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  • Beluga Whale
    News

    After Making a Few Wrong Turns, a Beluga Whale Ended Up in Paris’ River Seine

    After taking a few wrong turns, a beluga whale ended up in Paris' River Seine, though he's now being relocated to a saltwater habitat.
    By Lizzy Rosenberg
  • Pattie Gonia drag queen
    Community

    Pattie Gonia Is the Intersectional Environmentalist Drag Queen Making a Difference (Exclusive)

    Pattie Gonia, our favorite environmentalist drag queen, shares their Green Routine with us!
    By Sophie Hirsh
  • Lake Mead Dead Bodies
    News

    Authorities Now Found Four Dead Bodies in Lake Mead, Amid the Ongoing Drought

    Why have so many bodies been found in Lake Mead? The ongoing drought in 2022 has uncovered now at least four dead bodies to authorities.
    By Lizzy Rosenberg
  • Macaques
    News

    Thanks to Ongoing Protests, EgyptAir Will No Longer Transport Lab Monkeys

    Thanks to ongoing campaign efforts from PETA, EgyptAir will no longer be transporting lab monkeys from Africa and Asia to the U.S., and elsewhere.
    By Lizzy Rosenberg
  • Kamala Harris senate
    News

    The Inflation Reduction Act Passes in Senate — What Will This Bill Do for Climate?

    Environmentalists are hopeful that the climate part of the Inflation Reduction Act that just passed will actually, finally make a difference.
    By Sophie Hirsh
  • Meditation
    Living

    These Meditation Apps Are Perfect for Maintaining a Level-Headed Mindset

    Climate change and political turmoil has everyone stressed. Needless to say, if you're looking to maintain a sound mindset, download these meditation apps.
    By Lizzy Rosenberg
  • Tonga volcano eruption
    News

    How an Underwater Volcano Eruption in Tonga Is Contributing to the Climate Crisis

    The Tonga volcano eruption set off a tsunami, blasted massive amounts of water vapor into the Earth’s stratosphere, and more.
    By Sophie Hirsh
  • Lake Inari, Finland
    Big Impact

    The World's Most Sustainable Countries Have Made Being Eco-Friendly a Priority

    What are the most sustainable countries in the world? Check out the top greenest countries for your next eco-friendly vacation or residency.
    By Anna Garrison
  • cape cod shark sightings
    News

    Around 20 Sharks Were Spotted Off Cape Cod's Coast This Week

    More than 20 sharks were spotted on the shores of Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard this week alone.
    By Sophie Hirsh
  • Williams Lake Fire
    News

    Almost 40 Homes Evacuated in Western Washington, Due to the Williams Lake Wildfire

    The Williams Lake wildfire has evacuated about 40 homes, and because of dry and unusually windy conditions, authorities worry it will get worse.
    By Lizzy Rosenberg
  • Hot Ones
    News

    Lizzo, Paul Rudd, and Other Celebs Who Ate Vegan on ‘Hot Ones’

    Who ate vegan on ‘Hot Ones’? A number of people have opted for plant-based wings on the competitive eating series.
    By Lizzy Rosenberg
  • Colorado River
    Weather & Global Warming

    Climate Change Could Completely Destroy Part of the Grand Canyon

    How is climate change affecting the Grand Canyon? Unfortunately a part of the iconic National Park will cease to exist, thanks to climate change.
    By Lizzy Rosenberg
  • Flash Flood Warning in St. Louis
    Weather & Global Warming

    St. Louis Has Second Flash Flood in 10 Days, Following Last Week’s Deadly Rain

    A flash flood warning in the St. Louis suburbs follows last week's deadly floods in the Missouri city.
    By Sophie Hirsh
  • Charles River
    News

    Parts of Boston’s Charles River Drying Up Amid Ongoing Droughts

    Parts of Boston's iconic Charles River is drying up amid ongoing droughts, revealing quite a bit of mud, insect-damaged plants, and more.
    By Lizzy Rosenberg
  • Sprinklers
    News

    California Deploys “Water Police” to Impose Water-Wasting Fines Amid Drought

    Several California cities have deployed water police to impose fines on those disobeying restrictions, amid the ongoing drought.
    By Lizzy Rosenberg
  • Rhine River
    News

    Germany’s Rhine River Is Becoming Too Shallow For Trade Ships

    The Rhine River's water levels have completely plunged amid the ongoing drought, which has limited trades and skyrocketed shipping prices in Germany.
    By Lizzy Rosenberg
  • Greenland shark
    News

    Greenland Shark, Native to Polar Waters, Puzzlingly Spotted in Balmy Belize

    The ancient Greenland shark, which is native to the Arctic, has just been spotted in Belize.
    By Sophie Hirsh
  • Wildfire Firefighter
    Environmental Leaders

    Wildfire Firefighters Have a Tough Job — So Why Do They Make So Little Money?

    How much do wildfire firefighters make? It's an incredibly difficult job that not only requires physical strength, but also bravery and determination.
    By Lizzy Rosenberg
  • Lyme Disease
    Weather & Global Warming

    Study Shows Huge Uptick in Lyme Disease Linked to Global Warming

    Why are there more cases of Lyme disease than ever? Recent studies imply there may be a link between the tick-borne illness and climate change.
    By Lizzy Rosenberg
  • tiger population increase
    News

    The Tiger May Be Endangered, But Its Population Is Increasing

    A tiger population increase has been reported over the last few years.
    By Sophie Hirsh
  • Great Salt Lake
    News

    The Great Salt Lake May Not Be Around Much Longer — Here’s Why

    Why is the Great Salt Lake drying up? Although there had been speculations the iconic body of water would dissipate, it's disappearing quickly.
    By Lizzy Rosenberg
  • Forever Chemicals in Water
    News

    Forever Chemicals Have Rendered All Rainwater Unsafe to Drink Worldwide

    A new study has discovered that not only are forever chemicals in water, but they are found in rainwater all across the world, at levels that reportedly render all rainwater undrinkable.
    By Sophie Hirsh
  • NOAA
    News

    Why Are There Holes on the Ocean Floor? Scientists Deem It a Mystery

    Why are there holes on the ocean floor? Although they almost look manmade, according to the NOAA, scientists can't figure out what created them.
    By Lizzy Rosenberg
  • Taylor Swift
    News

    Swifties Can’t Shake Off Disappointment in the Singer’s Exorbitant Private Jet Emissions

    Although Taylor Swift markets herself as an eco-conscious star, fans can't shake off their disappointment in her high private jet emissions.
    By Lizzy Rosenberg
  • banana boat sunscreen recall
    Business

    Banana Boat Recalls Sunscreen Spray, Due to Cancer-Causing Chemical

    A Banana Boat sunscreen recall was just issued, as benzene was found in a few batches of one spray product.
    By Sophie Hirsh
  • Audubon Society Name Change
    News

    In Antiracist Effort, An Audubon Society Chapter Is Changing Its Name

    An Audubon Society chapter is changing its name, in an effort to denounce its white supremacist namesake.
    By Sophie Hirsh
  • Eco Sneakers
    Community

    Sustainable Sneaker Options For Eco-Friendly Runners

    If you're an eco-friendly runner who cares about your carbon footprint, peruse these sustainable sneaker options before buying a new pair of kicks.
    By Lizzy Rosenberg
  • Floods
    News

    At Least Eight People Dead as a Result of Eastern Kentucky Floods (UPDATES)

    After approximately 8 inches of rain, eastern Kentucky's floods have resulted in hundreds of homes destroyed, and at least three people dead.
    By Lizzy Rosenberg
  • Mutual aid group
    Community

    How Mutual Aid Groups Directly Support Communities by Filling in the Government's Gaps

    Mutual aid groups help build community ties, make up where the government's lacking, and more.
    By Sophie Hirsh
  • Booster Rocket
    News

    Chinese Booster Rocket Debris Spirals Towards Earth — Here’s What You Should Know

    Debris from a Chinese booster rocket is heading towards Earth. It is being meticulously tracked, and is expected to fall sometime next week.
    By Lizzy Rosenberg
  • Sprite bottle
    Business

    Sprite Goes Less Green

    Sprite bottles will soon have a new design, with a goal of making the bottles more eco-friendly. The change? Sprite bottles will no longer be green.
    By Sophie Hirsh
  • Vegan Cooking Shows
    News

    Plant-Based Cooking Show Episodes to Fill the Void of Meatless Cooking Series

    In a perfect world, the Food Network would be mostly vegan series, but until that happens, watch these plant-based cooking show episodes.
    By Lizzy Rosenberg
  • Air Pollution
    News

    Air Pollution May Put People at a Higher Risk of Dementia, According to Reports

    A U.K. government climate organization recently released new information regarding a potential link between air pollution and dementia.
    By Lizzy Rosenberg
  • Zac Efron World Nature Conservation Day
    Community

    Join Zac Efron in Celebrating World Nature Conservation Day

    Protecting our planet’s natural resources should be a priority every single day — but most of all, on World Nature Conservation Day.
    By Sophie Hirsh
  • Air Quality
    News

    Smog and Ozone Prompt Air Quality Alerts Nationwide — Here’s What That Means

    What is an air quality alert? From Portland to Cape Cod, people are receiving air quality alerts, due to unhealthy amounts amounts of smog and ozone.
    By Lizzy Rosenberg
  • Earthquake in Philippines
    News

    7.0-Magnitude Earthquake in Philippines Kills at Least Five People

    An earthquake in the Philippines on Wednesday has been designated 7.0 in magnitude.
    By Sophie Hirsh
  • FMD
    News

    What to Know About the "Foot and Mouth" Disease Outbreak in Indonesia

    Is foot and mouth disease contagious? Indonesia is experiencing a massive outbreak of the zoonotic disease, that generally spreads between cattle.
    By Lizzy Rosenberg
  • St louis flash flood
    News

    Record-Breaking St. Louis Flash Flood Forces Home Evacuations by Boat

    Overnight, a St. Louis flash food has broken the record for most rainfall in the major Missouri city, prompting a Flash Flood Warning.
    By Sophie Hirsh
  • Tires
    Big Impact

    Car Tire Dust Is a Major Source of Microplastics, and It’s Killing Marine Life

    Drivers beware: car tire particles contain something that prevents them from breaking down — which is polluting waterways and killing the coho salmon.
    By Lizzy Rosenberg
  • Japan volcano
    News

    Japan's Sakurajima Volcano Erupts, Prompting Highest Level Warning

    A massive Japan volcano has erupted — and is still erupting.
    By Sophie Hirsh
  • Shark Week
    News

    Shark Week 2022: Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson Steps in As First-Ever MC

    While you may not want to encounter a shark IRL, everyone loves Shark Week — here's what you need to know, to tune into the 2022 annual event.
    By Lizzy Rosenberg
  • Sailfish
    News

    Are Sailfish Dangerous? A 73-Year-Old Florida Tourist Was Impaled on a Fishing Boat

    Sailfish, which are widely recognized for its massive dorsal fin, are making headlines, after one impaled a 73-year-old woman in Florida.
    By Lizzy Rosenberg
  • Oak Fire
    News

    California's Oak Fire Has Burned 16,000 Acres, Is Only 10 Percent Contained

    The Oak Fire near Yosemite National Park broke out on Friday, and has continued to blaze across the area for days.
    By Sophie Hirsh
  • oil company profits
    News

    The Oil Industry Makes $2.8 Billion in Profit Every Day, New Data Finds

    New data found that the oil and gas industry has made a profit of $2.8 billion every day for the last five decades.
    By Sophie Hirsh
  • Monarch butterfly
    News

    Migratory Monarch Butterflies Have Been Declared As Endangered (Updated)

    Are monarch butterflies endangered? The beloved orange and black beauties aren't protected federally, but their numbers are still plummeting.
    By Lizzy Rosenberg
  • Heat wave
    Weather & Global Warming

    The Current Heat Waves Are Global Warming in Action — When Will They End?

    When will these heat waves end? Global warming is currently causing record-breaking high temperatures around the world.
    By Sophie Hirsh
  • Tour de France Protest
    News

    Climate Change Protestors Halted Tour de France Bicyclists Twice Now (Updated)

    What were the protests during the Tour de France about? The annual bike race was halted twice as climate change protestors marched through.
    By Lizzy Rosenberg
  • How to Become a Licensed Wildlife Rehabilitator
    Community

    Becoming a Wildlife Rehabilitator Is Fairly Easy — and Free — in Many States

    There are so many ways to express your love for animals — such as becoming a licensed wildlife rehabilitator.
    By Sophie Hirsh
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