Climate action is the response to the climate crisis.
- The environmental justice movement is rooted deeply in Black history — here's a look at the movement's evolution over the past few decades.
Watch These Films and Documentaries During Black History MonthIn honor of Black History Month, check out these movies, documentaries, shows, and docuseries, that are all available for streaming.
Threatened Ecological Communities: These Habitats at Risk of Extinction in AustraliaAustralia's threatened ecological community list includes more than 100 biodiverse habitats, but is enough being done to protect them?
Greta Thunberg Cleared of Public Order Offense After Protesting a London Oil ConferenceGreta Thunberg joined in a major protest of the oil industry in London, where she was arrested — and subsequently cleared of public order offense.
These National Parks and NPS Historic Sites Commemorate Important Black HistoryWhether you're on a road trip or if you simply want to educate yourself on Black history, these National Parks commemorate important Black history.
Afro-Vegan Society's "Veguary" Pledge Celebrates Plant-Based Living During Black History MonthVeguary is a month-long pledge to “try living vegan” for the month of February, purposely coinciding with Black History Month. Here's how to get involved.
Activists Lock Themselves to Construction Equipment to Protest "Cop City" — Details HereActivists in Atlanta, Ga., locked themselves to construction equipment to halt work and demand that a contractor end work on "Cop City."
Climate Activists Go for the Mona Lisa Again — This Time, With Pumpkin SoupTwo members of the French activist group Riposte Alimentaire threw soup on the Mona Lisa in a January 2024 protest. The Mona Lisa wasn't ruined in the incident.
What Is Climate Gentrification? 'Razing Liberty Square' Doc Exposes This Issue in Miami (Exclusive)In an exclusive e-interview with Green Matters, 'Razing Liberty Square' director-producer Katja Esson talks climate gentrification in Miami's Liberty Square neighborhood.
Adorable Flightless Passenger Decides They Want to Take Flight at a New Zealand AirportFlights at New Zealand's Wellington Airport were delayed Jan. 12 because of a penguin who was on the runway. Here's the scoop on the "little visitor."
'Racist Trees' Doc Exposes How Tree-Planting Can Be Used As a Weapon of Environmental Racism (Exclusive)In an exclusive e-interview with Green Matters, 'Racist Trees' co-directors Sara Newens and Mina T. Son dissected their necessary Palm Springs documentary.
In 'Arctic Ascent,' Alex Honnold Climbs the "Scariest Wall" He's Ever Seen (Exclusive)Green Matters spoke exclusively with Alex Honnold about Nat Geo's 'Arctic Ascent With Alex Honnold,' which chronicles his climb of Ingmikortilaq, Greenland and highlights climate research.
Green Matters Presents First-Ever "Greenlight Awards" for Climate Innovation at CES 2024At CES 2024, Green Matters presented our inaugural Greenlight Award to 12 brands, in honor of their impressive climate innovations.
The Best Art About Climate Change: How Artists Create Beauty From Global WarmingWhile some climate activists destroy art, others create it. Here are some of the best pieces of art that address climate change, by artists including Banksy.
Is There an Uncharted Land in China With Dinosaurs? Fact-Checking the ConspiracyThe internet can’t stop talking about an uncharted land in China with dinosaurs. Learn more about this conspiracy theory and its tangential facts.
How Martin Luther King Jr. Laid the Groundwork for the Climate Justice MovementMLK Jr. used his voice to advocate for environmental justice on multiple occasions. Here's a look at that side of his incredible activism.
Facts You May Not Have Known About Martin Luther King Jr.Martin Luther King Jr. lived an incredible life. Here are some interesting facts about the civil rights activist, worth reading on MLK Jr. Day — or any day of the year.
Bring on the Beans: 15 Bean Memes for the Extreme Legume EnthusiastCan you make a meme out of anything? Apparently, the answer is yes. Here are 15 bean memes to check out if you're a big fan of this legume.
She Purchased a $25 Antique Brooch in 1988. It's Now Worth $19,000When a British woman bought a unique brooch at an antique store in 1988, she had no idea it was worth anything. That is, until 35 years later.
Australian Man Escapes Injury After a Crocodile Jumps Into His Boat on New Year's EveRichard Brookman is thankful to be alive after a too-close encounter with a crocodile in Australia. Here's the rest of the harrowing tale.
Once-Mistreated Rescue Dog Is Unrecognizable After Transformation to Perfect HealthLife for Dobby, a mixed breed pup living on the streets of Bali, looked grim. That is until the once mistreated dog was rescued and transformed into a loving pet.
Does Greta Thunberg Own a Private Jet? We Investigate the Internet RumorsA far-right media website published a video of Greta Thunberg mockingly saying she owns private jets. Since then, conspiracy theorists have run amok.
Why Jane Goodall and Dax Dasilva are Working With Indigenous Youth in the Amazon Rainforest (Exclusive)In conversation with Green Matters, conservationist Dax Dasilva spoke about his Roots & Shoots collaboration with renowned ethologist Dr. Jane Goodall.
The Cannibalistic Chimp Studied by Dr. Jane Goodall: Who Was Passion the Chimpanzee?A series of infanticides in the 1970s by two female chimps, Passion and Pom, changed Dr. Jane Goodall’s conclusions on female chimpanzee behavior.
Alex Honnold Is Living With Less and Giving Back More — and He's Never Been Happier (Exclusive)We spoke exclusively with rock climber Alex Honnold ahead of his new show 'Arctic Ascent,' and he opened up about his daughter, his hands, giving back to the planet, and more.
Golfers Capture Video of Eagle Devouring Baby Impala on Kruger National Park CourseGolfers at Shukuza Golf Club in South Africa were surprised to see a martial eagle kill an impala on the golf course. The course is located in Kruger National Park.
Woman Thrifts $6,000 Galia Lahav Wedding Gown for $25 — and She's Not Even EngagedAn Alabama woman didn't have plans to get married when she found her dream dress at Goodwill. The $6,000 Galia Lahav designer dress cost her just $25.
At End of COP28, 170 Countries Sign Agreement to Transition Away From Fossil FuelsThe key takeaways of COP28 point to fuzziness and loopholes concerning fighting the climate crisis — though the conference's major climate deal provides a glimmer of hope.
Guyana's Oil Reserves in Essequibo Are Amplifying Ongoing Political Strife With Venezuela: What to KnowVenezuela and Guyana have sparred over the Essequibo region since the 1800s; and a 2015 oil discovery in Guyana has ramped up the conflict immensely.
Sierra Mist Lawsuit: Internet Star "Cierra Mistt" Claims Legal Battle with PepsiCoPepsi has discontinued Sierra Mist and replaced it with a lemon-lime soda called Starry. Did it have something to do with internet star Cierra Mistt?
This Cheap Hack Apparently Cleans Tomato Stains out of Plastic ContainersTomato stains from your leftovers can be hard to get off your plastic containers. Here's a hack on how to get tomato stains out of plastic that's going viral on social media.
Azerbaijan to Host COP29 in 2024, Despite Global Tensions and the Country's Major Oil ReservesThere were a few potential options for the location of COP29, being held in November 2024, and Azerbaijan seems to have won out.
Scientists Look to Penguin Skeletons for Clues About the Climate CrisisScientists are studying penguin skeletons to learn about the climate. Here's what this fascinating species says and why humans must listen up!
COP28 President Says There's "No Science" That Connects Fossil Fuels to Reducing Global WarmingThe president of COP28, Sultan Al Jaber, made a controversial statement that reducing fossil fuels will not help in reaching future climate targets.
After Punching a Cop and 4 Days on the Loose, an Escaped Kangaroo Has Been CapturedAn escaped kangaroo was on the loose in Canada for four days before she was caught by police. Here's what to know about her escapades.
At COP28, Meat Lobbyists Are Going "Full Force," While Guests Struggle to Find Plant-Based OptionsPlentiful vegan options were promised at COP28, yet meat and dairy remain prevalent. Lobbyists allegedly plan to position meat as sustainable at the conference.
70,000 Global Leaders, Climate Activists, and Billionaires Come Together at COP28 in Dubai: Who's ThereCOP28, held in Dubai, is welcoming 70,000 delegates for the 2023 climate conference. Green Matters will keep you updated on notable attendees.
One Man's Gory Tale of A Spider Laying Eggs in His Toe Might Not Be TrueA British man said a spider laid eggs in his toe while he was on a cruise, but biologists say this is false. Here's more on the icky story.
Unilever Sells 1,700 Single-Use Product Pouches Every Second, Ignoring Plastic Reduction PledgeIs Unilever committed to phasing out single-use plastics? A Greenpeace report shows otherwise, despite the corporation's environmental pledges.
Mexico Starts Creative Campaign to Raise Money For Endangered Axolotls — DetailsThe small salamander known as the axolotl is a subject of fascination — but these little guys are endangered thanks to climate change and humans.
Giving Tuesday: Incredible Environmental Charities Worth Donating ToHere are a few environmental and climate justice charities worth donating to this Giving Tuesday.
Mistakes Aren't a Waste! Pacifica Is Selling Holiday Products with Typos For an Eco-Friendly Cause (Exclusive)Clean beauty brand Pacifica's charitable "One Typo = One Tree" campaign will feature holiday products with packaging typos. Little mistakes shouldn't create waste!
Message in A Bottle? Mysterious "Witch Bottles" Wash Up in Gulf of MexicoBottles filled with plants, sticks, and other items have been found on Gulf of Mexico shores. What are these "witch bottles" and where do they come from?
Dog and Rescue Kitten's Surprising Cuddle Sesh Is Making Over 46,000 People LaughDogs and cats aren't always adversaries. Many of them live in harmony, like in this adorable video of a pit bull cuddling with the family's new kitten.
"Human Pollution Is Causing Mass Extinction" — Climate Activists Protest at the Museum of Natural History and GuggenheimDuring protests held at two famous New York City museums, protesters from Extinction Rebellion demanded that the museums take a stand against climate change.
"I Had No Idea" — This Amazon Bag Hack Makes Returns Way EasierDon't throw that Amazon bag out just yet! A viral hack on TikTok shows that you can flip Amazon bags inside out and use them for returns.
Climate Change Is Drying Up the Euphrates River, Threatening CivilizationsThe Euphrates River drying up will be detrimental to cultures in multiple Middle Eastern countries.
Uganda-Based Company Is Transforming Banana Stems From Waste Into Sustainable FabricTEXFAD, a company based in Uganda, is using banana leaves and stems to make sustainable fabric, which can then be used to make various everyday goods.
Climate Protesters Take Hammers to Glass Protecting Famous Velázquez PaintingTwo Just Stop Oil protesters were arrested on Nov. 6, 2023, for vandalizing Diego Velázquez's "Rokeby Venus" painting.
Rumors Suggesting Greta Thunberg Has Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Aim to Discredit Her IntellectInternet trolls have started rumors that Greta Thunberg has fetal alcohol syndrome, and it's just one of many false rumors about the Swedish environmental activist.