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Environmental Hazards

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Coverage of environmental hazards since July 21, 2020.

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Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA) Workers’ Environmental Rights in Canada report

"...We hope that the framework for workers’ environmental rights serves as a tool for action on climate change and for a just transition to a sustainable economy..."

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Cryptocurrency Isn’t All Bad

"...The blockchain holds the key to sustainable development for the world’s poorest people..."

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Ice core data show why, despite lower sulfur emissions in US and Western Europe, air pollution is

"..."This does not mean that the emissions reductions aren't working. It's just that there is a reaction which partially mitigates the reductions," said co-author Becky Alexander, a UW professor of atmospheric sciences. "We need to understand this multiphase chemistry in the atmosphere to design an efficient strategy to manage air pollution and accurately predict future air pollution and climate change impacts..."

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Deadline Approaching to Remove Ice Fishing Shelters

"...Pieces of abandoned shelters can also wash up on the shore, causing environmental hazards..."

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Ice Shack Deadline Fast Approaching

"...The provincial Ministry of Environment stated each year, there are shelters abandoned on the ice, and when the ice melts, these shacks become submerged. This can then pose a danger for boaters, water-skiers, and others who use lakes recreationally during the summer months. Debris from shacks can also end up washing up on shore, posing other environmental hazards..."

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Highlights from the U.S. Navy War College Conference on Climate Change and National Security

"...The “climatization of security” not only relates to global power competition but also to climate impacts on fragile states. On the second panel which focused on fragile states, Dr. Marcus King, Member of the CCS Advisory Board, began the conversation with the example of Syria, a nation that was decimated by drought and agricultural failure that exacerbated conditions of instability that contributed to political unrest and to civil war (see panel here) – a subject first written about by CCS in 2012..."

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A few simple steps will help prepare your batteries for safe recycling

"...Approximately 40 per cent of all battery sales occur during the holiday season. Discarded batteries are an environmental hazard and must be dealt with. Even rechargeable batteries find their way into the waste stream eventually..."

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Tear gas used against Portland protesters poses local health risk, lawsuit alleges

"...Night after night in Portland, tear gas and other crowd control devices have enveloped protesters and bystanders in airborne chemicals that settle on the ground, later to be washed into storm drains. Amid allegations that human health and the environment are suffering the consequences, five environmental groups represented by the ACLU of Oregon and others sued the Department of Homeland Security on Tuesday. The federal lawsuit alleges the U..."

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Climate change triggers migration

"..."Environmental factors can drive migration, but the size of the effects depends on the particular economic and sociopolitical conditions in the countries," says lead author Roman Hoffmann from PIK and the Vienna Institute of Demography of the Austrian Academy of Sciences. "In both low and high income countries environmental impacts on migration are weaker - presumably because either people are too poor to leave and become basically trapped, or, in wealthy countries, have enough financial means to absorb the consequences. It is mainly in regions with middle incomes and a dependency on agriculture that we see strong effects..."

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Earliest life on Earth could have survived a trip from Mars, study confirms

"...A type of bacteria that is highly resistant to radiation and other environmental hazards survived outside of the International Space Station for three years, according to a new study..."

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Potential buyers test Ben Bleecker site for industrial contaminants

"...Heavy equipment on the former Ben Bleecker property at Sidney and Bridge streets in the city’s west end is drilling into the bedrock below on the hunt for any environmental hazards. The testing is part of due diligence being undertaken by a prospective buyer looking to commercially develop the longstanding home of the former auditorium which served as headquarters for the Quinte Exhibition and Raceway. A number of potential buyers are said to have looked in recent years at possible development on the site including unconfirmed reports of a fast-food chain, major retail outlets as well as grocery firms..."

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Dragonfly larvae collected by citizen-scientists as sentinels for mercury bioaccumulation

"...High levels of methylmercury can cause cardiovascular and neurological problems in people and impair reproduction in fish and other wildlife. Sentinels are organisms used to detect risks to humans from environmental hazards. So, by monitoring total mercury and methylmercury levels in sentinels, scientists can have an early warning system for when levels get dangerously high..."

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The Big Food Workshop - THIRD COURSE * THE MEAL: From the plate, back to the land

"...In a food system context, discarded organic materials would no longer be a public nuisance, an expense or a health or environmental hazard, but instead their inherent value would be recognised, and the things that are wasted today could become inputs to a thriving economy for food..."

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10. Safe Drinking Water: Science and Law

"...Aging water infrastructure, pesticide and herbicide application, and surface water runoff all pose challenges in maintaining a clean drinking water supply..."

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7. Site Restoration Law

"...Professor Wargo traces the evolution of site restoration law, from the National Environmental Policy Act in 1969 setting the stage for sustainable land use, to Superfund amendments in the late 1980s that mandated more stringent protection of citizens from toxics. ..."

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Academic Research

Recent peer-reviewed papers about environmental hazards relevant to the latest news.

Love for the climate in Sino?Pakistan economic romance: a perspective of environmental laws

"...The study concludes by suggesting that along with economic integration, it is also essential to promote legal cooperation between China and Pakistan concerning environmental laws as an integral part of the national geopolitical policies to make CPEC a long-lasting as well as a more safe, secure and sustainable project..."

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Drought-Induced Human Mobility in Purulia District of West Bengal

"...Significant attention has focused on the possibility that climate change will displace large populations worldwide, but only a few multivariate studies analyzed drought-induced migration..."

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Microbial and enzymatic degradation of PCBs from e-waste-contaminated sites: a review

"...Among these e-waste pollutants, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) are significantly important due to ubiquitous, organic in nature and serious health and environmental hazards..."

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Role of Substrate to Improve Biomass to Biofuel Production Technologies

"...Considering the substantial necessity and risks, scientists are probing for substitute of renewable energy resources with lower environmental hazards..."

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Potential Strategies for Control of Agricultural Occupational Health Hazards

"...Many hazardous toxic non-biodegradable chemical compounds like, persistent organic pollutants, xenoestrogens are persisting in the agricultural environment, and have entered the food chain as well as started accumulating in agriculture workers..."

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Utilization of solid waste high-volume calcium coal gangue in autoclaved aerated concrete: Physico-mechanical properties, hydrat

"...This study aims to discover an effective method for implementing an autoclaved process for the preparation of environmentally friendly and lightweight building materials, such as autoclaved aerated concrete (AAC), with the goal of reusing solid waste and reducing the environmental hazard associated with high-calcium coal gangue (HCCG)..."

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The effect of spatial proximity to cities on rural vulnerability against flooding: An indicator based approach

"...Vulnerability to environmental hazards has widely been assessed in disaster risk science and climate change literature by integrating socio-economic and geographical features of a community or a place..."

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Building Derived Materials?Sand Mixture as a Backfill Material

"...Recycling and reuse of CDW may help to attain a sustainable ecosystem..."

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Hazard Risk Mitigation for a Sustainable Built Environment

"...This paper presents the concept of hazard risk mitigation for a sustainable built environment, analysing the most dangerous types of environmental hazards causing important social and economic damage in Romania: earthquakes, landslides and subsidence, storms and tornadoes, highlighting imperative risk mitigation actions..."

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Application of Biotechnology in Oil and Gas Industries

"...Biotechnology has wide application in medical, agriculture, bioremediation, non-renewable energy production, and food production..."

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