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300 Million People In Danger Of Losing Their Homes Due To Rising Sea Levels

Coastal flooding caused by rising sea levels will affect at least 300 million people over the next 30 years, according to a new study. That figure is three times higher than had previously been forecast. According to HuffPost: “According to the findings published in the scientific journal Nature on Tuesday, roughly 300 million people are […]

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Argentina Says It’s Willing To Be The ‘Sacrificial Country’ For The World’s Plastic Waste

A recent move by the government of Argentina could make it the new dumping ground for plastic waste from around the planet, and many in the South American nation are saying they have no desire to become the world’s landfill, according to The Guardian: “Argentina has changed its definition of waste in a move that could […]

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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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New FDA Report On Pesticide Level In Fruits And Vegetables Increases Public Health Concerns

In September, the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) released its latest analysis of the pesticide residue found in fruits, vegetables, and other food eaten by Americans, and the data suggests that there’s reason for concern that such residues can lead to illness, disease, and even reproductive problems in those who consume them. EcoWatch notes that […]

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Some Of The Most Popular Products In Your Local Grocery Store May Contain A Deadly Weed Killer

Though you may be aware that glyphosate, which is the main ingredient in the popular weed killer Roundup, causes cancer, it might surprise you to know that many of the most popular products you see in your local grocery store contain residue of this extremely dangerous chemical, RealFarmacy reports: “Glyphosate is found in many other […]

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FBI Targeted Environmental Activists As Domestic Terrorists

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) targeted members of the environmental movement for years and even considered them to be domestic terrorists, according to a revealing report from The Guardian. “According to hundreds of pages of FBI files obtained by the Guardian through a Freedom of Information Act (Foia) lawsuit, and interviews with activists … […]

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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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Another state bans circus animals as a German circus succeeds with cruelty-free holograms

The days of the circus and of performing Big Top elephants and other exotic animals are coming to an end. For people who care about the rights of animals, it can’t happen soon enough. Meanwhile, in Europe, technology is creating a new magical animal spectacle without the potential to do any harm whatsoever. California just […]

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Renewable Sources Of Electricity Could Match The Output Of Coal-Fired Power Stations In 5 Years

Over the next five years, renewable sources of energy are set for rapid growth and will likely match the output from the world’s coal-fired power plants, according to a Carbon Brief analysis. Eco Watch reports: “This would mean renewables matching coal as the joint-largest contributors to the global electricity mix in 2024, according to Carbon […]

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