Sunday, September 27, 2020

New Jersey to become first U.S. state to ban declawing of cats

The procedure is considered to be physically and mentally painful for cats, which is why it might soon be banned in New Jersey.

Volunteers plant 67,500 trees in Portuguese forest devastated by wildfires

"In an era of climate change, such disasters are becoming reality all over the world."

The environmental Christmas hangover

A treeless, gift-free Christmas, where little or no travel is involved, and money usually spent on gifts is donated to an environmental charity, would be the ideal.

Coca-Cola leading plastic polluter worldwide for second year in a row

Coca-Cola accounts for 3.3 million tons of plastic packaging annually, which roughly accounts for 200,000 bottles every minute.

2020’s first presidential debate does not have climate as discussion topic

“It is critical that every debate includes questions that ask the candidates what they would do to address climate change and environmental injustice.”

Scientific American endorses a presidential candidate for the first time in its history: Joe...

“We’ve never backed a presidential candidate in our 175-year history—until now.”

Fossil fuel industry and Koch network fighting Pennsylvania’s move to join regional greenhouse gas...

Together these interests broadly representing coal and petroleum producers are trying to prevent Pennsylvania from joining regional programs to curb carbon pollution.

Mayors of 12 major global cities home to 36 million people make unified fossil...

"If we're serious about a sustainable, just, and prosperous future, we have to put our money where our mouth is."

Morgan Stanley announces new climate commitment, first American bank to set target

The financial institute is the first major American bank to commit to "providing financing, expertise and thought leadership to support the transition to a low-carbon world."

Climate and the U.S. election

The U.S. election in November is critical, not just because of Donald Trump’s neo-fascisinm, but primarily because if the climate-change-denying and fossil-fuel supporting Republican Party retains power.