Tag Archives: Nature

06Dec/19

New EIA Report, Mukula Cartel

WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–A new report by the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA), Mukula Cartel, exposes how associates connected to Zambian President Edgar Lungu, including his daughter Tasila Lungu, onetime resident of the United States of America, are reportedly involved in the plunder of valuable, increasingly scarce, mukula rosewood trees; and hence the destruction of Zambia’s vulnerable forests. The investigation shows that despite public pledges to end the illegal mukula trade, several politicians are repeatedly named as key actors in an influential timber trafficking network that bypasses existing national bans on mukula harvest and export.
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29Sep/17

Stampede in India’s financial capital kills at least 22

MUMBAI, MAHARASHTRA, INDIA (SEPTEMBER 29, 2017) (ANI) – A string of ambulances arrived at a hospital in India’s financial hub of Mumbai on Friday (September 29) after at least 22 people were killed and more than 30 wounded in a rush hour stampede during a sudden monsoon downpour at a railway station.
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08Sep/17

Tsunami confirmed in Mexico, waves as high as 3.3 ft – Pacific Tsunami Warning Center

INTERNET (SEPTEMBER 7, 2017) (SOCIAL MEDIA WEBSITE) – An earthquake of magnitude 8.2 struck off the southern coast of Mexico late on Thursday (September 7), the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said, killing at least five people, triggering small tsunami waves and damaging some buildings. Continue reading

05Aug/17

‘Lucifer’ heat wave holds eastern Europe in fiery grip

BELGRADE, SERBIA (AUGUST 4, 2017) (REUTERS) – Swathes of southern and eastern Europe sweltered in temperatures above 40 degrees Celsius (104°F) on Friday (August 4) in a heat wave nicknamed “Lucifer” that has fanned forest fires, triggered weather warning alerts and damaged crops.
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27Jul/17

Scientists find sunscreen potential in Antarctic plants

SANTIAGO, CHILE (JULY 25, 2017) (REUTERS) – Scientists in Chile have discovered molecules in two species of Antarctic flowers that protect the plants from solar radiation and could potentially be used in products such as sunscreen for humans and protection for vulnerable crops. Continue reading

15Jun/17

NASA data predicts a rainier future than expected

A new study prepared by scientists at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory shows the amount of rain in tropical regions may increase in the future due to global warming.
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12May/17

Study finds sea salt is contaminated with microplastics

Plastic waste we’ve been throwing in the ocean is now coming back to us via the food we eat.
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18Apr/17

Nigerian women crochet bags from plastic waste

Women in the north-eastern Nigerian city of Yola are making a living from recycling plastic bags and using them to make accessories and usable household products like baskets for sale. The project aims at empowering members while at the same time reducing the number of plastic bags dumped indiscriminately.
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