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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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Mick Jagger And Donald Sutherland Praise Climate Protesters

When it comes to young people protesting in an effort to fight the climate crisis, Rolling Stones front-man Mick Jagger and legendary actor Donald Sutherland are giving their seal of approval. Climate change threatens our world like never before and it’s only getting worse as the Amazon rainforest burns and President Donald Trump weakens environmental […]

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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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Badgers Are Being Exterminated In England For Illogical And Political Reasons

Some 63,000 badgers could be killed this autumn in England, the result of extreme “culling.” It’s being called an “act of ecological vandalism and a national disgrace,” by one conservationist. Badgers will likely be wiped out entirely from some areas, and all in the name of saving cows? The cull is “pushing the species to […]

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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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Greta Thunberg Slams Critics Who Say Fighting Climate Crisis Costs Too Much

Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg made waves in New York City this week by delivering quite a retort to those who think it’s too expensive to fight the climate crisis that threatens our planet. The 16-year-old has been one of the most recognizable voices leading the way in climate protests, and she recently arrived in the […]

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Scientists May Pull Back The Northern White Rhino From Extinction After Successfully Creating 2 Embryos

There are just two northern white rhinoceros on the planet, Najin, and Fatu living in Kenya under 24-hour armed guard. However, an international consortium of scientists has found a way to try and prevent the permanent extinction of the species forever. Both of the remaining rhinos are female, but now there are two embryos created […]

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Norway Tells Companies Based There To Stop Funding Amazon Deforestation

The Amazon rainforest is on fire in a bald-faced effort to clear land for corporate use by the agriculture and fossil fuel industries in Brazil, which is why Norway is strongly urging its own companies to stop funding the deforestation. For years, Norway has contributed the lion’s share of funding to the Amazon Fund in […]

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Seven Amazon Countries Sign Pact To Protect The Rainforest

As the Amazonian rainforest continues to burn, seven nations in the region have signed a pact to protect the world’s largest tropical rainforest, according to Reuters: “The presidents of Colombia, Bolivia, Ecuador and Peru, the vice-president of Suriname and the natural resource minister of Guyana attended the one-day summit in the jungle city of Leticia […]

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