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Deforestation Of The Amazon Up 29 Percent From Last Year, Study Finds

An annual study released by the Brazilian government estimates that the rate of deforestation in the Amazon has increased by 29 percent over last year… That’s the second year in a row that deforestation in the Amazon quickened; last year, the pace rose by about 24 percent… The estimated deforestation rate, released Tuesday by Brazil’s […]

Four Major Cities Move To Ban Diesel Vehicles By 2025

The leaders of four major global cities say they will stop the use of all diesel-powered cars and trucks by the middle of the next decade… The mayors of Paris, Mexico City, Madrid and Athens say they are implementing the ban to improve air quality… They say they will give incentives for alternative vehicle use […]



Army Halts Construction Of Dakota Access Pipeline

OCETI SAKOWIN CAMPGROUND, N.D. ― Federal authorities have halted construction of the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline amid growing protests that were expected to draw some 2,000 U.S. military veterans… The Department of the Army has denied the final easement required for the $3.8 billion project to cross under Lake Oahe in North Dakota, it announced Sunday. Instead, it will conduct […]

Come Celebrate Cinema Verde and Green Drinks Thursday at Curia



Dear Friends,

Please join us to celebrate the 8th Anniversary of Green Drinks!

Thank you for your help in raising awareness of environmental issues

and for working with Cinema Verde to create a sustainable future.


Come together with us on Wednesday December 7th at Curia on the Drag to […]

Four Ways You Can Help Cinema Verde

By: Veronica Quesenberry
The environment needs your help, and there are ways you can stand up for it. You can defend the environment by promoting awareness of environmental sustainability, climate change and spreading the message of going green by contributing to the Cinema Verde International Film & Arts Festival. Here’s a quick list of ways you […]

A Firm Wants Revolutionize Socially Conscious Investing

Aspiration is a different kind of investment firm. They create investment products geared toward middle class investors — and, unlike traditional banks, you can pay them whatever you want… And now, they’re partnering with grasroots environmental organization Sierra Club to bring socially conscious investing — that is, investing in companies that have strong ESG —environmental, social, and governance records […]

North America’s Grasslands Are Slowly Disappearing — And No One’s Paying Attention

The Great Plains lost more grassland to agriculture in 2014 than the Brazilian Amazon lost to deforestation, says a recent report from the World Wildlife Fund. And it argues that the continued expansion of cropland in the region may be threatening birds, pollinators and even drinking water, while releasing millions of tons of carbon dioxide into […]

EPA To Consider Banning Asbestos, Other Chemicals

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has prioritized 10 chemicals, including asbestos, that could be banned under a new chemical safety law… The EPA released the list of chemicals Tuesday, the first set of substances that it is reviewing under the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, signed into law earlier this […]

Florida is sinking under politics

David Helvarg writes in the LA Times about Florida:
When Floridians narrowly voted for Donald Trump on Nov. 8, they might as well have elected to drown themselves. Rising seas and accelerating storms are inundating this low-lying state, but a majority of its citizens still chose a presidential candidate who calls climate change a hoax.
A disconnect between […]

13 Must-See Trees Around The World

The wonders of the world weren’t just built by human hands; Mother Nature has built a few of her own, among them a handful of trees that stand out for their longevity, size, historical significance, ecological value, beauty or just plain weirdness. These aren’t necessarily the superlative trees of their kind, but they are certainly […]

Doubts About The Promised Bounty Of Genetically Modified Crops

LONDON — The controversy over genetically modified crops has long focused on largely unsubstantiated fears that they are unsafe to eat… But an extensive examination by The New York Times indicates that the debate has missed a more basic problem — genetic modification in the United States and Canada has not accelerated increases in crop […]

Great Barrier Reef Experiences Its Worst Coral Die-Off

The Great Barrier Reef suffered its worst coral die-off this year, researchers in Australia announced Monday…  The northern region of the reef, off the coast of Queensland in northeastern Australia, lost an average 67 percent of its shallow-water corals in the last eight to nine months, the Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence for […]

Patagonia Had $10 Million In Sales On Black Friday And Is Donating Every Cent To Save The Planet

Patagonia saw an astounding $10 million in Black Friday sales  ― five times its own expectations ― and, as promised, will donate every cent toward helping save the environment.… The high-end outdoor apparel and gear retailer announced the record-breaking haul Monday, saying the “enormous love” its customers showed to the planet will benefit hundreds of grassroots environmental […]

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