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Record 7 Million People Displaced By Extreme Weather During First Half Of 2019

New information from the Internal Displacement Monitoring Center (IDMC) shows that during the first half of 2019, a record 7 million people have been displaced by extreme weather events linked to climate change, the New York Times reports. Using data from governments, UN humanitarian agencies, and news accounts, the IDMC says weather events have led […]

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New Report: Spending $1.8 Trillion To Combat Climate Change Now Could Lead To $7 Trillion In Savings

A new report from 34 leaders in politics, scientists, and business suggests that if countries across the globe — both rich and poor — will pledge to fight the growing climate change crisis, the savings could be in excess of $7 trillion dollars for an initial investment of under $2 trillion, according to the BBC: […]

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US Beekeepers File Lawsuit Against EPA To Save Bees From Deadly Pesticides

American beekeepers are fed up with President Donald Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) wantonly approving pesticides that are deadly to bees, so they have banded together to file a lawsuit. Earlier this year, the EPA reluctantly agreed to take several pesticides off the market that were linked to bee deaths. The population of bees around […]

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Japan May Dump Radioactive Water From Damaged Fukushima Reactor Into The Pacific Ocean

The operator of the badly damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear reactor, Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO), says that it will have to dump tons of radioactive water from the plant into the Pacific Ocean because it has run out of room to store it, according to Japan Today: “TEPCO has collected more than 1 million tons […]

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Corporate farm waste may be a bigger environmental problem than we can imagine

When Hurricane Florence hit the Carolinas in 2018, at least 52 people were killed and the economic loss was estimated at almost $17 billion. One major loss was of animals on farms, where the giant storm killed approximately 3.5 million chickens and 5,500 hogs. But perhaps the biggest loser of all when it came to […]

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5 ways humans are accelerating the rate of animal extinctions

Within the next decade, one million of the world’s animal species may vanish from the face of the planet, according to a recent U.N report on biodiversity. Sandra Díaz, one of the co-chairs of the Global Assessment Report on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services remarked: “The evidence is crystal clear: Nature is in trouble. Therefore we […]

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Earth scientist issues terrifying warning about climate change

Dr. James Dyke is an Earth scientist at the University of Exeter in the United Kingdom who just explained why climate change will likely kill billions of people before we take collective meaningful action to stop it despite warnings. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is a United Nations body that reviews scientific literature and […]

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