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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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Agriculture Department caught hiding studies proving the dangers of climate change

The Trump administration and U.S. Department of Agriculture are actively burying dozens of government-funded scientific studies detailing the effects of climate change, according to Politico: “The studies range from a groundbreaking discovery that rice loses vitamins in a carbon-rich environment — a potentially serious health concern for the 600 million people world-wide whose diet consists […]

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Corporate farm waste may be a bigger environmental problem than we can imagine

When Hurricane Florence hit the Carolinas in 2018, at least 52 people were killed and the economic loss was estimated at almost $17 billion. One major loss was of animals on farms, where the giant storm killed approximately 3.5 million chickens and 5,500 hogs. But perhaps the biggest loser of all when it came to […]

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Kids take U.S. government to court for not addressing the dangers of climate change

On Tuesday, a federal court heard arguments in a case which could force the United States government to finally take climate change seriously and do something to rectify the problem. Juliana vs. United States was filed in 2014 by 21 children and young adults who charge that the “government’s inaction on addressing climate change violated their […]

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Wildfires are getting much more dangerous — Here’s 3 ways to change that

Wildfires have been ravaging communities across the world in recent years, and the devastating effect of these fires is actually getting much worse and more dangerous. With summer just ahead, it’s time to take a look at what’s causing these destructive events and what can be done to reduce the danger. The Wilderness Society recently […]

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US Department of Energy rebrands fossil fuels as ‘freedom molecules’

In what appears to be a desperate effort to promote the waning fossil fuels industry as the world begins turning to renewable clean energy sources, the U.S. Department of Energy is rebranding fossil fuels as “freedom molecules.” Seriously. President Donald Trump and his administration has made it clear that they are going to promote dirty […]

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California Assembly passes bill requiring deforestation-free supply chains

As deforestation continues to worsen and causes climate change to become more uncontrollable, the California state assembly voted to do something about it this week by passing legislation requiring deforestation-free supply chains. Every year, the world’s rainforests disappear a little more, robbing us of trees that provide oxygen and reduce carbon dioxide, help in the […]

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EPA pulls 12 pesticides linked to killing of bees

Environmental groups concerned with the harm pesticides are doing to the population of bees around the globe scored a court victory that forced the Environmental Protection Agency to cancel 12 pesticides last week. For years, beekeepers and environmental activists have been fighting the use of neonicotinoid (neonics for short) pesticides used by farmers to protect […]

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