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- International Polar Bear Day specifically honors mama polar bears and their cubs — half of whom don't make it to adulthood.
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.
Vegan Women Summit 2024 Welcomes Heather Mills, Maggie Baird, and More — Everything to KnowVegan Women Summit 2024 — which is open to all genders — returns to Los Angeles for its fourth annual summit. Here's everything you need to know about the exciting event.
Second Rare Golden Tiger Sighting in India Sparks Concerns About Genetic IssuesA rare golden tiger was sighted in India in January 2024, but conservationists are worried this is actually a sign of increased inbreeding.
You May Want to Avoid Taking Metamucil at This Time of DayTaking Metamucil before bed can cause stomach discomfort, and even interfere with certain medications.
It's Mardi Gras! How to Celebrate the Holiday SustainablyA sustainable, zero-waste Mardi Gras is possible, even though the holiday usually comes with a lot of waste — here are a few ideas.
Becoming a Wildlife Rehabilitator Is Fairly Easy — and Free — in Many StatesThere are so many ways to express your love for animals — such as becoming a licensed wildlife rehabilitator. Here's how.
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?
Why Does the Devil Look like a Goat? How the Symbolism Miscasts Goats as EvilDepictions of satan often have horns and hooves similar to goats, which can lead to assumptions about their behavior. So where did this come from?
Capybaras Are Some of the Animal Kingdom's Most Chill Creatures: Here's WhyCapybaras' laid-back nature, in part thanks to their herbivore diet, makes them some of the most chill animals around.
Coast Guard Miraculously Rescues Dog Trapped in Shipping Container for Over a WeekLearn how a routine shipping container inspection by the U.S. Coast Guard led to a heartwarming rescue mission for a precious dog in need of care.
Shop for Ethical, Slave Labor-Free Chocolate on Valentine's Day and Year-RoundThe cocoa industry is riddled with injustice. Here's our guide on how to seek out ethical, fair-trade chocolate.
Our Best Tips to Love Your Significant Other and the Environment This Valentine's DayOur eco-friendly Valentine's Day tips, including buying sustainably-made food and vintage or lab-grown diamonds, keeps you (and the earth) happy.
These Toilet Paper Memes Will Have You Laughing As You Scroll From the ToiletSome people are shy about bathroom humor, but not us. Enjoy these TP memes while you're (probably) reading this from the bathroom.
An Artist's Work Sold for Hundreds — Then She Bought It Back for $6 at GoodwillBeth S. Zamarripa is an artist with a unique story to tell. Her work is well-traveled and eventually ended up back in her hands. Here's the story.
These Super Relatable and Adorable Memes Made Me Realize I'm a Capybara at HeartThe internet loves the world's largest rodent, and so do we. Check out these memes of way-too-relatable capybaras to get you through the week.
The History of Black History Month, and Why Its Celebrated in FebruaryWhy is February Black History Month? Here's everything we know about why this time of rememberance takes place during the second month of the year.
29 Facts About Black History and Changemakers, From Beyoncé to Frederick DouglassHere are Black History Month facts for each day of February, about the history of the month, Black changemakers, and more.
Does Breadfruit Actually Taste Like Bread? Exploring the Flavors of 'UluBreadfruit is described in taste as similar to everything from to potatoes to, yes, bread. Here's what you need to know about this fruit.
A Snow Monkey Is on the Run After Escaping a Scottish ZooA Japanese macaque monkey is on the lam after escaping from a zoo in the Scottish highlands. Residents in the area are calling him "Kingussie Kong."
International Zebra Day Aims to Help Raise Awareness for the Endangered Grévy's ZebraInternational Zebra Day takes place on Jan. 31 every year. Here's how to observe the holiday, which raises awareness for zebra conservation.
Jason Mraz Goes "Back to the Earth" on His Regenerative Avocado Farm of 20 Years (Exclusive)Green Matters sat down with Jason Mraz on behalf of his partnership with Planet Oat, and chatted about his avocado and coffee farm, upcoming music, and more.
Is Environmental Science Hard? Everything You Need To Know About the FieldEnvironmental science is a interdisciplinary science field that combines many natural science courses with a social science curriculum.
Northern White Rhinos Are Functionally Extinct — but IVF Is About to Change ThatAfter a successful embryo transfer on a southern white rhino, scientists hope IVF can save the northern white rhino from extinction.
Keep Seeing Lizards? These Reptiles Can Be Good or Bad OmensA lizard’s spiritual meaning depends on the religious or cultural community defining it, and they can represent good or bad omens.
Third Lawsuit Against Panera Charged Lemonade Alleges "Permanent" Heart Problems — DetailsThree lawsuits have been leveled against chain restaurant Panera Bread after two deaths and one victim with "permanent" heart issues.
People Are Mesmerized by These Videos of Swimming Feather StarsSwimming feather stars, aka Jimbacrinus crinoids, are enchanting social media viewers with their beauty and grace. Are they a plant, or a fish? Here are details on these fascinating creatures.
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.
Research Shows Swans Would Rather Fight Than Sleep: Why Are They so Aggressive?Swans are beautiful creatures, but they can also be aggressive and powerful enough to drive species out of their native ecosystems.
A Shopper's $2 Thrift Store Necklace Turns Out to Be Worth $3,000Jess Smith was shopping at a local thrift store when she found a $2 necklace that looked like a Tide Pod. It was valued at $3,000. Here's the story.
Do Squirrels Hibernate? Here's What Actually Happens When They Prepare for WinterWe’ve all heard those stories about squirrels burying nuts for later, but do squirrels hibernate? Let's take a look at what they do in winter.
What Are Solar Flares and Are They Dangerous?The term “solar flares” conjures up images of annihilation for some, but they are actually intense bursts of radiation in the sun's atmosphere.
The Spider the Internet Is Obsessed With: Jumping Spiders Are Cute yet DeadlyIf you aren’t a fan of spiders, seeing a photo of a jumping spider just might change your mind. Here’s why people can’t get enough of this spider.
Rescued Lab Bunnies, Donna and Figaro, Find Paradise at New Sanctuary HomeBest friend bunnies Donna and Figaro lived a catastrophic life of merciless testing and forced breeding, until they were rescued and moved to a sanctuary.
Eco Brutalism: Why the Paradoxical Architectural Style Is so ControversialEco brutalism’s environmental message might be clear to some people, but critics are not so sure about how effective it is.
What Is Greenwashing? All About the Duplicitous Business TacticMore and more companies become guilty of greenwashing every day, in an effort to convince potential customers that a product is sustainable.
Peanut, Former World's Oldest Living Chicken, Has Died at Age 21The former oldest living chicken, Peanut, has died at 21 years of age. How long do most chickens live, and why is their lifespan so short?
Massive Invasive Tegu Lizards Sighted in South Carolina — What to Know About These GiantsTegu lizards are invasive species in Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina. Their presence threatens natural wildlife living in the area.
Is Elon Musk Jewish? The CEO Has Been Accused of Antisemitism on XElon Musk is a headline-making mainstay. He has seemingly supported antisemitic rhetoric in the past, but some wonder if the businessman is Jewish.
After It's Taken Down, the Rockefeller Christmas Tree's Lumber Has a Virtuous FateAfter Christmas, the Rockefeller Christmas tree is taken down from its spot in New York City — and its lumber is used for a virtuous cause.
Internet Sensation Neil the Seal: Here's What We Know About the Adorable InterloperAn adorable 1,300-pound southern elephant seal nicknamed Neil the Seal has been wreaking havoc on coastal towns in Australia. His antics have made him an internet sensation.
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.
Need a Little Motivation? These 7 Animals Represent Strength and WisdomWe can learn a lot from animals. Next time you need a little motivation, remind yourself of one of these seven animals that represent strength.
Nose Prints: A Surprising Way to Identify Mountain GorillasThere are many intriguing facts about mountain gorillas, but their nose print makes these gentle giants unique. Learn more about the gorilla nose.
What Does a Turtle Look Like Without a Shell? Hopefully, You Will Never Find OutAs it turns out, 'Looney Tunes' and other animated depictions of turtles without shells got it wrong. A turtle without their shell is a gruesome sight.
Your AirPods Could Be Giving You Hearing Loss — Here’s How to Prevent ItIf you are an AirPod or earbud user, you could be damaging your hearing if you are listening for too long during the day, or at decibels too high.
Meet These Adoptable "Cats of the Year," Inspired by Taylor Swift's 'TIME' HonorThirteen cats up for adoption at the Brooklyn Cat Cafe are vying for the title of "Cat of the Year." The promotion is being held in honor of Taylor Swift, TIME's 2023 Person of the Year.
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?
Rare Dolphin With Thumbs Spotted in Gulf of CorinthIn the Gulf of Corinth, researchers spotted a dolphin with thumbs on both flippers. Find out whether this is common and how the dolphin's thumbs work.