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General Iron shutdown is just the start of solving environmental issues on the Southeast side

We agree with the Sun-Times’ recent editorial on General Iron that something needs to be changed so that future decisions regarding pollution and environmental justice can be made more quickly and with the residents affected in mind. As the editorial noted, the proposed relocation of the General Iron recycling facility from Lincoln Park, a predominantly […]

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Climate change, environmental problems and pollution, growing uncertainty ”

Pakistan has suffered extreme environmental degradation due to urbanization, overpopulation and deforestation. According to the Pakistan Economic Survey 2013-14, the sprawling growth of cities, increasing population growth and poverty take a heavy toll on the environment. Through Muhammad Ibrahim Noon Reports claim that environmental degradation can lead to a loss of PKR 365 billion every […]

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Goldman Sachs Doubts Bitcoin As Store Of Value Citing Environmental Problems And “Lack Of Real Use” – Markets And Prices Bitcoin Planet

Global investment bank Goldman Sachs is wondering if bitcoin can be a long-term store of value and digital gold. Analysts at the company cited various issues related to the cryptocurrency, such as environmental issues, “lack of actual use” and competition from other cryptocurrencies. Goldman Sachs views Bitcoin issues as a long-term store of value Goldman […]

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Environmental problems persist at KY’s bankrupt coal mines

Johns Creek, near McCoy Elkhorn Coal, outside Kimper, Ky. On Thursday, September 17, 2020. Many companies that have purchased coal mines from bankrupt Kentucky producers still have repeated violations of environment and fines, some as recently as December. 2020, which prevents them from moving forward with any use of the land. Silas walker Lexington Herald-Leader […]

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To wake up! It’s time to recognize our huge environmental problems

Leaders around the world must stand up to meet the enormous challenges of achieving a sustainable future, as environmental issues add stresses to human health, wealth and well-being. According to experts from institutions such as Stanford University, UCLA and Flinders University, the loss of biodiversity and the acceleration of climate change over the coming decades […]

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Environmental problems in northern Nigeria threaten national security and food production

Conflicts involving farmers and herders in Nigeria remain one of the country’s main security concerns and a direct threat to national stability and unity. Indeed, the actors generally belong to different ethno-religious sections. These sections are the dominant model of public mobilization and political loyalty in the country. Conflicts seemingly remain intractable as the main […]

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Pakistan: Climate change and environmental problems stymie government | Asia | An in-depth look at current events from across the continent | DW

Torrential rains in Pakistan killed more than 100 people last week, while causing extensive damage to property and infrastructure. The southern port city of Karachi has been plunged into chaos. Residential and commercial areas were inundated and power outages disrupted life for days. Climate scientists say Pakistan is particularly vulnerable to inclement weather and other […]

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Environmental issues could make pandemics more likely and less manageable

Photo (c) Nastco – Getty Images A new study by researchers at the University of Exeter has found that environmental factors can play an important role in future pandemics. According to their research, healthy and functioning ecosystems can prevent consumers from contracting viruses transmitted by animals. However, as many ecosystems are destroyed, the number of […]

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CSIRO and Microsoft to Use AI to Tackle Human-Made Environmental Problems

Plastic pollution in Australian rivers. Image: CSIRO It is estimated that as much as 12 million tonnes of plastic are found in rivers and oceans every year, posing a huge threat to wildlife and the environment. This is one of the main challenges that the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) seeks to address, […]