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Are Plant-Based Plastics All They’re Cracked Up to Be?
By admin November 16, 2018

Trillions of pounds of plastic have been produced to date, of which billions flow into the ocean each year. They ensnare marine life, including the fish we eat at our meals, appear in our table salt, and traces of them have even been discovered in our own bodies. As research into the harmfulness of plastic

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Replacing Plastic
By admin October 19, 2018

To date, more than 60 countries have introduced legislation to reduce the use of single-use plastics – including bags, straws, cups, and other products. This is causing a serious shift in the global plastics market which by 2020 was projected to be worth $654.38 billion. The largest segment of this market, plastic packaging, is arguably

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An unexpected culprit is making China’s air pollution worse
By admin October 18, 2018

Scientists have identified a new offender contributing to China’s wintertime smog, and controlling it could be the key to maintaining significant air improvements in air quality that many northeastern cities experienced last winter. Emissions from formaldehyde, a byproduct from vehicles and chemical refineries has played a larger role than previously recognized in producing the thick,

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It’s Not Just about Food: Food Delivery and Environment
By admin October 16, 2018

  If you’ve ever ordered a meal kit from Blue Apron or Hello Fresh, you’ve probably had this experience: A large cardboard box shows up on a delivery truck from one of the company’s few distribution centers around the country, filled with ice packs and insulation, and many, many small plastic packages of food. It’s

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The Villainization of Plastic Straws
By admin October 12, 2018

  On October 2nd, 2018, IKEA and London’s Design Museum opened their Last Straw exhibition. The Last Straw features the last single-use plastic straw IKEA will ever provide in any of their UK or Ireland locations. The exhibit highlights IKEA’s People and Planet Positive strategy, specifically its ban on single-use plastics that will be completely

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China, The Waste Crisis, and What it Means
By admin September 28, 2018

On July 18th, 2017, China formally notified the World Trade Organization that it would be instituting an import ban on specific types of solid waste. The ban covers 24 different kinds of solid waste and includes unsorted paper and low-grade polyethylene terephthalate used in plastic bottles. The ban has also established limits of the levels

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Can the Global Climate Action Summit Continue the Fight on Climate Change?
By admin September 27, 2018

San Francisco’s Global Climate Action Summit has brought together leaders and citizens from around the world to celebrate achievements of states, regions, climates, and various other stakeholders. Concomitantly, the summit has also served as a launchpad for deeper global obligations and has escalated action to prevent further climate change and uphold the Paris Agreement. California’s

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Environmental Refugees – the Greatest Refugee Crisis of Them All?
By admin July 11, 2018

With climate changes exceeding most forecasts and communities already suffering, the future of our environment has been difficult to project. The UNHCR states that since 2008, an average of 22.5 million people have been displaced due to climate- and weather-related events. Climate change is expected to create the world’s largest refugee crisis, with tens of

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The Poverty-Environment-Development Nexus: Implications for Sustainable Development
By admin July 3, 2018

The Poverty-Environment Initiative, a global UN enterprise that supports country-led efforts to mainstream poverty-environment linkages, has produced exciting new knowledge drawn from the last ten years of specific UN interventions in 23 countries in Africa, Europe, Latin American and the Caribbean, Asia and the Pacific. The term ‘poverty-environment-development nexus’ refers to the mutually inclusive linkages

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The Dangers of Environmental Activism In Honduras
By admin July 10, 2017

Bertha Zuñiga, daughter of the murdered environmentalist Berta Cáceres, survived an attack this past Friday, June 31st. The incident came only a few weeks after Zuñiga was named the Civic Council of Popular and Indigenous Organisations of Honduras (Copinh), the nonprofit watchdog group her mother previously led. Two other members were riding in the car

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Elephant Poaching: Threat to Nature
By admin April 3, 2017

Despite a ban on the international trade in ivory, African elephants are still being poached in large numbers. According to Great Elephant Census released in 2016, Africa now has 352,271 savanna elephants left in 93 percent of the species’ range. The current yearly loss—overwhelmingly from poaching—is estimated at 8 percent. That’s about 27,000 elephants slaughtered

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Why We Must Protect Environmental Defenders
By admin June 21, 2016

Global Witness has revealed a report on June 20, 2016 about environmentalists killed in 2015. In their new report, On Dangerous Ground, they documented 185 killings across 16 countries – showing an increase of 59 percent over the number murdered in 2014, and by far the highest annual death toll on record. Brazil (50 killings), Philippines (33) and Colombia (26) are the

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2016: When Global Humanitarian Operations reach its Apex
By admin December 30, 2015

In what is deemed the strongest El Niño measured in recorded history, humanitarian organizations and government agencies are gearing up their efforts in what may be the most challenging year for global humanitarian operations.  The abnormally high temperatures in certain parts of the Pacific Ocean are forcing changes in normal weather patterns, with the impacts

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