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World’s E-Waste Heavier than China’s Great Wall

A mountain of discarded e-waste stands at a Recupel collection point in Belgium. Recupel organizes the collection and processing of discarded electro-appliances in Belgium and says, "There are 50 times more valuable metals and minerals in e-waste than in the ores extracted from mines." (Photo courtesy Recupel) Posted for media use

BRUSSELS, Belgium, October 14, 2021 – Today, on International E-Waste Day 2021, waste management experts are asking households, businesses, and governments to get more dead or unused electronic devices to facilities where they can be repaired or recycled to recover precious metals and reduce the need to mine new resources.

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Jumping In to Remove Dams Across Europe

Men participate in The Big Jump 2021 by enjoying a river in the Jezera Eco-Center near Bijeljina, a city in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

VIENNA, Austria, August 17, 2021 (Maximpact.com) – Citizens from across Europe have jumped in together to crowdfund removal of dams on rivers across the continent. The 2021 edition of the Big Jump event was the first joint crowdfunding action to be carried out at the same time in multiple European countries.

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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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Never Turn Your Back on the Ocean

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Famous Hawaiian swimmer and surfer Duke Kahanamoku always warned, “Never turn your back on the ocean.” He wanted people to guard against the physical danger of being hit by a wave from behind, and he wanted humans to show respect for the ocean – a warning that today is more urgent than ever.

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Europe Finds Funds for Rewilding

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Catching on in Europe, rewilding is large-scale conservation to restore and protect natural processes and core wilderness areas, provide connectivity between such areas, and protect or reintroduce apex predators and keystone species.

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Women Innovators Empower the World

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Four innovative European women won rich prizes last night at a ceremony in Brussels in celebration of International Women’s Day March 8. All winners have recently founded or co-founded a successful company based on their groundbreaking ideas.

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Europe’s ‘Clean Energy Revolution’

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To keep the EU competitive as renewables displace fossil fuels – shaking up global energy markets – the European Commission has proposed a new package of measures to “equip all European citizens and businesses with the means to make the most of the clean energy transition.”

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Climate Change Takes Its Toll

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Climate Change – Monetary losses caused by natural disasters in the first half of 2016 were “significantly higher” than the corresponding figures for the previous year, although fewer people died in these events, according to a report by the German insurance and re-insurance firm Munich Re.

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