The Best Environmental News 2018

Happy New Years! We hope you’ve been enjoying your first few days of 2019. To help start of the new year on a positive note, here is a list of some of the coolest environmental news of 2018. Use this list both as a celebration of last year’s victories and as a challenge to make 2019 even better.
  • Judge Orders Keystone Pipeline Construction Halted
  • The US just shattered its renewable energy consumption records, officially beating it’s previous record with four months to spare
  • China budgets $126 billion into green energy, becoming the world's biggest renewable energy investor
  • EU overwhelmingly votes to ban single use plastics
  • UN Announced the OZone Hole is Healing
  • The #stopsucking campaign popularizes eliminating plastic straws
  • France bans all 5 bee-killing pesticides
  • California commits to 100% renewable energy by 2045
  • Volunteers in India plant 66 Million Trees in 12 hours, shattering the single day tree planting record
  • China combats smog by building 20 story high air purifier
  • New York City bans Styrofoam
  • New Zealand bans plastic bags
  • 12 Latin American countries signed a sweeping treaty to ensure protections for environmental activists
  • The state Hawaii and the country Palau both ban toxic sunscreens
  • After a two year long clean up effort, one of Mumbai’s dirtiest beaches hatched sea turtles for the first time in decades.
  • Chile and Peru create new 1 million acre and 2 million acre national parks respectively


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