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Environmentalism’s Radical Next Generation Is Already Here

This past week, a new group calling itself Beyond Politics (BP) threw buckets of bright-pink paint at the entrances to the London offices of four global NGOs, including Friends of the Earth and Greenpeace. “We have no words to describe…

Media tip sheet: Going high-tech in ecology

(Ecological Society of America) These presentations feature ecological research that harnesses high-tech advances in new and exciting ways. All will be presented at the Ecological Society of America’s upcoming virtual annual meeting, August 3-6, 2020.

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World’s largest oil firm agrees to carbon cuts to tackle climate crisis

The world’s biggest oil company, Saudi Aramco, has joined an alliance of oil companies to set the first industry-wide target to help tackle the climate crisis by setting carbon emissions goals. Saudi Arabia’s state oil giant has agreed to reduce…

Media tip sheet: Ecological forecasting

(Ecological Society of America) These presentations feature research that attempts to forecast ecosystems of the future. All will be presented at the Ecological Society of America’s upcoming virtual annual meeting, August 3-6, 2020.

Global e-waste surging: Up 21% in 5 years

(Terry Collins Assoc) The UN’s 3rd Global eWaste Monitor reports 53.6 million metric tonnes (Mt) of e-waste was produced last year — substantially more than the weight of all adults in Europe. Global e-waste has risen 21% by weight in just five years, fueled by higher consumption rates of electric and electronic equipment, short life cycles, and few repair options. In 2030 the world is projected to produce about 50% more e-waste per capita compared with 2014.

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Swallowing The Green Manifesto Leaves A Nasty Taste

Only 8% of the Irish public believe that tackling climate change should be the next government’s top priority, according to the results of an MRBI opinion poll published last week. This low percentage didn’t stop Fine Gael and Fianna Fail…

Gov. Blackface And The Greening Of Virginia

You’re forgiven for still thinking of Virginia as a conservative state. […] But as a matter of more recent history, between the elections of Dwight Eisenhower in 1952 and Barrack Obama in 2008, Virginia was only won by one Democrat…

Politics

Green party joint leaders to stand again for their roles

The two joint leaders of the Green party, Siân Berry and Jonathan Bartley, are to stand for their job-shared role again, declaring the time is right to seize the moment and become a mass-membership movement. Berry and Bartley have held…

Survey identifies learning opportunities related to health impacts of climate change

(Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health) An international survey of Global Consortium on Climate and Health Education (GCCHE) membership found that the majority of members — health professions schools and programs, including medical, nursing, and public health — offer learning opportunities related to the health impacts of climate change, yet many also encountered challenges in instituting or developing curricula. The results of the survey provide a baseline assessment of the state of climate-health education internationally among health professions institutions.

Happy Endangered Species Day! 5 ways you can make a difference today

Endangered Species Day is a bittersweet event. While it’s heartbreaking to think back on all the species we have already lost during our last few generations, and all we stand to lose in the next few, it’s also a chance…