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E-waste endangers human health

The irresponsible disposal or recycling of e-devices are nowadays a greater danger to human life, warned the World Health Organization (WHO). The World Health Organization (WHO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations responsible for international public health. Growing volumes of e-waste around the globe are causing what was…

Escazú Agreement, Environmental Justice

Environmental Justice The Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Public Participation and Justice in Environmental Matters in Latin America and the Caribbean, better known as the Escazú Agreement (Spanish: Acuerdo de Escazú), is an international treaty signed by 24 Latin American and Caribbean nations concerning the rights of access to…

Reviving Ecosystems, Reimagine, Recreate, and Restore

The beginning of a decade dedicated to the restoration of ecosystems marked the World Environment Day this June 5. The United Nations announced that it will begin this global mission aimed at reviving billions of hectares, from forests, farmlands, mountains and deep-sea areas. World Environment Day (WED) World Environment Day…

Unexplained extinction of sharks 19 million years ago

Sharks 19 million years ago Washington, Jun 5 (Plenglish) Shark populations became extinct 19 million years ago without the occurrence of any climate event or changes in the ecosystem, a study published in Science magazine revealed. A team of scientists from Yale University, in the United States, headed by Elizabeth…

World Environment Day: Virtual Concert in Celebration of Restoration & Recovery

ONLINE EVENT When: 4 June 2021 | 3pm EST You’ll be able to watch live on this website or on the Facebook pages of 350.org,Pathway to Paris, UN Environment Programme, and UN Environment Programme North America. Now more than ever, we need to make peace with nature. This is the moment for us all to…

China to tighten environmental approval for polluting projects

China plans to strengthen controls in industries such as steel and aluminium which involve high energy use and produce high emissions, in an effort to promote low-carbon developments, the environment ministry said on Monday. After several decades of breakneck industrial expansion China has now vowed to start cutting carbon emissions…

Medics march to WHO headquarters in climate campaign

May 29th, 2021, Medics concerned about the effects on public health of environmental degradation marched on the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva on Saturday, demanding health authorities make climate change and biodiversity loss their top priorities. White-clad activists from the group Doctors For Extinction Rebellion marched from Geneva’s Place…

South African albino elephant beats odds to thrive among the herd

For Khanyisa life was difficult from the start. Born as an albino, at four months old she got caught in a poaching snare in South Africa’s Kruger National Park that cut through her mouth. Trapped for four days, dehydrated and unable to eat because of her wounds, she was rescued…

Three Exxon refineries top the list of U.S. polluters

Exxon Mobil’s U.S. oil refineries pump out far more lung-damaging soot than similarly sized facilities operated by rivals, according to regulatory documents and a Reuters analysis of pollution test results. The Texas-based firm’s three largest refineries – two in Texas and one in Louisiana – are the nation’s top three…