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Meat and Dairy Produces More Nitrogen Than Earth Can Take

Meat and Dairy Produce More Nitrogen Than Earth Can Take

A new study has found that the production of meat and dairy emits more nitrogen than the earth can take. Researchers from the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) conducted the study, which assessed 275...
New Jersey Becomes First State to Make Climate Change Education Mandatory in School

New Jersey Becomes First State to Make Climate Change Education Mandatory in School

Next year, New Jersey students at every public school grade level will learn about climate change. In early June, the Board of Education adopted "Next Generation Science Standards" to the New Jersey Student Learning Standards....
Denmark Wants to Make It Illegal to Ignore Climate Change

Denmark Wants to Make It Illegal to Ignore Climate Change

Denmark has passed an ambitious law that makes it illegal to not act on climate change. The country's new law, called the Climate Act, aims to ensure that Denmark will reduce its carbon emissions by...
The International Space Station’s Antenna to Protect Wild Animals

The International Space Station’s Antenna to Protect Wild Animals

An antenna on the International Space Station (ISS) is transmitting data that could help protect wild animals. The International Cooperation for Animal Research Using Space (ICARUS), a German-Russian observation system for animal migration, involves hundreds...
The Vatican Urges Catholics to Drop Fossil Fuel Investments

The Vatican Urges Catholics to Drop Fossil Fuel Investments

Pope Francis and the Vatican are encouraging Catholics around the world to divest from fossil fuels, emphasizing a responsibility to protect both human rights and the environment. The Vatican recently published a 225-page manual for...
Black Pregnant Women Face Greatest Risk From Climate Change

Black Pregnant Women Face Greatest Risk From Climate Change

A new study finds Black pregnant women face greater risks due to climate change. Exposure to air pollutants or high temperatures increased the likelihood for Black pregnant women to have stillbirths. They were also more...
Greta Thunberg Inspires Kids to Teach Their Parents About Recycling

Greta Thunberg Inspires Kids to Teach Their Parents About Recycling

Teenage environmentalist Greta Thunberg is inspiring children to teach their parents about good recycling practices. According to a new poll by the Metal Packaging Manufacturers Association (MPMA)—which surveyed 2,000 parents of school children—nearly half of...
Amazon Invests $2 Billion to Combat Climate Change With Food and Technology

Amazon Invests $2 Billion to Combat Climate Change With Food and Technology

Amazon has announced a new $2 billion Climate Pledge Fund. The fund will support the development of sustainable food and technology to combat climate change. The new fund is part of Amazon's Climate Pledge, announced...

Is Meat Destroying the Planet?

Is meat destroying the planet? According to the United Nations, we have fewer than 12 years to prevent a major climate change crisis. Ditching red meat is one way to reduce your impact on the...
Scientists Name New Spider Species After Greta Thunberg

Scientists Name New Spider Species After Greta Thunberg

Scientists just named a new spider species after teenage environmentalist Greta Thunberg. Peter Jäger, Head of Arachnology at the Senckenberg Research Institute and Natural History Museum in Frankfurt, discovered a new genus of Madagascan huntsman...
The 13 Largest Dairy Companies Produce As Much Greenhouse Gas As the UK

The 13 Largest Dairy Companies Produce As Much Greenhouse Gas As the UK

According to a new report, the 13 biggest dairy companies in the world have the same combined greenhouse gas emissions as the entirety of the UK. These include Amul, Le Groupe Lactalis, Saputo Inc.,...
Leonardo DiCaprio Produces ‘And We Go Green’ Documentary on Sustainable, Electric Car Racing

Leonardo DiCaprio Produces ‘And We Go Green’ Documentary on Sustainable, Electric Car Racing

Leonardo DiCaprio produced 2019's "And We Go Green," a motorsports documentary about Formula E—the sustainable, all-electric auto-racing circuit. Directed by Fisher Stevens and Malcolm Venville, “And We Go Green” covers the 2017-2018 season of the...
The Link Between Cancer and Climate Change

The Link Between Cancer and Climate Change

According to a new study by public health experts, climate change increases the production of—and exposure to—known carcinogens. Global warming also threatens people's access to effective cancer treatment following exposure. The study was produced by...
New Zealand’s Schools Will Teach Students How to Replace Meat and Dairy

New Zealand’s Schools Will Teach Students How to Replace Meat and Dairy

New Zealand school systems are now advising students to eat less meat and dairy in order to combat climate change. The new curriculum launched in January, according to Reuters. It uses research to show secondary...
How to Help Protect Bees In Your Garden

How to Help Protect Bees In Your Garden

Bees are one of the most important species in the world, crucial to food production and healthy ecosystems. Here's how to help support and protect bees and other pollinators in your own garden. Why Are...
UN Encourages Investors to Cash In On Plant -Based Food

UN Encourages Investors to Cash In On Plant-Based Food

United Nations-backed organization Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI)—an independent network bringing sustainability into investment practices—is urging investors to back plant-based products. In a new PRI report, entitled Inevitable Policy Response, the group discusses policies that...
A 50% Drop In Meat and Dairy Consumption Prevents 1.6 Billion Tons of Greenhouse Gases

A 50% Drop In Meat and Dairy Consumption Prevents 1.6 Billion Tons of Greenhouse...

Replacing 50 percent of animal products in the U.S. diet with plant-based foods could prevent 1.6 billion tons of greenhouse gases (GHGs) from entering the atmosphere by 2030. A new report from the University of...
Pakistan Just Hired 63,000 People to Plant 10 Billion Trees

Pakistan Just Hired 63,000 People to Plant 10 Billion Trees

Pakistan is working to help laborers who have lost their jobs amid the pandemic. The country hired more than 63,000 people to help plant billions of trees. The Pakistan Institute of Development Economics has revealed...
Emma Thompson Is a Climate Activist in the New Film ‘Extinction’

Emma Thompson Is a Climate Activist in the New Film ‘Extinction’

Academy Award-winning actor Emma Thompson stars in a new short film made by the environmental activist group, Extinction Rebellion. It was released online last Friday to mark the one-year anniversary of the UK becoming...
Greta Thunberg’s New Ad Exposes a Terrifying Climate Reality

Greta Thunberg’s New Ad Exposes a Terrifying Climate Reality

"Our house is on fire," and since August 2018, when Greta Thunberg first protested outside Swedish parliament for more action on climate change, the teen activist has asked—no, demanded—that we react. As the world grapples...
Joaquin Phoenix and Jane Fonda Will Livestream for Earth Day

Joaquin Phoenix and Jane Fonda Will Livestream for Earth Day

Three-day online event Earth Day Live will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. The livestream concert is also part of international efforts to promote social distancing during the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The...