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Koalas May Be ‘Functionally Extinct’ After Fires Destroy Most Of Their Habitat

The koala population has suffered a devastating blow as wildfires continue to rage in Australia, resulting in some experts lamenting that the cute marsupial species has been rendered “functionally extinct.” Dozens of fires have destroyed thousands of acres and summer has yet to even start yet in Australia, meaning things could get even worse before […]

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Activists Bring Urban Farming To One Of The Most Deprived Cities In The United States

Where an illegal dumping ground once stood, there is now an eight-acre agricultural site filled with greenhouses, fish ponds, and a composting facility. Looking around, you might be surprised to learn that you’re in downtown Cleveland, one of the most economically deprived cities in the United States. But thanks to the constant efforts of community […]

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France Becomes First Country To Ban All Single-Use Plastic Cutlery, Plates, And Cups

France has become the first country in the world to ban plastic cutlery, plates, and cups with the passage of a law that takes effect in 2020. Exceptions will be made for any items made of compostable or biosourced materials, according to the Washington Post: “The new law is a part of the country’s Energy […]

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Climate Activists Delay Yale-Harvard Football Game To Call For Abandoning Fossil Fuels

Ivy League universities Yale and Harvard still invest in the fossil fuel industry despite the threat that climate change poses to our planet. On Saturday, protesters stormed the field to demand both schools abandon it. Currently, the two universities have endowments totaling $71 billion with the fossil fuel industry, therefore aiding the 19th-century energy industry […]

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Weak Air Pollution Rules Have Led To Tens Of Thousands Of Deaths In The United States

A new study suggests that insufficient rules regarding air pollution have led to the deaths of tens of thousands of people in the United States, according to The Guardian: “US air pollution rules could be hugely insufficient in preventing deaths, experts are concluding from a new study of the likely causes of death of 4.5 […]

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United States Gets Caught Acting As A Middleman In Illegal Shark Fin Trade

Sharks play a vital role in marine ecosystems around the globe, but they are vulnerable to extinction because of the illegal shark fin trade. Unfortunately, while the United States is supposed to be a strong force against this illegal trade, it just got busted acting as a middleman. Millions of sharks have been killed over […]

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Tesla Unveils Electric Truck To Compete With Traditional Trucks in Fight Against Carbon Emissions

In a revolutionary move that could put a real dent in the amount of pick-up trucks on the road today and the carbon emissions they release into the atmosphere, Telsa just unveiled their new electric truck. Trucks and SUVs are becoming increasingly popular. So popular, in fact, that they threaten to upend all of the […]

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Building With Bamboo Can Help Cool The Climate

As the demand for lumber continues to grow, deforestation has increased, especially as forest fires rage around the world to make way for agriculture. And that’s why the construction industry should start relying more on bamboo, which could also help cool the climate. Every year, homes and businesses generate energy bills that could be reduced […]

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California Bans Fracking In Major Win For The Environment And Public Health

In yet another blow to the fossil fuel industry to the benefit of the environment and public health, California just banned fracking. Hydraulic fracking is a process of extracting paltry amounts of oil from shale rocks by pumping chemicals into the ground at high pressure. Studies show that fracking sites are not safe for the […]

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