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April 14, 2021 Advancing sustainability in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Source: Open Access Government

The Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (MEWA) is constantly striving to achieve sustainable development, working towards its mission to maintain distinguished performance in developing...

April 14, 2021 More floods, fires and cyclones — plan for domino effects on sustainability goals

Source: Nature

Climate change is provoking ever-more-extreme events, from storms and droughts to floods and cyclones. The risk of such hazards increases as the planet warms, and these risks interact across many environmental and social systems....

April 14, 2021 Executives call on Biden to slash greenhouse gas emissions to curb climate change

Source: CNBC

More than 300 businesses and investors are calling on President Joe Biden to nearly double U.S. targets to reduce planet-warming emissions below 2005 levels by 2030.

April 14, 2021 Japan approves plan to dump 1 million tons of wastewater from Fukushima nuclear disaster into the sea, arguing that it has been treated and isn't harmful

Source: Business Insider

Wastewater used to cool the Fukushima nuclear reactor is due to be released into the ocean after treatment, Japanese officials announced on Tuesday. It is part of the nation's plan to decommission the power station that was...

April 13, 2021 Advocates optimistic Biden infrastructure plan is a step toward sustainability

Source: The Hill

Environmental advocates are hopeful that parts of the White House’s multitrillion-dollar infrastructure package’s sustainability measures can gain traction with lawmakers in Congress despite GOP claims that they fall outside the...

April 13, 2021 CEO of a top bitcoin exchange warns a crackdown on cryptocurrencies may be coming

Source: CNBC

A number of officials — from U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen to European Central Bank President Christine Lagarde — have sounded the alarm about the use of bitcoin for money laundering, terrorist financing and other illegal...

April 13, 2021 Nobel Economist Warns Against Wealth Tax to Pay for Pandemic

Source: Bloomberg

Levies on high-earners would be “very difficult to implement” and give the wealthy “huge incentives to avoid it -- and avoid it they will,” said Deaton, a Princeton University professor who is working on an official study of...

April 12, 2021 Building urban resilience to climate change

Source: Cordis Europa

Cities are expected to bear the brunt of climate change and face increases in the intensity and occurrence of heatwaves, heavy rain, floods and other extreme weather events. EU researchers have developed groundbreaking solutions...

April 12, 2021 Joe Biden’s climate gamble

Source: The Economist

At the heart of the American Jobs Plan is action to combat climate change. It bristles with support for electric vehicles and renewable energy, as well as proposals for research and sorely needed large government-funded...

April 12, 2021 Western U.S. may be entering its most severe drought in modern history

Source: CBS News

Extreme drought across the Western U.S. has become as reliable as a summer afternoon thunderstorm in Florida. And news headlines about drought in the West can seem a bit like a broken record, with some scientists saying the...

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