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EU Warns of Toxic Toys, Clothes

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Buyers beware! The European Commission has published new figures showing that last year more than 2,000 dangerous products triggered EU-wide alerts. Coping with the threats involves stemming the rising tide of products bought online from outside the European Union.

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Carbon Pricing Gathers Momentum

Carbon Pricing Gathers Momentum

“There is a growing sense of inevitability about putting a price on carbon pollution,” said World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim on the eve of the April 22 signing ceremony at UN Headquarters of the Paris Climate Agreement.

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION TIPS FOR EARTH DAY AND BEYOND

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Act Local, Think Global: Three Ways to Ignite Positive Environmental Change  Arlington, VA – Friday, April 22, 2016 – In observance of Earth Day, the international conservation organization Rare is offering up three easy ways you can be a catalyst for global change. The strain on the Earth’s natural resources poses an increasing threat to […]

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One Billion Take Part in Earth Day 2016

One Billion Take Part in Earth Day 2016

As Earth Day approaches its 50th anniversary in 2020, the Earth Day Network has set five major goals. Planting trees is the first; this year volunteers plan to plant 7.8 billion trees. Valuable as it is, tree planting is not the only global push planned for Earth Day.

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Demand for Electric Cars Hits New Highs

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Luxury electric automaker Tesla unveiled its latest model at a March 31 event, and demand was so strong for the $35,000 Tesla Model 3 that within the week 325,000 would-be customers purchased preorders at US$1,000 each.

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Firms Flock to Circular Economy 100 USA

Firms Flock to Circular Economy 100 USA

Four years after becoming the fastest solo sailor to circumnavigate the globe, a 2005 record that still stands, Dame Ellen MacArthur founded the UK charity that bears her name to advance the sustainability that flows from a well-functioning circular economy.

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Smartphones, Wearables Empower Health Providers

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Device development at the intersection of smartphones, wearable and flexible electronics, everyday materials and healthcare is advancing quickly. There are smartphone microscopes to detect skin cancers, smartphone software to diagnose ear infections, smart contact lenses to track blood sugar and even paper skin.

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Jury Still Out on Carbon Capture & Storage

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Since the Paris Climate Agreement was reached in December, preventing the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide (CO2) from entering the atmosphere has become a top priority for many governments, utilities and private individuals who believe climate change to be the major problem of this generation.

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