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France announces eco-tax on flights to raise millions in fight against climate change

France once again demonstrated its resolve to fight climate change this week by announcing the implementation of a new eco-tax or green tax on flights, which will raise millions of dollars to invest in cleaner transportation advances. The French government already tried to tax gas and diesel fuel, but the people lashed out against such […]

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Man seeks to cut through noise of modern society by creating ‘quiet parks’

Just as light pollution has ruined the natural night sky for millions of people around the globe, noise pollution threatens the last natural quiet places on Earth, and one man seeks to protect them by establishing “quiet parks.” As the world population grows, noise pollution is becoming a much bigger problem, not just for plants […]

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Retail company H&M busted by regulators for ‘greenwashing’

It appears that fashion industry giants are trying to sell their products now by falsely portraying them as “sustainable” and environmentally friendly, including Swiss retail company H&M. As climate change continues to worsen, more and more people are becoming more aware of what materials their clothing is made of and how they were manufactured, leading […]

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Oregon Governor is preparing to use executive power to pass climate change action

Despite a valiant effort by Oregon Democrats to push a carbon cap bill that would help the state lead the way in the fight against climate change, Republicans sabotaged the measure. And that’s why Governor Kate Brown is strongly considering enacting the measures anyway through executive action. Last month, the Democratic-controlled state House passed legislation […]

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Tourism causes sacred ōhiʻa tree in Hawaii to become a threatened species

Tourists who visit the state of Hawaii will immediately notice a species of tree that features beautiful red flower blossoms growing throughout the rainforest on the Big Island. Unfortunately, those same tourists may be unwittingly responsible for the threat the ōhiʻa tree now faces. There are millions of ōhiʻa trees growing on the Hawaiian island […]

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