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Hemp Is The New Oak — America’s First Hemp ‘Wood’ Factory

When most people hear the word “hemp,” they automatically think of marijuana. But a new business venture in Kentucky is aiming to make hemp known as a sustainable alternative to wood from oak and other hardwood trees. A $5.8 million hemp wood plant was constructed in Murray, Kentucky, and will employ 25 full-time workers, according […]

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Vast Acres Of The Tropical Rainforest Are Being Brought Back To Life

For decades, thousands of hectares of tropical rainforest across the world have been destroyed by mankind, contributing greatly to global climate change. But now efforts are being made to restore the rainforests, according to a new report from Mongabay, which cites a paper in the journal Science Advances: “The paper, published July 3 in the […]

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The European Investment Bank says it will refuse to fund fossil fuel projects by the end of 2020

Effective on January 1, 2021, the European Investment Bank (EIB), says it will no longer loan a dime of its money to any fossil fuel company and will instead use its funds to fight global climate change through investments in clean, renewable energy, Bloomberg reports: “’The bank will phase out support to energy projects reliant […]

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Irish teen wins global science award for developing method to remove microplastics from water

An 18-year-old Irish teen recently won the Google Science Fair for a project he submitted that removes microplastics from water, according to the Journal of Ireland: “(Fionn Ferreira’s) project examined a new method for extracting microplastics (plastic particles less than 5mm in diameter) from water. Microplastics or microbeads are mostly used in soaps, shower gels and facial […]

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Report warns climate change is causing devastating and fatal consequences on our children and grandchildren NOW

A new report from the Global Health Alliance Australia in partnership with Monash University in Melbourne has some sobering news: Climate change is already causing death, malnutrition, and the stunting of child growth across the world. And the situation is only getting worse. According to The Guardian, Misha Coleman, one of the report’s authors, had […]

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Startup up company has novel solution to garbage in overflowing landfills: Vaporize it

Around the world, landfills are stretched to overflowing, barely able to keep up with the garbage produced by society. But the waste in landfills doesn’t just take up space. It also produces methane — a greenhouse gas — which is considered to be 82 times more potent than carbon dioxide (CO2), What can be done […]

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Microplastic befouls 57-mile stretch of tourist beaches on Sri Lankan coast

The southern coastline of Sri Lanka, which features popular beaches and resorts, is a draw for tourists visiting the country, but it turns out that the global plastic crisis could now endanger those once pristine locations, according to a new paper published recently in the Marine Pollution Bulletin. Researchers found that along a 57-mile stretch […]

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