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Congress is ignoring the climate crisis, so these Extinction Rebellion activists did something remarkable

Fed up with Congress conducting business as usual and dragging its feet as the climate crisis continues to worsen activists with the worldwide Extinction Rebellion movement did something that was sure to be attention-getting. They superglued themselves to doorways along the halls of the U.S. Capitol building Tuesday and called for lawmakers to declare a […]

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The most pervasive man-made pollutant on the planet isn’t plastic, it’s cigarette butts

While bans on plastic straws have been the subject of media attention and laws have been enacted to ban them, the most ubiquitous man-man pollutant on the planet isn’t plastic, it’s cigarette butts, according to a report from NBC News: “Environmentalists have taken aim at the targets systematically, seeking to eliminate or rein in big […]

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Spanish fashion giant Zara says it will make all of its clothes from sustainable fabrics by 2025

Spanish fashion giant Zara is going all green, and says it’s pledging to make all of its clothes from sustainable fabrics by 2025, according to CNN: “All of the cotton, linen and polyester used by Zara will be organic, sustainable or recycled by 2025, parent company Inditex announced this week. “The Spanish retail conglomerate said […]

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Cambodia returning 1,600 tons of plastic waste to the U.S. and Canada

The nation of Cambodia says it’s had enough and is sick and tired of being a dumping ground for the Western world’s trash and plastic waste. CNN reports that Cambodia is the latest Asian country to tell the developed world to find a way to dispose of their garbage without polluting poorer nations: “Cambodian officials […]

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7,000 colleges and universities declare a climate emergency and present a plan

Over 7,000 colleges and universities have declared a climate emergency and also presented a three-point plan to help combat the problem and its costs, according to EcoWatch: “The declaration came in a letter — which other education institutions are encouraged to sign — that was organized by the Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges (EAUC), […]

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White rhinos at San Diego Zoo may be able to save another nearly extinct rhino species

Their names are Victoria and Amani. They’re two female southern white rhinos who live at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, and they’re both pregnant. Victoria is due to give birth in July or August. Amani’s baby is expected in November or December. Anytime an animal as majestic as these rhinos is about to give […]

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Major U.S. insurance company cuts all ties to the coal industry as a result of climate change

U.S. insurance giant Chubb said Tuesday that they will cease all investments in the coal industry and also stop selling policies that help construct coal plants. It will also stop underwriting companies that generate more than 30 percent of their revenue from coal mining or electricity produced coal. The Guardian reports: “Chubb will become the […]

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Presidential Candidates Stances On Climate Change

One of the most compelling issues facing our world today is the Presidential candidates stances on climate change. The issue has become so important that in 2015, a group of American children sued the federal government for putting their lives at risk.  This lawsuit is now making its way to the United States Supreme Court. […]

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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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