Thursday, February 22, 2024

Tag: New Zealand

New Zealand to ban PFAS in cosmetics

While the New Zealand EPA determined that cosmetics manufactured in the country were mostly free of PFAS, 90 percent of the cosmetics sold in the country are imported.

New Zealand to ban most single-use plastics over the next 4...

“Phasing out unnecessary and problematic plastics will help reduce waste to landfill, improve our recycling system and encourage reusable or environmentally responsible alternatives.”

New Zealand plans to become first country to require climate risk...

New Zealand could be the first country in the world to require its major financial institutions to report on the risks posed...

New Zealand Parliament votes to decriminalize abortion care

“From now abortions will be rightly treated as a health issue. The previous law required a woman seeking an abortion to go through many hoops.”

One mass shooting and New Zealand’s prime minister bans assault rifles

"We are announcing action today on behalf of all New Zealanders to strengthen our gun laws and make our country a safer place."

After deadly 1996 massacre, Australia overhauled its gun laws. New Zealand...

"The clear lesson from history around the world is that to make our communities safer, the time to act is now."

White Supremacist kills 49 Muslim worshipers in New Zealand as Islamophobic...

The gunman live-streamed the attack and published a manifesto in which he praised President Donald Trump as “a symbol of renewed white identity and common purpose.”

New Zealand government to plant 100 million trees yearly

New Zealand’s youngest leader in more than 150 years plans to take the country on a more liberal path after nine years of conservative rule.

How a free grocery store is cutting food waste – and...

Each weeknight, The Free Store redistributes up to 1,500 surplus food items to anyone who wants them – no questions asked.

Hundreds of whales stranded on New Zealand beach

Whale stranding is quite common in this area around this time of year, but the recent numbers are shocking.

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Chicago sues Big Oil for climate deception and damages

Chicago is targeting industry giants such as ExxonMobil, Chevron, BP, Shell, ConocoPhillips, Phillips 66, and the American Petroleum Institute for their alleged long-term misinformation campaign.

US and its politicians defend Israel’s occupation and civilian casualties in Gaza at International...

As the international community awaits the ICJ's verdict, the U.S. position underscores the complex diplomatic landscape surrounding the Israeli occupation and the search for a sustainable peace solution.

Is America great enough to learn great lessons from great Trump debacles?

Either we learn from failures (threats, disruptions, chaos, illegality) or we invite being buried by them.

Biden is forgiving another $1.2 billion in student loan debt starting today

As loan servicers process their forgiveness, they will see their debts discharged from their accounts.  

Alabama court shocks nation: Frozen embryos declared children, threatening IVF

The case originated from an incident at a fertility clinic where frozen embryos were destroyed due to unauthorized access and mishandling.