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Cancer cells
New blood test can detect 50 types of cancer using machine learningApril 3, 2020United StatesDisease, Public health, Science & research, Technologyunited-statesmassachusettsharvard-universitydisease public-health science-research technology
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Taiwan to donate 10 million masks to countries hit hardest by coronavirusApril 3, 2020TaiwanCOVID-19 / Coronavirus, Disease, Government, International cooperation, Public healthtaiwancovid-19-coronavirus disease government international-cooperation public-health
School of fish
Oceans can be restored to former glory within 30 years, say scientistsApril 2, 2020Saudi ArabiaConservation, Ocean health, Science & researchsaudi-arabiaking-abdullah-university-of-science-and-technology-in-saudi-arabiaconservation ocean-health science-research
Lisbon at dusk
Portugal grants migrants and asylum-seekers citizenship rights during pandemicApril 2, 2020PortugalCOVID-19 / Coronavirus, Disease, Government, Public healthportugalcovid-19-coronavirus disease government public-health
Abbot coronavirus testing machine
New coronavirus test provides results in as little as 5 minutesApril 1, 2020United StatesCOVID-19 / Coronavirus, Disease, Public healthunited-statesillinoiscovid-19-coronavirus disease public-health
Solar farm
Chinese company to invest $2.5b in world’s largest solar panel factoryApril 1, 2020ChinaClean & renewable energy, Climate crisischinaclean-renewable-energy climate-crisis
Empty NYC street at night
Social distancing is slowing coronavirus infections in the U.S., new data suggestMarch 31, 2020United StatesCOVID-19 / Coronavirus, Disease, Government, Public healthunited-statescovid-19-coronavirus disease government public-health
Seychelles resort
Seychelles extends marine protection area to twice the size of Great BritainMarch 31, 2020SeychellesConservation, Government, Ocean healthseychellesconservation government ocean-health
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Standing Rock Sioux Tribe prevails as federal judge strikes down DAPL permitsMarch 30, 2020United StatesClimate crisis, Indigenous rights, Oil & Divestmentunited-statesnorth-dakotaclimate-crisis indigenous-rights oil-divestment
MIT ventilator
MIT to publish plans for an emergency ventilator that can be built for $400March 30, 2020United StatesCOVID-19 / Coronavirus, Disease, Public health, Science & researchunited-statesmassachusettsmassachusetts-institute-of-technology-mitcovid-19-coronavirus disease public-health science-research
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World’s wind power capacity up by fifth after record yearMarch 27, 2020Clean & renewable energy, Climate crisisclean-renewable-energy climate-crisis
Coronavirus home testing to be made available to millions in the UK
Coronavirus home testing to be made available to millions in the UKMarch 27, 2020United KingdomCOVID-19 / Coronavirus, Disease, Government, Public healthunited-kingdomcovid-19-coronavirus disease government public-health
Photo by CDC on Unsplash
Mylab becomes first Indian company to get COVID-19 test kits validatedMarch 26, 2020IndiaCOVID-19 / Coronavirus, Disease, Science & research, Technologyindiacovid-19-coronavirus disease science-research technology
Upper atmosphere
Global efforts on ozone help reverse southern jet stream damageMarch 26, 2020Climate crisis, Environment, International cooperationclimate-crisis environment international-cooperation
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U.S. Congress reaches historic $2 trillion stimulus deal amid pandemicMarch 25, 2020United StatesCOVID-19 / Coronavirus, Governmentunited-statesu-s-congresscovid-19-coronavirus government
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Wales is building a national forest spanning the length of the countryMarch 25, 2020United Kingdom, WalesConservation, Flora & fauna, Governmentunited-kingdom walesconservation flora-fauna government
Sikh volunteers prepare over 30,000 meal packets for Americans in self-isolation
Sikh volunteers prepare over 30,000 meal packets for Americans in self-isolationMarch 24, 2020United StatesCommunity & cooperation, COVID-19 / Coronavirusunited-statescommunity-cooperation covid-19-coronavirus
Photo by Chad McMillan on Unsplash
New Zealand pledges $2 million to help relocate Fijians displaced climate changeMarch 24, 2020Fiji, New ZealandClimate crisis, International cooperationfiji new-zealandclimate-crisis international-cooperation
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India plans 26 GW of solar capacity in agricultural sector by 2022March 23, 2020IndiaAgriculture, Clean & renewable energy, Climate crisis, Governmentindiaagriculture clean-renewable-energy climate-crisis government
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UK government will pay wages for anyone facing unemployment due to pandemicMarch 23, 2020United KingdomCOVID-19 / Coronavirus, Disease, Government, Povertyunited-kingdomcovid-19-coronavirus disease government poverty
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Carnival offers its cruise ships to help with COVID-19 careMarch 20, 2020United StatesCorporate responsibility, COVID-19 / Coronavirus, Disease, Public healthunited-statesfloridacarnivalcorporate-responsibility covid-19-coronavirus disease public-health
By Bernard DUPONT from FRANCE - Lowland Tapir (Tapirus terrestris) male, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=50340326
A wild tapir gave birth in Brazil for the first time in more than a centuryMarch 20, 2020BrazilConservation, Flora & faunabrazilconservation flora-fauna
Fairphone launches new sustainable smartphone
Fairphone launches new sustainable smartphoneMarch 19, 2020The NetherlandsCircular economy and zero waste, Corporate responsibility, Sustainabilitythe-netherlandsfairphonecircular-economy-and-zero-waste corporate-responsibility sustainability
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Scientists can now accelerate COVID-19 testing by screening multiple samples at the same timeMarch 19, 2020IsraelCOVID-19 / Coronavirus, Disease, Public health, Science & researchisraeltechnion-israel-institute-of-technologycovid-19-coronavirus disease public-health science-research
Japanese flu drug 'clearly effective' in treating coronavirus, says China
Japanese flu drug ‘clearly effective’ in treating coronavirus, says ChinaMarch 18, 2020China, JapanCOVID-19 / Coronavirus, Disease, Public health, Science & researchchina japanfujifilmcovid-19-coronavirus disease public-health science-research
Photo by Liam Shaw on Unsplash
McDonald’s to eliminate plastic in Happy Meal toys by 2021March 18, 2020United StatesCircular economy and zero waste, Corporate responsibility, Sustainabilityunited-statesillinoismcdonaldscircular-economy-and-zero-waste corporate-responsibility sustainability
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Kind Canadians start ‘caremongering’ trend amid pandemicMarch 17, 2020CanadaCommunity & cooperation, COVID-19 / Coronaviruscanadacommunity-cooperation covid-19-coronavirus
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New York halts evictions indefinitely due to coronavirus pandemicMarch 17, 2020United StatesCOVID-19 / Coronavirus, Disease, Government, Homelessness, Povertyunited-statesnew-yorkcovid-19-coronavirus disease government homelessness poverty
First-ever Native American-owned film studio opens in New Mexico
First-ever Native American-owned film studio opens in New MexicoMarch 16, 2020United StatesArt & Entertainment, Indigenous rightsunited-statesnew-mexicoart-entertainment indigenous-rights
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New Lyme disease treatment kills bacteria that causes lingering symptomsMarch 16, 2020United StatesDisease, Medicine, Science & researchunited-statescaliforniastanford-universitydisease medicine science-research
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A million seagrass seeds are being planted of the United Kingdom coastMarch 13, 2020United KingdomClimate crisis, Conservation, Flora & faunaunited-kingdomclimate-crisis conservation flora-fauna
Photo by K I L I A N 📷 on Unsplash
New EU rules aim to replace “throwaway culture” with circular economyMarch 13, 2020European UnionCircular economy and zero waste, Governmenteuropean-unioneuropean-unioncircular-economy-and-zero-waste government
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Starbucks is piloting fully compostable cups in five citiesMarch 12, 2020United StatesCircular economy and zero waste, Corporate responsibility, Sustainabilityunited-stateswashington-statestarbuckscircular-economy-and-zero-waste corporate-responsibility sustainability
Frances Xavier Cabrini
Colorado will replace Columbus Day with Cabrini DayMarch 12, 2020United StatesGovernment, Women's rightsunited-statescoloradogovernment womens-rights
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Second-ever patient cured of HIVMarch 11, 2020United KingdomDisease, Medicine, Public health, Science & researchunited-kingdomdisease medicine public-health science-research
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Norway to make all of its domestic flights electric by 2040March 11, 2020NorwayClimate crisis, Government, Transportationnorwayclimate-crisis government transportation
Emissions from global power sector dropped by record-breaking 2% in 2019
Emissions from global power sector dropped by record-breaking 2% in 2019March 10, 2020Clean & renewable energy, Climate crisis, No coalclean-renewable-energy climate-crisis no-coal
UBS ends financing for all new offshore oil projects in Arctic
UBS ends financing for all new offshore oil projects in ArcticMarch 10, 2020SwitzerlandClimate crisis, Corporate responsibility, Finance, Oil & Divestmentswitzerlandubsclimate-crisis corporate-responsibility finance oil-divestment
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Blue whales seen in Antarctica for the first time since 1980sMarch 9, 2020Conservation, Flora & faunaconservation flora-fauna
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Virginia legislature passes sweeping carbon reduction planMarch 9, 2020United StatesClean & renewable energy, Climate crisis, Governmentunited-statesvirginiaclean-renewable-energy climate-crisis government
Taco Bell launches new 50 item “Veggie Mode” menu
Taco Bell launches new 50 item “Veggie Mode” menuMarch 6, 2020United StatesClimate crisis, Corporate responsibility, Food & dietunited-statestaco-bellclimate-crisis corporate-responsibility food-diet
Nova Scotia will officially be home to North America's first whale sanctuary
Nova Scotia will officially be home to North America’s first whale sanctuaryMarch 6, 2020CanadaConservation, Flora & faunacanadanova-scotiaconservation flora-fauna
Photo by Kon Karampelas on Unsplash
Reddit now lets you report users who might be at risk of self harmMarch 5, 2020United StatesCorporate responsibility, Mental healthunited-statescaliforniaredditcorporate-responsibility mental-health
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Florida approves largest community solar program in the United StatesMarch 5, 2020United StatesClean & renewable energy, Climate crisisunited-statesfloridaclean-renewable-energy climate-crisis
JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo will no longer fund Arctic drilling
JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo will no longer fund Arctic drillingMarch 4, 2020United StatesClimate crisis, Corporate responsibility, Finance, Oil & Divestmentunited-statesjpmorgan-chaseclimate-crisis corporate-responsibility finance oil-divestment
Virginia becomes first Southern state to ban conversion therapy for minors
Virginia becomes first Southern state to ban conversion therapy for minorsMarch 4, 2020United StatesGay rights, Government, LGBTQ+united-statesvirginiagay-rights government lgbtq
Germany hits record 61% renewables for month of February
Germany hits record 61% renewables for month of FebruaryMarch 3, 2020GermanyClean & renewable energy, Climate crisisgermanyclean-renewable-energy climate-crisis
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UK carbon emissions have fallen by 29% in last decadeMarch 3, 2020United KingdomClimate crisisunited-kingdomclimate-crisis
Photo by Adrien Hobbs on Unsplash
Ameren to invest $7.6 billion in smart grid technology and renewablesMarch 2, 2020United StatesClean & renewable energyunited-statesmissouriamerenclean-renewable-energy
Photo by Roberto Valdivia on Unsplash
Malawi legalizes cannabis amid hopes of fresh economic growthMarch 2, 2020MalawiDrugs & Entheogens, Government, Povertymalawidrugs-entheogens government poverty
Photo by CDC on Unsplash
MIT uses machine learning to develop powerful antibioticFebruary 21, 2020United StatesMedicine, Public health, Science & research, Technologyunited-statesmassachusettsmassachusetts-institute-of-technology-mitmedicine public-health science-research technology
Photo by David Everett Strickler on Unsplash
USC will offer free tuition to students from families making $80K or lessFebruary 21, 2020United StatesEconomic inequality, Education, Povertyunited-statescaliforniauniversity-of-southern-californiaeconomic-inequality education poverty
Photo by Lily Banse on Unsplash
Singapore to phase out all petrol and diesel vehicles by 2040February 20, 2020SingaporeClean & renewable energy, Climate crisis, Governmentsingaporeclean-renewable-energy climate-crisis government
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In a world-first, India’s dozen major ports now run fully on renewable energyFebruary 20, 2020IndiaClean & renewable energy, Climate crisis, Government, Tradeindiaclean-renewable-energy climate-crisis government trade
Image courtesy: Michigan Engineering
Researchers invent an “EpiPen” for spinal cord injuries that can prevent paralysisFebruary 19, 2020United StatesPublic health, Science & research, Technologyunited-statesmichiganuniversity-of-michiganpublic-health science-research technology
Photo by Rohan Makhecha on Unsplash
Scientists invent device that generates electricity ‘out of thin air’February 19, 2020United StatesClean & renewable energy, Climate crisis, Science & research, Technologyunited-statesmassachusettsuniversity-of-massachusettsclean-renewable-energy climate-crisis science-research technology
Photo by Naveed Ahmed on Unsplash
Landmark ruling grants women equal rights in Indian armyFebruary 18, 2020IndiaGovernment, Military, Women's rightsindiagovernment military womens-rights
"Closing Conversation with Jeff Bezos, Co-Presented with SMU" flickr photo by TheBushCenter https://flickr.com/photos/georgewbushcenter/41061224225 shared under a Creative Commons (BY-NC-ND) license
Jeff Bezos commits $10 billion to address climate changeFebruary 18, 2020United StatesClimate crisis, Philanthropyunited-statesclimate-crisis philanthropy
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Britain sets new daily record for wind generationFebruary 17, 2020United KingdomClean & renewable energy, Climate crisisunited-kingdomclean-renewable-energy climate-crisis
Delta to invest $1 billion to curb global air travel's climate impact
Delta to invest $1 billion to curb global air travel’s climate impactFebruary 17, 2020United StatesClimate crisis, Corporate responsibility, Transportationunited-statesdelta-airlinesclimate-crisis corporate-responsibility transportation
Photo by Didier Weemaels on Unsplash
Global green bond issuance grows 25% in 2019February 14, 2020Climate crisis, Financeclimate-crisis finance
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L.A. County district attorney wipes 66,000 marijuana convictionsFebruary 14, 2020United StatesDrugs & Entheogens, Government, Prison justiceunited-statescaliforniadrugs-entheogens government prison-justice
Photo by Pablo García Saldaña on Unsplash
Chileans now consume a lot less sugar after landmark public health lawFebruary 13, 2020ChileFood & diet, Governmentchilefood-diet government
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United Kingdom to ban petrol, diesel, and hybrid cars by 2035February 13, 2020United KingdomClean & renewable energy, Climate crisis, Transportationunited-kingdomclean-renewable-energy climate-crisis transportation
Photo by Taylor Vick on Unsplash
AI system develops new drug for OCD patients, cutting costs and moving it to trail fasterFebruary 12, 2020United KingdomDrugs & Entheogens, Medicine, Science & research, Technologyunited-kingdomdrugs-entheogens medicine science-research technology
Photo by Johan Mouchet on Unsplash
Australian High Court rules Aboriginal people cannot be deportedFebruary 12, 2020AustraliaGovernment, Indigenous rightsaustraliaaustralian-high-courtgovernment indigenous-rights
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Seattle City Council unanimously votes to ban evictions in winterFebruary 12, 2020United StatesGovernment, Povertyunited-stateswashington-stategovernment poverty
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Scientists invent device to generate electricity from rainFebruary 11, 2020China, Hong KongClean & renewable energy, Science & researchchina hong-kongcity-university-of-hong-kongclean-renewable-energy science-research
Photo by Rico Reutimann on Unsplash
Switzerland votes in favour of LGBT protection billFebruary 11, 2020SwitzerlandGay rights, Government, LGBTQ+switzerlandgay-rights government lgbtq
Photo by Evan Wise on Unsplash
Katerina Sakellaropoulou becomes Greece’s first female presidentFebruary 11, 2020GreeceGovernment, Women's rightsgreecegovernment womens-rights
 On Thursday, the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), a women’s rights group active in the Kurdistan Region has announced that FGM has been eliminated in the Garmiyan Administration.
Women’s rights group eliminates female genital mutilation in Kurdistan’s Garmiyan regionFebruary 7, 2020Iran, Iraq, Syria, TurkeyWomen's rightsiran iraq syria turkeywomens-rights
Ernst & Young pledges to be carbon neutral by end of 2020
Ernst & Young pledges to be carbon neutral by end of 2020February 7, 2020United KingdomClimate crisis, Corporate responsibilityunited-kingdomernst-youngclimate-crisis corporate-responsibility
Photo by Tiffany Nutt on Unsplash
Mayor announces plans to make Paris 100% bicycle friendly by 2024February 6, 2020FranceCities, Transportationfrancecities transportation
$500M investment means construction to start on Canada's largest solar farm this year
$500M investment means construction to start on Canada’s largest solar farm this yearFebruary 6, 2020CanadaClean & renewable energy, Climate crisiscanadaclean-renewable-energy climate-crisis
Photo by Kelli McClintock on Unsplash
Finland to offer new fathers as much paid leave as mothersFebruary 5, 2020FinlandGovernment, Parentingfinlandgovernment parenting
Photo by Leio McLaren (@leiomclaren) on Unsplash
UK aviation industry commits to net zero carbon emissions by 2050February 5, 2020United KingdomClean & renewable energy, Climate crisis, Corporate responsibility, Transportationunited-kingdomclean-renewable-energy climate-crisis corporate-responsibility transportation
Photo by Samuel Charron on Unsplash
In 2019, more than 99% of Costa Rica’s electricity came from renewablesFebruary 4, 2020Costa RicaClean & renewable energy, Climate crisiscosta-ricaclean-renewable-energy climate-crisis
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Borneo locals win a court battle to bar a coal miner from their landFebruary 4, 2020IndonesiaConservation, Government, Indigenous rightsindonesiaconservation government indigenous-rights
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British Columbia government to offer 24/7 mental health support to post-secondary studentsFebruary 3, 2020CanadaGovernment, Mental healthcanadabritish-columbiagovernment mental-health
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Landmark French law will stop unsold goods being thrown awayFebruary 3, 2020FranceCircular economy and zero waste, Governmentfrancecircular-economy-and-zero-waste government
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Germany is turning 62 military bases into wildlife sanctuariesJanuary 31, 2020GermanyConservation, Flora & fauna, Government, Militarygermanyconservation flora-fauna government military
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U.S. life expectancy goes up for the first time since 2014January 31, 2020United StatesDeath, Public healthunited-statesu-s-center-for-disease-control-preventiondeath public-health
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Santa Cruz decriminalizes psychedelic mushroomsJanuary 30, 2020United StatesDrugs & Entheogens, Governmentunited-statescaliforniadrugs-entheogens government
Photo by Simon Matzinger on Unsplash
Minnesota will pay homeowners to make their lawns bee-friendlyJanuary 30, 2020United StatesConservation, Flora & fauna, Governmentunited-statesminnesotaconservation flora-fauna government
India’s gigantic Bhadla Solar Park sets new world record
India’s gigantic Bhadla Solar Park sets new world recordJanuary 29, 2020IndiaClean & renewable energy, Climate crisis, Governmentindiaclean-renewable-energy climate-crisis government
Photo by Elishia Jayye on Unsplash
GM to invest $2.2B in Detroit to build electric vehiclesJanuary 29, 2020United StatesClean & renewable energy, Climate crisis, Corporate responsibility, Transportationunited-statesmichigangeneral-motorsclean-renewable-energy climate-crisis corporate-responsibility transportation
Photo by Alev Takil on Unsplash
British carbon tax leads to 93% drop in coal-fired electricityJanuary 28, 2020United KingdomClimate crisis, Government, No coalunited-kingdomclimate-crisis government no-coal
Photo by Yasmine Arfaoui on Unsplash
Madagascar commits to planting 60 million treesJanuary 27, 2020MadagascarClimate crisis, Flor, Forests, Governmentmadagascarclimate-crisis flor forests government
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New $8 million greenhouse nursery makes Nigeria self-sufficient in tomato productionJanuary 27, 2020NigeriaAgriculture, Finance, Food & dietnigeriaagriculture finance food-diet
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The world’s most-profitable hedge fund pushes portfolio companies to dramatically cut emissionsJanuary 27, 2020United KingdomClimate crisis, Corporate responsibility, Financeunited-kingdomtci-fund-managementclimate-crisis corporate-responsibility finance
World Economic Forum leaders pledge to plant 1 trillion trees
World Economic Forum leaders pledge to plant 1 trillion treesJanuary 24, 2020Climate crisis, Flora & fauna, International cooperationworld-economic-forumclimate-crisis flora-fauna international-cooperation
Photo by Nick Karvounis on Unsplash
Legalising gay marriage caused dramatic fall in suicides in Denmark and Sweden, study findsJanuary 24, 2020Denmark, SwedenGay rights, LGBTQ+, Mental health, Public healthdenmark swedengay-rights lgbtq mental-health public-health
Botswanan company brings plant-based meats to Sub-Saharan Africa
Botswanan company brings plant-based meats to Sub-Saharan AfricaJanuary 23, 2020BotswanaClimate crisis, Food & diet, Sustainabilitybotswanaclimate-crisis food-diet sustainability
Photo by Konzel Creative on Unsplash
Utah bans conversion therapy for LGBTQ childrenJanuary 23, 2020United StatesGay rights, Government, LGBTQ+united-statesutahgay-rights government lgbtq
Photo by jean wimmerlin on Unsplash
Fisheries management is effectively rebuilding fish stocks around the worldJanuary 22, 2020United StatesConservation, Flora & fauna, Science & researchunited-stateswashingtonuniversity-of-washingtonconservation flora-fauna science-research
Photo by Ivana Cajina on Unsplash
Researchers produce a single-molecule catalyst to form hydrogen using sunlightJanuary 22, 2020United StatesClean & renewable energy, Science & research, Technologyunited-statesohiothe-ohio-state-universityclean-renewable-energy science-research technology
Photo by Roan Lavery on Unsplash
Scotland on track for 100% renewable electricity in 2020January 21, 2020Scotland, United KingdomClean & renewable energy, Climate crisisscotland united-kingdomclean-renewable-energy climate-crisis
Photo by Adam Śmigielski on Unsplash
Global green bond issuance hit record $255 billion in 2019January 21, 2020Clean & renewable energy, Climate crisis, Financeclean-renewable-energy climate-crisis finance
Photo by Paweł Szymankiewicz on Unsplash
Malaysia begins refusing shipments of plastic waste from rich countriesJanuary 20, 2020MalaysiaCircular economy and zero waste, Governmentmalaysiacircular-economy-and-zero-waste government
Photo by Antoine GIRET on Unsplash
China announces plan to phase out single-use plasticsJanuary 20, 2020ChinaClimate crisis, Government, Plastic pollutionchinaclimate-crisis government plastic-pollution
Local group stops proposed subdivision on environmentally sensitive lands in Ontario
Local group stops proposed subdivision on environmentally sensitive lands in OntarioJanuary 20, 2020CanadaConservationcanadaontarioconservation
Photo by Eirik Skarstein on Unsplash
Amsterdam to buy out young people’s debt to offer ‘new start’January 17, 2020The NetherlandsCities, Economic inequality, Povertythe-netherlandscities economic-inequality poverty
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Microsoft pledges to be carbon negative by 2030January 17, 2020United StatesClean & renewable energy, Climate crisis, Corporate responsibilityunited-stateswashingtonmicrosoftclean-renewable-energy climate-crisis corporate-responsibility
Photo by Marco Perretta on Unsplash
Florida moves to purchase land to protect Everglades from oil drillingJanuary 16, 2020United StatesConservation, Government, Oil & Divestmentunited-statesfloridaconservation government oil-divestment
Photo by Sara Rampazzo on Unsplash
HIV infections among gay and bi men fall by 71% in UK since 2012January 16, 2020United KingdomDisease, Gay rights, LGBTQ+, Public healthunited-kingdomdisease gay-rights lgbtq public-health
Photo by Filip Gielda on Unsplash
Mexico releases Latin America’s first “feminist foreign policy”January 15, 2020MexicoGovernment, Women's rightsmexicogovernment womens-rights
Photo by Tim Trad on Unsplash
Electric vehicles reach 25% market share in IcelandJanuary 15, 2020IcelandClean & renewable energy, Transportationicelandclean-renewable-energy transportation
Photo by Nick Morales on Unsplash
JetBlue will be carbon neutral on all domestic flights by July 2020January 14, 2020United StatesClean & renewable energy, Climate crisis, Conservation, Corporate responsibilityunited-statesnew-yorkjetblueclean-renewable-energy climate-crisis conservation corporate-responsibility
Photo by Matthew Waring on Unsplash
Half of UK universities have committed to divest from fossil fuelJanuary 14, 2020United KingdomClimate crisis, Education, Oil & Divestmentunited-kingdomclimate-crisis education oil-divestment
Photo by rhett sorensen on Unsplash
Peru to plant one million trees around Machu PicchuJanuary 13, 2020PeruClimate crisis, Flora & fauna, Governmentperuclimate-crisis flora-fauna government
Same-sex marriage now legal in Northern Ireland
Same-sex marriage now legal in Northern IrelandJanuary 13, 2020Northern Ireland, United KingdomGay rights, Government, LGBTQ+, Same-sex marriagenorthern-ireland united-kingdomgay-rights government lgbtq same-sex-marriage
Photo by Christian Wiediger on Unsplash
The global homicide rate fell by 46% worldwide between 1990 and 2015January 10, 2020Death, Public health, Public safetydeath public-health public-safety
Photo by Jason Blackeye on Unsplash
Senegal is constructing wind farm that will supply electricity to 2 million peopleJanuary 10, 2020SenegalClean & renewable energy, Climate crisissenegalclean-renewable-energy climate-crisis
Photo by Alexander Tsang on Unsplash
27,000 deaths avoided in the United States by shutting down coal plantsJanuary 9, 2020United StatesNo coal, Pollution, Public healthunited-statesuniversity-of-californiano-coal pollution public-health
New LED lamp has felped 90% of its dyslexic users to read ‘effortlessly’
New LED lamp has felped 90% of its dyslexic users to read ‘effortlessly’January 9, 2020FranceEducation, Public health, Technologyfrancelexilifeeducation public-health technology
Photo by Jezael Melgoza on Unsplash
Mexico City bans plastic bagsJanuary 8, 2020MexicoCities, Government, Plastic pollutionmexicocities government plastic-pollution
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U.S. cancer death rate sees largest-ever single-year dropJanuary 8, 2020United StatesDisease, Public healthunited-statesamerican-cancer-societydisease public-health
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U.S. greenhouse gas emissions fell 2% in 2019January 7, 2020United StatesClean & renewable energy, Climate crisisunited-statesclean-renewable-energy climate-crisis
Photo by Bayu Syaits on Unsplash
Jakarta to ban single-use plastic bags by June 2020January 7, 2020IndonesiaCities, Government, Plastic pollution, Sustainabilityindonesiacities government plastic-pollution sustainability
Photo by Robin Glauser on Unsplash
Scientists develop ultra-high capacity lithium-sulphur batteryJanuary 6, 2020AustraliaClean & renewable energy, Science & research, Technologyaustraliamonash-universityclean-renewable-energy science-research technology
Photo by Jannes Glas on Unsplash
California offers up to $9,500 to purchase electric vehicleJanuary 6, 2020United StatesClean & renewable energy, Climate crisis, Government, Transportationunited-statescaliforniaclean-renewable-energy climate-crisis government transportation
Photo by Adrien Hobbs on Unsplash
Denmark sources world record 47% of power from wind in 2019January 3, 2020DenmarkClean & renewable energy, Climate crisisdenmarkclean-renewable-energy climate-crisis
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Every county in Pennsylvania will have new voting machines with paper trails in 2020January 3, 2020United StatesDemocracy, Electionsunited-statespennsylvaniademocracy elections
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China bans fishing in depleted Yangtze River for 10 years to protect aquatic lifeJanuary 3, 2020ChinaConservation, Flora & fauna, Governmentchinaconservation flora-fauna government
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Pakistan saw 31% reduction in terrorism in 2019January 2, 2020PakistanPublic safetypakistanpublic-safety
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Indian Railways records zero deaths in 2019 for the first year everJanuary 2, 2020IndiaPublic health, Transportationindiaindian-railwayspublic-health transportation
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U.S. FDA approves pancreatic cancer treatment shown to double patient lifespansJanuary 2, 2020United StatesDrugs & Entheogens, Public health, Science & researchunited-statesastrazaneca merck u-s-food-and-drug-administrationdrugs-entheogens public-health science-research
Photo by Daniel Abadia on Unsplash
Germany cuts fares for long-distance rail travel in response to climate crisisJanuary 2, 2020GermanyClimate crisis, Transportationgermanydeutsche-bahnclimate-crisis transportation
Photo by Jeremy Wermeille on Unsplash
Palau becomes first country to ban ‘reef toxic’ sunscreenJanuary 1, 2020PalauConservation, Flora & fauna, Governmentpalauconservation flora-fauna government
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Israel green lights hundreds of wind turbines in northJanuary 1, 2020IsraelClean & renewable energy, Climate crisis, Governmentisraelclean-renewable-energy climate-crisis government
Photo by Roberto Valdivia on Unsplash
Illinois governor clears thousands of marijuana convictionsJanuary 1, 2020United StatesDrugs & Entheogens, Government, Prison justiceunited-statesillinoisdrugs-entheogens government prison-justice
Photo by Vanessa Bucceri on Unsplash
Mattel commits to use sustainable materials in toys and packaging by 2030December 27, 2019United StatesCorporate responsibility, Plastic pollution, Sustainabilityunited-statescaliforniamattelcorporate-responsibility plastic-pollution sustainability
Photo by Adam Bignell on Unsplash
Endangered mountain gorilla population continues to riseDecember 27, 2019UgandaConservation, Flora & faunaugandaconservation flora-fauna
Photo by Jamie Davies on Unsplash
UK renewables outperform natural gas for first quarter everDecember 27, 2019United KingdomClean & renewable energy, Climate crisisunited-kingdomclean-renewable-energy climate-crisis
Photo by abdelkader ft on Unsplash
Tunisia becomes the first Arab nation to offer sex education in schoolsDecember 27, 2019TunisiaEducation, Governmenttunisiaeducation government
Photo by Mattia Righetti on Unsplash
Audi accelerates electric vehicle plans with $12 billion investmentDecember 23, 2019GermanyClean & renewable energy, Corporate responsibility, Transportationgermanyaudiclean-renewable-energy corporate-responsibility transportation
OCHA/Matteo Minasi
World Health Organization reports 60% drop in cholera in 2018December 20, 2019Disease, Public healthworld-health-organizationdisease public-health
Photo by Jorge Fernández Salas on Unsplash
Mainland Spain registers first coal-free dayDecember 20, 2019SpainClean & renewable energy, Climate crisisspainclean-renewable-energy climate-crisis
Photo by Element5 Digital on Unsplash
New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy restores voting rights for 80,000 on probation or paroleDecember 19, 2019United StatesElections, Government, Prison justiceunited-statesnew-jerseyelections government prison-justice
Photo by National Cancer Institute on Unsplash
Israeli scientists find way to treat pancreatic cancer in 14 daysDecember 19, 2019IsraelDisease, Public health, Science & researchisraeltel-aviv-universitydisease public-health science-research
By Francis C. Franklin - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=35542400
Hawaii’s state bird, the nene, is no longer an endangered speciesDecember 18, 2019United StatesConservationunited-stateshawaiiconservation
Photo by Stefan Widua on Unsplash
Germany bans gay conversion therapy for minorsDecember 18, 2019GermanyGay rights, Government, LGBTQ+germanygay-rights government lgbtq
Photo by Zbynek Burival on Unsplash
Sprint to go 100% carbon neutral and 100% renewable electricity by 2025December 17, 2019United StatesClean & renewable energy, Climate crisis, Corporate responsibilityunited-statessprintclean-renewable-energy climate-crisis corporate-responsibility
Photo by Sidharth Bhatia on Unsplash
Oxford City Council sets £19 million budget for climate crisisDecember 17, 2019United KingdomCities, Climate crisis, Governmentunited-kingdomcities climate-crisis government
Los Angeles libraries will stop collecting late fees for overdue books
Los Angeles libraries will stop collecting late fees for overdue booksDecember 16, 2019United StatesCities, Education, Government, Povertyunited-statescaliforniacities education government poverty
Goldman Sachs will end funding for Arctic drilling
Goldman Sachs will end funding for Arctic drillingDecember 16, 2019United StatesClimate crisis, Conservation, Corporate responsibility, Financeunited-statesnew-yorkgoldman-sachsclimate-crisis conservation corporate-responsibility finance
Photo by Mark on Unsplash
Cambodia to teach LGBT+ issues in schools to tackle discriminationDecember 13, 2019CambodiaEducation, Government, LGBTQ+cambodiaeducation government lgbtq
Photo by Karsten Würth (@karsten.wuerth) on Unsplash
Over 500 B Corps commit to being net zero by 2030December 13, 2019Clean & renewable energy, Corporate responsibilityclean-renewable-energy corporate-responsibility
Photo by New Story
World’s first community of 3D printed homes is set to house poor families in MexicoDecember 12, 2019MexicoPoverty, Technologymexiconew-storypoverty technology
'World's first' fully-electric commercial flight takes off
‘World’s first’ fully-electric commercial flight takes offDecember 12, 2019CanadaClean & renewable energy, Climate crisis, Transportationcanadabritish-columbiaclean-renewable-energy climate-crisis transportation
Photo by Tristan Billet on Unsplash
‘They’ is Merriam-Webster’s Word of the YearDecember 11, 2019Language, LGBTQ+merriam-websterlanguage lgbtq
IKEA to present path to become 'climate positive' at COP25
IKEA to present path to become ‘climate positive’ at COP25December 11, 2019SwedenClimate crisis, Corporate responsibility, Sustainabilityswedenikeaclimate-crisis corporate-responsibility sustainability
Photo by Damien TUPINIER on Unsplash
France bans two US pesticides, citing risk to beesDecember 10, 2019FranceConservation, Food & diet, Government, Sustainabilityfranceconservation food-diet government sustainability
Photo by Haley Lawrence on Unsplash
The state of New York sees first drop in opioid deaths since 2009December 10, 2019United StatesDeath & Grief, Mental health, Public healthunited-statesnew-yorkdeath-grief mental-health public-health
Kansas City becomes first major American city with universal fare-free public transit
Kansas City becomes first major American city with universal fare-free public transitDecember 9, 2019United StatesGovernment, Poverty, Transportationunited-statesmissourigovernment poverty transportation
Photo by Jaakko Kemppainen on Unsplash
Helsinki and Valladolid join dozens of cities worldwide committed to net zero buildingsDecember 9, 2019Finland, SpainCities, Climate crisis, Governmentfinland spainworld-green-building-councilcities climate-crisis government
Ireland unveils plan for 70 per cent renewable energy by 2030
Ireland unveils plan for 70 per cent renewable energy by 2030December 9, 2019IrelandClean & renewable energy, Climate crisis, Governmentirelandclean-renewable-energy climate-crisis government
Photo by Mohammed Hassan on Unsplash
Saudi Arabia is dropping gender rules for restaurant entrancesDecember 9, 2019Saudi ArabiaGovernment, Women's rightssaudi-arabiagovernment womens-rights
Photo by Jäger on Unsplash
Zambia halts mining permits in pristine wildernessDecember 3, 2019ZambiaConservation, Governmentzambiaconservation government
Photo by Jezael Melgoza on Unsplash
Yokohama recognizes partnerships for LGBT couplesDecember 3, 2019JapanGay rights, Government, LGBTQ+japangay-rights government lgbtq
Glasgow commits to being free of ‘unnecessary’ plastics by 2030
Glasgow commits to being free of ‘unnecessary’ plastics by 2030December 3, 2019Scotland, United KingdomCities, Government, Plastic pollution, Sustainabilityscotland united-kingdomcities government plastic-pollution sustainability
Yokohama recognizes partnerships for LGBT couples
Yokohama recognizes partnerships for LGBT couplesDecember 3, 2019JapanGay rights, Government, LGBTQ+japangay-rights government lgbtq
Zambia halts mining permits in pristine wilderness
Zambia halts mining permits in pristine wildernessDecember 3, 2019ZambiaConservation, Governmentzambiaconservation government
Hong Kong voters deliver landslide victory for pro-democracy campaigners
Hong Kong voters deliver landslide victory for pro-democracy campaignersDecember 1, 2019ChinaDemocracy, Electionschinademocracy elections
Photo by Joe Caione on Unsplash
United States enacts animal cruelty bill into law, making it a federal felonyNovember 26, 2019United StatesAnimal rights, Governmentunited-statesanimal-rights government
Photo by Cecilie Johnsen on Unsplash
Survey of 167 countries shows tolerance toward LGBT people rising globallyNovember 26, 2019Gay rights, LGBTQ+gay-rights lgbtq
Survey of 167 countries shows tolerance toward LGBT people rising globally
Survey of 167 countries shows tolerance toward LGBT people rising globallyNovember 26, 2019Gay rights, LGBTQ+gay-rights lgbtq
United States enacts animal cruelty bill into law, making it a federal felony
United States enacts animal cruelty bill into law, making it a federal felonyNovember 26, 2019United StatesAnimal rights, Governmentunited-statesanimal-rights government
Photo by Element5 Digital on Unsplash
Steyer, Bloomberg pledge $60 million to boost youth voter turnout in the U.S.November 25, 2019United StatesElectionsunited-statesnextgen-americaelections
Steyer, Bloomberg pledge $60 million to boost youth voter turnout in the U.S.
Steyer, Bloomberg pledge $60 million to boost youth voter turnout in the U.S.November 25, 2019United StatesElectionsunited-statesnextgen-americaelections
27 countries pledge $9.7 billion for climate action in the global South
27 countries pledge $9.7 billion for climate action in the global SouthNovember 25, 2019Climate crisis, International cooperationclimate-crisis international-cooperation
Michigan bans cages for egg-laying hens
Michigan bans cages for egg-laying hensNovember 22, 2019United StatesAnimal rights, Governmentunited-statesmichigananimal-rights government
France returns historical sword stolen in the 19th century back to Senegal
France returns historical sword stolen in the 19th century back to SenegalNovember 22, 2019France, SenegalInternational cooperationfrance senegalinternational-cooperation
Photo by vivek kumar on Unsplash
Humpback whales in the South Atlantic have recovered from near-extinctionNovember 21, 2019BrazilConservationbrazilconservation
Photo by Brian Kostiuk - @BriKost on Unsplash
Researchers create AI system that predicts epileptic seizures with 99.6% accuracyNovember 21, 2019United StatesDisease, Public health, Technologyunited-stateslouisianadisease public-health technology
Humpback whales in the South Atlantic have recovered from near-extinction
Humpback whales in the South Atlantic have recovered from near-extinctionNovember 21, 2019BrazilConservationbrazilconservation
New 'Sesame Street' show aims to help refugee children
New ‘Sesame Street’ show aims to help refugee childrenNovember 21, 2019United StatesInternational cooperation, Refugeesunited-statesinternational-rescue-committeeinternational-cooperation refugees
EasyJet becomes world’s first carbon-neutral airline by offsetting all emissions
EasyJet becomes world’s first carbon-neutral airline by offsetting all emissionsNovember 21, 2019United KingdomClimate crisis, Corporate responsibility, Transportationunited-kingdomeasyjetclimate-crisis corporate-responsibility transportation
Researchers create AI system that predicts epileptic seizures with 99.6% accuracy
Researchers create AI system that predicts epileptic seizures with 99.6% accuracyNovember 20, 2019United StatesDisease, Public health, Technologyunited-stateslouisianadisease public-health technology
Kansas City bans gay conversion therapy
Kansas City bans gay conversion therapyNovember 19, 2019United StatesGay rights, Government, LGBTQ+united-statesmissourigay-rights government lgbtq
Heliogen, a clean energy startup, announces solar technology breakthrough
Heliogen, a clean energy startup, announces solar technology breakthroughNovember 19, 2019United StatesClean & renewable energy, Climate crisis, Sustainability, Technologyunited-statesheliogenclean-renewable-energy climate-crisis sustainability technology
Photo by Kirsten Drew on Unsplash
New Zealand passes historic zero carbon bill with near unanimous bipartisan supportNovember 18, 2019New ZealandClimate crisis, Governmentnew-zealandclimate-crisis government
14 of the largest US hospitals and health systems are investing $700 million into affordable housing
14 of the largest US hospitals and health systems are investing $700 million into affordable housingNovember 18, 2019United StatesCorporate responsibility, Public healthunited-statescorporate-responsibility public-health
New Zealand passes historic zero carbon bill with near unanimous bipartisan support
New Zealand passes historic zero carbon bill with near unanimous bipartisan supportNovember 18, 2019New ZealandClimate crisis, Governmentnew-zealandclimate-crisis government
Formula 1 announces plan to be carbon neutral by 2030
Formula 1 announces plan to be carbon neutral by 2030November 15, 2019Athletics & sport, Climate crisis, Corporate responsibility, Sustainabilityformula-1athletics-sport climate-crisis corporate-responsibility sustainability
European Investment Bank to phase out fossil fuel financing by 2021
European Investment Bank to phase out fossil fuel financing by 2021November 15, 2019Climate crisis, Financeeuropean-investment-bankclimate-crisis finance
Photo by Yonko Kilasi on Unsplash
Kenyan startup Opibus to launch mass campaign to convert minibuses and motorcycles to electricNovember 14, 2019KenyaClean & renewable energy, Climate crisis, Transportationkenyaopibusclean-renewable-energy climate-crisis transportation
Milwaukee to build village of tiny homes for homeless veterans
Milwaukee to build village of tiny homes for homeless veteransNovember 14, 2019United StatesGovernment, Military, Povertyunited-stateswisconsingovernment military poverty
Kenyan startup Opibus to launch mass campaign to convert minibuses and motorcycles to electric
Kenyan startup Opibus to launch mass campaign to convert minibuses and motorcycles to electricNovember 14, 2019KenyaClean & renewable energy, Climate crisis, Transportationkenyaopibusclean-renewable-energy climate-crisis transportation
First-ever Ebola vaccine approved by European regulators
First-ever Ebola vaccine approved by European regulatorsNovember 13, 2019Disease, Government, Public healtheuropean-uniondisease government public-health
Canada invests $175 million in nature conservation projects
Canada invests $175 million in nature conservation projectsNovember 13, 2019Canada, Unceded Indigenous Territories of CanadaConservation, Governmentcanada unceded-indigenous-territories-of-canadaconservation government
Photo by Nicholas Doherty on Unsplash
The global average cost of offshore wind power drops 32% in 2018November 12, 2019Clean & renewable energy, Climate crisis, Sustainabilityclean-renewable-energy climate-crisis sustainability
By Wq639, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=66903950
Renewable energy booms in AfghanistanNovember 12, 2019AfghanistanClean & renewable energy, Climate crisis, Sustainabilityafghanistanclean-renewable-energy climate-crisis sustainability
Renewable energy booms in Afghanistan
Renewable energy booms in AfghanistanNovember 12, 2019AfghanistanClean & renewable energy, Climate crisis, Sustainabilityafghanistanclean-renewable-energy climate-crisis sustainability
Photo by Nicholas Doherty on Unsplash
The global average cost of offshore wind power drops 32% in 2018November 12, 2019Clean & renewable energy, Climate crisis, Sustainabilityclean-renewable-energy climate-crisis sustainability
Heineken removes plastic multi-pack rings
Heineken removes plastic multi-pack ringsNovember 11, 2019The NetherlandsCorporate responsibility, Plastic pollution, Sustainabilitythe-netherlandsheinekencorporate-responsibility plastic-pollution sustainability
Fukushima to be reborn as $2.7bn wind and solar power hub
Fukushima to be reborn as $2.7bn wind and solar power hubNovember 11, 2019JapanClean & renewable energy, Climate crisisjapanclean-renewable-energy climate-crisis
More than 1,000 Google employees signed a letter demanding the company reduce its carbon emissions
More than 1,000 Google employees signed a letter demanding the company reduce its carbon emissionsNovember 8, 2019United StatesClimate crisis, Corporate responsibilityunited-statescaliforniagoogleclimate-crisis corporate-responsibility
Kerala, India to provide free high-speed internet to over 2 million poor families
Kerala, India to provide free high-speed internet to over 2 million poor familiesNovember 8, 2019IndiaGovernment, Internet rights, Povertyindiagovernment internet-rights poverty
Italy to become first country to make studying climate change compulsory in schools
Italy to become first country to make studying climate change compulsory in schoolsNovember 7, 2019ItalyClimate crisis, Education, Governmentitalyclimate-crisis education government
Budapest declares climate emergency
Budapest declares climate emergencyNovember 7, 2019HungaryClimate crisis, Governmenthungaryclimate-crisis government
Apple commits $2.5 billion to combating housing crisis in California
Apple commits $2.5 billion to combating housing crisis in CaliforniaNovember 6, 2019United StatesCorporate responsibility, Povertyunited-statescaliforniaapplecorporate-responsibility poverty
Australia’s main grid reaches 50% renewables for first time
Australia’s main grid reaches 50% renewables for first timeNovember 6, 2019AustraliaClean & renewable energy, Climate crisis, Sustainabilityaustraliaclean-renewable-energy climate-crisis sustainability
Photo by Jadon Kelly on Unsplash
Rooftop solar installations in Australia this October smash monthly recordNovember 5, 2019AustraliaClean & renewable energy, Climate crisisaustraliaclean-renewable-energy climate-crisis
IKEA banning disposable plastic products in Israel
IKEA banning disposable plastic products in IsraelNovember 5, 2019Israel, SwedenCorporate responsibility, Plastic pollution, Sustainabilityisrael swedenikeacorporate-responsibility plastic-pollution sustainability
Rooftop solar installations in Australia this October smash monthly record
Rooftop solar installations in Australia this October smash monthly recordNovember 5, 2019AustraliaClean & renewable energy, Climate crisisaustraliaclean-renewable-energy climate-crisis
Kmart Australia introduces same-sex family doll sets
Kmart Australia introduces same-sex family doll setsNovember 4, 2019AustraliaGay rights, LGBTQ+australiakmartgay-rights lgbtq
Microsoft Japan’s 4-day workweek experiment sees productivity jump 40%
Microsoft Japan’s 4-day workweek experiment sees productivity jump 40%November 4, 2019JapanConscious management, Corporate responsibilityjapanmicrosoftconscious-management corporate-responsibility
Photo by Vidar Nordli-Mathisen on Unsplash
Pittsburgh becomes second U.S. city to adopt UN Sustainable Development GoalsNovember 1, 2019United StatesGovernment, International cooperation, Sustainable Development Goalsunited-statespennsylvaniagovernment international-cooperation sustainable-development-goals
Pittsburgh becomes second U.S. city to adopt UN Sustainable Development Goals
Pittsburgh becomes second U.S. city to adopt UN Sustainable Development GoalsNovember 1, 2019United StatesGovernment, International cooperation, Sustainable Development Goalsunited-statespennsylvaniagovernment international-cooperation sustainable-development-goals
Chile’s largest metro network to be powered by solar and wind
Chile’s largest metro network to be powered by solar and windNovember 1, 2019ChileClean & renewable energy, Climate crisis, Transportationchileclean-renewable-energy climate-crisis transportation
Germany's CO2 emissions set to fall “markedly” in 2019 as energy use declines
Germany’s CO2 emissions set to fall “markedly” in 2019 as energy use declinesOctober 31, 2019GermanyClean & renewable energy, Climate crisis, No coalgermanyclean-renewable-energy climate-crisis no-coal
EU Commission passes new laws to make large appliances easier to repair
EU Commission passes new laws to make large appliances easier to repairOctober 31, 2019Circular economy and zero waste, Governmenteuropean-unioncircular-economy-and-zero-waste government
Photo by Andrew Gearhart on Unsplash
The NCAA will now allow athletes to profit from their name, image, and likenessOctober 30, 2019United StatesAthletics & sport, Economic inequalityunited-statesncaaathletics-sport economic-inequality
Photo by Andrew Spencer on Unsplash
YouTubers and social media influencers unite to plant 20 million treesOctober 30, 2019Climate crisis, Forestsyoutubeclimate-crisis forests
YouTubers and social media influencers unite to plant 20 million trees
YouTubers and social media influencers unite to plant 20 million treesOctober 30, 2019Climate crisis, Forestsyoutubeclimate-crisis forests
The NCAA will now allow athletes to profit from their name, image, and likeness
The NCAA will now allow athletes to profit from their name, image, and likenessOctober 30, 2019United StatesAthletics & sport, Economic inequalityunited-statesncaaathletics-sport economic-inequality
Amazon pledges to be carbon neutral by 2040
Amazon pledges to be carbon neutral by 2040October 29, 2019United StatesClean & renewable energy, Climate crisis, Corporate responsibility, Paris Agreementunited-statesamazonclean-renewable-energy climate-crisis corporate-responsibility paris-agreement
EU to step up its support to Zimbabwe with a new package of €53 million
EU to step up its support to Zimbabwe with a new package of €53 millionOctober 29, 2019ZimbabweInternational cooperation, Poverty, Public healthzimbabweeuropean-unioninternational-cooperation poverty public-health
Colombia’s capital city of Bogota elects first female mayor
Colombia’s capital city of Bogota elects first female mayorOctober 28, 2019ColombiaElections, Government, Women's rightscolombiaelections government womens-rights
Diesel and petrol-fuelled cars banned in Brussels by 2035
Diesel and petrol-fuelled cars banned in Brussels by 2035October 28, 2019BelgiumClimate crisis, Government, Transportationbelgiumclimate-crisis government transportation
Photo by Jadon Kelly on Unsplash
Pledges for global climate fund reach $9.8 billionOctober 25, 2019Climate crisis, Government, International cooperationgreen-climate-fundclimate-crisis government international-cooperation
Pledges for global climate fund reach $9.8 billion
Pledges for global climate fund reach $9.8 billionOctober 25, 2019Climate crisis, Government, International cooperationgreen-climate-fundclimate-crisis government international-cooperation
India cancels plans for huge coal power stations as solar energy prices hit record low
India cancels plans for huge coal power stations as solar energy prices hit record lowOctober 24, 2019IndiaClean & renewable energy, Climate crisis, No coalindiaclean-renewable-energy climate-crisis no-coal
New Jersey becomes first state in the U.S. to provide universal access to arts education
New Jersey becomes first state in the U.S. to provide universal access to arts educationOctober 24, 2019United StatesArt & Entertainment, Child well-being, Education, Governmentunited-statesnew-jerseyart-entertainment child-well-being education government
California plans to end 'lunch shaming' with a new bill that guarantees meals for all students
California plans to end ‘lunch shaming’ with a new bill that guarantees meals for all studentsOctober 23, 2019United StatesChild well-being, Food & diet, Governmentunited-statescaliforniachild-well-being food-diet government
Murder rate in India drops steadily to lowest since 1963
Murder rate in India drops steadily to lowest since 1963October 23, 2019IndiaPublic health, Public safetyindiapublic-health public-safety
JPMorgan to hire more people with criminal backgrounds
JPMorgan to hire more people with criminal backgroundsOctober 22, 2019United StatesCorporate responsibility, Poverty, Prison justiceunited-statesnew-yorkjpmorgan-chasecorporate-responsibility poverty prison-justice
Macy's will stop selling fur by end of 2020 fiscal year
Macy’s will stop selling fur by end of 2020 fiscal yearOctober 22, 2019United StatesAnimal rights, Corporate responsibilityunited-statesohiomacysanimal-rights corporate-responsibility
McDonald’s tests plant-based burger in Canada
McDonald’s tests plant-based burger in CanadaOctober 22, 2019Canada, United StatesClimate crisis, Corporate responsibility, Food & diet, Sustainabilitycanada united-statescaliforniamcdonaldsclimate-crisis corporate-responsibility food-diet sustainability
Global renewable power capacity to grow by 50% in next five years
Global renewable power capacity to grow by 50% in next five yearsOctober 21, 2019Clean & renewable energy, Climate crisisinternational-energy-agencyclean-renewable-energy climate-crisis
NASA astronauts successfully complete first ever all-woman spacewalk
NASA astronauts successfully complete first ever all-woman spacewalkOctober 21, 2019United StatesAstronomy & Space Exploration, Women's rightsunited-statesu-s-nasaastronomy-space-exploration womens-rights
Google Maps adds location of 57,000 public toilets in India
Google Maps adds location of 57,000 public toilets in IndiaOctober 14, 2019India, United StatesCorporate responsibility, Drinking water; sanitation &hygiene (WASH), Technologyindia united-statesgooglecorporate-responsibility drinking-water-sanitation-and-hygiene-wash technology
Dunkirk, France makes all public transportation free
Dunkirk, France makes all public transportation freeOctober 8, 2019FranceClimate crisis, Government, Transportationfranceclimate-crisis government transportation
New drugs improve late-stage melanoma survival rate in the UK from 5% to 52%
New drugs improve late-stage melanoma survival rate in the UK from 5% to 52%October 8, 2019United KingdomDisease, Medicine, Public healthunited-kingdomdisease medicine public-health
Los Angeles commits to planting 90,000 trees by end of 2021
Los Angeles commits to planting 90,000 trees by end of 2021October 7, 2019United StatesClimate crisis, Forests, Governmentunited-statescaliforniaclimate-crisis forests government
Samsung team up with Bulb for world's first home energy control service
Samsung team up with Bulb for world’s first home energy control serviceOctober 7, 2019South KoreaClean & renewable energy, Climate crisis, Corporate responsibility, Technologysouth-koreasamsungclean-renewable-energy climate-crisis corporate-responsibility technology
Dolphins begin to live and breed in the Potomac River again
Dolphins begin to live and breed in the Potomac River againOctober 4, 2019
Estonia joins 24 European countries in favor of net zero emissions by 2050
Estonia joins 24 European countries in favor of net zero emissions by 2050October 4, 2019
India replaces ten million conventional streetlights with 'energy-efficient' LEDs
India replaces ten million conventional streetlights with ‘energy-efficient’ LEDsOctober 3, 2019IndiaClimate crisis, Sustainability, Technologyindiaclimate-crisis sustainability technology
The Ocean Cleanup begins catching trash in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch
The Ocean Cleanup begins catching trash in the Great Pacific Garbage PatchOctober 3, 2019The NetherlandsEnvironment, Plastic pollution, Sustainabilitythe-netherlandsthe-ocean-cleanupenvironment plastic-pollution sustainability
All banking partners to private prison leader GEO Group to stop funding private prisons
All banking partners to private prison leader GEO Group to stop funding private prisonsOctober 2, 2019United StatesCorporate responsibility, Finance, Prison justiceunited-statesbank-of-america barclays jpmorgan-chase wells-fargocorporate-responsibility finance prison-justice
Thailand to ban imports of high-tech trash, plastic waste
Thailand to ban imports of high-tech trash, plastic wasteOctober 2, 2019ThailandCircular economy and zero waste, Government, Plastic pollutionthailandcircular-economy-and-zero-waste government plastic-pollution
Washington state launches statewide standing order for Naloxone
Washington state launches statewide standing order for NaloxoneOctober 1, 2019United StatesDrugs & Entheogens, Government, Medicine, Public healthunited-stateswashington-statedrugs-entheogens government medicine public-health
Abortion decriminalized in Sydney after Australian lawmakers overturn 119-year-old law
Abortion decriminalized in Sydney after Australian lawmakers overturn 119-year-old lawSeptember 30, 2019AustraliaPublic health, Women's rightsaustraliapublic-health womens-rights
California passes a law that allows college athletes to get paid
California passes a law that allows college athletes to get paidSeptember 30, 2019United StatesAthletics & sport, Education, Governmentunited-statescaliforniaathletics-sport education government
Norway will pay Gabon to preserve its forests
Norway will pay Gabon to preserve its forestsSeptember 30, 2019GabonClimate crisis, Conservation, Forests, International cooperationgabonclimate-crisis conservation forests international-cooperation
Costa Rica produces 98.84% of its power from renewables in 2019
Costa Rica produces 98.84% of its power from renewables in 2019September 27, 2019Costa RicaClean & renewable energy, Climate crisis, Sustainabilitycosta-ricaclean-renewable-energy climate-crisis sustainability
Mattel launches groundbreaking gender fluid, customizable doll line
Mattel launches groundbreaking gender fluid, customizable doll lineSeptember 26, 2019United StatesChild well-being, Corporate responsibility, Gender, LGBTQ+united-statescaliforniamattelchild-well-being corporate-responsibility gender lgbtq
Social Progress Index indicates humanity's well-being has improved five years in a row
Social Progress Index indicates humanity’s well-being has improved five years in a rowSeptember 26, 2019social-progress-imperative
Timberland clothing brand to plant 50 million trees over five years
Timberland clothing brand to plant 50 million trees over five yearsSeptember 26, 2019United StatesClimate crisis, Conservation, Corporate responsibility, Forests, Sustainabilityunited-statesnew-hampshiretimberlandclimate-crisis conservation corporate-responsibility forests sustainability
Burger King removes plastic toys from kids' meals in the UK
Burger King removes plastic toys from kids’ meals in the UKSeptember 25, 2019United KingdomCorporate responsibility, Plastic pollution, Sustainabilityunited-kingdomburger-kingcorporate-responsibility plastic-pollution sustainability
Global solar power capacity projected to grow by 17% in 2019
Global solar power capacity projected to grow by 17% in 2019September 25, 2019Clean & renewable energy, Climate crisisinternational-energy-agencyclean-renewable-energy climate-crisis
Amazon commits to being carbon neutral by 2040
Amazon commits to being carbon neutral by 2040September 24, 2019United StatesClean & renewable energy, Climate crisis, Corporate responsibilityunited-statesamazonclean-renewable-energy climate-crisis corporate-responsibility
Guatemala to ban plastic bags, straws, cups beginning 2021
Guatemala to ban plastic bags, straws, cups beginning 2021September 24, 2019GuatemalaCircular economy and zero waste, Government, Plastic pollutionguatemalacircular-economy-and-zero-waste government plastic-pollution
IKEA will produce more energy than it consumes by 2020
IKEA will produce more energy than it consumes by 2020September 23, 2019SwedenClean & renewable energy, Climate crisis, Corporate responsibilityswedenikeaclean-renewable-energy climate-crisis corporate-responsibility
Panama bans single-use plastic bags
Panama bans single-use plastic bagsSeptember 23, 2019PanamaGovernment, Plastic pollutionpanamagovernment plastic-pollution
Millions march worldwide in youth-led climate strike
Millions march worldwide in youth-led climate strikeSeptember 20, 2019Activism & Protests, Climate crisis, International cooperation, Youth & student movementsactivism-protests climate-crisis international-cooperation youth-student-movements
Thousands of scientists from 40 nations vow to join global climate strike
Thousands of scientists from 40 nations vow to join global climate strikeSeptember 20, 2019Activism & Protests, Climate crisis, Science & researchactivism-protests climate-crisis science-research
Early child mortality has dropped in 96 of the world's 97 low-to-middle-income countries from 2000 to 2017
Early child mortality has dropped in 96 of the world’s 97 low-to-middle-income countries from 2000 to 2017September 19, 2019Child well-beinggates-foundation university-of-washingtonchild-well-being
Over 6,000 websites and companies are striking to support the Global Climate Strike on September 20th
Over 6,000 websites and companies are striking to support the Global Climate Strike on September 20thSeptember 19, 2019Activism & Protests, Climate crisis, Youth & student movementsactivism-protests climate-crisis youth-student-movements
Indonesia raises minimum age for brides to end child marriage
Indonesia raises minimum age for brides to end child marriageSeptember 18, 2019IndonesiaChild well-being, Women's rightsindonesiachild-well-being womens-rights
Merriam-Webster officially recognizes 'they' as a nonbinary pronoun
Merriam-Webster officially recognizes ‘they’ as a nonbinary pronounSeptember 18, 2019United StatesCorporate responsibility, Gay rights, LGBTQ+, Literatureunited-statesillinoiscorporate-responsibility gay-rights lgbtq literature
Environmental pollution in China is now declining
Environmental pollution in China is now decliningSeptember 17, 2019ChinaEnvironment, Pollution, Science & researchchinaenvironment pollution science-research
The Indian state of Chhattisgarhwill not build any new coal power plants
The Indian state of Chhattisgarhwill not build any new coal power plantsSeptember 17, 2019IndiaClean & renewable energy, Climate crisis, Government, Pollutionindiaclean-renewable-energy climate-crisis government pollution
2019 ozone hole could be smallest in three decades
2019 ozone hole could be smallest in three decadesSeptember 16, 2019Conservation, Environment, Science & researchconservation environment science-research
Sainsbury's to cut plastic packaging in half by 2025
Sainsbury’s to cut plastic packaging in half by 2025September 16, 2019United KingdomCircular economy and zero waste, Corporate responsibility, Food & diet, Plastic pollutionunited-kingdomcircular-economy-and-zero-waste corporate-responsibility food-diet plastic-pollution
California bans private prisons
California bans private prisonsSeptember 13, 2019United StatesGovernment, Prison justiceunited-statescaliforniagovernment prison-justice
Canada's new child benefit has lifted almost 300,000 children out of poverty
Canada’s new child benefit has lifted almost 300,000 children out of povertySeptember 13, 2019CanadaChild well-being, Government, Povertycanadachild-well-being government poverty
Air pollution in Delhi drops 25% in four years
Air pollution in Delhi drops 25% in four yearsSeptember 12, 2019IndiaPollutionindiapollution
U.S. EPA to eliminate all mammal testing by 2035
U.S. EPA to eliminate all mammal testing by 2035September 12, 2019United StatesAnimal rights, Government, Science & researchunited-statesu-s-environmental-protection-agencyanimal-rights government science-research
Extreme poverty in Pakistan declines from 28% to 4% in 15 years
Extreme poverty in Pakistan declines from 28% to 4% in 15 yearsSeptember 11, 2019PakistanPovertypakistanpoverty
Photo by Olga Guryanova on Unsplash
Human organs can be stored for three times as long in major breakthrough for transplantsSeptember 11, 2019United StatesMedicine, Public health, Science & researchunited-statesmassachusettsharvard-universitymedicine public-health science-research
New reactor uses renewable energy to turn greenhouse gases into fuel for hydrogen batteries
New reactor uses renewable energy to turn greenhouse gases into fuel for hydrogen batteriesSeptember 10, 2019United StatesClean & renewable energy, Climate crisis, Science & researchunited-statestexasclean-renewable-energy climate-crisis science-research
Photo by Damir Bosnjak on Unsplash
Sarajevo hosts landmark gay pride paradeSeptember 10, 2019Bosnia-HerzegovinaGay rights, LGBTQ+bosnia-herzegovinagay-rights lgbtq
Maine to be first in the United States to use ranked choice voting in presidential elections
Maine to be first in the United States to use ranked choice voting in presidential electionsSeptember 9, 2019United StatesDemocracy, Elections, Governmentunited-statesmainedemocracy elections government
Seven South American countries sign Amazon forest protection pact
Seven South American countries sign Amazon forest protection pactSeptember 9, 2019Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Peru, SurinameConservation, Forests, Government, International cooperationbolivia brazil colombia ecuador guyana peru surinameconservation forests government international-cooperation
Global investment in renewable energy to triple this decade, says UN
Global investment in renewable energy to triple this decade, says UNSeptember 6, 2019Clean & renewable energy, Financeunited-nationsclean-renewable-energy finance
Photo by Егор Камелев on Unsplash
Malaria breakthrough as scientists find ‘highly effective’ way to kill parasiteSeptember 6, 2019KenyaDisease, Public health, Science & researchkenyadisease public-health science-research
California becomes the first state to ban fur trapping
California becomes the first state to ban fur trappingSeptember 5, 2019United StatesAnimal rights, Flora & fauna, Governmentunited-statescaliforniaanimal-rights flora-fauna government
Walmart ends all handgun ammunition sales
Walmart ends all handgun ammunition salesSeptember 5, 2019United StatesCorporate responsibility, Gun controlunited-statesarkansaswalmartcorporate-responsibility gun-control
Canada sets aside 56,000 square kilometres of Yukon boreal forest for conservation after decade-long legal battle
Canada sets aside 56,000 square kilometres of Yukon boreal forest for conservation after decade-long legal battleSeptember 4, 2019Canada, Unceded Indigenous Territories of CanadaConservation, Indigenous rightscanada unceded-indigenous-territories-of-canadayukonconservation indigenous-rights
Envision joins RE100 and makes most ambitious climate target of any member from mainland China
Envision joins RE100 and makes most ambitious climate target of any member from mainland ChinaSeptember 4, 2019ChinaClean & renewable energy, Climate crisis, Corporate responsibilitychinare100clean-renewable-energy climate-crisis corporate-responsibility
Iceland Supermarket's 'reverse vending machines' reach one million plastic bottles recycled
Iceland Supermarket’s ‘reverse vending machines’ reach one million plastic bottles recycledSeptember 3, 2019United KingdomCircular economy and zero waste, Corporate responsibility, Plastic pollutionunited-kingdomcircular-economy-and-zero-waste corporate-responsibility plastic-pollution
India bans six single-use plastic products
India bans six single-use plastic productsSeptember 3, 2019IndiaCircular economy and zero waste, Government, Plastic pollutionindiacircular-economy-and-zero-waste government plastic-pollution
Ireland to plant 440 million trees over the next 20 years
Ireland to plant 440 million trees over the next 20 yearsSeptember 3, 2019IrelandClimate crisis, Forests, Governmentirelandclimate-crisis forests government
Offshore wind boom is transforming UK's coastal town economy
Offshore wind boom is transforming UK’s coastal town economySeptember 3, 2019United KingdomClean & renewable energy, Climate crisis, Povertyunited-kingdomclean-renewable-energy climate-crisis poverty
Africa is on track to be declared polio-free
Africa is on track to be declared polio-freeAugust 22, 2019
Nepal bans single-use plastics in Everest region
Nepal bans single-use plastics in Everest regionAugust 22, 2019NepalCircular economy and zero waste, Government, Plastic pollutionnepalcircular-economy-and-zero-waste government plastic-pollution
Chattanooga becomes first 100% solar-powered airport in U.S.
Chattanooga becomes first 100% solar-powered airport in U.S.August 21, 2019United StatesClean & renewable energy, Climate crisis, Transportationunited-statestennesseeclean-renewable-energy climate-crisis transportation
Hasbro to cut all plastic packaging by 2022
Hasbro to cut all plastic packaging by 2022August 21, 2019United StatesCircular economy and zero waste, Corporate responsibility, Plastic pollutionunited-statesrhode-islandhasbrocircular-economy-and-zero-waste corporate-responsibility plastic-pollution
Mexican judge approves recreational cocaine use in historic step to ending country's "War on Drugs"
Mexican judge approves recreational cocaine use in historic step to ending country’s “War on Drugs”August 21, 2019MexicoDrugs & Entheogens, Government, Prison justicemexicodrugs-entheogens government prison-justice
Peru passes "momentous" ban on palm oil deforestation
Peru passes “momentous” ban on palm oil deforestationAugust 21, 2019PeruForests, Government, Sustainabilityperuforests government sustainability
California Governor signs law to limit police shootings
California Governor signs law to limit police shootingsAugust 20, 2019United StatesGovernment, Police brutalityunited-statescaliforniagovernment police-brutality
California to open world's largest highway overpass for wildlife
California to open world’s largest highway overpass for wildlifeAugust 20, 2019United StatesConservation, Flora & faunaunited-statescaliforniaconservation flora-fauna
World's largest urban rooftop farm to open in Paris in 2020
World’s largest urban rooftop farm to open in Paris in 2020August 20, 2019FranceAgriculture, Cities, Food & dietfranceagriculture cities food-diet
Egypt to lead solar energy projects in seven African countries
Egypt to lead solar energy projects in seven African countriesAugust 19, 2019EgyptClean & renewable energy, Climate crisis, Drinking water; sanitation &hygiene (WASH), Governmentegyptclean-renewable-energy climate-crisis drinking-water-sanitation-and-hygiene-wash government
The Bangladeshi Supreme Court has given all rivers in the country legal rights
The Bangladeshi Supreme Court has given all rivers in the country legal rightsAugust 19, 2019BangladeshConservation, Environment, Governmentbangladeshconservation environment government
11 million new trees to be planted in England by water companies
11 million new trees to be planted in England by water companiesAugust 16, 2019United KingdomClimate crisis, Corporate responsibility, Forestsunited-kingdomclimate-crisis corporate-responsibility forests
PNC Bank will no longer finance private prisons that profit from mass incarceration and immigrant detention
PNC Bank will no longer finance private prisons that profit from mass incarceration and immigrant detentionAugust 16, 2019United StatesCorporate responsibility, Finance, Prison justiceunited-statespennsylvaniacorporate-responsibility finance prison-justice
China's solar power is now cheaper than grid electricity, scientists reveal
China’s solar power is now cheaper than grid electricity, scientists revealAugust 15, 2019ChinaClean & renewable energy, Climate crisischinaclean-renewable-energy climate-crisis
Scientists in South Africa discover a cure for the deadliest strain of tuberculosis
Scientists in South Africa discover a cure for the deadliest strain of tuberculosisAugust 15, 2019South AfricaDisease, Public health, Science & researchsouth-africadisease public-health science-research
Japan records lowest suicide rate since statistics were first kept in 1978
Japan records lowest suicide rate since statistics were first kept in 1978August 14, 2019JapanDeath & Grief, Mental healthjapandeath-grief mental-health
Photo by Luke Syres on Unsplash
Oregon mandates cage-free eggs by 2024August 14, 2019United StatesAnimal husbandry, Animal rightsunited-statesoregonanimal-husbandry animal-rights
Illinois passes law requiring LGBT history curriculum be taught in schools
Illinois passes law requiring LGBT history curriculum be taught in schoolsAugust 13, 2019United StatesEducation, Government, LGBTQ+united-statesillinoiseducation government lgbtq
Youth literacy rate in Bangladesh soars to 93%
Youth literacy rate in Bangladesh soars to 93%August 13, 2019BangladeshChild well-being, Educationbangladeshchild-well-being education
Beijing breathes cleanest air on record
Beijing breathes cleanest air on recordAugust 12, 2019ChinaEnvironment, Pollution, Public healthchinaenvironment pollution public-health
Simone Biles becomes the first gymnast to land a double-double dismount
Simone Biles becomes the first gymnast to land a double-double dismountAugust 12, 2019United StatesAthletics & sportunited-statesathletics-sport
Photo by Chad McMillan on Unsplash
Fiji announces radical climate action planAugust 9, 2019FijiClean & renewable energy, Climate crisis, Governmentfijiclean-renewable-energy climate-crisis government
Researchers develop method to convert heat into light that could significantly boost solar efficiency
Researchers develop method to convert heat into light that could significantly boost solar efficiencyAugust 9, 2019United StatesClean & renewable energy, Climate crisis, Science & research, Sustainability, Technologyunited-statestexasclean-renewable-energy climate-crisis science-research sustainability technology
Europe coal generation collapsed by 19% in first six months of 2019
Europe coal generation collapsed by 19% in first six months of 2019August 8, 2019Clean & renewable energy, Climate crisis, No coalclean-renewable-energy climate-crisis no-coal
Luxembourg to be first European country to legalize cannabis
Luxembourg to be first European country to legalize cannabisAugust 8, 2019LuxembourgDrugs & Entheogens, Governmentluxembourgdrugs-entheogens government
Denver City Council kills contracts with private prison giants
Denver City Council kills contracts with private prison giantsAugust 7, 2019United StatesGovernment, Prison justiceunited-statescoloradogovernment prison-justice
Israeli scientists develop novel nano-vaccine for melanoma
Israeli scientists develop novel nano-vaccine for melanomaAugust 7, 2019IsraelDisease, Public health, Science & researchisraeldisease public-health science-research
Body donations surge in Japan amid changing views of death
Body donations surge in Japan amid changing views of deathAugust 6, 2019JapanDeath & Grief, Public healthjapandeath-grief public-health
Victoria's Secret hires Valentina Sampaio, its first openly transgender model
Victoria’s Secret hires Valentina Sampaio, its first openly transgender modelAugust 6, 2019United StatesCorporate responsibility, LGBTQ+, Transgender rightsunited-statesvictorias-secretcorporate-responsibility lgbtq transgender-rights
Barclays cuts finance ties with private prisons
Barclays cuts finance ties with private prisonsAugust 5, 2019United StatesCorporate responsibility, Finance, Prison justiceunited-statesbarclayscorporate-responsibility finance prison-justice
In a first since 2014, vaccination campaign reaches 13 million children in Sudan
In a first since 2014, vaccination campaign reaches 13 million children in SudanAugust 5, 2019SudanChild well-being, International cooperation, Medicine, Public healthsudanchild-well-being international-cooperation medicine public-health
Canadians can now apply for free, no-wait pardons for cannabis possession charges
Canadians can now apply for free, no-wait pardons for cannabis possession chargesAugust 2, 2019CanadaDrugs & Entheogens, Government, Prison justicecanadadrugs-entheogens government prison-justice
Supreme Court of Malawi bans thin plastic production
Supreme Court of Malawi bans thin plastic productionAugust 2, 2019MalawiGovernment, Ocean health, Plastic pollution, Sustainabilitymalawigovernment ocean-health plastic-pollution sustainability
PepsiCo and Coca-Cola end relationship with pro-plastic lobby
PepsiCo and Coca-Cola end relationship with pro-plastic lobbyAugust 1, 2019United StatesCircular economy and zero waste, Climate crisis, Corporate responsibility, Plastic pollutionunited-statescoca-cola pepsicircular-economy-and-zero-waste climate-crisis corporate-responsibility plastic-pollution
Plastic bag sales in England halved in past year
Plastic bag sales in England halved in past yearAugust 1, 2019United KingdomClimate crisis, Ocean health, Plastic pollutionunited-kingdomclimate-crisis ocean-health plastic-pollution
China set to reach carbon emission goals years early
China set to reach carbon emission goals years earlyJuly 31, 2019ChinaClimate crisis, Government, Sustainabilitychinaclimate-crisis government sustainability
Virgin Media commits to 100% renewable energy goal
Virgin Media commits to 100% renewable energy goalJuly 31, 2019United KingdomClean & renewable energy, Climate crisis, Corporate responsibility, Sustainabilityunited-kingdomvirgin-mediaclean-renewable-energy climate-crisis corporate-responsibility sustainability
Holiday Inn dropping personal shampoo bottles to cut waste
Holiday Inn dropping personal shampoo bottles to cut wasteJuly 30, 2019United Kingdom, United StatesCircular economy and zero waste, Corporate responsibility, Sustainabilityunited-kingdom united-statesintercontinental-hotels-groupcircular-economy-and-zero-waste corporate-responsibility sustainability
Singapore abolishes school exam rankings, says learning is not competition
Singapore abolishes school exam rankings, says learning is not competitionJuly 30, 2019SingaporeEducation, Governmentsingaporeeducation government
Kenya passes law requiring free sanitary towels for schoolgirls
Kenya passes law requiring free sanitary towels for schoolgirlsJuly 29, 2019KenyaEducation, Government, Women's rightskenyaeducation government womens-rights
Tiger populations in India have doubled to nearly 3,000 in last 15 years
Tiger populations in India have doubled to nearly 3,000 in last 15 yearsJuly 29, 2019IndiaConservation, Flora & faunaindiaconservation flora-fauna
Japan elects Taiga Ishikawa as first openly gay male lawmaker
Japan elects Taiga Ishikawa as first openly gay male lawmakerJuly 25, 2019JapanElections, Gay rights, Government, LGBTQ+japanelections gay-rights government lgbtq
Sri Lanka is measles-free, World Health Organization says
Sri Lanka is measles-free, World Health Organization saysJuly 25, 2019Sri LankaDisease, Public healthsri-lankaworld-health-organizationdisease public-health
Texas is generating more electricity from wind than coal for the first time ever
Texas is generating more electricity from wind than coal for the first time everJuly 25, 2019United StatesClean & renewable energy, Climate crisis, Sustainabilityunited-statestexasclean-renewable-energy climate-crisis sustainability
Tokyo unveils 2020 Olympic medals, made entirely from recycled cellphones
Tokyo unveils 2020 Olympic medals, made entirely from recycled cellphonesJuly 25, 2019JapanAthletics & sport, Sustainabilityjapanathletics-sport sustainability
AIDS deaths in India plummet by over 70% since 2005
AIDS deaths in India plummet by over 70% since 2005July 24, 2019IndiaDisease, Public healthindiadisease public-health
First Step Act frees many formerly incarcerated individuals from Bureau of Prisons custody
First Step Act frees many formerly incarcerated individuals from Bureau of Prisons custodyJuly 24, 2019United StatesDrugs & Entheogens, Government, Prison justiceunited-statesdrugs-entheogens government prison-justice
Inditex clothing to be made from 100% sustainable fabrics by 2025
Inditex clothing to be made from 100% sustainable fabrics by 2025July 23, 2019SpainCorporate responsibility, Sustainabilityspaininditexcorporate-responsibility sustainability
New York becomes first state to ban declawing cats
New York becomes first state to ban declawing catsJuly 23, 2019United StatesAnimal rights, Governmentunited-statesnew-yorkanimal-rights government
Kenya launches largest wind power plant in Africa
Kenya launches largest wind power plant in AfricaJuly 22, 2019KenyaClean & renewable energy, Climate crisis, Sustainabilitykenyaclean-renewable-energy climate-crisis sustainability
New York climate plan sets 30-year goal for 100% renewable energy
New York climate plan sets 30-year goal for 100% renewable energyJuly 22, 2019United StatesClean & renewable energy, Climate crisis, Government, Sustainabilityunited-statesnew-yorkclean-renewable-energy climate-crisis government sustainability
California condor births mark soaring comeback after numbers dwindled to 22
California condor births mark soaring comeback after numbers dwindled to 22July 19, 2019United StatesConservation, Flora & faunaunited-statesutahconservation flora-fauna
Indian cities to buy thousands of electric buses
Indian cities to buy thousands of electric busesJuly 19, 2019IndiaClimate crisis, Government, Oil & Divestment, Sustainability, Transportationindiaclimate-crisis government oil-divestment sustainability transportation
Alan Turing - prosecuted for gay acts in 1952 - to be the new face of the U.K.'s £50 banknote
Alan Turing – prosecuted for gay acts in 1952 – to be the new face of the U.K.’s £50 banknoteJuly 18, 2019United KingdomGay rights, Government, LGBTQ+united-kingdomgay-rights government lgbtq
Overdose deaths in the United States drop for first time in two decades
Overdose deaths in the United States drop for first time in two decadesJuly 18, 2019United StatesDrugs & Entheogens, Public healthunited-statesdrugs-entheogens public-health
British boys will receive HPV vaccine to prevent 'thousands of cancers'
British boys will receive HPV vaccine to prevent ‘thousands of cancers’July 17, 2019United KingdomGovernment, Medicine, Public healthunited-kingdomgovernment medicine public-health
Oglala Sioux Tribe legalizes same-sex marriage
Oglala Sioux Tribe legalizes same-sex marriageJuly 17, 2019United StatesGay rights, Government, Indigenous rights, LGBTQ+, Same-sex marriageunited-statessouth-dakotagay-rights government indigenous-rights lgbtq same-sex-marriage
Australia to build world's largest solar farm
Australia to build world’s largest solar farmJuly 16, 2019Australia, SingaporeClean & renewable energy, Climate crisis, Sustainabilityaustralia singaporenorthern-territoryclean-renewable-energy climate-crisis sustainability
University of Texas promises full scholarships to low-income students
University of Texas promises full scholarships to low-income studentsJuly 16, 2019United StatesEconomic inequality, Education, Government, Povertyunited-statestexaseconomic-inequality education government poverty
California becomes first state in the U.S. to ban racial discrimination against natural hair
California becomes first state in the U.S. to ban racial discrimination against natural hairJuly 15, 2019United StatesGovernment, Racial justiceunited-statescaliforniagovernment racial-justice
Ethiopia begins planting 4 billion trees to fight deforestation
Ethiopia begins planting 4 billion trees to fight deforestationJuly 15, 2019EthiopiaConservation, Environment, Flora & fauna, Government, Sustainabilityethiopiaconservation environment flora-fauna government sustainability
Rare sea turtles smash nesting records in Georgia, Carolinas
Rare sea turtles smash nesting records in Georgia, CarolinasJuly 15, 2019United StatesConservation, Environment, Flora & faunaunited-statesgeorgia north-carolina south-carolinaconservation environment flora-fauna
Turkey will declare a holiday dedicated to planting trees
Turkey will declare a holiday dedicated to planting treesJuly 15, 2019TurkeyConservation, Flora & fauna, Governmentturkeyconservation flora-fauna government
E.ON transitions all of its 3.3 million UK customers to 100% renewable electricity
E.ON transitions all of its 3.3 million UK customers to 100% renewable electricityJuly 11, 2019Germany, United KingdomClean & renewable energy, Climate crisis, Corporate responsibility, Sustainabilitygermany united-kingdomclean-renewable-energy climate-crisis corporate-responsibility sustainability
Endangered rhino numbers 'soar by 1,000%' in Tanzania after crackdown on poaching gangs
Endangered rhino numbers ‘soar by 1,000%’ in Tanzania after crackdown on poaching gangsJuly 11, 2019TanzaniaConservation, Flora & fauna, Governmenttanzaniaconservation flora-fauna government
France to implement new 'ecotax' on plane tickets from 2020
France to implement new ‘ecotax’ on plane tickets from 2020July 10, 2019FranceClimate crisis, Government, Sustainability, Transportationfranceclimate-crisis government sustainability transportation
Hawaii becomes 26th U.S.  state to decriminalize  marijuana
Hawaii becomes 26th U.S. state to decriminalize marijuanaJuly 10, 2019United StatesDrugs & Entheogens, Government, Prison justiceunited-stateshawaiidrugs-entheogens government prison-justice
German court allows Peruvian farmer to sue RWE over climate crisis
German court allows Peruvian farmer to sue RWE over climate crisisJuly 9, 2019Germany, PeruClimate crisis, Governmentgermany peruclimate-crisis government
Maine passes 2 bills to reduce 'welfare cliff'
Maine passes 2 bills to reduce ‘welfare cliff’July 9, 2019United StatesEconomic inequality, Government, Povertyunited-statesmaineeconomic-inequality government poverty
Photo by Erik Odiin on Unsplash
48% of the new cars sold in Norway in 2019 are fully electricJuly 8, 2019NorwayClimate crisis, Sustainability, Transgender rights, Transportationnorwayclimate-crisis sustainability transgender-rights transportation
Air New Zealand to remove around 55 million plastic items from flights
Air New Zealand to remove around 55 million plastic items from flightsJuly 8, 2019New ZealandCircular economy and zero waste, Corporate responsibility, Plastic pollution, Sustainability, Transportationnew-zealandcircular-economy-and-zero-waste corporate-responsibility plastic-pollution sustainability transportation
Minnesota Methodists resolve to allow officiating of same-sex unions, LGBT ordination
Minnesota Methodists resolve to allow officiating of same-sex unions, LGBT ordinationJuly 5, 2019United StatesGay rights, LGBTQ+, Religion, Same-sex marriageunited-statesminnesotagay-rights lgbtq religion same-sex-marriage
Nestle creates wrapper that degrades in the sea within six months
Nestle creates wrapper that degrades in the sea within six monthsJuly 5, 2019SwitzerlandCorporate responsibility, Ocean health, Plastic pollution, Sustainabilityswitzerlandcorporate-responsibility ocean-health plastic-pollution sustainability
New California budget offers two free years of community college
New California budget offers two free years of community collegeJuly 4, 2019
The Co-op Group commits to reducing GHG emissions 50% by 2025
The Co-op Group commits to reducing GHG emissions 50% by 2025July 4, 2019United KingdomClimate crisis, Corporate responsibility, Sustainabilityunited-kingdomclimate-crisis corporate-responsibility sustainability
New York City begins enforcing Styrofoam ban
New York City begins enforcing Styrofoam banJuly 3, 2019United StatesCircular economy and zero waste, Government, Sustainabilityunited-statesnew-yorkcircular-economy-and-zero-waste government sustainability
Scientists eliminate HIV in animal genome in historic first
Scientists eliminate HIV in animal genome in historic firstJuly 3, 2019United StatesDisease, Public health, Science & researchunited-statesnebraska pennsylvaniadisease public-health science-research
Lightyear unveils the world's first long-range solar car
Lightyear unveils the world’s first long-range solar carJuly 2, 2019The NetherlandsClean & renewable energy, Climate crisis, Sustainability, Transportationthe-netherlandsclean-renewable-energy climate-crisis sustainability transportation
Paris bans nearly 3 million vehicles during weekdays to curb pollution
Paris bans nearly 3 million vehicles during weekdays to curb pollutionJuly 2, 2019FranceGovernment, Pollution, Transportationfrancegovernment pollution transportation
Costs of building large-scale solar installations in India fell by 27 per cent in 2018
Costs of building large-scale solar installations in India fell by 27 per cent in 2018July 1, 2019IndiaClean & renewable energy, Climate crisis, Sustainability, Technologyindiaclean-renewable-energy climate-crisis sustainability technology
Illinois is expunging marijuana convictions from nearly 800,000 criminal records
Illinois is expunging marijuana convictions from nearly 800,000 criminal recordsJuly 1, 2019United StatesDrugs & Entheogens, Government, Prison justiceunited-statesillinoisdrugs-entheogens government prison-justice
Malaysia will decriminalize drug possession for personal use
Malaysia will decriminalize drug possession for personal useJune 28, 2019MalaysiaDrugs & Entheogens, Government, Mental health, Prison justicemalaysiadrugs-entheogens government mental-health prison-justice
One-sixth of global economy now under net zero commitments
One-sixth of global economy now under net zero commitmentsJune 28, 2019Clean & renewable energy, Climate crisis, International cooperation, Sustainabilityclean-renewable-energy climate-crisis international-cooperation sustainability
Child poverty in the United States falls to record low
Child poverty in the United States falls to record lowJune 27, 2019United StatesChild well-being, Povertyunited-stateschild-well-being poverty
UK businesses commit to remove eight €œproblem plastics€ by 2020
UK businesses commit to remove eight €œproblem plastics€ by 2020June 27, 2019United KingdomClimate crisis, Plastic pollution, Sustainabilityunited-kingdomclimate-crisis plastic-pollution sustainability
Kazakhstan writes off debts of more than 3 million citizens
Kazakhstan writes off debts of more than 3 million citizensJune 26, 2019KazakhstanEconomic inequality, Governmentkazakhstaneconomic-inequality government
Sydney declares state of emergency over climate crisis
Sydney declares state of emergency over climate crisisJune 26, 2019AustraliaClimate crisis, Governmentaustralianew-south-walesclimate-crisis government
Photo by Abbie Bernet on Unsplash
Ecuador legalizes same-sex marriageJune 25, 2019EcuadorGay rights, Government, LGBTQ+, Same-sex marriageecuadorgay-rights government lgbtq same-sex-marriage
Maine and Vermont ban plastic bags
Maine and Vermont ban plastic bagsJune 25, 2019United StatesClimate crisis, Government, Ocean health, Plastic pollution, Sustainabilityunited-statesmaine vermontclimate-crisis government ocean-health plastic-pollution sustainability
Estée Lauder signs onto pledge to end cosmetic animal testing
Estée Lauder signs onto pledge to end cosmetic animal testingJune 24, 2019United StatesAnimal rights, Corporate responsibilityunited-statesnew-yorkestee-lauder humane-society-internationalanimal-rights corporate-responsibility
Zero carbon electricity overtakes fossil fuels for first time in the UK
Zero carbon electricity overtakes fossil fuels for first time in the UKJune 24, 2019United KingdomClean & renewable energy, Climate crisis, Oil & Divestment, Sustainabilityunited-kingdomclean-renewable-energy climate-crisis oil-divestment sustainability
Canada passes legislation ending the import and export of shark fins
Canada passes legislation ending the import and export of shark finsJune 19, 2019CanadaConservation, Flora & fauna, Government, Ocean healthcanadaconservation flora-fauna government ocean-health
G20 agree to reduce marine plastic
G20 agree to reduce marine plasticJune 19, 2019Circular economy and zero waste, International cooperation, Plastic pollution, Sustainabilityg20circular-economy-and-zero-waste international-cooperation plastic-pollution sustainability
Nevada become first in the U.S. to ban employers from refusing to hire those who fail marijuana tests
Nevada become first in the U.S. to ban employers from refusing to hire those who fail marijuana testsJune 19, 2019United StatesDrugs & Entheogens, Government, Workers' rights & unionsunited-statesnevadadrugs-entheogens government workers-rights-unions
Pride flag flies over California Capitol for the first time
Pride flag flies over California Capitol for the first timeJune 19, 2019United StatesGay rights, Government, LGBTQ+united-statescaliforniagay-rights government lgbtq
Costa Rica bans use of Styrofoam containers
Costa Rica bans use of Styrofoam containersJune 18, 2019Costa RicaCircular economy and zero waste, Climate crisis, Government, Sustainabilitycosta-ricacircular-economy-and-zero-waste climate-crisis government sustainability
Global renewable energy industry now employs 11 million people
Global renewable energy industry now employs 11 million peopleJune 18, 2019Clean & renewable energy, Climate crisisclean-renewable-energy climate-crisis
Scientists make 'landmark' discovery synthesizing anti-cancer molecules found in sea sponges
Scientists make ‘landmark’ discovery synthesizing anti-cancer molecules found in sea spongesJune 18, 2019Japan, United StatesDisease, Flora & fauna, Public health, Science & researchjapan united-statesmassachusettsharvard-universitydisease flora-fauna public-health science-research
Beijing opens new bicycle expressway
Beijing opens new bicycle expresswayJune 17, 2019ChinaGovernment, Transportationchinagovernment transportation
California becomes the first in the U.S. to expand health coverage to undocumented residents
California becomes the first in the U.S. to expand health coverage to undocumented residentsJune 17, 2019United StatesGovernment, Health care, Migration & Settlement, Public healthunited-statescaliforniagovernment health-care migration-settlement public-health
Mystery of why arteries harden may have been solved, say scientists
Mystery of why arteries harden may have been solved, say scientistsJune 17, 2019United KingdomPublic health, Science & researchunited-kingdompublic-health science-research
Canada to ban single-use plastic as early as 2021
Canada to ban single-use plastic as early as 2021June 14, 2019CanadaClimate crisis, Government, Ocean health, Plastic pollution, Sustainabilitycanadaclimate-crisis government ocean-health plastic-pollution sustainability
Target commits to 100% domestic renewable electricity target by 2030
Target commits to 100% domestic renewable electricity target by 2030June 14, 2019United StatesClean & renewable energy, Climate crisis, Corporate responsibility, Sustainabilityunited-statestargetclean-renewable-energy climate-crisis corporate-responsibility sustainability
New York City becomes first city in the United States to invest in female musicians
New York City becomes first city in the United States to invest in female musiciansJune 13, 2019United StatesArt & Entertainment, Government, Women's rightsunited-statesnew-yorkart-entertainment government womens-rights
Vietnam to install 1 Gigawatt of onshore wind power installed by 2021
Vietnam to install 1 Gigawatt of onshore wind power installed by 2021June 13, 2019VietnamClean & renewable energy, Climate crisis, Sustainabilityvietnamclean-renewable-energy climate-crisis sustainability
UK government commits to reduce carbon emissions to net zero by 2050
UK government commits to reduce carbon emissions to net zero by 2050June 12, 2019United KingdomClimate crisis, Government, Pollution, Sustainabilityunited-kingdomclimate-crisis government pollution sustainability
Washington State becomes first in the United States to allow human composting
Washington State becomes first in the United States to allow human compostingJune 12, 2019United StatesClimate crisis, Death & Grief, Sustainabilityunited-stateswashington-stateclimate-crisis death-grief sustainability
Photo by NeONBRAND on Unsplash
Canada bans the captivity and breeding of orcas, dolphins and other whalesJune 11, 2019CanadaAnimal rights, Flora & fauna, Governmentcanadaanimal-rights flora-fauna government
Judges in Botswana unanimously rule to decriminalize homosexuality
Judges in Botswana unanimously rule to decriminalize homosexualityJune 11, 2019BotswanaGay rights, Government, LGBTQ+botswanagay-rights government lgbtq
Barclays commits to 100% renewable energy by 2030
Barclays commits to 100% renewable energy by 2030June 10, 2019United KingdomClean & renewable energy, Climate crisis, Corporate responsibility, Finance, Sustainabilityunited-kingdombarclaysclean-renewable-energy climate-crisis corporate-responsibility finance sustainability
Michael Bloomberg launches $500 million campaign to end coal
Michael Bloomberg launches $500 million campaign to end coalJune 10, 2019United StatesClimate crisis, No coal, Philanthropy, Sustainabilityunited-statesnew-yorkclimate-crisis no-coal philanthropy sustainability
Canary Wharf is now the world's first plastic free commercial center
Canary Wharf is now the world’s first plastic free commercial centerJune 7, 2019United KingdomClimate crisis, Ocean health, Plastic pollution, Responsible sourcing & consumptionunited-kingdomclimate-crisis ocean-health plastic-pollution responsible-sourcing-consumption
Photo by Dominik Vanyi on Unsplash
Chile to close 8 coal plants by 2024, phase out coal entirely by 2040June 7, 2019ChileClean & renewable energy, Climate crisis, Government, No coalchileclean-renewable-energy climate-crisis government no-coal
Oakland in California decriminalizes magic mushrooms and peyote
Oakland in California decriminalizes magic mushrooms and peyoteJune 6, 2019United StatesDrugs & Entheogens, Government, Prison justiceunited-statescaliforniadrugs-entheogens government prison-justice
Canada launches Climate Action Incentive Fund
Canada launches Climate Action Incentive FundJune 5, 2019CanadaClean & renewable energy, Climate crisis, Government, Sustainabilitycanadaclean-renewable-energy climate-crisis government sustainability
Photo by Andrew Spencer on Unsplash
Indian state Madhya Pradesh breaks Guinness World Record, plants 66 million trees in just 12 hoursJune 5, 2019IndiaClimate crisis, Environment, Flora & faunaindiamadhya-pradeshclimate-crisis environment flora-fauna
Thousands of Japanese women join campaign to ban workplace high heel requirements
Thousands of Japanese women join campaign to ban workplace high heel requirementsJune 5, 2019JapanActivism & Protests, Women's rightsjapanactivism-protests womens-rights
Mexico City drops gender-specific school uniforms
Mexico City drops gender-specific school uniformsJune 4, 2019MexicoEducation, Gender, Governmentmexicostate-of-mexicoeducation gender government
The world's largest offshore wind farm just came online off the shores of Britain
The world’s largest offshore wind farm just came online off the shores of BritainJune 4, 2019United KingdomClean & renewable energy, Climate crisis, Sustainabilityunited-kingdomclean-renewable-energy climate-crisis sustainability
Democratic Republic of Congo completes its first peaceful transfer of power
Democratic Republic of Congo completes its first peaceful transfer of powerJune 3, 2019Democratic Republic of CongoDemocracy, Elections, Government, Peacedemocratic-republic-of-congodemocracy elections government peace
Finland commits to be carbon neutral by 2035
Finland commits to be carbon neutral by 2035June 3, 2019FinlandClean & renewable energy, Climate crisis, Government, Sustainabilityfinlandclean-renewable-energy climate-crisis government sustainability
Illinois to legalize marijuana sales, expunge criminal records for pot crimes
Illinois to legalize marijuana sales, expunge criminal records for pot crimesJune 1, 2019United StatesDrugs & Entheogens, Government, Mental health, Prison justiceunited-statesillinoisdrugs-entheogens government mental-health prison-justice
'Humanity' added as a religion option on Kolkata college admissions forms
‘Humanity’ added as a religion option on Kolkata college admissions formsMay 31, 2019IndiaEducation, International cooperation, Religionindiaeducation international-cooperation religion
UK creates €œBlue Belt€ marine protected area twice the size of England
UK creates €œBlue Belt€ marine protected area twice the size of EnglandMay 31, 2019United KingdomEnvironment, Government, Ocean healthunited-kingdomenvironment government ocean-health
EU and Bill Gates launch ‚¬100m clean energy innovation fund
EU and Bill Gates launch ‚¬100m clean energy innovation fundMay 30, 2019Clean & renewable energy, Climate crisis, Finance, International cooperationeuropean-investment-bankclean-renewable-energy climate-crisis finance international-cooperation
New Zealand 'wellbeing' budget focuses resources on vulnerable populations
New Zealand ‘wellbeing’ budget focuses resources on vulnerable populationsMay 30, 2019New ZealandGovernment, Mental health, Poverty, Sexual assaultnew-zealandgovernment mental-health poverty sexual-assault
Colorado governor signs bill €œdefelonizing€ single-use drug possession
Colorado governor signs bill €œdefelonizing€ single-use drug possessionMay 29, 2019United StatesDrugs & Entheogens, Government, Prison justiceunited-statescoloradodrugs-entheogens government prison-justice
Philippines passes law requiring students to plant 10 trees to graduate
Philippines passes law requiring students to plant 10 trees to graduateMay 29, 2019The PhilippinesEducation, Flora & fauna, Forests, Governmentthe-philippineseducation flora-fauna forests government
34 black women graduate from West Point, in the most diverse class ever
34 black women graduate from West Point, in the most diverse class everMay 28, 2019United StatesGovernment, Military, Racial justiceunited-statesnew-yorku-s-militarygovernment military racial-justice
Brazil's top court votes to make homophobia and transphobia crimes
Brazil’s top court votes to make homophobia and transphobia crimesMay 28, 2019BrazilGay rights, Government, LGBTQ+, Transgender rightsbrazilgay-rights government lgbtq transgender-rights
52% Of Canadians likely to buy an electrified vehicle within 5 years
52% Of Canadians likely to buy an electrified vehicle within 5 yearsMay 27, 2019CanadaClimate crisis, Transportationcanadaclimate-crisis transportation
California lawmakers approve bill to give workers full pay for family leave
California lawmakers approve bill to give workers full pay for family leaveMay 27, 2019United StatesEconomic inequality, Government, Parentingunited-statescaliforniaeconomic-inequality government parenting
World Health Organization removes transgender from list of mental disorders
World Health Organization removes transgender from list of mental disordersMay 27, 2019LGBTQ+, Transgender rightsworld-health-organizationlgbtq transgender-rights
Atlanta to create United States's largest food forest for public
Atlanta to create United States’s largest food forest for publicMay 24, 2019United StatesEnvironment, Food & diet, Government, Povertyunited-statesgeorgiaenvironment food-diet government poverty
Colorado becomes first state in the United States to cap price of insulin
Colorado becomes first state in the United States to cap price of insulinMay 24, 2019United StatesDisease, Government, Medicine, Public healthunited-statescoloradodisease government medicine public-health
India begins launching "pink booths" to encourage female voting
India begins launching “pink booths” to encourage female votingMay 23, 2019IndiaElections, Government, Women's rightsindiaelections government womens-rights
Child and teen deaths worldwide fall by 50% from 1990 to 2017
Child and teen deaths worldwide fall by 50% from 1990 to 2017May 22, 2019Child well-being, Disease, International cooperation, Povertychild-well-being disease international-cooperation poverty
Nevada convenes the United States' first ever majority-female state legislature
Nevada convenes the United States’ first ever majority-female state legislatureMay 22, 2019United StatesGovernment, Sexual assault, Women's rightsunited-statesnevadagovernment sexual-assault womens-rights
UK government announces ban on all plastic straws, cotton buds and drink stirrers
UK government announces ban on all plastic straws, cotton buds and drink stirrersMay 22, 2019United KingdomCircular economy and zero waste, Government, Plastic pollution, Sustainabilityunited-kingdomcircular-economy-and-zero-waste government plastic-pollution sustainability
Morrisons to become first UK supermarket to offer plastic-free fruit and vegetables
Morrisons to become first UK supermarket to offer plastic-free fruit and vegetablesMay 21, 2019United KingdomCircular economy and zero waste, Corporate responsibility, Plastic pollution, Sustainabilityunited-kingdomcircular-economy-and-zero-waste corporate-responsibility plastic-pollution sustainability
Study finds CBD effective in treating heroin addiction
Study finds CBD effective in treating heroin addictionMay 21, 2019United StatesDrugs & Entheogens, Mental health, Science & researchunited-statesdrugs-entheogens mental-health science-research
India projected to surpass Paris Agreement clean energy commitment
India projected to surpass Paris Agreement clean energy commitmentMay 20, 2019IndiaClean & renewable energy, Climate crisis, Government, Paris Agreementindiaclean-renewable-energy climate-crisis government paris-agreement
World Bank announces ‚¬1.5 billion sustainable development bond
World Bank announces ‚¬1.5 billion sustainable development bondMay 20, 2019Finance, International cooperation, Sustainable Development Goalsworld-bankfinance international-cooperation sustainable-development-goals
Connecticut passes $15 minimum wage
Connecticut passes $15 minimum wageMay 18, 2019United StatesEconomic inequality, Government, Minimum wageunited-statesconnecticuteconomic-inequality government minimum-wage
Ecuador Amazon tribe win first victory against oil companies
Ecuador Amazon tribe win first victory against oil companiesMay 17, 2019EcuadorClimate crisis, Conservation, Indigenous rights, Oil & Divestmentecuadorclimate-crisis conservation indigenous-rights oil-divestment
Taiwan legalizes same-sex marriage in historic first for Asia
Taiwan legalizes same-sex marriage in historic first for AsiaMay 17, 2019TaiwanGay rights, Government, LGBTQ+, Same-sex marriagetaiwangay-rights government lgbtq same-sex-marriage
Glasgow commits to be UK's first net-zero city
Glasgow commits to be UK’s first net-zero cityMay 16, 2019Scotland, United KingdomClean & renewable energy, Climate crisis, Government, Sustainabilityscotland united-kingdomclean-renewable-energy climate-crisis government sustainability
Global investment in coal tumbles by 75% in three years
Global investment in coal tumbles by 75% in three yearsMay 16, 2019Climate crisis, No coal, Sustainabilityinternational-energy-agencyclimate-crisis no-coal sustainability
187 nations signed a UN plastics waste protocol
187 nations signed a UN plastics waste protocolMay 15, 2019Circular economy and zero waste, Climate crisis, International cooperation, Plastic pollution, Sustainabilityunited-nationscircular-economy-and-zero-waste climate-crisis international-cooperation plastic-pollution sustainability
Tanzania bans the use of plastic bags
Tanzania bans the use of plastic bagsMay 15, 2019TanzaniaClimate crisis, Government, Ocean health, Plastic pollution, Sustainabilitytanzaniaclimate-crisis government ocean-health plastic-pollution sustainability
Germany tests its first 'electric highway' for trucks
Germany tests its first ‘electric highway’ for trucksMay 14, 2019GermanyClimate crisis, Sustainability, Technology, Transportationgermanyclimate-crisis sustainability technology transportation
World Data Lab projects Kenya to eradicate extreme poverty by 2032
World Data Lab projects Kenya to eradicate extreme poverty by 2032May 14, 2019KenyaPoverty, Sustainable Development Goalskenyapoverty sustainable-development-goals
Residential solar booming in Australia: Q1 installations up 46% from 2018
Residential solar booming in Australia: Q1 installations up 46% from 2018May 13, 2019AustraliaClean & renewable energy, Climate crisis, Sustainabilityaustraliaclean-renewable-energy climate-crisis sustainability
Scientists claim to have created an environmentally friendly alternative to Styrofoam
Scientists claim to have created an environmentally friendly alternative to StyrofoamMay 13, 2019United StatesCircular economy and zero waste, Climate crisis, Science & research, Technologyunited-stateswashington-statewashington-state-universitycircular-economy-and-zero-waste climate-crisis science-research technology
Bosch pledges to be carbon neutral by 2020
Bosch pledges to be carbon neutral by 2020May 10, 2019GermanyClean & renewable energy, Climate crisis, Sustainabilitygermanyboschclean-renewable-energy climate-crisis sustainability
North Dakota becomes 25th U.S. state to decriminalize marijuana
North Dakota becomes 25th U.S. state to decriminalize marijuanaMay 10, 2019United StatesDrugs & Entheogens, Government, Prison justiceunited-statesnorth-dakotadrugs-entheogens government prison-justice
Denver voters approve decriminalizing "magic mushrooms"
Denver voters approve decriminalizing “magic mushrooms”May 9, 2019United StatesDrugs & Entheogens, Elections, Mental healthunited-statescoloradodrugs-entheogens elections mental-health
Scientists invent 100% recyclable plastic
Scientists invent 100% recyclable plasticMay 9, 2019United StatesCircular economy and zero waste, Government, Science & research, Technologyunited-statescaliforniau-s-department-of-energy university-of-californiacircular-economy-and-zero-waste government science-research technology
Streets of Accra, Ghana
Ghana marks 10 years of polio-free statusMay 8, 2019GhanaDisease, Public healthghanadisease public-health
Several entrepreneurs pursuing carbon capture technology that produces carbon-neutral fuel
Several entrepreneurs pursuing carbon capture technology that produces carbon-neutral fuelMay 8, 2019United StatesCircular economy and zero waste, Clean & renewable energy, Climate crisis, Corporate responsibility, Sustainability, Transportationunited-statescaliforniacircular-economy-and-zero-waste clean-renewable-energy climate-crisis corporate-responsibility sustainability transportation
Los Angeles launches its own Green New Deal to go carbon-neutral by 2050
Los Angeles launches its own Green New Deal to go carbon-neutral by 2050May 7, 2019United StatesCircular economy and zero waste, Clean & renewable energy, Climate crisis, Government, Sustainabilityunited-statescaliforniacircular-economy-and-zero-waste clean-renewable-energy climate-crisis government sustainability
Selfridges announces own-brand food is now palm oil free
Selfridges announces own-brand food is now palm oil freeMay 7, 2019United KingdomConservation, Corporate responsibility, Environment, Sustainabilityunited-kingdomselfridgesconservation corporate-responsibility environment sustainability
Mexico plans to legalize cannabis by October 2019
Mexico plans to legalize cannabis by October 2019May 6, 2019MexicoDrugs & Entheogens, Government, Mental healthmexicodrugs-entheogens government mental-health
Ohio congressional map is illegal gerrymander, federal court rules
Ohio congressional map is illegal gerrymander, federal court rulesMay 5, 2019United StatesDemocracy, Elections, Governmentunited-statesohiodemocracy elections government
Photo by Nicole Harrington on Unsplash
Minnesota governor signs bill to make marital rape illegalMay 3, 2019United StatesGovernment, Women's rightsunited-statesminnesotagovernment womens-rights
Researchers find cure for the fatal sting of the world's most venomous creature
Researchers find cure for the fatal sting of the world’s most venomous creatureMay 3, 2019AustraliaPublic health, Science & researchaustraliauniversity-of-sydneypublic-health science-research
America's renewable energy set to surpass coal for the first month ever in April 2019
America’s renewable energy set to surpass coal for the first month ever in April 2019May 2, 2019United StatesClean & renewable energy, Climate crisis, No coal, Sustainabilityunited-statesclean-renewable-energy climate-crisis no-coal sustainability
Maine becomes the first state to ban Styrofoam
Maine becomes the first state to ban StyrofoamMay 2, 2019United StatesCircular economy and zero waste, Government, Sustainabilityunited-statesmainecircular-economy-and-zero-waste government sustainability
China reassigns 60,000 soldiers to plant trees in bid to fight pollution
China reassigns 60,000 soldiers to plant trees in bid to fight pollutionMay 1, 2019ChinaClimate crisis, Environment, Forests, Government, Military, Pollutionchinaclimate-crisis environment forests government military pollution
RWE abandons all present & future coal plans
RWE abandons all present & future coal plansMay 1, 2019GermanyClean & renewable energy, Climate crisis, Corporate responsibility, No coal, Sustainabilitygermanyrweclean-renewable-energy climate-crisis corporate-responsibility no-coal sustainability
Nearly two thirds of British public want government action on the climate emergency
Nearly two thirds of British public want government action on the climate emergencyApril 30, 2019United KingdomClimate crisis, Governmentunited-kingdomgreenpeaceclimate-crisis government
U.S. wind development pipeline grew by 6 gigawatts in first quarter of 2019
U.S. wind development pipeline grew by 6 gigawatts in first quarter of 2019April 30, 2019United StatesClean & renewable energy, Climate crisis, Sustainabilityunited-statesclean-renewable-energy climate-crisis sustainability
Canada bans deep-sea mining, oil and gas drilling in marine protected areas
Canada bans deep-sea mining, oil and gas drilling in marine protected areasApril 29, 2019CanadaEnvironment, Government, Ocean health, Oil & Divestmentcanadaenvironment government ocean-health oil-divestment
Seaweed pouches will replace thousands of plastic bottles at the London marathon
Seaweed pouches will replace thousands of plastic bottles at the London marathonApril 29, 2019United KingdomAthletics & sport, Circular economy and zero waste, Climate crisis, Plastic pollution, Technologyunited-kingdomathletics-sport circular-economy-and-zero-waste climate-crisis plastic-pollution technology
New York City passes bill requiring green roofs on new buildings
New York City passes bill requiring green roofs on new buildingsApril 26, 2019United StatesClimate crisis, Government, Sustainabilityunited-statesnew-yorkclimate-crisis government sustainability
Brazilian couple plant 4 million trees in 20 years to restore a destroyed forest
Brazilian couple plant 4 million trees in 20 years to restore a destroyed forestApril 25, 2019BrazilClimate crisis, Conservation, Environment, Forestsbrazilclimate-crisis conservation environment forests
Pharmaceutical executives in the United States charged for role in opioid epidemic for the first time ever
Pharmaceutical executives in the United States charged for role in opioid epidemic for the first time everApril 25, 2019United StatesDrugs & Entheogens, Government, Public healthunited-statesu-s-department-of-justicedrugs-entheogens government public-health
Puerto Rico to shut down all coal-burning power plants by 2020
Puerto Rico to shut down all coal-burning power plants by 2020April 24, 2019United StatesClimate crisis, Government, No coal, Sustainabilityunited-statespuerto-ricoclimate-crisis government no-coal sustainability
Verizon commits to going carbon neutral by 2035
Verizon commits to going carbon neutral by 2035April 24, 2019United StatesClean & renewable energy, Climate crisis, Corporate responsibility, Sustainabilityunited-statesverizonclean-renewable-energy climate-crisis corporate-responsibility sustainability
Chicago becomes the largest US city to commit to 100% clean energy
Chicago becomes the largest US city to commit to 100% clean energyApril 23, 2019United StatesClean & renewable energy, Climate crisis, Government, Sustainabilityunited-statesillinoisclean-renewable-energy climate-crisis government sustainability
UK breaks coal-free power record over bank holiday weekend
UK breaks coal-free power record over bank holiday weekendApril 23, 2019United KingdomClean & renewable energy, Climate crisis, No coal, Sustainabilityunited-kingdomclean-renewable-energy climate-crisis no-coal sustainability
Canada iZEV electric car incentive program begins May 1
Canada iZEV electric car incentive program begins May 1April 22, 2019CanadaClimate crisis, Government, Sustainability, Transportationcanadaclimate-crisis government sustainability transportation
World Surf League will now award equal pay to men and women athletes
World Surf League will now award equal pay to men and women athletesApril 22, 2019AustraliaAthletics & sport, Women's rightsaustraliaathletics-sport womens-rights
European wind energy industry invested €65 billion in 2018
European wind energy industry invested €65 billion in 2018April 19, 2019Clean & renewable energy, Climate crisis, Sustainabilityclean-renewable-energy climate-crisis sustainability
Navajo Nation embraces renewable energy as era of coal power ends
Navajo Nation embraces renewable energy as era of coal power endsApril 19, 2019Clean & renewable energy, Climate crisis, Democracy, Indigenous rightsnavajo-nationclean-renewable-energy climate-crisis democracy indigenous-rights
Johnny Cash and Daisy Bates to replace Confederate and Jim Crow era statues on Capitol Hill
Johnny Cash and Daisy Bates to replace Confederate and Jim Crow era statues on Capitol HillApril 18, 2019United StatesGovernment, Racial justiceunited-statesdistrict-of-columbiagovernment racial-justice
New research suggests MDMA lets PTSD victims form new bonds and memories to overcome trauma
New research suggests MDMA lets PTSD victims form new bonds and memories to overcome traumaApril 18, 2019United StatesDrugs & Entheogens, Medicine, Mental health, Militaryunited-statesmarylandjohns-hopkins-universitydrugs-entheogens medicine mental-health military
Arbor Day Foundation launches 100 million tree-planting initiative
Arbor Day Foundation launches 100 million tree-planting initiativeApril 17, 2019United StatesClimate crisis, Conservation, Environment, Forests, Sustainabilityunited-statesnebraskaclimate-crisis conservation environment forests sustainability
Inexpensive 'first-of-its-kind' device can generate electricity from snowfall
Inexpensive ‘first-of-its-kind’ device can generate electricity from snowfallApril 17, 2019United StatesClean & renewable energy, Climate crisis, Science & research, Sustainability, Technologyunited-statescaliforniauniversity-of-californiaclean-renewable-energy climate-crisis science-research sustainability technology
6,034 Amazon employees demand company climate change plan
6,034 Amazon employees demand company climate change planApril 16, 2019United StatesActivism & Protests, Climate crisis, Corporate responsibility, Sustainabilityunited-statesamazonactivism-protests climate-crisis corporate-responsibility sustainability
Diageo to remove plastic packaging from Guinness multipacks
Diageo to remove plastic packaging from Guinness multipacksApril 16, 2019Ireland, United KingdomCircular economy and zero waste, Corporate responsibility, Plastic pollutionireland united-kingdomdiageocircular-economy-and-zero-waste corporate-responsibility plastic-pollution
Global cost of batteries drops 35% in 2018, paving the way for faster transition to low-carbon energy
Global cost of batteries drops 35% in 2018, paving the way for faster transition to low-carbon energyApril 16, 2019Clean & renewable energy, Climate crisis, Sustainability, Technologyclean-renewable-energy climate-crisis sustainability technology
Morehouse College, the nation's only black all-male college, will begin admitting transgender students in 2020
Morehouse College, the nation’s only black all-male college, will begin admitting transgender students in 2020April 16, 2019United StatesEducation, LGBTQ+, Transgender rightsunited-statesgeorgiamorehouse-collegeeducation lgbtq transgender-rights
Bank of America commits $300 billion to sustainable finance by 2030
Bank of America commits $300 billion to sustainable finance by 2030April 12, 2019United StatesClean & renewable energy, Corporate responsibility, Finance, Sustainabilityunited-statesbank-of-americaclean-renewable-energy corporate-responsibility finance sustainability
In major shift, Mormon Church reverses anti-LGBT policies
In major shift, Mormon Church reverses anti-LGBT policiesApril 12, 2019United StatesLGBTQ+, Religion, Same-sex marriageunited-statesutahlgbtq religion same-sex-marriage
China's electric vehicle sales grow 118% year on year and fossil sales fall 13% in Q1 2019
China’s electric vehicle sales grow 118% year on year and fossil sales fall 13% in Q1 2019April 11, 2019ChinaClimate crisis, Oil & Divestment, Sustainability, Transportationchinaclimate-crisis oil-divestment sustainability transportation
Over 1 million gardeners have united to create global network of greenery that nourishes bees and butterflies
Over 1 million gardeners have united to create global network of greenery that nourishes bees and butterfliesApril 11, 2019Conservation, International cooperationconservation international-cooperation
Astronomers capture first-ever image of a black hole
Astronomers capture first-ever image of a black holeApril 10, 2019Astronomy & Space Exploration, International cooperationastronomy-space-exploration international-cooperation
Global solar PV market expected to see 25% growth in 2019
Global solar PV market expected to see 25% growth in 2019April 10, 2019Clean & renewable energy, Climate crisis, Sustainabilityclean-renewable-energy climate-crisis sustainability
One-third of world's power plant capacity is now renewable
One-third of world’s power plant capacity is now renewableApril 9, 2019Clean & renewable energy, Climate crisis, Sustainabilityclean-renewable-energy climate-crisis sustainability
Sikhs aim to plant million trees as 'gift to the planet'
Sikhs aim to plant million trees as ‘gift to the planet’April 9, 2019IndiaClimate crisis, Environment, Forests, Religionindiaclimate-crisis environment forests religion
World's first' Ultra Low Emission Zone comes into force in London
World’s first’ Ultra Low Emission Zone comes into force in LondonApril 8, 2019United KingdomClimate crisis, Government, Sustainability, Transportationunited-kingdomclimate-crisis government sustainability transportation
Last fur farm in Germany shuts down
Last fur farm in Germany shuts downApril 8, 2019GermanyAnimal rights, Governmentgermanyanimal-rights government
Bali bans single-use plastics
Bali bans single-use plasticsApril 5, 2019IndonesiaCircular economy and zero waste, Climate crisis, Ocean health, Plastic pollution, Sustainabilityindonesiabalicircular-economy-and-zero-waste climate-crisis ocean-health plastic-pollution sustainability
Swiss startup Innolith claims 1000 Wh/kg battery technology breakthrough
Swiss startup Innolith claims 1000 Wh/kg battery technology breakthroughApril 5, 2019SwitzerlandClimate crisis, Science & research, Sustainability, Technology, Transportationswitzerlandclimate-crisis science-research sustainability technology transportation
China to ban all variants of fentanyl
China to ban all variants of fentanylApril 4, 2019ChinaDrugs & Entheogens, Government, International cooperation, Public health, Tradechinadrugs-entheogens government international-cooperation public-health trade
HPV vaccine linked to 'dramatic' drop in cervical disease in Scotland
HPV vaccine linked to ‘dramatic’ drop in cervical disease in ScotlandApril 4, 2019Scotland, United KingdomDisease, Public health, Science & researchscotland united-kingdomdisease public-health science-research
70% of the materials used to make IKEA products during 2018 were either renewable or recycled
70% of the materials used to make IKEA products during 2018 were either renewable or recycledApril 3, 2019SwedenCorporate responsibility, Sustainabilityswedenikeacorporate-responsibility sustainability
Chicago makes history electing Lori Lightfoot as first black woman mayor
Chicago makes history electing Lori Lightfoot as first black woman mayorApril 3, 2019United StatesGay rights, Government, LGBTQ+, Racial justiceunited-statesillinoisgay-rights government lgbtq racial-justice
Sanitation coverage in India hits 99%, up 60% in 5 years
Sanitation coverage in India hits 99%, up 60% in 5 yearsApril 3, 2019IndiaDrinking water; sanitation &hygiene (WASH), Government, Public healthindiadrinking-water-sanitation-and-hygiene-wash government public-health
Sydney announces 100% renewable energy by 2050 target
Sydney announces 100% renewable energy by 2050 targetApril 3, 2019AustraliaClean & renewable energy, Climate crisis, Government, Sustainabilityaustraliaclean-renewable-energy climate-crisis government sustainability
Germany awards 505 MW in first ever large-scale solar PV tender
Germany awards 505 MW in first ever large-scale solar PV tenderApril 2, 2019GermanyClean & renewable energy, Climate crisis, Government, Sustainabilitygermanyclean-renewable-energy climate-crisis government sustainability
New York becomes second U.S. state to ban plastic bags
New York becomes second U.S. state to ban plastic bagsApril 2, 2019United StatesCircular economy and zero waste, Government, Plastic pollution, Sustainabilityunited-statesnew-yorkcircular-economy-and-zero-waste government plastic-pollution sustainability
Maryland becomes the sixth U.S. state to raise the minimum wage to $15
Maryland becomes the sixth U.S. state to raise the minimum wage to $15March 29, 2019United StatesEconomic inequality, Government, Minimum wageunited-statesmarylandeconomic-inequality government minimum-wage
UK greenhouse gas emissions fell by 3% in 2018
UK greenhouse gas emissions fell by 3% in 2018March 29, 2019United KingdomClimate crisis, Sustainabilityunited-kingdomclimate-crisis sustainability
England's Chester becomes the world's first 'Sustainable Palm Oil City'
England’s Chester becomes the world’s first ‘Sustainable Palm Oil City’March 28, 2019EnglandConservation, Corporate responsibility, Responsible sourcing & consumption, Sustainabilityenglandconservation corporate-responsibility responsible-sourcing-consumption sustainability
Puerto Rico bans gay and transgender conversion therapy for minors
Puerto Rico bans gay and transgender conversion therapy for minorsMarch 28, 2019United StatesGay rights, Government, LGBTQ+, Public health, Transgender rightsunited-statespuerto-ricogay-rights government lgbtq public-health transgender-rights
New Jersey legalizes medically assisted suicide for the terminally ill
New Jersey legalizes medically assisted suicide for the terminally illMarch 27, 2019United StatesDeath & Grief, Government, Public healthunited-statesnew-jerseydeath-grief government public-health
Puerto Rico passes 100% renewable energy by 2050 legislation
Puerto Rico passes 100% renewable energy by 2050 legislationMarch 27, 2019United StatesClean & renewable energy, Climate crisis, Government, Sustainabilityunited-statespuerto-ricoclean-renewable-energy climate-crisis government sustainability
Photo by Antonio Garcia on Unsplash
Saudi Arabia planning 2.6 gigawatt solar project near MeccaMarch 26, 2019Saudi ArabiaClean & renewable energy, Climate crisis, Sustainabilitysaudi-arabiaclean-renewable-energy climate-crisis sustainability
World Bank commits $22.5 billion more to Africa for climate change
World Bank commits $22.5 billion more to Africa for climate changeMarch 26, 2019Clean & renewable energy, Climate crisis, Finance, International cooperation, Sustainabilityworld-bankclean-renewable-energy climate-crisis finance international-cooperation sustainability
74% of U.S. coal production is now more expensive than renewables
74% of U.S. coal production is now more expensive than renewablesMarch 25, 2019United StatesClean & renewable energy, Climate crisis, No coal, Sustainabilityunited-statesclean-renewable-energy climate-crisis no-coal sustainability
Finnish innovation boosts EV battery recycling rate to over 80%
Finnish innovation boosts EV battery recycling rate to over 80%March 25, 2019FinlandCircular economy and zero waste, Technology, Transportationfinlandcircular-economy-and-zero-waste technology transportation
New Mexico is the third state in the U.S. to legally require 100% carbon-free electricity
New Mexico is the third state in the U.S. to legally require 100% carbon-free electricityMarch 21, 2019United StatesClean & renewable energy, Climate crisis, Government, Sustainabilityunited-statesnew-mexicoclean-renewable-energy climate-crisis government sustainability
U.S. FDA approves first ever treatment for postpartum depression
U.S. FDA approves first ever treatment for postpartum depressionMarch 21, 2019United StatesMedicine, Mental health, Parenting, Women's rightsunited-statesu-s-food-and-drug-administrationmedicine mental-health parenting womens-rights
Karen Uhlenbeck becomes first woman ever to win prestigious Abel Prize for mathematics
Karen Uhlenbeck becomes first woman ever to win prestigious Abel Prize for mathematicsMarch 20, 2019Norway, United StatesNumbers & math, Women's rightsnorway united-statesnorwegian-academy-of-science-and-letters university-of-texasnumbers-math womens-rights
UV-LED water purification partnership to save 6 billion water bottles from landfills in the Philippines
UV-LED water purification partnership to save 6 billion water bottles from landfills in the PhilippinesMarch 20, 2019The PhilippinesCircular economy and zero waste, Drinking water; sanitation &hygiene (WASH), International cooperation, Plastic pollutionthe-philippinescircular-economy-and-zero-waste drinking-water-sanitation-and-hygiene-wash international-cooperation plastic-pollution
Over 1 million students from around the world walk out of schools to strike for climate action
Over 1 million students from around the world walk out of schools to strike for climate actionMarch 19, 2019Activism & Protests, Climate crisis, International cooperation, Youth & student movementsactivism-protests climate-crisis international-cooperation youth-student-movements
The European Investment Bank and Palestine Investment Fund offer $18 million for school solar projects in Palestine
The European Investment Bank and Palestine Investment Fund offer $18 million for school solar projects in PalestineMarch 19, 2019PalestineClean & renewable energy, Climate crisis, Education, Finance, International cooperation, Sustainabilitypalestineeuropean-investment-bankclean-renewable-energy climate-crisis education finance international-cooperation sustainability
Trader Joe's plans to cut 1 million pounds of plastic
Trader Joe’s plans to cut 1 million pounds of plasticMarch 18, 2019United StatesActivism & Protests, Corporate responsibility, Plastic pollution, Sustainabilityunited-statestrader-joesactivism-protests corporate-responsibility plastic-pollution sustainability
#TrashTag viral internet challenge is spurring people around the world to pick up tons of trash
#TrashTag viral internet challenge is spurring people around the world to pick up tons of trashMarch 15, 2019Circular economy and zero waste, International cooperation, Sustainabilitycircular-economy-and-zero-waste international-cooperation sustainability
UK Government announces end of fossil fuel heating systems in new houses from 2025
UK Government announces end of fossil fuel heating systems in new houses from 2025March 15, 2019United KingdomClean & renewable energy, Climate crisis, Government, Sustainabilityunited-kingdomclean-renewable-energy climate-crisis government sustainability
Norway is starting the world's biggest divestment in oil and gas
Norway is starting the world’s biggest divestment in oil and gasMarch 14, 2019NorwayClean & renewable energy, Climate crisis, Finance, Oil & Divestment, Sustainabilitynorwaynorways-government-pension-fund-globalclean-renewable-energy climate-crisis finance oil-divestment sustainability
World Bank approves $185 million for renewable energy in Bangladesh
World Bank approves $185 million for renewable energy in BangladeshMarch 14, 2019BangladeshClean & renewable energy, Climate crisis, International cooperation, Sustainabilitybangladeshclean-renewable-energy climate-crisis international-cooperation sustainability
Lake Region Electric Cooperative in Minnesota launches first-of-its-kind solar-wind hybrid renewable energy plant
Lake Region Electric Cooperative in Minnesota launches first-of-its-kind solar-wind hybrid renewable energy plantMarch 13, 2019United StatesClean & renewable energy, Climate crisis, Cooperatives, Sustainability, Technologyunited-statesminnesotaclean-renewable-energy climate-crisis cooperatives sustainability technology
Prices of nearly 400 anti-cancer drugs in India slashed by up to 87%
Prices of nearly 400 anti-cancer drugs in India slashed by up to 87%March 13, 2019IndiaGovernment, Medicine, Public healthindiagovernment medicine public-health
Landmark study finds tackling inequality is key to realizing UN Sustainable Development Goals
Landmark study finds tackling inequality is key to realizing UN Sustainable Development GoalsMarch 12, 2019ScotlandEconomic inequality, Science & research, Sustainable Development Goalsscotlanduniversity-of-aberdeeneconomic-inequality science-research sustainable-development-goals
The largest dairy producer in Scandinavia pledges to carbon net zero by 2050
The largest dairy producer in Scandinavia pledges to carbon net zero by 2050March 12, 2019DenmarkClimate crisis, Corporate responsibility, Food & diet, Sustainabilitydenmarkarla-foodsclimate-crisis corporate-responsibility food-diet sustainability
Australia adding one mega-solar project per month
Australia adding one mega-solar project per monthMarch 11, 2019AustraliaClean & renewable energy, Climate crisis, Sustainabilityaustraliaclean-renewable-energy climate-crisis sustainability
In 'world first', blind people in Scotland have vision restored thanks to stem cells
In ‘world first’, blind people in Scotland have vision restored thanks to stem cellsMarch 11, 2019ScotlandPublic health, Science & research, Technologyscotlanduniversity-of-edinburghpublic-health science-research technology
Researcher invents biodegradable Mardi Gras beads made of algae
Researcher invents biodegradable Mardi Gras beads made of algaeMarch 8, 2019United StatesCircular economy and zero waste, Science & research, Sustainabilityunited-stateslouisianalouisiana-state-universitycircular-economy-and-zero-waste science-research sustainability
U.S. NASA announces world's first-ever all-female spacewalk
U.S. NASA announces world’s first-ever all-female spacewalkMarch 8, 2019United StatesAstronomy & Space Exploration, Women's rightsunited-statesu-s-nasaastronomy-space-exploration womens-rights
Finland to ban coal-fired power by 2029
Finland to ban coal-fired power by 2029March 7, 2019FinlandClimate crisis, No coal, Sustainabilityfinlandclimate-crisis no-coal sustainability
Honda to electrify 100% of its European sales by 2025
Honda to electrify 100% of its European sales by 2025March 7, 2019JapanClimate crisis, Corporate responsibility, Sustainability, Transportationjapanhondaclimate-crisis corporate-responsibility sustainability transportation
New Offshore Wind Deal to triple number of 'green collar jobs' in UK by 2030
New Offshore Wind Deal to triple number of ‘green collar jobs’ in UK by 2030March 6, 2019United KingdomClean & renewable energy, Climate crisis, Government, Sustainability, Workers' rights & unionsunited-kingdomclean-renewable-energy climate-crisis government sustainability workers-rights-unions
United States FDA approves form of ketamine for depression treatment
United States FDA approves form of ketamine for depression treatmentMarch 6, 2019United StatesDrugs & Entheogens, Government, Medicine, Public health, Science & researchunited-statesu-s-food-and-drug-administrationdrugs-entheogens government medicine public-health science-research
Carbon emissions in 18 developed economies are now falling due largely to climate policies
Carbon emissions in 18 developed economies are now falling due largely to climate policiesMarch 5, 2019Clean & renewable energy, Climate crisis, International cooperation, Sustainabilityclean-renewable-energy climate-crisis international-cooperation sustainability
H.I.V. is reported cured in a second patient, a milestone in the global AIDS epidemic
H.I.V. is reported cured in a second patient, a milestone in the global AIDS epidemicMarch 5, 2019United KingdomDisease, Public health, Science & researchunited-kingdomdisease public-health science-research
Electric vehicle sales in Europe jump 67% year over year in January 2019
Electric vehicle sales in Europe jump 67% year over year in January 2019March 4, 2019Climate crisis, Sustainability, Transportationclimate-crisis sustainability transportation
Tesla announces sub-$40,000 compact utility vehicle, the Model Y
Tesla announces sub-$40,000 compact utility vehicle, the Model YMarch 4, 2019United StatesClimate crisis, Sustainability, Transportationunited-statesteslaclimate-crisis sustainability transportation
EU invests over €10 billion in low-carbon technologies
EU invests over €10 billion in low-carbon technologiesMarch 1, 2019Clean & renewable energy, Climate crisis, Government, Sustainabilityeuropean-unionclean-renewable-energy climate-crisis government sustainability
Toledo, Ohio voters approve Lake Erie Bill Of Rights
Toledo, Ohio voters approve Lake Erie Bill Of RightsMarch 1, 2019United StatesConservation, Democracy, Environment, Fresh water, Governmentunited-statesohioconservation democracy environment fresh-water government
Salem Red Sox to debut first all-female broadcast booth in professional baseball
Salem Red Sox to debut first all-female broadcast booth in professional baseballFebruary 28, 2019United StatesArt & Entertainment, Athletics & sport, Women's rightsunited-statesmassachusettsart-entertainment athletics-sport womens-rights
World's first water-free system dyes fabrics with CO2
World’s first water-free system dyes fabrics with CO2February 28, 2019The NetherlandsClimate crisis, Clothing, Environment, Fresh water, Sustainability, Technologythe-netherlandsclimate-crisis clothing environment fresh-water sustainability technology
Biotech firm treats first patient in Western world with CRISPR technique for blood disease
Biotech firm treats first patient in Western world with CRISPR technique for blood diseaseFebruary 27, 2019SwitzerlandPublic health, Technologyswitzerlandpublic-health technology
Dove offers $5,000 grants for dads without access to paid paternity leave
Dove offers $5,000 grants for dads without access to paid paternity leaveFebruary 27, 2019United StatesEconomic inequality, Parenting, Povertyunited-statesdoveeconomic-inequality parenting poverty
California reaches its 33% renewable energy target two years before deadline
California reaches its 33% renewable energy target two years before deadlineFebruary 26, 2019United StatesClean & renewable energy, Climate crisis, Sustainabilityunited-statescaliforniaclean-renewable-energy climate-crisis sustainability
Costa Rica launches formal 'National Decarbonization Plan 2018-2050' to completely decarbonize
Costa Rica launches formal ‘National Decarbonization Plan 2018-2050’ to completely decarbonizeFebruary 26, 2019Costa RicaClean & renewable energy, Climate crisis, Government, Sustainabilitycosta-ricaclean-renewable-energy climate-crisis government sustainability
Queensland, Australia breaks ground on $3.5 billion solar farm
Queensland, Australia breaks ground on $3.5 billion solar farmFebruary 25, 2019AustraliaClean & renewable energy, Climate crisis, Sustainabilityaustraliaqueenslandclean-renewable-energy climate-crisis sustainability
Spain approves target of 120 GW of renewable energy capacity by 2030
Spain approves target of 120 GW of renewable energy capacity by 2030February 25, 2019SpainClean & renewable energy, Climate crisis, Government, Sustainabilityspainclean-renewable-energy climate-crisis government sustainability
EU installs 8 GW of solar in 2018, up 36%
EU installs 8 GW of solar in 2018, up 36%February 22, 2019Clean & renewable energy, Climate crisis, Sustainabilityclean-renewable-energy climate-crisis sustainability
GOP lawmakers push to ban LGBT conversion therapy in Utah
GOP lawmakers push to ban LGBT conversion therapy in UtahFebruary 22, 2019United StatesGay rights, Government, LGBTQ+united-statesutahgay-rights government lgbtq
Asia Pacific region installed 25 GW of onshore wind in 2018
Asia Pacific region installed 25 GW of onshore wind in 2018February 21, 2019ChinaClean & renewable energy, Climate crisis, Sustainabilitychinaclean-renewable-energy climate-crisis sustainability
Kuwait inaugurates Persian Gulf's largest renewable energy project
Kuwait inaugurates Persian Gulf’s largest renewable energy projectFebruary 21, 2019KuwaitClean & renewable energy, Government, Sustainabilitykuwaitclean-renewable-energy government sustainability
Amazon launches initiative to make all deliveries carbon neutral
Amazon launches initiative to make all deliveries carbon neutralFebruary 20, 2019United StatesClimate crisis, Corporate responsibility, Sustainabilityunited-statesamazonclimate-crisis corporate-responsibility sustainability
Indian Railways pushes towards goal of full electrification by 2022 with new $42 million deal
Indian Railways pushes towards goal of full electrification by 2022 with new $42 million dealFebruary 20, 2019IndiaClean & renewable energy, Climate crisis, Sustainability, Transportationindiaindian-railwaysclean-renewable-energy climate-crisis sustainability transportation
Australia is planting a billion trees to fight climate change
Australia is planting a billion trees to fight climate changeFebruary 19, 2019AustraliaClimate crisis, Conservation, Environment, Forests, Government, Sustainabilityaustraliaclimate-crisis conservation environment forests government sustainability
Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Iceland signed a declaration, committing to step up climate ambition by 2020
Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Iceland signed a declaration, committing to step up climate ambition by 2020February 19, 2019Denmark, Finland, Norway, SwedenClimate crisis, Government, International cooperation, Sustainability, Sustainable Development Goalsdenmark finland norway swedenclimate-crisis government international-cooperation sustainability sustainable-development-goals
Photo by National Cancer Institute on Unsplash
New ‘Trojan Horse’ cancer drug successfully treats patients with 6 different kinds of lethal tumorsFebruary 18, 2019United KingdomDisease, Public health, Science & researchunited-kingdomdisease public-health science-research
World Health Organization recommends removing cannabis from Schedule IV€”the most restrictive category of a 1961 international drug convention
World Health Organization recommends removing cannabis from Schedule IV€”the most restrictive category of a 1961 international drug conventionFebruary 18, 2019Drugs & Entheogens, Mental health, Prison justice, Public healthworld-health-organizationdrugs-entheogens mental-health prison-justice public-health
More than 8 million UK students to strike over climate change
More than 8 million UK students to strike over climate changeFebruary 15, 2019United KingdomActivism & Protests, Climate crisis, Sustainability, Youth & student movementsunited-kingdomactivism-protests climate-crisis sustainability youth-student-movements
The U.S. Senate passes decade's biggest public lands package, protecting 1.3 million acres of wilderness
The U.S. Senate passes decade’s biggest public lands package, protecting 1.3 million acres of wildernessFebruary 15, 2019United StatesConservation, Governmentunited-statesu-s-congressconservation government
Beijing will implement Stage 6 emissions rules in 2019 - reducing CO2 and NO2 emissions by 50%
Beijing will implement Stage 6 emissions rules in 2019 – reducing CO2 and NO2 emissions by 50%February 14, 2019ChinaClimate crisis, Government, Sustainabilitychinaclimate-crisis government sustainability
Electric cars now cheaper than petrol or diesel alternatives in Europe, report finds
Electric cars now cheaper than petrol or diesel alternatives in Europe, report findsFebruary 14, 2019Climate crisis, Sustainability, Transportationinternational-council-for-clean-transportationclimate-crisis sustainability transportation
24-year old Kazakhstani man becomes first to use wirelessly-charged bionic heart
24-year old Kazakhstani man becomes first to use wirelessly-charged bionic heartFebruary 13, 2019KazakhstanPublic health, Technologykazakhstanpublic-health technology
Earth has more tree and leaf coverage now than in 2000, thanks to China and India
Earth has more tree and leaf coverage now than in 2000, thanks to China and IndiaFebruary 13, 2019China, India, United StatesClimate crisis, Conservation, Environment, Forests, Science & research, Sustainabilitychina india united-statesu-s-nasaclimate-crisis conservation environment forests science-research sustainability
11.9 GW of wind capacity installed in the Americas in 2018
11.9 GW of wind capacity installed in the Americas in 2018February 12, 2019Clean & renewable energy, Climate crisis, Sustainabilityclean-renewable-energy climate-crisis sustainability
Scientists are using AI to find hotel rooms being used for child sex trafficking
Scientists are using AI to find hotel rooms being used for child sex traffickingFebruary 12, 2019United StatesHuman rights, Sexual assault, Technologyunited-stateshuman-rights sexual-assault technology
Drax begins capturing carbon in 'world first' pilot
Drax begins capturing carbon in ‘world first’ pilotFebruary 11, 2019United KingdomClimate crisis, Sustainability, Technologyunited-kingdomdraxclimate-crisis sustainability technology
Pro-LGBTQ laws in the United States outpaced anti-LGBTQ laws in 2018, report finds
Pro-LGBTQ laws in the United States outpaced anti-LGBTQ laws in 2018, report findsFebruary 11, 2019United StatesGay rights, Government, LGBTQ+united-statesgay-rights government lgbtq
Grid-scale solar power tripled in Australia in 2018 as renewables met 20% of energy output
Grid-scale solar power tripled in Australia in 2018 as renewables met 20% of energy outputFebruary 10, 2019AustraliaClean & renewable energy, Climate crisis, Sustainabilityaustraliaclean-renewable-energy climate-crisis sustainability
Japanese city of Otsu is using AI to prevent youth suicides
Japanese city of Otsu is using AI to prevent youth suicidesFebruary 10, 2019JapanChild well-being, Mental health, Public health, Science & research, Technologyjapanchild-well-being mental-health public-health science-research technology
Researchers use healthy stem cells for future Type 1 diabetes cure for the first time
Researchers use healthy stem cells for future Type 1 diabetes cure for the first timeFebruary 10, 2019United StatesPublic health, Science & research, Technologyunited-statescaliforniauniversity-of-californiapublic-health science-research technology
Disneyland Paris to host first ever official "Magical Pride" event this summer
Disneyland Paris to host first ever official “Magical Pride” event this summerFebruary 9, 2019FranceCorporate responsibility, Gay rights, LGBTQ+francedisneycorporate-responsibility gay-rights lgbtq
New chemistry technique turns waste plastic into clean fuel
New chemistry technique turns waste plastic into clean fuelFebruary 9, 2019United StatesCircular economy and zero waste, Clean & renewable energy, Plastic pollution, Science & research, Technologyunited-statesindianapurdue-universitycircular-economy-and-zero-waste clean-renewable-energy plastic-pollution science-research technology
New Jersey will now require LGBTQ history to be taught in schools
New Jersey will now require LGBTQ history to be taught in schoolsFebruary 9, 2019United StatesEducation, Gay rights, Government, LGBTQ+united-statesnew-jerseyeducation gay-rights government lgbtq
New study suggests universal basic income won't make people work less
New study suggests universal basic income won’t make people work lessFebruary 9, 2019FinlandEconomic inequalityfinlandeconomic-inequality
Plug-in electric car sales skyrocket in China
Plug-in electric car sales skyrocket in ChinaFebruary 9, 2019ChinaClimate crisis, Sustainability, Transportationchinaclimate-crisis sustainability transportation
The US Postal Service begins piloting its first ever all-electric vans
The US Postal Service begins piloting its first ever all-electric vansFebruary 9, 2019United StatesClimate crisis, Government, Sustainability, Transportationunited-statescaliforniau-s-postal-serviceclimate-crisis government sustainability transportation
UK carbon emissions down 37% since 1990
UK carbon emissions down 37% since 1990February 9, 2019United KingdomClean & renewable energy, Climate crisis, Sustainabilityunited-kingdomclean-renewable-energy climate-crisis sustainability
Photo by Jadon Kelly on Unsplash
Florida Power & Light plans for 30 million solar panels by 2030February 1, 2019United StatesClean & renewable energy, Climate crisis, Sustainabilityunited-statesfloridaflorida-power-lightclean-renewable-energy climate-crisis sustainability
Indian soap opera called "I, A Woman, Can Achieve Anything" becomes world's most watched TV show
Indian soap opera called “I, A Woman, Can Achieve Anything” becomes world’s most watched TV showFebruary 1, 2019IndiaSexual assault, Women's rightsindiasexual-assault womens-rights
Alphabet's Jigsaw extends its cyber protections to Europe's upcoming elections
Alphabet’s Jigsaw extends its cyber protections to Europe’s upcoming electionsJanuary 31, 2019United StatesCorporate responsibility, Elections, Technologyunited-statesgooglecorporate-responsibility elections technology
Majority of Americans say transgender people should be allowed in military
Majority of Americans say transgender people should be allowed in militaryJanuary 31, 2019United StatesLGBTQ+, Transgender rightsunited-stateslgbtq transgender-rights
Ben & Jerry's to phase out all single-use plastic utensils in all of its 600 stores worldwide
Ben & Jerry’s to phase out all single-use plastic utensils in all of its 600 stores worldwideJanuary 30, 2019
Global market for smart solar street lighting projected to hit $18 billion annually by 2024
Global market for smart solar street lighting projected to hit $18 billion annually by 2024January 30, 2019Clean & renewable energy, Climate crisis, Internet of Things, Sustainability, Technologyclean-renewable-energy climate-crisis internet-of-things sustainability technology
Germany to close all 84 of its coal-fired power plants by 2038
Germany to close all 84 of its coal-fired power plants by 2038January 29, 2019GermanyClimate crisis, No coal, Pollution, Sustainabilitygermanyclimate-crisis no-coal pollution sustainability
Scientists advocate for the legalization of MDMA and psychadelics for medical treatments at the World Economic Forum in Davos
Scientists advocate for the legalization of MDMA and psychadelics for medical treatments at the World Economic Forum in DavosJanuary 29, 2019Switzerland, United Kingdomswitzerland united-kingdomimperial-college-london world-economic-forum
Bali to impose 'tourist tax' for plastic pollution
Bali to impose ‘tourist tax’ for plastic pollutionJanuary 28, 2019IndonesiaGovernment, Ocean health, Plastic pollution, Sustainability, Tourismindonesiagovernment ocean-health plastic-pollution sustainability tourism
Scientists report that coral reefs in West Hawaii are now recovering from bleaching
Scientists report that coral reefs in West Hawaii are now recovering from bleachingJanuary 28, 2019United StatesConservation, Ocean health, Science & researchunited-stateshawaiithe-nature-conservancyconservation ocean-health science-research
500,000 Marriott employees have now been trained to watch for sex traffickers
500,000 Marriott employees have now been trained to watch for sex traffickersJanuary 25, 2019United StatesCorporate responsibility, Human rightsunited-statesmarriottcorporate-responsibility human-rights
Adidas to produce 11 million shoes made from recycled plastic in 2019
Adidas to produce 11 million shoes made from recycled plastic in 2019January 25, 2019United StatesCircular economy and zero waste, Clothing, Corporate responsibility, Plastic pollution, Sustainabilityunited-statesadidascircular-economy-and-zero-waste clothing corporate-responsibility plastic-pollution sustainability
32,000 Belgian students march to demand climate action
32,000 Belgian students march to demand climate actionJanuary 24, 2019BelgiumActivism & Protests, Climate crisis, Youth & student movementsbelgiumactivism-protests climate-crisis youth-student-movements
Scientists invent new carbon capture technology that generates electricity by sucking up CO2
Scientists invent new carbon capture technology that generates electricity by sucking up CO2January 24, 2019South Korea, United StatesClean & renewable energy, Climate crisis, Sustainability, Technologysouth-korea united-statesgeorgiageorgia-institute-of-technology ulsan-national-institute-of-science-and-technologyclean-renewable-energy climate-crisis sustainability technology
Renewables in Britain to overtake fossil fuels by 2020
Renewables in Britain to overtake fossil fuels by 2020January 23, 2019United KingdomClean & renewable energyunited-kingdomclean-renewable-energy
Scientists found a new way to make fusion reactors more efficient
Scientists found a new way to make fusion reactors more efficientJanuary 23, 2019United StatesClean & renewable energy, Climate crisis, Sustainabilityunited-statesu-s-department-of-energyclean-renewable-energy climate-crisis sustainability
U.S. coal retirements in 2019 to hit at least 6 gigawatts
U.S. coal retirements in 2019 to hit at least 6 gigawattsJanuary 23, 2019United StatesClimate crisis, No coal, Sustainabilityunited-statesu-s-energy-information-administrationclimate-crisis no-coal sustainability
2018 Congressional Farm Bill effectively legalizes hemp in the U.S.
2018 Congressional Farm Bill effectively legalizes hemp in the U.S.January 22, 2019United StatesAgriculture, Governmentunited-statesu-s-congressagriculture government
Indian state of Sikkim is launching the largest basic income experiment in history
Indian state of Sikkim is launching the largest basic income experiment in historyJanuary 22, 2019IndiaEconomic inequality, Government, Povertyindiaeconomic-inequality government poverty
New Jersey to raise minimum wage to $15 an hour
New Jersey to raise minimum wage to $15 an hourJanuary 22, 2019United StatesEconomic inequality, Government, Minimum wageunited-statesnew-jerseyeconomic-inequality government minimum-wage
India plans to add 500 GW of renewable energy capacity within 10 years
India plans to add 500 GW of renewable energy capacity within 10 yearsJanuary 17, 2019IndiaClean & renewable energy, Climate crisis, Government, Sustainabilityindiaclean-renewable-energy climate-crisis government sustainability
Microsoft pledges $500 million for affordable housing in Seattle area
Microsoft pledges $500 million for affordable housing in Seattle areaJanuary 17, 2019United StatesCorporate responsibility, Economic inequality, Povertyunited-stateswashington-statemicrosoftcorporate-responsibility economic-inequality poverty
U.S. wind power to exceed hydropower in 2019 for first time ever
U.S. wind power to exceed hydropower in 2019 for first time everJanuary 17, 2019United StatesClean & renewable energy, Climate crisis, Government, Sustainabilityunited-statesu-s-energy-information-administrationclean-renewable-energy climate-crisis government sustainability
USC researchers find new culprit and potential treatment target for Alzheimer's
USC researchers find new culprit and potential treatment target for Alzheimer’sJanuary 17, 2019United StatesMental health, Public health, Science & researchunited-statescaliforniauniversity-of-southern-californiamental-health public-health science-research
New York passes trans rights bill, conversion therapy ban
New York passes trans rights bill, conversion therapy banJanuary 16, 2019United StatesGay rights, Government, LGBTQ+united-statesnew-yorkgay-rights government lgbtq
Renewables overtake coal as Germany's main energy source
Renewables overtake coal as Germany’s main energy sourceJanuary 16, 2019GermanyClean & renewable energy, Climate crisis, Sustainabilitygermanyclean-renewable-energy climate-crisis sustainability
Global suicide rate has declined by 29% since 2000, saving 2.8 millions lives
Global suicide rate has declined by 29% since 2000, saving 2.8 millions livesJanuary 15, 2019Mental health, Public healthmental-health public-health
New York legislators pass sweeping overhaul of restrictive voting laws
New York legislators pass sweeping overhaul of restrictive voting lawsJanuary 15, 2019United StatesDemocracy, Elections, Governmentunited-statesnew-yorkdemocracy elections government
Abundance Investment secures £7 million to build world's most powerful tidal stream turbine
Abundance Investment secures £7 million to build world’s most powerful tidal stream turbineJanuary 14, 2019ScotlandClean & renewable energy, Climate crisis, Finance, Sustainability, Technologyscotlandclean-renewable-energy climate-crisis finance sustainability technology
United States' FDA approves world's first device that could save thousands of premature infants from common heart condition
United States’ FDA approves world’s first device that could save thousands of premature infants from common heart conditionJanuary 14, 2019United StatesGovernment, Public health, Technologyunited-statesu-s-food-and-drug-administrationgovernment public-health technology
Swachh Bharat Mission on track to declare India open defecation free by October 2019
Swachh Bharat Mission on track to declare India open defecation free by October 2019January 11, 2019IndiaDrinking water; sanitation &hygiene (WASH), Public healthindiadrinking-water-sanitation-and-hygiene-wash public-health
U.S. cancer death rate hits milestone of 25 years of decline
U.S. cancer death rate hits milestone of 25 years of declineJanuary 11, 2019United StatesDisease, Public healthunited-statesdisease public-health
Colorado's Jared Polis officially sworn in as first openly gay U.S. governor
Colorado’s Jared Polis officially sworn in as first openly gay U.S. governorJanuary 10, 2019United StatesGay rights, Government, LGBTQ+united-statescoloradogay-rights government lgbtq
Greenhouse gas emissions from Scottish industry at 10 year low
Greenhouse gas emissions from Scottish industry at 10 year lowJanuary 10, 2019ScotlandClean & renewable energy, Climate crisis, Corporate responsibility, Sustainabilityscotlandclean-renewable-energy climate-crisis corporate-responsibility sustainability
Iguanas successfully reintroduced to Galapagos island after 200 years
Iguanas successfully reintroduced to Galapagos island after 200 yearsJanuary 10, 2019EcuadorConservationecuadorconservation
Solar investment at $9.7 billion globally in 2018
Solar investment at $9.7 billion globally in 2018January 10, 2019Clean & renewable energy, Climate crisis, Finance, Sustainabilityclean-renewable-energy climate-crisis finance sustainability
UK trains will run on hydrogen power within three years and produce zero emissions
UK trains will run on hydrogen power within three years and produce zero emissionsJanuary 10, 2019United KingdomClean & renewable energy, Climate crisis, Sustainability, Technology, Transportationunited-kingdomclean-renewable-energy climate-crisis sustainability technology transportation
65 countries and counting ratify the Kigali Agreement to reduce HFCs
65 countries and counting ratify the Kigali Agreement to reduce HFCsJanuary 8, 2019Climate crisis, International cooperation, Pollution, Sustainabilityclimate-crisis international-cooperation pollution sustainability
Bulgarian doctors implant world's first 3D-printed rib
Bulgarian doctors implant world’s first 3D-printed ribJanuary 8, 2019BulgariaPublic health, Technologybulgariapublic-health technology
Solar power in the Netherlands grows 50% in 2019
Solar power in the Netherlands grows 50% in 2019January 8, 2019The NetherlandsClean & renewable energy, Climate crisis, Sustainabilitythe-netherlandsclean-renewable-energy climate-crisis sustainability
5 million Indian women just made a 385-mile human chain for gender equality
5 million Indian women just made a 385-mile human chain for gender equalityJanuary 4, 2019IndiaActivism & Protests, Religion, Women's rightsindiaactivism-protests religion womens-rights
Ikea bans all single-use plastic from its stores and restaurants
Ikea bans all single-use plastic from its stores and restaurantsJanuary 4, 2019SwedenCircular economy and zero waste, Climate crisis, Corporate responsibility, Plastic pollution, Sustainabilityswedenikeacircular-economy-and-zero-waste climate-crisis corporate-responsibility plastic-pollution sustainability
Mars Inc. to spend $1 billion over ten years to combat deforestation, child labor, and poverty in its cocoa supply chain
Mars Inc. to spend $1 billion over ten years to combat deforestation, child labor, and poverty in its cocoa supply chainJanuary 4, 2019United StatesConservation, Corporate responsibility, Forests, Human rights, Poverty, Sustainabilityunited-statesmarsconservation corporate-responsibility forests human-rights poverty sustainability
New York's Solar For All program will award no-cost community solar to 10,000 low-income residents
New York’s Solar For All program will award no-cost community solar to 10,000 low-income residentsJanuary 4, 2019United StatesClean & renewable energy, Economic inequality, Government, Local resilience, Poverty, Sustainabilityunited-statesnew-yorkclean-renewable-energy economic-inequality government local-resilience poverty sustainability
The United States convenes the most diverse Congress in its history
The United States convenes the most diverse Congress in its historyJanuary 3, 2019United StatesDemocracy, Government, Indigenous rights, LGBTQ+, Racial justice, Women's rightsunited-statesu-s-congressdemocracy government indigenous-rights lgbtq racial-justice womens-rights
UK electricity generation drops to its lowest since 1994
UK electricity generation drops to its lowest since 1994January 3, 2019United KingdomClean & renewable energy, Climate crisis, Sustainabilityunited-kingdomclean-renewable-energy climate-crisis sustainability
Canada's new coin celebrates day gay sex was legalized
Canada’s new coin celebrates day gay sex was legalizedJanuary 2, 2019CanadaGay rights, Government, LGBTQ+canadagay-rights government lgbtq
The EU bans almost all coal mining
The EU bans almost all coal miningJanuary 2, 2019European UnionClean & renewable energy, Climate crisis, Government, No coal, Sustainabilityeuropean-unioneuropean-unionclean-renewable-energy climate-crisis government no-coal sustainability
Nearly 2 million people sign petition to sue France over climate inaction
Nearly 2 million people sign petition to sue France over climate inactionJanuary 1, 2019FranceActivism & Protests, Climate crisis, Sustainabilityfranceactivism-protests climate-crisis sustainability
One millionth electric vehicle in the United States hits the road
One millionth electric vehicle in the United States hits the roadJanuary 1, 2019United StatesClean & renewable energy, Climate crisis, Sustainability, Transportationunited-statesclean-renewable-energy climate-crisis sustainability transportation
EU agrees deal on single-use plastic ban
EU agrees deal on single-use plastic banDecember 24, 2018European UnionCircular economy and zero waste, Ocean health, Plastic pollution, Sustainabilityeuropean-unioneuropean-unioncircular-economy-and-zero-waste ocean-health plastic-pollution sustainability
Washington D.C passes bill to run on 100% renewable energy by 2032
Washington D.C passes bill to run on 100% renewable energy by 2032December 24, 2018United StatesClean & renewable energy, Climate crisis, Government, Sustainabilityunited-statesdistrict-of-columbiaclean-renewable-energy climate-crisis government sustainability
World-leading ivory ban becomes law in the UK
World-leading ivory ban becomes law in the UKDecember 24, 2018United KingdomAnimal rights, Conservation, Sustainabilityunited-kingdomanimal-rights conservation sustainability
Australia just cut 80% of its plastic bag use in 3 months
Australia just cut 80% of its plastic bag use in 3 monthsDecember 18, 2018AustraliaCircular economy and zero waste, Ocean health, Plastic pollution, Sustainabilityaustraliacircular-economy-and-zero-waste ocean-health plastic-pollution sustainability
Coca-Cola supports Ioniqa to accelerate recycled PET development
Coca-Cola supports Ioniqa to accelerate recycled PET developmentDecember 18, 2018United StatesCircular economy and zero waste, Corporate responsibility, Plastic pollution, Sustainability, Technologyunited-statesgeorgiacoca-colacircular-economy-and-zero-waste corporate-responsibility plastic-pollution sustainability technology
All new public buses in California have to be electric by 2029
All new public buses in California have to be electric by 2029December 17, 2018United StatesClean & renewable energy, Climate crisis, Government, Sustainability, Transportationunited-statescaliforniaclean-renewable-energy climate-crisis government sustainability transportation
Corona switches to vegan, plastic-free beer can rings
Corona switches to vegan, plastic-free beer can ringsDecember 17, 2018MexicoCircular economy and zero waste, Corporate responsibility, Ocean health, Plastic pollution, Sustainabilitymexicocircular-economy-and-zero-waste corporate-responsibility ocean-health plastic-pollution sustainability
UK Government invests £100 million in renewable energy projects in Africa
UK Government invests £100 million in renewable energy projects in AfricaDecember 17, 2018United KingdomClean & renewable energy, Climate crisis, International cooperation, Sustainabilityunited-kingdomclean-renewable-energy climate-crisis international-cooperation sustainability
Wilmar International, the world's largest palm oil trader, officially ramps up zero-deforestation efforts
Wilmar International, the world’s largest palm oil trader, officially ramps up zero-deforestation effortsDecember 17, 2018Climate crisis, Conservation, Corporate responsibility, Environment, Forests, Sustainabilitywilmar-internationalclimate-crisis conservation corporate-responsibility environment forests sustainability
Church of England welcomes trans people into the faith
Church of England welcomes trans people into the faithDecember 13, 2018United KingdomLGBTQ+, Religion, Transgender rightsunited-kingdomchurch-of-englandlgbtq religion transgender-rights
More than 680 GW of new wind power to come online by 2027
More than 680 GW of new wind power to come online by 2027December 13, 2018Clean & renewable energy, Climate crisis, Sustainabilityclean-renewable-energy climate-crisis sustainability
Biggest coral reseeding project launches on Great Barrier Reef
Biggest coral reseeding project launches on Great Barrier ReefDecember 12, 2018AustraliaConservation, Ocean health, Science & research, Sustainabilityaustraliaconservation ocean-health science-research sustainability
Norway to become first country that bans palm oil biofuels that are linked to deforestation
Norway to become first country that bans palm oil biofuels that are linked to deforestationDecember 12, 2018NorwayConservation, Forests, Government, Sustainabilitynorwayconservation forests government sustainability
San Francisco creates world's first ever transgender cultural district
San Francisco creates world’s first ever transgender cultural districtDecember 11, 2018United StatesCulture, LGBTQ+, Transgender rightsunited-statescaliforniaculture lgbtq transgender-rights
Tesla's mega battery saves Australia $40 million in its first year
Tesla’s mega battery saves Australia $40 million in its first yearDecember 11, 2018AustraliaInfrastructure, Technologyaustraliateslainfrastructure technology
Kelloggs use rejected cornflakes to make beer in bid to cut down on food waste
Kelloggs use rejected cornflakes to make beer in bid to cut down on food wasteDecember 10, 2018United KingdomCircular economy and zero waste, Corporate responsibility, Sustainabilityunited-kingdomkelloggscircular-economy-and-zero-waste corporate-responsibility sustainability
Mauritius now generates 14% of its energy from sugarcane
Mauritius now generates 14% of its energy from sugarcaneDecember 10, 2018MauritiusClean & renewable energy, Climate crisis, Sustainabilitymauritiusclean-renewable-energy climate-crisis sustainability
Michigan becomes first state in Midwest to allow recreational cannabis
Michigan becomes first state in Midwest to allow recreational cannabisDecember 7, 2018United StatesDrugs & Entheogens, Prison justiceunited-statesmichigandrugs-entheogens prison-justice
Multilateral Development Banks commit to align activities with Paris Agreement
Multilateral Development Banks commit to align activities with Paris AgreementDecember 7, 2018Climate crisis, Finance, International cooperation, Sustainabilityworld-bankclimate-crisis finance international-cooperation sustainability
Luxembourg to become the first country to offer free mass transit for all
Luxembourg to become the first country to offer free mass transit for allDecember 6, 2018LuxembourgClimate crisis, Local resilience, Sustainability, Transportationluxembourgclimate-crisis local-resilience sustainability transportation
Volkswagen will launch its last gas-powered cars in 2026
Volkswagen will launch its last gas-powered cars in 2026December 6, 2018GermanyClimate crisis, Corporate responsibility, Sustainability, Transportationgermanyvolkswagenclimate-crisis corporate-responsibility sustainability transportation
Shell becomes first energy company to link executive pay to carbon emissions
Shell becomes first energy company to link executive pay to carbon emissionsDecember 5, 2018The NetherlandsClimate crisis, Corporate responsibility, Oil & Divestment, Sustainabilitythe-netherlandsroyal-dutch-shellclimate-crisis corporate-responsibility oil-divestment sustainability
Spain to produce all electricity from renewables by 2050 and cut emissions by 90%
Spain to produce all electricity from renewables by 2050 and cut emissions by 90%December 5, 2018SpainClean & renewable energy, Climate crisis, Sustainabilityspainclean-renewable-energy climate-crisis sustainability
Cost of carbon capture plummets thanks to two new techniques
Cost of carbon capture plummets thanks to two new techniquesDecember 4, 2018CanadaClimate crisis, Sustainability, Technologycanadaclimate-crisis sustainability technology
Dark web dealers voluntarily ban deadly Fentanyl
Dark web dealers voluntarily ban deadly FentanylDecember 4, 2018Drugs & Entheogens, Public healthdrugs-entheogens public-health
Coal power plants lose their cost advantage over clean energy
Coal power plants lose their cost advantage over clean energyDecember 3, 2018Clean & renewable energy, Climate crisis, No coal, Sustainabilityclean-renewable-energy climate-crisis no-coal sustainability
World Bank doubles funding for climate action to $200 billion for 2021-2025
World Bank doubles funding for climate action to $200 billion for 2021-2025December 3, 2018Clean & renewable energy, Climate crisis, International cooperation, Sustainabilityworld-bankclean-renewable-energy climate-crisis international-cooperation sustainability
Patagonia plans to donate $10 million saved from Trump tax cuts to environmental groups
Patagonia plans to donate $10 million saved from Trump tax cuts to environmental groupsDecember 1, 2018United States#Resist, Climate crisis, Corporate responsibility, Sustainabilityunited-statespatagoniaresist climate-crisis corporate-responsibility sustainability
Emerging markets added 114 GW worth of zero-carbon generating capacity in 2017
Emerging markets added 114 GW worth of zero-carbon generating capacity in 2017November 29, 2018Clean & renewable energy, Climate crisis, Sustainabilityclean-renewable-energy climate-crisis sustainability
The EU says it is aiming to become the first major economy to go "climate neutral" by 2050
The EU says it is aiming to become the first major economy to go “climate neutral” by 2050November 29, 2018European UnionClean & renewable energy, Climate crisis, Sustainabilityeuropean-unionclean-renewable-energy climate-crisis sustainability
District of Columbia lawmakers vote for 100 percent clean power by 2032
District of Columbia lawmakers vote for 100 percent clean power by 2032November 28, 2018United StatesClean & renewable energy, Climate crisis, Sustainabilityunited-statesdistrict-of-columbiaclean-renewable-energy climate-crisis sustainability
Mozambique making considerable economic and social progress, says African Development Bank
Mozambique making considerable economic and social progress, says African Development BankNovember 28, 2018MozambiquePoverty, Sustainable Development Goalsmozambiqueafrican-development-bankpoverty sustainable-development-goals
Enel plans to invest ‚¬10.6 billion in 11.6 GW of renewable energy
Enel plans to invest ‚¬10.6 billion in 11.6 GW of renewable energyNovember 27, 2018ItalyClean & renewable energy, Climate crisis, Sustainabilityitalyenelclean-renewable-energy climate-crisis sustainability
The U.S. establishes its first cybersecurity defense agency
The U.S. establishes its first cybersecurity defense agencyNovember 27, 2018United StatesPrivacy & Securityunited-statesprivacy-security
The Prince of Wales launches 'Waste to Wealth' commitment
The Prince of Wales launches ‘Waste to Wealth’ commitmentNovember 26, 2018United KingdomEnvironment, Plastic pollution, Sustainabilityunited-kingdomenvironment plastic-pollution sustainability
UK pledges £50m to help end female genital mutilation across Africa by 2030
UK pledges £50m to help end female genital mutilation across Africa by 2030November 26, 2018United KingdomInternational cooperation, Women's rightsunited-kingdominternational-cooperation womens-rights
China postpones plan to lift the 25-year ban on endangered animals
China postpones plan to lift the 25-year ban on endangered animalsNovember 22, 2018ChinaConservation, Flora & faunachinaconservation flora-fauna
Mondelez cuts ties with 12 palm oil suppliers, citing deforestation
Mondelez cuts ties with 12 palm oil suppliers, citing deforestationNovember 22, 2018United StatesConservation, Corporate responsibility, Forests, Sustainabilityunited-statesmondelezconservation corporate-responsibility forests sustainability
New peanut allergy drug shows 'lifesaving' potential
New peanut allergy drug shows ‘lifesaving’ potentialNovember 21, 2018United StatesPublic health, Science & researchunited-statespublic-health science-research
Scientists in Sweden develop liquid that can store solar energy for more than a decade
Scientists in Sweden develop liquid that can store solar energy for more than a decadeNovember 21, 2018SwedenClean & renewable energy, Science & research, Technologyswedenclean-renewable-energy science-research technology
Gun control groups eclipse NRA in U.S. election spending
Gun control groups eclipse NRA in U.S. election spendingNovember 20, 2018United StatesElections, Gun control, Public healthunited-stateselections gun-control public-health
New Caribbean alliance drives $6 billion clean energy funds to replace diesel
New Caribbean alliance drives $6 billion clean energy funds to replace dieselNovember 20, 2018Clean & renewable energy, Climate crisis, Sustainabilityclean-renewable-energy climate-crisis sustainability
New study shows NY restaurant jobs increase despite tipped minimum wage hike
New study shows NY restaurant jobs increase despite tipped minimum wage hikeNovember 20, 2018United StatesEconomic inequality, Minimum wage, Poverty, Science & researchunited-statesnew-yorkeconomic-inequality minimum-wage poverty science-research
The U.S. FCC approves SpaceX's plan to launch 7,518 internet satellites
The U.S. FCC approves SpaceX’s plan to launch 7,518 internet satellitesNovember 20, 2018United StatesAstronomy & Space Exploration, Corporate responsibility, Internet rights, Technologyunited-statesspacexastronomy-space-exploration corporate-responsibility internet-rights technology
B.C.E. government to provide transgender surgery
B.C.E. government to provide transgender surgeryNovember 18, 2018CanadaGovernment, LGBTQ+, Public health, Transgender rightscanadabritish-columbiagovernment lgbtq public-health transgender-rights
France announces plans to ban deforestation imports
France announces plans to ban deforestation importsNovember 18, 2018FranceConservation, Forests, Governmentfranceconservation forests government
Spain will switch to 100% renewable energy by 2050
Spain will switch to 100% renewable energy by 2050November 18, 2018SpainClean & renewable energyspainclean-renewable-energy