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Each Friday, One Green Planet brings you the week’s top news. For those who don’t have a lot of time to look through the news each day, this is will be a great resource and an easy way to catch up! Here you’ll find different categories of news, a synopsis of the top stories, and links to each article published during the week.

1. Animal rights and Welfare News

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As always we had a ton of news to cover in the world of Animal rights and welfare. This week we saw happy and hopeful stories, as well as some grim and depressing ones. Some of the more notable stories included Hero Vet Saves Animals From Ukrainian War by Operating on Them in a Kitchen, No Free-Range Eggs in UK Supermarkets Amid Biggest Avian Flu Outbreak, Reports Claim Starving Russian Troops are Eating Stray Animals, Over 400 Beagles Won’t Be Euthanized For Research at Cruel Breeding Facility Because They Were Rescued!, Hero Saves Kangaroos From Kharkiv Zoo After Enclosure Was Repeatedly Shelled, The Smell Of Money: Documentary Produced by Kate Mara About 1980’s Anti-Pork Movement Premieres This Week, Ricky Gervais and Moby Call for Elephants to be Released From Zoos and Sent to Sanctuaries, Petco Love Donates $1 Million to Aid Ukrainian Pets and their Families and White-Nose Syndrome Has Killed Millions of Northern Long-Eared Bats.

Here are the other important animal stories of the week:

2. Earth and Environmental News

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There were numerous stories about the environment this week which gave us hope for the future and reminded us how far we still have to go. Some of the more memorable stories included UK Pushes for Nuclear Energy to Power 25% of the Country’s Electricity by 2050, Extreme Methane Leaks in New Mexico’s Permian Basin From Oil and Gas Production, This Women Lived in a Canopy of a Redwood Tree For 738 Days to Protest Logging in the 1990s, Worldwide Protests Demand Action Against Climate-Destroying Russian War, Washington State Moves to Ban All Gas-Powered Cars by 2030, New Report Finds About Half of U.S. Water is ‘Too Polluted’ For Fishing, Drinking, or Swimming, and Birds are Nesting Almost a Month Earlier Due to Climate Change.

Here are the other top earth stories of the week:

3. Plant-Based Food News

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This week a judge ruled that plant-based labels are misleading customers in Louisiana’s Ban Against Plant-Based Food Labels Using Meat-Related Words Ruled Unconstitutional.

4. Human Interest Stories

U.S. Border Patrol

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New research from Consumer Reports discovered more high levels of “forever chemicals” in everyday products in Study Finds PFAS in Dozens of Packaged Food Products Across Restaurants and Grocery Stores and constitutional rights are violated in Muslim Americans File Lawsuit Against U.S. Border Patrol For Asking Invasive Questions About Their Religion.

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