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More and More Companies Are Launching Their Own Resell Programs, From Carhartt to LululemonIn recent years, more and more companies have launched buyback and resell programs, allowing customers to send their old items back in exchange for money or store credit.
UN Publishes Final, Harrowing Chapter of IPCC Climate Report: "Climate Justice Is Crucial"The UN and IPCC published the final chapter of its major climate report, known as the Synthesis Report, in March 2023.
A Bird Flu Vaccine for Humans Is Now in the Works — Just in CaseA bird flu vaccine for humans is now at the ready, just in case the avian flu begins to worsen.
Climate Activists Share How They Combat Compassion Fatigue (Exclusive)Compassion fatigue and burnout are common in the world of climate activism — and other fields, such as nursing and psychotherapy. Here are a few ways to combat these feelings.
Pinky Cole Celebrates the Opening of Slutty Vegan Harlem: "I'm Thinking World Domination" (Exclusive)Slutty Vegan has sprung in Harlem. Pinky Cole dished to Green Matters about the popular vegan burger joint’s second location in New York City.
2023’s Dirty Dozen and Clean 15 Lists Are Here, With Unwelcome News for Blueberries (Exclusive)The EWG has published the 2023 Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen, officially known as the Shopper's Guide to Pesticides in Produce.
Study Detects Forever Chemicals in Toilet Paper — Here Are a Few PFAS-Free TP BrandsA recent report detected PFAS in toilet paper — and though the lead author says we need not worry, we've rounded up a few PFAS-free toilet paper brands.
Climate Groups Blast Biden for Approving Willow Project: It "Derails His Own Climate Goals"Has the Biden has approved the Willow Project? Despite the massive environmental impact it will have, yes, the oil drilling project will go forward.
Environmentalists Ed Begley Jr. and Daughter Hayden Begley Take Public Transit to OscarsEd Begley Jr. and his daughter, Hayden Begley, have turned Los Angeles' infamous, inconvenient public transit system into a sweet Oscars tradition.
BBC Denies Pulling Episode of David Attenborough's New 'Wild Isles' DocuseriesDavid Attenborough's latest nature documentary series, titled 'Wild Isles,' is causing controversy.
Sustainable Sheet Masks: Try These Compostable and Reusable OptionsSheet masks can be super relaxing, moisturizing, and sadly, wasteful. But they don't have to be, thanks to compostable and reusable options.
Activists Are Protesting the Uinta Basin Railway, Which Would Transport Oil Across the U.S.Environmentalists are protesting the proposed Uinta Basin Railway, which would transport oil from Utah to various other places across North America.
Vegan Reese's and Hershey Bars Are Finally in the U.S. — SeriouslyThe day has finally come... U.S. chocolate lovers can buy a vegan Reese's and vegan Hershey Bars,
#StopWillow Campaign: A Guide to Stopping the Willow Oil Drilling ProjectRun by ConocoPhillips and known as the Willow Project, this enterprise has been the subject of major backlash, leading to the eruption of a campaign known as #StopWillow.
Want to Start an Animal Sanctuary? Here's Advice from Two Founders (Exclusive)We spoke to two the founders of The Gentle Barn and Catskill Animal Sanctuary for advice on how to start an animal sanctuary.
Various Hospitals and Countries Are Banning This Environmentally-Harmful General AnestheticDesflurane, a general anesthetic, has a significant environmental footprint, and is being banned in Scotland and England.
Mysterious White Dust Falling From the Sky in West Virginia Has Been IdentifiedWhen a mysterious white dust began falling from the sky in Maryland, West Virginia, and Virginia, locals were left puzzled and concerned.
Can Supplementing Vitamin D Help Prevent Dementia? What the Latest Research SaysThere are many benefits to taking a vitamin D supplement — and according to a new study, reducing your chance of developing dementia is one of them.
Cancer Alley Might Be Our Country's Most Toxic Symbol of Environmental RacismHere's everything you need to know about Cancer Alley in Louisiana, and the federal lawsuit trying to take down one of its worst polluters.
Daiya Is Reformulating Its Vegan Cheese Again — This Time, With New Fermentation TechnologyDaiya just announced a multi-million-dollar investment in natural fermentation technology, which will make its plant-based cheese even better.
Happy Women’s History Month! Here Are 31 Facts, One for Each DayHere are 31 Women's History Month facts — that’s one for each day of March!
Could Reflecting the Sun Away From Earth Reduce Global Warming? What to Know About Solar Radiation ManagementThe UN had experts conduct more research on a somewhat controversial method of reducing global heating, called solar radiation management, solar radiation modification or solar geoengineering.
Apple's Clean Energy Charging Mode Garners Criticism From Planet-HatersApple's Clean Energy Charging mode pulls energy from local clean energy grids — but not everyone is happy with how it affects charging times.
Hilary Duff on Her Family's Sustainable Swaps, Who "The Father" Might Be, and More (Exclusive)Hilary Duff recently opened up to Green Matters about 'How I Met Your Father,' her family, sustainable living, and more.
Sleep Awareness Week 2023: How to Consistently Get a Good Night's RestSleep Awareness Week and National Sleep Awareness Month both aim to help people improve their sleep.
International Polar Bear Day Honors Mamas and Cubs, Who Are Threatened by Climate ChangeWhen is International Polar Bear Day? Here's everything you need to know about the holiday, which honors moms and cubs — half of whom don't make it to adulthood.
University of Cambridge Could Go Plant-Based for the Planet, After Student VoteThe University of Cambridge may soon become a vegan college campus.
Blakk Smoke Is Taking Down Big Tobacco With Its Unique, All-Natural Hookah Pens (Exclusive)Blakk Tatted's clean smoking company, Blakk Smoke, makes hookah and vape pens that are completely free of nicotine and tobacco.
Laguna Beach Approves Balloon Ban to Protect Wildlife CitywideThe California city of Laguna Beach is banning balloons for good.
Impossible Foods Introduces Vegan Spicy Chicken Nuggets, Patties and MoreImpossible Spicy Chicken Nuggets, Patties, and Impossible Chicken Tenders are hitting the market.
Starbucks Recalls Over 300,000 Bottled Vanilla Frappuccinos Due to Glass ContaminationIf you tend to start your day with a Starbucks vanilla Frappuccino, you may need to temporarily rethink your morning brew, as the drink is being recalled.
5 Things to Give Up for Lent That Will Also Benefit You and the PlanetWondering what to give up for Lent 2023? Each of these ideas just might enrich your life, help you feel healthier, and reduce your environmental impact.
Vegan Women Summit 2023 Comes to NYC, to Celebrate a "Plant-Conscious Future"Vegan Women Summit 2023, which is open to all genders, will take place in New York City in May of 2023, and feature more than 100 speakers and activations, plus a number of other experiences.
The Canadian Super Pig, an Invasive Species, Is Poised to Infiltrate the U.S.Canadian super pigs are known for destroying crops, ecosystems, and more, and they could become a problem in the U.S. soon.
The Jane Fonda Climate PAC Is Working to Keep Fossil Fuel-Funded Candidates Out of OfficeJane Fonda Climate PAC aims to defeat political candidates who are funded by the fossil fuel industry.
These Environmental Law Organizations Provide Free Council in the Name of Climate JusticeWith climate chaos and environmental damage growing worse and worse, there are fortunately many environmental law organizations out there.
These 8 Environmental Film Festivals Showcase Movies on Climate Change and MoreHere are some of the best environmental film festivals around the world, that are all definitely worth checking out if you are in the area.
Climate Denier David Malpass Resigns From World Bank: Everything You Need to KnowDavid Malpass has stepped down as President of the World Bank.
If the “Doomsday Glacier” Collapses, Global Sea Levels Will Rise More Than 2 Feet (Updates)If the doomsday glacier melts, the sea level rise would be so significant that it could set off a number of other reactions, including putting coastal communities at risk.
Malala Yousafzai Quotes to Inspire You to Change the WorldNobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai has spoken numerous inspirational quotes over the years.
The EU Passes Ban on New Gas-Powered Cars — What You Need to KnowEU lawmakers just passed a ban on new petrol cars starting in 2035, in an effort to reduce Europe's emissions and overall contribution to the climate crisis.
Greta Thunberg Releases 'The Climate Book,' Featuring 100 Contributors: "Hope Is Taking Action"Greta Thunberg’s 'The Climate Book' features contributions from over 100 experts in the climate space from around the world.
Cabinet Health Founder on Making Medicine Sustainable, 'Shark Tank' Deal, and More (Exclusive)Cabinet Health is a sustainable medicine brand that sells medication refills in compostable pouches, along with sleek reusable glass jars to store the pills in.
15 Eco-Friendly Products That Were on ‘Shark Tank’'Shark Tank' has featured a variety of eco-friendly and plant-based products in recent years.
Puppy Bowl XIX Featured Over 100 Adoptable Dogs — Here Are the HighlightsIn case you missed the big game, we're rounding up some of the highlights from Puppy Bowl XIX!
These Are Some of the Best Colleges for Environmental Science and StudiesThere are many colleges with fantastic environmental science programs.
Shell's Directors Are Being Sued for Failing to Transition Away From Fossil FuelsClientEarth's new lawsuit accuses 11 of Shell's directors of employing an inadequate climate strategy.
Documentary '12th Hour' Explores: Will Humans Actually Be Able to Solve Climate Change?The documentary '12th Hour' is an important watch for anyone who has ever worried about climate change.
Merlin van Lawick on How His Grandma, Jane Goodall, Inspires Him: “She Represents Hope” (Exclusive)Perhaps no one is more inspired by Jane Goodall than Merlin van Lawick, her adult grandson who proudly works for her. He is the son of Goodall's only son, Hugo Louis van Lawick (aka Grub).
How Can We Help Turkey and Syria? Here's Where to Donate in Response to the Major EarthquakeIf you're looking for ways to help Turkey and Syria after the 7.8 magnitude earthquake, here are a few places where you can donate.