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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres calls for #ClimateAction on Wednesday's #EarthDay – UN

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres calls for #ClimateAction on Wednesday's #EarthDay - UN

“We must act decisively to protect our planet from both the #coronavirus and the existential threat of the climate emergency.” UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres calls for #ClimateAction on Wednesday’s #EarthDay. This video was first published onSource link . We are just re-posting and re-sharing. Y Not Freakin’ Recyclable Home climate …

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Australians see coronavirus, climate change as an equal threat

Australians see coronavirus, climate change as an equal threat

A new survey shows a majority of Australians believe climate change is as serious a threat as the coronavirus pandemic. However, the proportion who think that’s the case, 59 per cent, is far below the global average of 71 per cent. AAP Newsagency reports the findings were released today in …

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Plastics industry supports waste pickers during lockdown

Plastics industry supports waste pickers during lockdown

South Africa has close to 60 000 waste pickers who play a substantial role in the country’s waste management industry. As part of the country’s informal waste sector, they help recover recyclables from household waste streams, as well as waste materials sent to landfill sites. With the country in a …

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UK city launches ‘world’s first’ zero-carbon superhub

UK city launches 'world's first' zero-carbon superhub

Oxford City Council has launched Energy Superhub Oxford (ESO), thought to be the world-first project that integrates decarbonising power, heat and transport across a city. The local authority has taken delivery of its first electric vehicles (EVs) as part of the project, as well as outlining the next steps for …

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We are living in a potentially transformative moment

We are living in a potentially transformative moment

Fifty years ago today, not long after WWF-Canada was founded, environmentalists took to the streets to celebrate the first Earth Day. The demonstrations went global 20 years later, inspiring a new generation. This year’s Earth Day anniversary would’ve been part of a month of international student-led climate strikes. Then everything …

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In the world’s first ‘Coronavirus elections’, South Korea voted for climate action

In the world’s first ‘Coronavirus elections’, South Korea voted for climate action

With the world reeling from the disastrous spread of coronavirus, it might seem extraordinary for a government to make policy on anything else. But in South Korea, they did just that. Back in March, and in the midst of its coronavirus response, the ruling Democratic Party announced plans for a …

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Employees Are Fighting For A New Cause At Work: The Climate

Employees Are Fighting For A New Cause At Work: The Climate

At the end of February, thousands of cleaning workers in Minneapolis marched in what’s believed to have been the first union-authorized climate strike in the United States. The protesters, many of them immigrants and people of color who have seen their communities harmed by everything from air pollution to drought, …

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As Sea Levels Rise, Will Drinking Water Supplies Be at Risk?

As Sea Levels Rise, Will Drinking Water Supplies Be at Risk?

The Delaware River, a major source of drinking water for Philadelphia, is facing an emerging threat as rising seas push saltwater farther upstream. It’s a problem that other places, from Miami to Shanghai, will also confront, especially as increasing drought lowers river flows. At the Delaware Memorial Bridge, about 35 …

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‘Demand more’: Obama calls for people to stand against climate change as Trump lies about air and water quality

‘Demand more’: Obama calls for people to stand against climate change as Trump lies about air and water quality

Barack Obama has warned that the climate crisis “will force far harsher changes” on future generations than the coronavirus pandemic and urged people to “demand more” from leadership to protect the plant. In a message on Twitter on Earth Day, the former president shared an Associated Press report about the young climate activists that have galvanised …

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After coronavirus

After coronavirus

The coronavirus outbreak has rightly dominated the headlines over recent months. The number of fatalities as well as the changes made to daily life have been huge, and resulted in rapid change in working, social and economic conditions. Recently, media narratives have shifted to exit strategies, and the risk to …

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