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Senate Confirms First Native American Cabinet Member, Deb Haaland as Interior SecretaryRep. Deb Haaland has been confirmed as the Secretary of the Interior by the Senate, making her the first Native American to ever hold a presidential Cabinet position.
Zero-Waste Lip Balms — Natural, Cruelty-Free, and Vegan OptionsThere are endless zero-waste lip balms that are also cruelty-free, vegan, made with natural ingredients, and plastic-free!
You Can Finally Buy Lia, the Flushable, Zero-Waste Pregnancy TestLia, the first biodegradable, flushable, and zero-waste pregnancy test, is finally available.
How Zero-Waste Chef Max La Manna Is Fighting the Climate Crisis With FoodChef Max La Manna keeps his kitchen zero-waste and vegan — and he wrote a book called "More Plants Less Waste" to help you do the same.
These Zero-Waste Influencers Don't Care About Being Perfect: "This Idea of Perfection Is Impossible"Zero-waste influencers can sometimes focus too much on perfectionism — but these bloggers are keeping it real by sharing their trash.
Environmentalists Demand Biden Shut Down the Line 3 PipelineWhat exactly is the Line 3 pipeline? Environmentalists are demanding Biden shut it down.
7 Women Killing It in the Environmental Space, In Honor of International Women's DayThis International Women's Day, celebrate the women killing it in the environmental space.
Celebrate International Women's Day With These Books by Women About the ClimateInternational Women's Day is every March 8 — honor women in the climate movement by picking up one of these books.
10 Young Climate Activists Changing the World, in Honor of International Women's DayIn honor of International Women’s Day 2021, here are 10 young women climate activists who are undoubtedly changing the world.
Coronavirus Caused Global Emissions to Plummet — Then Sharply RiseEven though we produced 6 percent less emissions in 2020 than we did in 2019, by the end of 2020, emissions were even higher than they were before the pandemic.
Antarctic Ice Shelf Loses 490-Square-Mile Iceberg — a Decade in the MakingThe Brunt Ice Shelf in Antarctica just lost a massive iceberg.
'Seaspiracy' on Netflix Will Uncover the Fishing Industry's Environmental SecretsThe upcoming original Netflix documentary Seaspiracy plans to uncover some of the fishing industry's deepest secrets.
H&M Is Using Cactus Leather in New “Science Story” CollectionH&M is using eco-friendly vegan cactus leather in its new Science Story collection.
25 of NYC's Best Vegan Restaurants: A Guide to the Best Options for Every Price PointNew York City's vegan restaurants are at the top of their game — here are 25 of our favorites.
Celebrities Who Started Sustainable Slow Fashion BrandsWe commend these five celebrities for using their platform to shine a light on sustainable fashion with their fashion brands.
Customers Boycotted These "Sustainable" Fashion Brands After BLM Scandals — How Have The Companies Followed Up?Everlane, Reformation, and other "sustainable" brands were under fire in the summer of 2020 for racism — but how have things changed, seven months later?
Why Are Bats Protected? We Depend on These "Misunderstood" Little CreaturesWhy are bats protected by the Endangered Species Act? Bats are incredibly important animals.
Israel Oil Spill Covered Endangered Turtles in Tar — Here's How Mayo Is Saving ThemIn the wake of the 2021 Israel oil spill, helpers discovered a unique way to clean tar-covered sea turtles: feeding them mayo.
How Nonprofit Generation Green Is Fighting for Environmental LiberationTo learn more about environmental liberation, we interviewed Generation Green founder Destiny Hodges.
Volunteers Save 28 Beached Whales on New Zealand Beach in Three-Day Rescue MissionHundreds of volunteers and medics worked together in a three-day rescue mission to save 28 beached whales in New Zealand.
Why Does Silver Melt Ice? Here's How to Tell If Your Silver Jewelry Is RealIs it true that real silver melts ice? And if so, why does silver melt ice?
Texas Snowstorms Drove Refineries to Emit Massive Amounts of Air PollutantsTexas snowstorms caused refineries to perform gas flaring and release staggering amounts of air pollution across the state.
How to Help Texas — Where to Donate to Benefit the Homeless, Incarcerated, and MoreHow can we help Texas? This week, 2.8 million Texans faced power outages for several days, amidst freezing cold temperatures following Storm Uri.
7 Innovative Zero-Waste Toothbrushes That Go Beyond the Bamboo BrushThese innovative zero-waste toothbrushes are more than just bamboo — we've rounded up brushes with reusable handles, replaceable brush heads, electric options, and more.
Why Is Texas Without Power? How Climate Action Could Have Prevented ThisWhy is Texas without power in February 2021, and how is this all connected to the climate crisis?
Did the “Indonesian Death Zoo” Shut Down? Cher Calls Out Neglect at Surabaya ZooA new petition to shut down the Surabaya Zoo, aka the "Indonesian Death Zoo," aimed at the country’s president, is gaining traction.
5 of Our Favorite Sustainable Beauty Innovations From 2021Check out five of our favorite new, innovative, and sustainable beauty products from 2021 (and late 2020).
How to Celebrate Mardi Gras With Zero WasteA sustainable, zero-waste Mardi Gras is possible, even though the holiday usually comes with a lot of waste — here are a few ideas.
Recycling Centers You Can Tour, In-Person or VirtuallyHere are a few awesome recycling centers around the U.S. that you can visit — many of which also offer virtual tours.
Fossil Fuel Air Pollution Kills 10.2 Million People Every Year, New Research FindsFossil fuel-caused air pollution prematurely kills around 10.2 million people every year, which is higher than previously thought.
How This Affordable Hair Care Brand Ditched Plastic for Aluminum (Exclusive)Eva NYC's hair care product range has completely transitioned from plastic to aluminum packaging, and still manages to be an affordable, zero-waste option.
Wow, No Cow! Oatly’s Super Bowl Commercial Is Dividing Oatmilk FansOatly CEO Toni Petersson starred in a Super Bowl commercial about oatmilk — which immediately divided the internet during the football game.
Australian Bushfires: Where to Donate to Help Victims of the 2021 TragedyAustralia is currently being ravaged by bushfires, once again. Donate to these organizations that are working to help victims and put out the fires.
Baby Food Found to Contain Toxic Heavy Metals Linked to Developmental DamageToxic heavy metals were found in baby food by seven popular brands, including supposedly organic, natural companies.
7 Sustainable Fashion Brands That Upcycle Deadstock and Fabric ScrapsThese fashion brands use fabric scraps, deadstock fabric, upcycled clothing, and other materials that would have otherwise gone to landfills.
Is Gleaning for Fish More Sustainable Than Traditional Fishing?What exactly is gleaning for fish? And is gleaning more sustainable than traditional fishing?
Rihanna and Greta Thunberg Show Support for Massive India Agricultural ProtestsFarmers are protesting the Indian agricultural bills enacted last year, which many farmers argue puts them at an unfair disadvantage in terms of business, and therefore their livelihoods.
The Best Sustainable Face Masks by Slow Fashion BrandsA sustainable cloth face masks can be worn over and over again — here are 10 slow fashion brands making eco-friendly cloth face masks.
You Can Now Shop Vintage Tees at Nordstrom, Thanks to Goodfair PartnershipGoodfair and Nordstrom have partnered to bring secondhand clothing to a mainstream audience.
Scientific Study Proves That the "Greta Thunberg Effect" Is RealA new study found that the “Greta Thunberg effect” has caused more people in the U.S. to get involved in climate action.
IKEA Just Bought — and Will Protect — an 11,000-Acre Georgia ForestIKEA purchased a huge forest in Georgia, which will be open to the public and used for sustainably harvesting timber.
Global Ice Loss Is Catching Up to Worst-Case Scenario PredictionsThe global ice loss rate — aka melting ice sheets — is higher than ever before.
Week One in Office: What the Biden Administration Has Done for the Environment So FarFrom day one in office, the Biden Administration has overturned several Trump-era environmental policies for the good of the climate and planet Earth.
9 Songs About Climate Change That Are Absolute FireThere are numerous songs about climate change out there, by a number of popular artists, from Pitbull to Joni Mitchell.
Greta Thunberg Lends Her Voice to The 1975's New Song: "Everything Needs to Change"Greta Thunberg and The 1975 teamed up on a new song called "The 1975," where the activist encourages listeners to rebel.
Biden to Rejoin Paris Agreement on Inauguration Day, Among 17 Executive ActionsJoe Biden will rejoin the Paris Agreement and cancel the Keystone XL pipeline on his first day as president.
Is the U.S. Really Leaving the Paris Climate Agreement on Nov. 4?Is the U.S. really leaving the Paris Agreement on Nov. 4, 2020?
Biden to Reportedly Cancel the Keystone XL PipelinePresident-elect Joe Biden plans to cancel the Keystone XL pipeline immediately upon assuming the role of president, multiple sources report.
Biden’s Cabinet Picks So Far Mark a New Chapter for U.S. Climate ActionBiden's Cabinet so far sets records and shows how he will be prioritizing climate issues during his administration.
NASA Deems 2020 the Hottest Year in Recorded HistoryNASA found 2020 to be the hottest year on record, just barely edging out the previous record holder.