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    A TRILLION TOXIC GALLONS

    Fossil Fuels are a hot topic these days. A lot of people link them to climate change, others argue that they have nothing to do with global warming, but wherever you stand on that subject, there is a darker, very invisible side to fossil fuels and chemical toxicity. READ MORE

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    NEWS/HEADLINES

    SO WHAT MILK SHOULD WE DRINK? 

    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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    SUSTAINABILITY

    THE ISSUE WITH TISSUE

    It is time for companies to act more as global citizens and usher the world into a more sustainable paradigm. Fortunately, solutions promoting healthy forests and a healthy planet already exist. READ MORE

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    WASTE MANAGEMENT

    GIANT BRANDS LOVE LOOP'S ZERO WASTE PACKAGING

    and now it’s coming to a store near you. A year after it launched, the delivery service that takes back its packaging to be reused is expanding, and you’ll soon be able to find its innovative packaging designs at retail stores. READ MORE

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    CLIMATE CHANGE

    HOW TO REASSURE A CHILD WHO IS ANXIOUS ABOUT THE PLANET

    One in five children aged eight to 16 have nightmares about the state of the world. Here’s how adults can help. READ MORE

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    AIR POLLUTION

    CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC LEADING TO HUG DROP IN AIR POLLUTION

    ‘Largest scale experiment ever’ shows what is possible as satellite images reveal marked fall in global nitrogen dioxide levels. READ MORE

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

    02/25/20

    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.

  • CLIMATE CHANGE IS DRYING UP THE COLORADO RIVER, PUTTING MILLIONS

    AT RISK OF 'SEVERE WATER SHORTAGES'

    02/22/20

    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.

  • JP MORGAN ECONOMISTS WARN CLIMATE CRISIS IS THREAT TO HUMAN RACE

    02/21/20

    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.

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

    02/20/20

    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.

  • FAKE SCIENCE IS A REAL DANGER

    02/19/20

    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.

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

    02/19/20

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

  • JEFF BEZOS COMMITS $10 BILLION TO ADDRESS

    CLIMATE CHANGE

    02/17/20

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

  • YOUR FOAM COFFEE CUP IS FIGHTING FOR ITS LIFE

    02/10/20

    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.

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

    02/09/20

    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.

  • GUIDE TO CLIMATE SUCCESS

    02/07/20

    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.

  • EVERYTHING IS ACCELARATING

    02/06/20

    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.

  • CALIFORNIA'S

    MULTI-BILLION DOLLAR PROBLEM: THE TOXIC LEGACY

    OF OLD OIL WELLS

    02/06/20

    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. 

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

    01/28/20

    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.

  • THE MOST PROFITABLE HEDGE FUND IN THE WORLD IS GOING GREEN

    01/27/20

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

  • A TRILLION TOXIC GALLONS

    01/22/20

    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.

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

    01/22/20

    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.

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

    01/22/20

    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.

  • AMERICA'S RADIOACTIVE

    SECRET

    01/21/20

    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

  • 10 CRITICAL WATER SCARCITY FACTS WE MUST NOT IGNORE

    01/21/20

    Resilience - In this article, we’ll discuss the role that humans play in the global water crisis and we’ll cover the 10 most alarming water scarcity facts that we shouldn’t ignore.

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

    01/16/20

    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.

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

    01/15/20

    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.

  • CLIMATE GROUPS TURN UP THE HEAT ON BIG BANKS, INSURERS

    01/13/20

    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.

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

    01/08/20

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

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

    01/07/20

    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.

  • THE CALIFORNIA CITY THAT WANTS TO ELIMINATE DISPOSABLE COFFEE CUPS

    01/05/20

    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....

  • AUSTRALIA WILL LOOSE TO CLIMATE CHANGE

    01/04/20

    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.

  • VOGUE ITALIA DROPS PHOTOSHOOTS FROM JANUARY ISSUE IN GREEN STATEMENT

    01/03/20

    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.

  • A DESIGN LOVER'S GUIDE TO SUSTAINABLE TRAVEL IN 2020

    12/31/19

    Architectural Digest - The act of traveling right now oozes ecological contradiction. A trip typically consumes more precious resources than staying at home does, but can also remind a traveler of what makes the planet worth caring about in the first place.

  • THE STORY OF 2019: PROTESTS IN EVERY CORNER OF THE GLOBE

    12/30/19

    The New Yorker - When historians look back at 2019, the story of the year will not be the turmoil surrounding Donald Trump. It will instead be the tsunami of protests that swept across six continents and engulfed both liberal democracies and ruthless autocracies. 

  • THE BIG SCIENCE

    AND ENVIRONMENT STORIES OF 2019

    12/26/19

    BBC - This year, millions of people around the world mobilised in protest to highlight the dire emergency facing our planet. Could 2019 prove to be the year when talk turned to action on the climate crisis? We looked back at some of the biggest stories of the year in science and the environment.

  • TURNING PLASTIC

    INTO USEFUL CHEMICALS

    12/26/19

    Grit Daily - Plastic pollution does not have a simple solution and Miranda Wang and Jeanny Yao haven’t let that stop them. Wang and Yao are pioneering a new way in which plastic can be diverted from a landfill or from ending up contributing to a patch of garbage in the ocean.

  • CLIMATE REPORTING IN 2019: A YEAR OF WARNINGS BUT

    ALSO HOPE

    12/25/19

    The New York Times - The year’s best climate articles found new ways to inform and surprise readers. In doing so, these articles, from across The New York Times and other publications, offered their own measure of hope: that by exposing some of the specific failures of governments, businesses and citizens, we might do better.

  • WE MIGHT NOT

    BE PLANTING THE

    RIGHT KIND OF FORESTS

    12/25/19

    Wired - We Might Not Be Planting the Right Kinds of Forests. As the world scrambles to combat deforestation, experts warn our efforts could have far fewer benefits than we think.

  • THE ICE WE

    HAVE LOST

    12/23/19

    Vox - The ice we’ve lost to climate change this past decade, visualized. As polar and mountain regions have warmed, the extent of sea and land ice has declined.

  • FROM LEADER

    TO DESPOILER

    12/23/19

    Mongabay - Brazil on the precipice: from environmental leader to despoiler (2010-2020)

  • THE FUTURE

    OF FASHION IS

    CIRCULAR

    12/19/19

    Vogue - The Future of Fashion Is Circular: Why the 2020s Will Be About Making New Clothes Out of Old Ones

  • ABOUT BEING 

    HUMAN

    12/19/19

    Scientific American - What Climate Change Tells Us about Being Human - The crisis requires us to face hard limits set by nature while also reimagining the stories we tell ourselves.

  • FOSSIL FUEL GIANTS CLAIM TO SUPPORT

    CLIMATE SCIENCE

    12/18/19

    HuffPost - Fossil Fuel Giants Claim To Support Climate Science, Yet Still Fund Denial. Fourteen oil and gas companies are funding a website that attacks scientists and undermines their work.

  • HUMANITY IS 

    OVERWHELMING

    THE PLANET

    12/17/19

    Baltimore Sun - The COP25 climate change summit that just wrapped up in Madrid, Spain, was not the decisive plunge into climate action the world needed. 

  • INVISIBLE TO THE NAKED EYE

    12/12/19

    A New York Times investigation used infrared cameras to show massive methane leaks in the United States, some by energy producers who have won relaxed enforcement against such pollution. 

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