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Cambridge scientists create vegan ‘spider silk’ to replace single-use plastic

“There is a huge, huge issue of plastic pollution in the world, and we are in the fortunate position to be able to do something about it.” Cambridge scientists have created biodegradable ‘vegan spider silk’ that could replace single-use plastic in thousands of products. This plant-derived material has been developed to mimic the molecular structure …

Seaspiracy filmmakers launch Crowdfunder to ramp up pressure on world leaders to make 30% oceans ‘no take zones’ by 2030

The Crowdfunder campaign is a means to amplify the ocean-conservation message and ‘demand world leaders to do the right thing; a demand to become the stewards of the oceans they claim to be’. Ali and Lucy Tabrizi – directors of the hit Netflix documentary Seaspiracy – have launched a Crowdfunder campaign to ensure the awareness …

Governor approves nine bills to protect Hawaii’s sharks and other aquatic resources

The new ocean conservation-oriented laws come to offset the “unprecedented” challenges brought on by declining ocean populations, climate change, heatwaves, coral bleaching, and greater man-made water pollution. This week, Governor David Ige signed into law nine bills meant to safeguard Hawaii’s marine resources on World Oceans Day. The American politician and engineer noted that Hawaii …

Jane Fonda blasts Biden for failing to take ‘bold or fast’ action on climate crisis

“We’re up against time. The scientists say we have less than nine years to cut our emissions in half.” American actress and environmentalist Jane Fonda has blasted POTUS Joe Biden for not being ‘bold’ or ‘fast’ enough to tackle the climate crisis. The celebrity made the comments to call out the Biden administration for not …

Sarah Paulson urges 1.1 million followers to back Seaspiracy’s petition to protect oceans

The petition reads: “Unless we act now we will live to see the death of the oceans. And, our children will never know the wonder and beauty of our once thriving blue planet.” Multiple award-winning American actress Sarah Paulson took to Twitter to encourage her 1.1 million followers to support Seaspiracy’s petition to protect oceans. …

Prince Harry says climate change and mental health ‘two most pressing social issues’

“Depending on where you live, your home country is either on fire, it’s either underwater, your houses or forests are being flattened.” Prince Harry has pointed out climate change and mental health as “the two most pressing issues” facing society. The Duke of Sussex voiced his opinion in a new episode of The Me You …

Turkey to ban UK plastic waste imports after Greenpeace investigation reveals ‘illegal’ trash on roadside

“It’s vital the government learns we cannot continue to offshore our responsibility in dealing with our plastic problem.” Turkey has announced that it will ban imports of plastic waste from the UK following an investigation that uncovered “mountains” of trash being dumped or burned in the country. Greenpeace visited ten sites in Adana province and …

Angelina Jolie poses covered in bees to raise pollinator conservation awareness

“Pollinators of course are extremely vital to our life and our environment. And so we have to understand scientifically what happens if we lose them.” Hollywood actor, director, and humanitarian Angelina Jolie has covered herself in bees for a striking portrait for National Geographic released on World Bee Day in a bid to draw attention …

New Idaho law to allow killing 90% of state’s wolves

“For years Idaho wolves have been intensely persecuted through the nation’s most permissive hunting and trapping seasons, and this bill all but pushes the species back to the brink of federal relisting.” Idaho lawmakers have signed into law a measure that could lead to killing 90 % of the state’s 1,500 wolves. The act SB1211 …

Paul McCartney tells 4.1 million followers that ‘everyone should watch’ Seaspiracy

McCartney joins a long list of celebrities including Bryan Adams, Lucy Watson, Kourtney Kardashian, Tessa Brooks, Ruby Rose, and more plugging the anti-fishing documentary. Sir Paul McCartney has urged his followers to watch the hit Netflix film Seaspiracy describing it as ‘a strong documentary on fishing’. The Beatles legend made the request in a recent …

Co-op slashes price of plant-based meat as part of zero-carbon by 2040 plan

“We believe it shouldn’t cost you more money to eat plant-based food and that this disparity is unfair to those following vegetarian, vegan and flexitarian diets.” Supermarket chain Co-op has slashed the price of its plant-based burgers and sausages. This move comes as the UK retailer unveiled a new 10-point climate change action plan to …

Seaspiracy producer urges POTUS Joe Biden to reverse fish farm order

“The last thing our oceans need is more fish factory farms leaking pestilence, parasites, and pollutants into the water.” Kip Andersen, producer of the hit Netflix documentary Seaspiracy is calling on POTUS Joe Biden to reverse the offshore aquaculture executive order. Anderson teamed up with vegan charity PETA to send a letter to Biden asking …