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Japan May Dump Radioactive Water From Damaged Fukushima Reactor Into The Pacific Ocean

The operator of the badly damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear reactor, Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO), says that it will have to dump tons of radioactive water from the plant into the Pacific Ocean because it has run out of room to store it, according to Japan Today: “TEPCO has collected more than 1 million tons […]

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Seven Amazon Countries Sign Pact To Protect The Rainforest

As the Amazonian rainforest continues to burn, seven nations in the region have signed a pact to protect the world’s largest tropical rainforest, according to Reuters: “The presidents of Colombia, Bolivia, Ecuador and Peru, the vice-president of Suriname and the natural resource minister of Guyana attended the one-day summit in the jungle city of Leticia […]

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$20 Billion Pension Fund Divests From Oil Companies For Contributing To Climate Change

A pension fund with $20 billion in holdings says it will sell its stake in major oil companies worldwide because their business models are in direct conflict with the goals set forth in the Paris climate agreement. According to EcoWatch, MP Pension, which is headquartered in Denmark, is immediately divesting from its investments in 10 […]

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Greta Thunberg Says ‘Haters’ Who Attack Her For Her Asperger’s Diagnosis Have ‘Nowhere Left To Go’

Climate activist Greta Thunberg is responding to right-wing criticism of her being on the autism spectrum by reminding those attacking her that they’re the ones who are jealous of what she calls her “superpower.” The Guardian reports: “Greta Thunberg has spoken about her Asperger’s syndrome diagnosis after she was criticized over the condition, saying it […]

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Satellites Are Helping To Track Water Scarcity Across The World

On an average day, approximately 700 million people on this planet drink water that is either untreated or unsafe, which causes numerous illnesses and even death. The majority of that 700 million lives in sub-Saharan Africa, The Conversation reports: “In fact, in more than 30 African countries, fewer than 20% of the people have access […]

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How Threatened Elephants Effectively Fight Climate Change

The idea might sound quite strange: Elephants fighting climate change? How do these highly intelligent largest existing land animals affect the climate? And if they do, then how much impact can they really have? According to the New York Times, elephants can have a profound impact on their environment and the world. It puts into perspective […]

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National Park In Mozambique Is Using Coffee To Fight Deforestation

It may never have occurred to you to grow coffee in a rainforest, but that’s exactly what’s happening on Mount Gorongosa in Mozambique, where some 400 farmers are planting and harvesting coffee that helps earn them much-needed cash they can use to support their families while at the same time restoring the rainforest. The Associated […]

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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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