Climate

Nika Knight, staff writer
Calamitous global conflict as a result of climate change will produce hundreds of millions of refugees by 2100, said France's environmental minister Ségolène Royal to representatives from 170 countries at the UN environment assembly in Nairobi on Thursday. "If nothing is done to combat the negative impact of climate change, we will have hundreds...
Lauren McCauley, staff writer
Thirty-four University of Massachusetts- Amherst students were arrested in April for occupying a campus building during a nonviolent divestment protest. (Photo: Divest UMass)
University of Massachusetts students—who just over one month ago were arrested...
Lauren McCauley, staff writer
Former Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, and known "climate criminal," reportedly plans to establish a foreign policy institute. (Photo: Adrian Wyld/Canadian Press)
News that former Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper would be leaving...

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Big Problem, Cunning Small Solution Dept: With our oceans fouled by an estimated 8 million metric tons of plastic - much of it those pesky, deadly six-pack rings from the 6.3 billion gallons of beer America guzzles each year - a Florida craft brewery has created 100% biodegradable rings from recycled barley and wheat that can double as lunch for any innocent marine animals who come upon them. Brilliant.