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Valuing Nature Through Lens of Economic Growth and Profit Puts It at Risk, Assessment Finds

Valuing Nature Through Lens of Economic Growth and Profit Puts It at Risk, Assessment Finds

Is market-based decision making compatible with a sustainable relationship between people and nature?  A new assessment from the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) found that decisions about nature are being made based on a narrow range of values that precipitate biodiversity loss.  “Biodiversity is being lost and nature’s contributions to people […]

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    In Historic Case, Green Groups Sue KLM for Greenwashing

    In Historic Case, Green Groups Sue KLM for Greenwashing

    In an ad campaign launched in 2019, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines invited airplane travelers and the rest of the aviation industry to join it in “flying responsibly.” A video advertisement released in July of that year said that customers could achieve this goal by scheduling virtual meetings when possible, taking the train instead, packing lighter […]

    3D-Printed Vegan Salmon Fillets Expected to Reach U.S. Stores in 2023

    3D-Printed Vegan Salmon Fillets Expected to Reach U.S. Stores in 2023

    Revo Foods, a plant-based food tech startup, is ready to start stocking grocery store shelves with sustainable “seafood.” No, it’s not seafood caught from the ocean — instead, Revo Foods has created 3D-printed salmon made from plants that is expected to reach the market in 2023. The company, based in Vienna, currently sells packets of […]

    Brazil’s Amazon Lost Record Amount of Forest During First Six Months of 2022

    Brazil’s Amazon Lost Record Amount of Forest During First Six Months of 2022

    Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon has breached another record this year.  The rainforest lost 1,448 square miles between January 1 and June 24 according to satellite data provided by Brasil’s Space Research Institute (INPE). That’s the largest chunk of forest lost during a six-month period since the agency began monitoring in 2016, according to CNN.  […]

    Great Salt Lake Water Level Drops to Record Low

    Great Salt Lake Water Level Drops to Record Low

    Amid a mega-drought across the western U.S., the Great Salt Lake in Utah has now reached a record-low water level, its second record low in less than one year. The water level plummeted to an average daily surface water elevation of 4,190.1 feet. This is the lowest water level since recording began in 1847, as […]

    Sydney Flooding Kills One, Forces Thousands From Their Homes

    Sydney Flooding Kills One, Forces Thousands From Their Homes

    At least one person has died and around 50,000 were warned they might need to flee their homes as Sydney, Australia, is experiencing its fourth major flood emergency in 16 to 18 months.  The flooding was caused by a storm that brought a year’s worth of rainfall to some areas in just three days, as […]