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Activists rally on Jan. 19, 2021 in New York City to demand that U.S. President Joe Biden take immediate executive action to "Build Back Fossil Free." Lev Radin / Pacific Press / LightRocket via Getty Images

By Kenny Stancil

While President Joe Biden's top climate envoy John Kerry told world leaders at a virtual climate summit that the U.S. will fulfill its commitment to provide financial support to developing countries as they grapple with the deadly consequences of a warming planet, campaigners are urging the U.S. to follow the lead of European Union officials who on Monday pledged to stop subsidizing fossil fuels and instead invest in a just transition toward clean energy.

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A wind-solar hybrid photovoltaic power station on Sept. 12, 2020 in Zaozhuang, Shandong Province of China. Li Zongxian / VCG via Getty Images

A group of governments and the private sector on Friday collectively promised more than $400 billion (just over €340 billion) at a high-level summit that called for more urgent action to curb catastrophic climate change.

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Best Period Underwear of 2022: 6 Sustainable Options

Switching to period panties doesn't have to be messy.

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Yulia Lisitsa / Getty Images

When your time of the month comes unexpectedly and you have to rush to the store, tampons, pads and panty liners are the majority of what you traditionally find when looking in the menstrual hygiene aisle. Recently, period underwear has risen in popularity to prevent the unnecessary waste that comes from using these products.

Period panties are a newer form of menstrual care that can both replace the need for disposable hygiene products and be a solution for preventing messy leaks. They're an ecologically smart alternative to single-use period products and a great long-term investment for those who want a more comfortable and easier menstrual solution.

Every person and menstrual cycle is unique. In this article, we'll explain the benefits of period underwear and help you find what type of underwear is perfect for you.

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Climate change activists dressed as world leaders pose for a photograph during a demonstration in Glasgow on Nov. 9, 2021, during the COP26 UN Climate Change Conference. ANDY BUCHANAN / AFP via Getty Images

The largest delegation at COP26 represents the fossil fuel industry that profits from the climate crisis, according to an analysis from Global Witness.

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Climate activists gather for the Global Day of Action for Climate Justice march on Nov. 6, 2021 in Glasgow, Scotland. Christopher Furlong / Getty Images

By Jake Johnson

A new COP26 draft decision text unveiled Wednesday was roundly panned by climate campaigners as badly inadequate to the task of slashing global greenhouse gas emissions, which are pushing the planet toward a catastrophic 2.4°C of warming by the end of the century.

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A mural painted near the COP26 meeting in Glasgow. Jeff J Mitchell / Getty Images

The 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) — the most important international climate conference since the one that resulted in the Paris agreement more than five years ago — began in Glasgow Sunday.

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Secretary of State Antony Blinken speaks at an Oceans Plastics Event at United Nations Environment Program in Nairobi, Kenya, on Nov. 18, 2021. ANDREW HARNIK / POOL / AFP via Getty Images

By Jessica Corbett

In stark contrast to the U.S. position under former President Donald Trump, the Biden administration on Thursday signaled support for developing a global treaty to tackle marine plastic pollution, winning swift applause from environmental campaigners.

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Extinction Rebellion protesters join the March for Nature on Sept. 4, 2021 in London, England. Rob Pinney / Getty Images

By Lorena Gonzalez and Nate Shelter

World leaders are gathering in New York this week and next for the UN General Assembly meeting (UNGA76) and Climate Week. The two major events come at a critical moment for climate action.

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President Joe Biden delivers remarks on the September jobs report in the South Court Auditorium at the White House on Oct. 8, 2021. Demetrius Freeman / The Washington Post via Getty Images
The outcome of the global climate negotiations in Glasgow this month hinges in part on the Biden administration's efforts to pass domestic legislation and to spur other nations' commitments.
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A flock of pigeons flies near the Staudinger coal-fired power plant near Großkrotzenburg, Germany on Aug. 28 2021. Frank Rumpenhorst / picture alliance via Getty Images

Greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere reached record levels in the atmosphere in 2020 despite a temporary decline in new emissions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the United Nations said on Monday.

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The youth-led Mock COP26 virtual conference concluded Tuesday with a treaty they hope world leaders will sign ahead of the official COP26 in November 2021.

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Newly constructed buildings on Hulhumale, an artificial island built up to 10 feet above sea level in anticipation of rising seas, on Dec. 13, 2019 in Male, Maldives. Carl Court / Getty Images

Some of the nations most vulnerable to the climate crisis are calling for an "emergency pact" to limit global temperature rise.

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Kunming Declaration: Nature Defenders Warn Global Biodiversity Pledge Lacks Urgency

While welcoming a pledge by more than 100 countries to make "transformative change," conservationists say governments must turn "words into reality."

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Red pandas are listed as endangered on the International Union for Conservation of Nature's Red List. Mathias Appel / Flickr

By Jessica Corbett

More than 100 countries on Wednesday concluded a round of negotiations on global efforts to restore and protect the variety of life on Earth by pledging "urgent and integrated action" to achieve "transformative change, across all sectors of the economy and all parts of society."

While conservation advocacy groups worldwide welcomed the "Kunming Declaration" on biodiversity, they also made clear that its 17 specific commitments must be met with immediate, bold, and concrete steps to fully address the existential crisis the natural world now faces from human activity.

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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.
Activists rally on Jan. 19, 2021 in New York City to demand that U.S. President Joe Biden take immediate executive action to "Build Back Fossil Free." Lev Radin / Pacific Press / LightRocket via Getty Images

By Kenny Stancil

While President Joe Biden's top climate envoy John Kerry told world leaders at a virtual climate summit that the U.S. will fulfill its commitment to provide financial support to developing countries as they grapple with the deadly consequences of a warming planet, campaigners are urging the U.S. to follow the lead of European Union officials who on Monday pledged to stop subsidizing fossil fuels and instead invest in a just transition toward clean energy.

Read More Show Less
EcoWatch Daily Newsletter
A wind-solar hybrid photovoltaic power station on Sept. 12, 2020 in Zaozhuang, Shandong Province of China. Li Zongxian / VCG via Getty Images

A group of governments and the private sector on Friday collectively promised more than $400 billion (just over €340 billion) at a high-level summit that called for more urgent action to curb catastrophic climate change.

Read More Show Less
Best Period Underwear of 2022: 6 Sustainable Options

Switching to period panties doesn't have to be messy.

Reviews
Yulia Lisitsa / Getty Images

When your time of the month comes unexpectedly and you have to rush to the store, tampons, pads and panty liners are the majority of what you traditionally find when looking in the menstrual hygiene aisle. Recently, period underwear has risen in popularity to prevent the unnecessary waste that comes from using these products.

Period panties are a newer form of menstrual care that can both replace the need for disposable hygiene products and be a solution for preventing messy leaks. They're an ecologically smart alternative to single-use period products and a great long-term investment for those who want a more comfortable and easier menstrual solution.

Every person and menstrual cycle is unique. In this article, we'll explain the benefits of period underwear and help you find what type of underwear is perfect for you.

Read More Show Less
Climate change activists dressed as world leaders pose for a photograph during a demonstration in Glasgow on Nov. 9, 2021, during the COP26 UN Climate Change Conference. ANDY BUCHANAN / AFP via Getty Images

The largest delegation at COP26 represents the fossil fuel industry that profits from the climate crisis, according to an analysis from Global Witness.

Read More Show Less
Trending
Climate activists gather for the Global Day of Action for Climate Justice march on Nov. 6, 2021 in Glasgow, Scotland. Christopher Furlong / Getty Images

By Jake Johnson

A new COP26 draft decision text unveiled Wednesday was roundly panned by climate campaigners as badly inadequate to the task of slashing global greenhouse gas emissions, which are pushing the planet toward a catastrophic 2.4°C of warming by the end of the century.

Read More Show Less
A mural painted near the COP26 meeting in Glasgow. Jeff J Mitchell / Getty Images

The 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) — the most important international climate conference since the one that resulted in the Paris agreement more than five years ago — began in Glasgow Sunday.

Read More Show Less
Secretary of State Antony Blinken speaks at an Oceans Plastics Event at United Nations Environment Program in Nairobi, Kenya, on Nov. 18, 2021. ANDREW HARNIK / POOL / AFP via Getty Images

By Jessica Corbett

In stark contrast to the U.S. position under former President Donald Trump, the Biden administration on Thursday signaled support for developing a global treaty to tackle marine plastic pollution, winning swift applause from environmental campaigners.

Read More Show Less