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According to @ecocycle_zerowaste, more than 500 million disposable plastic straws are used every day in the U.S. alone. The movement to ban single-use straws has taken off and gained a large viral presence. Recently, Seattle became one of the first major U.S. cities to ban single-use plastic straws and New York City hosted a rally in hopes of passing a similar law. Other cities and businesses are following suit and taking actions to limit straws or get rid of them entirely. @Starbucks just announced their plan to eliminate single-use plastic straws by 2020, removing more than one billion straws a year from landfills. The introduction of their cold-cup lids is one creative solution that shows single-use plastic straws are a thing of the past. It’s important to note that not all folks can eliminate plastic straws for medical purposes, but those who are not negatively impacted by their absence can make this simple change today that will have a big impact on tomorrow. Click the link in our bio to take the the pledge to commit to ‘skipping the straw’ and keeping our oceans and beaches clean.

According to @ecocycle_zerowaste, more than 500 million disposable plastic straws are used every day in the U.S. alone. The movement to ban single-use straws has taken off and gained a large viral presence. Recently, Seattle became one of the first major U.S. cities to ban single-use plastic straws and New York City hosted a rally in hopes of passing a similar law. Other cities and businesses are following suit and taking actions to limit straws or get rid of them entirely. @Starbucks just announced their plan to eliminate single-use plastic straws by 2020, removing more than one billion straws a year from landfills. The introduction of their cold-cup lids is one creative solution that shows single-use plastic straws are a thing of the past. It’s important to note that not all folks can eliminate plastic straws for medical purposes, but those who are not negatively impacted by their absence can make this simple change today that will have a big impact on tomorrow. Click the link in our bio to take the the pledge to commit to ‘skipping the straw’ and keeping our oceans and beaches clean.

According to @ecocycle_zerowaste, more than 500 million disposable plastic straws are used every day in the U.S. alone. The movement to ban single-use straws has taken off and gained a large viral presence. Recently, Seattle became one of the first major U.S. cities to ban single-use plastic straws and New York City hosted a rally in hopes of passing a similar law. Other cities and businesses are following suit and taking actions to limit straws or get rid of them entirely. @Starbucks just announced their plan to eliminate single-use plastic straws by 2020, removing more than one billion straws a year from landfills. The introduction of their cold-cup lids is one creative solution that shows single-use plastic straws are a thing of the past. It’s important to note that not all folks can eliminate plastic straws for medical purposes, but those who are not negatively impacted by their absence can make this simple change today that will have a big impact on tomorrow. Click the link in our bio to take the the pledge to commit to ‘skipping the straw’ and keeping our oceans and beaches clean.

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Hawaii is more than just a gorgeous vacation destination, it’s home to more than 1.4 million Americans. It makes up less than 0.2% of U.S. land, but 25% of the nation’s endangered species reside in this state. This cluster of islands is especially vulnerable to coastal flooding and erosion, which are occurring as a result of rising sea levels, and warmer oceans are threatening marine life. Increased temperatures paired with decreased rainfall means there is less freshwater to irrigate the land. Comment if you want to see the Rainbow State maintain a rainbow of biodiversity 🌈🌺🐬

Hawaii is more than just a gorgeous vacation destination, it’s home to more than 1.4 million Americans. It makes up less than 0.2% of U.S. land, but 25% of the nation’s endangered species reside in this state. This cluster of islands is especially vulnerable to coastal flooding and erosion, which are occurring as a result of rising sea levels, and warmer oceans are threatening marine life. Increased temperatures paired with decreased rainfall means there is less freshwater to irrigate the land. Comment if you want to see the Rainbow State maintain a rainbow of biodiversity 🌈🌺🐬

Hawaii is more than just a gorgeous vacation destination, it’s home to more than 1.4 million Americans. It makes up less than 0.2% of U.S. land, but 25% of the nation’s endangered species reside in this state. This cluster of islands is especially vulnerable to coastal flooding and erosion, which are occurring as a result of rising sea levels, and warmer oceans are threatening marine life. Increased temperatures paired with decreased rainfall means there is less freshwater to irrigate the land. Comment if you want to see the Rainbow State maintain a rainbow of biodiversity 🌈🌺🐬

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Need another reason as to why coral reefs are so important? Reefs act as a natural flood barrier by breaking waves which reduces the risk of flooding in coastal areas. A recent article in the journal ‘Nature’ found that without coral reefs, flood damage could potentially double. This means proper reef management could save countries like Indonesia, Malaysia, and Mexico up to $400 million annually. For more on the importance of coral and our oceans, watch our episode with Joshua Jackson @vancityjax by clicking “The Show” highlight on our profile.

Need another reason as to why coral reefs are so important? Reefs act as a natural flood barrier by breaking waves which reduces the risk of flooding in coastal areas. A recent article in the journal ‘Nature’ found that without coral reefs, flood damage could potentially double. This means proper reef management could save countries like Indonesia, Malaysia, and Mexico up to $400 million annually. For more on the importance of coral and our oceans, watch our episode with Joshua Jackson @vancityjax by clicking “The Show” highlight on our profile.

Need another reason as to why coral reefs are so important? Reefs act as a natural flood barrier by breaking waves which reduces the risk of flooding in coastal areas. A recent article in the journal ‘Nature’ found that without coral reefs, flood damage could potentially double. This means proper reef management could save countries like Indonesia, Malaysia, and Mexico up to $400 million annually. For more on the importance of coral and our oceans, watch our episode with Joshua Jackson @vancityjax by clicking “The Show” highlight on our profile.

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These magnificent creatures are losing their homes. Every year, 18.7 million acres of forest is wiped out around the world–that’s 27 soccer fields per minute. Deforestation has many causes, including agriculture and timber, ranching and development, and degradation due to climate change. Currently, 12% of Earth’s bird species are threatened with extinction. In 50-80 years, 1 in 5 bird species could be gone forever. Forests provide homes for these birds and the future of our flying friends depends on them. 🐦🌳🐣 To learn more about deforestation, click the link in our bio.

These magnificent creatures are losing their homes. Every year, 18.7 million acres of forest is wiped out around the world–that’s 27 soccer fields per minute. Deforestation has many causes, including agriculture and timber, ranching and development, and degradation due to climate change. Currently, 12% of Earth’s bird species are threatened with extinction. In 50-80 years, 1 in 5 bird species could be gone forever. Forests provide homes for these birds and the future of our flying friends depends on them. 🐦🌳🐣 To learn more about deforestation, click the link in our bio.

These magnificent creatures are losing their homes. Every year, 18.7 million acres of forest is wiped out around the world–that’s 27 soccer fields per minute. Deforestation has many causes, including agriculture and timber, ranching and development, and degradation due to climate change. Currently, 12% of Earth’s bird species are threatened with extinction. In 50-80 years, 1 in 5 bird species could be gone forever. Forests provide homes for these birds and the future of our flying friends depends on them. 🐦🌳🐣 To learn more about deforestation, click the link in our bio.

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Did you know that rice could become less nutritious as a result of climate change? Today, rice is the main source of nutrition for over 3 billion people in the world. At the predicted atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration level for 2100, researchers at the University of Washington discovered that rice will have a drastic loss of nutrients, such as key B vitamins. In their study, rice grown under the predicted conditions also contained much less protein, iron, and zinc. Deficiencies of these important nutrients can lead to conditions such as anemia, weakened immune function, and birth defects. ▪︎ ▪︎ ▪︎ ▪︎ ▪︎ #YEARSproject #rice #food #foodsecurity #nutrition #climatechange #climatepredictions

Did you know that rice could become less nutritious as a result of climate change? Today, rice is the main source of nutrition for over 3 billion people in the world. At the predicted atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration level for 2100, researchers at the University of Washington discovered that rice will have a drastic loss of nutrients, such as key B vitamins. In their study, rice grown under the predicted conditions also contained much less protein, iron, and zinc. Deficiencies of these important nutrients can lead to conditions such as anemia, weakened immune function, and birth defects. ▪︎
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Did you know that rice could become less nutritious as a result of climate change? Today, rice is the main source of nutrition for over 3 billion people in the world. At the predicted atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration level for 2100, researchers at the University of Washington discovered that rice will have a drastic loss of nutrients, such as key B vitamins. In their study, rice grown under the predicted conditions also contained much less protein, iron, and zinc. Deficiencies of these important nutrients can lead to conditions such as anemia, weakened immune function, and birth defects. ▪︎
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Millions of homes in the US are at risk of flooding within the next century. As many as 311,000 houses could potentially be flooded every two weeks within the next 30 years. Climate change and rising sea levels are to blame, according to the report from the Union of Concerned Scientists. The results of this study offer a concerning look at the potential financial losses homeowners and communities could face. Florida, New Jersey, and New York are projected to be the most at risk, with Florida expected to see 10% of their residential properties abandoned over the next century. In order to combat this, urgent steps need to be taken to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. If nothing is done, it is projected that the US could face up to $1 trillion of damage to the coastline from rising sea levels. Click the link in our bio to see if your home is at risk. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ ▪︎ ▪︎ ▪︎ ▪︎ ▪︎ #YEARSproject #climatechange #everydayclimatechange #climateaction #oceans #flood #hurricane #naturaldisaster #florida

Millions of homes in the US are at risk of flooding within the next century. As many as 311,000 houses could potentially be flooded every two weeks within the next 30 years. Climate change and rising sea levels are to blame, according to the report from the Union of Concerned Scientists. The results of this study offer a concerning look at the potential financial losses homeowners and communities could face. Florida, New Jersey, and New York are projected to be the most at risk, with Florida expected to see 10% of their residential properties abandoned over the next century. In order to combat this, urgent steps need to be taken to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. If nothing is done, it is projected that the US could face up to $1 trillion of damage to the coastline from rising sea levels. Click the link in our bio to see if your home is at risk. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀
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Millions of homes in the US are at risk of flooding within the next century. As many as 311,000 houses could potentially be flooded every two weeks within the next 30 years. Climate change and rising sea levels are to blame, according to the report from the Union of Concerned Scientists. The results of this study offer a concerning look at the potential financial losses homeowners and communities could face. Florida, New Jersey, and New York are projected to be the most at risk, with Florida expected to see 10% of their residential properties abandoned over the next century. In order to combat this, urgent steps need to be taken to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. If nothing is done, it is projected that the US could face up to $1 trillion of damage to the coastline from rising sea levels. Click the link in our bio to see if your home is at risk. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀
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Last year, tropical forests had the second highest loss of trees ever recorded. @globalforests reported that due to climate change, natural disasters, and deforestation, tropical forests lost about 39 million acres of 🌴🌴🌴 That’s equivalent to the size of Bangladesh or losing 40 football fields of trees every minute for an entire year! If that statistic isn’t staggering enough, Brazil alone lost 11.1 million acres. In addition, tropical forests are home to roughly half of all species worldwide and are essential for absorbing CO2 emitted into the atmosphere and for regulating climate. However, only 2% of global funds go toward forest conservation. This June, 500 forest experts and policymakers met in Oslo to discuss how to protect the world’s tropical forests. The hope is that proper conservation and restoration of these forests could provide a cost-effective way to reach CO2 reduction goals by 2030. ▪︎ ▪︎ ▪︎ ▪︎ ▪︎ #YEARSproject #rainforest #deforestation #conservation #climatechange #climateaction #trees

Last year, tropical forests had the second highest loss of trees ever recorded. @globalforests reported that due to climate change, natural disasters, and deforestation, tropical forests lost about 39 million acres of 🌴🌴🌴 That’s equivalent to the size of Bangladesh or losing 40 football fields of trees every minute for an entire year! If that statistic isn’t staggering enough, Brazil alone lost 11.1 million acres. In addition, tropical forests are home to roughly half of all species worldwide and are essential for absorbing CO2 emitted into the atmosphere and for regulating climate. However, only 2% of global funds go toward forest conservation. This June, 500 forest experts and policymakers met in Oslo to discuss how to protect the world’s tropical forests. The hope is that proper conservation and restoration of these forests could provide a cost-effective way to reach CO2 reduction goals by 2030. ▪︎
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Last year, tropical forests had the second highest loss of trees ever recorded. @globalforests reported that due to climate change, natural disasters, and deforestation, tropical forests lost about 39 million acres of 🌴🌴🌴 That’s equivalent to the size of Bangladesh or losing 40 football fields of trees every minute for an entire year!  If that statistic isn’t staggering enough, Brazil alone lost 11.1 million acres. In addition, tropical forests are home to roughly half of all species worldwide and are essential for absorbing CO2 emitted into the atmosphere and for regulating climate. However, only 2% of global funds go toward forest conservation. This June, 500 forest experts and policymakers met in Oslo to discuss how to protect the world’s tropical forests. The hope is that proper conservation and restoration of these forests could provide a cost-effective way to reach CO2 reduction goals by 2030. ▪︎
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There’s a lot of buzz around a new partnership between a beekeeper and solar energy companies. John Jacob, the founder and owner of Old Sol Apiaries, moved 48 honeybee hives onto a property in Oregon owned by @PineGateRenewables. The bees will begin living in a site of native vegetation and solar panels– these are called solar apiaries. The Oregon location is now the largest solar apiary in the nation. John Jacob says that this site will combat two of the biggest threats to his 🐝🐝🐝 –habitat loss and exposure to pesticides. The 41-acre solar farm will also provide enough electricity to power around 1,575 homes. Pine Gate’s Solar Culture division, which focuses on helping the environment and agricultural land, intends to expand its pollinator habitat restoration to other areas in Oregon. The Eagle point property on which this apiary resides is a win-win-win because not only does it help protect the bees and solar panels, but also is predicted to produce large amounts of 🍯. If you think this plan sounds pretty sweet, let us know your thoughts in the comments below 📝 ▪︎ ▪︎ ▪︎ ▪︎ ▪︎ #YEARSproject #bees #solar #honey #climateaction #climatechange

There’s a lot of buzz around a new partnership between a beekeeper and solar energy companies. John Jacob, the founder and owner of Old Sol Apiaries, moved 48 honeybee hives onto a property in Oregon owned by @PineGateRenewables. The bees will begin living in a site of native vegetation and solar panels– these are called solar apiaries. The Oregon location is now the largest solar apiary in the nation. John Jacob says that this site will combat two of the biggest threats to his 🐝🐝🐝 –habitat loss and exposure to pesticides. The 41-acre solar farm will also provide enough electricity to power around 1,575 homes. Pine Gate’s Solar Culture division, which focuses on helping the environment and agricultural land, intends to expand its pollinator habitat restoration to other areas in Oregon. The Eagle point property on which this apiary resides is a win-win-win because not only does it help protect the bees and solar panels, but also is predicted to produce large amounts of 🍯. If you think this plan sounds pretty sweet, let us know your thoughts in the comments below 📝
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There’s a lot of buzz around a new partnership between a beekeeper and solar energy companies. John Jacob, the founder and owner of Old Sol Apiaries, moved 48 honeybee hives onto a property in Oregon owned by @PineGateRenewables. The bees will begin living in a site of native vegetation and solar panels– these are called solar apiaries. The Oregon location is now the largest solar apiary in the nation. John Jacob says that this site will combat two of the biggest threats to his 🐝🐝🐝 –habitat loss and exposure to pesticides. The 41-acre solar farm will also provide enough electricity to power around 1,575 homes. Pine Gate’s Solar Culture division, which focuses on helping the environment and agricultural land, intends to expand its pollinator habitat restoration to other areas in Oregon. The Eagle point property on which this apiary resides is a win-win-win because not only does it help protect the bees and solar panels, but also is predicted to produce large amounts of 🍯. If you think this plan sounds pretty sweet, let us know your thoughts in the comments below 📝
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The ice in Antarctica is melting three times faster than it did a decade ago, according to a study published in the journal Nature. The continent is now melting at such a rapid rate that scientists believe it will contribute at least six inches to rising sea levels. This could have catastrophic consequences on cities across the world if urgent action is not taken. The lead author of the study, Andrew Shepherd, stated “There are no other plausible signals to be driving this other than climate change.” To read more about the study, click the link in our bio. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ ▪︎ ▪︎ ▪︎ ▪︎ #YEARSproject #climatechange #everydayclimatechange #climateaction #earth

The ice in Antarctica is melting three times faster than it did a decade ago, according to a study published in the journal Nature. The continent is now melting at such a rapid rate that scientists believe it will contribute at least six inches to rising sea levels. This could have catastrophic consequences on cities across the world if urgent action is not taken. The lead author of the study, Andrew Shepherd, stated “There are no other plausible signals to be driving this other than climate change.” To read more about the study, click the link in our bio. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀
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The ice in Antarctica is melting three times faster than it did a decade ago, according to a study published in the journal Nature. The continent is now melting at such a rapid rate that scientists believe it will contribute at least six inches to rising sea levels. This could have catastrophic consequences on cities across the world if urgent action is not taken. The lead author of the study, Andrew Shepherd, stated “There are no other plausible signals to be driving this other than climate change.” To read more about the study, click the link in our bio. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀
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Vegetable prices could be on the rise due to climate change. Researchers from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine analyzed studies from 40 different countries and found that water scarcity, increasing greenhouse gases, and rising global temperatures resulted in lower production of vegetables and legumes. They predict that the number of vegetables produced could fall by more than a third, with the hotter regions like Southern Europe likely to be most affected. This shortage will greatly affect the availability of vegetables globally. These changes could cause a raise in produce prices, hitting marginalized communities the hardest. It could have a severe impact on the health of populations all across the world. To read more, click the link in our bio 📲

Vegetable prices could be on the rise due to climate change. Researchers from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine analyzed studies from 40 different countries and found that water scarcity, increasing greenhouse gases, and rising global temperatures resulted in lower production of vegetables and legumes. They predict that the number of vegetables produced could fall by more than a third, with the hotter regions like Southern Europe likely to be most affected. This shortage will greatly affect the availability of vegetables globally. These changes could cause a raise in produce prices, hitting marginalized communities the hardest. It could have a severe impact on the health of populations all across the world. To read more, click the link in our bio 📲

Vegetable prices could be on the rise due to climate change. Researchers from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine analyzed studies from 40 different countries and found that water scarcity, increasing greenhouse gases, and rising global temperatures resulted in lower production of vegetables and legumes. They predict that the number of vegetables produced could fall by more than a third, with the hotter regions like Southern Europe likely to be most affected. This shortage will greatly affect the availability of vegetables globally. These changes could cause a raise in produce prices, hitting marginalized communities the hardest. It could have a severe impact on the health of populations all across the world. To read more, click the link in our bio 📲

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