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VOICES: Consumption and climate change – The Garden Island

What you buy, how you use it and reuse it, and if you repair or recycle, all have huge effects on our planet’s climate. The unrestricted growth in consumerism has been a major factor in the increase in the generation…

Design Students Use Art to Reimagine Plastic Recycling – Creating Lamps, Seat Covers, and More

London design students were given a challenge: take plastic that will most likely end up in the landfill, and turn it into a new raw material using as little energy as possible. Part of a competition from the London Royal College of Art, the students excelled, turning plastic into train car-seat covers, sound insulation, art […]

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Build Back Better And The Coming Onslaught Of ‘Greenflation’

After months of telling American consumers that the inflation before their eyes was transitory or just a high-class problem, the Biden administration has finally conceded that prices are indeed on the rise. Unfortunately, the renewable energy provisions within the president’s ‘Build Back Better’ reconciliation…

Recycling

What Would Happen If People Stopped Recycling?

As the pandemic impacted daily routines, some cities and towns had to stop accepting recyclables in curbside bins. Others stopped taking certain types of recyclables and asked people to throw those items away instead. A lack of workers, budgetary concerns, and an increase in the number of recyclables all play a part. What would happen […]

These maps depict the invisible impacts of climate change – Fast Company

Here’s one fact about climate change: Between 2002 and 2020, Greenland has lost an average of 279 billion tons of ice per year. Here’s another: In 2021 alone, almost 49,000 wildfires across the U.S. burned more than 6.5 million acres….

Infrastructure Bill Makes First Major U.S. Investment in Climate Resilience – The New York Times

WASHINGTON — The $1 trillion infrastructure bill now headed to President Biden’s desk includes the largest amount of money ever spent by the United States to prepare the nation to withstand the devastating impacts of climate change. The $47 billion…

How to help stop climate change: 13 tips to help fight global warming and what you can do at home – iNews

The climate emergency is currently at the forefront of the national conversation, with the COP26 summit taking place in Glasgow. The United Nations climate conference sees some of the world’s most powerful political figures meet to try to tackle climate…

Israeli startup develops balloons to fight global warming – The Jerusalem Post

An Israeli startup has joined the fight against global warming by seeking inspiration in the upper atmosphere, where it hopes to send fleets of balloons that will trap carbon dioxide for recycling. Carbon dioxide emissions, from the burning of fossil…

COP-26: Amazonia’s Indigenous peoples are vital to fighting global warming (commentary) – Mongabay.com

The United Nations Climate Change summit, the 26th conference of the parties (COP-26), held in Glasgow Scotland through November 12, is important both for the future of the global climate and for Amazonian Indigenous peoples. Uncontrolled climate change threatens the…

COP26: How to close the emissions gap and keep global warming to 1.5 C – DW (English)

World leaders meeting for a conference this week could set policies that would stop dangerous changes to the climate and keep ecosystems from collapsing further. So far they have failed to do so. The gap between what countries are doing…

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