first_img Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 SRIT partners with Simbo.ai to provide voice-enabled patient care Share Comments (0) The partnership aims at transforming doctor-patient engagement and facilitate seamless Electronic Medical Records in less than 30 secondsSimbo.ai has partnered with SRIT to augment the latter’s eHealth and mhealth solutions and enable them to deliver voice-based Electronic Medical Records (EMRs) documentation.A flagship product of Simbo.ai – SimboAlpha – is a cloud-based application programming interface (API) platform. It is based on Artificial Neural Networks and is trained on over 10 million recordings, supporting native and all Indian-English accents.Trained on international and Indian clinical terms, SimboAlpha’s prescription digitisation is highly accurate even in noisy environments, with 2.58 per cent Word Error Rate (WER) and 3.16 per cent Sentence Error Rate.“We have integrated our solution with Simbo.ai as our AI partner for voice-enabled care. We have offered the application to some of our customers and buoyant of their feedback, we have plans to extend the synergy to all our clients as an integrated offering. This paces up our vision of automating and easing clinician-led care,” said Dr Madhu Nambiar, Chairman and MD, SRIT.Adding to it, Baljit Singh, Co-founder and CEO, Simbo.ai, said, “SRIT will be taking SimboAlpha across India and other geographies providing us an opportunity to serve clinicians and patients and thus will enrich our Made-in-India product. SimboAlpha’s transformative technology will enable the healthcare stakeholders to disrupt the way clinicians approach patient documentation.”Simbo uses in-house speech-to-text engine and advanced clinical NLU trained from over 10 million audio recordings. It is available as a cloud-based API so that it can plug in into any existing Healthcare Information System (HIS) or EMR software system.SimboAlpha is designed to be compatible with both generic and speciality-specific EHR/HIS systems. As a smart digital assistant, SimboAlpha is aimed at freeing doctors from time-consuming EHR data entry and improving their interactions with patients. WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” Related Posts The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story Add Comment Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha By EH News Bureau on May 18, 2021 electronic medical recordsEMRsSimbo.aiSRITvoice-enabled patient care Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” Healthcare IT News Read Article Adoption of AI/ML can disrupt healthcare serviceslast_img read more

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first_imgAdvertisements RelatedDuty Free List to be Expanded RelatedDuty Free List to be Expanded FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Cabinet has approved amendments to the Duty Free Shopping Act, thereby allowing for the expansion of the duty free list and allowing incoming passengers to purchase items duty free.This was disclosed by Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett during his contribution to the 2010/11 Budget Debate, in the House of Representatives on April 14.He also informed that the sales tax has been reduced from 10.5 per cent to 6 per cent, while the Customs User Fee (CUF) and Environment Levy has also been removed.Mr. Bartlett stated that Cabinet has approved amendments to the Travel Agency Act, so as to improve the framework within which the industry operates, and ensure that they function in keeping with current international operating trends.“This was done after broad consultation with the Jamaica Association of Travel Agents (JATA). The Ministry will continue to monitor the operations of registered travel agencies under the current Travel Agency Act and will publish the list of registered and closed agencies,” Mr. Bartlett said.Meanwhile, the Tourism Minister noted that the Ministry is continuing dialogue within the sector to review the Tourist Board Act, so as to ensure that its input and recommendations are incorporated in the revised Act.“The revised Act, which will cover all the sub-sectors of the industry, is expected to be submitted to Cabinet for approval in the final quarter of the current financial year,” Mr. Bartlett said.center_img Duty Free List to be Expanded TourismApril 17, 2010 RelatedDuty Free List to be Expandedlast_img read more

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first_img Google+ Student in North, with connections in Downings dies from suspected meningitis By News Highland – September 27, 2010 WhatsApp Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Twitter Pinterest Facebook News A student in the North has died from suspected meningitis.The teenager had just finished his first week at the University of Ulster in Jordanstown when he became ill.He was from Ballycastle in County Antrim and those who’ve been in close contact with him are receiving anti-biotics.The young mans family had close connections with Downings and he himself attended the GAA summer camp there every year.Fellow student Lauren Arlow says it’s a devastating tragedy:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/student.wav[/podcast] Pregnant women can receive Covid vaccine at LYIT’s vaccination centre Previous articleWest Tyrone MP Pat Doherty tells RAAD to go away and stay awayNext articleMcDaid Developers Ltd owe Bank of Ireland £36 million News Highland center_img Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Twitter 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North WhatsApp Lárionad Acmhainní Nádúrtha CTR to take part in new research project Google+ LUH still not ready to restore IT systemslast_img read more

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first_imgRich Rolen via ABCNews.com(ALLENTOWN, Pa.) — Three men died after a car exploded late Saturday in Allentown, Pennsylvania, authorities said.The suspect was likely among those killed in the blast, Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin said at a Sunday news conference.Philadelphia ABC station WPVI-TV reported the blast, which took place about 9:30 p.m., shook windows of houses in the neighborhood.Photos of the scene showed debris from the car strewn across the block.It is not clear how or why the explosion happened.Authorities called the explosion an isolated incident and said there is no further threat to the public.The FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) are among the agencies at the scene.Authorities are looking to speak to all witnesses. The FBI urges anyone with information to call investigators at 215-418-4000.Autopsies will be performed Monday, said Lehigh County Coroner Scott Grim.The Red Cross tweeted it had set up a temporary shelter in the area.The area surrounding the explosion has been cordoned off by authorities for blocks.Allentown is located in eastern Pennsylvania, about 60 miles northwest of Philadelphia.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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first_img January 15, 2017 Gary Blankenship Senior Editor Regular News Bar board puts a wrap on Vision 2016 Senior Editor The Bar Board of Governors has acted on the last recommendations from the Vision 2016 commission, including reaffirming that nonlawyers should not own law firms in Florida and considering a liaison representing law schools on the board. The board voted on the final 11 proposals — most of which were to accept commission recommendations not to act on various issues — at its December meeting in Clearwater. Over the past year or so, the board has considered several recommendations from Vision 2016 and its four subgroups. Most notably it approved a suggestion, since adopted by the Supreme Court, to raise the Bar’s CLE requirement from 30 to 33 hours each three years with the extra three credits devoted to technology issues. Related to that issue, the board created a board-level Technology Committee and also a Standing Committee on Technology. The board unanimously rejected a suggestion by the Vision 2016 subgroup on Bar Admissions to establish reciprocity with other states after Bar members expressed overwhelming opposition to that idea. Vision 2016 was “a concept to study the future of the practice of law in Florida and was transformed into action,” said board member Jay Cohen, who served as administrator of the commission. He noted the commission had four subgroups: legal education, bar admissions, technology, and access to legal services. “The study and recommendations were met with appreciation in some ways and in other ways were absolutely disdained,” he added. “It engaged our Bar in consideration of the practice of law today and in the future.” The remaining items acted on by the board in December were lower profile, and the board’s action was necessary to wind up the commission’s work. Two were referred to the board’s Program Evaluation Committee for further study. One item is having a permanent body, perhaps through revamping the Student Education and Admissions to the Bar Committee, to work with the board on legal education matters. The second is to have a law school position on the board. The board already has nonvoting ex-officio members representing government lawyers, the Cuban American Bar Association, the Florida Association for Women Lawyers, the Tampa Hispanic Bar Association, and the Virgil Hawkins Florida Chapter of the National Bar Association. On all remaining matters, the board endorsed Vision 2016’s recommendation not to take any action. Those matters included the so-called “Katrina rule,” which would allow out-of-state lawyers to temporarily open offices in Florida to serve their home-state clients following a natural disaster, allowing lawyers licensed in other countries to practice pro hac vice in Florida, and adopting additional rules relating to conflicts, fees, and training for lawyers who have limited-scope representation contracts with clients. On the latter issue, the commission concluded existing Bar rules are sufficient. Aside from those issues, the board, at a different part of the meeting, acted on two other recommendations that stemmed from Vision 2016: approving a rule to allow lawyer spouses of military personnel stationed in Florida to practice in the state under certain conditions and asking the Professional Ethics Committee to prepare an ethics opinion on Bar members splitting fees with out-of-state lawyers who may work for law firms with nonlawyer owners. Earlier recommendations from Vision 2016 include: • Limiting the number of subjects covered on the bar exam to allow law students to focus more on practical experiences, such as working in legal clinics. The Florida Board of Bar Examiners has formed a committee to conduct a review of subjects tested on the bar exam. • Approving a rule amendment allowing foreign lawyers to be certified as Authorized House Counsel. • Preparing and completing an e-etiquette handbook now on the Bar’s website. • Having a Florida Bar Journal issue devoted to technology, which was done in January 2016. Additionally, Vision 2016 stimulated a larger discussion on how the legal profession would deal with a changing legal marketplace, being transformed by technology and companies that seek to sell legal forms to consumers and also link consumers with lawyers for certain legal problems. Bar board puts a wrap on Vision 2016last_img read more

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first_imgThe Calibration Education Hub provides users with improved click-through access to more than 500 free Fluke Calibration educational resources including applications notes, blog posts, webinars and videos.The hub is organised into three sections in order to help users. The different sections of the site are:1) Popular or New: This section helps users quickly zero in on compelling content. It lists the best new and top content, selected according to the frequency of pageviews by asset type.2) The Basics: This section is designed to help beginners at any level with links to more than 100 free, basic calibration educations resources organised by calibration discipline.3) All Resources: This section provides navigation to more than 500 educational resources, organised by calibration discipline.Commenting on the webpage launch, Jeff Gust, Chief Corporate Metrologist at Fluke Calibration, said, “We are seeing a de-skilling of the metrology and calibration workforce.”“The primary concern of some of our customer metrologists and calibration laboratory managers is the training of new people. And now there seems to be increased interest in learning as some people have more time on their hands for education during the business slow-down caused by the pandemic.”“In response, we assembled and designed the education hub to help.”last_img read more

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first_imgThe first half of the year proved to be fairly strong, but this was followed by a slowdown in growth during the third quarter.The volume of conventional and breakbulk freight rose strongly, with 16.0 percent more being loaded and unloaded from January to September than in the same period last year. Wheeled heavy lift items helped ro-ro expansion of 11.3 percent, to 3.0 million tonnes.Meanwhile, the Antwerp port authority and Brussels-based chemical multinational Solvay have signed a declaration of intent to build the first biomass power station in the port of Antwerp, creating potential business for heavy lift and project forwarders operating in the oil and gas generating industry.The power station will have a capacity of 200 to 400 MW, enough for a significant part of the power requirements of port industry to be supplied from renewable sources. This represents the power consumption of 500,000 to one million households.Both parties will set up a special company to map out the main outlines of the project in collaboration with a partner who has yet to be found.last_img read more

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first_imgBiodiversity, Biodiversity Crisis, Biodiversity Offsets, Climate Change, Conservation, Deforestation, Endangered Species, Forests, Pope, Tropical Deforestation, Wildlife On a visit to Madagascar this weekend, Pope Francis denounced the “excessive” forest loss in the country.He was speaking at the presidential palace, during a courtesy call to President Andry Rajoelina.The pope also visited Mozambique before arriving in Madagascar, where he addressed the ecological disaster faced by the African nation after it was hit by two back-to-back cyclones this year.His seven-day tour which includes a day trip to Mauritius on Monday comes to a close on Tuesday. With three shovelfuls of soil in service of a baobab plant, Pope Francis underlined a central message of his trip to Madagascar: protection of the island nation’s natural riches is vital for the country and for the preservation of the “common home.”The pontiff, who is on a seven-day visit to Mozambique, Madagascar and Mauritius, landed in Madagascar on Friday evening and met with President Andry Rajoelina on Saturday morning at the presidential palace in Antananarivo, where the tree-planting ceremony was held.“Your lovely island of Madagascar is rich in plant and animal biodiversity, yet this treasure is especially threatened by excessive deforestation, from which some profit,” Pope Francis said addressing a gathering that included senior officials, diplomats and members of civil society. “The deterioration of that biodiversity compromises the future of the country and of the earth, our common home.”Pope Francis planting a baobab tree at the presidential palace in Antananarivo, Madagascar as President Andry Rajoelina looks on. Image Courtesy: Foto ©Vatican MediaIn doing so, he echoed concerns laid out in his widely cited 2015 encyclical Laudato Si’, which called on the faithful to act as stewards of the planet. The document, issued in the third year of his papacy, also notably addressed the issue of human-induced climate change.The visit of the head of the Roman Catholic Church was eagerly anticipated in Madagascar, where 35 percent of people identify as Catholic, according to the Vatican, including President Rajoelina. Nearly a million people showed up for the mass held on Sunday. “People here see it as inspirational for the pope to come all the way to Madagascar,” said James Hazen, the acting country representative for the NGO Catholic Relief Services. “Of all the places he can go, he chose to come here.” The last pope to visit Madagascar was the late John Paul II, 30 years ago.The motto for this papal trip was “Sower of Peace and Hope,” and the logo prominently featured Madagascar’s iconic baobab trees, towering, thick-trunked trees belonging to the genus Adansonia, and the traveler’s palm, Ravenala madagascariensis. Clovis Razafimalala, a Malagasy activist who heads Lampogno, an organization that fights illegal rosewood trafficking, said he was happy that the pope had weighed in on issues he had long advocated for. “He talked about the environment, corruption and human rights. The message was well-received,” Razafimalala said.Grandidier’s baobabs (Adansonia grandidieri) an iconic tree species of Madagascar. Image by Rhett A. ButlerVarious Catholic organizations in Madagascar already do humanitarian work and advocacy on  environmental issues, but the 2015 encyclical pushed them further in that direction.  There was also a move toward making dioceses go green. “They commit to educate people to take care of their environments. They do a lot of advocacy in order to put into practice the appeal of the pope in his encyclical Laudato si’,” Fulgence Ratsimbazafy, a Jesuit priest in Madagascar, said of the dioceses. “Let us not forget that the message of salvation has also to do with ecology that is a true and right reconciliation with God, with one another, and with our environment.”Hazen said the Rajoelina government’s big announcements regarding reforestation meant authorities in Madagascar were receptive to these ideas. Razafimalala, however, said he was not convinced the country’s leaders had absorbed the import of the pope’s words.Rajoelina vowed during his address on Saturday to alleviate poverty in his country, but did not address the environmental challenges facing Madagascar directly. “In this place on this day, I confirm my will and my engagement to repair and rebuild Madagascar,” he said. “I will pay attention to the weakest and the lowest. I will pay attention to justice and to equality, love and hope.”The pope recognized the difficulties for a nation where so many people suffer from deep deprivations; almost three-quarters of the population in Madagascar lives below the poverty line. “It is also true, however, that, for the people concerned, a number of activities harmful to the environment at present ensure their survival,” the pope said. “So it is important to create jobs and activities that generate income, while protecting the environment and helping people to emerge from poverty.”Pope Francis also got a firsthand look at opportunities created by the church for the poor, during his tour of the Akamasoa project located on the outskirts of Antananarivo. Pedro Pablo Opeka, a Catholic priest who, like Francis, hails from Argentina, has worked in Madagascar for more than four decades. He founded the Akamasoa association to reclaim a sprawling garbage dump near the capital. The association has also helped rehabilitate more than 20,000 people who worked in deplorable conditions there.The need to address environmental challenges has been a recurrent theme of the pope’s tour of the three Indian Ocean countries. Prior to coming to Madagascar, Francis visited Mozambique, where he spoke of the devastation wrought by two consecutive hurricanes that pummeled the African nation this year: Idai in March and Kenneth in April. “Sadly, however, a few months ago you suffered the collision of two cyclones, and saw the consequences of the ecological disaster that we are experiencing,” he said.He went on to emphasize the role that youth have to play in the campaign to tackle the ills plaguing Earth. “Many people, including a great number of young people, have already taken up the pressing challenge of protecting our common home,” he said. “I am convinced that you can be the agents of this much-needed change: protecting our common home, a home that belongs to all and is meant for all.”After spending Monday in Mauritius, the pope will fly back to the Vatican from Madagascar on Tuesday morning.Banner Image: Pope Francis in an undated file photo. Courtesy: Wikimedia CommonsMalavika Vyawahare is the Madagascar staff writer for Mongabay. Find her on Twitter: @MalavikaVyFEEDBACK: Use this form to send a message to the author of this post. If you want to post a public comment, you can do that at the bottom of the page. Popular in the CommunitySponsoredSponsoredOrangutan found tortured and decapitated prompts Indonesia probeEMGIES17 Jan, 2018We will never know the full extent of what this poor Orangutan went through before he died, the same must be done to this evil perpetrator(s) they don’t deserve the air that they breathe this has truly upset me and I wonder for the future for these wonderful creatures. So called ‘Mankind’ has a lot to answer for we are the only ones ruining this world I prefer animals to humans any day of the week.What makes community ecotourism succeed? In Madagascar, location, location, locationScissors1dOther countries should also learn and try to incorporateWhy you should care about the current wave of mass extinctions (commentary)Processor1 DecAfter all, there is no infinite anything in the whole galaxy!Infinite stupidity, right here on earth.The wildlife trade threatens people and animals alike (commentary)Anchor3dUnfortunately I feel The Chinese have no compassion for any living animal. They are a cruel country that as we knowneatbeverything that moves and do not humanily kill these poor animals and insects. They have no health and safety on their markets and they then contract these diseases. Maybe its karma maybe they should look at the way they live and stop using animals for all there so called remedies. DisgustingConservationists welcome China’s wildlife trade banThobolo27 JanChina has consistently been the worlds worst, “ Face of Evil “ in regards our planets flora and fauna survival. In some ways, this is nature trying to fight back. This ban is great, but the rest of the world just cannot allow it to be temporary, because history has demonstrated that once this coronavirus passes, they will in all likelihood, simply revert to been the planets worst Ecco Terrorists. Let’s simply not allow this to happen! How and why they have been able to degrade this planets iconic species, rape the planets rivers, oceans and forests, with apparent impunity, is just mind boggling! Please no more.Probing rural poachers in Africa: Why do they poach?Carrot3dOne day I feel like animals will be more scarce, and I agree with one of my friends, they said that poaching will take over the world, but I also hope notUpset about Amazon fires last year? Focus on deforestation this year (commentary)Bullhorn4dLies and more leisSponsoredSponsoredCoke is again the biggest culprit behind plastic waste in the PhilippinesGrapes7 NovOnce again the article blames companies for the actions of individuals. It is individuals that buy these products, it is individuals that dispose of them improperly. If we want to change it, we have to change, not just create bad guys to blame.Brazilian response to Bolsonaro policies and Amazon fires growsCar4 SepThank you for this excellent report. I feel overwhelmed by the ecocidal intent of the Bolsonaro government in the name of ‘developing’ their ‘God-given’ resources.U.S. allocates first of $30M in grants for forest conservation in SumatraPlanet4dcarrot hella thick ;)Melting Arctic sea ice may be altering winds, weather at equator: studyleftylarry30 JanThe Arctic sea ice seems to be recovering this winter as per the last 10-12 years, good news.Malaysia has the world’s highest deforestation rate, reveals Google forest mapBone27 Sep, 2018Who you’re trying to fool with selective data revelation?You can’t hide the truth if you show historical deforestation for all countries, especially in Europe from 1800s to this day. WorldBank has a good wholesome data on this.Mass tree planting along India’s Cauvery River has scientists worriedSurendra Nekkanti23 JanHi Mongabay. Good effort trying to be objective in this article. I would like to give a constructive feedback which could help in clearing things up.1. It is mentioned that planting trees in village common lands will have negative affects socially and ecologically. There is no need to even have to agree or disagree with it, because, you also mentioned the fact that Cauvery Calling aims to plant trees only in the private lands of the farmers. So, plantation in the common lands doesn’t come into the picture.2.I don’t see that the ecologists are totally against this project, but just they they have some concerns, mainly in terms of what species of trees will be planted. And because there was no direct communication between the ecologists and Isha Foundation, it was not possible for them to address the concerns. As you seem to have spoken with an Isha spokesperson, if you could connect the concerned parties, it would be great, because I see that the ecologists are genuinely interested in making sure things are done the right way.May we all come together and make things happen.Rare Amazon bush dogs caught on camera in BoliviaCarrot1 Feba very good iniciative to be fallowed by the ranchers all overSponsoredcenter_img Article published by malavikavyawaharelast_img read more

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first_imgArticle published by Willie Shubert Climate Activism, Climate Change, Climate Justice, Climate Politics, Human Rights, United Nations Youth activists taking part in the global climate strike have underscored the urgency of taking meaningful action to mitigate the environmental and humanitarian disasters posed by the climate crisis.Many low-lying territories in Asia and the Pacific are already struggling with rising sea levels, posing a major challenge for governments dealing with unprecedented levels of internal displacement.The activists have also filed a petition with the U.N. Human Rights Commission, seeking to hold polluters accountable for the human rights violations arising from the climate crisis.They also want to countries like the Philippines, one of those considered most vulnerable to climate change impacts, to fight harder for justice from richer, more polluting countries. NEW YORK CITY — Climate change continues to pose an existential threat to many low-lying Asian and the Pacific island countries, with rising seas putting people’s lives, livelihoods, environment and culture at risk. At a more extreme level, some communities are already being relocated because of rising oceans, making movements across borders a worrisome reality of the future for many people, especially the young generation.“Our existence is at stake. The consequences of a burning planet is coming and is already felt in many parts of the world by our people,” said Lavetanalagi Seru, coordinator of the Fiji-based Alliance for Future Generations. “We are on a suicidal [course] and we need to act courageously, urgently and boldly. And that human rights should underpin the actions we take.”Seru was among thousands of protesters, many of them youths like himself, gathered in New York on Sept. 20 for a global climate strike to highlight the urgency of tackling climate change. Having arrived from his village in Fiji, Seru brought the dire message that some islands have already been submerged completely and that more people will be forced to move in the coming years, which will pose a massive challenge for regional governments in terms of dealing with internal displacement.“Young people have certainly realized the gravity of the climate catastrophe, and the possibility of inheriting an inhabitable planet. We share our frustrations of the lack of political will and climate inaction from our leaders and from our governments. Let us rise to the challenge … or we shall be judged by a jury that is yet to be born,” he said.In 2016 Hurricane Winston, a category 5 storm, battered this school in Tailevu Province, Fiji. Image by Australian Department of Foreign Affairs via Flickr.At the protest in New York, one of a series that took place in 150 cities around the world that same day, the young protesters chanted “this is what democracy looks like” and “climate justice now.” Children and adults alike carried banners and placards as they marched in unison along the streets of New York. The mass protest evolved from a solitary show of defiance by Swedish student Greta Thunberg  two years ago, and hit a high this week ahead of the United Nations climate summit in New York.“We are yet not done. We are just getting started,” said Alexandria Villaseñor, co-founder of US Youth Climate Strike. “For the past year, the youth has become the moral voice on the climate crisis, urging adults and world leaders to listen to scientists and take action for as long as it takes. The future of our generation and all humanity is at stake. And we will not stop until we will have one.”In October last year, the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCCC) released a stark warning that the world needs to make a rapid and deep cut in greenhouse gas emissions to hold global warming to a maximum of 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7 degrees Fahrenheit) over the pre-industrial baseline.Villaseñor said young people were demanding that world leaders and governments attending the U.N. climate summit respond to their pleas to stop all fossil fuel infrastructure projects globally and transition to a 100 percent renewable energy economy. They are also demanding that polluters be held accountable for the damage they are causing to the planet.“We are expecting world leaders to take bold climate action in order to give us the stable climate system that is our right as young people and as the generation that will be affected by the climate crisis,” Villaseñor said. “If our demands are not met at the U.N. Climate Summit, we are coming back again, larger and fiercer each time.”Speaking before more than 250,000 people who joined the march in New York, Thunberg said young people will spearhead the pressure on governments to address the public demands to address the climate crisis.“This is an emergency. Our house is on fire,” she told the crowd at Battery Park in Manhattan. “It is not just the young people’s house. We all live here and it affects all of us. We will not just stand aside and watch.”Demonstrators at the New York City Climate Strike in September 2019. Image by Imelda Abano for Mongabay.NGO supportVarious environmental and human rights organizations have also supported the youth-led massive march for climate action.Naderev “Yeb” Saño, executive director of Greenpeace Southeast Asia, called the climate strike a demonstration of the collective indignation of peoples and movements around the world, buoyed by fresh energy from the world’s children and youths clamoring for climate justice and ambitious action.“The strikes represent the will of the people,” he said, “and as we lose faith in our political and business leaders, we gain hope and inspiration that the people will rise up and make another world possible, and we will be unstoppable.”Saño cited the example of the Philippines, which this past week filed a petition with the U.N. Commission on Human Rights to hold big polluters accountable for the human rights implications of the climate crisis. He said the final memorandum filed with the commission summarizes the scientific and legal evidence about how carbon majors have contributed significantly to climate change and human rights impacts.“It will show how the fossil fuel industry misled and deceived the public on the science and the climate harms these have caused and continue to cause the Filipinos,” Saño added.Leon Dulce, national coordinator of the Kalikasan People’s Network for the Environment, a Philippine NGO, said the lack of political will from governments to address climate change is bizarre.“Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, for instance, must immediately declare a ‘climate emergency’ that would expedite a comprehensive climate adaptation and resiliency package that will subsidize our farmers, workers and marginalized communities for long-term ecosystems protection and restoration, disaster risk reduction, and economic and social protection,” Dulce said.He added such a declaration must also lay out a master plan for a just transition toward renewable energy and national industrialization based on people’s needs, as well as put in place a mechanism for international advocacy to call on top climate-polluting countries and corporations to commit to deep and drastic emissions cuts and adaptation fund pledges.“As a consistently top climate-vulnerable nation, the Philippine government is not doing enough to keep us afloat in the deluge of climate crisis,” Dulce said.Philip Alston, co-chair of New York University’s Center for Human Rights and Global Justice, said “human rights will be rendered increasingly meaningless unless we act immediately.”“Climate change has been called a ‘false alarm’ but it is an alarm that will end up killing many of our children, and at least some of us,” Alston said. “The future disasters flowing from climate change are moving from possibilities to certainties.”This story is part of Covering Climate Now, a global collaboration of more than 300 news outlets worldwide to strengthen coverage of the climate story.center_img Popular in the CommunitySponsoredSponsoredOrangutan found tortured and decapitated prompts Indonesia probeEMGIES17 Jan, 2018We will never know the full extent of what this poor Orangutan went through before he died, the same must be done to this evil perpetrator(s) they don’t deserve the air that they breathe this has truly upset me and I wonder for the future for these wonderful creatures. So called ‘Mankind’ has a lot to answer for we are the only ones ruining this world I prefer animals to humans any day of the week.What makes community ecotourism succeed? In Madagascar, location, location, locationScissors1dOther countries should also learn and try to incorporateWhy you should care about the current wave of mass extinctions (commentary)Processor1 DecAfter all, there is no infinite anything in the whole galaxy!Infinite stupidity, right here on earth.The wildlife trade threatens people and animals alike (commentary)Anchor3dUnfortunately I feel The Chinese have no compassion for any living animal. They are a cruel country that as we knowneatbeverything that moves and do not humanily kill these poor animals and insects. They have no health and safety on their markets and they then contract these diseases. Maybe its karma maybe they should look at the way they live and stop using animals for all there so called remedies. DisgustingConservationists welcome China’s wildlife trade banThobolo27 JanChina has consistently been the worlds worst, “ Face of Evil “ in regards our planets flora and fauna survival. In some ways, this is nature trying to fight back. This ban is great, but the rest of the world just cannot allow it to be temporary, because history has demonstrated that once this coronavirus passes, they will in all likelihood, simply revert to been the planets worst Ecco Terrorists. Let’s simply not allow this to happen! How and why they have been able to degrade this planets iconic species, rape the planets rivers, oceans and forests, with apparent impunity, is just mind boggling! Please no more.Probing rural poachers in Africa: Why do they poach?Carrot3dOne day I feel like animals will be more scarce, and I agree with one of my friends, they said that poaching will take over the world, but I also hope notUpset about Amazon fires last year? Focus on deforestation this year (commentary)Bullhorn4dLies and more leisSponsoredSponsoredCoke is again the biggest culprit behind plastic waste in the PhilippinesGrapes7 NovOnce again the article blames companies for the actions of individuals. It is individuals that buy these products, it is individuals that dispose of them improperly. If we want to change it, we have to change, not just create bad guys to blame.Brazilian response to Bolsonaro policies and Amazon fires growsCar4 SepThank you for this excellent report. I feel overwhelmed by the ecocidal intent of the Bolsonaro government in the name of ‘developing’ their ‘God-given’ resources.U.S. allocates first of $30M in grants for forest conservation in SumatraPlanet4dcarrot hella thick ;)Melting Arctic sea ice may be altering winds, weather at equator: studyleftylarry30 JanThe Arctic sea ice seems to be recovering this winter as per the last 10-12 years, good news.Malaysia has the world’s highest deforestation rate, reveals Google forest mapBone27 Sep, 2018Who you’re trying to fool with selective data revelation?You can’t hide the truth if you show historical deforestation for all countries, especially in Europe from 1800s to this day. WorldBank has a good wholesome data on this.Mass tree planting along India’s Cauvery River has scientists worriedSurendra Nekkanti23 JanHi Mongabay. Good effort trying to be objective in this article. I would like to give a constructive feedback which could help in clearing things up.1. It is mentioned that planting trees in village common lands will have negative affects socially and ecologically. There is no need to even have to agree or disagree with it, because, you also mentioned the fact that Cauvery Calling aims to plant trees only in the private lands of the farmers. So, plantation in the common lands doesn’t come into the picture.2.I don’t see that the ecologists are totally against this project, but just they they have some concerns, mainly in terms of what species of trees will be planted. And because there was no direct communication between the ecologists and Isha Foundation, it was not possible for them to address the concerns. As you seem to have spoken with an Isha spokesperson, if you could connect the concerned parties, it would be great, because I see that the ecologists are genuinely interested in making sure things are done the right way.May we all come together and make things happen.Rare Amazon bush dogs caught on camera in BoliviaCarrot1 Feba very good iniciative to be fallowed by the ranchers all overSponsoredlast_img read more

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