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Single-use Plastics Ban Approved by European Parliament

Posted by on October 24, 2018 in Eco-Friendly, Environment, Environmental Hazards, Wildlife with 0 Comments
Single-use Plastics Ban Approved by European Parliament

The European Parliament has voted for a complete ban on a range of single-use plastics across the union in a bid to stop pollution of the oceans.

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In ‘Historic Moment’ for Climate Action, Wales Pledges to Leave Its Remaining Coal in the Ground

Posted by on October 23, 2018 in Eco-Friendly, Environment, Environmental Hazards with 0 Comments
In ‘Historic Moment’ for Climate Action, Wales Pledges to Leave Its Remaining Coal in the Ground

Breaking with its past as one of the world’s top coal users, Wales announced it would end its use of coal following the IPCC’s report on the climate crisis.

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Humanity Chopping Down Tree of Life, Warns New Research, ‘Including Branch We Are Sitting On’

Posted by on October 16, 2018 in Environment, Environmental Hazards with 0 Comments
Humanity Chopping Down Tree of Life, Warns New Research, ‘Including Branch We Are Sitting On’

Underscoring the urgent need for increased and intensely focused conservation efforts, new research shows that human activity worldwide is wiping out plant and animal life—including our own—so rapidly that evolution can’t keep up.

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Stop Misdiagnosing Climate Change

Posted by on October 15, 2018 in Environment, Environmental Hazards with 0 Comments
Stop Misdiagnosing Climate Change

One might argue that the root cause of climate change is fossil fuel combustion. However, this overlooks how our current economic system not only continues to protect and sustain the fossil fuel industry but also drives the continuous increases in production and consumption causing environmental degradation at large. What is this system? Growth-dependent capitalism.

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To Save the Planet From Climate Catastrophe, New Study Says Stop Eating Meat

Posted by on October 11, 2018 in Climate Change, Environment, Environmental Hazards, Farming with 0 Comments
To Save the Planet From Climate Catastrophe, New Study Says Stop Eating Meat

Amid fresh warnings from United Nations researchers that there is a closing window to enact the “rapid, far-reaching, and unprecedented” societal changes needed to prevent a climate catastrophe, a new study of the global food system underscores the environmental necessity of a massive reduction in meat consumption worldwide.

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Change: One Thing You Can Rely On and Use to Your Advantage

Change: One Thing You Can Rely On and Use to Your Advantage

“The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.” — Alan Watts

Are you fearful of change or do you embrace it? #change

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‘This Is a Scam’: ExxonMobil-Backed Carbon Tax Will Not Save the Planet

Posted by on October 10, 2018 in Environment, Environmental Hazards with 0 Comments
‘This Is a Scam’: ExxonMobil-Backed Carbon Tax Will Not Save the Planet

It comes as no surprise that ExxonMobil and other oil companies are calling for anything and everything short of moving off fossil fuels entirely—most notably, the unwieldy and unproven concept of carbon taxes.

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How EMF From Bluetooth Ear Pieces Can Affect Your Eyes, Ears, Brain, and Everything Else.

Posted by on October 9, 2018 in Environment, Environmental Hazards with 0 Comments
How EMF From Bluetooth Ear Pieces Can Affect Your Eyes, Ears, Brain, and Everything Else.

By B.N. Frank | Activist Post Many people who use Bluetooth technology to connect their devices may have no idea that exposure has been linked to brain tumors as well as dizziness, sleep issues, anxiety, depression, birth defects and more.  This is because Bluetooth emits the same RadioFrequency (RF) radiation as a microwave oven that cooks food.  Decades […]

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Urging Multi-Pronged Effort to Halt Climate Crisis, Scientists Say Protecting World’s Forests as Vital as Cutting Emissions

Posted by on October 5, 2018 in Climate Change, Environment with 0 Comments
Urging Multi-Pronged Effort to Halt Climate Crisis, Scientists Say Protecting World’s Forests as Vital as Cutting Emissions

A group of scientists urged world leaders to take immediate action to stop deforestation—calling it a key solution to stem the planetary climate crisis.

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Stay of Execution for Yellowstone Grizzly Bears as Court Rules Trump Admin Illegally Gutted Protections

Posted by on September 26, 2018 in Environment, Wildlife with 0 Comments
Stay of Execution for Yellowstone Grizzly Bears as Court Rules Trump Admin Illegally Gutted Protections

First Nations tribes and green groups celebrated a federal court’s ruling late Monday that the Trump administration acted illegally when it gutted the Endangered Species Act’s (ESA) protections for grizzly bears in the Yellowstone National Park region. The U.S. District Court in Montana saved the area’s grizzly population from a trophy hunt that was scheduled to take place this fall in Wyoming and Idaho, in which as many as 23 bears could be have been killed. The hunt would have been the first to take place in the continental U.S. since 1991.

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Women Land Defenders in Central America Are Fighting Extractive Industries on their Land—and Winning

Posted by on September 25, 2018 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 0 Comments
Women Land Defenders in Central America Are Fighting Extractive Industries on their Land—and Winning

The battle to stop the spread of extractive industries pits indigenous and peasant communities against powerful business interests, backed up by politicians who encourage the foreign investments. Despite the odds, a Guatemalan group “La Puya Peaceful Resistance” shines as an example of how women can halt the spread of these projects.

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Bike-Path Made From Recycled Plastic Waste Opens In The Netherlands

Posted by on September 17, 2018 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 0 Comments
Bike-Path Made From Recycled Plastic Waste Opens In The Netherlands

The world’s first plastic bicycle path made of recycled bottles, cups and packaging has opened in the Netherlands, as part of a pilot that could see similar roads open up across the country.

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To Prevent ‘Major Extinction Crisis,’ Scientist Call for Designating Half of Planet as Protected Areas by 2050

Posted by on September 17, 2018 in Eco-Friendly, Environment, Environmental Hazards, Wildlife with 0 Comments
To Prevent ‘Major Extinction Crisis,’ Scientist Call for Designating Half of Planet as Protected Areas by 2050

A pair of leading scientists is calling on the global community to spend the next few decades working toward formal protections for at least half of the world’s oceans and lands, warning that as the human population nears its projected 10 billion by mid-century, several species will face a heightened threat of extinction.

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A Call To Protect Much More Land and Sea From Human Encroachment

Posted by on September 16, 2018 in Eco-Friendly, Environment, Wildlife with 0 Comments
A Call To Protect Much More Land and Sea From Human Encroachment

A noted figure in the science world has paired with a colleague to pen an editorial for the journal Science. Jonathan Baillie, executive VP and chief scientist at the National Geographic Society and Ya-Ping Zhang with the Chinese Academy of Sciences have published a paper strongly supporting the idea of establishing many more land and sea areas as protected sites. Failure to do so, they warn, could spell doom for many species, perhaps including our own.

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Warnings Intensify as FEMA Says Hurricane Florence “Will Be a Mike Tyson Punch to Carolina Coast”

Posted by on September 15, 2018 in Environment, Preparedness with 0 Comments
Warnings Intensify as FEMA Says Hurricane Florence “Will Be a Mike Tyson Punch to Carolina Coast”

With reports of skyscraper-likes waves out at sea, the potential for historic coastal surges and rainfalls, and severe threats to vulnerable nuclear plants and other industrial waste sites—a behemoth Hurricane Florence is fast-approaching the southeastern U.S. coast

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