House Democrats on Tuesday unveiled a plan to address climate change that would set a goal of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, while pushing renewable energy such as wind and solar power and addressing environmental contamination that disproportionately harms low-income and minority communities. The election-year plan backed by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other leaders is less ambitious than a sweeping Green New Deal that a group of progressive Democrats outlined last year to combat climate change and create thousands of jobs in renewable energy.
Spirits giant Diageo announced Monday that it's going green with its newest whiskey-making venture in the Bluegrass State. Its distillery being built at Lebanon, Kentucky, is expected to be carbon neutral — a first for the London-based company. The $130 million distillery of Bulleit bourbon is expected to be fully operational in 2021.
A Russian metallurgical company said Sunday that it improperly pumped wastewater into the Arctic tundra and that it has suspended the responsible employees. The statement from Nornickel is the second time in a month the company has been connected to pollution in the ecologically delicate region.
Germany is banning the sale of single-use plastic straws, cotton buds and food containers, bringing it in line with a European Union directive intended to reduce the amount of plastic garbage that pollutes the environment.
Do you think the government is doing enough for the Black community? De-escalation is definitely what we need during all these protests and rioting because all this country need is justice. To get justice, it's important for not only the government, but also the police to listen and try to understand what the purpose is for the Black Lives Matter movement so that no unnecessary harm will occur and affect innocent people. But is it that easy?
As everyone knows all over the States, and most likely all over the globe as well, is that the Black Lives Matter movement is hitting home and to heart for so many lives. From the late 1500s, black people lost their independence and freedom from Europeans when being brought from their home to America to become slaves. They still struggle to this day to get the respect they deserve. Through all the pain and trials they've gone through, they have always relied on food for comfort and strength to survive all the heartbreak and mistreatment they still suffer through to this day.
Environmental groups are urging the European Union to take drastic action to protect insects, saying in a report Tuesday that more than 40% of the world’s insect species are in decline because of pesticide use and industrial farming. Friends of the Earth Europe and the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung, a think tank with close ties to the German Green Party, said the EU's strategy to protect biodiversity and develop organic farming is not enough, as one-third of all inspect species are threatened with extinction.
The world hit another new record high for heat-trapping carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, despite reduced emissions because of the coronavirus pandemic, scientists announced Thursday. Measurements of carbon dioxide, the chief human-caused greenhouse gas, averaged 417.1 parts per million at Mauna Loa, Hawaii, for the month of May, when carbon levels in the air peak, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said. That's 2.4 parts per million higher than a year ago.
With the protests going on, Omar Jimenez, was arrested while doing what was good for the country. He was on the good side, but cops saw him as a bad guy. Here are several stories and references of what's it's like to have a badge, but be black as well during the black lives matter movement and police brutality protest.
As these protests and riots go on throughout the states, we always wish the best and safety for everyone during this scary time. Many people are looting for the wrong intentions, and it's causing so much damage. But, there are some good going on during this time as well. Sheriff Swanson from Michigan unites with peaceful protestors to show that they are angry and want justice about what happened to George Floyd as well.