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Sustainability News 14th August

The latest sustainability news from the Green Elephant for 14th August 2020.

Top stories:

Extremes of weather in a single week as global warming predicted to cause more deaths than all infectious diseases
Bribery by big pharma
Sustainable Development Goal strategy and
The unexpected consequences of Panda conservation

Company News:

Indian Start-up Uravu Producing Water From Air
BP to reduce oil, gas production by 40% to focus on clean energy
SAS Commits to Achieving Net-Zero Carbon Emissions by 2050
Mozilla is laying off 250 people and planning a ‘new focus’ on making money
ExxonMobil to Purchase 2.5 Million Barrels of Renewable Diesel

Tech News:

Sunlight-powered tech desalinates water in <30 min
Indigenous Amazon communities use tech to protect the forest
Sanjeev Gupta buys Tasmanian hydro-powered smelter to help aim of producing carbon-neutral steel
Powerhouses: nanotechnology turns bricks into batteries

Other sustainability news:

Over 500 new dams planned for protected areas worldwide
Urgent action needed to tackle chemicals outlook on pollution as global production is set to double by 2030
More coal power generation closed than opened around the world this year, research finds
Label showing plants safe for bees and butterflies
Canada’s last Arctic ice shelf has collapsed
Mauritius oil spill: Almost all fuel oil pumped out of MV Wakashio
There’s plastic in your prawns, UQ research reveals

And finally:

Monday marked the beginning of National Allotments Week 2020


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