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Nestlé Under Fire For Plan To Pump Millions Of Gallons Of Water From Vulnerable Florida River

As a Florida waterway continues to recover from past abuse, Nestlé now wants to pump millions of gallons of water from it that would once again threaten the river and all the species that depend on it in the name of profit. Water is big business for Nestlé, netting the company billions of dollars every […]

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Majority Of Voters Support Holding Energy Companies Liable For Lying About Climate Change

A majority of American voters — 62 percent — say they think energy companies should be held liable for funding misinformation about climate change and the global climate crisis, according to a new poll from YouGov Blue. Specifically, those polled said they believe companies should be held financially liable “if it could be proven that […]

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Spanish fashion giant Zara says it will make all of its clothes from sustainable fabrics by 2025

Spanish fashion giant Zara is going all green, and says it’s pledging to make all of its clothes from sustainable fabrics by 2025, according to CNN: “All of the cotton, linen and polyester used by Zara will be organic, sustainable or recycled by 2025, parent company Inditex announced this week. “The Spanish retail conglomerate said […]

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EPA will limit public’s ability to oppose pollution created by power plants and factories

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is about to weaken rules that give communities a say-so in determining how much pollution can be released by power plants and factories located close to their residents. According to the New Y0rk Times: “The changes would eliminate the ability of individuals or community advocates to appeal against E.P.A.-issued pollution […]

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Major U.S. insurance company cuts all ties to the coal industry as a result of climate change

U.S. insurance giant Chubb said Tuesday that they will cease all investments in the coal industry and also stop selling policies that help construct coal plants. It will also stop underwriting companies that generate more than 30 percent of their revenue from coal mining or electricity produced coal. The Guardian reports: “Chubb will become the […]

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Scientists say plastic microfibers are now found everywhere on Earth including inside our bodies

We are all looking for simple ways to move toward a greener, more prosperous future. Taking part in recycling and reducing consumption of plastics and using environmentally safe products are great ways to help. Now, a new science is telling us that our efforts are just beginning. We’ve been focused mainly on the pollutants that […]

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America’s largest grocery store chain will be eliminating its 6 billion plastic bags per year

Days ago, we wrote about the amazing news from Australia, where 80 percent of the use of disposable plastic bags in the country was dramatically cut in just three months time. Two of the largest supermarket chains banned the bags, making a drastic difference and the citizens may vote for leaders promising to do more. […]

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Carcinogen found in 90 million Americans’ drinking water supplies remains unregulated in most states

The Environmental Working Group (EWG), a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to protecting human health and the environment, found a carcinogen, in nearly 90 million American’s drinking water supplies. But as if that’s not concerning enough, the human-made carcinogen called 1,4-Dioxane is also found in thousands of personal care products. It remains almost completely unregulated in […]

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California bans pesticide linked to brain damage in kids yet defended by Trump administration

California Governor Gavin Newsom has taken critical action to protect generations of California children from the serious health effects of a dangerous pesticide called chlorpyrifos. Newsom’s administration has banned the use of the toxic chemical. In a revised state budget, he also allocated $5.7 million towards finding an alternative pesticide that takes a safer “holistic […]

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