In just six short months since instituting a ban, the city has eliminated the use of plastic bags by more than 90%, a total of roughly half a million bags every day.
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Initially launched in 2008 by the Brazilian government, in recent years the Fund has been effectively frozen by the country’s far-right president Jair Bolsanaro.
The study found that after ten years 80% of patients were still alive. Typically, only roughly 50% of people in similar conditions would be expected to survive over that span.
Canada’s First Nations and Inuit have set aside over 50 million acres of land and ocean for conservation
These massive conservation efforts will not only serve to preserve ancestral Indigenous lands and ways of life, but ecosystems that promote biodiversity, help sequester carbon, and keep polluting resources out of the air.
The city intends to start work on the 43.3-gigawatt (GW) offshore wind farm on the Taiwan Strait before 2025, according to the city’s five-year plan.
This precipitous drop – likely a result of concerted investments in sanitation, nutrition, education, electricity, and more – means that now only 16% of Indians are experiencing poverty compared to over 50% in 2005.
Protesters have gathered in cities around the world in a show of solidarity with women in Iran who have been bravely protesting the death of Mahsa Amini, who had been detained by the country’s morality police.
The treaty, supported by the Vatican and the World Health Organization, has so far been backed by more than 65 cities and governments internationally.
The five-year overall survival rate has increased from 49% to 70% since the 1970s. Because of this improved rate of survival, an estimated 3.5 million lives have been saved since 1991.
Some 5.2% of children were in poverty last year, down from 9.7% the year before, thanks mainly to a one-year enhancement of the enhanced child tax credit.