Youth wins climate case against U.S. state of Montana in first-of-its-kind legal ruling

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From the weeks of August 7 – 20 2023 C.E.

A landmark ruling found that Montana violated young people’s constitutional rights to a “clean and healthful environment,” marking the first time a U.S. court has connected the government’s fossil fuel promotion with harm to youth.

India has reduced its emissions rate by 33% over 14 years

Officials have credited a substantial increase in forest cover and schemes promoting non-fossil generation and targeting emissions in industrial, automotive and energy sectors for the sharp reduction in India’s emissions intensity between 2005 and 2019.

Brazil’s Amazon deforestation continues to fall dramatically

An analysis of satellite data showed that 500 square kilometers of tropical rainforest were cleared in Brazil’s portion of the Amazon during the month of July, a 66% decline relative to July a year ago.

AI-supported mammography screening saves time & detects more cancer

A new study from Lund University in Sweden has found that using AI resulted in the detection of 20% more cancers compared with standard screening, without affecting false positives.

Indonesia cracks down on imported plastic waste

Faced with an unending stream of unrecyclable waste from wealthy nations, Indonesia has tightened its regulations and has begun to make progress in stemming the plastics flow.

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