Applications invited for £40,000 nature fund
The Strategy for Nature Fund supports projects to conserve Guernsey's natural environment.The Strategy for Nature Fund has £40,000 available for individuals and groups working to conserve the island's natural environment.
smartphone market leader Samsung wants to significantly reduce its climate-damaging emissions as part of a new environmental strategy and, if possible, work by 2050 CO2-neutral. The South Korean electronics group announced on Thursday that they wanted to use more renewable energies, to invest in the development of energy -efficient products, to increase sewage utilization and to use technologies to separate carbon dioxide. © Getty Images Samsung wants to significantly reduce its climate -damaging emissions.
The company responded to the "dangers of climate change" with its comprehensive plan, said Han Jong Hee's vice chairman of Samsung Electronics. "The consequences of inactivity are unimaginable." Samsung is also leading to the market for memory chips and televisions.
Scientists fight to protect DR Congo rainforest as threats increase
A tower bristling with sensors juts above the canopy in northern Democratic Republic of Congo, measuring carbon dioxide emitted from the world's second-largest tropical rainforest. Sibret said more time is required to draw definitive conclusions from the data gathered by DRC's flux tower, but one thing is certain: The rainforest sequesters more greenhouse gases than it emits. © Guerchom Ndebo The CO2-measuring flux tower came online in 2020 - 'No more trees' - Paolo Cerutti, the head of the Center for International Forestry Research's operations in Congo, said this was good news.
5 billion for environmental initiatives
As part of the strategy, Samsung committed himself as part of a global initiative to obtain 100 percent of its electricity from renewable energy sources by 2050 at the latest. According to the group, more than 370 influential companies have so far joined the Initiative Re100 (Renewable Electricity) under the direction of the Climate Group, founded in 2004.
Samsung wants to invest more than 7 trillion WON (over 5 billion euros) in various environmental initiatives by 2030. This also includes reusing "electronic waste", process gases - a by -product of semiconductor production - and reducing pollutant emissions and saving water. The number does not yet include the costs for the stronger use of renewable energies, it said.
Greenpeace described the Samsung plans as a "strong signal for the transition to clean energy". But the target year 2050 was too late, the climate activist Yeon Ho Yang was quoted by Greenpeace in East Asia. As a result, Samsung stands behind other large technology companies such as Apple, Microsoft and Google. Samsung himself admitted that there were problems to get energy from renewable sources in South Korea. (dpa)
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Ukraine’s recent victories expose even more systemic failures.Ukraine’s lightning strike operation in Kharkiv oblast demonstrated the Ukrainian military’s ability to take advantage of those deficiencies to recapture not just territory, but strategically important transport and resupply hubs for the Russian military’s eastern front. Although the war is far from over, and Russia still controls around 20 percent of Ukraine’s territory, the Kharkiv operation provided a strategic and moral win for Ukraine, and revealed a Russian military seemingly unable — or unwilling — to learn from its previous errors.