NEWS ARCHIVE 01/20-03/20

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    02/26/20

    WHERE DOES YOUR BANK INVEST YOUR MONEY? NOW YOU CAN FIND OUT

    Fast Company - Is your money making meaningful investments in the community or just funding pipelines? Mighty Deposits lets you comparison shop banks’ behavior.

  • FORMER UN CLIMATE CHIEF CHRISTIANA FIGUE

    02/25/20

    10 THINGS YOU CAN DO ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE, ACCORDING TO THE SHEPHERDS OF THE PARIS AGREEMENT

    Forbes - Christiana Figueres once 

    credited the Buddhist teacher Thich Nhat Hanh with helping her shepherd 192 countries from blaming to collaborating, from paralysis to empowerment in the Paris Agreement. Now Figueres and her strategic advisor, have penned a book that shepherds climate activism from changing mental states to changing the world.

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    02/22/20

    CLIMATE CHANGE IS DRYING UP THE COLORADO RIVER, PUTTING MILLIONS

    AT RISK OF 'SEVERE WATER SHORTAGES'

    CNN - The Colorado River -- which provides water to more than 40 million people from Denver to Los Angeles -- has seen its flow dwindle by 20 percent compared to the last century, and scientists have found that climate change is mainly to blame.

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    02/21/20

    JP MORGAN ECONOMISTS WARN CLIMATE CRISIS IS THREAT TO HUMAN RACE

    The Guradian - The world’s largest financier of fossil fuels has warned clients that the climate crisis threatens the survival of humanity and that the planet is on an unsustainable trajectory, according to a leaked document.

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    02/20/20

    FIRMS MAKING BILLIONS FROM 'HIGHLY HAZARDOUS' PESTICIDES, ANALYSIS FINDS

    The Guradian - The world’s biggest pesticide companies make billions of dollars a year from chemicals found by independent authorities to pose high hazards to human health or the environment, according to an analysis by campaigners.

  • 02/19/20

    FAKE SCIENCE IS A REAL DANGER

    Drilled News - I once thought these scientists were being paranoid. Then I learned about the tobacco, pesticide, and climate disinformation industry targeting their research and reputations.

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    02/19/20

    NATURAL GAS IS A MUCH 'DIRTIER' ENERGY SOURCE THAN WE THOUGHT

    National Geographic - Coal, oil, and gas are responsible for much more atmospheric methane, the super-potent warming gas, than previously known.

  • 02/17/20

    WHAT SUNSCREENS ARE BEST FOR YOU AND THE PLANET

    National Geographic - Harmful chemicals from sunscreen can damage coral. Here’s how to protect both your skin and the reefs.

  • 02/17/20

    JEFF BEZOS COMMITS $10 BILLION TO ADDRESS

    CLIMATE CHANGE

    The New York Times - The world’s richest man unveiled a fund to help climate scientists and activists, an escalation of his philanthropic efforts.

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    02/10/20

    YOUR FOAM COFFEE CUP IS FIGHTING FOR ITS LIFE

    The New York Times - The Dart Container Corporation, which makes foam products, is a manufacturing behemoth and produced a fortune for the family behind it. Environmentalists say its products are polluting the globe.

  • 02/09/20

    IN AGRICULTURAL GIANT BRAZIL, A GROWING HAZARD: THE ILLEGAL TRADE IN PESTICIDES

    Washington Post - Adulterated in labs and garages, hustled like narcotics, co-opted by gangs and mafias, counterfeit and contraband pesticides are flooding developed and developing countries alike, with environmental and social consequences that are “far from trivial,” the U.N. Environment Program reported last year.

  • 02/09/20

    DEFORESTATION IN BRAZIL CONTINUES TORRID PACE INTO 2020

    Mongabay - Despite global concern over last year’s catastrophic forest destruction and associated fires in Earth’s largest rainforest, deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon continues to rise, according to data from Brazil’s national space research institute INPE.

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    02/07/20

    GUIDE TO CLIMATE SUCCESS

    Wired - We’re all feeling it, the massive and crushing daily reminder that climate change is already tearing apart ecosystems and flooding coastal cities and killing humans with extreme heat, among other ills. You’d be forgiven for feeling hopeless right now. But all is not lost.

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    02/06/20

    EVERYTHING IS ACCELARATING

    The Sydney Morning Herald - More than a year ago, legendary investor Jeremy Grantham announced he was devoting almost his entire fortune, more than $US1 billion ($1.5 billion), to the fight against climate change.

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    02/06/20

    CALIFORNIA'S

    MULTI-BILLION DOLLAR PROBLEM: THE TOXIC LEGACY

    OF OLD OIL WELLS

    Center for Public Integrity and the Los Angeles Times - Across much of California, fossil fuel companies are leaving thousands of oil and gas wells unplugged and idle, potentially threatening the health of people living nearby and handing taxpayers a multibillion-dollar bill for the environmental cleanup. 

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    01/31/20

    SUPER BOWL KICKS OUT PLASTIC

    E&E News - Football fans will be drinking their Bud Light out of aluminum cups this weekend at Florida's Hard Rock Stadium.

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    01/28/20

    ALMONDS ARE OUT. DAIRY IS A DISASTER. SO WHAT MILK SHOULD WE DRINK?

    The Guardian - A glass of dairy milk produces almost three times more greenhouse gas than any plant-based milk. But vegan options have drawbacks of their own. For environmentally minded consumers, the news is hard to swallow: almond milk is not healthy for the planet and the popular milk substitute is especially hard on bees.

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    01/27/20

    THE MOST PROFITABLE HEDGE FUND IN THE WORLD IS GOING GREEN

    The Hill - TCI Fund Management is telling its investments to be accountable for their carbon footprint

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    01/22/20

    A TRILLION TOXIC GALLONS

    DesmogUK - Back in April last year, the Trump administration’s Environmental Protection Agency decided it was “not necessary” to update the rules for toxic waste from oil and gas wells. Torrents of wastewater flow daily from the nation’s 1.5 million active oil and gas wells and the agency’s own research has warned it may pose risks to the country's drinking water supplies.

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    01/22/20

    WORLD'S CONSUMPTION OF MATERIALS HITS RECORD 100BN TONNES A YEAR

    The Guardian - The climate and wildlife emergencies are driven by the unsustainable extraction of fossil fuels, metals, building materials and trees. The report’s authors warn that treating the world’s resources as limitless is leading towards global disaster.

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    01/16/20

    US DRINKING WATER CONTAMINATION WITH 'FOREVER' CHEMICALS FAR WORSE THAN SCIENTISTS THOUGHT

    The Guardian - The contamination of US drinking water with manmade “forever chemicals” is far worse than previously estimated with some of the highest levels found in Miami, Philadelphia and New Orleans, said a report on Wednesday by an environmental watchdog group.

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    01/21/20

    AMERICA'S RADIOACTIVE

    SECRET

    Rolling Stone - Oil-and-gas wells produce nearly a trillion gallons of toxic waste a year. An investigation shows how it could be making workers sick and contaminating communities across America

  • 01/16/20

    CITING CLIMATE CHANGE, BLACKROCK WILL START MOVING AWAY FROM FOSSIL FUELS

    The New Yorker - “Seismic” is the only word to describe the recent decision of the asset-management firm BlackRock to acknowledge the urgency of the climate crisis and begin (emphasis on begin) to start redirecting its investments.

  • 01/15/20

    CLIMATE, INEQUALITY, HUNGER: WHICH GLOBAL PROBLEMS WOULD YOU FIX FIRST?

    The Guardian -  In 2015, 193 countries agreed a blueprint to end poverty, protect the planet and address inequalities. Governments promised to meet 17 sustainable development goals by 2030. With only 10 years left until the deadline, the race is on to achieve them.

    Interactive quiz: find out how your priorities compare.

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    01/13/20

    CLIMATE GROUPS TURN UP THE HEAT ON BIG BANKS, INSURERS

    Politico - Climate change activists are sharpening their campaign against Wall Street banks and top insurers, aiming to convince financial giants like JPMorgan Chase and Berkshire Hathaway to cut off the flow of money supporting investments in oil, natural gas and coal.

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    01/08/20

    WATER WARS: EARLY WARNING TOOL USES CLIMATE DATA TO PREDICT CONFLICT HOTSPOTS

    The Guardian - Tension over water scarcity is increasing across the globe. A new system flags up where this threatens to erupt into violence.

  • 01/07/20

    ALL THE WAYS TO DONATE: A GUIDE TO RELIEF FUNDS FOR BUSHFIRES

    Russh Magazine - As the bushfires across the East and South Coast of Australia continue to burn, our collective urge to help and take action is hitting fever pitch.

  • 01/05/20

    THE CALIFORNIA CITY THAT WANTS TO ELIMINATE DISPOSABLE COFFEE CUPS

    The Guardian - Berkeley’s new law targeting throwaway food packaging requires customers to go reusable or pay a fee. The next time Charles Bunch goes on a coffee break without his reusable coffee mug, he knows he’s going to pay for it....

  • 01/04/20

    AUSTRALIA WILL LOOSE TO CLIMATE CHANGE

    The Atlantic - Australia is caught in a climate spiral. For the past few decades, the arid and affluent country of 25 million has padded out its economy—otherwise dominated by sandy beaches and a bustling service sector—by selling coal to the world.

  • 01/03/20

    VOGUE ITALIA DROPS PHOTOSHOOTS FROM JANUARY ISSUE IN GREEN STATEMENT

    The Guardian - Vogue Italia will not feature any photoshoots in its January 2020 issue in a bid to make a statement about sustainability. The move is intended to highlight the environmental impact of photoshoots in print magazines.