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- Newsflash: Your waste coffee grounds end up in landfills. RMIT researchers have figured out a way to turn waste coffee grounds into sustainable concrete.
What Is Project Omega? Unpacking Elon Musk's Alleged Mysterious Business VentureWhat is Project Omega? The mystery venture is reportedly associated with Elon Musk, but some question whether it exists at all.
Are the Canadian Fires Under Control? North America to Experience More Wildfire HazeIn 2023, Canada has experienced a record number of wildfires across Central Canada and the Northern Territories. Are they under control now?
Bear Attacks 2023: Are We Entering a New Era of Human-Wildlife Conflict?Bears and humans don't mix, for good reason: here's everything you need to know about the bear attacks of 2023.
A Monstrous 400-Lb. Stingray Was Trawled Up in the Long Island Sound — What Does it Mean?Connecticut Fish and Wildlife officials caught a 400-pound stingray in the Long Island Sound in September 2023. Here's what to know about the rare sighting.
Climate Change and Other Problems Are Causing the Jordan River to Dry UpClimate change is affecting water levels worldwide and impacting the flow of major rivers like the Jordan River. Here's a look into why water levels are so low.
Is the Nile River Drying Up? One of the World's Most Famous Rivers Is in DangerThe Nile River is drying up due to a number of factors, including climate change and overuse. Here's what that means on a global scale.
Elon Musk Believes AI Could Destroy Us All — So Why Is He Investing in It?Although Elon Musk has many controversial tech opinions, you may be surprised to learn that he is skeptical of artificial intelligence.
Hundreds of Years Old Sycamore Gap Tree Guarded Hadrian's Wall — Until NowThe famous Sycamore Gap tree in England was felled by a teen, who was arrested on suspicion of criminal damage. Here's what to know.
Billionaire Bill Gates Owns Lots of Farmland — Does That Include Potato Farms?Bill Gates owns plenty of rich farmland, and that includes acres of potato farms — some of which supply McDonald's.
Where Do Bats Go in Winter? Everything You Need to Know About Bat HabitsAlthough they might look scary, bats are an essential part of ecosystems and some species do migrate in winter. Here's what to know.
Latinx-Owned and Hispanic-Owned Sustainable Companies to Support During National Hispanic Heritage MonthNational Hispanic Heritage Month is the perfect time to support small Latinx-owned and Hispanic-owned companies — especially ones with sustainable practices and products.
These 5 Animal Species Are Known for Not Being Bright, and We're Here to Bust Those MythsThese five animals are plagued by myths that they are less than intelligent — but they are actually all brilliant creatures.
This Birthday Picnic In Mexico Includes An Uninvited Guest — A Black Bear!In a now-viral video, a mother shields her son from a black bear that decided to crash a birthday picnic in Mexico. Here's what happened.
Landlord Tells Woman To "Get Rid of Plants" but Refuses to Address Wood Rot, Mold, and Fire HazardsA woman shares her frustration after her landlord told her to get rid of her plants but refused to address major hazards in her apartment.
Why Bill Gates Thinks Planting Trees to Fight Climate Crisis Is "Nonsense"Bill Gates says planting trees isn't enough to solve the climate crisis. Why does he criticize tree-planting initiatives? Here's what you should know.
Fact Check: Is Bill Gates Cutting Down 70 Million Acres of Trees?Claims are circulating that Microsoft founder Bill Gates supports chopping down 70 million acres of trees, but the truth is more complicated.
Men Attempt to "Rescue" 10-Foot Python Who Was Spotted Dangling From WindowA viral video of two men attempting to "rescue" a python that is hanging from a window in Thane, India, may not be a rescue at all.
Rare Pink Flamingo Sighting in Port Washington, Wisconsin, Draws CrowdsA flock of flamingos on Lake Michigan in Port Washington stunned onlookers as a rare occurrence for Wisconsin — but a delight for birdwatchers!
Fact or Fiction: Did Elon Musk Buy Bugatti?Billionaire Elon Musk owns several companies, but is Bugatti one of them? Rumors link Musk to the European supercar company.
Our Quick Guide to Recycling Aluminum Foil Properly (and Why It's Important)Items like soda cans are known to be highly recyclable, but how does one recycle aluminum foil properly?
Lego Axes Promise to Make Recycled Plastic BricksLego, which promised to begin selling recycled plastic bricks by 2023, has dropped that plan. Here's an update on Lego's sustainability initiatives.
Climate Experts Predict El Niño Will Be "Moderate to Strong" by Late FallClimate experts warn that El Niño is getting stronger, meaning it could be a very wet fall and winter. Here's what you need to know.
Green Hydrogen: What It Is, How It Stacks up Against Blue Hydrogen, and MoreWhat is green hydrogen? It may be a trendy new sustainable fuel, but how does it match up against blue hydrogen? Here's what to know.
Is Elon Musk Turning Primates Into Cyborgs? Inside the Disturbing Neuralink Monkey DeathsElon Musk's brain chip biotech company, Neuralink, is under fire for allegedly causing research monkey deaths.
Budweiser Finally Ends the Cruel Practice of Docking Its Clydesdales' TailsDocking horse's tails is not an uncommon practice, but it is a cruel one. Thankfully, many are moving away from it — including Budweiser.
Florida State University Warns of Potential New Aspartame Side Effects — Which Foods Have the Sweetener? (Exclusive)What foods contain aspartame? The artificial sweetener was the subject of a World Health Organization study and a medical study in 2023.
Scientists Recover RNA From the Extinct Tasmanian Tiger — What Happens Next?In September 2023, scientists have successfully extracted RNA from a Tasmanian tiger, an extinct creature. What happens next?
Biden Is Recruiting 20,000 Youths for New Environmental Justice WorkforcePresident Joe Biden announced the launch of the American Climate Corps — here's everything you need to know.
The Internet Can't Get Enough of This Fish Out of Water Getting a CT ScanHave you ever seen a fish get a CT scan? The internet is in love with a photo of an angelfish atop a wet sponge in the midst of a scan.
Thousands of Mink Are Loose in Pennsylvania After Being Freed From a Fur FarmOver 6,000 mink were illicitly freed from a fur farm in Sunbury, Penn., on Sept. 19, 2023. Here's what to know about the furry situation.
'Queen Charlotte' Star Arsema Thomas Is Tackling the Diversity Crisis in the Environmentalism Sphere (Exclusive)'Green Matters' spoke with 'Queen Charlotte' star Arsema Thomas about how her educational background influences her environmentalism and her Tom's of Maine partnership.
Are Montessori Schools Actually Working? The Great Debate of Alternative EducationMontessori schools have been growing in numbers for over a century, but are they actually effective for learning and development? Let's find out.
Black Bear Loose in Disney's Magic Kingdom Causes A Park ShutdownParts of Disney World in Orlando were shut down on Sept. 18 due to a surprising visitor: a black bear! Here's what happened to the fuzzy park attendee.
Exposure to PFAS Is Linked to Higher Ovarian Cancer Risk, Researchers FindPFAS are linked to ovarian cancer and other hormone-related cancers, a research study has found. Here are the details.
After 6 Years, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus Makes a Comeback — Without AnimalsThe Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey's 'The Greatest Show on Earth' is returning without animals.
Perplexingly, Cougars Are Killing Wolves, Even Though They Used to Peacefully CoexistOfficials in Washington State want to know why cougars are killing wolves. There has been a spike in the number of deaths over the last few years.
One Girl Scout Troop Flees an Alligator in Hot Pursuit in Houston Area LakeOn Sept. 13, 2023, one Girl Scout troop experienced a horror movie scenario when an alligator chased them across a lake.
These Latinx and Hispanic Climate Leaders Are Championing Intersectional ActivismThese Latinx and Hispanic activists in the climate movement all use their platforms to advocate for intersectional climate justice.
Hispanic and Latinx Heritage Month Quotes That Inspire All of Us to Make ChangeHispanic and Latinx Heritage Month goes from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15. Now is the perfect time to get inspired by a few quotes!
This May Be the Best Vegan Parmesan I've Ever Tried (Exclusive)Janessa Steenberg tells us about Panacheeza, her new company making analogous, delicious, and healthy vegan Parmesan cheese.
These Ugly Fish Will Haunt Your Nightmares — 10 of the Deep Ocean's Terrifying CreaturesOur seas, oceans, and rivers are filled with some fascinating things, including some pretty ugly fish. Here's 10 of the ugliest fish in the world.
New York University Plans to Divest From Fossil Fuels Thanks to Student ActivistsIn September 2023, New York University has decided to divest from fossil fuels after years of calls from their students and supporters alike.
What Is Vibriosis? One Man's Rare Death by Oyster Prompts ConcernA Texas man has died after eating raw oysters, and his cause of death is reportedly vibriosis. What is the infection, and how did this happen?
600,000 Gallons of Red Wine Spill in a Small Portugal Town — Details HereOn Sept. 11, 2023, over 600,000 gallons of red wine spilled down the streets of a small village in Portugal in an epic (and terrifying!) event.
The Ultimate Guide to Where Psychedelics Are Legal and Decriminalized (Exclusive)The legal status of psychedelics is changing around the globe as more research and testing is conducted, so here's a look at where they are decriminalized.
Here's Why Your Stomach Might Hurt in the Morning, and Natural Cures for ItThere are many possible reasons you may experience morning stomach discomfort.
Schoolchildren Delight in Riding the Eco-Friendly "Bike Bus" to SchoolWhen kids ride the bike bus to school, they get physical activity, socialization, and also help the environment. One Portland man leads over 150 kids on a weekly bike bus.
Imperial Beach in Crisis: Sewage Contamination Threatens This California Coastal CommunitySewage contamination in Imperial Beach, Calif., is prompting officials there to ask for a state of emergency. Here's what to know about the crisis.
Four Climate Protestors Interrupted the US Open — Here's What HappenedFour environmental activists staged a protest at the US Open on Sept. 7, 2023. Here's what happened at the event, explained.