Illegal fishing degrades the environment
Around the world, illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing not only destroys local economies but also the environment.“IUU and unsustainable fishing affects us right here in the Western Hemisphere,” Deputy Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs Jon Piechowski said on October 9. “It threatens economic security, undermines coastal states’ sovereignty, degrades the environment, and weakens the global rules-based order.”As more and more of the world’s population relies on fish as a source of protein, it is vitally important to regulate and abide by local and national fishing r...
Can we have industries and still conserve environment?
There is raging debate between industrialists and conservationists on whether to construct a hydro power dam on Murchison Falls on the River Nile in Masindi District and clear part of Bugoma Forest in Hoima District to promote industrialisation at the risk of hurting the environment at both places.On the flip end of the discussion has been the call to outgrow the tradition of keeping natural endowments as conservation hubs in order to pave way for industrial development and job creation.Commercial projects such as Hoima Sugar, Murchison Falls power dam and wanton logging in Zoka Forest in West...
France to punish 'eco-cide' with prison up to 10 years
France will make serious intentional damage to the environment punishable by up to 10 years in prison as part of planned "eco-cide" law, government ministers said in remarks published Sunday.The law was one recommendation from a Citizens' Convention for the Climate, a group created by the government a year ago, bringing together 150 people from the French population to discuss the environment.An "eco-cide" offence would be sanctioned by up to 4.5 million euros ($5.3 million) in fines or up to 10 years in prison in cases of "intentional violation" of environmental laws, Justice Minister Eric Du...
Los Angeles and Google partner on 'Tree Canopy' project
Los Angeles (AFP) - Los Angeles and Google have struck a partnership to track canopy density in the huge metropolis to determine which neighborhoods need more trees as a means of fighting extreme temperatures.Vegetation, notably tree canopy coverage, plays a key role in offering the kind of relief that Los Angeles needs: The city is the state's biggest urban heat island thanks in no small part to thousands of miles of roads and parking spaces.A project with Google's new Tree Canopy Lab is making it "possible for us to quickly assess the areas of our city with the greatest population density an...
Snoop Dogg teams up with SodaStream to help save the environment
The Israeli subsidiary of PepsiCo, SodaStream, decided to employ the talents of rapper Snoop Dogg to explain how the "small things," such as switching to reusable bottles, can make a large impact on reducing a person's carbon footprint with regard to plastic waste.Accompanied by his "nearly extinct friend," a sea turtle sporting an Israeli accent, Snoop Dogg noted that "smalls things" are the most meaningful, adding that amid the coronavirus pandemic the rapper would be dialing back his normally lavish lifestyle to enjoy the little things in life, such as dinner with the family instead of a bi...
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Atlas Axillia partners Environment Ministry, reclaims used pens, plastics from environment | Daily FT
A special recycle bin prepared for the project was presented to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the official MoU signing event with the participation of Minister of Environment Mahinda Amaraweera, Atlas Axillia Managing Director Asitha Samaraweera and senior officers of the Ministry of EnvironmentAtlas Axillia Co. Ltd. has announced its partnership with the Ministry of Environment to support its special environmental initiative ‘Not a rule but a discipline’. The initiative aims to inculcate the habit of protecting the environment in school children, and adults by encouraging them to recycle us...
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Trump administration to seek bids on Arctic oil leases
New York (AFP) - The United States on Monday invited oil companies to choose arctic drilling prospects as President Donald Trump races to enact a controversial Alaska leasing plan in his final days in office.The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) said it will on Tuesday officially open a 30-day period to accept nominations and comment on some 1.6 million acres (650,000 hectares) in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR), pushing the plan a step further in the period before the Trump administration departs in January.But US environmentalists, who have opposed drilling in ANWR for decades and g...
Trump administration to seek bids on Arctic oil leases
New York (AFP) - The Trump administration on Monday invited oil companies to choose proposed drilling territories as it pushes ahead with a controversial Alaska leasing plan in its final days in office.The Bureau of Land Management said it will Tuesday officially open a 30-day period to accept nominations and comment on some 1.6 million acres (650,000 hectares) in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.The move aims to open up to development a target area long sought by petroleum interests and defended by environmentalists. Some major banks have said they won't finance projects in the refuge.Pres...
Armenians leaving Azerbaijani territories, damaging environment – aide to president
By TrendThe Armenians are leaving the Azerbaijani territories, damaging the environment, Assistant to the President of Azerbaijan, Head of the Foreign Policy Affairs Department of the Presidential Administration Hikmat Hajiyev said at the briefing, Trend reports on Nov. 15.Following over a month of military action to liberate its territories from Armenian occupation, Azerbaijan has pushed Armenia to sign the surrender document. A joint statement on the matter was made by Azerbaijani president, Armenia’s PM and the president of Russia.A complete ceasefire and a cessation of all hostilities in t...
British PM condemns 'disrespectful' Extinction Rebellion protest
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has condemned a central London climate change protest held in front of a First World War memorial on Armistice Day as "profoundly disrespectful."The Extinction Rebellion activist group hung a banner on the Cenotaph monument, which is Britain's official national war memorial. It was erected after the war ended in 1920.The banner read "Honour Their Sacrifice, Climate Change Means War."A wreath of poppies was also placed on the memorial decorated with the words "climate change means war, act now" on Wednesday morning.The memorial is around 130 metres from John...