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Google, Amazon, Nestle, and other major companies with ‘net-zero’ goals guilty of greenwashing

“As pressure on companies to act on climate change rises, their ambitious-sounding headline claims all too often lack real substance, which can mislead both consumers and the regulators that are core to guiding their strategic direction.” 25 of the world’s leading companies are not on track to meet their net-zero emissions pledges and have announced  …

20% of Brits are reducing meat consumption for the climate, new survey finds

20% of Brits have cut down on eating meat in light of the climate crisis. Meanwhile 32% are willing to change their diets to help the environment. A new survey has indicated that Brits are changing their eating habits for the environment. Environmental search engine Ecosia hosted the survey, which included 2,000 UK participants to …

‘He has no frickin’ idea’ scientists pan Jordan Peterson’s climate comments

“He sounds intelligent, but he’s completely wrong,” retorted one climate scientist. Leading scientists have ridiculed and slammed Jordan Peterson’s comments, which he made on climate models on Joe Rogan’s podcast show on Spotify. The controversial Canadian author told The Joe Rogan Experience that scientific models used to predict future climate developments are flawed. Peterson – …

Rihanna pledges $15 million to tackle climate crisis via environmental initiative

The popstar said communities of color and island nations are ‘facing the brunt of climate change’. Rihanna has pledged $15 million to the climate justice movement through her Clara Lionel Foundation (CLF). The pop star and make-up entrepreneur announced the donation to 18 climate justice organizations across the US and the Caribbean. The grants, made …

Sprawling climate resilient coral reef found off Tahiti

The blossoming corals found at depths more than 30 metres (100 feet) appear to be largely unscathed by climate change and human pressures. Deep sea explorers have found a sprawling reef of giant rose-shaped corals in a ‘twilight zone’ off the coast of Tahiti. The ‘pristine’ and rare 3km long reef near the French Polynesian …

After 149 years, Colgate moves to make its 9 billion toothpaste tubes recyclable

Toothpaste giant Colgate is finally going green by relaunching four of its best-selling lines in recyclable tubes. The world’s leading toothpaste brand Colgate is finally launching new recyclable tubes in a bid to become more eco friendly. The multinational consumer goods company has been attempting to improve the environmental impact of its popular toothpaste tubes, …

This country is now eating crocodile meat due to pork supply shortage

Scientists say that eating reptiles could increase a person’s risk of various zoonotic diseases. Thai consumers have started eating crocodile meat following the spike in prices for pork. Reports of confirmed cases of African Swine Fever (ASF) in Thailand has led to a decline in pork supply, causing more and more people in the country …

Global warming linked to premature births and birth defects, study says

“Even moderate levels of heat can affect the developing foetus, pregnancy complications, and children and adolescents.” Climate and environmental hazards are having devastating impacts on foetuses, babies and infants across the world, The Guardian reports. Six studies, published in the journal Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology, have indicated that climate change is linked to weight gain …

Brooklyn Beckham promotes vegan footwear – fans not impressed

Fans called him a ‘hypocrite’ for advertising vegan footwear while being an avid meat eater. Brooklyn Beckham has come under fire for his double standards in promoting vegan fashion whilst still eating animal products. The eldest son of David and Victoria, who became the face of clothing brand Superdry last year, took to Instagram to …

New rainfrog species named after Greta Thunberg to honour her climate activism

The newly discovered rainfrog is called Pristimantis gretathunbergae. Scientists have named a newly discovered rainfrog species after climate activist Greta Thunberg. The frog’s official name is “Pristimantis gretathunbergae”. In the Pensoft scientific journal ZooKeys , the researcher team led by led by Abel Batista, Ph.D. (Panama) and Konrad Mebert, Ph.D. (Switzerland) said they found the …

Climate crisis will lead to more kidney stones, study finds

The study estimates that a warming planet will likely increase the number of kidney stone cases between 2.2% – 3.9% depending on emission levels. In the coming decades worsening climate crisis will lead to more kidney stones due to more sweating and dehydration, according to a new study The research was conducted at Children’s Hospital …

Scientists name new tree after Leonardo DiCaprio to honour environmental work

The actor turned environmental activist took to social media to call on his followers to support the anti Ebo Forest logging campaign Leonardo DiCaprio is being honored by having a recently-discovered tree species being named after him. This week, scientists at the Royal Botanic Gardens of Kew, London named a tree species discovered in Africa’s …