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Green groups back protesters as they grapple with how best to address their own issues with race

Green groups are expressing full-throated support for demonstrators protesting the killing of George Floyd, a black man in Minneapolis police custody - even as they struggle with their own long-standing issues with addressing racial inequality and a lack of diversity in their ranks.

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Will civilization’s response to COVID-19 lead to a more sustainable, equitable world?

Having been shaken to our collective core by the COVID19 pandemic, can we muster the will to make major changes in how we rebuild our systems, to truly transform how we function as a society for the betterment of Earth and her inhabitants?

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Tech’s newest obsession: Conservation

During the month of Earth Day, Microsoft and Amazon took the opportunity to unveil new initiatives to help preserve the planet.
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The Ghosts of Earth Day

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How ‘Filthydelphia’ made Earth Day a thing

Without the work of Philadelphians, Earth Day may never have become a thing.
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Earth Day message to leaders: After coronavirus, rebuild wisely

Activists and scientists called on world leaders to shift the global economy onto a healthier, more sustainable track.
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As Earth Day turns 50, green movement faces fresh challenges

Fifty years after the first Earth Day helped spur activism over air and water pollution and disappearing plants and animals, significant improvements are undeniable. But monumental challenges remain.

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Coronavirus could cause plastic pollution and a recycling crisis

As oil prices rapidly drop, recycling centres remain shut and plastic personal protective equipment becomes biohazard waste, the pandemic could worsen the already serious plastic pollution problem.
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Forget Earth Day: Massive pollution in china makes Apple stock a screaming buy

Ironically, Morgan Stanley gave Apple a buy rating on Earth Day because of a significant uptick in Chinese air pollution.
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Air quality report: Washington cities see worst-ever air quality rankings

As many Washingtonians are celebrating the 50th anniversary of Earth Day from within their own homes during the COVID-19 pandemic , new research is indicating that air pollution in several cities has reached all-time highs.

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Environmentalists celebrate massive reductions in air pollution, fossil fuel use this Earth Day

This Earth Day, the planet and everything on it is breathing a little easier. Quarantines around the world have put a pause on traffic, factory activity and travel. While activity has slowed down, environmental scientists are seeing air quality go up. The difference is one you can see and feel.

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Gina McCarthy: Earth Day amid coronavirus reveals what happens when leaders fail to act on science

I never imagined we'd mark the 50th anniversary of Earth Day amid a global pandemic and facing our biggest challenge yet: climate change. Yet, here we are.

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