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16 June headlines
Pope urges changes to avoid ‘unprecedented damage’ from climate change in leaked encyclical document
Pope Francis warned that the world is heading for “unprecedented destruction” unless mankind confronts climate change and reforms the way it treats the planet, as the most eagerly anticipated papal documents in living memory was leaked. Independent.
Environment movement making a real impact in the US, study finds
The environmental movement is making a real difference in the US, according to new research that shows states with strong green voices have significantly lower emissions of the gases that drive global warming, Guardian.
China ‘deserves more credit’ for renewable energy effort
China should be given more credit for its investment in clean electricity, the head of the International Energy Agency says. Maria van Hoeven says most people think that China is frantically building coal-fired power stations, when the reality is very different. BBC.
Raising palm oil prices could help save endangered tigers and orangutans, study claims
Supermarkets could help save rare endangered animals by increasing the price of products containing palm oil providing the money raised went to forest conservation, a study has found. Independent.
Green spaces improve schoolchildren’s mental development, study finds
Green spaces within and around city schools improve mental development of young children, a study has found. The findings may be partly explained by reduced exposure to traffic pollution, experts believe. Guardian.
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