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  • Past climate change: A warning for the future?

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    A new study of climate changes and their effects on past societies offers a sobering glimpse of social upheavals that might happen in the future. The prehistoric groups studied lived in the Amazon Basin of South America hundreds of years ago, before European contact, but the disruptions that occurred may carry lessons for our time, […]

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  • ‘Significant suffering’: experts call for national plan to save wombats from mange

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    The incoming environment minister has a clear opportunity to tackle this debilitating disease. Wildlife carers and conservationists want it to be a priority Last month Grasso wasn’t doing well. The bare-nosed wombat, dubbed Fatso in Italian, was infected with mange. The devastating skin disease caused by parasitic mites had left his skin crusted, bleeding and […]

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  • How you’re recycling plastic wrong, from coffee cups to toothpaste

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    1. Your coffee cup probably isn’t recyclable Items composed of different kinds of materials present a big challenge for recyclers. The billions of single-use coffee cups discarded each year are a classic example: a thin, plastic coating inside the cup may prevent leakage, but it’s extremely difficult to separate it from the paper cup itself. […]

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  • Oil companies double down on plastics as public outcry grows

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    The oil and gas industry is ramping up petrochemicals — building blocks of plastics —right as the global outcry intensifies over plastic waste. The big picture: Most people associate oil companies’ products mainly with gasoline. But they also generate plastics that are interwoven into all facets of our lives. This durable material is, more and […]

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  • Efforts to protect butterflies, desert fish would get millions under Extinction Prevention Act

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    Arizona is home to a number of species that are threatened by climate change and human activity. Under legislation proposed by Rep. Raul Grijalva, Arizona fish and butterflies may get additional federal funds for conservation efforts. The Tucson Democrat, who chairs the House Committee on Natural Resources, last month introduced the Extinction Prevention Act of […]

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  • 7 easy ways to reduce your use of plastics

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    Whether they’re clogging our oceans or causing harm to sea creatures, the use and creation of plastics has quickly become a crushing and widespread problem across the planet. Plastics have become an almost unnoticed part of our daily lives, from the food we eat, the transportation we take and the products we buy, and the […]

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  • 7 millionaires reveal their favorite Father’s Day gifts

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    What do you give a dad who has it all for Father’s Day? We asked these millionaires and Advisors in The Oracles about the best gifts they’ve given or received. Their unique ideas will inspire you — and maybe even make you rethink gifting altogether. 1. Experiences “My dad died when I was 10, so […]

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  • Why is the soil so contaminated, and where do the contaminants come from?

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    Air and water pollution rightfully get a lot of attention. The danger is serious, and everyone can easily grasp the ramifications of toxins in something that all of us use directly every day. However, the issue of soil contamination carries equal weight, even if its effects aren’t as immediately obvious. Even if you never step […]

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  • Saving ecology is saving life

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    Each year the world environmental day comes as a reminder of how profoundly the human civilisation is dependent on its ecology. Although every year the unique themes fixed by UN focus on various global environmental concerns, the theme for 2019 namely ‘Air Pollution’ holds an exceptionally special relevance. The last couple of years have witnessed […]

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  • The problem with billionaires fighting climate change? The billionaires

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    It’s great that philanthropists are pouring money into environmental causes. But it would be better for the planet if billionaires didn’t exist at all During a commencement address this week, Michael Bloomberg announced that he’s spending $500m to help the United States move closer to a carbon-neutral future. We should be very grateful that Bloomberg […]

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