Monthly Archives: July 2021

AimLoan Mortgage Review 2021: Easy Online Access

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LA Zoo launches an ambitious wildlife conservation plan

Biologist Jake Owens, after receiving giant pandas in China for more than five years in 2019, became the Los Angeles Zoo’s first nature conservation director in 2019. Since then, he has developed strategies on how local institutions can move forward to promote conservation and environmental justice on a regional and …

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Recycling enzyme-based plastics is more energy efficient and better for the environment, researchers show – ScienceDaily

Researchers from the BOTTLE consortium, including the US Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the University of Portsmouth, have identified the use of enzymes as a more sustainable approach to recycling polyethylene terephthalate (PET), a common plastic Disposable beverage bottles, clothing and food packaging that are becoming …

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Opinion: China’s economic growth drivers must shift

China’s GDP grew 7.9% yoy in the second quarter, showing steady improvement, and the two-year average growth of 5.5% is close to the country’s potential growth rate. Exports and real estate drove China’s economic growth in the first half of 2021, while investment in manufacturing and consumption lagged. Looking ahead, …

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ADB cuts Asia growth forecast for 2021 to 7.2%

MANILA, July 20 (Reuters) – Asia’s economic growth this year will be slightly lower than previously forecast, the Manila-based Asian Development Bank said Tuesday, citing the resurgence of COVID-19 infections in countries. The ADB said a rebound in “Development Asia” was underway, referring to the bank’s 46 members, including China …

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The Ancaster family band together to support biodiversity

Inspired by the David Suzuki Foundation’s Butterflyway project, Craig and Anka Cassar do their part to promote biodiversity. Back in the spring, the Cassars teamed up with 12 other Butterflyway Ranger volunteers in Hamilton to help residents and businesses set up their own pollinator gardens. Natural pollinators like butterflies and …

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Do you want plastic with it? | news

Do you know what your morning coffee is a side of? Plastic. From the cup comes an iced coffee from Tim to the meal for lunch – everything is served with a side dish made of plastic cutlery. Plastic is so ubiquitous that people often don’t realize when it’s being …

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New report recommends eco and agri-environmental programs

A new report by IFOAM Organics Europe has recommended that Member States “make full use of ecosystems and agri-environmental measures in their CAP strategic plans” in order to assess the contribution of organic farmers to the objectives of the European Union (EU) biodiversity strategy and the new common agricultural policy. …

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Global stocks are falling on Delta Covid fears

European and Asian stock and commodity prices fell while government bonds rebounded as new Covid-19 outbreaks clouded the outlook for the global economy. The European Stoxx 600 index lost 1.5 percent and the London FTSE 100 lost 2.1 percent. Japan’s Topix lost 1.3 percent, while Hong Kong’s Hang Seng lost …

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EU should protect and restore forests

Building on the EU Biodiversity Strategy 2030, the European Commission adopted the New EU Forest Strategy for 2030 on July 16, a flagship initiative of the European Green Deal. European Commissioner for the Environment, Oceans and Fisheries Virginijus Sinkevicius said that Europe’s forests are a valuable natural heritage that cannot …

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How releasing balloons kills the environment

How releasing balloons kills the environment

Balloons are often thought of as fun, harmless decorations – but they become deadly trash once released and forgotten. Plastic pollution is one of the greatest environmental challenges of today. Microplastics have been found in our drinking water, food, and even the air we breathe. While many people try to …

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The big plastic | “trashy” suit rabbel.approx

Environmental groups across Canada are calling on the plastics industry to end their lawsuit against the federal government, calling it a “trashy tactic” to stop meaningful action against plastic waste. On May 12, the federal government added “items made of plastic” to the list of toxic substances under Canada’s Environmental …

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the plastic that plagues our oceans

In the fight against plastic, great attention has been paid to terrestrial litter, which finds its way into our oceans through landfills and littering. Programs around the world are targeting single-use waste, from plastic straws to coffee mugs, and now even supermarket packaging is being redesigned with biodegradable alternatives. But …

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Economic growth does not benefit everyone equally: ICCB

Not all have benefited equally from the country’s impressive growth and development due to rising income and wealth inequality, according to reports from the International Chamber of Commerce in Bangladesh. ICCB President Mahbubur Rahman presented the ICC Bangladesh Board Report for 2020 in his annual council, which took place virtually …

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Vandals thwart Cnoc na Greine biodiversity work

A wildflower meadow in Cnoc na Greine. Vandalism by the biodiversity efforts of Cnoc na Greine has resulted in a letter to all residents of the property’s Biodiversity Group expressing their dismay at the incidents. writes Brian Byrne. Scots pine seedlings and viburnum bushes were described by the group as …

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Let’s make July a garbage-free

Every July, people around the world are encouraged to take part in Plastic Free July – an international movement that encourages people to give up plastic in order to achieve clean streets, neighborhoods, water sources and oceans. While it sounds like a noble pursuit, the reality is that “zero plastic” …

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This robotic fish makes seafood more sustainable

This article was originally published by Climate & Capital Media and is reprinted with permission. Liane Thompson and her husband and business partner Simeon Pieterkosky were way ahead of the blue economic curve when they founded Aquaai in 2014. Simeon worked in robotics and climate change, but his daughter had …

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What is the ideal credit score to secure a mortgage?

Image: Olivier Le Moal / Shutterstock.com Buying a home is exciting, but there are many things to consider when starting out. One thing that is important from the start is your credit score. It can make or break your dreams of home ownership, so it’s important to understand what the …

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Dia Mirza reveals five ways to keep the oceans healthy

Environmental activist and actress Dia Mirza has consistently reiterated her concern about the marine ecosystem. In a recent interview with IANS, Dia emphasized that our well-being is closely linked to marine biodiversity and suggested simple ways in which we can make a difference. “As humans, our well-being is closely linked …

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Diversifying the digital lending landscape for SMEs

In an interview with BW Businessworld, Arvind Nahata, CBO and Co-Founder, Decimal Technologies shares his thoughts on the future of banking, financial services, cloud lending market, fintech industry, tech AI and ML and more. Excerpts: 1. What was the idea behind the launch of Decimal Technologies? How was the trip …

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Central Europe: The advance of the Visegrád Four

AS EUROPE emerges from the depths of quarantine and recession, its geopolitical landscape will show a significant change that is the result of trends that occurred before 2020. Since these trends disrupt a status quo that perpetuates illusory feelings of trust and superiority among the elites in Western Europe, it …

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Group says EPA rainwater permit allows plastic pollution

Law360 (July 2, 2021, 4:52 p.m. EDT) – The Center for Biological Diversity announced the Ninth Circle that it has received general approval from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for stormwater discharges affecting a range of industries from chemical manufacturers to papermakers That affects, not doing enough to prevent plastic …

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Kenya: China suspends loans to Kenya amid debt relief offer

China has frozen active loan disbursements to Kenyan projects following disagreements over Nairobi’s proposal to extend the debt repayment holiday until December. China-funded projects face a shortage of liquidity, with entrepreneurs reporting late payments from banks like Exim Bank of China. Executives of state-owned enterprises say projects risk delays due …

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When the power of nature meets design

This article originally appeared on Circulate News. From lush tropical rainforests in Costa Rica to the savannah-like Brazilian Cerrado to the Patagonian glaciers, the Latin America and Caribbean region is rich and diverse in natural landscapes and resources. The region contains 40 percent of global biodiversity and half of the …

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ExxonMobil allegedly ran a covert lobbying campaign to delay action against plastic pollution, the Greenpeace video shows

Just 24 hours after Greenpeace released an explosive video by ExxonMobil senior executives suggesting they were working to undermine Joe Biden’s climate policy, more footage appears to show that the oil company was also campaigning against sensible action against plastic waste. In the clip, Exxon’s senior lobbyist Keith McCoy admitted …

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Black Americans Still Face Huge Housing Barriers

Black Americans continue to face greater financial and generational barriers to homeownership than white Americans, with recent study finding that only 45.1% of black Americans bought or own their homes in the first quarter of 2021 – against 73.8% of white Americans. Through Red tuna, 23% of white homeowners made …

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8 best practices for using triggers to fund loans faster

SPONSORED CONTENT PRESENTED BY LUXURY COMPANY There is never time to navigate the world of acquisition of mortgage clients. Regardless of the prevailing economy, interest rates, consumer demand, and any other factors beyond your control, you must provide enough qualified borrowers to support the business. Given the complex dynamics of …

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Keep our beaches plastic-free this summer

Clean Coasts launches “Plastic-free July” campaign Released: Thu July 1, 2021, 10:10 am Last update: Thursday, July 1, 2021, 10:31 am In July, Clean Coasts invited people across Ireland to participate in the July “Plastic Free” challenge as part of their “Enjoy and Protect” campaign. This year the program focuses …

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Mumbai receives its first interactive biodiversity map

The educational map illustrated by cartoonist Rohan Chakravarty highlights the area’s endemic species such as Giri’s geckoella and indigenous communities Last year the Ministry of Mumbai’s Magic (MMM), a collective of Mumbaikars and environmental organizations (including Waatavaran and Project Mumbai), released a static biodiversity map for the city. Illustrated by …

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Why “nature positive” is the key to our future

The heads of state and government of the G7 recently declared that “our world must not only become net-zero, but also nature positive, for the benefit of people and the planet”. This represents a real paradigm shift in how nations, businesses, investors, and consumers view nature. In the past, the …

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Stopping Plastic Pollution: An Important Goal of the IUCN Congress

Civil Society, Climate Change, Conferences, Economy & Trade, Environment, Featured, Global, Headlines, Health, Natural Resources, Poverty & SDGs, Sustainability, TerraViva United Nations, Water & Sanitation Plastic bags can remain intact in the marine environment for years. Plastic products certified as industrially compostable are not a solution to littering as they …

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