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A research conducted by Cornell Lab of Ornithology has found that American skyscrapers kill almost 600 million migratory birds annually. Tall buildings in three American cities – Chicago, Houston and Dallas – particularly prove to be deadly for the birds. The researchers cite artificial light at night as a contributing factor to heightened mortality numbers […]

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Hermine Ricketts and her husband Tom Carroll spent more than a decade and a half growing veggies in their front-yard garden, not aware that what they were doing was illegal. Yes, you read that right! While the authorities allowed fruit trees and flowers in the front-yard gardens in Florida, growing vegetables was a big no-no. In […]

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US might witness ‘unprecedented’ flooding this spring season that would likely affect around 200 million people, scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have warned. According to them, the serious flooding in Nebraska, Iowa, South Dakota, Missouri and other Midwestern states is just a preview of an even more dangerous spring flooding. Communities living near the […]

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV is recalling almost 965,000 gas-powered vehicles from U.S. and Canada that violate U.S. emissions standards. The company is expected to replace the vehicles’ catalytic converters that showed deteriorating performance during a routine in-use emissions testing. EPA announced that the flawed vehicles have no safety concerns and the company will not be charged any […]

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A first-of-its-kind research points out the environmental injustice faced by minorities when it comes to air pollution. According to the study, Blacks and Hispanics in the US breathe in air that has majorly been polluted by non-Hispanic whites. “Pollution is disproportionately caused by whites, but disproportionately inhaled by black and Hispanic minorities,” the study said. Poor […]

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A new report released by the US Environment Protection Agency (EPA) has revealed that for all the new vehicles released in 2017, carbon dioxide emissions reached a record low, and mileage per gallon reached an all time high. The EPA’s data also acknowledged that both fuel economy and greenhouse gas emissions had improved significantly since tougher standards […]

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The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned people to stop using certain makeup products from Claire’s after the agency found them to be contaminated with dangerous asbestos fibers. The chain of stores that sells cosmetics, jewelry and accessories to teens and pre-teens told the FDA that it did not believe the products in question were still […]

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At a time when communities, businesses and individuals around the world have declared war on plastic and most of them are ditching or have already ditched plastic straws for good, Florida is considering taking a massive step backwards by pushing a bill that would suspend municipalities for five years for putting a ban on plastic […]

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There has been growing evidence that glyphosate, an active ingredient in Monsanto’s widely used weedkiller Roundup, is toxic for both public and environmental health. Due to this, the city of Miami completely banned the spraying of glyphosate by city departments or contractors. “Banning the use of glyphosate is a great first step to take in improving […]

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When China imposed a ban on plastic waste imports due to its own environmental problems, it threw the recycling industry in western countries into turmoil as it did not have the capacity to recycle such huge amounts of trash. Before the ban, China alone took in 45% of the world’s plastic waste imports for recycling. […]

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