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  • mercredi 13 novembre

  • California Is Becoming Unlivable (The Atlantic)
    Right now, wildfires are scorching tens of thousands of acres in California, choking the air with smoke, spurring widespread prophylactic blackouts, and forcing the evacuation of hundreds of thousands of people. Right now, roughly 130,000 Californians are homeless, and millions more are shelling out far more in rent than they can afford, commuting into expensive cities from faraway suburbs and towns, or doubling up in houses and apartments. Wildfires and lack of affordable housing—these are (...)
  • lundi 11 novembre

  • French court’s palm oil ruling a victory against ‘fake green fuels’ (Transport & Environment)
    France’s highest court has said the government is entitled to withdraw tax incentives from fuel made with palm oil. The law was passed several months ago but was challenged by the French oil giant Total. The court rejected the challenge, saying the law was consistent with environmental protection. Transport ModeFuels
  • dimanche 10 novembre

  • Biggest ever human screening for toxic chemicals in Europe (European Environmental Bureau - EEB)
    – Chemical safety laws are failing, NGOs warn – Brussels to strengthen regulations this winter Evidence of widespread contamination from harmful man-made chemicals has triggered the largest human screening programme ever seen in Europe. Biomonitoring has found that Europeans absorb hundreds of industrial chemicals, with contamination from phthalates, bisphenol A and PFAS considered a “serious public health problem”. Most of the population is contaminated by some forms of persistent and toxic (...)
  • Thierry Breton, the corporate commissioner ? (Corporate Europe Observatory)
    10.11.2019 Conflicts of interest EU institutions Revolving doors After seeing his first pick for Commissioner rejected by the European Parliament due to concerns of conflict of interests, French President Macron seems to have doubled down with a potentially even more controversial nomination : Thierry Breton, CEO of Atos. If approved, this would likely be the first time that a CEO was chosen to join the College of Commissioners, a move (...)
  • vendredi 8 novembre

  • The #ReuseRevolution is the answer to the plastics crisis (Greenpeace International)
    Plastic pollution is everywhere. Starting as toxic fossil fuels, then ending up from beaches in Southeast Asia to the remote Antarctic, corporate throwaway culture is harming communities, animals like turtles and seabirds and possibly human health. In response to this global environmental crisis, a growing movement—the Reuse Revolution—is already finding real and innovative solutions focused on reusing sustainable materials instead of throwaway plastics. Communities, progressive businesses, (...)
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