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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
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Mylab becomes first Indian company to get COVID-19 test kits validatedMarch 26, 2020IndiaDisease, Science & research, Technologyindiadisease science-research technology
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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-statescovid-19-coronavirus governmentu-s-congress
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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 & cooperationunited-statescommunity-cooperation
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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 KingdomDisease, Government, Povertyunited-kingdomdisease government poverty
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Carnival offers its cruise ships to help with COVID-19 careMarch 20, 2020United StatesCorporate responsibility, Disease, Public healthunited-statescorporate-responsibility disease public-healthcarnival
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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-netherlandscircular-economy-and-zero-waste corporate-responsibility sustainabilityfairphone
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Scientists can now accelerate COVID-19 testing by screening multiple samples at the same timeMarch 19, 2020IsraelDisease, Public health, Science & researchisraeldisease public-health science-researchtechnion-israel-institute-of-technology
Japanese flu drug 'clearly effective' in treating coronavirus, says China
Japanese flu drug ‘clearly effective’ in treating coronavirus, says ChinaMarch 18, 2020China, JapanDisease, Public health, Science & researchchina japandisease public-health science-researchfujifilm
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McDonald’s to eliminate plastic in Happy Meal toys by 2021March 18, 2020United StatesCircular economy and zero waste, Corporate responsibility, Sustainabilityunited-statescircular-economy-and-zero-waste corporate-responsibility sustainabilitymcdonalds
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Kind Canadians start ‘caremongering’ trend amid pandemicMarch 17, 2020CanadaCommunity & cooperationcanadacommunity-cooperation
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New York halts evictions indefinitely due to coronavirus pandemicMarch 17, 2020United StatesDisease, Government, Homelessness, Povertyunited-statesdisease 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-statesart-entertainment indigenous-rights
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New Lyme disease treatment kills bacteria that causes lingering symptomsMarch 16, 2020United StatesDisease, Medicine, Science & researchunited-statesdisease medicine science-researchstanford-university
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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
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New EU rules aim to replace “throwaway culture” with circular economyMarch 13, 2020European UnionCircular economy and zero waste, Governmenteuropean-unioncircular-economy-and-zero-waste governmenteuropean-union
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Starbucks is piloting fully compostable cups in five citiesMarch 12, 2020United StatesCircular economy and zero waste, Corporate responsibility, Sustainabilityunited-statescircular-economy-and-zero-waste corporate-responsibility sustainabilitystarbucks
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Colorado will replace Columbus Day with Cabrini DayMarch 12, 2020United StatesGovernment, Women's rightsunited-statesgovernment 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 & Divestmentswitzerlandclimate-crisis corporate-responsibility finance oil-divestmentubs
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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-statesclean-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-statesclimate-crisis corporate-responsibility food-diettaco-bell
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 & faunacanadaconservation flora-fauna
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Reddit now lets you report users who might be at risk of self harmMarch 5, 2020United StatesCorporate responsibility, Mental healthunited-statescorporate-responsibility mental-healthreddit
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Florida approves largest community solar program in the United StatesMarch 5, 2020United StatesClean & renewable energy, Climate crisisunited-statesclean-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-statesclimate-crisis corporate-responsibility finance oil-divestmentjpmorgan-chase
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-statesgay-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
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Ameren to invest $7.6 billion in smart grid technology and renewablesMarch 2, 2020United StatesClean & renewable energyunited-statesclean-renewable-energyameren
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Malawi legalizes cannabis amid hopes of fresh economic growthMarch 2, 2020MalawiDrugs & Entheogens, Government, Povertymalawidrugs-entheogens government poverty
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MIT uses machine learning to develop powerful antibioticFebruary 21, 2020United StatesMedicine, Public health, Science & research, Technologyunited-statesmedicine public-health science-research technologymassachusetts-institute-of-technology-mit
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USC will offer free tuition to students from families making $80K or lessFebruary 21, 2020United StatesEconomic inequality, Education, Povertyunited-stateseconomic-inequality education povertyuniversity-of-southern-california
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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
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Researchers invent an “EpiPen” for spinal cord injuries that can prevent paralysisFebruary 19, 2020United StatesPublic health, Science & research, Technologyunited-statespublic-health science-research technologyuniversity-of-michigan
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Scientists invent device that generates electricity ‘out of thin air’February 19, 2020United StatesClean & renewable energy, Climate crisis, Science & research, Technologyunited-statesclean-renewable-energy climate-crisis science-research technologyuniversity-of-massachusetts
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Landmark ruling grants women equal rights in Indian armyFebruary 18, 2020IndiaGovernment, Military, Women's rightsindiagovernment military womens-rights
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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-statesclimate-crisis corporate-responsibility transportationdelta-airlines
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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-statesdrugs-entheogens government prison-justice
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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
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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
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Australian High Court rules Aboriginal people cannot be deportedFebruary 12, 2020AustraliaGovernment, Indigenous rightsaustraliagovernment indigenous-rightsaustralian-high-court
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Seattle City Council unanimously votes to ban evictions in winterFebruary 12, 2020United StatesGovernment, Povertyunited-statesgovernment poverty
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Scientists invent device to generate electricity from rainFebruary 11, 2020China, Hong KongClean & renewable energy, Science & researchchina hong-kongclean-renewable-energy science-researchcity-university-of-hong-kong
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Switzerland votes in favour of LGBT protection billFebruary 11, 2020SwitzerlandGay rights, Government, LGBTQ+switzerlandgay-rights government lgbtq
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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-kingdomclimate-crisis corporate-responsibilityernst-young
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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
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Finland to offer new fathers as much paid leave as mothersFebruary 5, 2020FinlandGovernment, Parentingfinlandgovernment parenting
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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
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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 healthcanadagovernment 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-statesdeath public-healthu-s-center-for-disease-control-prevention
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Santa Cruz decriminalizes psychedelic mushroomsJanuary 30, 2020United StatesDrugs & Entheogens, Governmentunited-statesdrugs-entheogens government
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Minnesota will pay homeowners to make their lawns bee-friendlyJanuary 30, 2020United StatesConservation, Flora & fauna, Governmentunited-statesconservation 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
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GM to invest $2.2B in Detroit to build electric vehiclesJanuary 29, 2020United StatesClean & renewable energy, Climate crisis, Corporate responsibility, Transportationunited-statesclean-renewable-energy climate-crisis corporate-responsibility transportationgeneral-motors
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British carbon tax leads to 93% drop in coal-fired electricityJanuary 28, 2020United KingdomClimate crisis, Government, No coalunited-kingdomclimate-crisis government no-coal
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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-kingdomclimate-crisis corporate-responsibility financetci-fund-management
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 cooperationclimate-crisis flora-fauna international-cooperationworld-economic-forum
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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
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Utah bans conversion therapy for LGBTQ childrenJanuary 23, 2020United StatesGay rights, Government, LGBTQ+united-statesgay-rights government lgbtq
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Fisheries management is effectively rebuilding fish stocks around the worldJanuary 22, 2020United StatesConservation, Flora & fauna, Science & researchunited-statesconservation flora-fauna science-researchuniversity-of-washington
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Researchers produce a single-molecule catalyst to form hydrogen using sunlightJanuary 22, 2020United StatesClean & renewable energy, Science & research, Technologyunited-statesclean-renewable-energy science-research technologythe-ohio-state-university
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Scotland on track for 100% renewable electricity in 2020January 21, 2020Scotland, United KingdomClean & renewable energy, Climate crisisscotland united-kingdomclean-renewable-energy climate-crisis
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Global green bond issuance hit record $255 billion in 2019January 21, 2020Clean & renewable energy, Climate crisis, Financeclean-renewable-energy climate-crisis finance
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Malaysia begins refusing shipments of plastic waste from rich countriesJanuary 20, 2020MalaysiaCircular economy and zero waste, Governmentmalaysiacircular-economy-and-zero-waste government
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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, 2020CanadaConservationcanadaconservation
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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-statesclean-renewable-energy climate-crisis corporate-responsibilitymicrosoft
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Florida moves to purchase land to protect Everglades from oil drillingJanuary 16, 2020United StatesConservation, Government, Oil & Divestmentunited-statesconservation government oil-divestment
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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
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Mexico releases Latin America’s first “feminist foreign policy”January 15, 2020MexicoGovernment, Women's rightsmexicogovernment womens-rights
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Electric vehicles reach 25% market share in IcelandJanuary 15, 2020IcelandClean & renewable energy, Transportationicelandclean-renewable-energy transportation
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JetBlue will be carbon neutral on all domestic flights by July 2020January 14, 2020United StatesClean & renewable energy, Climate crisis, Conservation, Corporate responsibilityunited-statesclean-renewable-energy climate-crisis conservation corporate-responsibilityjetblue
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Half of UK universities have committed to divest from fossil fuelJanuary 14, 2020United KingdomClimate crisis, Education, Oil & Divestmentunited-kingdomclimate-crisis education oil-divestment
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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
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The global homicide rate fell by 46% worldwide between 1990 and 2015January 10, 2020Death, Public health, Public safetydeath public-health public-safety
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Senegal is constructing wind farm that will supply electricity to 2 million peopleJanuary 10, 2020SenegalClean & renewable energy, Climate crisissenegalclean-renewable-energy climate-crisis
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27,000 deaths avoided in the United States by shutting down coal plantsJanuary 9, 2020United StatesNo coal, Pollution, Public healthunited-statesno-coal pollution public-healthuniversity-of-california
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, Technologyfranceeducation public-health technologylexilife
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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-statesdisease public-healthamerican-cancer-society
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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
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Jakarta to ban single-use plastic bags by June 2020January 7, 2020IndonesiaCities, Government, Plastic pollution, Sustainabilityindonesiacities government plastic-pollution sustainability
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Scientists develop ultra-high capacity lithium-sulphur batteryJanuary 6, 2020AustraliaClean & renewable energy, Science & research, Technologyaustraliaclean-renewable-energy science-research technologymonash-university
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California offers up to $9,500 to purchase electric vehicleJanuary 6, 2020United StatesClean & renewable energy, Climate crisis, Government, Transportationunited-statesclean-renewable-energy climate-crisis government transportation
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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-statesdemocracy 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, Transportationindiapublic-health transportationindian-railways
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U.S. FDA approves pancreatic cancer treatment shown to double patient lifespansJanuary 2, 2020United StatesDrugs & Entheogens, Public health, Science & researchunited-statesdrugs-entheogens public-health science-researchastrazaneca merck u-s-food-and-drug-administration
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Germany cuts fares for long-distance rail travel in response to climate crisisJanuary 2, 2020GermanyClimate crisis, Transportationgermanyclimate-crisis transportationdeutsche-bahn
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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
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Illinois governor clears thousands of marijuana convictionsJanuary 1, 2020United StatesDrugs & Entheogens, Government, Prison justiceunited-statesdrugs-entheogens government prison-justice
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Mattel commits to use sustainable materials in toys and packaging by 2030December 27, 2019United StatesCorporate responsibility, Plastic pollution, Sustainabilityunited-statescorporate-responsibility plastic-pollution sustainabilitymattel
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Endangered mountain gorilla population continues to riseDecember 27, 2019UgandaConservation, Flora & faunaugandaconservation flora-fauna
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UK renewables outperform natural gas for first quarter everDecember 27, 2019United KingdomClean & renewable energy, Climate crisisunited-kingdomclean-renewable-energy climate-crisis
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Tunisia becomes the first Arab nation to offer sex education in schoolsDecember 27, 2019TunisiaEducation, Governmenttunisiaeducation government
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Audi accelerates electric vehicle plans with $12 billion investmentDecember 23, 2019GermanyClean & renewable energy, Corporate responsibility, Transportationgermanyclean-renewable-energy corporate-responsibility transportationaudi
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World Health Organization reports 60% drop in cholera in 2018December 20, 2019Disease, Public healthdisease public-healthworld-health-organization
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Mainland Spain registers first coal-free dayDecember 20, 2019SpainClean & renewable energy, Climate crisisspainclean-renewable-energy climate-crisis
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New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy restores voting rights for 80,000 on probation or paroleDecember 19, 2019United StatesElections, Government, Prison justiceunited-stateselections government prison-justice
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Israeli scientists find way to treat pancreatic cancer in 14 daysDecember 19, 2019IsraelDisease, Public health, Science & researchisraeldisease public-health science-researchtel-aviv-university
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Hawaii’s state bird, the nene, is no longer an endangered speciesDecember 18, 2019United StatesConservationunited-statesconservation
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Germany bans gay conversion therapy for minorsDecember 18, 2019GermanyGay rights, Government, LGBTQ+germanygay-rights government lgbtq
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Sprint to go 100% carbon neutral and 100% renewable electricity by 2025December 17, 2019United StatesClean & renewable energy, Climate crisis, Corporate responsibilityunited-statesclean-renewable-energy climate-crisis corporate-responsibilitysprint
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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-statescities 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-statesclimate-crisis conservation corporate-responsibility financegoldman-sachs
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Cambodia to teach LGBT+ issues in schools to tackle discriminationDecember 13, 2019CambodiaEducation, Government, LGBTQ+cambodiaeducation government lgbtq
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Over 500 B Corps commit to being net zero by 2030December 13, 2019Clean & renewable energy, Corporate responsibilityclean-renewable-energy corporate-responsibility
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World’s first community of 3D printed homes is set to house poor families in MexicoDecember 12, 2019MexicoPoverty, Technologymexicopoverty technologynew-story
'World's first' fully-electric commercial flight takes off
‘World’s first’ fully-electric commercial flight takes offDecember 12, 2019CanadaClean & renewable energy, Climate crisis, Transportationcanadaclean-renewable-energy climate-crisis transportation
Photo by Tristan Billet on Unsplash
‘They’ is Merriam-Webster’s Word of the YearDecember 11, 2019Language, LGBTQ+language lgbtqmerriam-webster
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, Sustainabilityswedenclimate-crisis corporate-responsibility sustainabilityikea
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-statesdeath-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-statesgovernment 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 spaincities climate-crisis governmentworld-green-building-council
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-stateselectionsnextgen-america
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-stateselectionsnextgen-america
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-statesanimal-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-statesdisease 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-cooperation refugeesinternational-rescue-committee
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-kingdomclimate-crisis corporate-responsibility transportationeasyjet
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-statesdisease public-health technology
Kansas City bans gay conversion therapy
Kansas City bans gay conversion therapyNovember 19, 2019United StatesGay rights, Government, LGBTQ+united-statesgay-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-statesclean-renewable-energy climate-crisis sustainability technologyheliogen
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, Sustainabilityathletics-sport climate-crisis corporate-responsibility sustainabilityformula-1
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, Financeclimate-crisis financeeuropean-investment-bank
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, Transportationkenyaclean-renewable-energy climate-crisis transportationopibus
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-statesgovernment 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, Transportationkenyaclean-renewable-energy climate-crisis transportationopibus
First-ever Ebola vaccine approved by European regulators
First-ever Ebola vaccine approved by European regulatorsNovember 13, 2019Disease, Government, Public healthdisease government public-healtheuropean-union
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-netherlandscorporate-responsibility plastic-pollution sustainabilityheineken
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-statesclimate-crisis corporate-responsibilitygoogle
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-statescorporate-responsibility povertyapple
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 swedencorporate-responsibility plastic-pollution sustainabilityikea
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+australiagay-rights lgbtqkmart
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 responsibilityjapanconscious-management corporate-responsibilitymicrosoft
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-statesgovernment 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-statesgovernment 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, Governmentcircular-economy-and-zero-waste governmenteuropean-union
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-statesathletics-sport economic-inequalityncaa
Photo by Andrew Spencer on Unsplash
YouTubers and social media influencers unite to plant 20 million treesOctober 30, 2019Climate crisis, Forestsclimate-crisis forestsyoutube
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, Forestsclimate-crisis forestsyoutube
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-statesathletics-sport economic-inequalityncaa
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-statesclean-renewable-energy climate-crisis corporate-responsibility paris-agreementamazon
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 healthzimbabweinternational-cooperation poverty public-healtheuropean-union
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 cooperationclimate-crisis government international-cooperationgreen-climate-fund
Pledges for global climate fund reach $9.8 billion
Pledges for global climate fund reach $9.8 billionOctober 25, 2019Climate crisis, Government, International cooperationclimate-crisis government international-cooperationgreen-climate-fund
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-statesart-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-stateschild-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-statescorporate-responsibility poverty prison-justicejpmorgan-chase
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-statesanimal-rights corporate-responsibilitymacys
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-statesclimate-crisis corporate-responsibility food-diet sustainabilitymcdonalds
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 crisisclean-renewable-energy climate-crisisinternational-energy-agency
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-statesastronomy-space-exploration womens-rightsu-s-nasa
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-statescorporate-responsibility drinking-water-sanitation-and-hygiene-wash technologygoogle
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-statesclimate-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-koreaclean-renewable-energy climate-crisis corporate-responsibility technologysamsung
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-netherlandsenvironment plastic-pollution sustainabilitythe-ocean-cleanup
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-statescorporate-responsibility finance prison-justicebank-of-america barclays jpmorgan-chase wells-fargo
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-statesdrugs-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-statesathletics-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-stateschild-well-being corporate-responsibility gender lgbtqmattel
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-statesclimate-crisis conservation corporate-responsibility forests sustainabilitytimberland
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-kingdomcorporate-responsibility plastic-pollution sustainabilityburger-king
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 crisisclean-renewable-energy climate-crisisinternational-energy-agency
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-statesclean-renewable-energy climate-crisis corporate-responsibilityamazon
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 responsibilityswedenclean-renewable-energy climate-crisis corporate-responsibilityikea
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-beingchild-well-beinggates-foundation university-of-washington
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-statescorporate-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-statesgovernment 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-statesanimal-rights government science-researchu-s-environmental-protection-agency
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-statesmedicine public-health science-researchharvard-university
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-statesclean-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-statesdemocracy 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, Financeclean-renewable-energy financeunited-nations
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-statesanimal-rights flora-fauna government
Walmart ends all handgun ammunition sales
Walmart ends all handgun ammunition salesSeptember 5, 2019United StatesCorporate responsibility, Gun controlunited-statescorporate-responsibility gun-controlwalmart
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-canadaconservation 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 responsibilitychinaclean-renewable-energy climate-crisis corporate-responsibilityre100
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-statesclean-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-statescircular-economy-and-zero-waste corporate-responsibility plastic-pollutionhasbro
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-statesgovernment 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-statesconservation 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-statescorporate-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-statesanimal-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-stateseducation 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-statesclean-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-statesgovernment 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-statescorporate-responsibility lgbtq transgender-rightsvictorias-secret
Barclays cuts finance ties with private prisons
Barclays cuts finance ties with private prisonsAugust 5, 2019United StatesCorporate responsibility, Finance, Prison justiceunited-statescorporate-responsibility finance prison-justicebarclays
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-statescircular-economy-and-zero-waste climate-crisis corporate-responsibility plastic-pollutioncoca-cola pepsi
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-kingdomclean-renewable-energy climate-crisis corporate-responsibility sustainabilityvirgin-media
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-statescircular-economy-and-zero-waste corporate-responsibility sustainabilityintercontinental-hotels-group
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-lankadisease public-healthworld-health-organization
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-statesclean-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, Sustainabilityspaincorporate-responsibility sustainabilityinditex
New York becomes first state to ban declawing cats
New York becomes first state to ban declawing catsJuly 23, 2019United StatesAnimal rights, Governmentunited-statesanimal-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-statesclean-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-statesconservation 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-statesgay-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 singaporeclean-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-stateseconomic-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-statesgovernment 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-statesconservation 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-statesdrugs-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-stateseconomic-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-statesgay-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-statescircular-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-statesdisease 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-statesdrugs-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, Governmentaustraliaclimate-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-statesclimate-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-statesanimal-rights corporate-responsibilityestee-lauder humane-society-international
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, Sustainabilitycircular-economy-and-zero-waste international-cooperation plastic-pollution sustainabilityg20
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-statesdrugs-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-statesgay-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-statesdisease flora-fauna public-health science-researchharvard-university
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-statesgovernment 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-statesclean-renewable-energy climate-crisis corporate-responsibility sustainabilitytarget
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-statesart-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-statesclimate-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-kingdomclean-renewable-energy climate-crisis corporate-responsibility finance sustainabilitybarclays
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-statesclimate-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-statesdrugs-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 & faunaindiaclimate-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, Governmentmexicoeducation 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-statesdrugs-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 cooperationclean-renewable-energy climate-crisis finance international-cooperationeuropean-investment-bank
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-statesdrugs-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-statesgovernment military racial-justiceu-s-military
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-stateseconomic-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 rightslgbtq transgender-rightsworld-health-organization
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-statesenvironment 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-statesdisease 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-statesgovernment 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 Goalsfinance international-cooperation sustainable-development-goalsworld-bank
Connecticut passes $15 minimum wage
Connecticut passes $15 minimum wageMay 18, 2019United StatesEconomic inequality, Government, Minimum wageunited-stateseconomic-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, Sustainabilityclimate-crisis no-coal sustainabilityinternational-energy-agency
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, Sustainabilitycircular-economy-and-zero-waste climate-crisis international-cooperation plastic-pollution sustainabilityunited-nations
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-statescircular-economy-and-zero-waste climate-crisis science-research technologywashington-state-university
Bosch pledges to be carbon neutral by 2020
Bosch pledges to be carbon neutral by 2020May 10, 2019GermanyClean & renewable energy, Climate crisis, Sustainabilitygermanyclean-renewable-energy climate-crisis sustainabilitybosch
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-statesdrugs-entheogens government prison-justice
Denver voters approve decriminalizing "magic mushrooms"
Denver voters approve decriminalizing “magic mushrooms”May 9, 2019United StatesDrugs & Entheogens, Elections, Mental healthunited-statesdrugs-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-statescircular-economy-and-zero-waste government science-research technologyu-s-department-of-energy university-of-california
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-statescircular-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-statescircular-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-kingdomconservation corporate-responsibility environment sustainabilityselfridges
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-statesdemocracy elections government
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Minnesota governor signs bill to make marital rape illegalMay 3, 2019United StatesGovernment, Women's rightsunited-statesgovernment 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 & researchaustraliapublic-health science-researchuniversity-of-sydney
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-statescircular-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, En