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 Thousands Of Dead Fish Wash Up in California’s Bay Area Amid Mass Algae BloomMarine Animals Found on California Beaches with Signs of Domoic Acid PoisoningFlorida Man Arrested For Dumping Dead Animals at Memorial for Victims of the Parkland School ShootingResearchers Use AI to Decipher Animal LanguagesHong Kong Exodus Causes Huge Surge in Pet AbandonmentsPig Little Lies: Recap of Grand Finale; Can These 2 Pigs Rekindle Their Romance?How Scientists Are Using Beavers to Help Fight Climate ChangeLarge Bear Wanders Through L.A. Neighborhood Visibly in Pain with Arrow Stuck in BodyThree Dolphins Released Back into Ocean After Spending Years of Captivity in Amusement Park, and Animals Sun-bask for Survival as a Physiological Response to Climate Change.

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 Climate-Induced Water Crisis in Jackson Leaves Residents Without Reliable Drinking WaterMajority of Trash in the Great Plastic Garbage Patch Comes from Overfishing in Japan and ChinaNew World Health Organization Report Reveals Cigarette Butts as Main Driver of Microplastic Pollution, New California Bill Could Offer $1,000 In Tax Breaks For Households Who Don’t Purchase a Car, 2023 BMW and MINI Models Will Have Vegan Interiors, California Becomes First State to Require Testing of Drinking Water for Microplastics, and This Dutch City Just Became the First in the World to Ban Meat Advertisements.

Here are the other top earth stories of the week:

3. Plant-Based Food News

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There was plenty of excitement this week and disappointment in the world of plant-based food news, including Bride-To-Be Slammed on Reddit After Tricking Vegan Cousin into Eating Meat at Engagement PartyDaiya Launches First Ever Plant-Based Gluten-Free FlatbreadsPanda Express Announces Return of Plant-Based Orange Chicken, and How To Make Homemade Pickles.

4. Health

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This week in health news, we learned about the healing properties of a certain herb in our cupboards in Can Adding Oil of Oregano Drops To Your Water Boost Your Immune System? and some ingredients to watch out for in a popular food in Ingredients You Should Be Avoiding In Yogurt.

5. Human Interest Stories

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This week in human interest we saw several petitions, including Petition: Demand Florida Restore Healthcare for Trans People!Petition: Decriminalize Same-Sex Marriages in Singapore, and Petition: Stop Billionaires From Buying Political Decisions. In other news, Biden’s Top Climate Adviser Gina McCarthy is Stepping DownDangerous Arsenic Levels Found in Manhattan Public Housing Leaving Over 3,500 Residents Without Safe Drinking Water, and Woman With Dairy Allergy Dies After Eating Wrap That Was Labeled Vegan.

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