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European Union Parliament Declares Climate And Environmental Emergency

In response to a recent United Nations warning to immediately cut carbon emissions or else face serious climate change consequences, the European Union parliament has passed a resolution declaring a climate and environmental emergency. Climate change is out of control and global temperatures are only rising as the fossil fuel industry continues to increase production […]

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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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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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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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Native American Tribes Block Copper Mining Company From Destroying Ancestral Lands

For too long, our justice system has sided with the government and corporations at the expense of the rights of indigenous peoples like Native Americans. But a ruling by a judge against a mining company in Arizona may be setting a new precedent. For thousands of years, the Tohono O’odham Nation, Pascua Yaqui Tribe, Hopi […]

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Sidney, Australia Is About To Run Out Of Drinking Water, Raising New Alarm Over Climate Crisis

On top of the increasing devastation of uncontrollable wildfires, Australia now faces life without water as temperatures rise and severe drought persists, particularly in the city of Sydney. Sydney, Australia is an iconic location that is home to five million people. Back in 2003, the city dealt with a drought that lasted until 2009. But […]

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Plastic Producers Use America Recycles Day As Cover While They Pollute The Environment

America Recycles Day has only been in existence for two years, but it is already controversial, not because Americans don’t want to recycle, but because the plastic industry uses it as cover to continue polluting the environment. Originally thought up by non-profit organization Keep America Beautiful, the day is supposed to encourage Americans to support […]

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