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    Nature Recommended documentary : Our Planet

    I strongly recommend this superb WWF documentary narrated by David Attenborough. It is available on Netflix. One full episode is also available on YouTube. More information on OurPlanet.com.
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    Nature Is your bank one of those financing the Amazon destruction & extinction of species?

    Is your bank one of those financing the Amazon destruction & extinction of species? My latest article. Don't be complicit. Know what your bank is doing and choose a better bank if yours is evil.
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    Nature How worried are you about climate change?

    A new study found that 75% of young people were worried about Climate Change and many suffer from climate anxiety. I am among them. What about you? https://twitter.com/ElisaPeter/status/1446155796560101379 https://twitter.com/Avaaz/status/1447139935715266561
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    Nature Beef production causes 5x more greenhouse gas emissions than all air travel!

    If you want to fight climate change, reducing beef consumption or completely stopping it would be far more effective than purchasing an electric car or cancelling your holiday plans abroad. Check this article. The Economist: Treating beef like coal would make a big dent in greenhouse-gas...
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    Nature How many trees are needed to compensate 1 tonne of CO2?

    Calculating the numbers of trees that need to be planted to offset one's carbon emissions is not as straightforward as it seems. It depends on the variety of trees planted, but also on the age of the trees, since older and bigger trees absorb more CO2 than saplings. A tree needed to survive for...
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    Nature What is the carbon footprint of a new petrol, hybrid and electric car?

    For most people having a car represents the biggest share of one's personal carbon footprint. Unless one travels a lot by plane, few other consumables generate nearly as much CO2. Driving 15,000 km per year (a bit less than 10,000 miles) with a petrol car generates as much CO2 as home heating...
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    Nature These are the most sustainable oil companies based on climate transition scores

    This ranking is from the article Integrated European Majors Lead on Preparedness for a Low-Carbon World Among 39 Global O&G Companies. The BI carbon score is based on the reduction in operational emissions intensity and reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. The BNEF business model score is...
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    Nuclear Energy

    Why are many environmentalists against nuclear energy, even though it's more clear than other mainstream energy sources, while it's also way more effective than the mainstream "green" sources?
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    New maps of the USA

    Over the years I have created dozens of maps of Europe to help visualise the cultural, political, socio-economic, legal or lifestyle differences between countries. I thought it would be interesting to make similar maps for the United States, using the same scales and colours to facilitate...
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    Nature Vote to ban forest destroying products in EU

    The European Union is considering a new law to ban the sale of products linked to deforestation and ecosystem destruction. Let’s make sure it passes, to save our Earth’s forests! Join the campaign to support the new law: https://secure.avaaz.org/campaign/en/eu_stop_deforestation_loc/ To the...
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    Nature Is it too late to stop climate change?

    Here are two great videos from Kurzgezagt.
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    Nature Which airlines are the most environmentally friendly?

    The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has estimated that aviation is responsible for around 3.5 percent of anthropogenic climate change. That may not seem much, but it's important to tackle global warming on every front as the situation has been deteriorating really fast over the...
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    Nature How to choose the best chocolate for your health and for the planet?

    In 2015, 3 million tonnes of cocoa beans were harvested to produce chocolate, and demand has been increasing by 2 to 5% each year. The global consumption of chocolate in 2019 reached 7.7 million metric tonnes (i.e. 7.7 billion kg - approximately 1 kg for each person in the world). Cocoa is...
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    Nature Many countries set to ban sales of petrol/diesel cars by 2030 or 2040

    It may come as a shock to many of you, but one European country has already banned the sales of new petrol/diesel cars this year: Austria. Wikipedia keeps a list of countries that plan to phase-out of fossil fuel vehicles. After Austria, it is Norway who is going to follow suit in 2025. The...
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    Nature China to become carbon neutral by 2060

    This is great news. To put this in perspective, the EU, Canada, South Korea and many other countries aim to become climate-neutral by 2050, but the USA hasn't set any deadline yet. Within the EU some countries plan to reach carbon neutrality earlier, such as Finland (in 2035), Austria (in 2040)...
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    Nature Stand.Earth denounces European banks financing trade of Amazon oil to USA

    A groundbreaking report by Stand.Earth and Amazon Watch exposes a range of European banks have provided $10 billion USD in trade financing for over 155 million barrels of oil from the Ecuadorian region of the Amazon Sacred Headwaters to refineries in the U.S. Why in the world would any bank...
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    Nature Sustainability ratings of major food and drink corporations

    The companies ranked here include food and drink manufacturers, international supermarket chains (also selling their own food products) as well as restaurant and café chains. Most of these companies have a global presence, or are at least operating in Europe and North America (for some...
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    Nature Evaluation of eco-friendly brands of soap, shampoo, cosmetics, and home care products

    Cleaning products, detergents, liquid soaps, shampoos, sunscreens and cosmetics can all potentially contain chemicals harmful to health or for the environment (especially to aquatic life, where these products usually end up). But their ecological impact can be even greater at the source, in the...
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    Nature Ranking of the most sustainable and environmentally friendly car makers

    Following the ranking for the most eco-friendly fashion brands and electronics companies, I am now tackling the automobile industry. Car manufacturing has a considerable environmental impact, especially on deforestation and resource depletion. Discover which car makers are doing the most effort...
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    Nature Unilever to eliminate fossil fuels from its cleaning and laundry products by 2030

    Unilever pledges to invest €1bn in eliminating fossil fuels from cleaning products by 2030 "Unilever has announced it is to invest €1bn in measures that could allow it to eliminate fossil fuels from its cleaning and laundry products by the end of the decade, an intervention it claims is...