Earth Day

Earth Day 2020 Goes Digital

April 22, 2020 marks 50 years of Earth Day. The first Earth Day sparked the passage in the U.S. of the Clean Air, Clean Water and Endangered Species Acts, and the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency. The urgency has never been greater, and the stakes have never been higher – we are now in…

Earth Day

50th Anniversary of Earth Day

Amid the recent coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic, Earth Day Network, the global organizer of Earth Day, will mark the 50th anniversary of Earth Day with the first Digital Earth Day, a global digital mobilization on April 22 to address the most urgent threats to people and the planet. “At Earth Day Network, the health and…

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Fight against desert locust swarms

Sustained efforts to contain East Africa’s worst invasion of desert locusts in decades are forging ahead, despite limits on the flow of personnel and equipment stemming from the global COVID-19 pandemic – the UN food agency. The infestation remains alarming, particularly in Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia where it poses an unprecedented threat to food security…

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Coronavirus and the Environment

by: Earth Talk Coronavirus has killed thousands of people and sickened hundreds of thousands (if not millions) more around the world. It has also caused mass hysteria and public health officials are bracing for the worst. The situation is mostly bad news, but the “silver lining” for the environment might be a downturn in carbon…

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10 Most Harmful Air Pollutants

by: IQAir   Air pollutants are incredibly diverse in terms of composition, health effects, and sources, ranging from the thick brown smoke belched out of monolithic mega-factories to invisible and insidious threats to your health and well-being.   1.Particulate matter (particle pollution) Particulate matter (also called airborne particles or PM) consists of particles in the…