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Thousands of Belgian schoolchildren have gone on strike to protest climate change

2.1.19
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There’s nothing new about children skipping school. But when they do it in their thousands, and all for the same cause, then it’s time to pay attention. On 31 January, tens of thousands of children marched in Belgium, the fourth such protest in what has become a weekly routine, demanding urgent action on climate change. The biggest demonstration, in Liège, drew 15,000 people – parents and grandparents joining students as they marched to the city hall with chants of “to arms”.

 

Big consumer brands will start taking their packaging back (US and France residents sign up for Loop program waitlist here)

1.24.19
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In the environmentalist mantra “reduce, reuse, recycle,” almost all of the attention has been paid to recycling. Now some of the world’s biggest consumer brands are trying to shift the focus to the second R, with a program that provides products in reusable containers that can be returned for a refund.

 

Why cold weather doesn’t mean climate change is fake

 1.23.19
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Weather and climate aren’t the same thing, meaning you can expect harsher winters in a warming world.

Leonardo DiCaprio’s foundation just announced a bold new plan to curb climate change

1.23.19
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The One Earth Climate Model says we can curb temperature rises without resorting to nuclear power or using unproved technologies. It will be expensive–but far less than the subsidies we currently give fossil fuel companies.

Record number of Americans ‘very worried’ about climate change, report finds

1.22.19
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More Americans now say that climate change is a real threat to themselves and others, following a trend of mounting public concern around global warming. That’s according to a climate report released Tuesday by researchers at Yale University and George Mason University that tracked public opinions about climate change in a nationwide survey last year.

 

The anatomy of climate-change policy: A primer

1.22.19
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In Congress and on the presidential campaign trail, America is gearing up to tussle over big climate-change policy for the first time in nearly a decade. But what this actually means is up for massive interpretation.

 

Why Climate Change Would Have Alarmed Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

1.19.2019
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As Dr. Martin Luther King’s National Day of Service approaches, I had an interesting thought as a scientist, writer, and human being. Climate change is one of the most significant challenges facing humanity, and its impacts stretch far beyond science. Climate change is often discussed from the lens of agriculture, energy, public health, national security, or weather disasters.

Luxembourg makes all public transport free 

1.15.19
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With a population of 602,000, Luxembourg is one of Europe’s smallest countries — yet it suffers from major traffic jams. But that could be about to change. Last month, it announced plans to make all public transport — trains, trams and buses — free from March 2020. The government hopes the move will alleviate heavy congestion and bring environmental benefits, according to Dany Frank, a spokesperson for the Ministry of Mobility and Public Works.

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