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UN says access to a ‘clean, healthy’ environment is a human right

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The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHCR) acknowledged Friday that access to a "safe, clean, healthy and sustainable environment" is a basic human right for the first time. Despite criticism from some countrie...

227 people were killed defending the environment last year, a new report shows. That’s a record.

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Behind the veil of the Covid-19 pandemic, 227 people were killed last year protecting forests, water and other natural resources under increasing stress from climate change, making 2020 the deadliest year on record ...

How the political environment is moving toward Republicans

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Republicans gained a seat in the Connecticut state Senate this week. They won a special election in a district that President Joe Biden won by more than 20 points in 2020. Any individual special election such as th...

MSNBC medical analyst: We need universal masking in schools to create a safe environment

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While discussing a recent outbreak of the coronavirus at a children's summer camp, Patel expressed agreement with the recommendations on masking from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) that all children aged 3 ...

How to create a gender-inclusive environment for our kids

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Gender reveal parties. Boys don't cry. That color is for girls. That bathroom is for boys. That sport is only for "real" girls. That's not the right clothing section, toy, partner, door, major, job or life for you. ...

Biden nominee called for population control to protect environment: ‘We must breed fewer consuming humans’

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Stone-Manning has already come under fire in recent weeks for her connection to a tree spiking incident – an ecoterrorism tactic – in Idaho in the 1980s, where she traded her court testimony for legal immunity. BIDEN...

Brazilian Environment Minister Ricardo Salles resigns amid Amazon illegal logging probe

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Sao Paulo Brazil's controversial environment minister, Ricardo Salles, announced Wednesday that he was stepping down from the position amid an investigation into allegations he obstructed a police probe into illegal ...

Google employee fired for questioning equity training tells Tucker about ‘disruptive’ work environment

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Kobernyk since penned a memo laying out what concerned him while working for the Big Tech behemoth and told "Tucker Carlson Tonight" on Wednesday that this includes racially "damaging" behavior. "In my memo, I just t...

World Environment Day: We must conserve and restore our ecosystems, for the sake of future generations

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Editor's Note: Imran Khan is Prime Minister of Pakistan, which is hosting World Environment Day 2021 in partnership with the UN Environment Programme. The views expressed in this commentary are his own. Growing up ...

Homeland Security warns of ‘heightened threat environment’ as eased COVID-19 restrictions reopen public spaces

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"Violent extremists may seek to exploit the easing of COVID-19-related restrictions across the United States to conduct attacks against a broader range of targets after previous public capacity limits reduced opportu...

Biden’s immigration policies hurt environment? Arizona green groups react to state AG’s lawsuit

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"This is a cynical lawsuit by the attorney general. Attorney General Brnovich did nothing while the Trump administration waived laws along the border, including environmental laws to erect the hateful, harmful, ineff...

Japan increases protection for US military amid ‘severe security environment’

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Hong Kong Japan's military performed 25 missions in 2020 in defense of US ships or planes, a sign of the growing integration of two of Asia's most powerful armed forces. The number of what Japan calls "asset protect...