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Sustainable Fashion Brands Explain That Yes, They Can Be Profitable

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Fri, 10/12/2018 - 11:45am

The fashion industry is, hands-down, one of the most wasteful industries in the world. And while the demand for sustainable and ethical fashion is continually growing, wasteful fast-fashion brands are still dominating the market.

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Europe Is Making Moves To Ditch Dirty Cars. Trump Wants More Of Them.

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Fri, 10/12/2018 - 10:45am

Paris is a city with a vision: The end of the automobile age. Dependence on gas- and diesel-powered vehicles has come at a huge cost to Parisians’ health and the environment in the metropolis of 12 million people.

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Leaking pipe spills crude oil at Torrance Refinery

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Wed, 10/10/2018 - 6:29pm

Nearly 1,900 gallons of crude oil leaked from a ruptured pipe over the weekend at the Torrance Refinery, though none of it left the site, fire department officials said Monday, Oct. 8.

The leak of 44 barrels of oil was discovered about 9:30 a.m. Saturday, said Assistant Fire Chief Steve Treskes, who was also the platoon commander on the incident. The oil seeped through a one-inch crack in an eight-inch diameter pipe, Treskes said. It’s unknown how long it took for the leak to be discovered, but a temporary clamp was attached to the pipe to stop it.

“It was leaking into a concrete containment area so it didn’t leave the site,” Treskes said. “We were able to get a vacuum truck to vacuum up the material and dispose of it.”

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'Incredibly grim' prognosis on global warming also carries clarion call for global action

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Tue, 10/09/2018 - 6:31pm

A major new report on global warming makes a chilling prediction: Without swift and sweeping worldwide intervention, some devastating effects of climate change will hit harder — and decades sooner — than previously expected.

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Australian government backs coal in defiance of IPCC climate warning

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Tue, 10/09/2018 - 6:26pm

The Australian government has rejected the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report’s call to phase out coal power by 2050, claiming renewable energy cannot replace baseload coal power.