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…

Cancer

Thanks;WHO&G. Reboux Published;FEB,01 Key facts • Cancer is the second leading cause of death globally, and was responsible for 8.8 million deaths in 2015. Globally, nearly 1 in 6 deaths is due to cancer. • Approximately 70% of deaths from cancer occur in low- and middle-income countries. • Around one third of deaths from cancer…

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…

Plastics going straight to landfill as China waste ban bites

Thanks;Nita Blake-Persen, Reporter Published;June,13 Plastics that were once able to be recycled are now heading straight to New Zealand landfills as China’s waste import ban starts to bite. A fill of plastics grades 3-7. Photo: Supplied/PlasbackNZ China stopped accepting 24 different types of waste at the start of this year because it said contaminants were…