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  • Top brands complicit in Indonesia’s ecosystem destruction, probe alleges

    Top brands complicit in Indonesia’s ecosystem destruction, probe alleges

    Companies procuring oil from and financing the Royal Golden Eagle, which set up palm oil and pulp plantations in Indonesia, finds investigation Palm oil is the go-to-product for food companies trying to meet the zero transfats limit in their products. But this shift has implications for the rainforests in Indonesia from where most companies source […] More

  • Thumbs Up For Graphic Adaptation of E.O. Wilson's Naturalist

    Thumbs Up For Graphic Adaptation of E.O. Wilson’s Naturalist

    Boy was I excited to receive my review copy of Naturalist: A Graphic Adaptation, the new graphic novel from E.O. Wilson, Jim Ottaviani and C.M. Butzer. How better to learn (or in my case, relearn) about E.O. Wilson’s life in the field and in academia than through this comic-book style format. I initially thought about […] More

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    Campus Race to Zero Race 2020 Case Studies

    Each year the Campus Race to Zero Waste (formerly RecycleMania) program calls for best practice case studies from campuses across the U.S. and Canada to showcase programs and strategies in waste minimization, food waste reduction, and education and awareness. The case study resource is a great opportunity to gain recognition for campus efforts to reduce […] More

  • In ‘Holy’ video, is Justin Bieber a convincing victim of fossil fuel industry collapse?

    In ‘Holy’ video, is Justin Bieber a convincing victim of fossil fuel industry collapse?

     Only two weeks left to Double your gift Sometimes, in life, we’re presented with impossible choices, and today we all awoke to this one: Would you rather see Justin Bieber cosplaying as a pipeline worker or cosplaying as Drake? On Friday at midnight Eastern time, Justin Bieber released the video for his new single “Holy” featuring […] More

  • Scottish distillery launches ‘climate-positive’ vodka

    Scottish distillery launches ‘climate-positive’ vodka

    The Arbikie Distillery in Scotland has launched a ‘climate-positive’ brand of vodka, which uses the humble garden pea to create a more environmentally friendly spirit. Nàdar (Gaelic for ‘nature’) Vodka is the second spirit in the firm’s ‘climate-positive’ range after it also launched a gin using the same techniques earlier this year. The vodka is crafted from the […] More

  • Electric is the worst, bamboo not great either

    Electric is the worst, bamboo not great either

    Climate change potential of electric toothbrush was 11 times greater than the bamboo toothbrush, the study found Little thought goes into choosing a toothbrush — it is much lesser when one analyses the impact on the planet or associated human health. A new research, however, has tried to measure the environmental consequences of the healthcare product: […] More

  • How Bad Is Water Damage To A House?

    How Bad Is Water Damage To A House?

    Credit: Brett Ciccotelli, FlickrCC We all want to live in a structurally sound house. As such, we need to be very careful when building a house so that the foundation is constructed professionally. The location of your house has to be suitable and a place where there are no dangers of water damage. You should […] More

  • Stemming the Tide: Taking Action on Campus Against Plastic Pollution Guide

    The National Wildlife Federation Blog

    Roland Geyer, an associate professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara, led the first-ever global analysis of plastic production, finding that “between 2002 and 2015 we made the exact same amount of plastic that we made between 1950 and 2002.” And much of this plastic ends up in the environment, including our rivers and […] More

  • Why is recycling so confusing? You can blame Big Oil

    Why is recycling so confusing? You can blame Big Oil

    News on climate in the time of coronavirus Subscribe today It turns out that the reason there’s so much plastic shit in the ocean isn’t that you haven’t bought a metal straw yet (me either). NPR and PBS Frontline published a bombshell investigation on Friday about how oil and gas executives knowingly pushed the illusion […] More

  • Bold action is needed to prevent catastrophic biodiversity loss

    Bold action is needed to prevent catastrophic biodiversity loss

    To prevent catastrophic biodiversity loss bold conservation and restoration efforts are needed, according to a major new study led by the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA). Biodiversity and ecosystems have been declining at an alarming rate for many years. In their most recent report, the IIASA has highlighted that if current trends continue, […] More

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    How Europe can help save the Amazon

    The EU is already responsible for hefty imports from the Mercosur bloc; it imports 10 million tonnes of soy (for livestock feed) and over 200,000 tonnes of beef every year The EU is thinking about agreeing to a €4 billion trade deal with Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay (known as the Mercosur bloc). In our […] More

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    The Science Behind Passing A Urine Test

    Drug tests have become a common practice that’s done by organizations, governments, and law enforcement agencies in a bid to ensure that individuals within their circle are drug-free and that they don’t pose any form of threat to the environment or the society at large. A huge number of people have used drugs at some […] More

  • Natural Climate Solutions on Agricultural Lands

    The National Wildlife Federation Blog

    There has been a lot of buzz lately about the idea of planting a trillion trees globally to fight climate change by drawing carbon dioxide out of the air. Reforestation and improved forest management remain one of the quickest, most cost-effective means of removing atmospheric carbon. But another method that should not be overlooked is […] More

  • Too many Americans live in ‘sacrifice zones.’ Let’s fix that.

    Too many Americans live in ‘sacrifice zones.’ Let’s fix that.

    News on climate in the time of coronavirus Subscribe today Dieynabou Barry is a climate justice lead with the Partnership for Working Families. She supports affiliates in developing strategies and campaigns that build toward a clean energy economy that sustains workers, communities, and the planet. Coronavirus transmission rates may be down in New York City, […] More

  • Nottingham sells Robin Hood customers to British Gas

    Nottingham sells Robin Hood customers to British Gas

    Nottingham City Council has announced that all the customers of its troubled energy company, Robin Hood Energy, are to be transferred to British Gas. The deal with British Gas’s parent company Centrica has been reached following a strategic review of Robin Hood Energy launched by the City Council in March. Robin Hood Energy currently serves […] More

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    Sweating Out The Infection: How Climate Change Will Affect Population & Emissions

    Greenhouse gas emissions are primarily driven by population.  The more people, the more energy consumed; the more energy consumed, the more emissions.  The UN has three population forecasts, high, medium, and low.  The high forecast is unlikely because fertility rates have been dropping since 1946.  The medium forecast predicts 10.88 billion people by 2100, the […] More

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