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World Vegan Day: I’m Not That Special. If This Picky Eater Could Go Vegan, You Can TooGoing vegan doesn't require anything special — anyone can make the choice to align their actions with their values.
Who Is Attending COP26? Everyone From Greta Thunberg to Joe Biden Will Be in GlasgowThe COP26 attendees will supposedly join forces to get planet Earth on track to maintain the goals of the Paris Agreement.
Our Favorite Chocolate Bars That Are Zero-Waste, Fair Trade, and VeganWith National Chocolate Day falling on Oct. 28, here are just a few of our favorite zero-waste chocolates on the market.
Brad the Boxer, aka Just Brad, Might Be TikTok’s Hottest and Happiest Vegan Chef (Exclusive)Bradley Jimenez, aka Brad the Boxer and Just Brad, is a vegan chef taking over TikTok.
We Are “Way Off Track” to Achieve Paris Agreement’s Goals, Says UN Greenhouse Gas ReportThe latest greenhouse gas news proves that humanity has not yet done nearly enough to end the climate crisis — just in time for COP26.
Wisconsin Wolf Hunt Controversy: A Judge Just Halted the 300-Wolf HuntThe 2021 Wisconsin wolf hunt is sparking debates all across the state.
Can Cryptocurrency Ever Be Sustainable? This Mining Startup Thinks So (Exclusive)Can cryptocurrency ever truly be sustainable? We spoke with Justin Podhola, CEO of cryptocurrency company Elite Mining, which has a goal of making mining more efficient and sustainable.
The Ocean Cleanup Is Now Cleaning Up Rivers With the "Interceptor"The "Interceptor" is The Ocean Cleanup's latest innovation, with a goal of cleaning plastic out of rivers before it gets to the ocean.
Climate Crisis Prompts California to Proclaim a Drought Emergency StatewideCalifornia just declared a drought emergency statewide.
Sustainable Vegan Rugs for a Cozy, Eco-Friendly HomeFinding sustainable rugs that are also non-toxic, vegan, ethically-made, and in your price range can be a bit overwhelming — so here are a few brands that make eco-friendly rugs.
Jane Goodall Releases ‘The Book of Hope’ About Fighting Climate Change With OptimismJane Goodall’s newest book, 'The Book of Hope: A Survival Guide for Trying Times' aims to inspire youth to be more hopeful about fighting the climate crisis.
Prince William Presents 1 Million-Pound Earthshot Prizes for Climate Change InnovatorsTo help fight climate change, Prince William just presented the first Earthshot Prize, an annual series of awards that he founded with Sir David Attenborough.
Is There a Food Shortage? How Supply Chain Issues Are Affecting Meat, Pumpkin, and Pet FoodSigns of a food shortage are leaving Americans concerned — but is there really a food shortage in the U.S.? Here’s what we know.
Dumpster Diver's TikTok Inspires Coach to Stop Destroying Unsold BagsA TikTok about slashed Coach bags found in dumpsters went so viral, that it actually prompted Coach to pledge to quit the wasteful practice of destroying unsold merchandise.
Phthalates Correlated With 100,000 Annual Deaths in U.S. — How to Avoid This Chemical GroupPhthalates are linked to 100,000 premature deaths in the U.S. every year, according to a new study.
Sustainable Toilet Paper Companies, For a Wipe You Can Feel Good AboutSupporting a sustainable toilet paper company that responsibly manages its forests is a great way to make your bathroom routine more zero waste.
Three Years Into Water Crisis, Benton Harbor, Mich. Residents Told to Stop Drinking Tap WaterThe Benton Harbor water crisis just keeps getting worse, and this week, city officials warned residents of the city not to use tap water, due to lead contamination.
Wild Elk Free From Tire Around His Neck After Over Two YearsAn elk had a tire around his neck for the past 2+ years — and two Colorado wildlife officers finally managed to tranquilize the elk and remove him.
Leonardo DiCaprio Just Invested in Two Lab-Grown Meat CompaniesCultured meat brands are creating slaughter-free meat in labs, and celebrities like Leonardo DiCaprio are getting on board.
Celebrate World Egg Day the Vegan Way With These Plant-Based Eggs for BreakfastThis World Egg Day is a great time to compassionately take back the holiday, and enjoy some vegan eggs for breakfast.
24 Hours Later, Officials Are Still Cleaning Up Crude Oil Spill at Texas RefineryThe Marathon Petroleum oil spill that happened in Texas this week will take days to clean up.
Vegan Impossible Nuggets Are Launching at Three U.S. Burger KingsSelect U.S. Burger King restaurants are rolling out a trial of vegan Impossible Nuggets.
"Squirrel School" on TikTok Showcases Heartwarming Wildlife Rescue and Rehab (Exclusive)Squirrel School on TikTok, which has more than 82,000 followers, shows viewers the importance of wildlife rescue and rehabilitation.
Nobel Peace Prize Frontrunners Include Greta Thunberg, WHO, and BLMThe 2021 Nobel Peace Prize could go to Greta Thunberg, or a number of other qualified nominated individuals and organizations.
Pipeline Bursts in Pacific Ocean, Leaking 126,000 Gallons of Oil Into California's Waters and BeachesAn oil spill in California has affected Huntington Beach and other nearby coastal cities.
Sustainable Vegan Leather Pants, So You Can Fit in With the TikTok TeensVegan leather pants are huge on TikTok this fall — here's a look into the two most popular pairs from Abercrombie and Aritzia, as well as some more sustainable options.
Ivory-Billed Woodpecker Is One of 22 Animals Declared Extinct in the U.S. TodayThe ivory-billed woodpecker was declared extinct by the USFWS, as well as 21 other protected animal species and one plant species.
Colleen Patrick-Goudreau On How We Will End the Thanksgiving Turkey (Exclusive)Famous vegan author and animal advocate Colleen Patrick-Goudreau shares her solutions for separating Thanksgiving from the idea of eating turkeys.
A Carriage Horse and Car Collide, Leaving Blood on NYC StreetsA horse carriage and car got into an accident in NYC this week, leaving blood on the sidewalk — and many eyewitnesses and animal activists ready to demand action.
Kate Winslet Narrates 'Eating Our Way to Extinction' Doc About the Climate Crisis'Eating Our Way to Extinction' is a new documentary narrated by Kate Winslet, focusing on the ways the climate crisis is causing ecological collapse — and what we can do.
Sustainability at NYFW: Not Enough Eco-Conscious Fashion on Runways This YearIs NYFW sustainable? Some designers used eco-friendly techniques for NYFW, but overall, sustainability was not a main character at this year's event.
Cruelty-Free and Sustainable Dog Care Products, From Shampoo to Paw BalmThese dog grooming products are all cruelty-free, vegan, and sustainably packaged.
Vegan Captions for Instagram: Quotes, Puns, and MoreThese vegan Instagram captions are perfect for your plant-based food posts.
Tahj Mowry Shares His Favorite Plant-Based Snacks and Dishes on ‘Smart Guy’ Reboot (Exclusive)Tahj Mowry shares his feelings about rebooting 'Smart Guy,' potentially rebooting 'Sister, Sister,' eating vegan, and more.
Acapulco, Mexico Earthquake With 7.0 Magnitude Tragically Kills TeenagerA 7.0-magnitude earthquake near Acapulco, Mexico affected millions of people, with one casualty already being reported.
The Nipah Virus Outbreak in India Takes First Victim, a 12-Year-OldThe Nipah virus outbreak has already taken one victim’s life, and many others are isolating after coming into contact with him.
Zero-Waste Stain Sticks That Are Far More Eco-Friendly Than Tide PensThere are many zero-waste stain sticks on the market, as well as easy recipes for DIY stain removers.
Billionaire Unveils Plans to Build the City of Telosa, a Sustainable and Futuristic SocietyThe City of Telosa is being designed to be one of the most sustainable cities on Earth.
'The Canine Condition' Docuseries Shines Light on Homeless Dog Crisis (Exclusive)Actress Jacqueline Piñol is a major advocate for dog adoption, and her new docuseries 'The Canine Condition' shines a light on the homeless dog crisis.
"Forever Chemicals" Detected in Kindergarten Classrooms' Air and CarpetsA new study finds that forever chemical exposure via indoor air and dust is much more common than previously thought.
How Lorde Made Her ‘Solar Power’ Merch as Eco-Conscious as Possible (Exclusive)Lorde’s sustainable “Solar Power” merch was made by LA-based fashion company Everybody.World.
How Climate Change Powered Hurricane Ida's Path of DestructionThe link between climate change and hurricanes — with Hurricane Ida being a prime example — is on the forefront of many minds across the nation.
Startup’s Lab-Grown Mouse Meat Cat Treats Could Change the Pet Food Industry (Exclusive)Because, Animals is preparing to disrupt the pet food industry with its unique new product: cultured mouse treats for cats.
Opinion: No, Hot Girls Don’t Drink Whole MilkA controversial opinion piece titled “Whole Milk Mounts Its Triumphant Comeback” is making the rounds on the internet — but non-dairy milk is here to stay.
It Just Rained at Greenland’s Highest Summit for the First Time — And You Can Guess WhyIt recently rained on the highest elevation of the ice sheet of Greenland’s Summit region for the first time.
Why Vegans Don't Wear Real Pearls — Here's How They're MadeDo vegans wear pearls? The pearl industry presents a host of ethical and environmental issues.
All 423 National Parks Will Be Free on Aug. 25 — and These Other Five HolidaysThe NPS is offering free entrance to every national park across the country for its birthday.
EPA Bans Controversial Pesticide Chlorpyrifos From Being Sprayed on FoodThe EPA just banned the pesticide chlorpyrifos, which is linked to various negative health effects in humans.
How Wildfire Smoke Caused 19,700 Additional COVID Cases, According to New Harvard StudyWildfire smoke is linked to COVID-19 cases and even deaths in several states, according to new research.
Green Circle Salons Will Help You Find a Zero-Waste Haircut, Manicure, and More (Exclusive)Green Circle Salons is a certification program that helps customers find eco-friendly salons.