Environmental Groups Sue KLM for Greenwashing

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Environmental campaigners on Tuesday filed a suit against the Dutch airline KLM for “greenwashing” adverts that mislead customers. Fossielvrij NL, a Netherlands-based environmental campaign group, claimed that KLM’s ad campaigns give a false impression about the impact of its flights …

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Shell Consultant Resigns, Accusing Company of Causing ‘Extreme Harm’ to Environment

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A senior safety consultant at Shell resigned on May 23 after 11 years, accusing the oil giant of causing “extreme harm” to the environment. In a public letter posted on her LinkedIn account, Caroline Dennett said that she could no …

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Storm Kills 8 in Canada, 250,000 Homes Without Power

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At least 8 people were killed after a storm ravaged southern Canadian provinces while an estimated 250,000 homes were left without power. According to Environment Canada, wind gusts of up to 132 km/h were recorded in Kitchener, Ontario while wind …

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UN: Up to 40% of Land Around the World Now Degraded

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Up to 40% of the land around the world is now degraded due to damaging human activities, a new report from the United Nations (UN) revealed. Food production has caused most of the damage to the world’s land, but overconsumption …

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EU Unveils Huge Ban on Dangerous Chemicals Plan

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The European Commission unveiled its plan to prohibit thousands of harmful chemicals used in various consumer products, ammunition, and buildings. As part of the European Green Deal, the commission has extended its Chemical Strategy for Sustainability to restrict certain substances …

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Norwegian Activists Arrested for Blocking Russian Oil Tanker

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Norwegian police arrested seven Greenpeace activists and Extinction Rebellion campaigners on Monday who blocked a tanker from delivering Russian oil to an Exxon Mobil terminal. Aud Hegli Nordø, a spokesperson for Greenpeace Nordic, said that The Ust Luga, packed with …

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Climate Activist Dies After Setting Himself on Fire Outside U.S. Supreme Court Building on Earth Day

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A climate activist died after setting himself on fire in an apparent protest outside the United States Supreme Court on Earth Day. Wynn Alan Bruce, a 50-year-old photojournalist and Buddhist from Boulder, Colorado, suffered from his critical injuries at around …

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Scientists Rediscover Wildflower Assumed to be Extinct For 40 years

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A South American wildflower that was assumed to be extinct for nearly 40 years was rediscovered in Western Ecuador by biologists. A group of biologists rediscovered Gasteranthus extinctus which was first seen in 1985 on the slopes of the Andes …

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