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By Ajit Niranjan

Shortly before he shot dead 22 mostly Hispanic people in El Paso, Texas, a little over a year ago, a white supremacist wrote in his online manifesto: "If we can get rid of enough people, then our way of life can be more sustainable." He was inspired by a terrorist in Christchurch, New Zealand, who five months earlier had killed 51 Muslim worshippers in attacks on two mosques and identified as an "eco-fascist."

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An area completely destroyed by the flood in the Blessem district of Erftstadt, western Germany, on July 16, 2021. SEBASTIEN BOZON / AFP via Getty Images

More than 100 people are dead and about 1,300 still missing in the wake of extreme rain and flooding western Europe. The torrential rainfall — as much as two months' worth in two days, amounts not seen in the summer for at least a century — unleashed flooding that stacked cars like children's toys and drowned residents in their cellars.

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The majority of all Texas residents live in a deregulated energy market. This means every day, people have the freedom to switch to a different provider in their service area to save money. Competition helps keep prices down, and Texas energy rates are below the national average.

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Picnics, barbecues, swimming pools and ice cream. Summer is here, and bringing the heat, but this year, a combination of changing weather patterns and a record-breaking drought is raising temperatures to dangerous levels.

Hundreds of people have died in the last week, as a result of more than a hundred-degree temperatures in areas not equipped for the extreme weather.

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Are you thirsty? So is the rest of the United States. Nearly 80 percent of working adults self-report that they don't drink enough water, according to a survey conducted by Quench, which is a filtered water system provider.

The body is almost 60 percent water, which is necessary for nearly every bodily function. People can lose their water quickly, particularly if they are sick, exercising a lot or if it is really hot outside.

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Angelina Jolie visits a refugee camp in Bangladesh in 2019. Sony Ramany / NurPhoto via Getty Images

Today is World Bee Day, and actress and humanitarian Angelina Jolie has teamed up with National Geographic for a striking celebration.

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An intact female Pacific Footballfish washed up on the shores of Laguna Beach. Ben Estes and Crystal Cove State Park

Last week, an amazing and unusual fish washed up on the beach in Southern California.

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During summer, there's really nothing better than diving into a cool, refreshing pool, but once fall and winter roll around, you may be looking for something to keep water temperatures a little higher. Investing in one of the best solar pool heater systems is an energy-efficient way to keep your pool warm year-round.

As you shop, keep in mind that not all solar pool heaters are created equal. What's the best solar pool heater for your home? Consider a few of the top options available in 2021.

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Organizing local cleanups is one way toward becoming a local activist. ljubaphoto / Getty Images

By Jenny Shalant

If you're new to hometown activism, now is the time to get a few pointers. To start, recognize that no matter how small they seem, local actions matter. Remember the famous words of Margaret Mead: "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."

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Some food scraps are too tasty to end up in the compost bin; most fruit and vegetable peels, stalks, and greens can be baked, boiled, roasted, and blended for a zero-waste meal.

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Charcuterie boards have taken over our TikTok and Instagram feeds, but the trend has largely left behind our vegan friends, as true charcuterie boards are mostly made using meats and cheeses. But there's plenty of delicious vegan ingredients to add to a plant-based board.

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This aerial image shows boats stored in a parking lot after the Folsom Lake Marina closed due to dry lake bed conditions during the California drought emergency on May 27, 2021, in El Dorado Hills, California.

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California's drought may be the key to uncovering the mystery of a 1965 plane crash.

Two employees from an underwater surveying company, Seafloor Systems, were doing testing at Folsom Lake in the shallowest areas to date. The sonar equipment they were using for testing picked up an abnormal piece of debris that appeared to be a small aircraft.

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For those looking for a quick and convenient way to eat delicious, hearty meals with little to no hassle, there are plenty of meal kit delivery services to choose from. But out of all of the brands available, which is the best meal delivery service for the environment? We review the top eco-friendly meal kit services and discuss what makes a meal delivery service sustainable.

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EcoWatch is a community of experts publishing quality, science-based content on environmental issues, causes, and solutions for a healthier planet and life.
An aerial view shows a road curving through forest in Hong Kong. Kiyoshi Hijiki / Getty Images

By Ajit Niranjan

Shortly before he shot dead 22 mostly Hispanic people in El Paso, Texas, a little over a year ago, a white supremacist wrote in his online manifesto: "If we can get rid of enough people, then our way of life can be more sustainable." He was inspired by a terrorist in Christchurch, New Zealand, who five months earlier had killed 51 Muslim worshippers in attacks on two mosques and identified as an "eco-fascist."

Read More Show Less
EcoWatch Daily Newsletter
An area completely destroyed by the flood in the Blessem district of Erftstadt, western Germany, on July 16, 2021. SEBASTIEN BOZON / AFP via Getty Images

More than 100 people are dead and about 1,300 still missing in the wake of extreme rain and flooding western Europe. The torrential rainfall — as much as two months' worth in two days, amounts not seen in the summer for at least a century — unleashed flooding that stacked cars like children's toys and drowned residents in their cellars.

Read More Show Less
mountain photograph
Photo by Gene Jeter on Unsplash

The majority of all Texas residents live in a deregulated energy market. This means every day, people have the freedom to switch to a different provider in their service area to save money. Competition helps keep prices down, and Texas energy rates are below the national average.

Read More Show Less
tommaso79 / iStock / Getty Images Plus

Picnics, barbecues, swimming pools and ice cream. Summer is here, and bringing the heat, but this year, a combination of changing weather patterns and a record-breaking drought is raising temperatures to dangerous levels.

Hundreds of people have died in the last week, as a result of more than a hundred-degree temperatures in areas not equipped for the extreme weather.

Read More Show Less
Trending
Catherine Falls Commercial / Moment / Getty Images

Are you thirsty? So is the rest of the United States. Nearly 80 percent of working adults self-report that they don't drink enough water, according to a survey conducted by Quench, which is a filtered water system provider.

The body is almost 60 percent water, which is necessary for nearly every bodily function. People can lose their water quickly, particularly if they are sick, exercising a lot or if it is really hot outside.

Read More Show Less
Angelina Jolie visits a refugee camp in Bangladesh in 2019. Sony Ramany / NurPhoto via Getty Images

Today is World Bee Day, and actress and humanitarian Angelina Jolie has teamed up with National Geographic for a striking celebration.

Read More Show Less
An intact female Pacific Footballfish washed up on the shores of Laguna Beach. Ben Estes and Crystal Cove State Park

Last week, an amazing and unusual fish washed up on the beach in Southern California.

Read More Show Less
imaginima / E+ / Getty Images

During summer, there's really nothing better than diving into a cool, refreshing pool, but once fall and winter roll around, you may be looking for something to keep water temperatures a little higher. Investing in one of the best solar pool heater systems is an energy-efficient way to keep your pool warm year-round.

As you shop, keep in mind that not all solar pool heaters are created equal. What's the best solar pool heater for your home? Consider a few of the top options available in 2021.