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‘Slight’ radioactivity rise in Nordic countries

Slightly raised radioactivity levels across northern Europe have put the spotlight on western Russia. But its nuclear power operator says plants near St. Petersburg and Murmansk have been operating "within the norm." Russia's power operator Rosenergoatom has downplayed observations by Nordic nuclear safety agencies of slightly increased levels of radioactive…
bubmag
June 28, 2020
Brown Coal

To stop land degradation, reject fast fashion and cancel food waste

Did you know that your choice of food and fashion could be contributing to wasteful land use? To combat desertification and drought, a UN secretary highlights how more responsible consumer choices can help. More than 2 billion hectares of previously productive land is degraded. For Desertification and Drought Day on June 17, DW spoke…
bubmag
June 17, 2020
Brown Coal

JobEnder: the unemployment scheme that Australia should bet on

The odds are against the parasitic gambling industry being anything other than bigger and stronger and richer after the pandemic. We need a program that makes sure it won't. (Image: Unsplash/ Michał Parzuchowski)The Australian economy is in unprecedented flux, Australian society will never be the same — and yet I…
bubmag
June 17, 2020
Brown Coal

What’s the science on deep-sea mining for rare metals?

Some of the most sought-after metals and minerals on Earth lie deep — and largely untouched — in our oceans. Science and industry have been exploring those depths for decades. Here's an overview of what we know. Here's a simple fact to start: The oceans are huge. Oceans make up…
bubmag
June 5, 2020
Brown Coal

Greece goes after cleaner transport with tax breaks for electric cars

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis stands next to an electric car during an event about the country's low-carbon mobility plan, in Athens, Greece, June 5, 2020. Greek Prime Minister's Office/Dimitris Papamitsos/Handout via REUTERS THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY.ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece on Friday unveiled tax incentives…
bubmag
June 5, 2020
Brown Coal

Greece goes after cleaner transport with tax breaks for electric cars

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis stands next to an electric car during an event about the country's low-carbon mobility plan, in Athens, Greece, June 5, 2020. Greek Prime Minister's Office/Dimitris Papamitsos/Handout via REUTERS ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece on Friday unveiled tax incentives to boost the use of electric cars, motorcycles…
bubmag
June 5, 2020
Brown Coal

Germany Warns Far-Left Antifa Infiltrating Climate Movement

German security services have warned that far-left Antifa extremists have begun infiltrating climate change groups to gain legitimacy and spread their anti-state anarchist ideology. Germany’s Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution (BfV) and other agencies have claimed that there has been evidence of left-wing extremists attempting to radicalise…
bubmag
June 3, 2020