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Every day, One Green Planet brings you today’s top news. For those who don’t have a lot of time to look through the news each day, this will be a great resource and an easy way to catch up!

Here you’ll find different categories of news and links to each article published! Enjoy!

1. Sanctions Imposed on Mexico Over Inadequate Protection of Endangered Vaquita Porpoises

A trade authority has sanctioned Mexico for failing to prevent illegal fishing practices that have led to the near extinction of the vaquita porpoise, the world’s most critically endangered mammal. Vaquitas, which are endemic to Mexico’s Gulf of California and named after the Spanish word for little cow, have seen their population decline from 600 in the 1990s to only about 10 today. They are being trapped and drowned in illegal nets used by Mexican fishermen to catch fish and shrimp, including the totoaba, a large fish whose swim bladders are considered a delicacy in China. They can sell for $20,000 to $80,000 per kilogram or more on the black market.

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2. Sprouts Farmers Market Commits to Plastic-Free Future by 2023

Sprouts Farmers Market, a popular grocery store chain with 380 stores across 23 states, has recently announced its decision to eliminate the use of single-use plastic bags by the end of 2023. This is a significant move towards sustainability, as the company currently uses over 200 million single-use plastic bags each year.

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3. Woolrich Unveils Eco-Friendly Arctic Parka Made with Plant-Based Fibers

US outdoor label Woolrich is taking a bold step towards sustainability with the launch of an eco-friendly version of its iconic Arctic Parka. The parka is made using next-generation fiber developed by Japanese start-up Spiber, which uses plant-derived sugars as raw material. The Brewed Protein polymers used in the parka have been developed by Spiber using a microbial fermentation process similar to that used to produce alcoholic drinks. This innovative technology reduces microplastic Pollution and greenhouse gas emissions associated with the use of petroleum-derived synthetic fabrics in the Fashion industry.

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4. Russian Influencer Hasbulla Faces Backlash After Video Surfaces of Him Abusing Pet Cat

A heartbreaking clip recently surfaced that shows 20-year-old Hasbulla, a Russian influencer, pulling his cat’s ears and hitting the animal multiple times.

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5. Chemists Develop Iridescent Plant-Based Film to Revolutionize Energy Efficiency in Buildings

A new, iridescent plant-based film could revolutionize the way we keep buildings cool. Chemists have developed a film made from two layers of plant-based cellulose materials that cools down when exposed to sunlight. The film is available in various shining colors and could one day be used to coat buildings and cars, reducing the need for air conditioning.

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6. Hawaiian Airlines Pledges to Buy 50M Gallons of Sustainable Fuel Made From Corn to Reduce Carbon Footprint

Hawaiian Airlines is taking a major step towards reducing its carbon footprint by committing to purchasing 50 million gallons of sustainable aviation fuel over the next five years. The airline’s partnership with biofuel company Gevo will allow them to produce the fuel using corn, a renewable resource.

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7. EU Makes Bold Move to Zero Emissions: All New Cars Sold Must be Green by 2035

European Union countries have recently approved a law that requires all new cars sold from 2035 to be zero-emission. This decision has been made to help limit the rise in global temperatures to 1.5C, as part of efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Poland voted against the law, while Italy, Bulgaria and Romania abstained. Germany, however, managed to secure an exemption for cars running on e-fuels, which are argued to be carbon neutral because they use captured CO2 emissions to balance out the CO2 released when the fuel is combusted in an engine. The EU will determine how sales of e-fuel-only cars can continue later this year.

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8. 5 Cities Honored for Their Impactful Public Health Achievements at Global Summit

Cities worldwide are taking action to combat noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) and injuries by implementing policies that reduce exposure to risk factors. With more than half of the global population now living in urban settings, ensuring the health and well-being of residents in our world’s urban centers is crucial. This is why the Partnership for Healthy Cities was founded in 2017, a global network of 70 cities that work together to prevent NCDs and injuries. The Partnership is supported by Bloomberg Philanthropies, the World Health Organization (WHO), and Vital Strategies.

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