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Waste management, bane of life for Tehraners

“Speaking on waste management, Kalantari noted that 25 percent of the waste produced in the metropolis of Tehran is recyclable and 70 percent can be converted to compost” reports tehrantimes.com. TEHRAN — Waste management has set alarm bells ringing for the residents of the Iranian capital, Tehran, the head of Tehran province’s department of environment said on Friday.There are 21 bodies responsible in waste management sector, Kalantari said, adding, there are serious shortcomings in this sector, especially waste segregation at source, which need to be addressed. Source: tehrantimes.com Share This:

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What Is Palm Oil And Why Is It Bad For The Environment?

“This is where palm oil manufacturers have to follow specific criteria to reduce the negative impacts of palm oil cultivation on the environment and communities” writes Natasha Hinde for huffingtonpost.com. Dr Emma Keller, palm oil expert at WWF, said the best way to protect endangered animals and the habitats where they live is for retailers and manufacturers to commit to using only sustainably certified palm oil.The edible vegetable oil is derived from fruit grown on the African oil palm tree.In 2010, members of the Consumer Goods Forum promised to end…

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What is palm oil? Why is it bad for the environment?

“This is where palm oil manufacturers have to follow specific criteria to reduce the negative impacts of palm oil cultivation on the environment and communities” writes Natasha Hinde for huffingtonpost.co.uk. Dr Emma Keller, palm oil expert at WWF, said the best way to protect endangered animals and the habitats where they live is for retailers and manufacturers to commit to using only sustainably certified palm oil.The edible vegetable oil is derived from fruit grown on the African oil palm tree.In 2010, members of the Consumer Goods Forum promised to end…

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The 50 cent options trader who bets on market volatility says a financial ‘earthquake’ is coming

“And Ruffer says that if an “earthquake” does occur, “volatility will be a key issue in a market unwind.”” writes Business Insider Australia for businessinsider.com. That’s according to Ruffer LLP — the British asset manager that was revealed to be behind a series of trades last year betting on a rise in market volatility, via the purchase of 50 cent options contracts.Until February, asset managers could rely on a stable environment where stocks rose steadily.And the trades often expired worthless, as markets steadily rose amid an environment of record-low volatility. Source:…

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Environment chief Pruitt under more pressure after condo reports: lawmakers

“That memo by Kevin Minoli, the designated EPA ethics official, said such arrangements were not considered “gifts” if a federal official pays market value for them” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. Local real estate websites show that the average market price for a similar property in the area is at least three times as much. Source: 95kqds.com Share This:

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The mood inside the White House is the worst it’s ever been, with staffers calling it ‘the most toxic working environment on the planet’

“The White House is being called “the most toxic working environment on the planet” by some staffers as rumors of another wave of firings have circulated, Axios reported Wednesday” writes David Choi for businessinsider.com. The anxiety in the White House has also been exacerbated after several officials were escorted out of the building due to security clearance issues, sources told Axios. The overhauled process has so far claimed the security clearance of Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner. Source: businessinsider.com Share This:

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UN moves towards recognising human right to a healthy environment

“Environmental protection and human rights were long considered separate issues, but they have been increasingly intermeshed, particularly over the past decade” writes Jonathan Watts for theguardian.com. On Tuesday, UN Environment launched an environmental rights initiative to scale up training of judges, prosecutors and police in environmental law and to work with companies to include human rights in investment planning.For better and for worse, the issue of environmental rights has risen rapidly up the political agenda since Knox took his post.More than 100 countries have laws that acknowledge the link, but…

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Europeans following Austria in doing green projects in Iran: envoy

“Q: Are there any ongoing joint environmental projects, not just the ones written on the paper, between Iran and Austria especially in the field of clean energy?” reports tehrantimes.com. It also helps to communicate that environmental protection goes hand in hand with innovation and with advantages for the economy. Source: tehrantimes.com Share This:

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TRENDING: How Skipping Hotel Housekeeping Can Help the Environment and Your Wallet

“But more and more are doing just that, and extending rebates, hotel points and other perks for those who take them up on their offer” reports nytimes.com. I’m familiar with the card in the room suggesting guests reuse their towels and sheets to help the environment, but I’d never heard of hotels eliminating housekeeping altogether.Under the Your Choice and Luxury of Choice programs at full-service hotels, guests are eligible for 500 Marriott Rewards points per day.The hotel Bardessono, in Yountville, Calif., will plant one herb a day per guest in…

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Mark Cuban fires 2 Mavericks employees after report details allegations of a ‘hostile work environment’ including sexual harassment and domestic violence

“According to the report, Ussery was first investigated by the Mavericks after complaints by female employees in 1998, two years before Cuban purchased the team” writes Cork Gaines for businessinsider.com. Cuban also told SI that he was embarrassed by the allegations and vowed to fix it. Source: businessinsider.com Share This:

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