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- Talking about climate change can be difficult, so instead of stumbling through a conversation, give one of these six environmental graphic novels to a friend.
Paramount Plus Docuseries 'Wasteland' Explores America's Collapsing Sewer SystemParamount Plus is bringing subscribers the new docuseries 'Wasteland,' exploring the collapsing sewer systems in the U.S. — here's how to watch.
Michael Regan Is Leading the EPA "Through the Lens of Environmental Justice"EPA Administrator Michael Regan recently appeared on 'The Daily Show,' where he spoke about his goals as EPA Administrator.
Italian Constitution Edited to Protect Environment From Ongoing Climate CrisisThe Italian government has officially rewritten part of its constitution to include something about protecting the environment from climate change.
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, according to the organization behind it, Afro-Vegan Society.
Sure, We Can Keep Fossil Fuels… If We End This One Other IndustryGovernment and corporate reluctance to stop drilling for fossil fuels has inspired some scientists to try and shift the focus to ending another industry that massively contributes to climate change: animal agriculture.
Follow These Black Outdoor Activists and the Organizations They FoundedWe've rounded up a few incredible Black outdoor activists, all of whom have founded organizations working to increase diversity in the great outdoors, fight for climate justice, and protect planet Earth.
With Strange Timing, Pittsburgh Bridge Collapses Hours Before Infrastructure MeetingA bridge in Pittsburgh's Frick park collapsed before a presidential infrastructure meeting, reiterating the importance of sustainable development.
Jakarta Is Sinking — So Indonesia Is Moving Its Capital to a Different CityWhy is Indonesia moving its capital? The southeast Asian country government is moving elsewhere, because the former capital city is sinking.
Rihanna’s Foundation Pledges $15 Million to Climate Justice OrganizationsRihanna’s foundation, the Clara Lionel Foundation, just made a $15 million donation that will help fight for climate justice.
Chernobyl’s Exclusion Zone Is Now Home to Several Endangered EaglesAlthough Chernobyl's exclusion zone is still unsafe for human life, Greater Spotted Eagles are now thriving there, as it's untouched by human life.
How Climate Change Is Causing More Premature Births, Especially in Marginalized CommunitiesA special issue of new studies highlights how climate change is affecting the development and health of fetusus, babies, and children, and leading to higher preterm birth rates.
Here’s Everything You Need to Know About Recycling DesertsWhat are recycling deserts? Although the state of California is notoriously sustainable, it seems as though the Bay Area may be a recycling desert.
8.5 Million Gallons of Spilled Sewage in Southern California Forced Several Beaches to CloseAbout 8.5 million gallons of raw sewage were spilled in Southern California, which led to the emergency closing of several major beaches statewide.
The Health and Environmental Benefits of Seaweed Are Beyond ImpressiveSeaweed benefits human health and the environment in multiple ways — which is why companies in California are making more of an effort to grow it.
What Is Dietary Racism? Why a Publicity Stunt Called It Out at StarbucksHere's a look into dietary racism, and the spoof calling out Starbucks’ allegedly racist milk prices.
These Environmental Docs and Movies Made Serious Waves in 2021Here's a look into eight of this year's most popular docs and movies that taught viewers about the climate crisis.
A Look Back at Some of the Climate Change Awards Presented in 2021There are actually many awesome climate change awards that exist to reward those doing incredible things in the climate space.
Chile’s New President, Gabriel Boric, Is Pushing for Environmental ChangeWho is Chile's new president, Gabriel Boric? The South American politician is a former activist who is currently pushing for environmental change.
Here’s How Lead Ends up in Drinking Water — And Why It’s Such a Major IssueHow does lead end up in drinking water? Even if you live in a non-polluted area surrounded by nature, there's a chance your tap is tainted by lead.
In Addition to Humanitarian Crisis, the Border Wall Will Cause "Ecological Disaster"As the construction of the Texas-Mexico border wall is about to create a major humanitarian crisis, we're delving into its environmental impact.
High Levels of Diesel Fuel Were Discovered in Oahu Drinking WaterIs the Navy poisoning Hawaii's drinking water? Those living in Oahu's military base have unfortunately been ingesting high levels of disel.
Eight Oregon Wolves Were Found to Be Poisoned — Here’s What We KnowWhy were eight wolves in Oregon found with poison in their systems? Experts are currently looking into why this wildlife disaster took place.
As You Would Imagine, the Environmental Impact of a Golf Course Is Sky-HighWhat is the environmental impact of a golf course? Although it's regarded by some as an "outdoorsy sport," it's absolutely terrible for the planet.
Companies Say They’re Going “Carbon Neutral” — But What Does That Really Mean?What does carbon neutral really mean? Companies and businesses claim they are implementing new sustainability initiatives by going carbon neutral.
Yet Another Reason to Abolish Prison Systems: Their Environmental ImpactWhat is the impact of mega prisons? Aside from the fact that these massive establishments are inhumane, they also come with an environmental impact.
Oyster Restoration Programs: What They Do, Why They’re Important, and MoreWhat is oyster restoration? There are a wide variety of programs that are working to conserve the oyster population in rivers across the globe.
White Rhino Populations Are Declining Quickly — but How Many of Them Are There Left?White rhino populations have been plummeting for quite some time, though conservation efforts are still being made to repopulate them in Rwanda.
Climate Change, Crisis, or Emergency? Turns Out, It Doesn’t Really MatterClimate change, climate crisis, or climate emergency? According to a new study, word choices don’t really do much to affect public opinion.
Why Community Is Key in Climate Justice Activism, According to Wawa Gatheru (Exclusive)No matter how many odds are stacked against the environment, for climate activist and certified genius Wanjiku “Wawa” Gatheru, inaction will never be an option.
Sacrifice Zones Are a Major Environmental Issue That Harm Marginalized CommunitiesWhat are sacrifice zones? Many marginalized communities are exposed to dangerous levels of pollution and toxins, which cause serious health problems.
Will Releasing Radioactive Water From 2011 Fukushima Disaster Harm the Pacific Ocean?Why is Japan releasing water from the 2011 Fukushima disaster into the Pacific Ocean? It could ultimately make for an environmental travesty.
How This 19-Year-Old Activist Is Fighting for Intersectional Environmental Justice (Exclusive)Diego Arreola is fighting for environmental justice through his organization Green Speaking, and he shared his Green Routine with us.
COP26 Is Complete — Here’s What We Learned at the Climate SummitHere’s a look back at some of the COP26 highlights — and lowlights — from the past two weeks.
Yikes — Alpine Glaciers Are Melting So Much That WWI Tunnels Are Being ExposedHistorians are excited — yet terrified — that melting alpine glaciers are revealing previously buried WWI tunnels, and other artifacts from the time.
BIPOC Activists Were Reportedly Shut Out From Watching Obama Speak at COP26Obama’s COP26 speech focused on what action has been taken since the signing of the Paris Agreement six years ago, as well as on what action needs to be taken.
The State of California Will Soon Derive Clean Energy From Floating Wind FarmsWhat is a floating wind farm? The state of California will soon be deriving clean energy from the ocean, with incredible offshore floating wind farms.
At COP26, UN Secretary Patricia Espinosa States "Success Is Possible"Patricia Espinosa is speaking for our climate at COP26, but this isn’t the only time the Executive Secretary of the UN has fought against climate change.
Indigenous Communities Have Been Forced to Relocate To Areas Heavily Impacted by Climate ChangeResearchers at several universities published a study on how Indigenous communities were forced to relocate to areas impacted by climate change.
Madagascar’s Impending Famine: What Caused It, How to Help, and MoreWhat caused Madagascar's impending famine? The East African country is unfortunately facing a food shortage that was triggered by climate change.
Three Years Into Water Crisis, Benton Harbor, Mich. Residents Told to Stop Drinking Tap WaterThe Benton Harbor water crisis just keeps getting worse, and this week, city officials warned residents of the city not to use tap water, due to lead contamination.
7 Native American Activists to Follow to Stay Informed, Beyond Indigenous Peoples' DayTo stay informed beyond Indigenous Peoples' Day, which falls on Monday, Oct. 11, 2021, there are several Indigenous activists you should follow.
Here’s Why People Are Currently Boycotting Kellogg'sWhy are people currently boycotting Kellogg's? Executives at the cereal company are facing major controversy, which has led to company-wide strikes.
Daintree Rainforest Is One of Four World Heritage Sites Being Returned to Aboriginal OwnersIn a recent historic deal, Australia's Daintree Rainforest is one of four world heritage sites that were returned to its original Indigenous owners.
The Palm Oil Industry Is Causing Widespread Deforestation — but What Can Be Done?Humanity’s need for palm oil is causing widespread deforestation in Southeast Asia, but what can be done?
What to Know About the Now-Canceled Byhalia Connection PipelineEarlier this month, Mississippi residents celebrated the cancellation of the Byhalia Connection Pipeline — here's what you should know about its history.
Titanium Dioxide is a Short Term Solution to Cool Down Urban Heat IslandsWhat is an urban heat island? A recent study shows that the BIPOC community is disproportionately affected by heat waves hitting cities worldwide.
How This Grassroots Organization Is Fighting for Environmental Justice in Flint (Exclusive)ETM Flint was founded to advance environmental justice in Flint and fight the water crisis’ lingering effects.
Activist Wins Environmental Prize for Preventing Toxic Plastics Plant in “Cancer Alley”Activist Sharon Lavigne ran a ground-breaking grassroots campaign in Louisiana's Cancer Alley, to prevent the construction of a plastic plant.
Black Environmental Activists to Follow This JuneteenthIn honor of Juneteenth, we’ve rounded up seven incredible Black environmental activists who we recommend following on Instagram.