International

"Minamata Convention on Mercury Enters into Force"

"The world’s first treaty to protect the environment and human health in nearly a decade, the Minamata Convention on Mercury, enters into force today, committing its 74 Parties, including the United States, to reducing the risks to human health and the environment from the harmful release of mercury and mercury compounds."

Source: ENS, 08/17/2017

Suniva, Seeking Tariffs on Foreign Solar Panels, Faces Tough Questions

"At a federal hearing Tuesday to decide whether domestic makers of solar panels need tariff protection from imports, members of the U.S. International Trade Commission focused much of their questioning on why these companies had failed as the overall solar market was booming."

Source: InsideClimate News, 08/17/2017

Islamic State, Climate Change Seen as World’s Greatest Threats: Poll

"Climate change is essentially tied with the Islamic State as the most-feared security threat across much of the world — except in the United States, where cyberattacks are considered a greater danger than global warming, according to a Pew Research Center report released on Tuesday."

Source: NY Times, 08/03/2017

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