Environment

Australia commits to zero extinctions with new plan to protect 30% of land

CNN — Australia, which has one of the world’s worst records on extinctions, on Tuesday announced a 10-year plan to prevent any more species from dying out in the country by protecting its most threatened plants and animals. Launching the plan at Taronga Zoo in Sydney, Australia’s Minister for the Environment and Water Tanya Plibersek …

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Low levels along Mississippi River cause headaches for businesses

OSCEOLA, Ark. (KAIT) – A recent drought has brought the Mississippi River to some of the lowest levels it has seen in almost ten years. The National Weather Service said the river was briefly below -8.1 feet on Tuesday, Sept. 27, The drought has forced companies to rethink how they ship their goods. Cody Brown, …

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In 2021, 40% of the Electricity Produced in the United States Was Derived from Non-Fossil Fuel Sources

The transition to electric vehicles is largely driven by a need to reduce our reliance on fossil fuels and reduce emissions associated with burning fossil fuels. In 2021, 40% of the electricity produced by the electric power sector was derived from non-fossil fuel sources. Since 2007, the increase in non-fossil fuel sources has been largely …

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The Northern Lights Could Be Visible In Quebec This Week & Here Are Tips For Seeing Them

If you’ve always dreamed of seeing the aurora borealis but don’t live up in the far north territories, the lights forecast for the next three days is looking good across most of Canada, so you might be able to catch a glimpse in more southern parts of Quebec! The Aurora Forecast predicts that October 5 …

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An ultimatum for an Oahu homeowner, remove an illegal erosion barrier or pay up

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) – An illegal erosion control measure on Oahu’s North Shore is sparking frustration and safety concerns among beach goers. DLNR’s Office of Conservation and Coastal Lands issued a notice of violation on Friday to the owner of a home along Sunset Beach. They said a site inspection found the foundation of the property, …

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Concerning a number of young Australians looking abroad for opportunities

Almost 40 per cent of Australians aged between 18-29 are planning to leave the country within the next year, new research shows. The study found lifestyle and quality of life was the number one reason Australians wanted to move overseas, closely followed by cost of living and housing affordability concerns. THE AUSTRALIANOW study by Quantum …

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Environment sector has failed to become more inclusive, study suggests | Environment

The environment sector has failed to act on its ambitions to become more inclusive, suggests new research that finds just one in 20 organizations are enacting plans to increase ethnic diversity. According to a sector-wide survey, out of 44 environment charities, 84% had considered or were taking action over a lack of inclusion, but only …

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Mekong Delta province shuts down waste treatment plant over pollution

By Hoang Nam &nbspOctober 4, 2022 | 12:28 am PT Piles of nearly 100,000 tons of trash at Ben Tre Waste Treatment JSC’s factory. Photo by VnExpress/Hoang Nam Ben Tre Waste Treatment JSC in the southern eponymous province has been fined VND510 million ($21,300) and forced to suspend operations in 7.5 months for causing pollution. …

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