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
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 Invasion, German Police Seize Over 110 Dangerous Snakes After Owner Was Bitten by One, 109 Live Wild Animals Found in Luggage at Airport in Bangkok, Louisiana Becomes 9th State to Ban Sale of Cosmetics Tested on Animals, Sony 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:
- Emaciated Puppy Found Abandoned in Crate Near Boston Cemetery
- What Happened To All The Giant Animals?
- The World’s Appetite for Frogs is Driving These Amphibians to Extinction
- Some Turtles and Tortoises Do Not Age at All, New Studies Find
- Video Footage Shows Black Inc Crew Star Ceaser Emanuel Abusing Dogs
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 Floods in Bangladesh Leave 3.5 Million Children in Need of Clean Water, Jane Fonda Wants Biden To “Get Better” On Climate Issues if He Runs in 2024, Man 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:
- The Green Planet: New Documentary Series Hosted By Sir David Attenborough Explores Secret Life of Plants
- Researchers Create ‘Species Stock Market’ to Help Protect Biodiversity
- Viruses Can Survive by ‘Hitchhiking’ Onto Microplastics in Freshwater, New Study Finds
- Sustainable Ocean Alliance Receives $15 Million in Funding to Continue to Uplift ‘Ecopreneurs’
3. Life News
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This week in life news, innovation took the spotlight in How to Recycle a Pineapple Top, TikTok Tip: How to Grow Dragon Fruit, Researchers Find Human Urine Could Be a Fantastic Alternative to Chemical Fertilizers, How to Upcycle Plastic Bottles, and North Carolina-Based Startup Creates First Animal-Free Cell-Based Collagen.
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 Chicago Company Uses Fungi From Yellowstone National Park to Grow Vegan Protein Products, Former CEO of Tyson Foods Joins Plant-Based Startup as Advisor, VegTech 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
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 Conditions, Scientists Use Tomato Genes to Create Robust Source of Vegan Vitamin D, Petition: 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
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This week we saw a few human interest petitions, including Petition: Demand Trump Testify for January 6th Committee, Petition: 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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