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Meet Rebecca Sabnam: How Growing Up In Bangladesh Inspired A 17-Year-Old Climate Activist

When reflecting upon her childhood in Bangladesh, Rebeca Sabnam recalls wading through waist-length waters to get to school. But when she moved to New York City, things changed. Sabnam realized this frequent…

Meet Elsa Mengistu: The Story Of A 19-Year-Old Howard University Student Fighting Environmental Racism

“I do not believe climate change is a social justice issue. I know it is a social justice issue.” These are the words of 19-year-old climate justice activist Elsa Mengistu, an Ethiopian-born…

EPA chief: the new USMCA trade agreement is “the first time environmental provisions are the center of a North American Trade Agreement”

Recently, EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler announced the new U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) will be “the first time ever environmental provisions are the center of a North American Trade Agreement.” In a teleconference announcing…

What do Q-tips and tissues have in common? Danish startup LastObject makes reusable ones in hopes of ending throwaway culture

When Kaare Frandsen and siblings Nicolas and Isabel Aagaard first started working together, they focused on designing chairs and kitchenware. But after a few years, they believed there seemed to be enough…

Meet Coyote Peterson: The Story Of How An Acclaimed YouTuber Uses His Platform Of 17 Million Subscribers To Spark Environmental Action

With over 17 million subscribers and 3 billion views, YouTuber Coyote Peterson has recaptured the charm of wildlife contemporaries like Steve Irwin and Les Stroud. He’s stepped inside a volcano, gotten his…

Italian researchers find rising global temperatures and air conditioning costs may drive low-income families into energy poverty

On a hot summer day, the air thick with humidity, nothing feels better than grabbing a popsicle and sitting by the closest AC vent. What has many scientists concerned, however, is that…

Major airlines at SFO will use sustainable aviation fuel from Finland company Neste to reduce carbon emissions

Neste, a Finland-based oil refining and marketing company, has announced its first delivery of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to the San Francisco International Airport (SFO). On average, SFO has over 57 million…

New Trump administration policy may restrict sustainability investing, making it more difficult to invest in ESG funds that ‘put social goals before profits’

The Trump administration is back with another policy change affecting the environment: restricting American’s access to ESG funds. Recently, the Department of Labor (DOL) proposed a change to the Employee Retirement Income…

1.5 acres can change an entire community: how vertical farming startup Eden Green Technology is tackling food insecurity during Covid-19

This byline is sponsored by Eden Green Technology, a Dallas-Fort Worth vertical farming startup that has committed to matching produce sales 1-for-1 with food donations to local nonprofits, and written by CEO…

More than half of the world’s turtle and tortoise species are now threatened with extinction, according to a new study published by 51 experts

On the island of Madagascar, locked gates, razor-wire fences, and 24-hour armed guards protect one of the world’s rarest treasures. That treasure, worth roughly $50,000 each on the black market, is the…

Deforestation
Europe is losing significant forest area to timber harvesting, which has seen an ‘abrupt increase’ since 2015, new study finds

Since 2015, the European Union has struggled to maintain its forests. Whether it be due to the complexities of its wood-timber industry, climate change, or natural disasters—they aren’t catching a break. And…

Ivanka Trump is committing to new environmental initiatives, but this former EPA Senior Advisor says ‘if the President and his daughter really want to help, they should visit environmental justice communities’

Ivanka Trump, since taking on the position of Trump’s senior advisor, claims that she can influence her father to make climate change a primary policy issue. This will be challenging since Trump…