Former school groundsman dying of cancer accuses maker of popular herbicide of suppressing evidence of risks. Keen gardeners everywhere will be watching the outcome of a court case in the United States, in which a former school groundsman who is dying of cancer says the manufacturers of a well-known weed killer caused his illness. The 46-year-old […]

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The New York Times reports In the past 80 years, expanding urban areas in England have been found to host more species and lose fewer pollinators than agricultural areas. City parks and gardens provide a variety of flowers and foraging opportunities for bees throughout the season. Most agricultural fields offer bees only one type of […]

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How Green is China Going?

This article is brought to you based on the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sha Song, Specialist, Knowledge Networks and Sustainable Development, World Economic Forum Beijing After years of heavy industrialization, China’s environmental challenges are nearing a tipping point. The factories and power plants that have driven its economic growth have also […]

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The Great Wildlife Decline!

The GREAT DECLINE “The disappearance of wildlife species is perhaps the most pressing and serious of all environmental problems, threatening the loss of valuable natural services and, as a result, undermining human well-being. The already accelerating rate of species loss is set to become faster still, as existing pressures arising from human population growth, expansion […]

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Bee Killer Chemical Sprays to be Outlawed in the European Union!

NPR reports Citing concerns for food production, the environment and biodiversity, the European Union is set to “completely ban” the outdoor use of neonicotinoid insecticides that have been blamed for killing bees, and for keeping other bees from laying eggs. Read story at EU To ‘Completely Ban’ Outdoor Use Of Neonicotinoids, Blamed For Devastating Bee […]

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Habitat Loss!!!

Habitat loss, deforestation and fragmentation pose the greatest threat to wildlife and biodiversity on the planet. The world’s forests, lakes, swamps, savannahs and natural areas will continue to disappear as habitats and natural resources are exploited for human consumption. Major causes of deforestation are for expansion of agricultural land, harvesting of timber, wood […]

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Over 100 Corporate Giants Align with UN Climate Goals!

By Frédéric Simon | EURACTIV.com Apr 17, 2018 At EU level, a high-level group on sustainable finance issued its final recommendations earlier this year, calling on the 28-country bloc to stop pouring public money into polluting fossil fuels and focus spending on clean energies instead. [Jeff Kubina / Flickr] Languages: Deutsch Comments Print 18 L’Oreal and Electrolux today (17 April) joined the […]

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