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Coverage of environmental protection since January 24, 2024.

Why is Japan hosting a conference for Ukraine reconstruction when it's still at war? AP explains.

"...TOKYO (AP) Japan is hosting a conference for Japanese and Ukrainian officials to discuss reconstruction of Ukraine just ahead of the two-year anniversary of Russias invasion, while the U. S. and other Western countries are still focusing on military aid for the battlefield..."

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Vivian Sand Extraction Project Licence Application Not Approved!

"...The Government of Manitoba has rejected the proposed Environment Act licence application for Sio Silicas Vivian Sand Extraction Project. This decision is a victory for safe drinking water, science, and common sense. Manitoba Eco-Network (MbEN) and Our Line in the Sand (OLS) commend Manitoba for heeding community concerns and scientific evidence, as highlighted in last years Clean Environment Commission (CEC) hearing..."

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West Virginia agriculture bill stokes fears about pesticide-spewing logging facility

"...The facility would treat logs before they are shipped overseas. Prior to the company backing down, the state Department of Environmental Protection's Division of Air Quality said it tentatively planned to issue the permit that would let the facility emit up to nearly 10 tons (9. 07 metric tons) of the pesticide methyl bromide into the atmosphere each year..."

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Indonesia's presidential election has high stakes for US and China

"...The Southeast Asian nation is a key battleground economically and politically in a region where the rival global powers have long been on a collision course over Taiwan, human rights, U. S. military deployments and Beijings aggressive actions in disputed waters, including the South China Sea..."

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Proposed mine outside Georgia's Okefenokee Swamp nears approval despite environment damage concerns

"...The Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge covers nearly 630 square miles (1,630 square kilometers) in southeast Georgia and is home to alligators, bald eagles and other protected species. The swamps wildlife, cypress forests and flooded prairies draw roughly 600,000 visitors each year, according to the U. S..."

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Haiti's prime minister urges calm as violent protests seek his ouster

"...The brief speech did little to appease thousands of people angry and frustrated over unrelenting gang violence, deepening poverty and no general elections in sight..."

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Official says police in Haiti killed 5 armed environmental protection agents during ongoing protests

"...PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) Police killed five armed environmental protection agents in Haitis capital Wednesday during the third consecutive day of demonstrations that have paralyzed the country amid growing demands that Prime Minister Ariel Henry resign..."

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Ellison, B.C. residents accuse nearby fruit-packing plant of dumping sewage

"...Sandher Fruit Packers Ltd. declined to speak on camera, but one representative tells Global News that hes certain that the smell people are complaining about has nothing to do with their operations, adding that he feels that some residents are unfairly targeting the company. Global News then reached out to B..."

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Normally at a crawl, the Los Angeles River threatens to overflow during torrential rains

"...By Monday, fed by a slow-moving atmospheric river dumping historic amounts of rain, the river was raging and even threatened to overspill its flood-control barriers in some sections..."

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What will mining the Ring of Fire cost the planet?

"...When she learns mining companies have set their sights on the Hudson Bay lowlands, Lorna Harris raises the alarm — the region is home to the planet's second-largest terrestrial carbon sink. The peatlands — also known as muskeg — that wrap around Hudson and James bays have been absorbing planet-warming gases for thousands of years. Harris says the peatlands in the Ring of Fire mining region alone store about two billion tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent of greenhouse gases..."

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A landslide of contaminated soil threatens environmental disaster in Denmark. Who pays to stop it?

"...The landslide started Dec. 10. Nine days later, Nordic Waste gave up on getting it under control, leaving the task up to the Randers Municipality, which has been rerouting the stream by laying pipes allowing it to pass the site safely..."

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Company seeking to mine near Okefenokee will pay $20,000 to settle environmental violation claims

"...SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) The company seeking permits to mine minerals near the edge of the Okefenokee Swamp and its vast wildlife refuge has agreed to pay a $20,000 fine to Georgia environmental regulators, who say the company violated state laws while collecting soil samples for its permit application..."

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Jobs in environmental protection

Recent employment opportunities from across Canada.

Wastewater Treatment Supervisor - City of Kelowna (Kelowna, BC)

"...For further information and to apply, please check our website at www. kelowna. ca/careers..."

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Millwright - Wastewater Services (x2) - Regional District of Nanaimo (Nanaimo, BC)

"...Applicants must also possess a Standard First Aid Course, knowledge of WHMIS and WorkSafeBC Occupational Health and Safety Regulations, comprehensive knowledge of the installation, maintenance, repair and servicing of mechanical equipment, ability to perform close tolerance machine work, ability to perform physical work outdoors in all weather conditions, strong interpersonal, communication and conflict resolution skills, and possess a valid Class 5 BC Driverâs License. POSITION DETAILS..."

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Wastewater Treatment Supervisor - City of Kelowna (Kelowna, BC)

"...For further information and to apply, please check our website at www. kelowna. ca/careers..."

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Director, Environmental Protection Standards - BC Public Service (Victoria, BC)

"...The Director, Environmental Protection Standards provides leadership to a team of policy and technical specialists in the Clean Air, Bonding, and Integrated Pest Management Section of the Environmental Standards Branch.   This role leads the planning, development, delivery, and evaluation of a range of legislation, regulation, policies, and programs including leadership to staff regarding:..."

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Podcasts

Recent episodes that mention environmental protection.

Canola Council of Canada says advanced biofuels a new opportunity for growth

Duration: 12:37

"...Earlier this month theEnvironmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a proposal which could open the export doors even wider for Canadian canola producers..."

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Informative Video

Discussions, Documentaries, and Investigative Reports about environmental protection.

The Future of Energy || Discuss the Future with Peter Terium

"...In NEOM, he and his team are building a 100% renewable energy system, which will result in the production and worldwide exportation of green hydrogen, fueling green industries around the planet..."

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Brightest Minds: Dr. Paul Marshall, Chief Environment Officer at NEOM

"...He also was a founding member of the IUCN Working Group on Climate Change and Coral Reefs, member of the IUCN Commission on Ecosystem Management, member of the Advisory Board of the Ocean Acidification International Coordination Centre, and he served as co-chair of the International Working Group on Management for the Coral Restoration Consortium..."

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Vital Sites Fred M. Packard Award 2021 - Online Ceremony

"...RAMBALDI (Brazil), for her work to establish the So Joo River Watershed Environmental Protection Area in Rio de Janeiro State, now designated as a federal protected area of 150,000 hectares, among a rich list of other achievements..."

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Academic Research

Recent peer-reviewed papers about environmental protection relevant to the latest news.

How does the new environmental protection law affect the environmental social responsibility of enterprises in Chinese heavily

"...Treating the implementation of the new environmental protection law (NEPL) as a quasi-natural experiment, this essay employed the difference-in-differences model to explore its impact on the environmental social responsibility (ESR) of highly polluting enterprises..."

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Research on Ecological Environment Impacts Assessment During the Construction Period of Railway Projects

"...However, while greatly promoting the rapid development of regional economy, the construction of railway might lead to land occupation, vegetation destruction, changes in the natural environment within the construction area and the ecological environment along the line, and also might change the original landscape structure and ecosystem function, bringing certain pressure to the ecological environment..."

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The dynamic role of technological innovations and energy structure in China?s industrial coal consumption growth: a joint produ

"...China?s energy-intensive industries utilize the leading proportion of coal to meet the demand for its industrial outputs, while on the other hand, these industries also assure the provision of livelihood to millions of people, and capping the share of coal consumption for these industries can adversely affect the industrial and economic growth of China..."

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Application of Fuzzy Decision in Wastewater Treatment Project: A Case Study of Taizhou Pharmaceutical Park in China

"...The environmental protection department must supervise the enterprises to choose the appropriate wastewater treatment process and strengthen the management of wastewater treatment at the organizational and operational level..."

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Variability in space effects of industrial wastewater on river physicochemical characteristics in a sample of towns of Oromia

"...Therefore, the industrial effluents were affected water quality, human, aquatic health, environmental pollution and thereby need mitigation measures of sustainable monitoring and supervision of untreated release of industry waste into the environment, phytoremediation of affected streams and rivers, awareness creation for community and advising firm owners to install industry waste treatment plants..."

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The Problem of Recycling Construction Waste in Poland

"...In recent years, along with the increase in social environmental awareness, more and more attention is paid to activities related to waste management and environmental protection..."

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Urban integrated energy system construction plan selection: a hybrid multi-criteria decision-making framework

"...Therefore, a scientific UIES construction plan should contribute more to the enhancement of economic benefit, energy utilization efficiency, and environmental protection..."

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Droughts and Desertification in the Era of Anthropogenic Climate Change: Manifestations, Impacts, and Nature-Based Solutions in

"...Based on the findings uncovered, it is recommended that favorable policies should be crafted and implemented to encourage the adoption of nature-based solutions at household, community, and regional levels as this will go a long way to mitigate droughts and desertification while fostering the fight against climate change through environmental protection and conservation..."

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Environmental regulation effect study of the environmental protection tax law during strict epidemic control: based on heavy po

"...The Environmental Protection Tax Law imposed environmental taxes on enterprises based on measuring their pollution emissions to restrain their bad environmental behaviour and stimulate their green technological innovation ability..."

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Will the central land inspection affect the intensity of local environmental protection? Evidence from China

"...(4) The larger the economic scale, the more significant the positive effect of land inspections on the level of environmental pollution in the host regions..."

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