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“Women of childbearing age around world suffering toxic levels of mercury”

An artisanal miner shows mercury used for processing gold in southern Honduras

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Study finds excessive levels of the metal, which can seriously harm unborn children, in women from Alaska to Indonesia, due to gold mining, industrial pollution and fish-rich diets

 

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“Thousands of huge, aggressive dogs are roaming Tibet after their rich Chinese owners abandoned them”

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https://qz.com/1082219/thousands-of-huge-aggressive-dogs-are-roaming-tibet-after-their-rich-chinese-owners-abandoned-them/?mc_cid=b090be6f3e&mc_eid=eaaa9fef29

Areas of the Tibetan plateau have become flooded with giant, fluffy unwanted Tibetan mastiffs, once the most sought after dogs in China, after a collapse in the market for the dogs has left thousands homeless.

 

“Fatbergs”

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Meet the fatberg, a monstrosity made of discarded cooking oil and wipes, but also condoms, sanitary napkins, diapers, and other items that form a clot in a sewer system. A record-breaking specimen—250 meters (820 ft) long and and 130 tonnes (143 tons)—was discovered in a Victorian-era tunnel in Whitechapel last week.

“How Electric Cars Can Create the Biggest Disruption Since iPhone”

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-09-21/how-electric-cars-can-create-the-biggest-disruption-since-iphone

It’s 10 years since Apple Inc. unleashed a surge of innovation that upended the mobile phone industry. Electric cars, with a little help from ride-hailing and self-driving technology, could be about to pull the same trick on Big Oil.

“Wood Mac: Emissions increase faster than production”

http://www.upi.com/Wood-Mac-Emissions-increase-faster-than-production/3671505904132/?nll=1

Gross emissions from the production of oil and natural gas are increasing faster than the actual rate of production, consultant group Wood Mackenzie found.

“Clean Energy Is Approaching a Tipping Point”

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-09-19/tipping-point-seen-for-clean-energy-as-monster-turbines-arrive

The cost of renewables is plunging faster than forecasters anticipated just a few years ago as as technologies like gigantic wind turbines arrive on the market.

“More companies line up with climate commitments”

http://www.upi.com/More-companies-line-up-with-climate-commitments/1651505739349/?nll=1

Apparel companies are the latest in a growing list of high-profile brands making pledges to support Paris climate agreement goals, sustainability leaders said.

“Climate change drawing squid, anchovies and tuna into UK waters”

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Squid and anchovies, more commonly eaten by Britons holidaying abroad, are being drawn into UK waters in large numbers by climate change, according to major new report that suggests the nation’s long-lost bluefin tuna is also returning.

“World Hunger Worsens as War and Climate Shocks Hit Food Security”

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-09-15/world-hunger-worsens-as-war-and-climate-shocks-hit-food-security

The number of people suffering from hunger last year rose at the fastest pace since at least the beginning of this century as conflicts and climate-related issues curbed access to food.

“World’s oldest captive panda Basi dies in China”

Basi sniffs a birthday cake prepared by her keepers at Fuzhou Panda World

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-41263223?mc_cid=177b9c7ce7&mc_eid=eaaa9fef29

At 37, Basi had outlived all her panda peers, reaching the equivalent of more than a hundred in human years.