The plastic polluters won 2019- and we’re running out of time to stop them

Further steps have been taken to clean up beaches and seas in 2019 but much more needs to be done The beach at Muncar on the island of Java was revolting. The 400-yard wide, mile-long stretch of sand was feet deep in foul-smelling sauce sachets, shopping bags, nappies, bottles and bags, plastic clothes and detergent […]

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World’s biggest wildlife reserve planned for Antarctica in global campaign

Vast 1.8 m sq km fishing-free zone is protected under species, such as penguins, leopard seals and whales, and help mitigate the effects of climate change A global campaign is being launched to turn a huge tract of the seas around the Antarctic into the world’s biggest sanctuary, protecting wildlife and helping the fight against […]

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Amazon at risk from Bolsonaro’s grim attack on the environment | Fabiano Maisonnave

Climate Home: Menace to the rainforest and its people and an end to the Paris agreement are among the promises of Brazils presidential hopeful No more Paris agreement. No more ministry of environment. A paved road cutting through the Amazon. Not only that. Indigenous provinces opened to mining. Relaxed environmental law enforcement and licensing. International […]

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Canada’s Greens eye victory on Prince Edward Island

Party sets sights on upsetting status quo on the front line of climate change Canadians on Prince Edward Island are preparing to vote on Tuesday in a regional election that could lead to a Green party forming a government for the first time in the country’s history. The party leader, Peter Bevan-Baker is a Scotland-born […]

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Humans Built This Planet Hell. Hopefully We Can Help Some Species Adapt

This week the UN released a horrifying report–by the thousands of writers around the world–warning that a million species of plants and animals face extinction in the next few decades. That’s one in four species on this planet that could soon disappear. Virtually every human activity–agriculture, energy production, fishing, urbanization–is conspiring to destroy life on […]

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How to Save a Town From Rising Waters

This story originally appeared on CityLab and is part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The only land route that connects Isle de Jean Charles, Louisiana, to the rest of the continental United States is Island Road, a thin, four-mile stretch of pavement that lies inches above sea level and immediately drops off into open water on either side. Even […]

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The unstoppable rise of veganism: how a fringe motion ran mainstream

Health, climate change, animal welfare… whats driving more people and brands to embrace a plant-based lifestyle? We investigate, and, below, four vegans explain their choice Late on a Thursday afternoon in early March, just off Brick Lane in the heart of London’s nightlife hotspot Shoreditch, 23-year-old Louisa Davidson is taking calls and co-ordinating cables and […]

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Despite climate change exodus, some Marshall Islanders head back home

After many young people fled in the face of worsening droughts, tropical storms, coral bleaching, coastal inundation and flooding, some are choosing to return Surrounded by 750,000 square miles of ocean, the low-lying Republic of the Marshall Islands( RMI) is emblematic of security threats climate change poses to small island nations. This Micronesian country of […]

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How 19 Big-Name Corporations Plan to Build Money Off the Climate Crisis

This story originally appeared on Mother Jones and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Climate change will have some pretty terrifying consequences. Experts have predicted everything from deadly heat waves and devastating floods to falling crop production and even increased political instability and violence. But according to some of the world’s biggest […]

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