Katie is a Chicago-based writer, boring married lady, and mother of two (human baby and fur baby). She enjoys Dawson’s Creek reruns, deep-dish pizza, and the occasional sing-along.
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New Zealand’s Prime Minister Pledges 100% Renewable Energy by 2030In order to help slow down the use of our earth’s energy sources, New Zealand has made a pledge to achieve 100 percent renewable energy by 2020.
Greta Thunberg Proves She’s a Force in New Documentary ‘I Am Greta’In the new documentary, 'I Am Greta', viewers get a closer look at Greta Thunberg’s life and mission to stop climate change and save the environment.
Miley Cyrus Is No Longer a Vegan, Says Her "Brain Wasn't Functioning Properly"Miley Cyrus explained that she was no longer participating in the vegan lifestyle, citing that it didn’t make her feel like herself.
Michigan Has Finally Reached a Deal With Flint Water Crisis VictimsAfter years of controversy, it looks like the victims of the Flint water crisis will receive a settlement from the state of Michigan.
If a Queen Bee Dies, the Hive Quickly Replaces HerSo it’s no surprise that when the queen bee dies, either slowly or accidentally, the entire bee colony works to gain back its steady organization.
A Pipeline in Canada Just Spilled up to 50,000 Gallons of Oil on Indigenous LandCanada's Trans Mountain pipeline has spilled as many 50 thousand gallons of crude oil in British Columbia. So, what exactly happened?
Federal Judge Strikes Down Trump Administration Rollback of Law To Protect Migrant BirdsA federal judge struck down a Trump administration attempt to rewrite the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, allowing the killing of birds.
President Trump Signs Great American Outdoors Act to Promote ConservationPresident Trump signed the Great American Outdoors Act recently, which is actually a really great thing for the planet.
The NIH Is One Step Closer to Being Forced to Cut Primate ExperimentsThe full HAC has passed legislation telling the NIH that they need to spell out a plan for reducing taxpayer-funded tests on thousands of primates by 2025.
Zac Efron Stars in the New Netflix Docuseries ‘Down to Earth’Down to Earth, starring Zac Efron, follows the actors as he travels around the world to experience different cultures and learn about sustainability.
A Day at a U.K. Beach Led to 40 Tons of Trash Being Left BehindThe local council declared the day a “major incident” due to many aspects, including the 41 metric tons of waste that were left behind.
After 17 Years, the Cicadas Are Ready to Make Their ReturnMother Nature has decided that it was about time for the cicadas to come up from underground and emerge. So, when do they get here?
The Greenhouse Effect Is What Makes Earth the Perfect Place for HumansIn order to fully understand how global warming occurs, we must first dive into what the greenhouse effect is and how the process works.
Johnson & Johnson Announced They Will Stop Selling Talc-Based Baby Powder in North AmericaJohnson & Johnson reveals plans to transition out talc-based baby powder.
Furrow Irrigation Can Help Save Water, But Is It Worth the Labor?Furrow irrigation is a method farmers use to keep their crops growing, but are the glaring disadvantages worth the savings in water?
Here's Everything You Need to Know About Monocropping (And How It's Hurting the Environment)For farmers and gardeners, planting monoculture crops may seem an easy method to get the job done. However, when it comes to the environment, the benefits are few.
Wildfires Are Blazing in Siberia and Humans Can Help Stop the SpreadWildfires in Siberia and the Russian Far East have become as much as ten times worse compared to this time last year. Experts say humans are to blame.
Hurricane Season is Coming, But How Do Hurricanes Even Form?Hurricane season may be worse than ever this year. It's important to know what exactly starts the process of a hurricane, and how they are formed.
Native Corn Is Now Protected as of Part of Mexico’s National HeritageFarmers, scientists, and consumer advocates in Mexico are ready to protect native corn under federal law to prevent "intellectual plundering."
Oil Prices Are Negative: What Does This Mean for the Everyday Consumer?The economy took another hard-hit due to the COVID-19 pandemic when US oil prices plunged to a record low, but how did this happen?
Bees and Wildflowers Might Make a Comeback Amid CoronavirusBees and wildflowers are among the living things thriving in lockdown.
Biodiversity Is a Big Deal and Here's WhyThe term biodiversity refers to the variety of life on Earth at all its levels, and it's very important to the well-being of our planet. Here’s why.
Don’t Worry, Michigan: You Can Still Garden During The PandemicMany Michigan residents have been confused by the order interpreted it as a banning on gardening all together. This is, however, not true.
How to Minimize Your Packaging Waste From AmazonIt’s more important than ever to help reduce our carbon footprints. Here are some really simple ways to minimize your packaging waste from Amazon.
Are Disinfectant Wipes Compostable?While disinfectant wipes are not compostable, there are some alternative cleaning methods that can help you stay healthy and your house stay clean.