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Christmas Trees: Real vs. Artificial

Which do you think is the more eco-friendly Christmas tree — real or artificial? It’s a curious question, and the answer might surprise you. Last month Karen Zraick of the New York Times published an article that examines this very question. Here are the takeaways: It is...

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European Union Bans Single-Use Plastics

The European Parliament will ban a range of single-use plastics across the union to help stop ocean pollution. Items include plastic cutlery and plates, cotton buds, straws, drink-stirrers, and balloon sticks. The proposal also includes a measure to reduce single-use plastics for food and drink...

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The UN Special Report on Global Warming

The United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a special report on global warming and its impact on the world. Here are five major takeaways: “Global warming is likely to reach 1.5°C [above pre-industrial levels] between 2030 and 2052 if it continues to increase...

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The Ocean Cleanup Launch

Who can use good news? This month The Ocean Cleanup launched a 2,000-foot boom designed to gather plastic debris and clean up the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. According to The New York Times, the Great Pacific Garbage Patch floats between California and Hawaii and is comprised of...

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