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If we thought we could build our way out of the climate and biodiversity crisis with more advanced human technology, the COVID-19 pandemic taught us that we are far more vulnerable to the powers of nature than we previously dared to admit, and that working with instead of against nature is the only way forward.

Working with instead of against nature is the only way out of the climate and biodiversity crisis

Climate change concerns are influencing Gen Z and millennials' reproductive decisions, research shows

Throw-away Covid face coverings could be polluting the environment with heavy metals and plastic.

Covid: Disposable masks pose pollutants risk, study finds - BBC News

It’s always been an illegal international cartel under U.S. law. Now would be a pretty good time to break it up.

Biden Is Worried About Gas Prices? He Should Bust OPEC. | The New Republic

Food providers at state parks across Pennsylvania are switching to compostable, paper, wooden or plant fiber alternatives for packaging and consumption, according to Department of Conservation and Natural Resources officials. It’s part of an effort to reduce the amount of waste and plastics that are associated with concessions. ...
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State parks, including Keystone, switching to paper products over plastic at concession stands |

The Raincoast Conservation Foundation is hoping to stop trophy hunting by buying up all commercial hunting licenses in an area larger than the US State of Connecticut in the Great Bear Rainforest in British Columbia. The foundation currently holds the hunting rights to more than 14,000-square-miles of the B.C. ...
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There are 139 elected officials in the 117th Congress who still deny the scientific consensus of human-caused climate change.

Climate Deniers in the 117th Congress - Center for American Progress

Retrofitting an existing masonry cavity walled building with a green or living wall can reduce the amount of heat lost through its structure by more than 30%, according to new research.

Living walls can reduce heat lost from buildings by over 30%

A plastic made from DNA and vegetable oil may be the most sustainable plastic developed yet and could be used in packaging and electronic devices

Alternative plastic: Material made from DNA is easy to recycle | New Scientist

Billions of solar panels globally will soon come to the end of their lives, but when they get thrown away essential materials that are needed to make future panels are being wasted.

Solar panels: we need to recycle parts of them to use again and avoid a mountain of waste

Shell has announced it will start a seismic survey in search of oil or gas deposits from Morgan Bay to Port St Johns on December 1

PUBLIC COMMENT; Shell seismic testing on SA coast - Dear South Africa

The green recycling industry has a black underbelly. The public is duped into thinking single-use plastics are easily recyclable.

Local groups and Hackney's mayor speak out in anger as Environment Agency says it 'shares their concerns'

The Yara Birkeland embarked on its maiden voyage, the world's first self-driving fully electric container ship.

World's First Electric Self-Propelled Container Ship Launches in Oslo to Replace 40K Diesel Truck Trips -

Hundreds of illegal goldmining dredges converge in search of metal as one activist describes it as a ‘free-for-all’

'It's as if we're in Mad Max': warnings for Amazon as goldmining dredges occupy river | Brazil | The Guardian

To understand what a climate workforce could actually achieve, look to Colorado | United States

Joe Biden wants to revive FDR's Conservation Corps | The Economist

In the legislature, Green Leader Sonia Furstenau points out a stark contrast.

It's unknown how much raw sewage flowed through overflow pipes when the storm overwhelmed the city's treatment facilities.

Dumping raw sewage into rivers and lakes is common throughout Canada | CTV News


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