Brazil Says Privatizations Will Help Save the Environment

(Bloomberg) — Brazil is framing its slow-moving privatization program as a way to protect forests and rivers following international investors’ mounting criticism of President Jair Bolsonaro’s environmental policies. Martha Seillier, special secretary of the Investments Partnerships Program, said infrastructure building via concessions and privatizations not only represents good business opportunities […]

Detecting SARS-CoV-2 in the environment

Washington, DC – October 7, 2020 – Researchers have outlined an approach to characterize and develop an effective environmental monitoring methodology for SARS CoV-2 virus, that can be used to better understand viral persistence in built environments. The investigators from 7 institutions published their research this week in mSystems, an […]

Can your diet help protect the environment?

If Americans adhere to global dietary recommendations designed to reduce the impact of food production and consumption, environmental degradation could be reduced by up to 38%, according to a new paper published in the journal Environmental Justice. “What we eat has an impact on the environment through the land used […]

ICPC Publishes “Submarine Cable Protection and the Environment”: A Public Newsletter

The International Cable Protection Committee (ICPC) is pleased to announce its public launch of a bi-annual, marine-focused newsletter titled “Submarine Cable Protection and the Environment.” The publication—written by ICPC’s Marine Environmental Advisor (MEA), Dr Mike Clare—is a new and timely reference for all seabed users, the science community, and the […]