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COVID-19’s unsustainable waste management

COVID-19’s unsustainable waste management The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has led to an abrupt collapse of waste management chains. Safely managing medical and domestic waste is crucial to successfully containing the disease (1). Mismana...

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Millions of future climate refugees may need protection, U.N. committee warns

Millions of future climate refugees may need protection, U.N. committee warns Refugees fleeing their native countries due to the effects of the climate crisis in future years may not be forced to return if their lives are in danger, the United Nations Human Ri...

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Internal displacement in the context of the slow-onset adverse effects of climate change

Internal displacement in the context of the slow-onset adverse effects of climate change Introduction The present document is submitted by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) pursuant to the call for inputs by the Special Rapporteur on the Human...

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How Zimbabweans Welcomed Climate Migrants

How Zimbabweans Welcomed Climate Migrants Stephen Chihota cannot hide his joy as he strolls his 2-hectare farm. “We’re expecting a good harvest of maize and cotton this season,” Chihota says, beaming. He is a new settler in a mushrooming village in the s...

gulftoday.ae

Lockdowns have exacerbated e-waste crisis

Lockdowns have exacerbated e-waste crisis India, with 3.2 million tonnes, was the third biggest contributor to global e-waste according to the Global E-waste Monitor 2020 report released recently. The United Nations (UN) report found that the world dumped a re...

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Record 53.6 million tonnes of e-waste dumped globally last year, says UN report

Record 53.6 million tonnes of e-waste dumped globally last year, says UN report Just 17.4% of the world’s discarded electronics was recycled Across the river from the Red Fort in Delhi, India, the grim neighbourhood of Seelampur lives off what consumers ...

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Humans left behind a record amount of e-waste in 2019

Humans left behind a record amount of e-waste in 2019 Electronic waste grew 21 percent in five years 2019 set a record for the amount of e-waste ever generated worldwide: 53.6 million metric tons of discarded phones, computers, appliances, and other gadgets. T...

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Counties burn recyclables after malfunction, pandemic shut down facility

Counties burn recyclables after malfunction, pandemic shut down facility Across Hillsborough and Pasco, solid waste officials say, nearly 20,000 tons of recyclables ended up in an incinerator. While the pandemic has seen Tampa Bay households stacking garbage a...

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Waste not, want not: Morrison government’s $1b recycling plan must include avoiding waste in the first place

Waste not, want not: Morrison government’s $1b recycling plan must include avoiding waste in the first place The federal government today announced A$190 million in funding for new recycling infrastructure, as it seeks to divert more than ten million tonnes ...

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OUR OLD CELLPHONES, COMPUTERS AND APPLIANCES ARE A BIGGER PROBLEM THAN EVER. HERE?S WHAT WE NEED TO DO.

OUR OLD CELLPHONES, COMPUTERS AND APPLIANCES ARE A BIGGER PROBLEM THAN EVER. HERE’S WHAT WE NEED TO DO. Some things we’re glad to see grow: trees, children, our bank account balance, goodwill. But other things, not so much. One of those “other things” ...

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How Europe’s “Trash Market” Offloads Pollution on Its Poorest Countries

How Europe’s “Trash Market” Offloads Pollution on Its Poorest Countries For decades, Europe’s big economies outsourced the problem of pollution by literally shipping their trash to China. When Beijing banned the toxic trade in 2018, it could have serve...

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Thailand’s plastic waste problem is getting worse as people throw away takeout containers, face masks, and gloves

Thailand’s plastic waste problem is getting worse as people throw away takeout containers, face masks, and gloves -Plastic waste, including discarded takeout containers, masks, and gloves, shot up 62% in Bangkok since the coronavirus pandemic broke out. ...

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Pope: cooperatives for clean energy against climate change

Pope: cooperatives for clean energy against climate change In a tweet to mark the International Day of Cooperatives, Saturday, Pope Francis notes that cooperatives across the globe are making a real difference in the fight against climate change. For the past ...

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Why the Mediterranean is a climate change hotspot

Why the Mediterranean is a climate change hotspot MIT analysis uncovers the basis of the severe rainfall declines predicted by many models. Although global climate models vary in many ways, they agree on this: The Mediterranean region will be significantly dri...

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Academic Council discusses resolution regarding climate change

Academic Council discusses resolution regarding climate change At a special meeting on Thursday, the Academic Council discussed but did not vote on a faculty resolution calling on Stanford to greatly accelerate its efforts to divest from fossil fuel companies ...

climatechangenews.com

Big nations aid fossil fuels more than clean energies amid pandemic, researchers find

Big nations aid fossil fuels more than clean energies amid pandemic, researchers find US, Russia are among many G20 nations helping coal, oil and gas more than clean energy as part of recovery packages, a major study will show Major nations including the Unite...

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Climate change: Sport heading for a fall as temperatures rise

Climate change: Sport heading for a fall as temperatures rise Global sport faces major disruption from climate change in coming decades, according to a new analysis. By 2050, it’s estimated that almost one in four English football league grounds can expe...

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A ‘mass experiment’ for the climate

A ‘mass experiment’ for the climate Has the pandemic helped individuals and leaders get any closer to tackling the environmental crisis? “I was so worried about the dangers of going too far,” says Sally Capp, Lord Mayor of Melbourne, when she now think...

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Jamaica becomes first Caribbean nation to submit tougher climate plan to UN

Jamaica becomes first Caribbean nation to submit tougher climate plan to UN Jamaica adds forestry and land use to updated climate plan and toughens goals for energy. UK, due to host UN talks, hails “greater climate ambition” Jamaica has become the first Ca...

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Curb climate change, protect environment to prevent future pandemics: UN Experts’

Curb climate change, protect environment to prevent future pandemics: UN Experts’ Land degradation, wildlife exploitation, intensive farming and climate change are driving the rise in diseases that, like the coronavirus, are passed from animals to humans...

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