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FDA Refuses To Ban Chemical Used In Rocket Fuel From Food Packaging

Though you’ve probably never heard of perchlorate, a quick look around your kitchen and pantry would reveal that this chemical — which is used in the production of rocket fuel — is everywhere. Perchlorate is utilized by the food industry in plastic packaging and food handling equipment for dry food to reduce the buildup of […]

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Coke And Pepsi Named The World’s Top Corporate Plastic Polluters

Coca-Cola and Pepsi have been named the most polluting brands in the world as part of a global audit of plastic waste conducted by the Break Free From Plastic movement, and the Intercept reports that Coke was far and away the biggest plastic polluter on the planet: “The giant soda company was responsible for more […]

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Peruvian Gold Mine Operating Without Permission Destroys Forest In Protected Region

Authorities with the regional forest authority of Huánuco, Peru, were inspecting a protected forest in the region recently when they discovered something that stunned them: A gold mine was operating in the area without the proper permits and had destroyed a large section of the forest, Mongabay reports: “When inspectors from Peru’s Technical Administration for […]

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Sludge From Sewage Treatment Plants Is Poisoning Dairy Products Across the U.S.

Art Schapp is a second-generation dairy farmer in New Mexico. And he recently had to dump 15,000 gallons of milk each and every day because it was contaminated with dangerous chemicals known as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, which are also known as PFAS. Eco Watch reports that PFAS are used for multiple purposes: Numbering in […]

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Ocean Cleaning Device Successfully Catches Plastic Waste In The Pacific

A floating device that vacuums up plastic waste from the ocean passed its first test recently when it successfully collected debris from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, CNN reports: “The Netherlands-based nonprofit the Ocean Cleanup says its latest prototype was able to capture and hold debris ranging in size from huge, abandoned fishing gear, known […]

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Psychotherapist Explains How Climate Crisis Is Affecting Children

As climate change continues to threaten our world and the future of humanity, not very many adults are thinking about how their inaction is affecting children. One psychotherapist decided to find out, and the results are heartbreaking. After all, it’s the children who are ultimately going to inherit the world that past generations are responsible […]

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Greta Thunberg Gets A Little Help With An Electric Car From Arnold Schwarzenegger

Swedish teenager and climate change activist Greta Thunberg arrived in the United States by sailing across the Atlantic in a zero-carbon boat. Now she is trying to travel around the country leaving as small a carbon footprint as possible. And she just got a little help from Arnold Schwarzenegger. Earlier this week, Thunberg made waves […]

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Plastic Cutlery Moves Into Top Ten List Of Trash Found On Beaches

As the world increasingly recognizes the plastics crisis facing our oceans, the Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup report reveals that plastic cutlery has rocketed into the top ten list of items found on beaches. Plastic is choking our world. 8 million metric tons of plastic waste ends up in the ocean every year and it’s […]

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KFC Is Now Experimenting With Meatless Fried Chicken In Partnership With Beyond Meat

Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) has been inspired to begin experimenting with a plant-based chicken product alternative to their famous fried chicken in partnership with Beyond Meat. The fake meat craze has swept the nation, especially since Burger King introduced the “Impossible Whopper” to customers earlier this year. It’s a product that shows great promise in […]

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