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John Oliver Takes On Environmental Racism

4 Mins Read Known for his ability to take complex topics and turn them into crib notes for widespread understanding, John Oliver has done it again. Employing his usual brand of humour, he took on the serious issue of environmental racism on the Last Week Tonight show. The host painted a graphic picture of not only what the […]

New Climate Report Gives 1.5°C Warming 50-50 Chance By 2026

4 Mins Read On the heels of the recent IPCC report that suggested temperatures will at least “temporarily” surpass the 1.5°C Paris Agreement target, the World Meteorological Organization forecasts the likelihood, giving it a near 50-50 chance in its latest prediction. Earlier this week, the WMO said there’s a 48 percent chance that temperatures will surpass the 1.5°C […]

WNWN Food Labs Debuting Cacao And Palm Oil-Free Ethical Chocolate On London Shelves

4 Mins Read Chocolate without cacao might sound like science fiction but WNWN Food Labs is releasing its first dark variety this month and it says its product has 80% less emissions than convential chocolate. The startup wants to address what it considers to be critical problems across conventional chocolate’s supply chains, which include links to deforestation, child […]

Heinz Is Working on a Ketchup Bottle Made From Wood Pulp

4 Mins Read In a partnership with wood pulp packaging company Pulpex, Heinz, maker of the world’s most popular ketchup, could soon come in a bottle what the company claims is 100 percent sustainably sourced wood pulp. The announcement would make Heinz the world’s first sauce company to use Pulpex’s paper bottle packaging—a move in line with The […]

Brits Are More Climate Conscious Than Ever, According To Search Engine Data

4 Mins Read Google has released data that appears to demonstrate a shift towards climate awareness in the U.K. Users of the search engine have been looking for ways to reduce their environmental footprint, with specific methodologies starting to trend. Vintage and recycled clothing has proven to be a popular query, alongside electric vehicle searches. The revelation came […]

Deep Cleaning With A Lighter Environmental Impact? This Startup Says It Is Possible

3 Mins Read Synthetic chemicals in cleaning products are a serious problem. Pennsylvania-based Sudoc, an offshoot of Pittsburgh’s Carnegie Mellon University, claims it is capable of cleaning up the cleaning industry with new technology that’s safer for humans and the planet. The startup won Fast Company’s 2022 World Changing Ideas Award for the ‘On The Rise’ category, which […]

Tomorrow Farms Raises $8.5 Million for Sustainable ‘Next-Gen’ Foods

3 Mins Read Closing an $8.5 million Seed Round led by Chris Sacca’s Lowercarbon Capital, Maveron, Valor Siren Ventures, Simple Food Ventures, and SV Angel, Tomorrow Farms says it’s gearing up to fuel the “sustainable food revolution.” New York-based Tomorrow Farms has yet to launch a product, but with its latest funding, which brings its total raised to […]

Is HSBC About To Get Hung Out To Dry For Greenwashing?

4 Mins Read U.K. advertising watchdog, the Advertising Standards Authority, is in the midst of deciding whether or not to caution HSBC over “misleading” adverts. The campaigns in question allude to climate action by the major financial institution while omitting key data about its own emissions. If an official warning is issued, it will be the first time […]

More Stringent Sustainability Standards Are Coming to the EU

3 Mins Read Sustainability targets for companies doing business across Europe will have to widen if the bloc adopts standards proposed by the European Financial Reporting Advisory Group. “The EU sustainability reporting standards are set to be the most ambitious standards globally,” Mirjam Wolfrum, director of policy engagement in Europe for CDP, said in a statement. According to […]

No New Plastic: Scientists Say a Production Cap Is Needed to Save the Planet

3 Mins Read A group of scientists says new plastic production needs to stop in order to protect the world’s oceans and the environment from plastic pollution. In a letter published in the journal Science, an international group of scientists and experts are urging industries and governments to limit new production of plastic to curb its impact on […]

Climate Change Will Bring Thousands of New Viruses, Says New Study

3 Mins Read Climate change isn’t just bringing rising temperatures and rising sea levels. According to new research, it’s bringing a rising risk of infectious disease. A new study published last week in the journal Nature points to “thousands” of new viruses spreading from animals to humans by 2070 as a result of climate change. Researchers out of […]

Big Oil Lied To Us: The Takeaway From An Explosive New Docuseries

7 Mins Read By Chris McGreal. There is a moment in the revelatory PBS Frontline docuseries The Power of Big Oil, about the industry’s long campaign to stall action on the climate crisis, in which the former Republican senator Chuck Hagel reflects on his part in killing US ratification of the Kyoto climate treaty. In 1997, Hagel joined with […]

What Is The Degrowth Movement And Why Should You Care?

4 Mins Read Have we consumed our way to a climate crisis? Our entire economy is based on growth indicators and well, not all growth is good. That’s the underlying message of the degrowth movement—a term used to encapsulate political, social, and economic actions designed to sustain our existence on the planet.   To some observers, the degrowth […]

Scientists Can Now See Cow Burps From Space

3 Mins Read Scientists have made a new discovery in outer space. But it’s not an alien or new planet—it’s livestock methane emissions, now visible from space. On the heels of the recent IPCC report that called for a 30 percent reduction in methane emissions, scientists say they can now see cow-produced methane pollution caught on cameras from […]

Bioacoustics: Listening To Nature Is Our Only Option To Solve The Climate Crisis

5 Mins Read As current climate conversations overwhelmingly lack both heart and accessibility, Joycelyn Longdon, an environmental PhD student at Cambridge, tackles the subject from an education and action-focused perspective – not for aimless doomism. From whale calls to birdsong, from chainsaws to mining drills, much of the activity within the forests, oceans and cities of our planet […]

UMass Becomes First US College To Start Carbon Labelling Cafeteria Meals

4 Mins Read UMass Amherst will now nclude carbon footprint information on its menus. The move comes as part of wider commitments to reach carbon neutrality by 2032. The Boston college will become the first in the U.S. to measure and highlight the carbon footprint of individual menu items.  UMass aims to offer its 28,635-strong student body access […]

10 Trends Shaping Eco Travel In 2022: Exploration Meets Ethics

5 Mins Read Digital travel platform Booking.com has released its seventh annual Sustainable Travel Report, offering insights into consumer attitudes towards sustainable travel in a post-Covid climate. Overall, travellers are shifting towards ‘planet-first’ destinations and meaningful travel experiences. Globally, aviation accounts for around 2.5 percent of carbon emissions and 1.9 percent of all greenhouse gas emissions. This might […]