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Posted by on in Environmental Heroes
Earth Day looked a little different this year. With the COVID-19 pandemic impacting people around the globe, in-person mass mobilizations and gatherings are not an option.Young people around the world are continuing the fight to safeguard our planet, and are motivating all of us to continue the figh...
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Posted by on in Recycling
 Words by Tina Casey   MAY 25, 2020  Analysts were already predicting the end of recycling last year, when mountains of waste began to pile up after China and other countries began refusing to accept such shipments from overseas. The COVID-19 outbreak has further complicated global recyc...
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Posted by on in Sustainable Development
Tina Casey, May 20, 2020  Signs of a business consensus on a green COVID-19 recovery are continuing to grow. In the latest development, the We Mean Business group of 155 leading global corporations has joined with the UN Global Compact and the Science Based Targets initiative to advocate for e...
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Posted by on in Sustainable Development
Coronavirus has changed how our cities operate. People aren’t driving everywhere, flying frequently or using tons of electricity. As a result, global carbon emissions could fall as much as 2.5 billion tonnes in 2020. And city leaders are taking note. Amid the destruction of lives and the global econ...
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Posted by on in Human Health
MAY 5, 2020 While the exact origin of the coronavirus outbreak remains debated, scientists know we’ll face more pandemics in the future without decisive action.  Infectious diseases have been rising since the 1950s, with an estimated three out of every four disease coming from animals. We...
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Posted by on in Earth Violators
Projecting Climate Demands Outside Chase CEO's Home Today is Chase's biggest meeting of the year. Since we can't be there in person, we decided to do something different and project our demands across the street from Chase CEO Jamie Dimon's house last night. https://www.facebook.com/StoptheMoneyPi...
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Posted by on in Food
Shared from the 5/14/2020 The Denver Post eEdition By Richard C. Paddock and Dera Menra Sijabat
© The New York Times Co.  BANGKOK»Six days a week, the butchers of Tomohon gather at Indonesia’s most notorious market and cut up bats, rats, snakes and lizards that were taken from the wilds of Sul...
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Posted by on in Fossil Fuels
TNYT, May 13, 2020 Brad Plumer  WASHINGTON — The United States is on track to produce more electricity this year from renewable power than from coal for the first time on record, new government projections show, a transformation partly driven by the coronavirus pandemic, with profound implicat...
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Posted by on in Sustainable Development
EarthDay.org, May 7, 2020  Coronavirus has changed how our cities operate. People aren’t driving everywhere, flying frequently or using tons of electricity. As a result, global carbon emissions could fall as much as 2.5 billion tonnes in 2020. And city leaders are taking note. Amid the destruc...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
By Steven Erlanger TNYT, Published May 9, 2020 Updated May 11, 2020 The battle over how to spend recovery funds — to quickly restore the old economy or invest in a greener one — will define the post-pandemic world.   BRUSSELS — With the global paralysis induced by the coronavirus, levels of ...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
Public support for action on climate change and hundreds of wind and solar co-ops that brought benefits to local communities restarted a stalled movement.By Dan Gearino APR 30, 2020 BERLIN—Twenty years ago, before climate change was as widely seen as the existential threat it is today, Germany emba...
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Posted by on in Ocean/Seas/Coastlines
Published: 01 April 2020 Nature volume 580,  Abstract Sustainable Development Goal 14 of the United Nations aims to “conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development”. Achieving this goal will require rebuilding the marine life-support system...
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Posted by on in Earth Violators
Shared from the 5/10/2020 The Denver Post eEdition By Nadja Popovich, Kendra Pierre-Louis and Livia Albeck-Ripka
© The New York Times Co. After three years in office, the Trump administration has dismantled most of the major climate and environmental policies the president promised to undo. C...
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Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
Shared from the 5/3/2020 The Denver Post eEdition By Bruce Finley
The Denver Post Mountain lions face an uncertain future under a new state plan to let hunters kill up to 15% a year across western Colorado, and more near subdivisions — rankling animal rights advocates who favor a live-and-let-...
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Posted by on in Animals
Shared from the 5/4/2020 The Denver Post eEdition DEADLY PEST By Mike Baker © The New York Times Co. BLAINE, WASH.»In his decades of beekeeping, Ted McFall had never seen anything like it. As he pulled his truck up to check on a group of hives near Custer, Wash., in November, he could spot from t...
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Posted by on in Human Health
Shared from the 5/2/2020 The Denver Post eEdition By Amy LevineGuest commentary The COVID-19 pandemic is a reminder of the delicate and unpredictable balance between humans and the natural world. Even as a scientist who studies the human-animal interface, I am astounded by the fact that a seemingl...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
May 5, 2020, The Denver Post  KENSINGTON, MD.» In just 50 years, 2 billion to 3.5 billion people — mostly the poor who can’t afford air conditioning — will be living in a climate that historically has been too hot to handle, a new study said. With every 1.8 degree Fahrenheit (1 degree Celsius...
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Posted by on in MyBlog
With All Eyes On COVID, Trump Continues His Environmental Assaults BY ANDY SHARPLESS AND ANTHA WILLIAMS   APRIL 23, 2020 OFFSHORE DRILLINGDeepwater Horizon Spill As COVID-19 continues its deadly march across the United States, the public and the media are rightly captivated by the pande...
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Posted by on in Sustainable Development
In the coronavirus age, issues like paid sick leave and climate impact take on a new, urgent cast. By Alexandra Kirkman   The coronavirus pandemic has laid bare the problems with how many businesses operate: from inadequate sick leave policies and poor working conditions to continued attempt...
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Posted by on in General Environment
Apr 1, 2020 Conservation International  Editor’s note: The COVID-19 pandemic has spread around the world at lightning speed, infecting more than 900,000 people and killing more than 40,000 people to date. Protecting nature will be critical to preventing future pandemics, some scientists say. W...
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