Amazon Deforestation Is Driven by Criminal Networks, Report Finds

Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon is a lucrative business largely driven by criminal networks that threaten and attack government officials, forest defenders and indigenous people who try to stop them, according to a new report by Human Rights Watch. Rainforest Mafias concludes that Brazil’s failure to police these gangs threatens …

RAWMEC – Lebanon’s Largest Recycling and Waste Management Exhibition and Conference

RAWMEC is Lebanon’s largest recycling and waste management exhibition and conference. It is part of a bigger platform called Lebanon Sustainability Week, which will focus on solid waste, industrial waste and alternative energy. With participation from various stakeholders including decision makers, industry experts, innovators, private sector, investors and academia, RAWMEC …

How Global Tourism Can Be More Sustainable

One of the world’s biggest economic activities, tourism drives wealth, employment, and regional development. In 2018, international tourist arrivals reached 1.4 billion, while total export earnings from international tourism reached USD 1.7 trillion, or almost USD 5 billion per day on average, according to the latest data from the UN …

Plastic Alternatives May Worsen Marine Pollution, MPs Warn

Compostable and biodegradable plastics could add to marine pollution because there is no infrastructure in place to make sure they break down correctly, a committee of MPs has warned. The use of alternatives to plastic are being adopted by many food and drink companies, takeaway coffee venues, cafes and retailers. …

Japan Will Have to Dump Radioactive Water into Pacific, Minister Says

The operator of the ruined Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant will have to dump huge quantities of contaminated water from the site directly into the Pacific Ocean, Japan’s environment minister has said – a move that would enrage local fishermen. More than 1 million tonnes of contaminated water has accumulated …

Up to Half of the Consumed Energy Saved Thanks to Solar Panels

One production plant has saved almost half of the electricity consumption in the day of the largest production thanks to the solar power plant on the roof of the facility. Out of 950 kWh consumed, it saved about 450. The construction of a small solar power plant with the installed capacity …