Tag Archives: ClimateAction

Storm Dennis: ‘Bleak irony’ as youth climate change conference cancelled due to extreme weather

Storm Dennis: ‘Bleak irony’ as youth climate change conference cancelled due to extreme weather

Youth climate change activists in the UK have been forced to cancel their first ever national conference due to flooding brought on by Storm Dennis. The conference in Staffordshire was due to start on Sunday but police have advised that the event should not go ahead due to safety concerns, …

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Colonial conservation – a ‘cycle of impunity’

Colonial conservation - a 'cycle of impunity'

A UN investigation has suggested that rangers funded by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) have beaten up, abused and murdered people in the forests of Congo. These atrocities were committed in the name of conservation.  The victims are members of the Baka tribe, living in the Congo rainforest in an area called Messok Dja, which is a biodiversity hotspot known for its gorillas, elephants and chimpanzees. The beatings and murders occurred because WWF has been trying to turn Messok Dja into a …

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Report Suggests Solutions for Making Coffee More Sustainable

Report Suggests Solutions for Making Coffee More Sustainable

Report Suggests Solutions for Making Coffee More Sustainable by Jeffrey D. Sachs and Kaitlin Cordes |February 14, 2020 Image credit: Pixabay Creative Commons CCO  Coffee is the world’s favorite drink, with more than 400 billion cups enjoyed per year. We do our part to add to that grand total! Coffee …

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BP pulls advertising campaign just months after our legal complaint

Example fossil fuel ads with warning following ClientEarth complaint against BP.

During BP’s net-zero announcement this week, new CEO Bernard Looney announced that BP will “stop corporate reputation advertising” and that the current Possibilities Everywhere ad campaign will end and not be replaced. In December, we made a legal complaint against the campaign, which we believed could mislead people into thinking …

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The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services writes that “Once in the …

The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services writes that "Once in the ...

The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services writes that “Once in the water, plastic never fully biodegrades” and includes an estimated decomposition time for plastic bags at 10 to 20 years. However, depending on the bag’s composition, it could take upwards of 1,000 years . Jelly-fish look-alike: Sea turtles mistake …

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Quilters and knitters are mapping climate change

Quilters and knitters are mapping climate change

Get your daily dose of good news from Grist Subscribe to The Beacon This story was originally published by Slate and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Last week, as January became February, I noticed that green shoots from the daffodils in my front yard in …

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EWG News Roundup (2/14): Trump EPA Fails To Protect Kids From Pesticides, Few Signs of Progress on PFAS and More

EWG News Roundup (2/14): Trump EPA Fails To Protect Kids From Pesticides, Few Signs of Progress on PFAS and More

In the News Friday, February 14, 2020 This week, EWG published a peer-reviewed study in the journal Environmental Health that details the history of the landmark Food Quality Protection Act and shows that the Environmental Protection Agency has failed to add the mandated children’s health safety factor to the allowable …

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Colorful, solar-powered island home is inspired by local fishermen’s buoys

Colorful, solar-powered island home is inspired by local fishermen's buoys

As one of the most scenic states in the country, Maine is an inspiration for many architects and designers. One architect has managed to use his family’s love of the idyllic state to build a beautiful, solar-powered home on a remote island off its coastline. Architect Noel Fedosh of LUNO …

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