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Did Early Humans Doom the Cave Bear?

This post was originally published on this site We may be in the midst of a major human-driven extinction crisis, but it turns out that humans may have been pushing other species to the brink long before the industrial era…. Continue Reading →

EPA Reverses Approval of Deadly ‘Cyanide Bombs’ After Public Outcry

This post was originally published on this site Trump’s U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has reversed a decision made last week to reauthorize the use of deadly cyanide traps used to kill wild animals that threaten agriculture, the Associated Press… Continue Reading →

Jacinda Ardern: Australia Must ‘Answer to the Pacific’ on Climate Crisis

This post was originally published on this site New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern had strong words for Australia as both nations attend the Pacific Islands Forum in Tuvalu this week. The climate crisis is shaping up to be a… Continue Reading →

Microplastics ‘From the Air’ Found in Arctic Snow and Ice

This post was originally published on this site Two groups of researchers have found microplastics in Arctic ice and snow, Reuters reported Wednesday. None A U.S.-led team discovered microplastics in ice core samples taken on an 18-day icebreaker expedition through… Continue Reading →

Lightning Surprises Near North Pole With 48 Strikes

This post was originally published on this site Forty-eight lightning strikes were detected within 300 miles of the North Pole on Saturday, The Washington Post’s Capital Weather Gang reported Wednesday. The event was so unusual that the National Weather Service… Continue Reading →

29 States and Cities Sue to Block Trump’s ‘Dirty Power’ Rule

This post was originally published on this site Twenty-nine states and cities sued the Trump administration Tuesday to stop it from weakening the Obama-era Clean Power Plan, which was the first regulation to set nationwide ceilings on greenhouse gas emissions… Continue Reading →

Trump Admin Guts Endangered Species Act in the Midst of Climate Crisis and Biodiversity Loss

This post was originally published on this site The Trump administration announced sweeping changes to the Endangered Species Act Monday in a move that could make it harder to protect plants and animals from the climate crisis, The New York… Continue Reading →

This London University Bans Beef Sales on Campus

This post was originally published on this site In a bid to fight the climate crisis, one London university is taking beef off the menu at all campus eateries. Goldsmiths, University of London announced the beef ban Monday as part… Continue Reading →

Plastic Bag Purchases Drop 90% at Major England Retailers After Bag Fee Is Introduced

This post was originally published on this site Charging grocery shoppers a small fee for plastic bags works. At least that’s what the UK government has found. Since it introduced a five-pence fee for plastic shopping bags in 2015, plastic… Continue Reading →

4 Amazing Shark Stories to Enjoy This Shark Week

This post was originally published on this site It’s shark week, that seven day period every summer when our television screens swim with stories of one of the ocean‘s most fascinating residents. But sharks make headlines all year round. Here… Continue Reading →

Air Pollution Linked to 30,000 U.S. Deaths in One Year

This post was originally published on this site Air pollution may have killed more than 30,000 Americans in a single year despite the fact that particulate matter levels in most U.S. counties fell within federal safety standards, CNN reported. That… Continue Reading →

New York Is Officially the First State to Ban Cat Declawing

This post was originally published on this site New York is officially the first state in the union to ban cat declawing. The landmark bill passed the state legislature in June, but didn’t become law until Monday, when Gov. Andrew… Continue Reading →

Birth of 1,000th California Condor Chick Is a Sign of Hope for This Critically Endangered Species

This post was originally published on this site North America’s largest bird passed an important milestone this spring when the 1,000th California condor chick hatched since recovery efforts began, NPR reported Sunday. The critically endangered species was down to just… Continue Reading →

Trump’s EPA Won’t Ban Brain-Damaging Pesticide

This post was originally published on this site President Donald Trump‘s U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will not ban the agricultural use of chlorpyrifos, a toxic pesticide that the EPA’s own scientists have linked to brain damage in children, The… Continue Reading →

New Zealand’s Rarest Mainland Forest Bird Is Having an ‘Epic’ Breeding Season

This post was originally published on this site Up until 25 years ago, New Zealand’s orange-fronted parakeet, or kākāriki karaka, was believed to be extinct. Now, it’s having one of its best breeding seasons in decades, NPR reported Thursday. At… Continue Reading →

Scientists Declare One of Largest Giraffe Subspecies Endangered

This post was originally published on this site Another subspecies of giraffe is now officially endangered, conservation scientists announced Thursday. The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) concluded that Masai giraffes, which live primarily in Kenya and Tanzania, are… Continue Reading →

Hot Dog, Hamburger Buns Recalled Over Possible Plastic Contamination

This post was originally published on this site If you’re aiming for a plastic-free cookout this summer, you might have to check in an unexpected place: your hamburger or hot dog buns. Georgia-based Flowers Foods is recalling buns and other… Continue Reading →

Losing Nemo? Nighttime Light Pollution Can Stop Clownfish From Hatching, Study Shows

This post was originally published on this site Light pollution is increasing near coral reefs as coastal developments expand. Some bungalows are even built above the reef with clear floors, so that tourists can watch the fish at night. But… Continue Reading →

Trump’s USDA Suspends Honeybee Survey

This post was originally published on this site The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) annual honeybee count has fallen victim to budget cuts, CNN reported Saturday. The suspension of the Honey Bee Colonies report is at least the third bee-related… Continue Reading →

Trader Joe’s Veggies Recalled Over Listeria Concerns

This post was originally published on this site Packaged vegetables, including some sold under the Trader Joe’s brand, were recalled due to possible Listeria contamination, CNN reported Tuesday. The recall was issued by the company Growers Express and also impacts… Continue Reading →

77 Health Organizations Call for Climate Action to Fight Public Health Emergency

This post was originally published on this site More than 70 leading public health groups, including the American Medical Association and the American Academy of Pediatrics, agree that the climate crisis is also a health emergency. None So far 77… Continue Reading →

Ragú Sauces Recalled Over Potential Plastic Contamination

This post was originally published on this site Spaghetti with plastic sauce? That’s what you might be eating if you pour one of three flavors of Ragú sauce over your pasta. Mizkan America, the food company that owns Ragú, announced… Continue Reading →

Michigan Prosecutors Drop Criminal Charges Against Officials Involved in Flint Water Crisis

This post was originally published on this site Michigan prosecutors dropped all criminal charges against government officials involved in the Flint water crisis Thursday, citing concerns about the investigation they had inherited from the Office of Special Counsel (OSC) appointed… Continue Reading →

New York State Ends Religious Exemptions for Vaccines

This post was originally published on this site New York state has joined California, West Virginia, Arizona, Mississippi and Maine in ending religious exemptions for parents who prefer not to vaccinate their children, The New York Times reported. The bill… Continue Reading →

Most Meat Will Be Plant-Based or Lab-Grown in 20 Years, Analysts Predict

This post was originally published on this site The future of meat consumption doesn’t lie with dead animals. That’s the conclusion drawn by a new report from consultancy firm AT Kearney, which predicts that 60 percent of “meat” in 2040… Continue Reading →

Tyson Foods Recalls Almost 200,000 Pounds of Chicken Fritters After Schools Find Plastic Parts

This post was originally published on this site Tyson Foods is recalling nearly 200,000 pounds of chicken fritters after three schools complained of plastic in the items, CNN reported Monday. The Fully Cooked, Whole Grain Golden Crispy Chicken Chunk Fritters… Continue Reading →

Climate Crisis Could Spread Dengue Fever Through Most of Southeast U.S.

This post was originally published on this site If greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise until 2080, dengue fever could spread through much of the southeastern U.S. by 2050. None That’s one of the findings in a study published in… Continue Reading →

Asbestos Contamination Found in More Claire’s Cosmetics: New FDA Report

This post was originally published on this site The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has found more asbestos in make-up sold at Claire’s, an accessory store geared towards young teenagers. None The store voluntarily recalled its Claire’s JoJo Siwa Makeup… Continue Reading →

‘Largest Undercover Dairy Investigation in History’ Uncovers Shocking Abuse at ‘Disneyland’ of Farms

This post was originally published on this site Police are investigating after an animal rights group released disturbing video footage showing workers mistreating calves at an Indiana farm that Food & Wine once dubbed the “Disneyland of agricultural tourism,” The… Continue Reading →

Ultra-Processed Foods Linked to Higher Risk of Heart Disease and Early Death

This post was originally published on this site Are ultra-processed foods like savory snacks, frozen meals and soft drinks really bad for your health? A pair of European studies published Wednesday gives fresh evidence that you are better off avoiding… Continue Reading →

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