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Ghana Opens University Dedicated to Environment and Climate Change

Ghana Opens University Dedicated to Environment and Climate Change

Ghana is set to open the University of Environment and Sustainable Development (UESD)—the country's first university dedicated to teaching students about climate change and protecting the environment. The UESD is located in the municipality of...
Could the Climate Crisis Wipe Out Cod?

Could the Climate Crisis Wipe Out Cod?

Brits may soon find it difficult to order traditional fish and chips at local restaurants. Researchers say the climate crisis is causing cod populations to dwindle. A new study, published in the Journal of Applied...
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...
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...
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...
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...
There Are 75% More GHG Emissions In Butter Than Vegan Spreads

There Are 75% More GHG Emissions In Butter Than Vegan Spreads

A new study finds butter production is 3.5 times more damaging to the environment than the production of vegan spreads. The study—which evaluated 212 plant-based spreads and 21 dairy butters across 21 European and North...
The Dalai Lama Says We Have an ‘Urgent Responsibility’ to Protect Wildlife and the Planet

The Dalai Lama Says We Have an ‘Urgent Responsibility’ to Protect Wildlife and the...

The Dalai Lama has spoken out about the need to protect wildlife and the environment amid global warming concerns. The Tibetan Buddhist spiritual leader said “we have an urgent responsibility” to protect the planet and...
Psychologists From 40 Countries Say Climate Anxiety Is a Global Threat

Psychologists From 40 Countries Say Climate Anxiety Is a Global Threat

Leaders from more than 40 psychological associations across the globe agree that climate change "is a serious global threat." The representatives met in Lisbon for the first-ever International Summit on Psychology’s Contributions to Global Health...
Willow Smith to Protest at the NYC Climate Strike

Willow Smith to Protest at the NYC Climate Strike

Willow Smith is joining the Climate Strike in New York City on September 20. The 18-year-old musician announced her participation in the strike on Instagram today. "This Friday, Sept 20th, I’m joining youth and millions...
An Icelandic Glacier Just Got Its Own ‘Grave’

An Icelandic Glacier Just Got Its Own ‘Grave’

The first-ever Icelandic glacier lost to the climate crisis has received its own memorial plaque. Named Okjökull, the former glacier's memorial -- dated August 2019 -- will be unveiled later this month. A poignant message...
Climate Power Duo Alexandria OC and Greta Thunberg Team Up to Save the Planet

Climate Power Duo Alexandria OC and Greta Thunberg Team Up to Save the Planet

New York Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez interviewed 16-year-old Swedish student Greta Thunberg for The Guardian on Saturday. Both Ocasio-Cortez, 29, and Thunberg have been heralded for their climate activism. The two discussed the climate crises,...
David Attenborough Lost His Appetite for Meat Due to 'the State of the Planet'

Sir David Attenborough Quit Red Meat to Save the Planet

(Updated November 19, 2019) The deteriorating state of the planet has caused Sir David Attenborough to lose his appetite for meat. "I can't remember the last time I had a piece of red meat," he...
Is Cheese Worse for the Planet Than Beef?

Is Cheese Worse for the Planet Than Beef?

Should you consider the climate impact of your cheese consumption? Meat is often the first thing people cut out when shifting to a more environmentally-friendly diet. The EAT-Lancet Commission, a study released earlier this year,...
1,000 Global Institutions Pull $8 Trillion From Fossil Fuels for Renewable Energy

1,000 Global Institutions Pull $8 Trillion From Fossil Fuels to Combat Climate Change

One thousand institutions around the world have pledged to step away from coal, oil, and gas companies due to environmental concerns, effectively removing nearly $8 trillion in support from fossil fuel industries. The Independent reports that...
Prince Harry Says There ‘Cannot Be Any More Excuses’ When It Comes to Taking Climate Action

Prince Harry Says There ‘Cannot Be Any More Excuses’ When It Comes to Taking...

Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex and sixth in line to the British throne, is calling for immediate action against climate change. Attending the Australian Geographic Society Awards in Sydney with his wife Meghan Markle the prince accepted...
kurtis baute

Bubble-Dwelling Climate Change Scientist Kurtis Baute Says Giving Up Meat Is Critical for Human...

Canadian environmental scientist Kurtis Baute has said that giving up meat is one of the top things that individuals can do to fight climate change. The self-described "whimsical scientist" recently gained a bit of media...

Ireland’s Former President Mary Robinson Stands By Controversial Call to Go Vegan to Fight...

Former president of Ireland, human rights activist, and environmentalist Mary Robinson refuses to backpedal on her opinion that those who are able to, must become vegetarian or vegan or at the very least, eat...
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Global Shift to Vegan Diet Would Sustainably Feed 10 Billion People, Study Finds

Switching to a plant-based diet, halving food waste, and improving existing farming practices can feed the projected world population of 10 billion by 2050, says a new study published today in the journal Nature. The study, which...
Ireland’s Former President Mary Robinson Urges Nation to Fight Climate Change By Reducing Meat Consumption

Ireland’s Former President Mary Robinson Urges Nation to Fight Climate Change By Reducing Meat...

Former president of Ireland and environmentalist Mary Robinson believes the nation has the potential to become a world leader on the issue of climate change, The Irish Times reports. Speaking on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate...