Environment – GBRI
 

In the last two decades, consumption of palm oil has increased drastically. This easy-to-grow and cheap vegetable oil can be found in a wide variety of products – right from chocolate bars to jet fuel. In fact, it is estimated that 50% of all packaged goods sold in western supermarkets contain palm oil. However, this […]

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The ever increasing human population and human induced climate change – these two factors are wreaking havoc on global ecosystems and are driving over 1,700 species to extinction, researchers have warned. Although most such warnings have been based on projections of economic growth, urban demand and climate change, U.S. researchers approached the challenge in a […]

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Without taking into consideration the health risks it would pose to humans and the environment, US Environment Protection Agency (EPA) granted ’emergency’ approval to spray sulfoxaflor—an insecticide the agency considers “very highly toxic” to bees—on an area of over 16 million acres in 2018. Of the 18 states where the approvals were granted for sorghum and […]

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Residents of Belushya Guba, a Russian town that falls in the Arctic archipelago, have lately had some unexpected visitors – Polar bears! The area even declared a state of emergency after more than 50 polar bears were spotted roaming through buildings, peering into homes and exploring populated areas. Polar bears mostly live on sea ice, where they […]

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When the rain finally descended upon Queensland earlier this month, farmers rejoiced as the area hadn’t received any decent rain in years. However, tragedy struck when the downpour refused to subside, resulting in massive flooding across the state. The state’s cattle industry fears an estimated 500,000 cattle have already perished causing financial losses worth $300 million Australian […]

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Under the Million Dollar Vegan campaign, Pope Francis is being challenged to go vegan for Lent in exchange for a $1 million donation to any charity of his choice. The campaign, led by 12-year-old Genesis Butler, aims to inspire people to give up meat and dairy to tackle climate change. In her message to Pope Francis, […]

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