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Insects, Plants Disappear, Eroding Food Security

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Nearly half the world’s insect species are rapidly vanishing and more than a third are threatened with extinction, finds the first global scientific review of insect survival. The rate of insect extinction is eight times that of mammals, birds and reptiles…

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Floating Turbines Turn Offshore Winds to Energy

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Paris-based wind power developer Eolfi forecasts as much as 16 gigawatts of floating wind energy could be installed off the coasts of France by 2040, if the French government issues commercial-scale tenders for the fast-emerging technology.

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Asia-Pacific Business Aligns With Natural World

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Advancing green business across Asia and the Pacific is “…a win–win for all stakeholders, but requires mobilizing vast resources of private capital and innovative management approaches,” the Asian Development Bank (ADB) concludes in a new working paper on “The Business of Greening: Policy Measures for Green Business Development in Asia.”

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New Standard Strengthens Impact Financing

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The nonprofit organization Verra, which developed and manages the well-used Verified Carbon Standard for greenhouse gas emissions, has started something new – the Sustainable Development Verified Impact Standard, or SD VISta.

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Wringing More Value From Pakistan’s Water

No country’s economy is more water-intensive than Pakistan’s, and this degree of water use, combined with a warming climate, is leading to drought, water scarcity and arsenic-contaminated groundwater in the South Asian nation.

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Maximpact: Our Services

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Maximpact is a global consulting group that focuses on sustainable community development and providing community solutions for global problems such as waste, water, renewable energy and energy efficiency. Our speciality services include providing community solutions, and capacity building, as well as training for refugees and migrants, including vocational language training and associated job placements. Maximpact […]

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Women, Girls Excel at Science, Tech, Engineering, Math

When Rebecca Azanaw, 17, got the news that she would have a meeting with the UN Secretary-General, not even looming semester exams could keep her from the opportunity, offered in connection with the International Day for Women and Girls in Science, February 11.

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GPS Trackers Uncover EU’s Illegal E-Waste Exports

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The global environmental watchdog organization Basel Action Network, based in Seattle, today released the findings of a two-year study in 10 EU countries that followed 314 old computers, printers, and monitors in which GPS Trackers had been secretly installed.

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Displaced But Not Contagious

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Migrants and refugees are likely to have good general health, but they can be at risk of falling sick in transition or while staying in receiving countries due to poor living conditions or drastic changes in their lifestyles.

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World Economic Forum Envisions a New World Order

Swedish student climate activist Greta Thunberg told the World Economic Forum, "I want you to act as if our house is on fire. Because it is." January 22, 2019, Davos, Switzerland (Photo courtesy World Economic Forum) Posted for media use.

Even before the World Economic Forum started at Davos on January 22, the scene was set for environmental issues to suck up most of the energy at the conference. The annual Global Risks Report 2019 declared that humanity was “sleepwalking its way to catastrophe”…

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