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    Palm Oil 101: Everything You Need to Know

    Palm Oil 101: Everything You Need to Know

    What is Palm Oil?  If you use cosmetics, take showers or even just eat processed foods, chances are you put quite a bit of palm oil onto or into your body. Made from the fruit of an oil palm plant, palm oil is the most commonly used vegetable oil on the planet, and manufacturers have […]

    Wax Worm Saliva Can Degrade Stubborn Plastic Within Hours, Scientists Find

    Wax Worm Saliva Can Degrade Stubborn Plastic Within Hours, Scientists Find

    What began as an infestation could be a surprising nature-based solution to the plastic pollution crisis.  In 2017, scientist and amateur beekeeper Federica Bertocchini found some unwanted intruders in one of her hives, wax-moth larvae that feed on beeswax. She took the worms out of her hive and placed them in a plastic bag. However, […]

    Biden Pledges $60 Million to Help Protect Puerto Rico From Hurricanes

    Biden Pledges $60 Million to Help Protect Puerto Rico From Hurricanes

    In a visit to Puerto Rico Monday, President Joe Biden pledged an initial $60 million to help the U.S. territory prepare for hurricanes and other storms that have been made more extreme by the climate crisis.  His visit comes five years after Hurricane Maria devastated the island’s infrastructure and killed nearly 3,000 people and around […]

    ‘The World Can’t Wait’: UN Chief Calls for More Climate Ambition From Wealthy Countries Ahead of COP27

    ‘The World Can’t Wait’: UN Chief Calls for More Climate Ambition From Wealthy Countries Ahead of COP27

    As representatives from countries all over the world gear up for the COP27 climate change conference in Egypt, Secretary-General of the United Nations (UN) António Guterres has been painting a stark picture of intensifying climate impacts around the globe. Guterres accused the wealthiest 20 countries in the world of not doing enough to prevent Earth […]

    Thousands Protest Climate and Cost of Living Crises in the UK

    Thousands Protest Climate and Cost of Living Crises in the UK

    Thousands of people across the UK took to the streets Saturday and Sunday to protest the climate and cost-of-living crises, which demonstrators linked to the country’s dependence on fossil fuels.  Saturday’s protests were joined by thousands of people in major cities from London to Glasgow to Belfast, as the Press Association reported. On Sunday, 250 […]

    5 Big Threats to Rivers

    5 Big Threats to Rivers

    By Tara Lohan If we needed any more motivation to help save our ailing rivers, it should have come with the findings of a recent study, which revealed that “Nowhere is the biodiversity crisis more acute than in freshwater ecosystems.” Rivers, lakes and inland wetlands cover 1% of the Earth but provide homes for 10% of […]

    Science Guy Bill Nye Tells Conservatives to ‘Cut It Out’ With Climate Denial in the Wake of Hurricane Ian

    Science Guy Bill Nye Tells Conservatives to ‘Cut It Out’ With Climate Denial in the Wake of Hurricane Ian

    Bill Nye the Science Guy has a message for conservative lawmakers and television networks who continue to peddle climate denial in the wake of Hurricane Ian: “Cut it out.”  Nye delivered his message on CNN when speaking with broadcaster Jim Acosta Saturday about the relationship between the climate crisis and strong hurricanes like Ian, which […]

    Former Industrial Wasteland Becomes New Nature Reserve in England

    Former Industrial Wasteland Becomes New Nature Reserve in England

    A former industrial wasteland in Manchester, England, has officially been designated an 1,824-acre nature reserve that will provide 300,000 locals with access to nature, a press release from Natural England and the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs said. The Flashes of Wigan and Leigh will become one of England’s most extensive urban nature […]