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Written by: Kimberly White The UAE Minister of Climate Change and Environment, Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, has announced a new video competition to shed light on the climate crisis. Dr. Al Zeyoudi launched #ItAffectsYou during the United Nations...
Written by: Kimberly White Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak has announced his plans to join the U.S. Climate Alliance. Earlier this month, Governor Sisolak accepted the invitation to join the bipartisan Alliance from Governors Cuomo, Inslee, and Newsom. “Climate leadership is...
Written by: Kimberly White  Former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger have joined forces to fight the climate crisis and inspire action around the world.   On December 2nd, the pair launched World War Zero, a...
Written by: Kimberly White  Ethiopia planted a record-breaking 353,633,660 trees in 12 hours on July 29th. Initially setting out to plant 200 million trees, the nation exceeded the goal by more than 153 million.  India had previously held the World Record....
Written by: Kimberly White The government of New Zealand is pledging $2 million to help relocate Fijian communities displaced by the climate crisis.  Fiji is comprised of 300 islands and is home to nearly one million people. The Pacific nation is...
Written by: Kimberly White Best known for its beaches and annual Carnival, the city of Rio de Janeiro has taken a step in its battle against air pollution stemming from the millions of vehicles on the city’s streets. In an effort...
Written by: Kimberly White  UBS Group will no longer fund new offshore oil projects in the Arctic. The Swiss bank also announced it would not provide financing for new thermal coal mines or oil sands on undeveloped lands.  The new standards...
Written by: Kimberly White  A new mobile app that makes planting trees easier than ever before has made its debut. Community-led tree planting projects from more than 20 countries have come together in an effort to boost the world's reforestation...
Written by: Kimberly White  The UK government is phasing out petrol, diesel, and hybrid cars by 2035. The sale of new petrol and diesel cars and vans will be banned as of 2035. After the ban comes into effect, only...
Written by: Kimberly White JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo will no longer fund oil and gas drilling in the Arctic, including the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.  The announcements come on the heels of similar commitments made by Goldman Sachs and BlackRock.  JPMorgan...
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