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Trump Administration Moves Forward To Allow Pork Slaughterhouses To Self-Police; Slashing USDA Inspectors

If you have little concern for the suffering of animals, humans, or data from your own studies, for that matter, you might be inclined to do what the Trump administration’s USDA just did. They have just moved to let slaughterhouses police themselves despite the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970. To sum it up: […]

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Conservation Group Seeks To Buy Largest Privately Held Sequoia Forest To Protect It

A conservation group is not going to wait for the federal government to protect Giant Sequoia trees, so it is raising millions of dollars to purchase 580 acres of privately held land surrounded by Giant Sequoia National Monument in California. Save the Redwoods League has been seeking to purchase the property for two decades from […]

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Google Announces $2 Billion Investment In Solar And Wind Energy In Response To Climate Strike

Just a day before the world participated in a massive climate strike to pressure governments into taking action to save our planet, tech giant Google announced a multi-billion investment in solar and wind power, two key renewable energy sources we desperately need for a clean energy future. Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg inspired the worldwide strike, […]

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The Largest Bus System In The World Is Going Green

As the world continues to struggle in the fight to combat the growing climate crisis, Indonesia is taking further action by transitioning its public bus system to electric. Transportation is one of the biggest polluters on the planet, accounting for 15 percent of greenhouse gases expelled around the globe. That makes the transition to green […]

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Study estimates at least 4 billion particles of microplastics in Tampa Bay waters

Researchers conducting a study of microplastics in the Tampa Bay estuary were shocked at just how many plastic particles they found, sounding yet another alarm the world should heed about plastic waste and the environment. The study, published in the Marine Pollution Bulletin, was conducted by marine scientist David Hastings and University of South Florida […]

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6 Island Nations Will Issue ‘Blue Bonds’ To Make Shipping In The Pacific Ocean Carbon Neutral

Six Pacific island nations are actively trying to raise $500 million for the purpose of making all shipping in the Pacific Ocean zero carbon by the middle of the century. The Guardian reports: “The Pacific Blue Shipping Partnership, announced on Tuesday by the governments of Fiji, the Marshall Islands, Samoa, Vanuatu, the Solomon Islands and […]

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