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Estonia ready to contribute to global climate fight through Arctic Council if observer application approved, says president

Estonia's long history of polar research, coupled with its current scientific and technological expertise, would allow it to make important contributions to the Arctic Council as an observer, President Kersti Kaljulaid told an international audience on Thursday.

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Bonds aimed at heavy corporate emitters set to roll out in 2021

The next thing in green investing is a new kind of debt designed to help fund the trillions of dollars needed to wean the world from carbon.
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These Indigenous women are reshaping Canada’s tourism industry

Long marginalized by the tourism sector, Indigenous women are bringing First Nations, Métis, and Inuit narratives to the mainstream.
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Northernmost non-Arctic state knocks on the Arctic Council door

Estonia brings a long list of arguments for why it should be granted observer status to the Arctic Council.

www.theguardian.com
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Plant-based food: Nothing wrong with a veggie burger

Whether they are committed carnivores or vigorous vegans, consumers need to be encouraged to read the ingredients on packs to understand what they are eating and how their food has arrived on their plate. This is about nutrition, not politics.

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Ending world hunger by 2030 would cost $330bn, study finds

Research groups compiled data from 23 countries and found international donors would need to add another $14bn a year to their spending on food security and nutrition over the next 10 years; more than twice their current contribution.

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First Indigenous-led biosphere reserve in the world featured in new Canadian TV series

The Tsá Tué Biosphere Reserve in the Northwest Territories takes centre stage in the first episode of the second season of TVO's Striking Balance.

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World's richest 1% cause double CO2 emissions of poorest 50%, says Oxfam

Charity says world’s fast-shrinking carbon budget should be used to improve lot of poorest
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Sonia Sodha: We’ve got to start thinking beyond our own lifespans if we’re going to avoid extinction

Coronavirus or not, we remain locked into a treadmill that measures progress by growing GDP rather than by wellbeing and environmental sustainability.

www.independent.co.uk
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Climate crisis: UK ‘acutely vulnerable’ to environmental breakdown, think tank warns

Policymakers must 'wake up' to growing risks of unprecedented complexity and severity, IPPR says.

www.theguardian.com
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Pandemics result from destruction of nature, say UN and WHO

Pandemics such as coronavirus are the result of humanity's destruction of nature, according to leaders at the UN, WHO and WWF International, and the world has been ignoring this stark reality for decades.

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Pandemics result from destruction of nature, say UN and WHO

Pandemics such as coronavirus are the result of humanity's destruction of nature, according to leaders at the UN, WHO and WWF International, and the world has been ignoring this stark reality for decades.

www.theguardian.com
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Covid-19 pandemic is 'fire drill' for effects of climate crisis, says UN official

The coronavirus pandemic is "just a fire drill" for what is likely to follow from the climate crisis, and the protests over racial injustice around the world show the need to tie together social equality, environmental sustainability and health, the UN's sustainable business chief has said.

Toxics

Is a four-day work week the secret to saving the planet?

Perpetual economic growth is driving climate change and making us miserable. The degrowth movement offers a way out.

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Fractured: Harmful chemicals and unknowns haunt Pennsylvanians surrounded by fracking

We tested families in fracking country for harmful chemicals and revealed unexplained exposures, sick children, and a family's "dream life" upended.

Fractured: The stress of being surrounded

Jane Worthington moved her grandkids to protect them from oil and gas wells—but it didn't work. In US fracking communities, the industry's pervasiveness causes social strain and mental health problems.

Fractured: Distrustful of frackers, abandoned by regulators

"I was a total cheerleader for this industry at the beginning. Now I just want to make sure no one else makes the same mistake I did. It has ruined my life."

Fractured: Buffered from fracking but still battling pollution

A statewide network of fracking and conventional wells, pipelines, and petrochemical plants closes in on communities.

Fractured: The body burden of living near fracking

EHN.org scientific investigation finds western Pennsylvania families near fracking are exposed to harmful chemicals, and regulations fail to protect communities' mental, physical, and social health.

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Picking ingredients for a better lifestyle.

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