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77% of meat and dairy companies refuse to discuss greenhouse gas emissions

The meat and dairy industry is increasingly feeling the heat of climate change, but major companies are avoiding admitting to their role in the crisis. According to a study released by Fairr, a Farm Animal Investment Risk & Return network, the meat sector is responsible for about 13 per cent to 18 per cent of …

EU told to ban Brazilian beef to save the rainforests

The European Union has been urged to ban beef imports from Brazil to build pressure for action over the Amazon fires. After witnessing unprecedented fires in the Amazon, Finland, which holds the European Union’s rotating chairmanship, released a statement urging the EU to act. “Finance Minister Mika Lintila condemns the destruction of the Amazon rainforests …

World’s largest hotel chain Marriott bans single-use plastic toiletries

After phasing out plastic straws and stirrers last year, the world’s largest hotel chain will stop the use of single use plastic bottles to reduce its environmental impact. Marriott, which owns 7,000 properties worldwide including brands Sheraton, Westin and Ritz-Carlton, plans to replace all of its single-use plastic toiletry bottles with larger pump bottles by …

Tesco to ditch products which use ‘excessive’ plastic

Tesco, the UK’s largest supermarket chain, has announced it will stop stocking products which use excessive plastic in a bit to cut down on its environmental impact. After eliminating 4,000 tonnes of hard-to-recycle materials from its own-brand products, Tesco is now on to the second phase of its Remove, Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle initiative. It …

Outlook for Great Barrier Reef now ‘very poor’, but veganism can save it

Exposing the depressing reality of the damage inflicted by man upon the ocean, The Great Barrier Reef’s outlook has been officially downgraded from ‘poor’ to ‘very poor’ by Australian authorities. The reef has been a World Heritage site since 1981 due to the huge importance it plays to the ocean scientifically and environmentally.  The reef …

G7’s $20m Amazon aid refused by Brazil until France retracts insults

Jair Bolsonaro, Brazil’s President, is miffed with Emmanuel Macron, France’s President, and refuses to accept the $20m (£16.3m) aid pledged by G7 countries for the wildfires in the Amazon till Macron takes back his words. The two statesmen are having quite a public showdown with Bolsonaro jeering Macron’s wife on Facebook and condemning the French …

85% Britons fear climate change effects

Global warming is scaring the Brits and poll results from the Ipsos MORI, an exclusive poll for the Evening Standard, confirms it. This is the highest figure the poll has reached since the pollster first asked the question in 2005. Britons are literally feeling the heat with the country experiencing its hottest day of 38.7C …

Leonardo DiCaprio backed alliance promises $5M in aid for Amazon wildfires

Amazon this year has witnessed the highest number of fires since 2013 and almost 1,330 square miles of the rainforest has been charred. With the widespread devastations the wildfires have unleashed on Amazon; many celebrities are doing their bit towards raising awareness and helping in salvaging the parched savannah. Leonardo DiCaprio and his philanthropic associates-Laurene …

Chef Eddie Huang turns vegan because of Amazon rainforest fires

Huang—owner of NYC’s BaoHaus restaurant and former host of Viceland’s Huang’s World—vowed to have eaten his last meal of beef on Friday. He took to Instagram to make the switch official, where he wrote: “After watching videos of the Amazon on fire this week, Ive decided that this corned beef I ate at Junior’s last …

Central Africa is burning more than the Amazon

Ever since the Amazonian wildfires have caught media attention, many have lashed out on Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and his environmental policies. But, according to MODIS satellite data analyzed by Weather Source, over the last week, Brazil is actually third in the world in wildfires Weather Source recorded 6,902 fires in Angola on Thursday and …

Footballer blames cattle farming for Amazon fires

Fires raging over two weeks in the Amazon are ripping the atmosphere apart and the situation is catastrophic. This year has been extremely bad for the Amazon in Brazil with over 72,843 fires torching the rainforest between January and August – a dramatic increase of 84 percent on the same period in 2018. Chris Smalling, …

Hunters to be allowed to shoot almost double the amount of black rhinos in South Africa

South Africa can now hunt up to nine adult rhinos per year, almost double of what they were initially allowed after convincing the panel that the money raised will support conservation of the critically endangered species at this year’s CITES conference in Geneva.   The decision follows the recent upsurge of the black rhino population. The …