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How Bario Neal's Jewelry Business Was Founded With Sustainability and Ethical Practices in Mind (Exclusive)Green Matters spoke exclusively with Page Neal of Bario Neal to talk about the company's sustainable and ethical jewelry practices.
Penguin Parents Do This Sweet Thing to Keep an Eye on Their BabiesPenguins are so cute, but are they good parents? A 2023 study reveals previously unknown protective behaviors in these flightless birds.
More People Fall Ill as Contaminated Cantaloupe Rates Rise — What to KnowThousands of cantaloupes were recalled starting in September 2023. Now, cases of salmonella have increased. Here's what to know.
Five Eco-Friendly Paper Straws That Make You and the Environment Say "Ahh"Looking for an eco-friendly way to enjoy your beverage of choice? Try these five durable and sustainable paper straws today.
Proposed NYC Budget Cuts Community Compost, Makes More Room for Methane GasCity-funded composting programs in New York might get shut down in favor of programs that turn waste into greenhouse gases.
Freighter Ship Stuck in Detroit River Has Been Freed — Here's Why It Got StuckA freighter ship departing from Canada and headed to Italy was stuck in the Detroit River. Here's what to know about the situation.
First Cured Case of Mystery Respiratory Illness in Dogs Surfaces — This Antibiotic May HelpA respiratory illness of unknown causes is befalling dogs across the U.S. Here's what to know about symptoms and how to keep your pup safe.
NYC Carriage Horse Gunnar Crashed into Multiple Cars in a Panic — Details HereOn Nov. 26, 2023, a NYC carriage horse named Gunnar crashed into several cars in a panic after a driver lost control of the carriage.
Sailors Are Attempting to Deter Orcas From Attacking Boats With Heavy MetalOrca whales near the Iberian Peninsula are sinking boats on purpose! Here's why they may have adopted this behavior, explained.
The Unusual Phenomena of Manure Smell in 2023 — What Does It Mean? Where Is It Coming From?If you're smelling manure in 2023, you're not alone. The stinky smell in your yard could be several factors, like fertilizer or pollution.
Carriage Driver Ian McKeever Charged in Death of Horse, Ryder — Details HereFollowing the tragic death of Ryder, a carriage horse, in August 2022, former carriage driver Ian McKeever has been charged with overdriving.
Matts Creek Wildfire in Virginia Continues to Burn as Smoke and Haze Impact Air QualityIn 2023, a wildfire in Virginia dubbed the "Matts Creek wildfire" continues to burn and affect the air quality of the state. Here's what to know.
Does Your Cat Ever Bite You As A Sign of Affection? Unpacking This Odd BehaviorDoes your cat sometimes offer you a gentle bite instead of a purr or a meow? Here's why cats may exhibit odd behaviors.
Several Pet Food Brands Recalled Due to Possible Salmonella Contamination in 2023Multiple pet food brands have recalled their products in 2023 due to possible salmonella contamination. Here's what you should know.
FDA Approves Drug "Zepbound" For Chronic Weight Loss — DetailsThe FDA has approved Eli Lilly's Zepbound, a drug for weight loss management. Here's what to know about the drug, including side effects.
Fruit Pouches Recalled Due to Possible Lead Contamination — Here's the ListThree brands of fruit pouches have been voluntarily recalled in 2023 due to possible lead contamination — here's the recall list.
Tyson Foods Recalls Nearly 30,000 Pounds of Chicken Nuggets in 2023: Check Your FreezerIn 2023, Tyson Foods recalled almost 30,000 pounds of chicken nuggets after metal was found in some patties. Here's what to know.
Dozens of Bird Species Are Shedding Their Offensive Names — Details HereThe American Ornithological Society plans to change the English names of dozens of bird species in an effort to diversify birding.
You Might Be Able to Get Your 2024-2025 Nasal Flu Vaccine From Your CouchIn October 2023, AstraZeneca announced that the FDA is reviewing an option for consumers to get a nasal flu vaccine at home.
After Halloween Is Over, What Happens to Candy Wrappers? Can They Be Recycled?When holiday fun is done, can you recycle your candy wrappers? In most cases, you can't, but some companies have recycling programs.
Research Finds This One Simple Habit Shift Before Surgery Can Help With RecoveryA new study shows that walking before surgery can help reduce post-operation complications. Here's what you should know.
No, It's Not a Halloween Trick — Witches' Butter Fungus Is an Edible TreatViral videos of people foraging witches' butter fungus made viewers wonder if it's edible. As it turns out, you can eat this unique food!
Social Media Star and Former "Micro Pig" Esther the Wonder Pig Has DiedSocial media icon Esther the Wonder Pig has died at age 11. The pig rose to fame on social media after her guardians thought she was a "micro pig."
CVS Begins Pulling Products With Phenylephrine, a Decongestant Ingredient, off ShelvesPhenylephrine, a popular ingredient in many decongestants and allergy medications, is ineffective according to a new report.
Vegan Hair Brushes, Combs, Blow Dryers and More Made From Sustainable Alternatives, Not Animal ProductsThese brands are making the perfect hair tools for your next best hair day from plant-based and vegan materials.
Are Amphibians Endangered? Frogs, Salamanders, and More Reveal Disturbing Extinction PatternFrogs, salamanders, newts, and other amphibians were the tiny subjects of a study that found 41 percent threatened with extinction.
The 2023 "Ring of Fire" Eclipse Will Be Visible From 8 U.S. StatesOn Oct. 14, 2023, the solar eclipse becomes a rare "ring of fire," prompting tourists to travel and track the movement of the event.
Study Finds That HDL Or "Good" Cholesterol Could Be Linked to DementiaA study published on Oct. 4, 2023, suggests that having high OR low levels of cholesterol may increase dementia in senior citizens.
Updated Red Wolf Recovery Plan Calls for $328 Million Over the Next 50 YearsThe U.S. has updated its red wolf recovery plan, calling for an estimated $328 million in spending over the next 50 years. Is it enough?
Are the Canadian Fires Under Control? North America to Experience More Wildfire HazeIn 2023, Canada has experienced a record number of wildfires across Central Canada and the Northern Territories. Are they under control now?
Hundreds of Years Old Sycamore Gap Tree Guarded Hadrian's Wall — Until NowThe famous Sycamore Gap tree in England was felled by a teen, who was arrested on suspicion of criminal damage. Here's what to know.
Where Do Bats Go in Winter? Everything You Need to Know About Bat HabitsAlthough they might look scary, bats are an essential part of ecosystems and some species do migrate in winter. Here's what to know.
This Birthday Picnic In Mexico Includes An Uninvited Guest — A Black Bear!In a now-viral video, a mother shields her son from a black bear that decided to crash a birthday picnic in Mexico. Here's what happened.
Halloween Fun or Enormous Waste Issue: Are Pumpkins Bad for the Environment?Everyone loves to go pumpkin picking in the fall — but are these orange fruits bad for the environment? Here's what you need to know.
Rare Pink Flamingo Sighting in Port Washington, Wisconsin, Draws CrowdsA flock of flamingos on Lake Michigan in Port Washington stunned onlookers as a rare occurrence for Wisconsin — but a delight for birdwatchers!
Climate Experts Predict El Niño Will Be "Moderate to Strong" by Late FallClimate experts warn that El Niño is getting stronger, meaning it could be a very wet fall and winter. Here's what you need to know.
Plaintiffs Seek $5 Million in Starbucks Lawsuit Over Refreshers DrinksA lawsuit against Starbucks alleges that their Refresher Drinks don't actually contain the advertised fruit. Here's what's going on.
Budweiser Finally Ends the Cruel Practice of Docking Its Clydesdales' TailsDocking horse's tails is not an uncommon practice, but it is a cruel one. Thankfully, many are moving away from it — including Budweiser.
Florida State University Warns of Potential New Aspartame Side Effects — Which Foods Have the Sweetener? (Exclusive)What foods contain aspartame? The artificial sweetener was the subject of a World Health Organization study and a medical study in 2023.
Scientists Recover RNA From the Extinct Tasmanian Tiger — What Happens Next?In September 2023, scientists have successfully extracted RNA from a Tasmanian tiger, an extinct creature. What happens next?
Thousands of Mink Are Loose in Pennsylvania After Being Freed From a Fur FarmOver 6,000 mink were illicitly freed from a fur farm in Sunbury, Penn., on Sept. 19, 2023. Here's what to know about the furry situation.
A California Woman Loses All Four Limbs From Bacterial Infection After Eating TilapiaA California woman has all four of her limbs amputated after contracting vibriosis, an infection caused by Vibrio vulnificus bacteria.
This Unique, Sustainable Fabric Is Made From MilkYou may have heard of cactus leather and hemp, but did you know about milk fiber? Here's the scoop on the innovative fabric.
One Girl Scout Troop Flees an Alligator in Hot Pursuit in Houston Area LakeOn Sept. 13, 2023, one Girl Scout troop experienced a horror movie scenario when an alligator chased them across a lake.
New York University Plans to Divest From Fossil Fuels Thanks to Student ActivistsIn September 2023, New York University has decided to divest from fossil fuels after years of calls from their students and supporters alike.
600,000 Gallons of Red Wine Spill in a Small Portugal Town — Details HereOn Sept. 11, 2023, over 600,000 gallons of red wine spilled down the streets of a small village in Portugal in an epic (and terrifying!) event.
How Montauk Distilling Co.'s Family Owned Liquor Company is Becoming More Sustainable (Exclusive)Green Matters spoke exclusively with Leucio Iacobelli of Montauk Distilling Co. to talk about his sustainable practices.
Four Climate Protestors Interrupted the US Open — Here's What HappenedFour environmental activists staged a protest at the US Open on Sept. 7, 2023. Here's what happened at the event, explained.
NHTSA Moves to Compel Air Bag Recall After Air Bags Send Shrapnel FlyingTwo auto suppliers are in hot water after concerns their air bags may send metal fragments flying. Here's what you need to know.
A Man Drives Down the Highway With a Watusi Bull Riding Shotgun — Details HereOn Aug. 30, 2023, Nebraska police received a call about a man with his bull riding shotgun on the 275. Here's what to know!