Environment

Environmentalists meet in South Africa to stem plastic waste

JOHANNESBURG (AP) – Environmental activists are meeting in South Africa this week to press governments and businesses to reduce the production of plastic because it is harming the continent’s environment. The conference, “Towards Zero Plastics to the Seas of Africa,” being held in Gqeberha (formerly Port Elizabeth), South Africa, through Friday brings together academics and …

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‘No excuses’: limited conservation efforts could save at least 47 Australian animals from extinction | Endangered species

More than 40 Australian animals at the highest risk of extinction in the next two decades could be saved – and it would take only a small amount of extra conservation effort to achieve this, according to new research. A team of Australian scientists has identified the 63 vertebrates they believe are most likely to …

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Exclusive: Brazil’s Bolsonaro may backtrack, boost environmental fines to protect Amazon

SAO PAULO, May 24 (Reuters) – Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro could sign a decree as soon as Tuesday to step up fines for environmental crimes, two officials familiar with the matter told Reuters, a move that would allow more aggressive protection of the Amazon rainforest . The government officials, who were not authorized to speak …

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Saudi Arabia stepped up commitment to protect environment with Green initiatives, Red Sea Authority: UNRC at Riyadh Blue Talks

WEF 2022: Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister calls for global dialogue, cooperation DAVOS: Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan has called for global dialogue and cooperation amid an escalation in geostrategic competition between major powers US, China and Russia. “If we learned anything on COVID-19, it is that we need to focus on cooperation, …

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‘No excuses’: limited conservation efforts could save at least 47 Australian animals from extinction | Endangered species

More than 40 Australian animals at the highest risk of extinction in the next two decades could be saved – and it would take only a small amount of extra conservation effort to achieve this, according to new research. A team of Australian scientists has identified the 63 vertebrates they believe are most likely to …

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Turkey’s extraordinary Baksı Museum launches environmental project

At the top of a mountain in northern Turkey’s Bayburt resides an award-winning, extraordinary museum, namely the Baksı Museum, which has now begun an environmental project to turn trash collected from the nearby Çoruh River and surrounding route into works of art. The Baksı Museum was established 12 years ago in the village of Bayraktar …

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Foreign Ministry: We are collaborating with Iraq to overcome environmental issues

TEHRAN – In a press release issued on Tuesday, Saeed Khatibzadeh, spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, answered to a number of questions raised by correspondents. At first, he commemorated the anniversary of the epic of liberating the border city of Khorramshahr on May 24, 1982, which had been captured by invading Saddam Hussein’s …

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Environmental Impact Assessment: Reducing Taiwan’s virgin plastics

Post-consumer recycled plastic is finally gaining the value it should have gotten long ago, due to its environmental friendliness compared to virgin material By Steven Crook / Contributing reporter Household appliances contain plastic components. Medical devices made of sterile plastic, such as disposable syringes and plasma bags, are indispensable to 21st-century healthcare. By preventing bruising …

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Environment Ministry greenlights pollution rehab project at Acre Bay site

A soil and groundwater restoration project at a former industrial site at Acre Bay is underway after the Environmental Protection Ministry approved new plans on Tuesday. The 250-dunam (60-acre) area near the northern coastal city was once owned by the former Electrochemical Industries Company and is one of Israel’s most polluted sites. The Electrochemical Industries …

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US EPA Adoption of New Phase I ASTM Standard E1527 Delayed by Adverse Comments

Back in November of 2021, ASTM International issued its revised Standard Practice E1527-21 to replace its 2013 version setting forth the specific procedures and requirements for environmental professionals preparing Phase I environmental site assessments. Preparation of a Phase I report under this Standard satisfies one of the obligations under the All Appropriate Inquires (AAI) Rule …

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