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Norway Kills Freya, the Superstar Walrus. Was There Another Way?

Norway Kills Freya, the Superstar Walrus. Was There Another Way?

Early on the morning of Sunday, August 14, the Norwegian Directorate of Fisheries euthanized Freya — the 1,300 pound walrus that became a summer superstar when she took up residence off the capital of Norway in mid-July. The directorate argued in a statement that euthanizing Freya was the only way to protect the crowds of humans […]

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    The UK Could Ban Gas and Diesel Car Sales in 12 Years

    The UK Could Ban Gas and Diesel Car Sales in 12 Years

    Britain announced that it will ban sales of new diesel and gasoline powered cars in 15 years last week. That was five years earlier than expected, but necessary for the UK to reach its goal of net-zero emissions by 2050, according to a statement from the prime minister’s office, as CNN reported. The UK’s Transportation […]

    ‘This Is History in the Making’: Cherokee Nation Is First U.S.-Based Tribe to Preserve Seeds in ‘Doomsday Vault’

    ‘This Is History in the Making’: Cherokee Nation Is First U.S.-Based Tribe to Preserve Seeds in ‘Doomsday Vault’

    The Cherokee Nation will save seeds from the “three-sisters” crops in the Arctic “doomsday vault,” making it the first Native American tribe to ensure culturally emblematic crops will be preserved for the future, as The Guardian reported. Never before has a Native American tribe received an invitation to store heirloom seeds in the Svalbard Global […]

    Norway Urges Its Companies Not to Fund Amazon Deforestation

    Norway Urges Its Companies Not to Fund Amazon Deforestation

    Norway has urged its companies that actively do business in Brazil to make sure that they are not contributing to destruction of the Amazon rainforest, as Reuters reported. Norway’s Climate and Environment Minister Ola Elvestuen discussed the Amazon fires with representatives of the oil firm Equinor, fertilizer-producer Yara, and aluminum producer Norsk Hydro. The Norwegian […]

    Norway to Ban Deforestation-Linked Palm Oil Biofuels in Historic Vote

    Norway to Ban Deforestation-Linked Palm Oil Biofuels in Historic Vote

    The Norwegian parliament voted this week to make Norway the world’s first country to bar its biofuel industry from importing deforestation-linked palm oil starting in 2020, The Independent reported. Environmentalists celebrated the move as a victory for rainforests, the climate and endangered species such as orangutans that have lost their habitats due to palm oil […]