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Please recycle responsibly - recycling contamination is approaching unsustainable levels

Please recycle responsibly – recycling contamination is approaching unsustainable levels

Only place items that can be recycled in your blue recycling bin. This is the strong message we are sending to residents as the level of contamination in recycling bins continues to rise. As well as putting bottles, cans, paper, cardboard, and other recyclable materials in their recycling bins, some residents are putting in black …

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A new hope for recycling the potent fossil fuel

A new hope for recycling the potent fossil fuel

nable to be transported, methane becomes a byproduct that is burned (or flared) at its source, being both wasteful and massively polluting. Credit: Shutterstock UNSW chemists have engineered a new molecular “vice,” by including the rare metal osmium, that can bind methane for hours—providing crucial evidence for an intermediate step that will inform new catalysts …

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Illegal camping surge on WA’s Ningaloo Coast sparks fears for endangered turtle habitats, Aboriginal fossils

Illegal campers may have irreversibly damaged endangered turtle habitats and Aboriginal fossils on the WA’s World Heritage-listed coastal desert, a not-for-profit environmental organisation says. Key points: The pandemic has sparked a surge in illegal camping on the Ningaloo Coast   The state government says they have since ramped up patrol numbers  Gnaraloo Wilderness Foundation says it’s not enough …

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Abegweit First Nation investing in food security, sustainability with new greenhouse

Abegweit First Nation investing in food security, sustainability with new greenhouse

Officials with Abegweit First Nation in PEI say a greenhouse in the community will increase food security, promote nutrition and help members learn more about living off the land. Construction is underway now on the geothermal greenhouse in an open field near the community’s daycare centre. Gerard Gould is Director of Health with Abegweit First …

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Flooding rain across Prairies may not be enough to end prolonged drought conditions. Here's why

Flooding rain across Prairies may not be enough to end prolonged drought conditions. Here’s why

CBC Alberta and Saskatchewan have teamed up for a new series on weather and climate change on the Prairies. Meteorologist Christy Climenhaga will bring her expert voice to the conversation to help explain weather phenomena and climate change and how it impacts everyday life. After last year’s record-breaking heat and dry weather, the rain this …

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Dubai community to convert single-use plastic into reusable shopping bags - News

Dubai community to convert single-use plastic into reusable shopping bags – News

Campaign to offset 497 grams of carbon dioxide per recycled cloth cover Published: Thu 30 Jun 2022, 2:35 PM Residents of The Sustainable City in Dubai are being encouraged to collect and convert their single-use plastic to make reusable shopping bags. Dubai will introduce a 25-fil charge on single-use bags from tomorrow, July 1. The …

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Introducing the Microsoft Climate Research Initiative

Addressing and mitigating the effects of climate change requires a collective effort, bringing our strengths to bear across industry, government, academia, and civil society. As we continue to explore the role of technology to advance the art of the possible, we are launching the Microsoft Climate Research Initiative (MCRI). This community of multi-disciplinary researchers is …

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SunLive - WBOP diverts tonnes of rubbish from landfills

SunLive – WBOP diverts tonnes of rubbish from landfills

Western Bay of Plenty residents have stopped 3300 tonnes of material going to landfills in the first 12 months of the council’s kerbside collection scheme. Western Bay of Plenty District Council’s rates-funded kerbside rubbish and recycling collection service came into effect on July 1, 2021. Since then, council says 1376 tonnes of glass, 575 tonnes …

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Ubisoft and Other Quebec Game Studios May Feel the Pinch from New French Language Laws

It seems like everybody who’s anybody has a studio in Montreal or somewhere nearby within the Canadian province of Quebec. Ubisoft has long had a major foothold in Quebec, but has since been followed by major publishers and studios like Sony, EA, Warner Bros, Epic, Bethesda, Eidos/Square Enix (since sold to Embracer Group), Gearbox, NetEase, …

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