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Pesticide residues, which were found in 70% of products sold in the US even after washing environment

Approximately 70% of the fresh produce sold in the US contains pesticide residues even after they have been washed, according to a health advocacy advocacy group. According to the annual analysis of the US Department of Agriculture's Environmental Working Group, strawberries spinach and kale are among the most pest-destroying products, while avocados, sweetcorn and pineapple have the least residue. More …

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The heatwaves sweeping the oceans end up as "fires," scientists reveal environment

The number of heat waves affecting the planet's oceans has greatly increased, as scientists have revealed. They killed habitats like "forest fires that spew huge forest areas". The damage caused in these hotspots is also damaging to humanity, which relies on the oceans to bring oxygen, food, windstorm and the removal of climate-warming carbon dioxide to the atmosphere, they say. …

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Study: A massive decline in insects could have catastrophic effects on the environment

Insect populations worldwide are rapidly declining due to the use of pesticides and other factors, causing a potentially "catastrophic" effect on the planet, according to a study. More than 40% of insect species could die out in the next few years According to the report published in the journal Biological Conservation "Global Decline of Entomofauna: An Overview of Its Drivers", …

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InSight Marsquake Detector gets an intelligent dome to protect it from the harsh Martian environment

The wind and heat shield sits on the InSight seismometer. Image: NASA / JPL-Caltech A dome above the InSight seismometer now protects the sensitive device from morning wind and extreme temperature fluctuations NASA's stationary InSight lander reached Mars on December 19th. Mission controllers have used their various instruments continuously. In the last few weeks, the team has adapted the seismic …

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Vital tidal ecosystems lost in development and rising sea level environment

Coastal development and sea-level rise lead to a decrease in tidal flats on the world's shores, according to researchers who have first mapped ecosystems. University of New South Wales (UNSW) researchers and The University of Queensland used machine learning to analyze more than 700,000 satellite imagery to map the extent and variation of mudflats around the world. The study published …

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UN environment chief Erik Solheim resigns

UN Environment OIOS Report Former Norwegian Government Minister and Socialist Left (SV) leader Erik Solheim has admitted he made mistakes when he tried to save the climate traveling business class. The newspaper Aftenposten reported late Tuesday afternoon that the head of the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) had decided to resign after spending around half a million dollars on travel …

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UN Environment Chief resigns after controversy over travel expenses

Erik Solheim, Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Program: Listen to the audience at a World Environment Day symposium in New Delhi, India, June 5, 2018. (Reuters) (Saumya Khandelwal / Reuters) The United Nations Environment Chief resigned on Tuesday after receiving the results of an audit that reportedly spent nearly $ 500,000 on travel in less than two years. …

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Global efforts to protect the ozone could work, the report said Environment

A 31-year global agreement to reduce ozone depleting chemicals could finally pay off, according to a new report. Last week, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reported that there was a hole in the ozone. Above Antarctica, September was not as big as 20 years ago. Ozone is a layer above the surface that acts "like a sunscreen" to protect …

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Palau plans sunscreen ban to save coral – environment

The tiny Pacific Island nation of Palau wants to ban "reef-toxic" sunscreens from 2020 in what it claims to be a world-first initiative to stop chemical pollution killing its famed coral. Palau, which lies in the western Pacific About halfway between Australia and Japan, it is considered to be one of the world's best diving destinations. A spokesman for President …

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