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5 ways humans are accelerating the rate of animal extinctions

Within the next decade, one million of the world’s animal species may vanish from the face of the planet, according to a recent U.N report on biodiversity. Sandra Díaz, one of the co-chairs of the Global Assessment Report on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services remarked: “The evidence is crystal clear: Nature is in trouble. Therefore we […]

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Earth scientist issues terrifying warning about climate change

Dr. James Dyke is an Earth scientist at the University of Exeter in the United Kingdom who just explained why climate change will likely kill billions of people before we take collective meaningful action to stop it despite warnings. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is a United Nations body that reviews scientific literature and […]

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Green Party candidates surge in elections across the EU as climate change is top priority

As the world continues to brace for uncontrollable climate change, Green Party candidates made their strongest gains in European Parliament elections to date, setting the stage for meaningful action to fight it. In a historic election year, climate change finally broke through as the top priority among voters across the European Union, sending 71 Green […]

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Elephants at further risk of extinction after Botswana lifts hunting ban

Around 450,000 African elephants remain on the continent and populations continue to decline, and will only decline further because Botswana just lifted a ban on trophy hunting. Up to now, Botswana had been the world’s last sanctuary for African elephants, hosting 130,000 of the magnificent creatures. But the new government has decided to lift the […]

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Scientists say plastic microfibers are now found everywhere on Earth including inside our bodies

We are all looking for simple ways to move toward a greener, more prosperous future. Taking part in recycling and reducing consumption of plastics and using environmentally safe products are great ways to help. Now, a new science is telling us that our efforts are just beginning. We’ve been focused mainly on the pollutants that […]

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The world is running out of helium because people are obsessed with party balloons

In the very near future, the world is going to have to make a decision. We either want helium for party balloons, or we save it for scientific and technological uses that benefit mankind. Because our current supply is running out, and helium is not a renewable resource. Just 150 years ago, humans discovered helium, […]

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