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 York Senate Passes Bill To Ban Sale of Animals in Pet StoresThe Inhumane Way We Cage and Treat Lab Rats and Mice Could be Affecting Study ResultsMaryland Becomes Second State in the U.S. to Ban DeclawingCelebrities, Animal Welfare Charities, and MPs Sign Letter to Demand an End to Cages for HensCruel ‘Wild Cow Milking’ Event to Take Place at Rodeo in CaliforniaIceland Under Pressure to Ban Cruel ‘Blood Farms’ That Take Hormones from Pregnant Horses, and 168 Neglected Exotic and Domestic Animals Seized From Veterinarian’s Farm.

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 Michael Bloomberg Announces $242 Million Investment for Clean Energy in 10 Developing CountriesIKEA Set to Start Selling Solar Panels in the United States This FallNew York City Launches First Food and Climate Dashboard and Shows Just How Bad Meat is For The EnvironmentMost UK Drivers Want a Cruelty-Free Car Made Without Animal Products, Study FindsSpaceX and Blue Origin Among Companies Polluting the Atmosphere With Frequent Use of Reusable RocketsWhy Amazon’s Prime Delivery is Bad for the Environment and Their WorkersWar in Ukraine Could Be Causing Mass Dolphin Deaths in the Black SeaMan and Woman Facing Felony Charges After Throwing Hundreds of Balloons Into Florida Bay.

Here are the other top earth stories of the week:

3. Life News

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This week in life news, creativity and innovation took the spotlight in Meet Mushroom Leather: A New Cruelty-Free, Sustainable, and Eco-Friendly Leather Alternative! and Sustainable Artist Turns Old 19th Century Barn Into Art.

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 Finless Foods Announces Pokè Style Plant-Based TunaBeyond Meat Launches Plant-Based Lunch Boxes in China, Yo Egg! Launches World’s First Plant-Based Sunny-Side-Up and Poached Eggs, and Eleven Madison Park Launches Upscale Plant-Based Meal Delivery Service.

5. Natural Health News

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This week we had a TikToker share an interesting technique to help calm nerves in TikTok Tip: Tracing Your Hand Can Help Calm Your Anxiety.

6. Human Interest Stories

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This week we had a couple of human interest petitions: Petition: Investigate Jared Kushner For Securing Shady Investments From Saudi Arabia and Petition: Demand Justice for Young Mother Beaten by Police for Drinking Beer on a Beach.

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