The European Union Just Proposed a Ban on 10 Common Single-Use Plastics

“Plastic waste is undeniably a big issue and Europeans need to act together to tackle this problem, because plastic waste ends up in our air, our soil, our oceans, and in our food.”

Baled plastic bottles waiting to be recycled at a UK recycling facility.

In a move welcomed by conservationists, the executive arm of the European Union (EU) on Monday proposed a ban on 10 common single-use plastics that, together with fishing gear, account for about 70 percent of marine litter across Europe. https://twitter.com/EU_Commission/status/1001043213866725376 The European Commission's ban would apply to

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Alberta Selling Out Endangered Caribou For Fossil Fuels

The iconic Caribou’s numbers are in steep decline, but the oil and gas industry gets the OK to buy their habitat.

The Canadian province of Alberta on Wednesday began selling land critical to the survival of mountain caribou to the energy industry. The auction of leases, which continues until June 25, comes the same month the iconic mammals were characterized as endangered — facing imminent extirpation or extinction—  by the federal Committee on the Status

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Endangered Wild Cats Harmfully Bred In Zoos For Profit, Not Protection

Inbreeding practices of rare white tigers and white lions have led to birth defects and abnormalities, but is their popularity in zoos more important than their conservation?

white tigers

Although the wild cats on display in zoos seem to be the kings and queens of their exhibits, the reality of their lives in captivity is far from royal. Illegal poaching, trophy hunting, retaliative persecution and habitat loss subjects wildlife species to extinction or captivity, and has brought populations of wild cats in the world to staggering

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