1. USING SUPER BOWL TO RAISE AWARENESS
Miami had hosted the Super Bowl 11 times.
For the first time, the committee decided to make an awareness campaign focused
on the environment. They called that Ocean to Everglades. Everglades
Foundation, one of the non-profit groups was putting on that campaign. When
they turn on the tap at home for drinking, to washing cars, to go to the pool,
the water supply comes from the Everglades. According to Eikenberg, the focus was
on plastics in the ocean, invasive species and algal blooms. Florida’s
Republican governor, Ron DeSantis announced the launch of this Super Bowl
campaign on Earth Day in the previous year and proposed more than $600 million
for Everglades’s restoration and water quality projects. The bigger problem crises
that is facing South Florida is the climate change and sea-level rise.
PREVENT THE EXPORT OF PLASTIC WASTE UNDER NEW ENVIRONMENT BILL
to be introduced the environmental bill in parliament, to prevent the export of plastic waste in
developing countries, the quality of air and water and the protection of
wildlife will be improved.
government has promised to review every two years regarding the developments in
the environment. The environment secretary, Theresa Villiers said that the
environmental bill is a crucial part of achieving the standard of improving air
quality. It will help in protecting nature, increasing recycling and cut down
plastic waste. The government aims to reduce fine particulate matter, the
lung-damaging pollutant, linked to numerous illnesses. The bans of plastic
exports to poor countries create a problem for the developing world. It will
also enshrine “biodiversity net gain,” as a result, natural ecosystems will be
STARBUCKS: BREW UP A NEW ENVIRONMENTAL PLAN
an investigation, it is shown that there is rampant food waste at company
stores across New York City. Starbucks CEO, Kevin Johnson called upon his
company to become resource positive and store more carbon than eliminated
waste, and provide more clean drinking water than we use and commit to reducing
carbon emissions up to 50%. Recently, during a nighttime raid of Starbucks’
trash, it was found many of the sandwiches and snack packages were discarded by
Starbucks employees. These were in their original wrapping. Most of the food sell-by
date would have been accepted by soup kitchens around the city. After
announcing ambitious goals in 2016, Starbucks revealed that about 60% of stores
are currently participating.
ENVIRONMENTAL GROUPS TARGET AIRCRAFT EMISSIONS
major environmental groups have given six months to take action against
aircraft pollution. The Center for Biological Diversity announced that aircraft
emissions are a danger to human health but hasn’t done anything to curb them. 2
percent of global greenhouse emissions are caused by Aviation and 12 percent by
the transportation sources. U.S.
airplanes are the largest producer of pollution, which creates climate change.
In the next 20 years, it is expected that Global air traffic is going to rise
to double, but more fuel-efficient aircraft engines should mitigate the
emissions levels in somehow. The new aircraft aimed at making future growth
carbon neutral. In addition to the better engines, ICAO hopes to curb emissions
through the use of bio-fuel and more efficient procedures.
For Environmental Achievement, Pavan Sukhdev wins Tyler Prize in 2020
Sukhdev received the award for his work as a conservation biologist. Mr.
Sukhdev and Ms. Daily will deliver a presentation about their work in New York
City, a major project launched by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. It
demonstrates that the greening of economies is a new engine for growing wealth,
increasing employment, and reducing poverty.
Sukhdev has generated interest in the economic value of our natural
environment. He has prompted decision-makers to implement new measures to
protect ecosystems and biodiversity. By
the University of Southern California, the Tyler Prize is administered.
AMAZON WARNS PEOPLE TO FACE CATASTROPHE ON THE ENVIRONMENT
human society listens to the expertise, Ecosystems will continue to collapse
around the world. The world has been investing lots of money to implement
public policy for climate change, help in conservation and restoration. But
these policies are made in offices only, while large people ignored resulting
in climate crisis and biodiversity loss. Environmental “catastrophes” like the
fires that devastated the world’s largest rainforest in 2019, would continue if
the contributions are not respected. Now, biodiversity loss was named as the
biggest risk to the world. If the management practices of indigenous people are
not listened to, there will be the issue of fires in the Amazon that will
continue the degradation of forests, water and deforestation will continue.
Trump strip away Pollution Controls on Streams and Wetlands
Trump administration has finalized a new rule to remove environmental
protections. Protections to certain wetlands and streams that run intermittent launder
the 1972 Clean Water Act. The new rule allows the property developers and
landowners to dump pesticides and fertilizers directly into the waterways. It destroys
or fills in wetlands for construction projects. So, drinking water for millions
of Americans is at risk due to contamination from unregulated pollution. Wetlands
play an important role in filtering surface water and protecting against
floods. So, pollutants from smaller and seasonal bodies of water might have an
impact on the health of larger water systems.
ENVIRONMENTAL ARTIST’S PAINTINGS GO TOWARD PLANTING TREES
Leben, an environmental artist, got inspired for finding wacky solutions to
environmental problems, is doing a painting to save the planet. His goal was to
make the difference by thinking about the impacts of that picture. The portion
of the profits from selling each of his paintings goes towards planting trees. Leben’s
recent series of paintings is entitled “The Magic of Trees.” Leben
has been taking his talents on the road, traveling to eight art fairs across
TEMPORARY BAN IS NOT ENOUGHTO CURB CORONAVIRUS, SAYS ENVIRONMENTAL EXPERT
A chinese environmental leader has called upon a
permanent ban on wildlife markets in China to curb the spread of corona virus.
But experts suggested that the ban failed to address the root cause of high
levels of illegal trade. It is believed that the flu-like virus has emerged
from The Huainan seafood market where wild animals were kept alive in small for
sale. Chinese officials said that national ban means the trade of such animals
is not allowed in markets, restaurants or on e-commerce sites until the corona
virus outbreak ends. Until new rules are introduced, the trade should be banned
indefinitely. Humans are getting sick from being exposed to these markets.
SOUTH-EAST’S LARGEST TOWNS AND CITIES ARE GREATEST RISKS FROM EXPOSURE TO TOXIC
to air pollution, more than one in 19 deaths are linked in Britain’s largest
towns and cities. In 2017, London, Slough, Chatham, Luton, and Portsmouth had
the highest record of deaths attributable to pollution. By high levels of
harmful particulates in the atmosphere, the deaths are around one in 16 caused.
Air pollution was a problem in urban areas of the UK, especially in the
south-east, places like Southampton, Reading, Oxford, Cambridge, Basildon, and
Northampton. Air pollution was the largest environmental risk to public health
in the UK, producing 40,000 deaths per annum. Therefore, the government has introduced
district legal guidelines to tackle the problem.
UK GOVERNMENT SUED FOR APPROVING NEW GAS POWER PLANT
UK government had developed a large new gas-fired power plant, by Drax in North
Yorkshire, The Govt. sued for overruling the climate change objections. When
the plant will run fully operational, it would become the biggest power station
in Europe and produce 75% of power emissions. The planning inspectorate found if
the plant goes ahead the public risks, a huge asset would require to cover-up
by the taxpayer. As a result, the company’s carbon negative ambition could be
achieved. The government’s forecasts estimate the UK will need 6 GW of new gas
generation. The planning inspectorate concluded that wind and solar power would
cut payers’ bills, while the proposed gas plant would not.
The Deaths of 40 Koalas at Blue Gum Plantation is a crime: says Environment
an emotional video, she posted on Facebook, Portland woman Helen Oakley said
that 140 acres of land had been bulldozed. So, all koalas were killed.
Australia should be ashamed of this devastation. 80 koalas had been assessed
on-site and 30 of them had been euthanized, so far, which is very distressing
for everyone. Conservation Regulator wildfire officer Ash Burns would take measure
steps to capture and assess every animal. Within challenging conditions,
including piles of logs and natural debris of slash were making it difficult
for rescuers to find and assess the remaining koalas. A terrible outcome after
promising a thorough investigation, killing native wildlife was an offense.
UK will resist in trade talks
will resist accepting EU rules on social protections and the environment. After
the UK ended its 47-year membership of the EU, the prime minister will deliver
his first major speech. It will likely alarm EU officials, businesses and
environmental groups. Mr. Johnson has vowed not to extend the negotiating
period. The UK could be forced to rely on World Trade Organization (WTO)
trading terms with the EU by 2021.The prime minister will assert that Britain
need not accept a free trade agreement to involve accepting EU rules on
competition policy, subsidies, social protection, and the environment. Mr.
Johnson hopes a free trade agreement, similar to Canada.
SCOTTISH HEALTH PROJECT AIMS TO TACKLE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT BY PHARMACEUTICALS
a pill passes through a person’s body, some of the compounds reach rivers and
the sea because waste water plants cannot filter them out. Some pharmaceutical
compounds cause changes to the development of sexual organs in male fish. The
One Health Partnership has been set up to investigate the problem in Scotland,
identify ways of reducing the number of compounds reaching natural water sources.
By using bark, or grain left as a by-product of the whiskey distilling
industry, to absorb the material from wastewater, the problem will be solved. While
minimizing the environmental impact of pharmaceutical waste, it also helps in maximizing
the health benefits from medicines.
ENVIRONMENT CRISIS FILLS TOP PLACES OF WORLD ECONOMY
weather events of global heating have created the climate emergency to the top
of the list of issues. In the 15-year history of environmental movement, environment
filled the top place in the list of concerns. The major impact will occur over
the next decade. The president of the World Economic Forum reported that sea
levels are rising and climate fires are burning. This is the year when all sectors
of society to repair and reinvigorate existing systems of cooperation, for
tackling our deep-rooted risks. The bushfires have raged out of control in
NORA SPRINGS SOYBEAN WINS ENVIRONMENTAL LEADER AWARD FOR PROMOTING AGRICULTURE
Sponheim of Nora Springs was presented with the Iowa Soybean Environmental
Leadership Award during the annual leadership banquet held in Des Moines. The
award is sponsored by Agri Drain. It is recognized as a self-described
“accidental conservationist” for its commitment to practicing and promoting
agriculture management practices to improve the environment. Sponheim is a
fourth-generation farmer, who has been working over his soil on his farm
through the use of conservation practices instead of a plow. When he was
growing up in the 1970s, at that time, there was mould board plowing. But,
things have changed at that time. In 2004, Sondheim, his wife, Cindy, and son,
Josh started a custom strip cropping in 2011.
OCEAN ABSORBS 90% OF HEAT TRAPPED BY GREENHOUSE GASES
world’s oceans are the clearest measure of the climate emergency as they absorb
more than 90% of the heat by greenhouse gases. These are emitted by fossil fuel
burning, forest destruction, and other human activities. Hotter oceans lead to
severe storms. It disrupts the water cycle, resulting in more floods, droughts,
and a rise in sea level. Higher temperatures are harmful to the life in the
seas. As greenhouse gases accumulate in the atmosphere, the heat is increasing
at an accelerating rate. The vast majority of ocean regions show an increase in
thermal energy. This energy drives bigger storms and extreme weather
2019 WAS THE SECOND WARMEST YEAR ON RECORD
According to the latest research, the year 2019 was the second hottest on record. The analyses reveal the climate crisis. The average global surface air temperature rises due to more than 90% of the heat trapped by human activities. Greenhouse gas emissions are absorbed mostly by the oceans. Now, global heating beyond 1.5oC will worsen extreme weather conditions and suffering for hundreds of millions of people. The level of carbon dioxide is the highest when the sea level was 15-20 meters higher. Now, we are breaking more records for dangerous temperature rises, or the floods and fires that come, but cannot run away from the climate emergency.