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Sustainable Athletic Wear Brands for Eco-Friendly WorkoutsIs it possible to find sustainable athletic wear? Fortunately, there are plenty of brands making fairly sustainable and eco-friendly exercise apparel.
Is Biden Really Banning Meat? Behind the Republican-Fueled False RumorAny rumors that President Biden plans to ban meat are simply untrue — but it would be a pretty positive thing for our planet.
This Company Is Turning Shipping Containers Into Sustainable Tiny Homes (Exclusive)Shipping container company SG Blocks recently launched SG Home, a line of sustainable houses and tiny houses made from shipping containers.
How to See the Pink Supermoon TonightThe Pink Moon, which is the first supermoon of the year, is going to light up the night sky tonight, on April 26, 2021.
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‘My Octopus Teacher’ Sends Powerful Message About Protecting the Planet'My Octopus Teacher' is nominated for the Oscar for Documentary Feature, and the film hopes to inspire viewers to fight climate change.
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How to Make Your Environmental Activism More Intersectional (Exclusive)In honor of Earth Day, we asked a few of the internet’s most inspiring intersectional environmental activists for their top advice on making one's climate activism more intersectional.
Step Aside, Earth Day Gift Guides — Why You Should Celebrate By Not Buying AnythingEarth Day is one of my favorite holidays — but I’d sooner buy someone a gift for National Potato Chip Day than I would for Earth Day.
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How to Start Going Zero Waste: 7 Steps for BeginnersHere's our beginner’s guide to transitioning to a zero-waste or low-impact lifestyle.
France Votes to Ban Short Flights, to Reduce Nation's EmissionsLawmakers have voted for France to ban domestic flights that can be replaced by short train trips.
Scientists Discover New Layer in Earth’s CoreResearchers have just discovered a new layer of the Earth, which they are calling the “innermost inner core.”
Matchbox Commits to Greener Toy Cars, Packaging, and More by 2030Matchbox cars are getting a green makeover in honor of Earth Day.
How to Watch the New 'Greta Thunberg: A Year to Change the World' DocuseriesHere's how to watch Greta Thunberg: A Year to Change the World, which features Thunberg sitting down in-person with David Attenborough for the first time.
Becoming Pattie Gonia, and Bringing Drag and Diversity to the Climate Movement (Exclusive)Pattie Gonia uses their platform to bring drag and diversity to the outdoors and to the climate movement, and we recently interviewed the environmentalist drag queen.
How to Recycle Shoes: Sneakers, Slippers, Boots, and MoreThere are many ways to recycle old shoes, no matter the condition.
Planned Obsolescence Exposed at Apple and Microsoft, in Light of New French RegulationsPlanned obsolescence is what keeps tech companies like Apple, Microsoft, and Samsung in business.
California Is Gearing Up for a Bad Drought — How Does Climate Change Fit In?Why exactly is a drought about to hit California, and does climate change cause droughts?
Kenneth Cole, Ellen Tracy, and More Than a Dozen Other Brands Ban FurGlobal Brands Group just announced that it will no longer be selling fur via any of its brands.
The Bronx's First Zero-Waste Shop Is Making the Lifestyle More Accessible (Exclusive)The first Bronx-based zero-waste shop, EcoBronx, is raising money to make plastic-free living accessible in New York City's Bronx neighborhood.
Vermont Has Protected 1.3 Million Acres of Land to Help Wildlife FlourishVermont has protected one third of the land required to support ecological function across the state.
Jane Fonda on How Civil Disobedience Can "Align Your Body With Your Deepest Values"Jane Fonda opened up to Elle about Fire Drill Fridays, civil disobedience, and more.
April the Giraffe Passes Away at 20April the Giraffe has passed away at the age of 20, after a long life filled with delighting internet users around the globe.
“Give Seals Space,” New Campaign Urges Beachgoers As Lockdowns LiftIf you see seals on the beach, it's important not to disturb them, says a new campaign.
12 Luxury Fashion Brands That Have Gone Fur-FreeThese luxury fashion designers have gone fur-free over the past few years.
Rainforest Destruction Surged in 2020, at 12 Percent Increase From 2019Rainforest destruction increased by 12 percent from 2019 to 2020, with a total of 12.2 million hectares of tree cover being wiped out in 2020.
We Can Completely Revitalize the World’s Oceans by 2050, New Study FindsOceans could once again flourish in 2050 — if we make the effort.
‘72 Reasons to Be Vegan’ Is the Perfect Gift for the Vegan-Curious (Exclusive)‘72 Reasons to Be Vegan,’ a new book from Gene Stone and Kathy Freston, is the perfect gift for the vegan-curious.
6 Eco-Friendly Dog Beds to Keep Nap Time SustainableThese eco-friendly dog beds will help keep your dog’s nap time as planet-friendly as possible.
‘Seaspiracy’: 8 Major Takeaways About the Fishing Industry From the Netflix Doc'Seaspiracy' just hit Netflix, and the documentary exposes various environmental and human rights injustices in the fishing industry.
A Thailand Supermarket Is Using Banana Leaves Instead of Plastic Produce PackagingA Thai supermarket is using discarded banana leaves instead of plastic to bundle produce.
Formerly Homeless Man Moves Into the First 3D-Printed Tiny HomeA previously homeless man is the first person to live in a 3D-printed tiny house, built by ICON and New Story.
Why Does the Sky Turn Green Before a Tornado?Why does the sky turn green before a tornado? Do green skies really mean a tornado is coming?
Corona Rolls Out Biodegradable Six-Packs Made From Barley WasteCorona is rolling out biodegradable six-pack packaging that's made from barley, which is composed of waste from the beer-making process.
The Evolution of Greta ThunbergHow did Greta Thunberg go from quiet teenager to internationally famous climate activist? Here's a look at her past few years.
Biden May Allocate $1 Trillion to Fighting Climate Change, Under Proposed Economic PlanPresident Joe Biden and his advisers are preparing to unveil a $3 trillion dollar economic plan in Congress, part of which would fight the climate crisis.
How "Forever Chemicals" Are Affecting Fertility, Sperm Count, and Even Penis SizeToxic forever chemicals are affecting human fertility, sperm count, sexual satisfaction and desire, and even penis size.
Endangered Whale Species Welcomed a Record 18 Calves This SeasonThis calving season has been the most successful for the North Atlantic right whale since 2013, with 18 newborns spotted as of mid-March 2021.
Eco-Friendly Hair Ties and Scrunchies to Get You Through Bad Hair Days, SustainablyThese eco-friendly hair ties and scrunchies will get you through any bad hair day, sustainably.
What Is the Paris Agreement? Everything You've Been Wondering About the Landmark Climate AccordThe Paris Agreement is an important agreement signed by countries all around the globe in 2016 — here's what it entails.
Seaweed Reduces Cows' Methane Emissions, Study Finds — but There's a Better SolutionFeeding cattle seaweed could reduce their methane emissions by 82 percent — but why are we trying to fix this broken, polluting industry?
Baked Oats Are Taking Over TikTok: Try These Easy Vegan RecipesWhat exactly is baked oats? TikTok's latest food trend is a sweet twist on a classic breakfast.
NASA Launches 2.9-Ton Bundle of Space Junk Into OrbitSpace junk is a serious problem — and NASA just ordered the International Space Station to release a 2.9-ton pile of space debris into orbit.
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Virginia Passes Act Banning Animal Testing for CosmeticsVirginia just banned animal testing for cosmetics, as well as the sale of cosmetics that were tested on animals.