That worries me. Seven years ago, I got to spend nine months living and studying in Ghent, a small, beautiful ancient city in Belgium with many well-preserved medieval castles and churches. I rented a cheap room for students. On the first day, the landlord gave me a tour of the house, showed me how to use the heater and kitchen utensils. In the kitchen, there was a corner with two steel frames holding a blue plastic bag and a yellow plastic bag with "IVAGO" printed on them, as well as a cardboard box next to the bags. The landlord told us that our waste must be sorted thus: the yellow bag for daily household waste; the blue for plastic waste, aluminum cans and milk cartons; and the big box for cardboard, pizza boxes and glass bottles, especially beer bottles. Then, after posting a waste collection calendar on the kitchen wall, he asked us to check the dates then decide among ourselves who would take out the garbage on which day. The calendar was colored yellow, blue and … [Read more...] about Will the sorting of waste at source become a non-starter?
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Forest fires supercharged by climate change are burning twice as much global tree cover as 20 years ago, according to a data Wednesday showing the equivalent of 16 football pitches are now lost every minute. The research showed in unprecedented detail how wildfires have progressed over the past two decades, with the blazes claiming an estimated three more million hectares each year -- an area the size of Belgium -- compared with 2001. The study showed that the majority of tree cover loss is occurring in the boreal forests that blanket much of Russia, Canada and Alaska, which are among the largest storers of carbon on Earth. Researchers from the University of Maryland used satellite imagery to map areas of tree cover lost, including that burned by what are known as stand-replacing forest fires. These are fires that kill all or most of the forest's canopy and which cause long-term changes to forest structure and soil chemistry. The data showed 2021 to be one of the worst years … [Read more...] about Climate change driving unprecedented forest fire loss
Accordingly, the naval region and organizations visited and encouraged fishermen to conduct sustainable and lawful fishing at sea. In addition, the delegation also popularized information about maritime boundary delimitation agreements between Vietnam and neighboring countries; and legal documents on safe, sustainable and lawful fishing; to name but a few. Meanwhile, Naval Region 2 presented 500 national flags, 100 life jackets, and 30 gifts (worth VND 30 million) to needy fishermen’s children, and distributed documents on legal fishing. On this occasion, a medical team of Naval Region 2 presented 10 medical bags, and provided free health check-ups and medicines for over 200 fishermen in wards of Phuoc Loc and Phuoc Hoi in La Gi town of the province. Translated by Minh Anh … [Read more...] about Naval Region 2 cares for fishermen in Binh Thuan province