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MPs to examine environmental footprint of UK fashion industry

Jun 25, 2018
The Guardian - Inquiry will explore the carbon impact, resource use and water footprint of growing throwaway ‘fast fashion’ sector.

Officials responsible for environment

Jun 25, 2018
Ecns - Leading Party and government officials at the county, city and provincial levels across China will be held accountable if they fail to protect the local environment. They will be the first to be questioned if antipollution targets are not met, according to China's latest directive to toughen the fight against pollution.

China Trash Ban Creates Crisis for US Recyclers

Jun 18, 2018
VOA News - LOS ANGELES — Just less than $6 billion worth of U.S. waste was sent to China last year to be converted into packaging and products, and then shipped back to the United States and other markets. Scrap recyclers had taken advantage of low shipping costs for empty containers returning to China after the ships had unloaded their goods on the U.S. West Coast.

How countries can trade their way to climate resilience

Jun 18, 2018
UN Environmenti - In the winter of 2014, the Finistère area of Brittany in northwestern France was hit with violent storms, bringing torrential rain, heavy wind and flooding. Winter floods in this part of France are common; in 2014, however, the heavy rainfall caused the river to rise to record levels – 2.5 times higher than average – threatening people and infrastructure.

Global Biogas Plant Market: 86,964 Biogas Plants to be Operational by 2022, Says TMR

Jun 11, 2018
Clean Technology - The global biogas plant market is expected to be driven over the coming years, by an incrementally strengthening support shown by government and private bodies to biogas plant owners in terms of financial incentives and the favorable nature of regulations being set up.