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Category: Environment

Content relating to environmental damage and push-back against it.

Hawaii Bans Most Sunscreens in Effort to Save Dwindling Coral Reefs

“This bill is a small first step worldwide to really caring about our corals and our reefs in a way that no one else anywhere in the world has done.”

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Scientists Warn Bananas May Face Extinction Due to Lack of Genetic Diversity

“To carry on growing the same genetic banana is stupid… It is necessary that we improve the Cavendish through genetic engineering but parallel to that we must be finding genetic diversity in our breeding programmes.”

EU Approves ‘Historic’ Ban on Bee Killing Pesticides

In light of growing scientific evidence linking certain insecticides known as neonicotinoid insecticides or neonics to rapidly collapsing bee populations, the European Union voted to place a permanent ban on virtually all use of these bee-killing toxins.

Company Develops Revolutionary Way to Create Leather, Wood, and Bricks from Mushrooms

Researchers at a San Francisco Bay startup company have discovered a way to counteract environmental degradation.

Environmentalists and Farmers Seek Court Decision Halting Use of Dow’s ‘Agent Orange’ Pesticide

EPA admitted its approval could harm hundreds of endangered species, but decided to give it a green light anyway.

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