Renewables have saved 230 million tonnes of CO2 emissions so far in 2022

Renewables met all of the rise in global demand for electricity during the first half of 2022, a report from Ember shows. The London-based energy think tank found that an increase in solar, wind and hydroelectric power prevented a possible…

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An Indigenous Perspective on Reconnecting With the Land

Aanii! Chevaun Toulouse nindizhinikaaz. Sagamok First Nation nindonjibaa. Ginoozhe nindoodem. Anishinaabe kwe ndow. My name is Chevaun Toulouse; I am a mother and a full-time biology and Indigenous environmental science student at Trent University. I am from Sagamok Anishnawbek First Nation….

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Patagonia Gives Away Its Entire $3 Billion Worth To Fight Climate Change

Practicing what he preaches, Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard donates the entire $3 billion of his apparel company’s valuation to fight climate change. As staunch an activist as you could find, Chouinard was “really pissed off” to see himself in a…

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Greenland shark, world’s longest-living vertebrate, gets long-awaited protection

In September, the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization (NAFO), an intergovernmental organization that manages fisheries, prohibited the retention of Greenland sharks in international waters. This ban would apply to the intentional catching of Greenland sharks as well as the retention of…

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World-first nuclear fusion plant could generate carbon free energy by 2040, UK government claims

The world’s first commercial nuclear fusion reactor will be up and running by 2040, the UK government has pledged. The plant – which could theoretically provide near-limitless clean energy – will be built in Nottinghamshire. The location was unveiled on…

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Chile’s newest national park is a blossoming natural phenomenon

Even though Chile’s Atacama Desert is the sunniest and driest place on earth, rare flowers have recently bloomed. It has prompted the Chilean government to name this region as its 44th national park in order to protect this natural phenomenon….

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Youth Reimagine Solutions for Housing, Water and More

What would happen to suicide rates if we focused on life promotion instead of suicide prevention? How much safer would pedestrians be if we could 3D-print sidewalks in high traffic areas instead of waiting for traditional construction? Why don’t we…

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Denmark becomes first country to pay for ‘loss and damage’ from climate change

Denmark has just promised 100 million Danish crowns (€13.4 million) to developing nations damaged by climate change. On Tuesday, it became the first country to offer “loss and damage” compensation for those in the most climate vulnerable regions of the…

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We did it! Harmful chemicals in the ozone layer drop by 50%, NOAA says

The depletion of the ozone layer had a huge impact on humanity for a while. Moreover, the United Nations accepted The International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer in 1994. Every living thing on Earth is shielded from…

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Scientists predict the hole in the ozone layer will close in the next 50 years

Earth’s ozone layer protects all life on Earth from the sun’s harmful radiation. But in the late 20th century, human emissions of certain damaging chemicals began to affect the number of ozone molecules in the atmosphere. This has resulted in…

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