Environment

Climate change adaptation; environmental conservation; protecting biodiversity—this page covers the trends and news that will shape the future of our shared environment.

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https://www.businessinsider.com/danone-ceo-emmanuel-faber-launches-biodiversity-climate-initiative-2019-9?r=US&amp%3BIR=T
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Business Insider
The erosion of biodiversity costs trillions of dollars globally, experts say. 19 companies with more than $500 billion in revenue are taking a stand.
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https://www.vice.com/en_ca/article/xgqymn/exclusive-poll-80-of-young-voters-think-global-warming-is-a-major-threat-to-life-as-we-know-it
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Vice
And 19% of voters 18-29 vape.
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https://morningconsult.com/2020/09/01/gen-z-climate-change-poll/
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Morning Consult
The youngest generation harbors few illusions that climate change has an easy fix, with most saying that its progression is inevitable, new Morning Consult data shows.
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https://time.com/5311672/iq-scores-decline-environment/
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Time
IQ scores are on a decline, reversing a trend that saw scores rising at a steady rate during the 20th century, according to a new study.
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https://www.courthousenews.com/washington-becomes-first-state-to-allow-eco-friendly-human-composting/
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Courthouse News Service
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https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/washington-becomes-first-state-to-legalize-human-composting/
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The Seattle Times
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https://www.courant.com/news/connecticut/hc-news-green-burials-ct-20180705-story.html
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Hartford Courant
Anti-pollution, pro-environment green burials are increasingly popular in Connecticut, and one non-profit group wants to create a new green cemetery in this state.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6icg0tu_5z4
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Isaac Arthur
It is often thought that if we cure aging or find out how to upload a human mind that humans will be immortal. Today we will examine that notion and see how ...
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https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/luxury-fashion-brands-are-going-green-but-why-are-they-keeping-it-a-secret/2015/12/08/d3d93678-8c8a-11e5-acff-673ae92ddd2b_story.html
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The Washington Post
Prius made hybrids cool. Top chefs made organic trendy. It’s fashion’s turn to make environmentalism hot.
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https://www.businessinsider.com/fast-fashion-environmental-impact-pollution-emissions-waste-water-2019-10
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Business Insider
The fashion industry is the second-largest consumer of water and the second-largest polluter of water. Here's why.
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https://www.indiatimes.com/technology/science-and-future/two-guys-create-leather-from-cactus-will-save-1-billion-animals-killed-for-fashion-507055.html
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India Times
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tLfNUD0-8ts
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The Economist
Millions of tonnes of clothes end up in landfill every year—it’s one of the fastest-growing categories of waste in the world. How can the fashion industry co...
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https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/climate-change-apartheid-poor-iraq-effects-heatwave-a9049206.html
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The Independent
Baghdad offers a troubling glimpse into a future where only the wealthy are equipped to escape the effects of climate change, Richard Hall writes
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https://www.nature.com/articles/s41561-017-0004-5
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Nature
Growing demand for agricultural commodities for food, fuel and other uses is expected to be met through an intensification of production on lands that are currently under cultivation. Intensification typically entails investments in modern technology — such as irrigation or fertilizers — and increases in cropping frequency in regions suitable for multiple growing seasons. Here we combi
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https://in.reuters.com/article/climatechange-accord-coal/at-least-15-states-join-global-alliance-to-phase-out-coal-by-2030-idINKBN1DG19D
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Reuters
At least 15 countries have joined an international alliance to phase out coal from power generation before 2030, delegates at U.N. climate talks in Bonn said on Thursday.
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https://www.inverse.com/article/33210-coal-industry-dying-study
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Inverse
The real cause of the decline of coal is the free market.
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https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/aug/24/coal-in-decline-an-energy-industry-on-life-support
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The Guardian
Special report: The pace of coal plants shutting down in Australia could mean the country’s fleet could be gone before 2040. The transformation is enormous – and seems inevitable
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https://www.outsideonline.com/2118251/how-global-warming-changing-how-we-play-outside
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Outside Online
Climate change is affecting America’s recreation meccas—from Yosemite to Yellowstone—in profound ways. As the planet heats up and weather patterns shift, so will the ways we interact with the outdoors.
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https://www.independent.co.uk/environment/coal-power-investment-climate-change-asia-china-india-iea-report-a8914866.html
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Independent
More coal power stations around the world came offline last year than were approved for perhaps first time since industrial revolution, report says
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https://www.independent.co.uk/environment/climate-change/coal-plants-profits-china-carbon-tracker-revenue-a9457921.html
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Independent
‘Digging up coal is making less and less business sense, but it’s awful impact on the planet will only decrease if it’s fully consigned to history,’ says Friends of the Earth
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https://www.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/7/140708-ancient-grains-quinoa-fonio-food-africa/
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National Geographic
Ancient grains and "orphan crops" like fonio and amaranth have advantages for farmers and consumers.