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Plant a Tree for Trump

ByKim Robson: Of all the ignorant, thoughtless, dangerous and self-serving tweets Donald Trump has posted on Twitter about climate change, this recent one about California’s devastating wildfires just about made my head explode: Apparently that’s what he actually thinks, that we “divert” all our water to the ocean, and if …

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What We Should Learn from France’s Plastic Ban

By Fredrica Syren: When we were in France in July, I noticed how restaurants, ice cream bars and coffee shops offered only paper straws. When I went grocery shopping, I noticed that all produce bags as well as the shopping bags are made from compostable cornstarch. Since 2015, when the …

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Climate Change Lawsuits

By Kim Robson: Private citizens, even teenagers, are fighting against global climate change by taking legal action against their own governments and the world’s biggest oil conglomerates. Their claims are that these entities have failed to protect us from the risks and consequences of climate change. Climate change lawsuits are …

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How Ocean Plastic Is Contaminating Fish

By Larraine Roulston: We are well aware that the fish we eat have been exposed to all types of toxic chemicals that enter the oceans, lakes, rivers and bays that they inhabit. The chemical mercurywas one of the first and most commonly known pollutants. Scientists warned women of childbearing age …

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Hawaii to Say “Aloha!” to Plastic Straws

By Fredrica Syren: The paradise of Hawaii is working on saying “Aloha!” to single-use plastic straws, as Bill 2285 is making its way to approval. This bill will ban use of these straws for any reason in the entire state of Hawaii. Offenders will be fined as well as sentenced …

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Cancer Patient Sues Monsanto for Roundup-Related Illness

By Kim Robson: Over the years, we’ve kept a close eye on chemical manufacturing giant Monsanto and, in particular, the ongoing health threats from its signature product, Roundup Weed Killer. Roundup’s key ingredient, glyphosate, has been linked toreproductive disorders and horrifying birth defects; ADHD; Alzheimer’s; Parkinson’s; respiratory, heart, kidney and …

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Increasing Melting Rate of Antarctic Ice

By Larraine Roulston:  It has been revealed that during the years 1992 to 2017, the Antarctic has lost a staggering three trillion tonnes of ice. During those 25 years, Antarctic’s ice loss measured 7.6 mm; however, 3.0 mm, or 2/5ths, of the total has occurred during the past five years. …

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Products Made from Ocean Plastic

By Larraine Roulston:  Approximately 40 years ago, scientists began to study ocean pollution. During the 1990s, they discovered the Great Pacific Ocean Garbage Patch — an array of discarded floating plastics that have formed an island.  Today, an estimated 8 million metric tons of plastic enter the ocean every year. …

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What Is a “Freegan”?

By Emma Grace Fairchild: “Freegan” is a term loosely defined as someone who resists spending money on things that can be found for free, especially products being discarded. This is expressly true in terms of food; the most popular application of “freeganism” is finding food through waste collection or dumpster …

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