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‘Bordering on insanity’: Australian government approves coal mine near the Great Barrier Reef

The Australian government has come under international condemnation for a decision to approve a coal mining site to be built near the Great Barrier Reef. Indian mining company Adani has been given the go-ahead for a huge coal mine in Queensland to open up the Galilee Basin – one of the last known untapped reserves …

Grocery store shames plastic use with embarrassing bags

A grocery store has come up with a unique method of convincing customers to ditch single-use plastic. East West Market in Vancouver has started shaming its customers with embarrassing slogans printed on plastic bags. Anyone not bothering to bring a reusable carrier will have to head through the streets with bags reading “Wart Ointment Wholesale” …

2,000 hippos saved from slaughter by activists in Zambia

Zambia has cancelled plans to kill thousands of wild hippos following intense campaigning by animal rights groups. Zambia has more hippos than any other country in the world, and the Government came under fire after it announced controversial plans to ‘cull’ 2,000 animals over five years in Luangwa Valley. Hippo teeth, tusks and trophies in …

Chimpanzee meat is being eaten across the UK

Chimpanzee meat is being smuggled into Britain and sold at markets across the country, a top scientist has revealed. The endangered species which shares 99% of its DNA with humans is being widely eaten in the UK, particularly at celebrations such as weddings. Dr Ben Garrod, a primate scientist from the University of East Anglia, …

Sainsbury’s to ditch plastic packaging for loose fruit and veg nationwide

Sainsbury’s is the first UK supermarket to completely remove plastic packaging for loose fruit, vegetables and bakery products. Starting in September this year, customers will need to either bring their own bags or purchase reusable bags which will be made from recycled materials. Recyclable paper bags will now be the only option for shoppers grabbing …

Robert Downey Jr. plans to fix climate change within a decade using robots

It seems a decade playing Iron Man has gone to Robert Downey Jr’s head, after the actor announced ambitious plans to solve climate change in the only way Tony Stark knows how – with robots. Downey spoke at an Amazon conference this week and announced the launch of a company which aims to use artificial …

WATCH: Jason Momoa shaves his beard to convince you to ditch plastic

Game of Thrones superstar Jason Momoa has shaved his iconic beard to promote the use of recyclable materials. Momoa featured in the first season of the world-beating show as fan-favourite character Khal Drogo. The leader of the Dothraki’s long beard signified his record as a seasoned warrior, but Momoa has released a video named ‘Goodbye …

1 MILLION pigs die in raging swine flu outbreak in China’s pork industry

A swine flu disaster in China has claimed the lives of more than 1 million pigs, and the problem is far from over. Since August last year thousands of pigs have either died or been culled on a daily basis. The disease has spread to slaughterhouses in Hong Kong – where attempts to quarantine the …

UK Prime Minister to challenge Donald Trump’s ‘reckless approach’ to climate change

UK Prime Minister Theresa May will challenge Donald Trump’s dismissive approach to climate change during his three day visit, Downing Street has revealed. The PM will echo a warning letter written by 250 climate change research academics which outlines the huge global consequences of the US President’s record on global warming. A spokesperson for the …

Global warming is uncovering frozen human corpses on Mount Everest

Global warming has changed temperatures so drastically in Nepal’s mountains that human remains are emerging from the melting snow on Mount Everest. Veteran climbers and guides have reported that finding human bones of fallen climbers has become an expected part of the journey. They’re increasingly discovering skulls, fingers, leg fragments, stray equipment and even entire …

Video: Leonardo DiCaprio produces new HBO climate change documentary ‘Ice on Fire’

Leonardo DiCaprio has produced a new documentary to highlight the dangers of climate change and showcase efforts around the world to curb global warming. Ice on Fire is set for a premiere on HBO on June 11, and features DiCaprio as the narrator. The new trailer has created a buzz around the documentary, showing the …

Thousands of puffins starve to death and wash up on Alaskan beaches because of climate change

Hundreds of puffin carcasses have washed up on the shores of Alaska’s St. Paul Island due to the effects of climate change. Scientists concluded the birds died of starvation, and though only 350 dead birds were found between October 2016 and January 2017, they estimated somewhere between 3,150 and 8,500 may have succumbed. A report …