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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 Hotel Launches Animal Mindfulness ProgramNorway and United States Continue to Experiment on Endangered Whales Despite BacklashCat Lost in Airport for Three Weeks Before Being Rescued21 Dogs Rescued Just Days Before Turning Into Soup for South Korea’s ‘Bok Nal’ SeasonHero Dogs Receive Awards for Their Extraordinary Contributions to SocietyThe Land of Ahimsa: New Documentary Explores ‘Ahimsa’ and Nonviolence Towards All Living ThingsTwo Neglected Tigers Saved From Abandoned Roadside Zoo in OklahomaRescuers Spend 4 Hours Freeing Humpback Whale From Fishing NetDying Goldfish Installation Removed From Museum For Promoting Animal Cruelty, Employee Quits Job After Boss’ Heartless Response to Her Family Dog’s Death, and Florida Dad Arrested After Killing Daughter’s Dogs By Locking Them in a Hot Car for Three Days.

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 Excessive Protein Consumption Pollutes Drinking Water, New Study FindsNearly $2 Trillion Worth of Economic Damage Caused to Poorer Countries Due to Excessive Emissions From the USFrance Confirms Link Between Cancer and Processed MeatsDemand for Trees and Charcoal Consumption is Destroying Congo ForestsChilean Feminist Group Helps Close Smelting Plant Causing Pollution and Health Problems, and Google Cloud Announces Solutions to Help Companies Fight Climate Change.

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 How to Make a Natural Hair Growth Mask Using a Coconut and TikTok Hack: DIY Kiwi Mask For Acne and Skin Repair.

4. Plant-Based Food News

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There was plenty of excitement and disappointment this week in the world of plant-based food news, including Gordon Ramsay Admits He Loves Vegan Food During The First Ever Vegan Challenge on MasterChefPope Francis Asks Young People to Eat Less Meat to Save the PlanetFormer McDonald’s Executive Backs Vegan Fast Food Rival After Being FiredOver 17,000 Doctors Ask Biden Administration to Put Plant-Based Diets at Forefront of Nutrition Policy, and Vegan Chefs Are Reinventing The Classic French Pastries Across the Country.

5. Natural Health News

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This week we learned more about the benefits of a plant-based diet from a nutrition expert in 10 Nutrition Tips That Help Prevent and Treat Diabetes and Other Chronic Health Conditions.

6. Human Interest Stories

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This week in human interest, we saw a tormenting fast-food manager get his payback in Vegan Subway Employee Wins £13,000 Harassment Claim After Boss Bullied Her For Being Vegan, and learned another way pregnant women will be affected by the Supreme Court’s recent ruling in How Pollution and Climate Change Impact Pregnant People Post Roe V. Wade.

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