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After a Year of Strikes Can Fridays for Future Maintain Momentum?

This post was originally published on this site By Stuart Braun A year after activist Greta Thunberg first stood in the rain outside the Swedish parliament with her now iconic “Skolstrejk för klimatet” — school strike for the climate —… Continue Reading →

Is the 2020 Olympics an Opportunity for Japan to Tackle Seafood Sustainability?

This post was originally published on this site Tuna auctions are a tourist spectacle in Tokyo. Outside the city’s most famous fish market, long queues of visitors hoping for a glimpse of the action begin to form at 5 a.m…. Continue Reading →

Wildlife Conference Mulls Loosening Restrictions on Ivory Trade

This post was originally published on this site Some 183 nations are set to discuss possibly loosening elephant and ivory exports at the World Wildlife Conference on trade in endangered species, known as CITES, which is meeting in Geneva, Switzerland…. Continue Reading →

July 2019 Was the Hottest Month Ever Recorded, NOAA Confirms

This post was originally published on this site Humanity faced its hottest month in at least 140 years in July, the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said on Thursday. The finding confirms similar analysis provided by its EU… Continue Reading →

World’s Forest Animal Population Drops 53% Since 1970: WWF Report

This post was originally published on this site By Wesley Rahn The global population of forest-dwelling vertebrates has plummeted in the period between 1970 and 2014, according to a study published Tuesday by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)… Continue Reading →

Amazon Deforestation Increase Prompts Germany to Cut $39.5M in Funding to Brazil

This post was originally published on this site Germany said Saturday it would suspend aid to Brazil aimed at helping protect the Amazon forest in light of the stark increase in rainforest clearings since President Jair Bolsonaro took office. “The… Continue Reading →

Greta Thunberg to Set Sail for NY Climate Summit

This post was originally published on this site Greta Thunberg is set to head into a stormy Atlantic Wednesday on board the “Malizia II,” a no-comfort, high-tech ocean racer skippered by a champion yachtsman and a member of Monaco’s royal… Continue Reading →

German Environment Minister Calls for Plastic Bag Ban

This post was originally published on this site German Environment Minister Svenja Schulze has said she plans to introduce a law to ban the use of plastic bags. “My ministry will get a plastic bag ban on its way,” the… Continue Reading →

Giant, Possibly Carnivorous Parrot Discovered in New Zealand

This post was originally published on this site Scientists in New Zealand have uncovered the remains of a gigantic parrot that roamed the country some 20 million years ago. None The ancient bird stood up to a meter (39 inches)… Continue Reading →

Germany: ‘Meat Tax’ on the Table to Protect the Climate

This post was originally published on this site German politicians from the Social Democrats (SPD) and the Greens on Wednesday proposed raising the value added tax (VAT) on meat to the standard rate of 19%. Currently, meat is taxed at… Continue Reading →

India’s Tiger Population Grows to 3,000 in Conservation Boost

This post was originally published on this site The Indian government on Monday said its native wild tiger population has grown by more than 30% in four years thanks to bold conservation efforts. The number of tigers in the wild… Continue Reading →

Mexico Facing a Guacamole Crisis

This post was originally published on this site By Andreas Knobloch The U.S. has acquired quite a liking for the Mexican dip guacamole. Especially on the day of the Super Bowl, Americans devour the avocado-based dip in immense quantities. According… Continue Reading →

Extinction Rebellion Protesters Arrested in London

This post was originally published on this site Six Extinction Rebellion protesters were arrested as they blocked off corporations in the UK. The group had increased their actions to week-long nationwide protests. None Hundreds of protesters obstructed the entrance to… Continue Reading →

Bayer Monsanto Damages Reduced to $25.27 Million by U.S. Judge

This post was originally published on this site U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria announced his ruling in San Francisco on Monday. None Chhabria reduced the amount that Germany’s Bayer AG has to pay the claimant to $25.27 million (€22.4 million)…. Continue Reading →

Aldi Plastic Fruit and Veggie Bags to Cost a ‘Symbolic’ Cent

This post was originally published on this site By Wesley Rahn Thin plastic produce bags are often used only once to carry fruits and vegetables home from the supermarket, and are then thrown away without a second thought. Supermarket chain… Continue Reading →

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