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Spanish Health Ministry to propose exemptions for mask-wearing while at beach

Spain’s central Health Ministry is to propose that face masks not be obligatory at all times while on the beach, provided that citizens are bathing, playing sport or resting in a fixed spot, and that a safe distance of 1.5 meters can be maintained from other people. While this suggestion…

UNEP, NGO Azul warn about more plastic pollution

United Nations, Mar 31 (Prensa Latina) The use of Covid-19-related plastic implements, such as facemasks and gloves, increased in recent months and the pollution they currently generate reaches alarming levels. In addition, the recycling systems collapsed in many places due to the avalanche of wastes of this kind, according to…

EU sustainable finance advisers say green means green

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Economic activities should be labelled as green investments only if they truly contribute to science-based goals to fight climate change, European Union advisers said on Friday, as countries in the bloc battle over whether to weaken planned finance rules. The European Commission has delayed finalising the climate…

China seeks environmental protection with regulations on rare earths

Beijing, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) China affirmed today that protecting the environment and guaranteeing sustainable development is the main purpose of its new regulations on the industry of the so-called rare lands, essential for the military, automotive and technological sectors. According to the Minister of Information and Technology, Xiao Yaqing,…

Costa Rican unions to define actions on IMF agreement

San Jose, Feb 25 (Prensa Latina) Representatives of the Costa Rican Social and Union Unitary Bloc (BUSSCO) will define on Thursday the joint actions on government’s agreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the Public Employment bill. Being held at the International Conference Center of the National Educators Association,…

Cuban and foreign experts make progress in coastal studies

Santiago de Cuba, Feb 12 (Prensa Latina) Collaboration projects between the Center for Multidisciplinary Studies of Coastal Zones (CEMZOC), of the Eastern University (UO), and institutions from Colombia, Brazil and Spain are making progress with remarkable results. Dr. Ofelia Perez, director of that entity, informed that those joint endeavors involve…

No Time to waste, The Prize to repair the planet

Our Global Alliance is a network of global organisations committed to environmental action who share the ambition of The Prize to repair the planet, as well as academic and non-profit institutions and private sector alliances from around the world. Our Global Alliance and nominators are a key part of Earthshot,…

Michael Bloomberg’s Green Leadership

Bloomberg is an environmentalist and has advocated policy to fight climate change at least since he became the mayor of New York City. At the national level, Bloomberg has consistently pushed for transitioning the United States’ energy mix from fossil fuels to clean energy. In July 2011, Bloomberg Philanthropies donated…

Biden’s Climate Adviser Leading Talks with Auto, Utility Sectors

White House climate adviser Gina McCarthy and other top officials are in talks with automakers and utilities as the Biden administration determines its next steps for paring greenhouse gas emissions, according to a person familiar with the matter. The Biden administration is set to tighten limits on greenhouse gas emissions…