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UK temperature records show 'increasing impact' of climate change

作者:admin 2020-08-01

Four UK temperature records were broken last year, with the Met Office saying it shows the "increasing impact" of climate change.The records set were: :: All-time high of 38.7C (101.7F) on 25 July in Cambridge:: Winter high of 21.2C (70.2F) on 阅读全文

'Palm oil is God's gift,' claims Malaysia as it fights criticism with new slogan

作者:admin 2020-08-01

Malaysia has said it will promote a new slogan across the world to fight growing criticism about palm oil's negative impact on the environment.The world's second largest producer and exporter of the oil said it is "committed" to an international camp 阅读全文

Four people a week die defending land from environmental threats, figures show

作者:admin 2020-08-01

More people than ever before are losing their lives trying to defend land from environmental or climate threats, a campaign group claims.Four people a week have died on average since the Paris Agreement was signed in 2015, Global Witness says. 阅读全文

Air pollution targets breached at more than 1,300 sites in England, say campaigners

作者:admin 2020-08-01

More than 1,300 sites across England are breaching nitrogen dioxide (NO2) air quality targets, according to Friends of the Earth.NO2 has been linked with an increased risk of respiratory and lung problems and can also cause significant problems for p 阅读全文

One billion tonnes of plastic waste to be dumped by 2040, predicts study

作者:admin 2020-08-01

Almost one billion tonnes of plastic waste will be dumped on land and at sea by 2040, according to a major new study. A new digital model which tracks the movement of plastic rubbish around the world has found that between 2016 and 2040, 961 million 阅读全文

Ontario firefighters warn of higher chance of house fires due to COVID-19 pandemic

作者:admin 2020-08-01

TORONTO – Ontario’s firefighters are urging the public to practise fire safety as the COVID-19 pandemic continues, saying there’s been a sharp increase in the number of fires in the province this summer.The Ontario Professional Fire 阅读全文

Children under 5 may be carrying high levels of coronavirus, study suggests

作者:admin 2020-08-01

As provinces across the country announce plans to re-open schools in the fall, a new study suggests children younger than age five may have 10 to 100 times greater levels of the coronavirus in the upper respiratory tract compared to older children an 阅读全文

BC Hydro has ‘serious concerns’ over Site C budget due to COVID-19 costs, delays

作者:admin 2020-08-01

BC Hydro has serious concerns about the schedule and budget of the Site C project and is classifying the health of the mega-dam construction as “red.”In a letter to the B.C. Utilities Commissioner, CEO Chris O’Riley says delays rela 阅读全文

Ottawa to invest $59M on protecting migrant farm workers amid coronavirus

作者:admin 2020-08-01

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his government will invest nearly $59 million to protect migrant workers on Canadian farms amid the coronavirus pandemic.“This will fund more farm inspections, provide emergency relief when needed and improve 阅读全文

Canada launches COVID-19 tracking app — but only in Ontario

作者:admin 2020-08-01

The federal government launched its coronavirus exposure notification app in Ontario on Friday after weeks of delay.The ‘COVID Alert’ app aims to help mitigate the spread of the coronavirus in Canada by notifying a user when they have bee 阅读全文