November 25, 2020

Anti-stigma campaign ‘Let’s Talk About Dementia’ marks beginning of World Alzheimer’s Month in the Americas

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ADI and PAHO launch ‘Let’s Talk About Dementia campaign’ in the Americas to address stigma and to encourage conversations around dementia Every 3 seconds someone in the world develops dementia Around 10 million people living with dementia live in the Americas Dementia became a $US1 trillion-dollar a year disease in 2018 Washington D.C., 1 September […]

Bridgeport, Connecticut, passes wild animal circus ban

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From AD-International Animal Defenders International (ADI) applauds the city of Bridgeport, Connecticut, whose City Council last night unanimously voted to ban wild and exotic animal circus acts. The second city in the state, after Stamford, to pass such a ban, the ruling is especially significant because Bridgeport is where PT Barnum lived, was mayor, and […]

Tests show Monsanto weed killer in Cheerios, other popular foods

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By Carey Gillam From Huffington Post Independent testing on an array of popular American food products found many samples contained residue levels of the weed killer called glyphosate, leading the nonprofit organization behind the testing to call for corporate and regulatory action to address consumer safety concerns. The herbicide residues were found in cookies, crackers, […]

Rio de Janeiro begins levying tax on production of oil and gas

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By Godofredo Mendes Vianna Contributed by Kincaid | Mendes Vianna Advogados From Independent Law Office Energy & Natural Resources Brazil As of May 2016 Rio de Janeiro has begun to levy a new state environmental control and inspection tax on the control, monitoring and supervision of research, mining, exploration and production of oil and gas […]