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Breaking Climate, Environment, Sustainability News From 2019

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breaking climate  environment  sustainability news from 2019 | Newsletter

2019 has been a year of huge ups and downs for the environment. While sustainability came to the fore of social and political conversation, the heightened awareness came alongside stark warnings for the future of the planet.

woman photographing change

Breaking Climate, Environment, Sustainability News From 2019

WhatsOrb noticed particularly in Europe and North America, issues surrounding sustainability are coming to the fore of people’s minds. In Germany and the US, the future of meat was under discussion as WhatsOrb users demonstrated interest in alternatives to meat as well as plant-based and flexitarian diets.

Recommended: Vegan Food You Need To Develop Your Muscles: Protein Power

Meanwhile, in Sweden the focus was on reshaping the fashion industry to ditch the inherent waste and Brits were interested in getting their hands on pre-owned goods.

Recommended: Fashion From Algae Absorbs CO2: Is It possible To Wear?

Breaking Climate, Environment, Sustainability News That Stayed With Us

 


                                              Breaking Climate, Environment, Sustainability News From 2019
                                                               World Environment Day 2019 Theme | Facts

Breaking News From January 2019

The year kicked off with a record 250,000 people ditching animal products for the biggest ever Veganuary. The charity behind the month-long pledge calls on people to say no to meat, fish, eggs and dairy for 31 days for health, environmental and animal welfare reasons.

Recommended: Super Food Designed To Match Your Genome: Star Trek Reality

The first month of the year has also become synonymous with a veritable deluge of new plant-based options bursting onto supermarket shelves as consumers look for ways to eat more healthily.

fruit, vegetables display vertical

Breaking News From February 2019

Instead of the traditional plastic bottles, runners in the 2019 London Marathon were handed seaweed pouches along the course’s rehydration stations. The edible pods, filled with Lucozade, aimed to quench thirst and put an end to the thousands of plastic bottles discarded along the course by exhausted participants each year.

Recommended: Are Bio Based Bottles Good For The Environment?

Hailed as breakthrough in the battles against single use plastic, runners were free to swallow the seaweed casing or discard it, where it will quickly biodegrade.

runner taking orange seaweed casing

Breaking News From March 2019

The Pininfarina Battista at the 89th Geneva International Motor Show in Geneva, SwitzerlandDavid McHugh AP

Little demonstrates the determination to go green like getting an electric car. In March, rumours abound that the global phenomenon Bond film franchise would feature its namesake at the wheel of a zero emissions Aston Martin Rapide E.

Recommended: The Great Wall Urban Car That Might Fix China’s Mobility Problem

Though these rumours are yet to be substantiated, there were plenty of developments in the world of electric motor vehicles. In March, a new contender for the title of fastest road car in the world was unveiled. Not only does the Pininfarina Battista come with a £2m price tag, but it’s all electric.

Recommended: Electric And Autonomous Car The VW Vizzion

Meanwhile, car giants like General Motors, Volkswagen and Tesla unveiled their plans for a host of new electric cars over the coming months.

James Bond, 007, Aston Martin Rapid E
'James Bond, 007', Aston Martin Rapid E

Breaking News From April 2019

Socially and environmentally responsible investing boomed in 2019. Investments in green funds with environment and social governance (ESG) criteria exploded by 34% in the last three years, according to Business Green. Even more funds decided to add ESG stipulations in a bid to take advantage of the surge in conscious capitalism.

Recommended: Is Neoliberalism Hurting Our Climate And The Paris Accord?

escalator overgrown with plants
Investments in green funds with environment and social governance criteria exploded

Breaking News From May 2019

Reporting on climate change kicked up a notch in May, with The Guardian newspaper announcing it would no longer refer to ‘climate change’ but a climate ‘emergency’, ‘crisis’ or ‘breakdown’. It also amended its style guide to stipulate the use of ‘global heating’ and ‘climate science denier’ in place of ‘global warming’ and ‘climate sceptic’ respectively.

Recommended: Rescue Globally: Human Blood Can Help Prevent Climate Change

The newspaper also warned workers across Europe should radically cut down their working hours as a last ditch effort to prevent average temperatures rising more than two degrees Celsius. The swingeing cuts recommended by thinktank Autonomy suggested British workers would have to go from 40 hour working weeks to just 9 to save the planet.

green umbrella floating on water

Breaking News From June 2019

Forests twice the size of the UK are set to be destroyed to make way for soy and palm oil production, Greenpeace warned this summer. Cautioning against 'climate and ecological collapse', experts said diets heavy in meat and palm oil were showing no sign of slowing down. Globally, meat consumption is set to soar by 76% in the next 30 years, having a knock-on impact on soy production which is needed to feed the growing livestock numbers.

Recommended: Bio-industry: Cognitive Dissonance Makes Us Eat Corrupt Meat

The convenience of palm oil in mass produced food is set to contribute to a 60% rise in palm oil production. It comes as much of the palm oil production industry came in for repeated criticism for unsustainable practices, including burning forests to clear way for new plantations.

Recommended: Hurting The Environment: The Palm Oil Paradox

Woman, burning forest palm oil industry

 Breaking News From July 2019

Just ahead of the summer rush hotels giant IHG, owner of Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza and InterContinental, announced a ban on miniature plastic toiletries in its rooms and suites. Its entire estate comprises nearly 843,000 rooms, meaning the ban will prevent around 200 million mini plastic bottles finding their way into bins.

Recommended: Sustainable Luxury: QO Is The Tesla Among Green Hotels

It came alongside news that single use plastic bag sales had fallen 90% in the UK since introducing the a 5p per bag charge in 2015.

Girl collecting plastic, ship

Breaking News From August 2019

Usually, very little happens in August as it is traditionally the month that most of Europe heads off on their summer holidays. Time magazine’s Person of the Year Greta Thunberg chose a very different type of vacation, however. The 16-year-old Swede hopped on a solar powered yacht to cross the Atlantic Ocean from Plymouth, UK to New York City, US to attend the 2019 UN Climate Action Summit.

Recommended: Who’s Greta Thunberg’s Rival On Climate Facts, Naomi Seibt?

Thunberg’s dedication to eco-friendly travel choices made headlines around the globe – even when it emerged several people were flying into New York to accommodate the return trip.

Recommended: Naomi Seibt And Her Many Opponents On Climate Change

Greta Thunberg Green dress

Breaking News From September 2019

This month will likely be best remembered for mass walkouts from school and work across the world, as ordinary people knocked off work to demand the world’s governments do more to tackle climate change. Protesters took over vast swathes of major towns and cities across the globe to demonstrate peacefully. However, in London, some chose to block roads and traffic causing tensions with police.

Recommeded: Five Minutes To Midnight: Climate Change Action Fighting The Clock

All of this made it much easier for news outlets to dedicate more of their reporting to climate change, even though 170 signed a pact to give more time to climate and environment related news for a week during September.

Children, protest, banners

Breaking News From October 2019

Wind power became cheaper than gas in October. In Scotland, wind turbines generated almost twice the entire country’s domestic power requirements in the first six months of 2019. That puts the UK on track to meet its goal to generate a third of its power from wind by 2030.

Recommended: The First Floating Wind-farm Is Operating In Scotland

windmills amn pipeorgan

Breaking News From November 2019

The last Sumatran rhino in Malaysia has died

The harsh realities of man’s impact on nature hit home when it was announced the last Sumantran rhino in Malaysia had died. The species is now all but extinct, with just 80 Sumatran rhinos living in Indonesia.

Recommended:

National Geographic blamed the loss on habitat loss as humans move in to appropriate land for agriculture and building, in addition to years if poaching.

Sumatran rhino in forest laying

Breaking News From December 2019

COP25 Climate change talks: 'We’ve lost an important opportunity’

Major players who needed to deliver in Madrid did not live up to expectations but thanks to a progressive alliance of small island states, European, African and Latin American countries, we obtained the best possible outcome, against the will of big polluters.

Recommended: COP25: Can Paris Accord Signatories Beat The Fossil Industry

Man, indigious protesting Chili, smoke

Breaking Environment News From 2019: The World On Fire

The environmental story of the year must be the fires raging throughout the world's forests.

Many acres of rainforests in the Amazon in the summer, resulting in mass hysteria after evidence from Brazil's space agency and Nasa was reported in the press. As the year progressed, it was found there were similar fires raging in Indonesia to make way for food production and agricultural land. To close out a bad year for trees, wildfires in the Australian outback approached Sydney.

Recommended: Wildfires Globally: America, Africa, The Artic, Siberia, Australia

2019 Was an eventful year where new sustainable innovations gave hope and news about our climate, consumerism, energy use, food issues and war- and climate triggered migration give much thought how to overcome these hurdles in a way all can benefit.

WhatsOrb received more users and visitors this year. The amount of visitors of the WhatsOrb-Site quadrupled but we like to see more people and organizations to share their sustainability ideas, innovations and news so more people can benefit from this input.

WhatsOrb wishes you all a beautiful start of 2020 and hopes next year will be a little better for all.

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Recommended: UN Shows Human Devastating Impact On Nature: Worldwide

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In our world, WhatsOrb refuses to turn away from the changes in our society and environment which succeeds each other at a rapid pace.

For WhatsOrb, publishing on the environment is a priority. We give reporting on climate, nature, waste, lifestyle and sustainable solutions the prominence it deserves.

At this turbulent time for ‘all’ species and our planet, we are determined to inform readers about threats, consequences and solutions based on facts, not on political prejudice or business interests.

WhatsOrb Breaking News will be published as soon as urgent events from around the world and startling sustainable innovations reach us.

If there is anything we should know and publish about, please send a note to: [email protected] or write your own story on: www.whatsorb.comthe only news site which gives you a ‘sustainable voice!’

Breaking Climate, Environment, Sustainability News From 2019

2019 has been a year of huge ups and downs for the environment. While sustainability came to the fore of social and political conversation, the heightened awareness came alongside stark warnings for the future of the planet. Breaking Climate, Environment, Sustainability News From 2019 WhatsOrb noticed particularly in Europe and North America, issues surrounding sustainability are coming to the fore of people’s minds. In Germany and the US, the future of meat was under discussion as WhatsOrb users demonstrated interest in alternatives to meat as well as plant-based and flexitarian diets. Recommended:  Vegan Food You Need To Develop Your Muscles: Protein Power Meanwhile, in Sweden the focus was on reshaping the fashion industry to ditch the inherent waste and Brits were interested in getting their hands on pre-owned goods. Recommended:  Fashion From Algae Absorbs CO2: Is It possible To Wear? Breaking Climate, Environment, Sustainability News That Stayed With Us   {youtube}                                               Breaking Climate, Environment, Sustainability News From 2019                                                                World Environment Day 2019 Theme | Facts Breaking News From January 2019 The year kicked off with a record 250,000 people ditching animal products for the biggest ever Veganuary. The charity behind the month-long pledge calls on people to say no to meat, fish, eggs and dairy for 31 days for health, environmental and animal welfare reasons. Recommended:  Super Food Designed To Match Your Genome: Star Trek Reality The first month of the year has also become synonymous with a veritable deluge of new plant-based options bursting onto supermarket shelves as consumers look for ways to eat more healthily. Breaking News From February 2019 Instead of the traditional plastic bottles, runners in the 2019 London Marathon were handed seaweed pouches along the course’s rehydration stations. The edible pods, filled with Lucozade, aimed to quench thirst and put an end to the thousands of plastic bottles discarded along the course by exhausted participants each year. Recommended:  Are Bio Based Bottles Good For The Environment? Hailed as breakthrough in the battles against single use plastic, runners were free to swallow the seaweed casing or discard it, where it will quickly biodegrade. Breaking News From March 2019 The Pininfarina Battista at the 89th Geneva International Motor Show in Geneva, SwitzerlandDavid McHugh AP Little demonstrates the determination to go green like getting an electric car. In March, rumours abound that the global phenomenon Bond film franchise would feature its namesake at the wheel of a zero emissions Aston Martin Rapide E. Recommended:  The Great Wall Urban Car That Might Fix China’s Mobility Problem Though these rumours are yet to be substantiated, there were plenty of developments in the world of electric motor vehicles. In March, a new contender for the title of fastest road car in the world was unveiled. Not only does the Pininfarina Battista come with a £2m price tag, but it’s all electric. Recommended: E lectric And Autonomous Car The VW Vizzion Meanwhile, car giants like General Motors, Volkswagen and Tesla unveiled their plans for a host of new electric cars over the coming months. 'James Bond, 007', Aston Martin Rapid E Breaking News From April 2019 Socially and environmentally responsible investing boomed in 2019. Investments in green funds with environment and social governance (ESG) criteria exploded by 34% in the last three years, according to Business Green. Even more funds decided to add ESG stipulations in a bid to take advantage of the surge in conscious capitalism. Recommended:  Is Neoliberalism Hurting Our Climate And The Paris Accord? Investments in green funds with environment and social governance criteria exploded Breaking News From May 2019 Reporting on climate change kicked up a notch in May, with The Guardian newspaper announcing it would no longer refer to ‘climate change’ but a climate ‘emergency’, ‘crisis’ or ‘breakdown’. It also amended its style guide to stipulate the use of ‘global heating’ and ‘climate science denier’ in place of ‘global warming’ and ‘climate sceptic’ respectively. Recommended:  Rescue Globally: Human Blood Can Help Prevent Climate Change The newspaper also warned workers across Europe should radically cut down their working hours as a last ditch effort to prevent average temperatures rising more than two degrees Celsius. The swingeing cuts recommended by thinktank Autonomy suggested British workers would have to go from 40 hour working weeks to just 9 to save the planet. Breaking News From June 2019 Forests twice the size of the UK are set to be destroyed to make way for soy and palm oil production, Greenpeace warned this summer. Cautioning against 'climate and ecological collapse', experts said diets heavy in meat and palm oil were showing no sign of slowing down. Globally, meat consumption is set to soar by 76% in the next 30 years, having a knock-on impact on soy production which is needed to feed the growing livestock numbers. Recommended:  Bio-industry: Cognitive Dissonance Makes Us Eat Corrupt Meat The convenience of palm oil in mass produced food is set to contribute to a 60% rise in palm oil production. It comes as much of the palm oil production industry came in for repeated criticism for unsustainable practices, including burning forests to clear way for new plantations. Recommended:  Hurting The Environment: The Palm Oil Paradox  Breaking News From July 2019 Just ahead of the summer rush hotels giant IHG, owner of Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza and InterContinental, announced a ban on miniature plastic toiletries in its rooms and suites. Its entire estate comprises nearly 843,000 rooms, meaning the ban will prevent around 200 million mini plastic bottles finding their way into bins. Recommended:  Sustainable Luxury: QO Is The Tesla Among Green Hotels It came alongside news that single use plastic bag sales had fallen 90% in the UK since introducing the a 5p per bag charge in 2015. Breaking News From August 2019 Usually, very little happens in August as it is traditionally the month that most of Europe heads off on their summer holidays. Time magazine’s Person of the Year Greta Thunberg chose a very different type of vacation, however. The 16-year-old Swede hopped on a solar powered yacht to cross the Atlantic Ocean from Plymouth, UK to New York City, US to attend the 2019 UN Climate Action Summit. Recommended:  Who’s Greta Thunberg’s Rival On Climate Facts, Naomi Seibt? Thunberg’s dedication to eco-friendly travel choices made headlines around the globe – even when it emerged several people were flying into New York to accommodate the return trip. R ecommended:  Naomi Seibt And Her Many Opponents On Climate Change Breaking News From September 2019 This month will likely be best remembered for mass walkouts from school and work across the world, as ordinary people knocked off work to demand the world’s governments do more to tackle climate change. Protesters took over vast swathes of major towns and cities across the globe to demonstrate peacefully. However, in London, some chose to block roads and traffic causing tensions with police. Recommeded:  Five Minutes To Midnight: Climate Change Action Fighting The Clock All of this made it much easier for news outlets to dedicate more of their reporting to climate change, even though 170 signed a pact to give more time to climate and environment related news for a week during September. Breaking News From October 2019 Wind power became cheaper than gas in October. In Scotland, wind turbines generated almost twice the entire country’s domestic power requirements in the first six months of 2019. That puts the UK on track to meet its goal to generate a third of its power from wind by 2030. Recommended:  The First Floating Wind-farm Is Operating In Scotland Breaking News From November 2019 The last Sumatran rhino in Malaysia has died The harsh realities of man’s impact on nature hit home when it was announced the last Sumantran rhino in Malaysia had died. The species is now all but extinct, with just 80 Sumatran rhinos living in Indonesia. Recommended: National Geographic blamed the loss on habitat loss as humans move in to appropriate land for agriculture and building, in addition to years if poaching. Breaking News From December 2019 COP25 Climate change talks: 'We’ve lost an important opportunity’ Major players who needed to deliver in Madrid did not live up to expectations but thanks to a progressive alliance of small island states, European, African and Latin American countries, we obtained the best possible outcome, against the will of big polluters. Recommended:  COP25: Can Paris Accord Signatories Beat The Fossil Industry Breaking Environment News From 2019: The World On Fire The environmental story of the year must be the fires raging throughout the world's forests. Many acres of rainforests in the Amazon in the summer, resulting in mass hysteria after evidence from Brazil's space agency and Nasa was reported in the press. As the year progressed, it was found there were similar fires raging in Indonesia to make way for food production and agricultural land. To close out a bad year for trees, wildfires in the Australian outback approached Sydney. Recommended:  Wildfires Globally: America, Africa, The Artic, Siberia, Australia 2019 Was an eventful year where new sustainable innovations gave hope and news about our climate, consumerism, energy use, food issues and war- and climate triggered migration give much thought how to overcome these hurdles in a way all can benefit. WhatsOrb received more users and visitors this year. The amount of visitors of the WhatsOrb-Site quadrupled but we like to see more people and organizations to share their sustainability ideas, innovations and news so more people can benefit from this input. WhatsOrb wishes you all a beautiful start of 2020 and hopes next year will be a little better for all. Before you go! 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