toxicology (LPT) near Hamburg published by Cruelty Free International and Soko Tierschutz shows technicians with metal prongs grabbing macaque monkeys by the neck. The monkeys are restrained by braces during testing. The footage also shows primates being handled “violently” by technicians: in one incident a monkey has its head smacked against a door frame.
'Barbaric' tests on monkeys lead to calls for closure of German lab
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Measurements indicated the US territory would likely experience significant coral bleaching, a precursor to coral death. #Environment #UnitedStates #US&Canada
 
Gavin Newsom says Pacific Gas and Electric Co should give credits or rebates to affected customers. #UnitedStates #US&Canada #Environment
 
● NEWS ● #climate #environment ☞ Global #ClimateStrike : From Protest To Power?
Global Climate Strike: From Protest To Power?
 

How well has China’s ultra low-emissions policy worked? Well by drops of 65% to 72% in just three years!


Air pollution is a global health crisis, and China's pollution problem is particularly severe: in 2017 alone, nearly a million deaths were attributed to pollution.

China's "ultra-low emissions" policy targeted the sulphur dioxide, nitrous oxides, and particulate matter (fine airborne particles) that have been driving the country's air pollution crisis. The policy set new, stringent standards for coal-fired power plants, and it had an ambitious timeline: 71% of existing plants needed to meet the new standards by 2020.

To figure out how much difference the policy has made, a group of economists and environmental scientists in China and the UK built and analyzed a massive database of emissions measurements. They drew on an official Chinese government network of monitoring systems that track emissions across the country. Power plants above a certain size in China are required to install emissions monitoring equipment for the network. This meant the rese... Show more...
 
The Saddleridge fire, now mostly confined to less populated areas, scorched thousands of hectares of land. #US&Canada #UnitedStates #Weather #Environment
 
Haze from new deliberately set fires blankets parts of Indonesia's Sumatra island after days of improving air quality. #Indonesia #Environment #AsiaPacific
 
Mystery oil slicks sully 150 northeastern beaches but officials cannot trace source as clean-up takes place. #LatinAmerica #Brazil #Environment
 
Environmental campaigner and lawyer Golfrid Siregar was found dead by the side of the road in suspicious circumstances. #Environment #Indonesia #Crime #AsiaPacific
 

I will use buses, carpool during Odd-Even: Delhi Transport Minister - Good to see a politician "Walking his own Talk"


The Odd-Even scheme is set to return to Delhi for third time from November 4 to 15, and state Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot has promised that the state government will make no exceptions for its ministers and he himself will be seen travelling by the Metro, buses or carpool during the period. "We will follow the same rules as the people. You will find me in buses and metros. I will also use carpool. There will be no exceptions," he said.

Gahlot said the government is fully prepared for the scheme, which it hopes will result in a drop in the city's level of air pollution.

Usually, politicians are just more important than business leaders or voters and justify their flashing lights brigades...

See https://www.daijiworld.com/news/newsDisplay.aspx

#airpollution... Show more...
 

Revealed: #Google made large contributions to #climate change deniers


Source: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/oct/11/google-contributions-climate-change-deniers
“When it comes to regulation of #technology, Google has to find friends wherever they can and I think it is wise that the company does not apply litmus tests to who they #support,” the source said.
#politics #environment #moral #ethics #internet #usa #news #finance
 
Europe’s manufacturers face $250m-a-year hit as rising demand drives up price

The battle to reduce Europe’s plastic waste could become a quarter of a billion dollars more expensive every year as the cost of recycled plastic soars.

In recent months, the price of recycled plastic flakes, used to make goods from soft drink bottles to glitter, has become more expensive than virgin plastic for the first time.
War on plastic waste faces setback as cost of recycled material soars
#Plastics #Environment #Recycling #Waste #Ethicalandgreenliving #Europe #Worldnews
 
Malaysian fishermen say poor-quality seawater is causing financial losses. #AsiaPacific #Malaysia #Environment
 
As rising temperatures drastically reshape Iceland's landscape, businesses and government prepare for an uncertain future. #Europe #Environment
 
We examine the melting ice sheets and glaciers of the Arctic that have unlocked a controversial mineral wealth. #Environment #GlobalWarming #ClimateChange #Science&Technology #FossilFuels #Oceans #Carbon
 
Mystery deepens over an oil spill that has affected 150 beaches in northeastern Brazil. #LatinAmerica #Brazil #Environment
 
As energy companies celebrate, environmentalists warn against exploration projects which could damage biodiversity. #Environment #Business&Economy #Europe #Greece #Energy
 
Thousands of people carrying coffins and paper skeletons, march in central London to draw attention to climate crisis. #UnitedKingdom #Environment #ClimateChange #GlobalWarming #Europe
 
● NEWS ● #environment #climate ☞ #ClimateChange : All Talk No Action
Climate Change: All Talk No Action
 
● NEWS ● #asia #seasia #environment ☞ #Indonesia : Investigate Environmental Lawyer’s Death
 
PG&E utility shuts off power to 1.5 million people #ClassWarfare
 
PG&E utility shuts off power to 1.5 million people #ClassWarfare
 

The Literal Gaslighting That Helps #America Avoid Acting on the #Climate #Crisis


source: https://www.newyorker.com/news/daily-comment/the-literal-gaslighting-that-helps-america-avoid-acting-on-the-climate
Burning gas produces less carbon dioxide than burning coal. But #carbon #dioxide is not the only #greenhouse #gas. The second most important contributor to climate change is methane—CH4. And, when you frack the countryside for natural gas to burn in #power plants, lots of methane #leaks out at every stage of the process, from drilling to combustion. So: less carbon dioxide, more #methane.
#ch4 #co2 #climatechange #environment #energy #politics #earth #news #fracking
 

#Solar PV prices fall to record lows in tender for 900MW solar park in #Dubai


source: https://reneweconomy.com.au/solar-pv-prices-fall-to-record-lows-in-tender-for-900mw-solar-park-in-dubai-51069/
According to IJGlobal, the bid offered by a rival consortium comprising Masdar, French #energy giant EDF and China’s Jinko Solar, also beat all previous bids with an offer of $US17.25/MWh.
#environment #sun #news
Solar PV prices fall to record lows in tender for 900MW solar park in Dubai
 
Domestic flights cancelled, residents warned of flooding as typhoon inches closer with wind gusts of up to 252 km/h. #Japan #Weather #Environment #AsiaPacific #Tokyo
 
The Trump administration last month accused the State of California of violating clean water laws. #UnitedStates #Environment #US&Canada #DonaldTrump
 
The deliberate blackouts entered their second day, in bid by the state's biggest utility provider to prevent wild fires. #US&Canada #UnitedStates #Environment
 
Protesters have something to declare, but police are making sure they keep their feet on the ground. #Europe #Environment #UnitedKingdom #Aviation #ClimateChange #GlobalWarming
 
Coalition tackles climate crisis with incentives for reducing plastic and use of cars, mopeds or scooters

Italian shoppers could soon enjoy a discount on products sold loose as part of a range of measures expected to be approved by the government as it strives to tackle the climate crisis.

The initiative would give financial incentives to shopkeepers to reduce the price of food items and detergents sold without packaging, and of drinks, shampoos and other liquids sold from dispensers or in reusable containers.

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The Guardian has updated its style guide to introduce terms that more accurately describe the environmental crises facing the world. Instead of “climate change”, the preferred terms are “climate emergency, crisis or breakdown” and “global heating” is favoured over “global warming”.

Why the sudden focus on plastics?
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Is mass tourism causing irreparable damage to some of Europe’s most beautiful locations? #Tourism #Europe #Environment #Business&Economy #Pollution #ClimateChange #Denmark #Italy #Austria #Croatia
 
In Kabul, it is rare to find a safe space where children can run and adults can connect. #Asia #Afghanistan #Environment
 
In little more than a year, Thunberg galvanised millions around the world to take part in climate change demonstrations. #ClimateChange #Sweden #Environment #UnitedStates #Weather #GlobalWarming
 
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