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CHP investigates 7 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19

CHP investigates 7 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19

CHP investigates seven additional confirmed cases of COVID-19 *************************************************************      The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health (DH) announced that as of 0.00am, July 20, the CHP was investigating seven additional confirmed cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), taking the number of cases to 11 966 in Hong Kong so far (comprising…

South Africa’s riots are a warning to the world

South Africa’s riots are a warning to the world

You’re reading an excerpt from the Today’s WorldView newsletter. Sign up to get the rest, including news from around the globe, interesting ideas and opinions to know, sent to your inbox every weekday.Every country presents its own studies in contrast, but South Africa offers some of the starkest. The celebrated “rainbow nation,” defined by its…

The U.S. Gas Industry Is Headed for Hard Times

The U.S. Gas Industry Is Headed for Hard Times

One way or another, U.S. liquefied natural gas is on course for a reckoning. One batch of bad news for the industry came in May, when the International Energy Agency reported that in a scenario for meeting current climate targets, “many of the liquefied natural gas (LNG) liquefaction facilities currently under construction or at the…

Environmental impact of hydrofracking vs. conventional gas/oil drilling: Research shows the differences may be minimal

Environmental impact of hydrofracking vs. conventional gas/oil drilling: Research shows the differences may be minimal

Crude oil production and natural gas withdrawals in the United States have lessened the country’s dependence on foreign oil and provided financial relief to U.S. consumers, but have also raised longstanding concerns about environmental damage, such as groundwater contamination. A researcher in Syracuse University’s College of Arts and Sciences, and a team of scientists from…

How Tiny Soil Organisms Could Help Farmers Adapt to Climate Change

How Tiny Soil Organisms Could Help Farmers Adapt to Climate Change

In recent years, the global average temperature has climbed past one degree celsius warmer than pre-industrial times. And, like a raisin in the sun, the planet is drying out — or, at least, parts of it are.In semi-arid areas around the world, drought conditions have worsened with intensified heat. Unfortunately, many of these places have…

Everybody Wishes To Sell the Last Barrel of Oil

Everybody Wishes To Sell the Last Barrel of Oil

A final victory last week over the Keystone XL pipeline is a reminder that fighting particular fossil-fuel projects is a necessary strategy if the climate is to be saved. The defeat of Keystone XL doesn’t mean that Canada’s vast tar-sands project, which is generally regarded as the largest industrial project in the world, is over,…

The increase of sustainable fashion brands

The increase of sustainable fashion brands

written by Charlie Hale ,June 15, 2021 Image: Thom Bradley | Unsplash Sustainable fashion has come a long way since hemp fabrics and indigo tie-dye. A new wave of ethically minded brands are evolving to accommodate a new kind of shopper with zero waste models and timeless, refined luxury. There was a time when sustainable…