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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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Seaweed Farming Could Be An Important Tool In The Fight Against Climate Change

It may surprise you to learn that agriculture is a major cause of climate change, but the facts bear out that statement, as NPR has reported: “Humans must drastically alter food production to prevent the most catastrophic effects of global warming, according to a new report from the United Nations panel on climate change. “The […]

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Marriott Will Eliminate Single-Use Plastic Toiletry Bottles From Its Hotels Worldwide

Marriott International — which has 7,000 properties worldwide — says it will no longer carry single-use plastic bottles of shampoo, conditioner, or bath gel, and will replace them with larger pump dispensers by the end of 2020, according to The Hill: “Marriott estimates that the switch will prevent an estimated 1.7 million pounds of plastic […]

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New Scientific Breakthrough Could Save The Coral Reefs

For years, scientists have warned that the world’s coral reefs are under threat from climate change, which has spawned viruses and bacteria in the warmer ocean waters. The result has been an increased level of bleaching and death among the coral reefs, which leaves many sea creatures without their natural habitat and place of protection. […]

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