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Global e-waste surging: Up 21% in 5 years

(Terry Collins Assoc) The UN’s 3rd Global eWaste Monitor reports 53.6 million metric tonnes (Mt) of e-waste was produced last year — substantially more than the weight of all adults in Europe. Global e-waste has risen 21% by weight in just five years, fueled by higher consumption rates of electric and electronic equipment, short life cycles, and few repair options. In 2030 the world is projected to produce about 50% more e-waste per capita compared with 2014.

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Renowned Green Activist Apologizes For The Climate Scare

The following is a mea culpa from prominent climate activist and environmental leader Michael Shellenberger, a Time Magazine ‘Hero of the Environment’ (pictured). On behalf of environmentalists everywhere, I would like to formally apologize for the climate scare we created over…

Renowned Green Activist Apologizes For The Climate Scare

The following is a mea culpa from prominent climate activist and environmental leader Michael Shellenberger, a Time Magazine ‘Hero of the Environment’ (pictured). On behalf of environmentalists everywhere, I would like to formally apologize for the climate scare we created over…

If COVID-19 Was A Quiz, Global Warming Will Be The Final Exam – CleanTechnica

June 18th, 2020 by Steve Hanley  An old expression says, “If you fail to plan, you have a plan to fail.” The human community is facing a strong possibility that average temperatures will climb so high soon that life on…

Online Sciathon 2020

(Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings) Online Sciathon 2020 from 19 – 21 June – sciathon.org. 48 virtual group projects work on current scientific topics. Under the patronage of Nobel Laureates Blackburn, Fischer and Schmidt. Updates about the competition via Social Media: #Sciathon. Access for journalists – Accreditation.

Popular doesn’t mean influential among Cambodian farmers

(University of Sydney) Published in the International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability, their research examined the role of social network brokers – well-connected individuals within a community – in the adoption of innovative farming practices in Battambang Province in North-Western Cambodia. The authors, Dr Petr Matous, Junjian Zhang and Associate Professor Daniel Tan found that less popular farmers were better influencers, compared to their more popular peers.