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

Scientist holding rabbit's eye open to drop liquid in it from dropper


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 Ukrainian Woman Saves 35 Dogs From Mariupol Amid Russian InvasionGerman Police Seize Over 110 Dangerous Snakes After Owner Was Bitten by One, 109 Live Wild Animals Found in Luggage at Airport in BangkokLouisiana Becomes 9th State to Ban Sale of Cosmetics Tested on AnimalsSony to Tone Down Spider-Man Villain ‘Kraven the Hunter’ to ‘Kraven The Animal Lover’ in Upcoming Spin-Off, and Las Vegas Man Arrested For Killing Woman’s Dog After She Refused to Have Dinner With Him.

Here are the other important animal stories of the week:

2. Earth and Environmental News

Flooding in Bangladesh

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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 Floods in Bangladesh Leave 3.5 Million Children in Need of Clean WaterJane Fonda Wants Biden To “Get Better” On Climate Issues if He Runs in 2024Man Sentenced After Selling Thousands of Devices That Allow Trucks to Bypass Emission Controls, and Jason Momoa Speaks to Youth Activists About Saving the World’s Oceans.

Here are the other top earth stories of the week:

3. Life News

Man spraying herbicide on field

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This week in life news, innovation took the spotlight in How to Recycle a Pineapple TopTikTok Tip: How to Grow Dragon FruitResearchers Find Human Urine Could Be a Fantastic Alternative to Chemical FertilizersHow to Upcycle Plastic Bottles, and North Carolina-Based Startup Creates First Animal-Free Cell-Based Collagen.

4. Plant-Based Food News

SMA nutrition Little Step's milk

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There was plenty of excitement this week in the world of plant-based food news, including Chicago Company Uses Fungi From Yellowstone National Park to Grow Vegan Protein ProductsFormer CEO of Tyson Foods Joins Plant-Based Startup as AdvisorVegTech Celebrates Listing of its Plant-Based Innovation ETF at New York Stock Exchange, and Nestlé Launches New Plant-Based Toddler Milk.

5. Natural Health News

Someone cutting bread with knife

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This week we learned more about the benefits of a plant-based diet, a dangerous food additive, and the cleanliness of public restrooms in Physicians Should Be Aware of the Benefits of a Plant-Based Diet For These Six Health ConditionsScientists Use Tomato Genes to Create Robust Source of Vegan Vitamin DPetition: Ban Potassium Bromate, a Cancer-Causing Bread Ingredient, and How Germ-Filled Are Public Restrooms? Here’s What You Can Do To Stay Safe.

6. Human Interest Stories

People holding up signs at a pro-choice rally

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This week we saw a few human interest petitions, including Petition: Demand Trump Testify for January 6th CommitteePetition: Demand Congress Pass Federal Abortion Protections Now!, and Petition: Investigate Southern Baptist Leaders for Sexual Abuse. In other news, Pharmaceutical Drugs Have Infiltrated Rivers Around The World, New Study Finds.

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