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Australian company directors call for more infrastructure spending and a Green New Deal

Company directors want a more radical policy reset to recover from the Covid-19 recession including bigger investments in infrastructure, reforms of industrial relations and a Green New Deal. The Australian Institute of Company Directors’ sentiment index, released on Thursday, found…

Legacy pollutants found in migratory terns in Great Lakes region

Chemicals that haven’t been manufactured in the U.S. for years or even decades are still turning up in the bodies of migratory terns in the Great Lakes region, a new study finds. The research focused on three types of compounds: PBDEs, PCBs, and the breakdown products, called metabolites, of DDT.

COVID-19 lockdowns averted tens of thousands of premature deaths related to air pollution, study finds

Scientists have found that particulate matter concentrations in China dropped by an unprecedented 29.7 percent, and by 17.1 percent in parts of Europe, during lockdowns that took place between Feb. 1 and March 31 in China and Feb. 21 to May 17 in Europe.

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‘How Dare You!’ New Book Exposes Green Schemes And Junk Science

The world is now threatened with a Green Depression. Or it will be if governments — including Canada’s — go ahead with variants of a “Green New Deal” in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis. One of the great leftist…

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BHP bosses defend company’s decision to stay in gas and oil ‘for the medium term’

BHP management has batted away shareholder criticism of the miner’s intention to continue investing in gas despite claiming it will dramatically reduce its greenhouse gas emissions over the next decade. Speaking at BHP’s Australian annual meeting on Wednesday evening, chairman…

Digital Sprint powers rapid digital environmental solutions to tackle effects of Covid-19

(Cranfield University) A digital sprint, featuring a series of hackathons, led by Cranfield University and the Natural Environment Research Council has seen multiple projects awarded prizes for innovation and use of digital technology.