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Having Already Killed Half A Billion Bees, Brazil Approves New Pesticides Even More Fatal

Between December 2018 and February 2019, Brazil killed more than 500 million bees across four Brazilian states by exposing them to pesticides containing neonicotinoids and fipronil. And now the government of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is approving more than 290 new pesticide products that could lead to a die-off of bees never before seen, according […]

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Giraffes Gain Endangered Species Protection As Their Numbers Continue To Plummet

Giraffes have been granted added protections as an endangered species and trade in the animals and their body parts will now be strictly regulated, according to the BBC: “The mammals are largely targeted for bushmeat but body parts are also used to make products including jewellery, bracelets and purses, the proposal stated. “The motion came […]

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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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Irish teen wins global science award for developing method to remove microplastics from water

An 18-year-old Irish teen recently won the Google Science Fair for a project he submitted that removes microplastics from water, according to the Journal of Ireland: “(Fionn Ferreira’s) project examined a new method for extracting microplastics (plastic particles less than 5mm in diameter) from water. Microplastics or microbeads are mostly used in soaps, shower gels and facial […]

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Report warns climate change is causing devastating and fatal consequences on our children and grandchildren NOW

A new report from the Global Health Alliance Australia in partnership with Monash University in Melbourne has some sobering news: Climate change is already causing death, malnutrition, and the stunting of child growth across the world. And the situation is only getting worse. According to The Guardian, Misha Coleman, one of the report’s authors, had […]

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Microplastic befouls 57-mile stretch of tourist beaches on Sri Lankan coast

The southern coastline of Sri Lanka, which features popular beaches and resorts, is a draw for tourists visiting the country, but it turns out that the global plastic crisis could now endanger those once pristine locations, according to a new paper published recently in the Marine Pollution Bulletin. Researchers found that along a 57-mile stretch […]

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