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Xavier de Le Rue and Courtney Conlogue share a few things in common. Both are winners of championships and various accolades in their respective sports, which earned each a spot on the multisport Swatch Proteam.
However, they also keep environmental concerns near the top of their minds. Whether it's Conlogue, a surfer and "super athlete" wearing a wet suit made from recycled rubber or de Le Rue bringing awareness to nature in the films he creates when he's not mountain biking or snowboarding, these athletes continually talk sustainability and look for solutions to help preserve our planet.
That's why they are the subjects of two recent videos from IAMECO Warrior, the digital platform, book, production company and movement aligning more than 80 global figures whose accomplishments and visions address the worldwide environmental crisis.
IAMECO Warrior's list of like-minded individuals ranges from entrepreneurs like Michael Bloomberg to consumer advocate Erin Brockovich and Boyan Slat, a 19-year-old with ambitions to clean half the Pacific Ocean.
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By Zak Smith
It is pretty amazing that in this moment when the COVID-19 outbreak has much of the country holed up in their homes binging Netflix, the most watched show in America over the last few weeks has been focused on wildlife trade — which scientists believe is the source of the COVID-19 pandemic. Make no mistake: Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness is about wildlife trade and other aspects of wildlife exploitation, just as surely as the appearance of Ebola, SARS, MERS, avian flu and probably COVID-19 in humans is a result of wildlife exploitation. As a conservationist, this is one of the things I've been thinking about while watching Tiger King. Here are five more:
By Hector Chapa
With the coronavirus pandemic quickly spreading, U.S. health officials have changed their advice on face masks and now recommend people wear cloth masks in public areas where social distancing can be difficult, such as grocery stores.
But can these masks be effective?
By Carey Gillam
Bayer AG is reneging on negotiated settlements with several U.S. law firms representing thousands of plaintiffs who claim exposure to Monsanto's Roundup herbicides caused them to develop non-Hodgkin lymphoma, sources involved in the litigation said on Friday.
With many schools now closed due to the current COVID-19 outbreak, you may be looking for activities to keep your children active, engaged, and entertained.
Although numerous activities can keep kids busy, cooking is one of the best choices, as it's both fun and educational.
Germany's target for renewable energy sources to deliver 65% of its consumed electricity by 2030 seemed on track Wednesday, with 52% of electricity coming from renewables in 2020's first quarter. Renewable energy advocates, however, warned the trend is imperiled by slowdowns in building new wind and solar plants.