Saturday, 23 January 2021

Tag Archives: environment

Trudeau environment policy a letdown for young Canada activists

MONTREAL: Bearing posters of Justin Trudeau’s face, written over with green crosses and the word “pipeline,” students gathered in front of the prime minister’s Montreal campaign headquarters. “Three steps forward, three steps back, that’s government policy,” they chanted. They – like many other young Canadians – were railing against what ...

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Unilever to halve use of new plastic

THE HAGUE: Anglo-Dutch commercial giant Unilever said Monday it will cut its use of new plastic by half by 2025 as pressure grows on multinational companies to do more for the environment. The firm, which owns brands including Dove soap, Ben and Jerry’s ice cream and Marmite, would cut annual ...

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India ranked as one of world’s worst countries for expats

India is the fifth-worst country in the world for expats, according to a new report released by Inter Nations, a leading network for guidance to expats based around the world. In the Expat Insider Survey 2019, India is ranked fifth from bottom in terms of safety and security among 64 ...

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Indonesia sends more toxic waste, trash back to US, Europe, Australia

The Batam Customs and Excise Office has warned the importers of 49 containers filled with hazardous waste to follow the government’s order of returning the waste to their countries of origin within 90 days. Office head Susila Brata said the he had sent letters ordering four companies which were responsible ...

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Illegal hunting threatens songbird prized as delicacy: study

PARIS: Every year, nearly five million breeding pairs of ortolan buntings – a type of tiny songbird classified as endangered in several countries – migrate from Europe to Africa for the winter. About 300,000 of the birds pass through southwestern France, where they fall prey to hunters who for decades ...

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Time to see air pollution as a threat to human rights: UN

UN: Air pollution has long been an environmental and health problem – but now it should now be viewed as a human rights issue as well, according to the UN special rapporteur on human rights and the environment. Air pollution is leading to 7 million premature deaths a year around ...

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Govinda feels the environment in the film industry is not good

BOLLYWOOD Actor Govinda says the environment in the film industry is not good. The actor said he is disappointed about the Central Board of Film Certification’s (CBFC) opposition to his forthcoming film Rangeela Raja. The censor board has suggested 20 cuts in Rangeela Raja for its theatrical release. To oppose ...

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Microwave ovens are cooking the environment: study

PARIS: Small electrical appliances such as microwave ovens, kettles and hair dryers harm the environment in a dozen different ways, and consumers can do far more to reduce the impacts, researchers said Thursday. In the European Union, the electricity used by 130 million microwaves puts 7.7 million tonnes of carbon ...

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EU adopts plastics strategy

BRUSSELS: The first ever Europe-wide strategy on plastics has been adopted today (16 January) as part of what the EU describe as a “transition towards a more circular economy”. Under the new plans, all plastic packaging on the EU market will be recyclable by 2030, the consumption of single use ...

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