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Bangladesh became the first country to grant all of its rivers the same legal status as humans. They lead the pathway on how we need to protect natural elements in an extreme way to fight the global pollution epidemic. Clean water is a fundament to the entire ecosystem of the "In Bangladesh, the river is considered as our mother, Anyone accused of harming the rivers can be taken to court by the new, government-appointed National River Conservation Commission. They may be tried and delivered a verdict as if they had harmed their own mother, Matin says." ...Read More
What could possibly go wrong? Unless it doesn’t work. Scientists propose dumping 7,400 gigatons of 'artificial snow' on Antarctica ...Read More
“Production of the most common plastic, polyethylene, is on track to jump more than 40 percent by 2028 in the U.S., according to research firm S&P Global Platts. That’s 8 million metric tons per year more than in 2018 — roughly the amount, coincidentally, that scientists estimate is annually flowing ...Read More
As automation increases I’m curious to see the focus shift to the environmental effects of computationally expensive AI that replaces the humans #ai #ml #environment #climate #technology
"This market-driven 'sustainable' vision of economic activity, ecological-conscious diets and 'hipness' within modern capitalism reinforce inequality and still hurt the environment."
“Recycling kind of lost its way in its overzealousness of trying to make everything recyclable,” Bourque said. “The bottom fell out of the market.” China’s market for recycling boomed in the 1990s, largely because the U.S.’ trade imbalance made the process cheap and easy. China would ship exported goods to the West Coast, and, because the U.S. wasn’t shipping goods back, tons of empty shipping containers sat at docks, ready to take recyclables back ...Read More
"The positive spin on recycling also helps undermine legal efforts to reduce plastic production, said Dell: “Companies are promoting the recycling of products so they’re not banned.”"
"... the influencers bed down amidst the gorgeous flowers to peddle Campbell’s Soup, women’s clothing (rompers are a favorite), acrylic fingernails, cell phone cases, and M&M’s."
The Green New Deal: Notably a seven minute video illustrating the concepts. Maybe this is what it takes to transition from fossil fuel to renewable energy sources. Worth watching. Narrated by AOC.
"In some parts of the world they are revered and protected; in other places they are captured and eaten for dinner. One thing is certain: They’re everywhere."