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This story originally appeared on the Guardian and is part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The world’s run of record-breaking hottest years is extremely unlikely to have happened without the global warming caused by human activities, according to new calculations. Thirteen o...
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Posted by on in Sustainable Development
Gland, Switzerland. Starting today, more than 100 civil society groups including WWF will be promoting a Global Paper Vision that addresses climate change, human rights and new expectations for corporate transparency.The vision is the product of more than a year’s consultations under the umbrel...
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Posted by on in General Environment
  Written by Richard Wilk We have just been through what has now become an American tradition -- Black Friday -- and big box stores opened earlier than ever before, despite protests by employees at Walmart. Because of the recession, sales in physical retail stores were down 1.8 percent from t...
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Posted by on in Food
According to the study from the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS), Grade A Choice? Solutions for Deforestation-Free Meat, the increasing global demand for meat has led to more and more deforestation for grazing pastures as well as land to grow livestock feed like soybeans. Meat consumption has bee...
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Posted by on in Population
One-third of the food produced for human consumption winds up lost or wasted globally, about 1.3 billion tons a year, according to a study by the Swedish Institute for Food and Biotechnology (SIK). The UN supported the study titled “Global Food Loses and Food Waste.” Although the amount of food lost...
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