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Losing Earth: The Decade We Almost Stopped Climate Change

His chief obsession was air ... “If we screw it up, we have no place to go.” Senator Max Baucus, a Democrat from Montana, called for the United Nations Environment Program to begin preparing a global ... read more

Rwanda Ponders Ban on Single-Use Plastics

Of this plastic waste, an estimated 13 million tonnes end up in the world's oceans each year ... And precisely because it is everywhere, it is deteriorating our environment and oceans. Figures speak v... read more

Picking a War with China

Last July, the United Nations Permanent Court of Arbitration ruled against ... that the United States had not apologized for its colonial atrocities. “I will break up with America,” he said, and promi... read more

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US intel chief needs better intel on Trump and other commentary

People “who do not yet possess said firm understanding may want to think long and hard before putting themselves up as candidates for leadership ... now for the possibility “that “Kim Jong Un may not ... read more


Are there any pollution-free places left on Earth?

Pollution, by definition, is something introduced into the environment that harmfully disrupts it. While nature sometimes produces its own damaging contaminants – wildfires send up ... chief of the fr... read more

China’s decision to stop taking other people’s rubbish has caused mass disruption

Disposable, plastic-lined coffee cups (of which 600 billion end up ... is chief executive of Green Industries SA, which used to be known as Zero Waste SA. Like Phillips, Levitzke is in demand around t... read more

Your cheap sweater's real cost

The goats have stiletto heels," which break up the delicate plants that hold the dust in place ... the Gobi Desert expanded by an area larger than the Netherlands, according to the UN Environment Prog... read more

"Flying toilets" still not grounded

Eco-san toilets use a natural biological process to break down human waste ... According to UN-HABITAT, 44 percent of Kampala's population live in unplanned, underserviced slums. Informal settlements ... read more

Hindu power – Part IV

Though Muslim countries have their own agenda, they stand by each other – and this is why Pakistan gets so much support in the UN. Every Muslim ... no respect for their environment, littering their co... read more

Living in a death trap: Illegal rooming houses in Attleboro are a danger to tenants

A 1-foot square plastic ... environment. And, such was the case late last month at 192 Maple St., when police showed up to check on a resident's health. They found the place loaded with trash, especia... read more

Uganda: Without Planning, Urban Areas Wallow in Filth and Disease

In front of the one-roomed house runs a drainage ditch carrying a mass of sewage, rotting garbage and plastic materials ... State of the World Cities report 2010/2011 published by the United Nations H... read more

Amid safety concerns, some pet owners embrace alternatives to flying

Your loved one could sit in an un ... up their poodle curls and fluff up their golden locks. If you have the funds, you can charter a private plane for you and your pet version of Beyoncé. "It's defin... read more



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