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Sustainability Roundup: August 2019

Here's what we're reading this month:

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Europe Could Produce Enough Wind Farm Energy to Power the Whole World for 30 Years via Good News Network

"In an analysis of all suitable sites for onshore wind farms, the new study from the University of Sussex and Aarhus University reveals that Europe has the potential to supply enough energy for the whole world until 2050."

 

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Sunscreens Release Metals and Nutrients into Seawater via Environmental News Network

"Beachgoers are becoming increasingly aware of the potentially harmful effects UV filters from sunscreens can have on coral and other marine organisms when the protective lotions wash off their bodies into the ocean. Now, researchers have studied how sunscreens release different compounds — trace metals and inorganic nutrients — into Mediterranean seawater, with unknown effects on marine ecology."

 

 

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Amazon emergency: two-thirds of species are under threat from deforestation – dispatch via Telegraph

"In Brazil, where the country’s new populist president Jair Bolsanaro has nakedly pursued an anti-environmental agenda, 2,254 sqkm of the rainforest has been cleared in the past month alone. That figure represents a 278 per cent rise on the 596.6 sqkm destroyed in July last year."

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Warm weather may make 2019 a boom year for butterflies via The Guardian

"Last summer, overall numbers of butterflies in England were up 110% on 2017 figures..."

 

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Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in these articles are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policies or position of Dropps / Cot’n Wash, Inc. 


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