Starbucks Brews Up Food Donation Plan to Stop Hunger in America

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Leftover panini and sandwiches at the chain’s stores will be taken to local food banks and pantries.
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Coral Bleaching Hits The Great Barrier Reef After Australia Temperatures Break Records

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Record-breaking temperatures in Australia have triggered a severe coral bleaching event in the Great Barrier Reef, threatening coral survival in the World Heritage site.

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United Kingdom Proposes Soda Tax in Ongoing Fight Against Obesity

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It’s a reversal by Prime Minister David Cameron, who previously rejected such a policy.
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The Whalers Are Long Gone, but These Great Whales Are Still Struggling

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Researchers have created the first reliable population estimates for the now-rare New Zealand southern right whale.
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Maryland Passes a Bill to Save Its Bees

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The Maryland House passed a bill this month that partially bans neonicotinoids, a pesticide that harms honeybees. Now only farmers can purchase neonics for their crops, but consumers will no longer be able to buy them.

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General Mills Announces GMO Labeling for US Products

 

General Mills, the Minneapolis-based food giant, has announced Friday that consumers all over the U.S. will soon begin seeing GMO labeling legislated by the state of Vermont on many General Mills products.

Jeff Harmening, the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, for U.S. Retail at General Mills stated in a blog post, after the blocking of the new Dark Act in the U.S. Senate, that;

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Polluted Environment is Responsible for One-Quarter of Global Deaths

From cities choked with smog to rural villages with contaminated waterways, people around the world face threats of disease from their environment that too often result in premature death.

Roughly 12.6 million people died in 2012 owing to working or living in an unhealthy environment, according to report released Tuesday by the World Health Organization. That figure accounts for nearly a quarter of all deaths across the globe.

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How Will the Fight for $15 Reckon with Harmful Proposals From an Unlikely Ally?

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Among the many progressive movements to gain attention in recent years, the Fight for $15 is among the few that can say it’s winning.

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Portland Becomes 7th City to Sue Monsanto Over PCB Contamination

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Portland, Oregon is suing Monsanto over contaminating the city’s waterways with polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), a highly toxic group of chemicals that endangers human health and the environment.

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DARK Act Killed in the Senate—for Now—Following Procedural Vote

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The legislation, which would block state GMO labeling laws, didn't receive the 60 votes it needed to proceed.
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