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We Made So Much Progress On Plastic Bags. Coronavirus Could Undo It All.

We Made So Much Progress On Plastic Bags. Coronavirus Could Undo It All.

There are very few winners in a global pandemic, but it seems that the plastics industry might be one.  Less than six months ago, Massachusetts was on the verge of passing a statewide ban on single-use plastic bags. At least 130 towns and cities across the commonwealth had already limited …

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Shifting Gears: The Climate Protest Movement in the Age of Coronavirus

Shifting Gears: The Climate Protest Movement in the Age of Coronavirus

For more than a year, just about every Friday at noon, Invaliden Park in downtown Berlin was transformed into a vivacious, noisy, swarming hubbub with teenage speakers, bands, and live dance acts — as well as Germany’s top climate scientists — all sharing a makeshift stage and a microphone. Several …

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Coronavirus: China promotes bile from caged bears to treat pandemic ‘caused by exploiting wildlife’

Coronavirus: China promotes bile from caged bears to treat pandemic ‘caused by exploiting wildlife’

The Chinese government is touting bile extracted from caged bears as a treatment for coronavirus, which experts have branded “hugely irresponsible”. Scientists agree that China’s wildlife trade – notably markets where species are crammed closely together – was the most likely source of the coronavirus pandemic. But in a list of …

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How hospital staff can pressure the government

How hospital staff can pressure the government

Hospital staff can put pressure on the government to solve supply problems and save lives. And the rest of us can help. This article is explains how. It’s about the UK, but much of it applies to the US, and some other countries. This article is addressed to nurses, clearers, doctors, …

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What Can We Learn From Covid-19 to Help With Climate Change?

What Can We Learn From Covid-19 to Help With Climate Change?

What Can We Learn From Covid-19 to Help With Climate Change? Photo: Felipe Esquivel Reed Today, the Covid-19 pandemic is all anyone can talk about. Societies around the world are coming to a standstill, and concern for most matters other than the coronavirus have been pushed aside. But as we …

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Our skies are full of empty planes. European airlines have been running near-emp…

Our skies are full of empty planes. European airlines have been running near-emp...

Our skies are full of empty planes. European airlines have been running near-empty flights in order to retain valuable airport slots, drawing sharp criticism from climate activists as the coronavirus outbreak dramatically reduces passenger demand. A so-called “use-it-or-lose-it” rule, enshrined under EU law, states airlines must fly 80% of their …

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COVID-19: ClientEarth Europe offices closed

COVID-19: ClientEarth Europe offices closed

At ClientEarth we understand that this is a troubling time. COVID-19 is impacting all of us and we hope that you are looking after yourselves and your families, neighbours and community. In order to protect our staff, our offices across Europe have closed and our staff are working from home. …

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As COVID-19 spreads, how do you ethically get outdoors?

As COVID-19 spreads, how do you ethically get outdoors?

Get your daily dose of good news from Grist Subscribe to The Beacon This story was originally published by High Country News and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. People have been trying to get outdoors during this COVID-19 pandemic, and I don’t blame them. Without …

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Doctors, nurses, police, military and every other person working and serving to …

Doctors, nurses, police, military and every other person working and serving to ...

Doctors, nurses, police, military and every other person working and serving to fight against the COVID-19 are the real heroes!!! . Support them! If you meet them then greet them they them you are really thankful for their efforts! . Make them feel that they are the heroes!!!!! ———————————————- @peta …

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EWG Sends Open Letter to Produce Industry: Do More to Protect Consumers and Farmworkers from Pathogens and Pesticides

EWG Sends Open Letter to Produce Industry: Do More to Protect Consumers and Farmworkers from Pathogens and Pesticides

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 The following letter from the Environmental Working Group is to members of the board of directors of the agribusiness front group Alliance for Food and Farming. EWG calls on these business leaders and the entire industry to step up and do a much better job preventing …

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