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BlackRock silent on livestock in latest global warming policy – Mongabay.com

In July, BlackRock, the world’s largest investment fund manager, said it would take concrete action against at least 53 companies for their inaction regarding global warming and place 191 others under observation. But the announcement left out one of the…

Woman Designs Sturdy Cardboard Beds For Overrun Hospitals in India – And Her Proud Family Sells Them At Cost

One unexpected upside to the coronavirus lockdown is that for many, it’s become a time of great creativity. When interdisciplinary designer Rhea Shah found herself stranded in her hometown of Vapi in India’s western state of Gujarat, and not attending her doctoral program in the Netherlands, she was frustrated. “I was grappling with helplessness, thinking […]

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Boris Johnson accuses Extinction Rebellion of trying to limit public access to news

The prime minister, Boris Johnson, has accused Extinction Rebellion of seeking “to limit the public’s access to news” after the group blockaded two UK printworks, delaying the distribution of major national newspapers. The activists, who staged the action to highlight…

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Unilever plans to remove oil-based ingredients from all cleaning products

The owner of Persil, Domestos and Cif is to invest €1bn in eliminating fossil fuel-based ingredients from its cleaning products by 2030. Unilever’s “clean future” initiative aims to develop renewable or recycled alternatives to chemicals derived from the oil industry…

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Potential and constraints of reforestation for climate mitigation

A recent study showed that practical considerations, beyond where trees could be planted, may limit the climate change mitigation potential of reforestation. Hence, there is a need to understand how these constraints operate to inform climate policies.

Azure Power & SoftBank Planning Asset, Stake Sale In Indian Solar Businesses

Leading Indian renewable energy developers are facing a liquidity crunch due to the COVID 19-induced nationwide lockdown and increased competition from emerging players. The country’s debt-ridden discoms are unable to pay off their dues to the generating companies. This has resulted in sharp increase in the sale of operational assets from various large renewable energy generators in the past few months.   

In a Victory for the Environment Germany Bans Single-Use Plastic and Styrofoam

Germany is making major strides towards trying to practice what she preaches in terms of environmentalism. The country announcement yesterday that it will be implementing a ban on the sale of a multitude of single-use and disposable items in a bid to reduce the amount of plastic and polystyrene waste in the environment. This includes […]

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First-of-Its-Kind Study Finds Shining a Red Light Through the Eyelid for 3 Minutes Per Day Can Boost Failing Eyesight

Shining a deep red light for three minutes a day into your eye, even through the eyelid, can significantly improve declining eyesight, finds a new University College London-led study, the first of its kind in humans. Scientists believe the discovery, published this week in the Journals of Gerontology, could help the millions of people globally […]

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