10 rivers causing 95 pct of ocean plastic pollution | Newshub

New environmental research shows up to 95 percent of the plastic pollution in the world’s oceans comes from just 10 rivers.

Google uncovers Russian-bought ads on YouTube, Gmail and other platforms | National Post

Google previously downplayed the problem of Russian meddling on its platforms. Last month, Google spokeswoman Andrea Faville told The Washington Post that the company is “always monitoring for abuse or violations of our policies and we’ve seen no evidence this type of ad campaign was run on our platforms.”

U.S. House Votes to Block Climate Rules, Using Critical Budget Bill | InsideClimate News

Lawmakers voted to block funding for enforcement of two Obama-era climate change rules, one involving methane from the oil and gas industry. .

Paris climate deal: US denies it will stay in accord – BBC News

The US has insisted it will leave the Paris climate accord, despite reports that it may be softening its stance.
Officials who met a White House representative on Saturday said afterwards the US would either stay in the 2015 accord or change its approach.

Living in China Takes 3½ Years Off Your Life – WSJ

“Particulate matter is the greatest environmental risk to human health around the world, and most of the damages are occurring in China and India,” said Michael Greenstone, Energy Policy Institute’s director.

Trump Administration Won’t Withdraw from Paris Climate Deal – WSJ

Trump administration officials said Saturday the U.S. wouldn’t pull out of the Paris Agreement, offering to re-engage in the international deal to fight climate change, according to the European Union’s top energy official. .

Bitcoin ‘won’t end well’: Wall St titan Jamie Dimon says he’ll fire anyone trading virtual currency because it’s a ‘fraud’ | Financial Post

JPMorgan Chase & Co. Chief Executive Officer Jamie Dimon said he would fire any employee trading bitcoin for being “stupid.

China to Ban Sale of Fossil Fuel Cars in Electric Vehicle Push – Bloomberg

China will set a deadline for automakers to end sales of fossil-fuel powered vehicles, a move aimed at pushing companies to speed efforts in developing electric vehicles for the world’s biggest auto market.

Justin Trudeau condemns North Korean missile testing, asks UN to step in | CTV News

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has condemned North Korea’s latest nuclear weapon testing and is urging the United Nations to take further steps to contain the country’s nuclear proliferation efforts.
North Korea’s nuclear test and “aggressive” missile testing program “represents a clear and present threat to the safety and security of its neighbours and the international community,” Trudeau said in a statement released Sunday.

Pentagon chief lets transgender troops remain in service – Channel NewsAsia

US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis said Tuesday (Aug 29) that transgender troops would continue to serve in the military while he studies an order by President Donald Trump banning them from US forces.

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