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Environmental justice: subtle yet institutionalized inequalities against minority populations

While outright racial discrimination has taken front and center stage in media headlines, we seem to be less aware of subtler forms of discrimination against minorities–environmental discrimination. 313 more words

Social Justice

McDonald's is testing plastic straw alternatives as US cities crack down on single-use straws - Leanna Garfield

  • McDonald’s will start testing plastic straw alternatives at select US locations this year. In the UK, the company has decided to adopt biodegradable paper straws.
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Coral reefs provide crucial protection for coastal cities — without them, flood damage could double, a new study finds - Kevin Loria

  • Coral reefs provide essential protection for people who live near coasts all over the world, according to a recent study.
  • But reefs are dying because of the consequences of human activity, 
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Plastic Waste to Roads

This company is turning plastic waste into pellets for paving roads!  That way we get cheaper pavement, and plastic isn’t polluting our landfills, all at the same time time. 26 more words

Millions of British children breathing toxic air, Unicef warns - Damien Carrington

More than 4.5 million children in the UK are growing up in areas with toxic levels of air pollution, the UN children’s organisation Unicef has warned. 735 more words


Some rare good climate news: the fossil fuel industry is weaker than ever - Bill McKibben

If you’re looking for good news on the climate front, don’t look to the Antarctic. Last week’s spate of studies documenting that its melt rates had tripled is precisely the kind of data that underscores the almost impossible urgency of the moment. 798 more words