Environment

August 15, 2018

Shocking 106-Year-Old Newspaper Article Predicts Global Warming

If you think the climate change debate is a recent issue, think again. For the past few years, an image of a 1912 article proclaiming that coal consumption can have a negative effect on the climate has circulated online. The image in question is from the August 14, 1912 issue of the New Zealand newspaper, Rodney and Otamatea Times, Waitemata and Kaipara Gazette.

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July 23, 2018

World’s First Inter Tidal Art Gallery Opens in the Maldives

British sculptor Jason deCaires Taylor has once again left his mark on the environment with a stunning new installation. Created for the Fairmont Maldives Sirru Fen Fushi, Coralarium is a semi-submerged art gallery filled with nearly 30 sculptures that will act as a habitat for coral and other marine species. After nine months of work, the installation has come to life and will live as an evolving monument in the sea.

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July 10, 2018

Starbucks Announces It Will Completely Stop Using Plastic Straws by 2020

Starbucks has jumped on the bandwagon of banning single-use plastics by announcing that they intend to eliminate plastic straws globally by 2020. Instead, they are outfitting iced tea, iced coffee, and espresso drinks with a new straw-less lid that some are likening to an adult sippy cup. The new lids are already available across 8,000 stores across the U.S. and Canada for select beverages and are being piloted for Nitro beverages across Asia.

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June 8, 2018

7 Endangered Marine Animals That Need Your Help

Millions of species inhabit the oceans, lakes, and rivers that are a fundamental part of our planet. As more and more awareness is being raised about how humans affect the ocean, it's also important to understand the true impact we're having on marine animals. We recently brought you the story of the vaquita, a small porpoise that is facing certain extinction.

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