Readers React: Plastic straw ban a start to improving environment

Thanks;Marlena Ruser Published;December,19 @6.55am Duke Moscrip, owner of Duke’s Restaurants, displays paper straws at his business in Seattle, where plastic straws were banned July 1. (Greg Gilbert / The Seattle Times via AP) The recent movement to ban plastic straws by many large corporations is an important step in Big Business accepting that there are…

UN Scientists: El Niño Likely to Develop in Next Three Months

Thanks;the daily beast Published; Nov,27 International Space Station/Reuters The United Nations’ World Meteorological Organization has issued a warning that an El Niño weather event could occur in the next three months. El Niño is a naturally occurring phenomenon that brings unusually warm and nutrient-poor water to the Pacific Ocean near the equator, creating temperature changes…

EU parliament approves ban on single-use plastics

Thanks;Agence France-Presse  Strasbourg, France Published;October 26, 2018 07:05 People hold placards reading “no to plastic deputies” and “don’t let yourself be wrapped by the lobbies” as they take part in a demonstration in front of the European Parliament on October 23, 2018 in Strasbourg, eastern France./AFP The European Parliament voted overwhelmingly Wednesday for an EU-wide…

His Majesty King Harald V and Her Majesty Queen Sonja of Norway Witnessed the Signing Ceremony of “DNV GL — VeChain Digital Low Carbon Ecosystem” in Beijing

Published; Oct,16 Thanks;VeChain Foundation October 16, 2018 — On behalf of a national agenda to deepen bilateral relations between Norway and China, their Majesties King Harald V and Queen Sonja of Norway have conducted an official state visit to China this week. As part of their activities, their Majesties served as signing witnesses of the “DNV GL-VeChain…

A new campaign aims to save the last wild rivers of Europe

Thanks;Alex Butler Protecting the last “wild rivers” of Europe is the aim of a new campaign from outdoor clothing company Patagonia. “Above the Željeznica, a river that became known as the Iron River when the dams were proposed in 2009. The local community’s 24-7, 325-day protest was successful and the dam construction was stopped.” Image…

Most microplastic harm done at lowest levels of food web, according to analysis

Thanks;Carolyn J. Foley/Purdue University Published;May,01 Microplastics, bits of plastics that have found their way into waters in and around every continent on Earth, have a range of impacts on aquatic life, according to a meta-analysis led by Purdue University’s Tomas Höök. Most negatively affected are zooplankton and larval fish. Credit: Purdue Agricultural Communication photo/Tom Campbell…

Cherishing the ground we walk on

Thanks;FAO Published;May,15 @09.43AM ©FAO/Olivier Asselin Soil is where it all begins. Few people know that soils are a non-renewable resource. It takes over 1000 years to make 1 cm of soil. This means that in our lifetime, all the soil we see is all there is. Soils do amazing things for us that we sometimes…