The European Commission said on Wednesday it will introduce new waste reduction targets and sustainability laws to ensure that products placed on the EU market are recyclable, repairable and designed to last longer, its latest plan to halve waste by 2030.
The United States is against mentioning climate change in the communique of the world's financial leaders, G20 diplomats said, after a new draft of the joint statement showed the G20 are considering including it as a risk factor to growth.
Microsoft Corp said on Thursday it aims to remove more carbon from the atmosphere than it emits by 2030 and that by 2050, it hopes to have taken out enough to account for all the direct emissions the company has ever made.
Several hundred environmental activists protested outside Amazon's headquarters in Paris and at two of its regional distribution centers in France on Tuesday as part of stepped-up climate change demonstrations.
United Parcel Service Inc on Thursday will unveil an urban delivery test in Seattle that uses electric bicycles geared to carry packages in large preloaded boxes to save time and cut pollution, the company said.
While at first glance this story would appear unrelated to environmental health, it actually covers a story of vital importance to the environment, health, and environmental health.
<p>Cybersecurity attacks could take down parts or all of the utility grid, or other important components of a country's infrastructure, including in the United States. A few days without grid would be tolerable, but some plausible scenarios involve weeks or months—or longer—down times. Check out Ted Koppel's book "<em><a href="http://tedkoppellightsout.com/" target="_blank">Lights Out</a></em>." </p><p> For an additional perspective, read Nick Kristof's New York Times essay on 4 July: "<a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/04/opinion/cyber-war-russia-china.html" target="_blank">To hackers, we're Bambi in the woods.</a>" Or dig into David Sanger's new, superb book, "<em><a href="https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/547683/the-perfect-weapon-by-david-e-sanger/9780451497895/" target="_blank">The Perfect Weapon.</a></em>"</p><p>A few weeks without a functioning grid would be devastating. Consider what the Hurricane Maria did to health, water supply, food security and more on Puerto Rico.</p><p>From the Reuters story:</p><blockquote><em>Russia, China, Iran and North Korea are launching daily cyber strikes on the computer networks of federal, state and local government agencies, U.S. corporations, and academic institutions, said Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats.<br><br>Of the four, "Russia has been the most aggressive foreign actor, no question," he said.<br></em></blockquote><p>Read the <a href="https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-russia-cyber-coats/u-s-intel-chief-warns-of-cyber-threats-to-u-s-infrastructure-idUSKBN1K32M9" target="_blank">full Reuters story here</a>.</p>
The U.S. intelligence chief warned on Friday that the threat was growing for a devastating cyber assault on critical U.S. infrastructure, saying the "warning lights are blinking red again" nearly two decades after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.
Amazon.com Inc will pay a $1.2 million penalty to settle nearly 4,000 alleged violations of U.S. law in a move to prevent harmful exposure to pesticides through illegal sales, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said on Thursday.
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