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Israeli scientists: light pollution kills rodents

Animals all over the world now live at night under skies that suffer from light pollution caused by excessive use of artificial light, TPS reported. Because of the lighting in urban areas at night,...

Europe bans neonicotinoid derogations granted by Member States

The 27 EU Member States are not entitled to derogate from the EU ban on neonicotinoid seeds, the European Court of Justice ruled on 19 January. This applies even in exceptional circumstances.

Hand washing releases less microfibers

Chinese scientists have proven that hand washing artificial fabrics releases much less microfibers Chinese scientists have proven that hand washing synthetic fabrics releases far fewer microfibers than machine washing, reported Science Daily. It is known that...

National Parks Are the Backbone of Conservation – Here How To Make Them Better

Corridors Between Western U.S. National Parks Would Greatly Increase the Persistence Time of Mammals National parks play a crucial role in conservation efforts, however, increasing evidence highlights the limitations of many parks in terms of...

The US has approved the world’s first vaccine to protect honey bees

The world's first honey bee vaccine has been approved for use by the US government, raising hopes for a new weapon against the diseases that regularly ravage colonies that are relied on to pollinate...

The EU bans small shampoo bars in hotels

The EU could ban miniature shampoos and shower gels in hotels, as well as single-use food containers in the fight against environmental pollution. The proposal is part of the European Green Deal, and in Europe...

The European inventor of the year depollutes soils and water thanks to… plants!

The European Patent Office has just revealed its prize list: Claude Grison is the winner of the European Inventor of the Year 2022 Award in the "Research" category for her work on the depollution of industrial sites by plants.

COP15 on Biodiversity – 30% of terrestrial and marine areas will be conserved and protected by 2030

Montreal, Canada. An important global agreement on biodiversity has just been reached at the COP15 on the Convention on Biological Diversity to protect the earth and its biodiversity. The landmark agreement sets out a post-2020...

Social climate fund will ensure that climate and energy transition leaves no one behind

Climate - The Renew Europe Group welcomes the inter-institutional agreement on establishing a Social Climate Fund, one of the centrepieces of the Fit for 55 package. The Fund will amount to 86.7 billion and will...

Airlines will pay more for released harmful emissions

Average European families will continue to pay far more for their carbon emissions than frequent long-haul travellers, said Joe Darden, director of aviation at the NGO The European Union has reached an agreement on legislation...

France bans some private jet routes in favour of trains

France is also restricting the use of private jets for short trips in a bid to make transport more environmentally friendly.

The EU will stop importing goods that contribute to deforestation around the world

The European Union reached a preliminary agreement on new legislation to prevent companies from selling on the European market coffee, beef, soy and other products that contribute to deforestation around the world.

2,500 dead seals were found on the Russian coast of the Caspian Sea

About 2,500 seals were found dead on the shores of the Caspian Sea in southern Russia, the Associated Press reported, citing officials. Authorities in the southern Russian province of Dagestan said it was unclear...

Deal on new law to ensure products causing deforestation are not sold in the EU

To fight climate change and biodiversity loss, the new law obliges companies to ensure that a series of products sold in the EU do not come from deforested land anywhere in the world.

Disney has bought a cruise ship that will be powered by “green” methanol

Disney has bought a cruise liner, formerly known as Global Dream, from the bankrupt German shipyard MV Werften, DPA reported. The entertainment giant indicated that the ship will be given a new name and will...

The California Supreme Court has upheld that bees are fish

In February - on a day described as "great" for bees in the US state of California - a local court ruled that bumblebees are fish. Now the state Supreme Court has taken a...

Water desalination plants save Morocco from severe drought

However, the program depends on whether the installations can be powered by renewable energy Residents of the Moroccan city of Agadir see their new water desalination plant as a model that could help the country...

COP27 negotiators are still far from a climate agreement

The parties are still far from concluding negotiations at the COP27 climate summit in Egypt, Reuters reports. The agency added that the hosts "urged negotiators to resolve their differences before the weekend deadline". She continues: According...

Global Warming – Deadlier than COVID and even Cancer?

Calculating the health impacts of climate change is a complex equation Deadlier than COVID and even cancer? If the world does not take swift action to reduce carbon emissions, calculating the impact of global warming...

Car-sized sea turtle unearthed in Europe

This is the largest known turtle in Europe, which was about 3.7 meters long, weighed just under two tons and lived during the age of the dinosaurs In the subtropical seas that washed the shores...

COP27: The outcome of climate change negotiations in Egypt deemed insufficient

Following the end of COP27 in Sharm el Sheik, the MEPs leading Parliament’s delegation commented on the outcome of the negotiations.

COP27: Protecting biodiversity is protecting the Paris Agreement

While for many years the climate crisis and the biodiversity crisis have been treated as separate issues, the reality – as highlighted on Wednesday at COP27– is that there is no viable route to limiting global warming to 1.5°C without urgently protecting and restoring nature.

1/3 of the total land area has been degraded by erosion and nutrient depletion

From the US and China to Kenya, human efforts to preserve soil are proving incompatible with increasingly extreme weather conditions In America's dusty corn belt this spring, the earth was drowning. China's Yangtze River Basin...

The most real artificial meat has been created

The meat-based diet of humans has long been cited as one of the threats to humanity. The food animal industry is extremely polluting and is responsible for a large part of the harmful emissions...

Regenerative tourism – the new trend that saves the planet

tourism - Sustainable travel is becoming a mainstream practice. Floods, heat waves, wildfires and droughts have brought the environmental theme to the fore in 2022. At the same time, travelers are eager to reconnect...
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