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At least 300 people have died in eastern and central India and more than 6 million others have been affected by floods that have submerged villages, washed away crops, destroyed roads and disrupted power and phone lines, officials say.
Specific waste producers must submit their Waste Management Plans within the next 3 months and existing producers must register with the Minister of Environmental Affairs within 30 days of a new notice published in the Government Gazette.
“Today a glimmer of hope is emerging from the deeply troubled DRC. The coffee industry is reviving there, bringing peace, hope and better livelihoods to battle-scarred farmers living in the fertile highlands of the Lake Kivu region, just across Rwanda’s border.”
The amount of primary materials extracted from the Earth has tripled in the last four decades, according to a new report by the United Nations Environment Programme-hosted International Resource Panel (IRP).
Rising sea surface temperatures in the North Atlantic are likely to be behind a recent surge in cases of diarrhoeal diseases from marine bacteria in northern Europe and the US east coast, a new study says.
Cornell University’s Center for Hospitality Research, in collaboration with 11 international hotel companies, last week released the latest set of benchmarks measuring the sustainability level of a hotel.
From catastrophic chain-reactions which could push us into dangerous climate change, to cooling effects which balance out global warming, climate feedbacks are an important area of research for scientists.