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How climate change impacts chocolate

If there is one undeniable truth, it’s that humans around the world love chocolate. But like so many of the foods people love and consume on a regular basis, chocolate as we know it is threatened by climate change. That could mean price hikes in the short term or completely new chocolate regions in the […]

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Possible megadrought in Western US

As if the current global pandemic wasn’t already enough to deal with, a new contentious study published in the journal Science on April 17, 2020, suggests that the American West is undergoing a megadrought. A megadrought is a naturally occurring multi-decade event with periods of high severity. The study says that this particular megadrought actually […]

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Italian schools teach climate change

Italy is becoming the first country in the world to require climate change and sustainable development to be taught as part of the curriculum for every grade. It will mainly be taught in civics classes but will also play a role in mathematics, physics, and geography classes. Lorenzo Fioramonti, Italy’s education minister, told Reuters, “I […]

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TripAdvisor CEO Welcomes More Pressure on the Travel Industry to Develop Green Practices

TripAdvisor CEO Steve Kaufer speaking on stage Wednesday, September 18, 2019, with Skift Founder and CEO Rafat Ali at Skift Global Forum in New York City. Skift Skift Take: When it comes to certain green practices and the refugee crisis, TripAdvisor CEO Steve Kaufer believes corporations and CEOs can’t sit on the sidelines and must […]

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Sweden’s tallest mountain shrinking

When you’re the champion, it’s tough to stay on top of your game and retain your trophy year after year — but this mountain in Sweden lost its title through no fault of its own. Kebnekaise, the highest peak in Sweden in the country’s far north, is shrinking due to global warming. In fact, it’s […]

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Europe sets record for hottest June

If your brow seemed damper than normal in June, you certainly weren’t alone. Many heavily populated locations, including parts of the United States and Europe, were hit by an extreme heat wave that saw temperatures reach record levels in multiple places. According to a report by CNN, this past month was the hottest June ever […]