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Leading scientists and conservationists are proposing that up to 50 percent of the earth’s land and oceans be protected in the coming decades. While some view the goal as unrealistic, proponents say it is essential for preserving the natural systems on which life itself depends.
ISTC’s Salvage Yard Environmental Guidebook and Self-Audit Checklist helps salvage yard operators better understand the environmental issues, comply with state and federal environmental regulations, and implement best management practices to minimize risks and liabilities.
The manual details best management practices for safely managing all types of waste found in salvage yards, including spent air bags and lithium-ion batteries, as well as pollution prevention options.
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The federal government is looking at treating plastic bags and straws the same way it deals with asbestos, according to Blacklock’s Reporter.
This page from U.S. EPA contains links to citizen science tools from EPA and other federal and non-governmental organizations.
This site provides resources to help you get started with creating applications for citizen science projects, analyzing data and communicating results. Technologies are divided into several usage patterns: citizen engagement and open data, field data collection and quality control, project status; and communicating results.
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No more standing over the bins, trying to decide whether your empty container is trash or recycling.
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Climate actions have often fallen into one of two strategies: mitigation efforts to lower or remove greenhouse gas emissions from the atmosphere, and adaptation efforts to adjust systems and societies to withstand the impacts of climate change. The separation has led to the misinformed view that addressing climate change means pursuing either mitigation or adaptation.
This divide is counterproductive and dangerous, especially for coastal villages, farmers, small island nations and other communities at the frontlines of climate impacts. The reality is that adaptation and mitigation are two sides of the same coin. In fact, methods and technologies that both curb climate change and cope with its impacts already exist.
It is not always possible or practical to work solely on actions that are both adaptive and mitigating. Nor are these actions a silver bullet to solving the climate crisis. Simply put, where they make sense, governments and communities should pursue such actions. Below are five solutions that can both curb climate change and help us cope with its impacts at the same time:
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We love ordering goods and food at a click – but this creates mountains of packaging waste and millions of transport miles