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Outdoor clothing company Patagonia donates $10 million tax cut

Rather than take their $10 million tax break and put it in their pockets, outdoor clothing giant Patagonia chose to give it away in the name of saving the environment. In December 2017, President Donald Trump signed a massive tax cut into law that largely benefits wealthy individuals and corporations. As the law kicked in, […]

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Air pollution is getting worse and is harming every organ in our bodies

World leaders may be taking action to prevent uncontrollable climate change, but that doesn’t mean there’s less air pollution because it’s actually getting worse and is adversely affecting every organ in our bodies. Since the dawn of the industrial age, air pollution has been a constant problem affecting our health and lives. Millions of people […]

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The plastics industry is as dirty as 600 coal-fired power plants

As multiple nations move toward eliminating coal power to reduce carbon emissions, the plastics industry is producing enough emissions to equal more than 600 coal power plants, according to a sobering new report. Coal is quickly being replaced in several countries by renewable clean energy sources such as wind and solar power. The United Kingdom […]

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Researchers find cocaine and banned pesticides inside freshwater shrimp

“All drains lead to the ocean,” or so said the Clownfish named Gill in Finding Nemo. The Moorish idol voiced by Willem Dafoe was trying to escape his fish tank by a trip down the toilet. The idea may not be entirely accurate but there is much truth in the thought that what goes down […]

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California bans pesticide linked to brain damage in kids yet defended by Trump administration

California Governor Gavin Newsom has taken critical action to protect generations of California children from the serious health effects of a dangerous pesticide called chlorpyrifos. Newsom’s administration has banned the use of the toxic chemical. In a revised state budget, he also allocated $5.7 million towards finding an alternative pesticide that takes a safer “holistic […]

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Journalist explains why we should all stop eating ocean fish

The oceans are being depleted of fish, and the biggest thing we can do to restock the populations is to stop eating fish until the fishing industry is more tightly regulated and fishing becomes more sustainable. Right now, human exploitation of the high seas is resulting in massive species decline and ecosystem collapse. There simply […]

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USGS Study: Threatened coral reefs protect humans against coastal flooding

A new study by the U.S. Geological Survey underscores the need to protect and save threatened coral reefs around the world, particularly in the United States. Climate change is currently devastating the world’s coral reefs by allowing the propagation of algae, which kills the coral. Algae is usually kept at bay by fish that live […]

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Leonardo DiCaprio has quietly done more to fight climate change than most nations

While many world leaders try to figure out how they can get their nations to do more to fight climate change, actor Leonardo DiCaprio has been quietly doing something to fight it for the last two decades. Human exploitation of our planet’s vast resources has put us on a path to destruction that only we […]

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Harley-Davidson boldly joins the green revolution

If you thought electric vehicles weren’t sexy, think again. Coming soon: Harley-Davidson’s all-new electric LiveWire™ is going to hit the roads in fall 2019. The company says the Harley-Davidson LiveWire is a futuristic, muscular and powerful motorcycle that can fully charge up in an hour and accelerate from 0 to 60 in just 3 seconds. […]

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Edible water bottles are here and just helped the London Marathon “save a ton”

It was a milestone for Marathon runners in London on Monday. The event is making worldwide news, but the news isn’t all about the runners. It’s about the edible and biodegradable water capsules handed out along the 26.2-mile route. A new product could help eliminate more than 215,000 plastic water bottles per marathon.   “The […]

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