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 New SWIMS Act Will End The Capture and Breeding of Whales for Public DisplayNew Documentary Exposes Cruel Live Animals Exports in BrazilBig Cat Public Safety Act Passes House of Representatives!DC League of Super-Pets Inspired by Director’s Experience Volunteering at a Shelter for Old and Disabled AnimalsAnimal Rights Activists Claim Iranian Forces Slaughtered Over 1000 Vaccinated and Sterilized Shelter DogsOver 100 Bottlenose Dolphins Slaughtered in ‘Traditional Hunt’ on Faroe Islands Turning the Water Dark RedUp to 20 Dead Animals Including Koalas and Dogs Were Found Dead and Dumped in Brisbane ParkSeven Beagles Rescued From Cruel Research Facility Where They Were Unable to See the Sun or Walk on GrassPregnant Mustangs and Foals Forced to Run For Their Lives in Controversial and Secretive Wild Horse RoundupGroups Condemn Louisiana State University For Continuing Cruel Tests on Birds By Feeding Them Crude OilRSPCA Rescues 47 Large Rabbits Believed to be Bred to be Eaten, Family of Nine Spider Monkeys Rescued from Illegal Zoo and Returned to Rainforest, and Las Vegas Venue Cancels Magic Show Using Live Animals After Receiving Hundreds of Letters of Disapproval.

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 Nearly One Million California Residents Living With Contaminated Drinking Water Deemed Dangerous to Human HealthMexico Experiences Dangerous Drought While Companies like Coca-Cola and Heineken Take Billions of Liters of Water From Public ReservoirsPollution From Tire Dust is a Massive Threat to Marine Life, and Researchers Looking For Solutions as Singapore’s Heat and Humidity Continue to Rise Making it Uninhabitable.

Here are the other top earth stories of the week:

3. Life News

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This week in life news, innovation took the spotlight in Sustainable Mason Jar Snack HackSustainable Candle Recycling HackA Look into Agnes Denes’ Art Project Showcasing a Wheat Field Grown on a LandfillThings You Need To Stop Throwing Away That Can Be RepurposedTikTok Tip: Quick and Easy Sustainable Home Swaps For Everyone, and Egyptian Artists Create Recycled Art Made From Old Factory Waste Materials.

4. Plant-Based Food News

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There was plenty of excitement this week in the world of plant-based food news, including Hotel Chain Will Add Plant-Based Alternatives For Every Menu ItemSavorEat Launches Fully Customizable 3D-Printed Plant-Based Pork and Turkey BurgersPETA’s New Video Promotes Veganism with Lizzo’s ‘Good As Hell’, and Omakaseed Brings Plant-Based Omakase Dining Experience to New York City!

5. Natural Health News

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This week in natural health news we learned to importance of being cautious with health-based tracking apps in Cyber Safety for Women in a Post Roe-Wade World and why whole foods are better for your brain in People Who Eat More Ultra-Processed Food At Higher Risk for Dementia, New Study Finds.

6. Human Interest Stories

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This week in human interest, we saw one of the disastrous consequences of extreme heat in Texas Town On Verge or Running Out of Water Declares Water Emergency and ways women can protect their health information in How to Protect Your Data Post Roe v. Wade.

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