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Younger US consumers are leading the way on environmental concern, activism

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New GfK survey shows 18-to-35 age group is more likely to say “green” brands have altruistic motives NEW YORK, NY, UNITED STATES — After a year of lockdowns and deprivation, a new GfK survey reveals that the environment is still a powerful concern for Americans – and that younger consumers are leading in the charge on green awareness and activism. [Join…

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Russian Forests Are Crucial To Global Climate Mitigation

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Russia is the world’s largest forest country. Being home to more than a fifth of forests globally, the country’s forests and forestry have enormous potential to contribute to making a global impact in terms of climate mitigation. A new study by IIASA researchers, Russian experts, and other international colleagues have produced new estimates of biomass contained in Russian forests, confirming…

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What is Summer Solstice? (video)

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  The summer solstice, also known as estival solstice or midsummer, occurs when one of the Earth’s poles has its maximum tilt toward the Sun. It happens twice yearly, once in each hemisphere (Northern and Southern). For that hemisphere, the summer solstice is when the Sun reaches its highest position in the sky and is the day with the longest period of daylight. Within the Arctic circle (for the northern…

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NASA-DLR Study Finds Sustainable Aviation Fuel Can Reduce Contrails

Cleaner-burning jet fuels made from sustainable sources can produce 50%-70% fewer ice crystal contrails at cruising altitude, reducing aviation’s impact on the environment, according to research conducted by NASA and the German Aerospace Center (DLR). Ice crystal contrail formations can linger in the upper atmosphere for hours and affect the way Earth is heated and cooled. They produce localized increases in temperature…

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Documentary “River Of Gold” Released in the U.S.

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Documentary, Narrated by Sissy Spacek and Herbie Hancock, Reveals Deadly Impact of Illicit Gold Mining In The Amazon Riveting documentary River of Gold, which sounds the alarm about the dire threat of illicit and unregulated gold mining to the Amazon Rainforest, is now available on digital rental platforms in the U.S., with additional countries to follow. Narrated by Academy Award winner Sissy Spacek and…

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United Renewable Energy and New Energy Equity Complete 4.3 MW of Community Solar Gardens in Minnesota

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United Renewable Energy® (URE)®, a national Engineering, Procurement, and Construction provider, worked together with their development partner, New Energy Equity (New Energy), to add three new community solar gardens to Minnesota’s solar development portfolio. The three projects, located in North Branch, Lindstrom, and Cokato and totaling more than 4.3 MW DC, are together expected to produce 5,980 MWh of clean energy in their first year. This amount of clean…

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Hyundai Motor Partners With Healthy Seas to Foster a Sustainable Future

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In pursuit of the company’s goal to establish sustainable leadership, Hyundai Motor has announced a pan-European partnership with the marine conservation organisation Healthy Seas By partnering with Healthy Seas, Hyundai is furthering its commitment to “Progress for Humanity” with a particular focus on the seas and oceans Based in the Netherlands, Healthy Seas aims to free the oceans of abandoned…

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Marine Mammal Rescue Day

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    The California State Senate declared April 27th Marine Mammal Rescue Day in 2017. It is an observance and awareness of how we impact our oceans and coastal areas, and highlights our responsibility for its preservation.   (Days of the Year) Spring is the height of animal rescue season due to illness and malnutrition for the west coast. Marine…

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This Earth Day, No Evil Foods Wants You to Fight Racism by Cutting Out Plastic

Plastic Hurts Minority Communities. Be Eco-Friendly and Anti-Racist by Scaling Back   No Evil Foods, a plant-based meat brand, says plastic is racist. Here’s why: Black, Indigenous, and People Of Color (BIPOC) communities are disproportionately affected by environmental racism – particularly by the production, consumption and disposal of plastic in their neighborhoods. No Evil Foods urges other brands and consumers…

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Earth Day 2021, April 22nd (Video)

It’s April 22nd and it’s Earth Day.   What is Earth Day?   Earth Day is an annual event celebrated on April 22. Worldwide, various events are held to demonstrate support for environmental protection. It was founded by United States Senator Gaylord Nelson as an environmental teach-in first held on April 22, 1970. Denis Hayes, who was the original national coordinator in 1970, took it international in…

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