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300 Million People In Danger Of Losing Their Homes Due To Rising Sea Levels

Coastal flooding caused by rising sea levels will affect at least 300 million people over the next 30 years, according to a new study. That figure is three times higher than had previously been forecast. According to HuffPost: “According to the findings published in the scientific journal Nature on Tuesday, roughly 300 million people are […]

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Coke And Pepsi Named The World’s Top Corporate Plastic Polluters

Coca-Cola and Pepsi have been named the most polluting brands in the world as part of a global audit of plastic waste conducted by the Break Free From Plastic movement, and the Intercept reports that Coke was far and away the biggest plastic polluter on the planet: “The giant soda company was responsible for more […]

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Another state bans circus animals as a German circus succeeds with cruelty-free holograms

The days of the circus and of performing Big Top elephants and other exotic animals are coming to an end. For people who care about the rights of animals, it can’t happen soon enough. Meanwhile, in Europe, technology is creating a new magical animal spectacle without the potential to do any harm whatsoever. California just […]

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Small Spikes In Air Pollution Have A Direct Impact On The Mental Health Of Children, New Study Shows

A new study shows that even very small spikes in air pollution can directly affect the mental health of children and lead to an increase in hospital visits for psychiatric issues, according to EcoWatch: “According to the study, published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives, short-term spikes in ambient air pollution are linked with an […]

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Humans Release 100x More Carbon Dioxide Than Volcanic Eruptions, Study Finds

A new study details exactly how much damage humans are doing to the environment with activities such as burning fossil fuels and deforestation, revealing that, on average, human actions produce anywhere from 40 to 100 times the carbon emissions of volcanic eruptions which take place across the world each year. AFP reports: “The Deep Carbon […]

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Ocean Cleaning Device Successfully Catches Plastic Waste In The Pacific

A floating device that vacuums up plastic waste from the ocean passed its first test recently when it successfully collected debris from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, CNN reports: “The Netherlands-based nonprofit the Ocean Cleanup says its latest prototype was able to capture and hold debris ranging in size from huge, abandoned fishing gear, known […]

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Social Unrest Likely Unless Global Food Production Is Transformed, Scientists Warn

A new study from the Food and Land Use Coalition warns that the world has to diversify the current method of food production and consumption or be confronted with supply disruptions that could result in both suffering and social unrest across the globe, according to a report from the World Economic Forum: “A new global […]

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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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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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