According to AP News the Guatemalan government has predicted the ban, “…would eliminate more than half of the non-organic waste produced in the country.”
“In general, the world is improving. Since 2014, the world average score increased from 61.80 to 64.47, and there has been improvement on eight of 12 social progress components.”
An estimated four million protesters in over 150 countries marched in the youth-led global climate strike.
The Asian Development Bank reported this week that extreme poverty rates in Pakistan have shrunk dramatically.
Once the bill has been signed by Governor Gavin Newsom, no new private prisons will be able to initiate business in California and the existing operations will be phased out by 2028.
Walmart announced last week that it will be discontinuing sales of ammunition for handguns.
The wide-ranging ban names six specific types of single-use plastic – plastic bags, small plastic bottles, plastic plates, plastic straws, plastic cups, and some types of satchels and goes into effect on October 2.
The attorney general of Fiji Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum announced a bill with drastic plans to address the country’s contributions to climate change, including reduce its carbon emissions to net zero by the year 2050.
China’s carbon emission goal is now predicted to be reached between 2021 and 2025, several years sooner than the original around 2030 goal.
PepsiCo and Coca-Cola have announced that they are cutting ties with Plastics Industry Association, a lobby group that fights against plastic bans on a national level.
Taiga Ishikawa made history on July 21 when he became the first openly gay male lawmaker in the country’s history.
The First Step Act, a bipartisan criminal justice reform law passed in Congress last year, was the catalyst for the release of more than 3,100 formerly incarcerated individuals from federal custody on July 19.
The new California budget spends $280 million in total to make college more affordable.
“Our study shows that treatment to suppress HIV replication and gene editing therapy, when given sequentially, can eliminate HIV from cells and organs of infected animals.”
The highest court in Ecuador has ruled in favor of the legalization of same-sex unions, in a major victory for the LGBTQ community.
The plan will provide Medicaid coverage to approximately 90,000 undocumented residents between ages 19 and 25.
Costa Rica has passed legislation creating a full ban on the import, marketing, and distribution of all Styrofoam, or polystyrene, containers. The law was approved by legislators on June 13. …
The UK government has committed to net zero carbon emissions by the year 2050, making it the first country with a major economy to create such a deadline.
In the landmark ruling, the southern African nation’s High Court rejected sections of the penal code that criminalize same-sex relations and impose up to seven years in prison.
Family violence, mental health needs, and child poverty are all at the center of New Zealand’s new ‘wellbeing’ budget, with billions being newly allocated to causes that relate to the overall wellbeing of New Zealanders.
Many students and alumni celebrated the change as a bold statement of inclusivity and progress.
The removal of ‘gender identity disorders’ from their diagnostic manual marks a historic decision for the transgender social justice movement world wide.
The government of Tanzania has issued a ban on producing, using, importing, or selling plastic bags.
The parliament of Taiwan voted to legalize same-sex marriage, becoming the first government in Asia to do so.
The ruling, by a three-judge panel from the Federal District Court in Cincinnati, ordered new maps to be drawn by June 14 to be used for the 2020 election, when Democrats will fight to preserve their House majority.