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Presidential Candidates Stances On Climate Change

One of the most compelling issues facing our world today is the Presidential candidates stances on climate change. The issue has become so important that in 2015, a group of American children sued the federal government for putting their lives at risk.  This lawsuit is now making its way to the United States Supreme Court. […]

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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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Monsanto dealt another blow as University of California suspends use of glyphosate

Just days after a third jury found in favor of plaintiffs who filed a lawsuit against Bayer AG’s Roundup, which is manufactured by its Monsanto subsidiary, the University of California announced a suspension of the use of any weed killer product that contains the chemical glyphosate. A jury awarded a couple $2 billion last week […]

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Brussels has a solution to make takeout meals environmentally friendly

In an effort to reduce the amount of trash contributing to the city’s carbon footprint, the people of Brussels have started an initiative to replace takeout food packages with reusable containers. When Americans get takeout from restaurants, the food often comes in Styrofoam containers or some kind of plastic or cardboard that is used just […]

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Italian island of Capri bans single-use plastics in win for the environment

Capri is a small island off the coast of Italy, but it is determined to lead the way toward a greener and pollution-free world by banning single-use plastics a full two years before a European Union-wide ban takes effect in 2021. That’s why the Capri city council passed a new law that takes effect this […]

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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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United Kingdom goes one full week without using coal power for first time since 1882

For the first time in 137 years, the United Kingdom generated 100 percent of their electricity used in a week without relying on coal power, an achievement that serves as a example for the rest of the globe. For too long, industrialized nations have relied on fossil fuels such as coal to produce electricity, pumping […]

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Harvard undertakes solar sustainability project inspired by campus Arboretum

Harvard University is taking cues from it’s own Arboretum full of plants to undertake another innovative sustainable solar energy project on the campus that will help fight climate change. The current goal for the city of Boston is to switch from fossil fuels to 100 percent clean energy by 2050. Taking another step toward that […]

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New York City becomes first in the world to ban inefficient glass skyscrapers

New York City is taking a Big Apple-sized swing at climate change by enacting an initiative that will help cut greenhouse gas emissions by nearly 30 percent by 2030 partly through major retrofitting of buildings and requiring energy efficient glass in skyscrapers. As climate change continues to worsen around the globe, the United Nations has […]

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