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Rixlie Fozilova
Freelance Writer with a passion for Environment and Science. Editor of The Environmental Digest. Subscribe to get my free E-Book at rixliewrites.com

Short and juicy news in the climate change realm.

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Around 265 million years ago, much of modern-day Texas was underwater, and the vast region known as the Permian Basin was a flourishing coral reef.

Today, the organisms that once thrived there have been transformed into enormous deposits of fossil fuels — and they have made the area one of the most treacherous front lines in President Joe Biden’s domestic fight against climate change.

The US oil and gas industry has pinned much of its future hopes on the region, especially in the next decade: If it gets its way, the…


Leave the bees alone and switch to this easy and sustainable by-product

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Bees are the tiny, annoying insects that ruin picnics and make crowds scatter right? Don’t they pollinate flowers and produce honey as a by-product?

Why can’t we just eat what they don’t need? After all, we let them do what they do and they don’t mind sharing.

This attitude created the modern beekeeping industry which has been exploiting bees throughout ages.

Honey bees — wild and domestic — perform about 80 percent of all pollination worldwide. A single bee colony can pollinate 300 million flowers each day.

However…


Short and juicy news in the climate change realm

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The amount of carbon dioxide in the Earth’s atmosphere has reached its annual peak, climbing to 419 parts per million (ppm) in May beating all-time records comparable only to the atmospheric levels of 4.5 million years ago.

  • Miami is to build a giant sea wall to protect the state from the rising environmental challenges.
  • Protests are going on in Fairy Creek, one of Canada’s ancient forests. …

Climate change does not look like a future problem anymore. The repercussions have to be dealt with immediately.

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Climate change hasn’t been news to Miami, Florida. The South Eastern state experienced severe damages due to the devastating storms that have been frequenting the Atlantic in the past three decades.

Unexpected Damages

Hurricane Andrew hit South Florida in 1992 and damaged more than 1.3 million households, leaving increased divorce rates and PTSD in its wake. The main destruction were the high winds, averaging between 130–140 mph. The storm cost United States almost $27.3 billion in damages.

Then, Hurricane Charley happened in 2004, rounding…


A far-reaching investigation by Earthsight in South America has revealed how a football pitch-sized area of forest is cleared every two minutes in Paraguay.

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The clearances are driven by the need to generate space for cattle ranchers to supply the global auto industry with leather and the insatiable international meat industry with provision.

Illegal Deforestation


Whether it’s casual dating or a marriage proposal, some traditions are unsustainable for our planet.

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There are some classic dating stages that lay the groundwork of a successful courtship which then develops into a relationship.

Everyone knows that flowers and chocolates define the earliest and most romantic stage of the relationship, when everything is light and perfect. Couples have a lot to share with each other, so evenings stretch out and time seems slow.

If everything goes smooth, they exchange rings and vows to spend the rest of their lives together.

However, not everyone is aware of the environmental footprint brought by romance and dating. …


The market is saturated with bamboo, wood, and metal products, but do they serve their purpose to save the environment?

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As a newbie environmentalist striving to reduce my consumer waste, I followed popular zero-waste social media accounts and understandably, started to get more and more envious with each passing day.

Zero wasters made their lifestyle seem so effortless and easy. Just swap your disgusting plastic toothbrush with its bamboo alternative and switch the plastic containers with stainless steel etc.

My first instinct was to throw all of my plastic items away and replace them with their natural, reusable, and more…


Let’s see what is new in the climate change journalism realm.

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The EPA Proposes a Ban on HFC-23, the Most Potent Greenhouse Gas Among Hydrofluorocarbons, by October 2022

The agency’s rulemaking would require the Chemours Louisville Works, the nation’s largest emitter of HFC-23, to speed up its voluntary abatement efforts.

A proposed rule by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency would require the chemical manufacturer Chemours to follow through on a recent voluntary commitment to eliminate emissions of a climate super-pollutant from its Louisville Works chemical plant.

The company pledged in March to eliminate 99 percent or more of its emissions of hydrofluorocarbon-23 (HFC-23), a greenhouse gas thousands of times more potent than carbon dioxide, from the plant…


Let’s see what is new in the climate change journalism realm

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A New Program Like FDR’s Civilian Conservation Corps Could Help the Nation Fight Climate Change and Transition to Renewable Energy

Proposals currently being considered in Washington differ from the New Deal program because of a focus on employing women and people of color and tackling projects in underserved communities.

Solving big problems with a huge workforce making lots of small contributions is the crux of an idea kicking around Washington to take on some of the most challenging issues of our times: reimagining the Depression-era Civilian Conservation Corps. …


Let’s see what is new in the climate change journalism realm.

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The Senate Reinstates Methane Emissions Regulations Rolled Back by Trump, Marking a Clear Win for Climate Activists

Three Republicans joined Democrats in curtailing pollution from the potent greenhouse gas, reinstating emissions limits on oil and gas wells enacted during the Obama administration.

In a vote that fell largely along partisan lines, the U.S. Senate on Wednesday passed a resolution effectively vetoing a Trump administration rollback of methane emission regulations for the oil and gas industry.

The affirmative vote, which required only a simple majority, marked the first time in this Congress that the upper chamber has used its power to overturn rules passed in the waning…

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