"The universal symbol for recycling, known as the “chasing arrows” logo, is stamped on so many things. But that doesn’t mean they’re recyclable."
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"Canada’s effort to phase out open-pen salmon farms has hit a roadblock after a federal judge said farmers had been blindsided by a government order to shut down."Source: Guardian, 04/29/2022
"Pristine rainforests were once again destroyed at a relentless rate in 2021, according to new figures, prompting concerns governments will not meet a Cop26 deal to halt and reverse deforestation by the end of the decade."Source: Guardian, 04/29/2022
"The frogs have been found in increasing numbers in recent months, according to the WDFW. They prey on native insects and forage food eaten by native species."Source: King 5 Seattle, 04/29/2022
"Dating platforms have noticed their users are hot for climate issues and are incorporating features to help them connect with each other. But how useful are additions like OkCupid's climate advocate badge?"Source: DW, 04/29/2022
"The Biden administration is allowing for additional natural gas exports after Russia shut off gas to two of the U.S.’s NATO allies."Source: The Hill, 04/28/2022
"The Biden administration on Wednesday identified new areas for potential offshore wind development off the coasts of Oregon and several central Atlantic states, its latest step toward bolstering the nascent U.S. industry."Source: Reuters, 04/28/2022
"Damage to the Earth’s lands, largely caused by the expansion of agriculture, has put the planet on “crisis footing,” say the authors of a sweeping new report that urgently calls for the restoration of billions of acres of terrain to forestall the worst impacts of climate change."Source: Inside Climate News, 04/28/2022
"The Metropolitan Water District said Wednesday that the unprecedented decision to reduce outdoor watering to one day a week for about 6 million Southern Californians could be followed by even stricter actions in September if conditions don’t improve, including a total ban in some areas."Source: LA Times, 04/28/2022
"About 20 percent of reptile species risk extinction, mainly because people are taking away their habitats for agriculture, urban development and logging, according to the first global reptile assessment of its kind."Source: NYTimes, 04/28/2022
"A disaster-weary globe will be hit harder in the coming years by even more catastrophes colliding in an interconnected world, a United Nations report issued Monday says."Source: AP, 04/28/2022
"An H3N8 strain of bird flu has been detected in humans for the first time, in China’s central province of Henan." "Experts say widespread transmission of flu in birds is increasing scope for avian viruses to mix and mutate."Source: Guardian, 04/28/2022
"U.S. wildlife officials have agreed to craft a new habitat plan for the snow-loving Canada lynx that could include more land in Colorado and other western states where the rare animals would be protected, according to a legal agreement made public Tuesday."Source: AP8, 04/28/2022
"Federal conservation programs are supposed to distribute taxpayer dollars to farmers who use practices that improve water quality, build soil health, and preserve and restore ecosystems. But a portion of the funding supports practices that some say fail to deliver on those goals."Source: Civil Eats, 04/28/2022
"As endangered whales begin to migrate past San Francisco Bay, there’s a new effort to protect them from getting struck by cargo ships, a leading cause of death."Source: San Francisco Chronicle , 04/28/2022