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 53 Dogs and Three People Are Safe After Plane Crash onto Snowy Golf CourseFive Turtles Were Released Back to the Ocean After Decades of CaptivityMan Arrested for Locking Dog in ClosetTwo Men Charged with Shooting Animals at a Safari Park in QuebecKing Charles Bans Foie Gras From All Royal ResidencesAnimals Can Detect Human Emotions From a Person’s Voice, New Study FindsCommunity Sets Dog on Fire After He Mauled Three-Year-Old to DeathSanctuary Conducts Study With Animals, But Only if They VolunteerMan’s Dog is Stolen While Being Treated by Medics After Collapsing in the Street, Whole Foods Cuts ties with Maine Lobster Following Suspension of Sustainability Certification, Emaciated Sperm Whale Washes Ashore With 330 Pounds of Fishing Gear in Stomach, and The World’s Heaviest Flying Bird Uses Plants as a Form of Medication, New Study Finds.

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 California Just Released the World’s First Plan to Achieve Net Zero Carbon PollutionPETA Announces $1M Competition to Find Vegan Wool AlternativeHow Our Plastic Waste Being Recycled in Thailand is Causing a Major Public Health Problem, and New York Becomes First State to Restrict Crypto Mining.

Here are the other top earth stories of the week:

3. Plant-Based Food News

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There were a couple of interesting and exciting stories this week in the world of plant-based food news, including Meatable’s Plan to Make “Hybrid Meat” Will Combine Lab-Grown Meat and Plant-Based Proteins and Futurevore: James Cameron Coins New Term for Vegans.

4. Life News

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This week in life news, we learned some DIY and thrifty tips in DIY Festive Water Bead Candles and Festive DIY Candle Stand Using Items From The Dollar Store.

5. Human Interest Stories

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This week in human interest, we saw several petitions, including Petition: Demand Stricter Gun Laws After Recent UVA School ShootingPetition: Demand Strict Standards and Plans for Protecting Passengers with Wheelchairs on Flights, and Petition: Tell States to Lower Insulin Prices Like California. In other news, Kourtney Kardashian Throws Travis Barker Surprise Vegan Birthday Party.

Easy Ways to Help the Planet:

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  • Do What You Can: Reduce waste, plant trees, eat local, travel responsibly, reuse stuff, say no to single-use plastics, recycle, vote smart, switch to cold water laundry, divest from fossil fuels, save water, shop wisely, donate if you can, grow your own food, volunteer, conserve energy, compost, and don’t forget about the microplastics and microbeads lurking in typical household and personal care products!