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Why I Believe We’ll Achieve A Circular Economy
Managing Editor, Sustainable Brands
It's not all about the packaging, but it's a very good start.
Dangerous Storm Spurs Tornadoes In Southern Plains
An intense storm system swept through Oklahoma, western Texas and southern Kansas on Monday, spawning several tornadoes that caused some damage.
Another Round Of Severe Weather Forecast For Oklahoma, Texas
The National Weather Service placed several counties under a tornado watch, calling it a "particularly dangerous situation."
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Plastics Aren’t Just Polluting — They’re Making Climate Change Worse
But it's not too late to act, according to a new report.
Democrats Flesh Out Green New Deal With Bill To End Sales Of Gas-Burning Cars By 2040
Alexander C. Kaufman
Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) is reintroducing a bill from six months ago, but this time in a radically different political environment.
Carbon Dioxide Levels In The Atmosphere Hit Highest Mark In Human History
Researchers at Hawaii's Mauna Loa Observatory recorded the record-setting reading on Saturday.
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Joe Biden's Rivals In Democratic Race Reject His ‘Middle Ground’ On Climate Policy
The former vice president’s approach drew criticism from Washington Gov. Jay Inslee (D), as well as Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.).
UN Chief Warns World Is ‘Not On Track’ To Meet Paris Climate Change Target
Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Sunday that "political will seems to be fading" even as the impacts of climate change become more pronounced.
Joe Biden Looks To Revive Obama's Climate Plan. Scientists Say That's Not Good Enough.
Alexander C. Kaufman
The 2020 Democratic candidate's plan to tackle the climate crisis, which he’s called an “existential” threat, reportedly includes a role for fossil fuels.
Seth Meyers Pours Cold Water On Mike Pompeo's Global Warming Excitement
The "Late Night" host burned the secretary of state with a house fire analogy.
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Prague Zoo's New Exhibit Takes A Closer Look At Poop
The excrement exhibit features poop from extinct animals as well as dung from modern-day creatures -- all in various sizes, shapes, textures and colors.
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Microplastics Have Invaded Some Of The Planet’s Most Remote Places
Plastic trash is everywhere. And it's not going away.
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Poisonings That Killed At Least 7 Bald Eagles Are Under Investigation
Maryland officials believe a banned pesticide led to the deaths of multiple eagles and a great horned owl.
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Wild Raccoon Moves Into Zoo, And Zookeepers Have To Let Him Stay
The interloper, now named Fred, has taken up with the seven raccoon residents at Germany's Heidelberg Zoo.
Wildfires Drove Dramatic Population Shifts In California Last Year
The state experienced its most destructive and deadliest wildfire ever in 2018.
Another Devastating Wildfire Season Ahead For West Coast, Agency Warns
By Nicholas Geranios, AP
Last year's California wildfires were among the deadliest ever in the U.S.
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A Portion Of The World’s Largest Ice Shelf Is Melting At A Ridiculously High Rate
Part of the Ross Ice Shelf, which stabilizes the West Antarctic ice sheet, is melting 10 times faster than the average ice shelf, researchers warn.
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I Almost Died In An Avalanche. Here’s How I Survived.
, Guest Writer
When I awoke, I was buried under eight feet of snow and I literally thought I was dead.
Goldman Environmental Foundation
How Linda Garcia Risked Everything To Keep Big Oil Out Of Her Community
Now she's being recognized as a Goldman Environmental Prize winner.
U.S. Takes Step Toward Protecting Giraffes Under Endangered Species Act
A review and public comment process could lead to import restrictions on hunting trophies and body parts from giraffes.
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This Activist Uses A Little Shaming And Lots Of Data To Clean Up Chinese Factories
By Will Ford, Mother Jones
“There were all these fire-breathing Greenpeace types. And then there was Ma Jun.”
Eating Ugly: The Food Waste That Could Feed America
California is the country’s biggest produce-growing region grappling with ways to rescue edible food waste and reduce greenhouse gas emissions from landfills.
Hawaii Lawmakers Look To Protect Coastline From Climate Change
By Caleb Jones, AP
The push comes as Waikiki Beach faces frequent flooding thanks to climate change's rising sea levels.
Benjamin Von Wong
This Artist Transforms Ocean Plastics Into Stunning Sculptures
They'll make you rethink the things you throw away.
Zookeeper Mauled By Topeka Zoo Tiger, Rushed To Hospital
The incident occurred just after the zoo opened for the day.
Water In Paradise Is Contaminated, Undrinkable After California's Camp Fire
Just how much of the town’s water is polluted with benzene is still unclear, but bringing potable water back to the area could take until 2021.
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