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Water runs dry in Zimbabwe as climate crisis brings more devastating drought to the region

When the climate gets hotter, more water evaporates and droughts are more common. As global temperatures rise due to uncontrolled climate change, water shortages are becoming a stark reality, especially in places like Zimbabwe in Africa. Zimbabwe is used to droughts, but because the climate crisis is making them worse and longer-lasting, the country’s water […]

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Environmentalists seek legal rights for critically endangered jaguars in Argentina

In an emergency effort to protect the few remaining jaguars left in Argentina, environmentalist group Greenpeace has filed a lawsuit in the nation’s highest court seeking to give the big cats legal rights, including personhood. There are approximately around 250 jaguars living in Argentina and their numbers are only dropping as deforestation in the name […]

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Scientists call upon United Nations to designate environmental destruction a war crime

Scientists have written an open letter to the United Nations calling for them to designate environmental destruction a war crime for the first time. War is not only destructive to human beings and human settlements, it destroys the environment and kills wildlife as well. Therefore, environmental destruction rightfully should be a war crime because humans […]

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Congress is ignoring the climate crisis, so these Extinction Rebellion activists did something remarkable

Fed up with Congress conducting business as usual and dragging its feet as the climate crisis continues to worsen activists with the worldwide Extinction Rebellion movement did something that was sure to be attention-getting. They superglued themselves to doorways along the halls of the U.S. Capitol building Tuesday and called for lawmakers to declare a […]

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Automakers defy Trump’s pro-pollution agenda by agreeing to adhere to California emissions standards

Four automakers representing 30 percent of the American market just undermined President Donald Trump’s pro-pollution agenda by agreeing to adhere to California’s stricter emissions standards in a win for the environment and innovation. Reducing carbon emissions is a critical goal the world must reach if we are to prevent uncontrollable climate change. As part of […]

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Spanish island of Mallorca seeks to limit environmentally unfriendly cruise ships in their harbor

Going on a cruise may sound like a fun vacation, but it turns out cruise ships are environmentally unfriendly, which is why the residents of Mallorca have issued a manifesto against megacruises to prevent them from doing any more damage to their island. The Spanish island is a tourism hot spot and popular destination for […]

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Berkeley, California moves away from fossil fuels by banning natural gas in all new buildings

Berkeley, California has become the first city in the United States to ban all natural gas hook-ups in new residential buildings, and is hopeful their action will convince other cities in California to do the same in an effort to shift to net-zero carbon emissions from energy sources by 2045. Washington Governor Jay Inslee, who […]

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Coca-Cola and Pepsi take a stand against the plastics industry

Single-use plastics is one of the biggest problems in our world today, but Coca-Cola and PepsiCo are fighting back by withdrawing from the Plastics Industry Association. The plastic trade group represents major plastics manufacturers such as Exxon and Shell, oil companies that produce plastics using petroleum, which poisons the environment, kills wildlife and even harms […]

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The most pervasive man-made pollutant on the planet isn’t plastic, it’s cigarette butts

While bans on plastic straws have been the subject of media attention and laws have been enacted to ban them, the most ubiquitous man-man pollutant on the planet isn’t plastic, it’s cigarette butts, according to a report from NBC News: “Environmentalists have taken aim at the targets systematically, seeking to eliminate or rein in big […]

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