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Plus Plastic - Multimedia Bottled water manufacturers emphasized their products met all government requirements. Gerolsteiner, a German bottler, said its tests "have come up with a significantly lower quantity of microparticles per liter," than found in Orb's study. Nestle tested six bottles from three locations after an inquiry from Orb Media. Those tests, said Nestle Head of Quality Frederic de Bruyne, showed between zero and five plastic particles per liter. Environmental Integrity Environmental Protections on the Chopping Block The Trump Administration is rolling back a wide variety of regulations that protect our water, air, land, and public health in order to benefit high-pollution industries that donate heavily to political campaigns. Although the numbers show that environmental regulations on the whole are good for the economy and have benefits that far exceed costs by preventing illness and death from dangerous pollution, Trump’s war on environmental protections has been relentless.

Environmental Biology Sequence - Ecosystems Overview Roles of Organisms Energy Flow Through Ecosystems Food Chains and Webs Pyramids - Biological Magnification Human vs. Chile: Citizens Reject the Hidroaysen Dam Project On Monday, May 9, the Environmental Evaluation Commission, meeting in Coyhaique, a city in the Chilean Patagonia, and composed of 12 appointed officials in President Sebastian Pinera's government, approved the hydroelectric plant Hidroaysen, [es] a merger between Spanish-Italian Endesa and the Chilean Colbun. The project includes the construction and operation of 5 dams, two in Baker River and three in Pascua River located in the Aisén region in the remote south of Patagonia, Chile and it has an estimated value of 3.2 billion worth of investments. Where the Baker and Nef rivers meet. Image by Flickr user jpgarnham (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0). This video tells us a little about what the project is about: Video: Hidroaysen is a hydroelectric project that will build and operate five dams in the Chilean Patagonia, two in the Baker River and three in de Pascua River, flooding 5910 hectares equivalent to the surface of the Manhattan Island in New York.

Coral reefs are in crisis – but scientists are finding effective ways to restore them These are bleak times for coral reefs. Warming ocean waters, disease outbreaks, pollution, sedimentation, careless scuba divers, destructive fishing practices, and a host of other global and local stressors are decimating coral populations at unprecedented rates. If there is any silver lining to these events, it may be that many of the disturbances killing corals are acute: They occur just for a short period of time and then disappear, potentially allowing corals to recover before the next disturbance.

Environmental activism of Al Gore Childhood[edit] Gore stated in an interview for The New York Times that his interest in environmentalism began when he was a teenager: As I was entering high school, my mother was reading Silent Spring and the dinner table conversation was about pesticides and the environment ... Douglas P. Wheeler - Our People - Hogan Lovells Doug has helped to shape many of the laws and programs that now constitute national environmental policy, including habitat conservation planning pursuant to the Endangered Species Act, conservation and mitigation banking, and transferable development rights. From 1991-1999, Doug served as California’s Secretary for Resources. As a member of the Governor’s cabinet, he was responsible for all of the state’s natural and cultural resource programs administered through 18 departments, conservancies, boards, and commissions with combined budgets of nearly $2 billion and a total staff of 13,000. During his tenure, Doug developed nationally recognized strategies to integrate economic and environmental goals and to effectively manage the state’s natural resources in the face of rapid growth and development. Doug has worked exclusively with natural resource and environmental issues since joining the U.S.

We calculated how much money trees save for your city Megacities are on the rise. There are currently 47 such areas around the globe, each housing more than 10 million residents. More than half the global population now lives in urban areas, comprising about 3 percent of the Earth. The ecological footprint of this growth is vast and there’s far more that can be done to improve life for urban residents around the world. When it comes to natural spaces, trees are keystone species in the urban ecosystem, providing a number of services that benefit people. My research team has calculated just how much a tree matters for many urban areas, particularly megacities.

Recap of the 2018 Hurricane Season, Plus a Look at 2019 - StormGeo - Freedom to Perform As the six-month Atlantic Hurricane Season comes to an end this week (the official last day is November 30th), we’ve asked our hurricane experts to take a look back at the accuracy of pre-season forecasts, as well as indications for the 2019 season. Most tropical activity occurs in late August and early September, when a combination of factors, such as warm ocean waters and favorable atmospheric conditions, nurture low-pressure systems that strengthen to become tropical storms. This was certainly the case in 2018. From Hurricane Florence, which formed on August 28, to Tropical Depression Eleven, which formed on September 18, this was the most active period of the Atlantic season with six tropical systems in a three weeks. Though the Atlantic season officially ends on November 30th, meteorologically it ended several weeks ago. The last named storm in the Atlantic, Hurricane Oscar, dissipated on October 31 without causing any major impacts.

Explainer: Nine ‘tipping points’ that could be triggered by climate change TIPPING POINTS | February 10. 2020. 8:00 Explainer: Nine ‘tipping points’ that could be triggered by climate change The persistent march of a warming climate is seen across a multitude of continuous, incremental changes. CO2 levels in the atmosphere. Ocean heat content. Global sea level rise. National Geographic Is Ditching Their Plastic Wrapper and Launching a Campaign to Combat Waste! - One Green Planet National Geographic has announced they will be joining in to help save the planet, whose beauty they have captured for decades, by taking action against plastic pollution. The magazine will no longer come in a plastic wrapper, and the organization is launching a multiyear campaign called “Planet or Plastic?” meant to encourage people to reduce their use of plastic disposables. “Can it really be true that half the plastic ever made was produced in the past 15 years?” Editor in Chief Susan Goldberg wrote in an op-ed for National Geographic Magazine.

2/7/19: Recent increases in tropical cyclone intensification rates Observational trends Thus far, TC intensification trend analysis has exclusively focused on International Best-Track Archive for Climate Stewardship17 (IBTrACS) data (Methods), which likely adds systematic biases to published results. IBTrACS is composed of TC best-track data from different operational agencies whose TC intensity observations became more reliable when global satellite coverage was introduced in the early 1980s (except for the Indian Ocean which did not gain continuous satellite coverage until 1998)18.