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Mismanaged Waste "kills up to one million people a year worldwide" | Surroundings

Improper waste in developing countries kills hundreds of thousands of people each year from easily preventable causes, and plastic waste adds a new and dangerous dimension to the problem, according to a report. Municipal waste often is not collected in poorer countries, and its accumulation promotes the spread of diseases. Between 400,000 and 1 million people die from the effects …

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Tesla fined for violating hazardous waste laws at the California factory

Tesla has reached an agreement with the Environmental Protection Agency on hazardous waste discovered at the company's factory in Fremont, California. Tesla has agreed to pay a fine of $ 31,000, and under the agreement, it will also purchase emergency equipment for the Fremont Fire Department worth $ 55,000. The EPA announced that they have conducted "unannounced inspections" together with …

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Activision Blizzard Waste after Bungie Split – Game Rant

Report this Ad At the beginning of 2019, Activision Blizzard made some changes. Spencer Neumann, CFO of the company, joined Netflix and Amrita Ahuja, CFO of Blizzard, moved to Square Inc. Today there was another reissue, when it became known that the company had the publishing rights to Bungies Destiny [19659004]which resulted in a significant decline in the value of …

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5 radical ideas to mitigate climate change and tackle our waste crisis

A series of frightening headlines has defined 2018. We have 12 years to drastically reduce emissions before catastrophic climate change becomes inevitable. The earth appears to be at a turning point, causing global systems to become "greenhouse", resulting in temperature rises of up to 5 degrees and sea-level rise of up to 200 meters. We kill animal and insect species …

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Why does the world store nuclear waste and not simply shoot it into the sun or into space?

This is an article by Curious Kids, a children's series. You can send your question to curiouskids@theconversation.edu.au. You may also like the Podcast Imagine This, a co-production between ABC KIDS Listen and The Conversation, based on Curious Kids. Why does the world store nuclear waste and not shoot it into the sun or into space? – Jason, 16, Mackay, Queensland. …

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Volkswagen does not waste many resources on the next Passat

Maybe the inscription for the medium-sized car on the wall. Many would agree that it is so. And maybe Volkswagen has the feeling that this will be the last Passat. Whatever the motivation, the German car manufacturer does not rely on the next-generation model planned for the 2020 model year. While the brand's upcoming sedan will undergo a much-needed revamp …

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Supercomputer without waste heat

Scanning tunneling microscope in a helium cooling unit from below (with sample stage removed). The mechanism for positioning the microscope tip over the sample surface is visible (center of image). Picture credits: Simon Diesch In general, magnetism and the lossless electrical current flow ("superconductivity") are competing phenomena that can not coexist in the same sample. In the construction of supercomputers, …

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez proposes that "Medicare for all" be paid for by Pentagon waste

C The elected Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez constituent suggested that "Medicare for all" services be covered by the money allocated to the US Department of Defense. The New York Democrat faced a Nation Magazine report over the weekend over issues with a Pentagon audit due to deficiencies, irregularities, and accounting errors. "Overall, at least $ 21 trillion in Pentagon financial transactions could …

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