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And changing your lightbulb isn't going to fix it. See what other countries are doing to curb their impact. China, the world's biggest consumer of plastic bags, has banned them nationwide. Rwanda has a similar ban. German manufacturers are required by law to foot the bill for mandatory recycling of..


And changing your lightbulb isn't going to fix it. See what other countries are doing to curb their impact.

China, the world's biggest consumer of plastic bags, has banned them nationwide. Rwanda has a similar ban.German manufacturers are required by law to foot the bill for mandatory recycling of their products and packaging.Sweden pledges to kick the oil habit completely by 2020.The island of Sumatra has pledged to halt the logging of their forests, preventing billions of tons of carbon from entering atmosphere.U.S. venture capital film Kleiner Perkins has invested $1 billion to find and fund the "Google" of clean green energy.Denmark generates 20 percent of its electricity from wind power, making it the world leader.A third of all of New Zealand's land has reserve or national-park status, protecting it from loggers.In what is possibly the largest environmental lawsuit ever, 30,000 Ecuadorians are suing Chevron for massive pollution.After bumping up coastal no-fishing zones from 4.5 percent to 33 percent Australia sees fish populations like trout rebound by 60 percent.
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The head of the 1,100-member Federal Judges Association on Monday called an emergency meeting amid concerns over President Donald Trump and Attorney General William Barr's use of the power of the Justice Department for political purposes, such as protecting a long-time friend and confidant of the president.

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Walmart workers issued a "wake up call" to Alice Walton, an heir to the retailer's $500 billion fortune, in New York on Tuesday by marching to Walton's penthouse and demanding her company pay its 1.5 million workers a living wage and give them reliable, stable work schedules.

The protest was partially a response to the company's so-called "Great Workplace" restructuring initiative which Walmart began testing last year and plans to roll out in at least 1,100 of its 5,300 U.S. stores by the end of 2020.

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Two people had the nerve to laugh and smirk at a DUI murder sentencing in Judge Qiana Lillard's courtroom and she took swift action.

Lillard heard giggles coming from the family of Amanda Kosal, 25, who admitted to being drunk when she slammed into an SUV, killing Jerome Zirker, 31, and severely injuring his fiance, Brittany Johnson, 31.

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