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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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Clean energy generates billions of dollars in health benefits, study finds

It turns out that not only does using clean energy benefit the planet, it also helps save billions of dollars in the places that invest in renewable sources of power such as solar and wind, according to a new study from MIT. The Verge reports that several Midwestern states are already seeing dramatic economic savings […]

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Teen Climate Activist Greta Thunberg Sets Sail For NY On Zero-Carbon Yacht

Swedish teen climate activist Greta Thunberg set sail on a zero-carbon yacht bound for New York this week, preparing to attend a climate change summit, according to The Washington Post: “The Swedish teenager set sail Wednesday on her nearly 3,000-mile trip from Plymouth, England, to New York, where she plans to attend the United Nations […]

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Fracking boom in U.S. and Canada leads to massive spike in global methane levels

Hydraulic fracturing — also known as fracking — has become virtually ubiquitous across the United States and Canada, as energy companies look for new sources of natural gas and other fossil fuels, as well as large profits. But a new study has some alarming news suggesting that fracking is the major culprit when it comes […]

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Vast Acres Of The Tropical Rainforest Are Being Brought Back To Life

For decades, thousands of hectares of tropical rainforest across the world have been destroyed by mankind, contributing greatly to global climate change. But now efforts are being made to restore the rainforests, according to a new report from Mongabay, which cites a paper in the journal Science Advances: “The paper, published July 3 in the […]

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Inexpensive Polymer Film May Soon Be Used To Cool Buildings Instead Of Electricity

Big cities and metropolitan areas use lots of electricity. And the design of buildings such as skyscrapers — which are often made of steel and glass — causes those structures to warm quickly, especially with global climate change raising temperatures across the planet. But researchers at the University of Buffalo have designed a revolutionary new […]

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The European Investment Bank says it will refuse to fund fossil fuel projects by the end of 2020

Effective on January 1, 2021, the European Investment Bank (EIB), says it will no longer loan a dime of its money to any fossil fuel company and will instead use its funds to fight global climate change through investments in clean, renewable energy, Bloomberg reports: “’The bank will phase out support to energy projects reliant […]

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