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Another September waiting ... 4 years after the Barrick spill
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Another September waiting ... 4 years after the Barrick spill

Hoping that our rulers do not deceive us, that they enforce the law also to the powerful. Because they always make it easier, they fall with all the rigor of the law on the weakest, on the defenseless and vulnerable people, and not on the multinationals. Furthermore, they are willing to violate and modify laws to protect the soulless interests of extractivist corporations.

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Air pollution on the planet is reaching endemic proportions

Air pollution is a powerful killer. Do you need proof? Consider these facts: In the United States alone, about 200,000 people succumb to ailments caused or exacerbated by toxic air. Air pollution has been linked to a variety of debilitating health conditions, from coronary heart disease to strokes.
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An answer to climate change: feed ourselves

If more than 45 greenhouse gases come from the industrial agriculture chain, mainly due to the large amount of fuel used to transport food, why is it that when we talk about combating climate change we are not talking about food sovereignty? The secret is in the food.
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They test with a magnesium battery as an alternative to lithium

Researchers from the Universities of Córdoba in Argentina and Xiamen in China develop a new battery made of magnesium that uses vanadium and chromium to increase its potential. It would be an alternative to lithium, given the scarcity of this material. According to reports, the first tests with the product have been satisfactory.
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Tips for talking about the climate crisis with your family

The climate crisis is in the spotlight now more than ever, so we consulted experts on how to bring climate discussions to those who see the world differently. The climate crisis is gaining more space in the media every day and social media, and that means it will likely appear at family events or during the holidays.
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WMO: This decade has been the "hottest on record"

According to the WMO, an agency of the United Nations, this decade has been the hottest on record so far. In 2019 alone, temperatures have been 1.1 degrees Celsius above average in the pre-industrial era between 1850-1900 and this year has been among the two to three warmest ever recorded.
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Traditional and indigenous diets help respect the environment and promote sustainable development

The promotion of traditional and indigenous diets can help advance towards the establishment of a food system that respects the environment, culture and well-being of people, fundamental conditions for sustainable development. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Agriculture (FAO) held an event on Wednesday at its headquarters in Rome in which it advocated disseminating information about these diets around the world to raise awareness about how they favor the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.
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Ecosystems and resilience to climate change

In different regions of the planet the effects and impacts of climate change are already evident (ocean acidification, retreat of glaciers, extreme droughts, torrential rains, floods, environmental disasters, etc.). But neither the lengthy 5th IPCC report 1 nor other very serious studies that confirm this, along with the commitments and goals of the Paris Agreement (COP 21 of 2015) 2, accelerate the measures and concrete actions of the international community, in particular of the industrialized and emerging countries of the G-20 that concentrate the highest global GHG emissions (79).
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Depleting groundwater has devastating effects

Groundwater represents the largest source of fresh water on the planet. So far it has not been greatly affected by climate change, but that may change in the coming decades, a team of researchers found. Groundwater systems are expected to take much longer to respond to climate change than surface water. , which means that in many parts of the world the marked changes caused by climate change could take up to a century.
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The rich have access to better microbes than the poor. Says research

Everything from what you eat to where you live and work affects your microbiome. That's why research indicated that access to healthy microbes is linked to social and economic inequalities.Our bodies are home to a large number of tiny organisms, collectively called the microbiome, that are essential for human health and longevity.
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Global Campaign to Make Big Polluters Pay

“Industries that have fueled the climate crisis, funded climate change denial, and hampered just climate progress for decades must pay for the damage they caused. Holding them accountable is as much about legal and economic responsibility as it is about the obligation to end the practices that led this crisis from the beginning. "
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Natural spaces are medicine for cities

Cities do not have to be at odds with people's health and well-being. Pollution can be fought with blue and green areas accessible to all The cities we want must be designed for people and become places where they can live well and healthily, something that does not happen today, since the car and its polluting emissions They are the masters and lords of the cities.
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Climate change 10 times faster than in the last 65 million years

The planet is undergoing one of the biggest changes in climate since the dinosaurs went extinct, but what could be even more concerning to humans, plants and animals is the speed of the change. Stanford warn that the likely rate of change over the next century will be at least 10 times faster than any climate change in the past 65 million years.
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Will technology really "save" the planet?

"Despite calls to 'save the planet' and the recent rise of 'climate activism,' few countries have launched a program aimed at radically reducing carbon emissions." As the ecological crisis deepens and brings us to the famous "tipping point" - which brings us closer to a planetary catastrophe - they try to convince us that the "greening" of the world economy will lead us away from a very dark future.
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The effectiveness of the HPV vaccine will only be verified in 2025

The scientific efficacy of this vaccine will only be determined between the years 2025 and 2030 because research began in the 2000s. From its inception to the appearance of Cervical Carcinoma (CUC), it takes an average of 25 to 30 years. HPV definitely does not cause (CCU); Multiple risk factors are involved in the appearance of this pathology, among them it is suspected that it may be HPV.
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"Family farming cools the planet"

Diego Montón, member of the Union of Landless Rural Workers of Mendoza and delegate of Via Campesina to the United Nations, participated in a day of work and reflection together with the deans of the FFyH and the Faculty of Social Sciences, leaders of the Campesino Movement of Córdoba, CELS and the DD Work Table.
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Pet Smuggling, Animal Testing, and Swine Fever Warnings

Nearly a quarter of the world's pigs are expected to die from African swine fever (ASF), and Chinese authorities have already warned that the country's pig population was 40 lower this year. European food safety officials have said that Southeastern European countries, including Croatia and Greece, were at higher risk of ASF spreading through their pig herds.
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The future of agriculture. Nourish the soils

The links between the laboratory and the ground workers will be critical. The future of agriculture depends on them, and our livelihoods on it. Phosphorus, an essential nutrient for crop growth, may have been the first element to be discovered chemically, but it is one of the most difficult to trace.
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