Tag Archives: environmental protection

Stop treating science denial like a disease

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Scientists and campaigners in New York join a day of action in January 2017 to urge US senators to stand with science and against the climate policies of President Trump. Photograph: Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images

Turning the rejection of scientific expertise into a pathology mistakenly presents individual ignorance as the bottleneck in political disagreements

August 21, 2017 — The elevation of science to a central theme in American politics is an extraordinary development in the co-evolution of science and society. Three months after Donald Trump’s Continue reading Stop treating science denial like a disease

Government inaction leading to increased pollution on Barrier Reef, says WWF

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Land clearing in Queensland is an increasing danger to the environment and threatened species because the federal government is failing to enforce laws. Photograph: WWF Australia

Huge spike in Queensland land clearing destroys ecological communities and habitat of threatened species, according to analysis

July 11, 2017 — The federal government is allowing the huge spike in land clearing in Queensland to destroy threatened ecological communities, the habitat of threatened species and increase Continue reading Government inaction leading to increased pollution on Barrier Reef, says WWF

Ombudsman to probe 600 local execs for illegal dump sites

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OPEN DUMP SITE. Many local government units in the Philippines have yet to comply with the Republic Act No. 9003 or the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act. File photo by Randy Datu/Rappler
The Environmental Management Bureau has identified and submitted the list of 350 LGUs ‘with recurring and blatant violations’ of open dump sites to the Ombudsman

MANILA, Philippines (Feb. 10, 2016) — The Office of the Ombudsman said on Wednesday, February 10, that it will investigate nearly 600 local government officials in 13 regions in the Continue reading Ombudsman to probe 600 local execs for illegal dump sites