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Meat eating Brits are fuelling deforestation of the Amazon, claims report

A report released by Greenpeace has highlighted that increased chicken consumption in the UK is contributing to the destruction of wildlife-rich forests in South America. In a report titled “Winging it: How the UK’s Chicken Habit is Fuelling the Climate and Nature Emergency,”  the environmental charity presents a correlation between the rise in UK’s chicken …

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award scheme’s checklist includes veganism as a character-building tool for youngsters

The Duke of Edinburgh Award has announced a checklist for teenagers that includes trying veganism, learning about climate change and campaigning for a social cause as some of the recommended activities. After surveying 4,000 people, which included members of the public, education professionals, parents, young people and business leaders, the Duke of Edinburgh (DofE) Award …

Air pollution can kill 40 Brits per day over the next ten years, report says

The British Heart Foundation (BHF) has warned that harmful particulate matter in the air could kill more than 160,000 people over the next decade from strokes and heart attacks. Figures revealed by the charity, which collated the data, said there are an estimated 11,000 deaths per year at the moment and could cross 160,000 by …

Global warming increased ocean temperatures to catastrophic levels in 2019

Rising temperatures have made the oceans hotter, more acidic and less oxygen-rich and statistics warn of irreversible outcomes for the world and its inhabitants. A report published in the journal Advances In Atmospheric Sciences has reported that  the heat recorded in the oceans peaked in 2019, the highest level recorded in human history. Alarmingly, the …

Mountain gorilla recovers dramatically thanks to ‘extreme conservation’

As the catastrophic effects of climate change devastate species around the world, it’s worth celebrating the success stories which conservationists battle so hard to achieve.  One such story is that of the mountain gorilla. The majestic animal was at one stage expected to be extinct as early as 2000 as numbers dramatically declined throughout the …

WATCH: Good Morning Britain presenter brands Sydney MP a ‘climate change denier’

Weather presenter on Good Morning Britain Laura Tobin has called out an Australian politician for being a ‘climate change denier’ in a live TV confrontation. Tobin challenged MP Craig Kelly during a debate about the bushfires which have devastated Australia. The debate clearly infuriated the presenter as she cut across Kelly after the MP said …

Mining billionaire claims Australian bushfires were caused by arsonists

The boss of a huge mining company has claimed that arsonists are to blame for the bushfires which have devastated Australia.  Andrew Forest is the founder of Fortescue Metals, and while he has pledged $70 million to help recovery efforts the billionaire said climate change is only a ‘small part’ of the problem.  Experts have …

Colgate launches two vegan toothpastes in recyclable tubes

Oral care brand Colgate has launched two toothpastes made with animal free ingredients and packed in recyclable tubes.  One of the world’s popular dental care brands, Colgate, has introduced its vegan-certified toothpaste line Smile for Good that features two cruelty-free toothpaste products in recyclable tubes and cardboard packaging. The toothpaste priced at £4.99 is available …

Billie Eilish launches sustainable clothing and merchandise with H&M

Vegan singer Billie Eilish has authorized fashion giant H&M to sell her signature oversized silhouettes, and other sustainable merchandise in store and online. With Veganuary (v)egging people to go vegan for the month of  January and beyond, iconic star, Billie Eilish has kickstarted 2020 by releasing her sustainable Billie Eilish merch collection with H&M. The …

Australian village turns its post office into a rescue centre to save burned animals

As blazes rage across Australia, heartwarming stories of compassion for animals are emerging amid the carnage of the bushfires.  Many animal lovers are dedicating their time to tend for the most affected species. One small post office the Australian village of Cobargo transformed into an animal rescue centre to do all it could to help …

Vets forced into mass euthanisation of animals burned in Australian bushfires

Over a billion animals have died in the Australian bushfires which have torn through the country, and tragically many of the survivors are so badly injured that vets are being forced into mass euthanisations.  Wild animals and livestock have been ravaged by fires, and estimates suggest a billion animals have been killed – with the …

Over a BILLION animals have died in Australian bushfires so far

Over a billion animals are believed to have died in Australian bushfires including a third of koalas on the country’s mid-north coast – which experts say has driven the animal close to extinction.  The University of Sydney has revealed grim estimates relating to the catastrophic damage done to wildlife as fires sweep through the country. …