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Leonardo DiCaprio launches $2 million fund to protect Africa’s heritage gorilla park

The actor has helped raise $2 million in funds to protect the Virunga National Park and its endangered mountain gorillas. Leonardo DiCaprio is raising funds for the Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo. He has contributed a part of the initial $2m (£1.65m) funding through Earth Alliance, a group co-founded by the …

New plant-based containers that degrade in a year could soon replace plastic bottles

‘This plastic has very attractive sustainability credentials: uses no fossil fuels, can be recycled and degrades in nature much faster than normal plastics do.’ Dutch biochemical company Avantium is busy developing plastic made from plant sugars rather than fossil fuels and has been backed by beverages giants Coca-Cola, Carlsberg and The Absolut Company, and L’Oreal …

800,000 sea turtles nested on deserted beaches amid Covid-19 lockdown

Thousands of Olive Ridley Sea turtles in India and the Hawksbill Sea Turtles in Brazil have been returning to nest on beaches emptied by COVID-19 THE COVID-19 lockdown has given rise to some spectacular phenomena in the animal kingdom with people sighting dolphins, civets and other animals enjoying their undisturbed moments in the sun. This …

Trump continues to reverse climate protection laws in the middle of corona crisis

President Trump has announced the roll-back of the fuel-efficiency standards mandated by the previous government even as the country struggles to contain the coronavirus siege. According to Worldometer, coronavirus cases in the US have reached 215,344 and 5,112 have died at the time of writing. Even as the outbreak continues to ravage the nation, US …

Climate change is pushing nightingales to the brink of extinction, study reveals

New research has revealed that climate change has forced evolutionary changes in nightingales, which may drive these birds to extinction. Nightingales are known to embark on a seasonal migration journey from Europe and Asia to sub-Saharan Africa, however a new study published in the journal The Auk: Ornithological Advances reveals that changes in the wingspans …

Jane Goodall urges people to show ‘love and compassion for the animals who are with us on this planet,’ in COVID-19 message

The conservationist has recorded a powerful message urging people to realize the extent to which humans exploit animals for food, entertainment and other selfish motives. Amidst the coronavirus pandemic that has now infected more than 8,59,032 and killed over 42,322 globally at the time of writing, leading primatologist Dr. Jane Goodall shared a video message in which …

‘Seafood’ now contains 283% more parasites than it did in 1980s

The study is important from ‘a public health standpoint, and for understanding what’s going on with marine mammal populations that aren’t thriving.’ A study led by the University of Washington called – “It’s a Wormy World” – has shown that fish including Sashimi, nigiri and other forms of raw fish are carrying 283 times more …

Jack Black ditches meat to support his health and help fight climate change

Actor Jack Black has pledged to stop eating red meat to “help limit catastrophic climate change and support my mental health.” Jurassic Park actor Jack Black has pledged to stop eating meat as part of the My Eco Resolution initiative. In a video, the comedian revealed, “My eco resolution is to stop eating red meat. I’m …

Worthing’s vegan community launches first vegan food bank to help cope with COVID-19 crisis

While stories of hysteria, panic, chaos and mindless stockpiling have brought forth the selfishness of individuals during a crisis, some extraordinary individuals of the vegan community have figured out a way to make a difference to others. The Worthing Herald has reported the story of Local resident Pia Offord, who launched the Worthing Vegan Food Bank Network …

LA to live stream Vegan Fashion Week amid coronavirus crisis

“It is so important to create a positive message of hope. As an activist, I cannot stay silent.” While other fashion-related events such as the LA Fashion week and the 2020 Met Gala, have been postponed or cancelled for now in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Vegan Fashion week founder and fashion activist Emmanuelle …

Vegan cookery school sets up free food delivery service for vulnerable amid coronavirus outbreak

A London based community vegan cookery school has switched to a FREE food home delivery service to reach out to the vulnerable with healthy and nourishing food. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the award-winning charity – Made in Hackney has suspended its classes to reach out to people that may be homebound and without …

McDonald’s to cut 3,000 metric tonnes of plastic waste by removing Happy Meal toys

McDonald’s UK and Ireland have announced steps that will help the fast food chain remove more than 3,000 metric tons of plastic from its business. Acting on a petition started by two schoolgirls last year, McDonald’s UK & I will start phasing out plastic from its Happy Meals in a bid to become more eco-friendly …