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Fukushima: lessons learnt from an extraordinary case of soil decontamination
Fukushima: lessons learnt from an extraordinary case of soil decontamination
12/12/2019 5:00:01 PM
Following the accident at the Fukushima nuclear power plant in March 2011, the Japanese authorities decided to carry out major decontamination works in the affected area, which covers more than 9,000 km2.
Commission on Human Rights declares fossil fuel companies can be held responsible for climate-related human rights harms
Commission on Human Rights declares fossil fuel companies can be held responsible for climate-related human rights harms
12/12/2019 2:42:41 PM
Following an announcement by the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) of the Philippines, that the world’s biggest polluting companies can be held responsible for human rights violations and threats arising from climate impacts, a press conference was held by community groups and representatives in Quezon City, the Philippines to celebrate the declaration.
California Wildfires Have Caused Over 200,000 Evacuations in the Year 2019
California Wildfires Have Caused Over 200,000 Evacuations in the Year 2019
12/12/2019 9:55:44 AM
As of December 9, 2019 the Cave fire is the only wildfire in California still burning. The fire is 90 percent contained but has already spread to about 3,126 acres.
Zukunftswerkstatt Erdgas: innovative gas technologies for more climate protection
Zukunftswerkstatt Erdgas: innovative gas technologies for more climate protection
12/12/2019 8:53:41 AM
• “Zukunftswerkstatt Erdgas – Marketplace for Innovations” enters its second round • Presentation of 10 highly promising projects in the industry • Kehler: “Gaseous sources of energy are the key to quick climate protection in all sectors.” • Wieland: “Our Marketplace for Innovation clearly shows: Natural gas has the future at its feet.” The gas industry …
WBCSD and leading companies formalize the Corporate Mobility Pact with the City of Lisbon
WBCSD and leading companies formalize the Corporate Mobility Pact with the City of Lisbon
12/12/2019 8:37:37 AM
The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), Lisbon City Council, BCSD Portugal and 56 leading companies and institutions take an important step with the signing of the Corporate Mobility Pact (CMP).
Penguin Press Author Greta Thunberg Named TIME’s 2019 Person of the Year
Penguin Press Author Greta Thunberg Named TIME’s 2019 Person of the Year
12/12/2019 8:22:27 AM
Greta Thunberg  is TIME magazine’s 2019 Person of the Year. This is the first time the publication has bestowed the highly regarded honor on a teenager, making the 16-year-old Swedish climate change activist its youngest ever Person of the Year.
Sikorsky and United Rotorcraft Deliver Three FIREHAWK® Helicopters to California Firefighting Agencies
Sikorsky and United Rotorcraft Deliver Three FIREHAWK® Helicopters to California Firefighting Agencies
12/12/2019 8:18:05 AM
Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT), and United Rotorcraft, a division of Air Methods Corporation, announced deliveries of three new S-70i™  FIREHAWK® helicopters  to California fire agencies: one each to the Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), the Los Angeles County Fire Department (LACoFD), and the City of San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.
Telefónica will be CO2 neutral by 2050
Telefónica will be CO2 neutral by 2050
12/12/2019 8:14:15 AM
• Digitalization is a key lever to decarbonize the global economy. • Ángel Vilá, COO of Telefónica: “Our sustainable business model is based on transforming our networks for the future, increasing capacity and offering better services with lower environmental impact”.
Team Adelaide Bio AUV wins the Ericsson Innovation Awards 2019
Team Adelaide Bio AUV wins the Ericsson Innovation Awards 2019
12/12/2019 5:36:14 AM
With 71% of Earth being covered by water, this year’s Ericsson Innovation Awards (EIA) challenged participants to harness the power of water and underwater material environments to develop innovative solutions to global challenges.
‘2025: The Long Hot Winter’ Independent Short Film Explores Danger of Inaction and Threat of Eco-Fascism
‘2025: The Long Hot Winter’ Independent Short Film Explores Danger of Inaction and Threat of Eco-Fascism
12/12/2019 5:05:05 AM
#ElectionRebellion #ExtinctionRebellion #GeneralElection2019 • ‘2025: The Long Hot Winter’ is a satirical fictional comedy released today highlighting the threats of eco-facism, apathy and inaction in the face of climate and ecological breakdown • Short fictional documentary is about a long, hot winter in the year 2025  • Extinction Rebellion support the …
Climate Overshoot: The Important Conversation We’re Not Having
Climate Overshoot: The Important Conversation We’re Not Having
12/12/2019 5:02:54 AM
A newly released paper, Planning for Change: Conservation-Related Impacts of Climate Overshoot, published in Oxford University Press journal, BioScience, examines the potentially substantial impacts climate overshoot could have on our ecosystems and species around the globe, and how we must account for peak warming temperatures as we navigate the ongoing climate crisis.
COP25: Developing countries must ‘stay strong’ in loss and damage negotiations
COP25: Developing countries must ‘stay strong’ in loss and damage negotiations
12/12/2019 5:01:44 AM
ActionAid raises concerns that midway through the second week of UN climate talks, proposals for supporting survivors of climate disasters are being watered down.  Harjeet Singh, ActionAid’s global lead on climate change, who has been following the loss and damage negotiations for more than a decade, says:  “Developing countries must stay strong in negotiations about …
ONE calls EU leaders to uphold EU aid commitment at the European Council
ONE calls EU leaders to uphold EU aid commitment at the European Council
12/12/2019 4:58:54 AM
Ahead of the European Council and following the adoption of the conclusions of the  ‘ Independent report by the High-Level Group of Wise Persons on the European financial architecture for developme nt’, anti-poverty group The ONE Campaign is calling EU leaders to champion their EU aid commitments in the next EU’s long-term budget.
WWF statement on Salonga National Park in the DRC
WWF statement on Salonga National Park in the DRC
12/11/2019 1:57:32 PM
WWF is suspending its support toward field patrols in Salonga National Park in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) with immediate effect as of Wednesday 11 December 2019.
Italian businesses face over €40 billion in climate-related risks
Italian businesses face over €40 billion in climate-related risks
12/11/2019 1:45:33 PM
• Environmental disclosure   by Italian companies, cities and regions at all all-time high, with  30%  more reporting data on environmental issues since 2017 • Companies see  € 44   billion  in likely business impacts resulting from climate change • But fewer than  1 in 5  Italian companies reporting data have comprehensive targets to reduce emissions • 76%  of …
Hog Feed Recalled Due to Vomitoxin Levels Exceeding FDA Guidelines
Hog Feed Recalled Due to Vomitoxin Levels Exceeding FDA Guidelines
12/11/2019 10:33:45 AM
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently posted information about a New York company’s recall of a lot of hog grower pellets produced this past summer.
Farmer’s Lung and Identifying Airborne Exposure Risks for Workers in the Agricultural Industry
Farmer’s Lung and Identifying Airborne Exposure Risks for Workers in the Agricultural Industry
12/10/2019 11:42:20 AM
When people think of farming, they may imagine farmers and workers being outside and breathing what they think would be fresh air. Farmers and agricultural workers can often be exposed to a variety of dusts, chemicals, gases, bioaerosols, and other respiratory allergens and irritants while outside.
Skin Prepping Lotion Recalled Due to Microbial Contamination
Skin Prepping Lotion Recalled Due to Microbial Contamination
12/10/2019 9:38:47 AM
A Florida company recently announced a worldwide recall of 21 lots of skin prepping lotion used for the enhancement of signal quality at electrode sites of healthcare patients.
Bayer to significantly step-up its sustainability efforts
Bayer to significantly step-up its sustainability efforts
12/10/2019 8:42:10 AM
Bayer has today announced a set of comprehensive sustainability measures and new commitments from 2020 onward. In line with the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations and the Paris Agreement, the company has set ambitious targets to be achieved by 2030.
Opportunity for Aviation in Europe’s Green Deal
Opportunity for Aviation in Europe’s Green Deal
12/10/2019 8:37:31 AM
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) asked the European Union to support aviation’s energy transition to sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) as part of the bloc’s Green Deal, being launched tomorrow.