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EU policymakers have voted to end caged animal farming. Red Cedicol / EyeEm / Getty Images

By Julia Conley

The European Commission is under pressure to end caged animal farming in the next six years after policymakers in the European Union overwhelmingly voted to stop the practice to protect animal welfare as well as human and planetary health, responding to widespread public demand for the ban.

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Extinction Rebellion environmental activists wearing masks of G7 leaders protest on the beach in St Ives, Cornwall during the G7 summit on June 13, 2021. DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP via Getty Images

By Jon Queally

Anti-poverty groups, climate campaigners, and public health experts reacted with outrage and howls of disappointment Sunday after the G7 leaders who spent the weekend at a summit in Cornwall, England issued a final communique that critics said represents an extreme abdication of responsibility in the face of the world's most pressing and intertwined crises — savage economic inequality, a rapidly-heating planet, and the deadly COVID-19 pandemic.

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Your body's immune system is the natural, front line defense to protect you against harmful pathogens and infections. You can boost the effectiveness of your immune system through diet and exercise but did you know that certain multivitamins can aid your immune system and promote general wellness? Here are our recommendations of the top five supplements to help boost your immune system.

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A large excavator digging for lignite (brown-coal) in an open cast mine in Germany. claffra / iStock / Getty Images Plus

By Brett Wilkins

A new report published Wednesday by a trio of progressive advocacy groups lifts the veil on so-called "net zero" climate pledges, which are often touted by corporations and governments as solutions to the climate emergency, but which the paper's authors argue are merely a dangerous form of greenwashing that should be eschewed in favor of Real Zero policies based on meaningful, near-term commitments to reducing global greenhouse gas emissions.

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A banner reads "Protect The Water" at the Shell City Campground in Menahga, Minnesota on June 6, 2021. Kerem Yucel / AFP / Getty Images

By Jake Johnson

Thousands of people from across the nation traveled to northern Minnesota this past weekend to join Indigenous leaders in what organizers described as the "largest resistance yet" to Line 3, an Enbridge-owned tar sands pipeline whose construction has accelerated in recent days as opponents warn the project poses a threat to waterways and the climate.

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Fields of solar panels line rolling green hills. LeoPatrizi / Getty Images

By Jenna McGuire

The United States has the resources and technology to shift away from fossil fuels and build an energy system entirely run on renewables, according to a new report released Thursday by Environment America Research & Policy Center and the Frontier Group.

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An endangered manatee swims out of a sanctuary in the warm water springs known as Three Sisters on March 9, 2016 in Crystal River, Florida, where thousands of tourists swim with the sea cows every year. Kerry Sheridan / AFP / Getty Images

By Julia Conley

Conservation advocates in Florida are warning that 1,000 manatees in the state's water could die this year — hundreds more than in recent years — due to starvation driven by water pollution, the climate crisis, and other man-made harms to the mammals' ecosystem.

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Workers spray pesticides made by BASF and Monsanto on plants in Tarapoto, Peru on May 1, 2017. Development Planning Unit University College London / CC BY 2.0

By Brett Wilkins

After a federal judge rejected a $2 billion class-action proposal from Bayer to avert future lawsuits alleging its popular Roundup herbicide causes cancer, the pharmaceutical and chemical giant announced Thursday that it would consider ending sales of the glyphosate-based weedkiller for residential use in the United States.

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Pipelines extend across the landscape outside Nuiqsut, Alaska on May 29, 2019. Bonnie Jo Mount / The Washington Post / Getty Images

By Jake Johnson

The Biden administration is facing backlash from climate activists and scientists after filing a court brief Wednesday in defense of a major Trump-era Alaska drilling project that's expected to produce up to 160,000 barrels of oil a day over a 30-year period — a plan that runs directly counter to the White House's stated goal of slashing U.S. carbon emissions.

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Climate activists protest against Exxon Mobil outside the New York State Supreme Court building on Oct. 22, 2019 in New York City. ANGELA WEISS / AFP via Getty Images

By Kenny Stancil

In a historic rebuke of fossil fuel giant ExxonMobil, shareholders on Wednesday voted to elect at least two people to the company's board of directors who were backed by activist investors eager to accelerate the transition to clean energy.

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A farmer in Mississippi County, Arkansas looks at rows of soybean plats that show signs of dicamba drift damage. The Washington Post via Getty Images

By Kenny Stancil

A new report released Monday by a federal oversight agency revealed that before former President Donald Trump's Environmental Protection Agency reapproved use of dicamba in 2018, high-ranking officials in the administration intentionally excluded scientific evidence of certain hazards related to the herbicide, including the risk of widespread drift damage.

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Chemical plants and factories line the area known as 'Cancer Alley' along the Louisiana coast, as seen on October 15, 2013. Giles Clarke / Getty Images

By Brett Wilkins

Citing the imperative to "protect the residents and natural resources of St. James Parish and to prevent public health and environmental harms across our jurisdictions," attorneys general from four states and the District of Columbia on Monday sent a letter to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers asking it to thoroughly evaluate the adverse impacts of Formosa Plastics' massive proposed petrochemical complex in Louisiana's "Cancer Alley."

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Swedish climate action leader Greta Thunberg appears in a new film For Nature, about the interconnections of the climate crisis, ecological crisis and COVID-19 pandemic. screenshot / Mercy for Animals

By Julia Conley

A new short film featuring climate action leader Greta Thunberg highlights the connections between the climate crisis, ecological emergency, and the COVID-19 pandemic as well as other public health crises that are likely to arise from humans' exploitation of animals — and explains how communities and policymakers can repair people's relationship to wildlife while radically changing our food systems.

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