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09.01.2021 Source: Wired https://www.wired.com/story/fight-to-define-when-ai-is-high-risk/ By Khari Johnson Everyone from tech companies to churches wants a say in how the EU regulates AI that could harm people. PEOPLE SHOULD NOT be slaves to machines, a coalition of evangelical church congregations from more than 30 countries preached to leaders of the European Union earlier this summer. The European...
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In the US, satellite activity is regulated by the Federal Communications Commission. Starlink Train, Photo by Forest Katsch on Unsplash 28 August 2021 There are no binding international laws or regulations in place to protect the night sky. Does the FCC’s lack of review of commercial mega constellations satellite projects violate the National Environmental Policy...
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https://twitter.com/spacegovuk/status/1415970780161187840?s=20 Harriet Brettle, Posted on:16 July 2021 – Categories: Space surveillance and tracking As space becomes busier and critical orbits become increasingly crowded, there is a pressing need to ensure the safe and sustainable use of the outer space environment. At the recent G7 summit in Cornwall, G7 nations published a joint statement committing to the safe and sustainable use...
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The Turkish-led consortium has filed an appeal against the rejection of its powership emergency energy solution on environmental grounds. Meanwhile, the Green Scorpions recommend criminal charges arising from Karpowership’s earlier attempt to bypass environmental regulations Karpowership SA is not going down without a fight: on Tuesday it filed an eleventh-hour appeal against the government’s decision...
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IMPACT OF LIGHT POLLUTION ON DIFFERENT TAXA OF MIGRATORY SPECIES(Prepared by Ms. Laetitia Nunny on behalf of the CMS Secretariat) Extract 1.1.3 Biological impacts of light pollutionOrganisms have evolved under consistent light conditions with day and night, lunar cycles and seasonality (Seymoure, 2018). Natural light is used by wildlife as a resource and to gain...
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30-06-2021 Telecommunication networks use radio-frequency electromagnetic fields to enable wireless communication. These networks have evolved over time, and have been launched in successive generations. The fifth generation of telecommunication networks will operate at frequencies that were not commonly used in previous generations, changing the exposure of wildlife to these waves. This report reviews the literature...
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Nature EDITORIAL 29 June 2021 Nature 595, 7 (2021) doi: https://doi.org/10.1038/d41586-021-01735-z A low-carbon future rests on an essential, yet also problematic, technology. Lithium-ion rechargeable batteries — already widely used in laptops and smartphones — will be the beating heart of electric vehicles and much else. They are also needed to help power the world’s electric grids, because...
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Source: https://insite.ipwea.org/the-urgency-of-controlling-light-pollution/ Light pollution is defined as the inappropriate or excessive use of artificial light at night, and it is the fastest growing pollutant on the planet. Whilst astronomers lament the loss of stars, preventing over 80% of the world’s population from access to a natural sky, light pollution’s impacts are far more reaching. At...
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Climate Change, Environment and Health – Quick, accelerated, cost effective solutions to improve outcomes, reduce the risk of illness and injury, protect, promote, and advance the health of our Nation.  https://mailchi.mp/emfsa/solutions-climate-change-environment-health-ehs www.emfsa.co.za
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