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Updated: 13th November 2019 05:53This New World

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Some cities and states are trying to protect our night sky "for the health and wellbeing for all living things.”
Plastics outnumber baby fish 7 to 1 in important feeding areas, a new study finds.
As global temperatures rise, plans for dealing with the climate crisis are all but silent on the oceans and the plight of the coastal seafood industry.
It's claimed they can tackle food deserts, reconnect neighbors and slash our food's climate impact, but it's hard to live up to so much hype.

When 1% of its population was caught in the grips of a heroin epidemic, Portugal took the radical step to decriminalize drugs. It worked.
All public school students will have 33 hours of mandatory climate change education.
Workers were happy and productivity saw a 40% boost, according to results released by the company.
“Scientists have a moral obligation to clearly warn humanity of any catastrophic threat and to ‘tell it like it is,’” says a new report signed by over 11,000 academics.
The rise of "flight shame" in Sweden is persuading people to stay on the ground. Will the movement spread to the U.S.?
Spooky season creates mountains of plastic waste, with no solution in sight.
The service promises to help you cut waste. It’s better at emptying your wallet.
“This is an injustice that has been largely hidden from most Americans," said the New Jersey senator and presidential hopeful.
If we care about a livable planet, commercial fisherman-turned-kelp farmer Bren Smith says we need a Blue New Deal.
Maine’s shrimp population has declined as its gulf waters have warmed, causing a shrimp fishing ban that may threaten the fishing industry indefinitely.
Shoshana Zuboff, the author of “The Age of Surveillance Capitalism,” discusses how tech companies harvest our thoughts, preferences and behaviors.
Climate change, disease and poverty threaten the global coffee industry.
Stockton is making unconditional payments to 125 residents, and the first set of results is out.
The tiny town of Saratoga is locked in a battle over a new mega-dairy that residents fear will contaminate their drinking water.
In "We Are the Weather: Saving the Planet Begins at Breakfast," the author argues that individual actions matter when it comes to the environment.