'Block Friday': French activists bar access to Amazon depot

Dozens of activists blocked an Amazon distribution centre outside Paris on Thursday to protest the environmental damage they say is caused by rampant consumerism during "Black Friday" sales.

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Move away from coastal areas while you still can, scientists sound warning on climate change

Scientists say planning now for an inevitable shift away from the coastal areas is important, rather than waiting for the climate change disasters to strike.


Trump administration takes aim at climate change forecasting from federal agencies

The Trump administration in both obvious and nuanced ways is significantly affecting the national dialogue on climate change, and in doing so attempting to change opinions across the globe.

How extreme data management can help tackle extreme climate chaos

For too long, technology and industrialization have been contributors to climate change.


IKEA plans to reduce pollution in world’s most polluted cities by eliminating crop waste burning

IKEA will begin combating India’s pollution crisis with a project called “Better Air Now.”
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Used contact lenses adding tons of micro-plastic waste to waterways

The micro-plastics resulting from these lenses could enter land and water-based ecosystems and harm animal life.

Corn syrup lobbyist is helping set USDA dietary guidelines

Despite a long history of sugar interests influencing federal nutritional standards, a recent lobbyist for the corn syrup industry is now advising Trump's USDA on its dietary guidelines.

Kate Middleton, Prince William advised to stop having more kids by charity

A US-based charity called Having Kids thinks Prince William and Kate Middleton are setting a "bad example" by having more children. "Having smaller families is the single best thing we can do to reduce the damage caused by future climate change," said Anne Green, the organization's executive director.

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