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- It’s not a question of if the Earth will run out of oil, it’s only a question of when.
Will Climate Change Kill Off Humanity?Climate scientists believe that we are rapidly heading past the point of no return, but does that mean that we’re all doomed?
5 of Greta Thunberg's Greatest Accomplishments to DateGreta Thunberg has accomplished a great deal in a relatively short amount of time, and all in the name of fighting climate change.
All 423 National Parks Will Be Free on Aug. 25 — and These Other Five HolidaysThe NPS is offering free entrance to every national park across the country for its birthday.
5 Ways to Determine If a Company Is Actually SustainableThere are a number of factors to consider when finding shopping sustainably.
Green Circle Salons Will Help You Find a Zero-Waste Haircut, Manicure, and More (Exclusive)Green Circle Salons is a certification program that helps customers find eco-friendly salons.
Olympic Stadiums: What Happens to Them When the Games Are Over?When the Olympic Games are over and done with, what happens to the stadiums and villages that were built specifically to host them?
Vegan Fried Chicken Company From ‘Shark Tank,’ Atlas Monroe, to Enter Grocery Stores (Exclusive)Vegan chicken has been a trend on 'Shark Tank,' and Atlas Monroe's incredible fried plant-based chicken and Jada Spices' vegan mixes have become wildly popular.
A Black-Owned, Late-Night Vegan Burger Joint Is Coming to NYC (Exclusive)Jerrell’s Betr Brgr, a new Black-owned, late night, vegan burger restaurant, is opening in Manhattan's SoHo neighborhood.
California Expected to Legalize Human Composting, an Eco-Friendly Burial MethodCalifornia is considering legalizing human composting, an eco-friendly burial method already legal in three other states.
Plastic Toys Have a Greater Impact on the Environment and Human Health Than We ThoughtPlastic toys will keep children happy for hours, but the lingering effects of their production and disposal are seriously harming the environment.
Greta Thunberg Talks Power of Individual Action for 'Vogue' Scandinavia's Inaugural CoverGreta Thunberg just graced the cover of the very first issue of 'Vogue' Scandinavia.
One New Yorker’s Trash Is Another’s Treasure, Thanks to “Stooping” (Exclusive)We recently spoke with the couple who runs the Stooping NYC Instagram page, which helps New Yorkers score free furniture from curbs.
The Olympics Have a Higher Environmental Impact Than You Might ThinkThe Tokyo Olympics is doing is best to be as sustainable as possible, but what is the real environmental impact of the Olympic Games?
Flooding and Climate Change: A Mutually-Destructive ConnectionFloods have become routine in some parts of the world in recent years, but how are these catastrophes related to climate change?
Climate Controversy: Meteorologist Cliff Mass Claims Climate Change Doesn't Cause Heat WavesCliff Mass says climate change does not cause heat waves — and the meteorologist is getting flack from climate scientists.
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?
5 Gender Reveal Alternatives, Because the Archaic Celebration Totally SucksGender reveals are outdated — they're totally archaic, as they reinforce gender stereotypes, they're also often wasteful and sometimes dangerous.
Ecosia Founder Christian Kroll on How His Eco-Friendly Search Engine Fights Climate Change (Exclusive)Christian Kroll tells us about Ecosia, his nonprofit search engine that donates its profits to plant trees.
This Truck Does Free Mobile Laundry for LA’s Homeless Residents (Exclusive)The Laundry Truck LA provides free laundry services for people experiencing homelessness in Los Angeles.
This Campaign Aims to Remove Single-Use Plastic From TV and Movies (Exclusive)The “Lights, Camera, Plastic?” campaign aims to convince TV and film productions to opt for reusable, eco-friendly alternatives to single-use plastic on screen.
Why Eco-Friendly MLB Pitcher Daniel Norris Lives in a Van (Exclusive)Detroit Tigers pitcher Daniel Norris lives in a Volkswagen van in the offseason to keep his lifestyle sustainable.
Oregon's Bootleg Fires Are Creating Extreme Weather Conditions in the PNWOregon's Bootleg fire was ignited on July 6, and has blazed through the Pacific Northwest. Keep reading for more on its causes and locations.
New Doc ‘Meat Me Halfway’ Encourages Reducetarian Diets With Powerful Storytelling (Exclusive)Brian Kateman, creator of the reducetarian movement, is premiering his new documentary 'Meat Me Halfway' on streaming platforms on July 20, 2021.
How Has COVID Impacted the Environment? Recovery Has Taken a Huge Toll on Planet EarthNot only has COVID relief been incredibly expensive, but it's also taken a massive toll on the environment.
23-Year-Old TikToker Lives in His Car in the Backcountry to Inspire Climate Action (Exclusive)Alex Haraus, at the young age of 23, has spent the past year living in his car in the backcountry, raising awareness for the climate crisis on TikTok.
Shade Balls Are Meant to Conserve Water — but They Also Pose a Few ProblemsShade balls are an unusual method for conserving water, but are they as problematic as some people believe them to be?
How the Worldwide Heat Waves Are Related to Climate ChangeHeat waves are becoming more and more frequent, and climate change is the culprit.
Canada Is Battling More Than 180 Wildfires: Spots to Avoid If You Plan to Travel ThereThe destructive Canadian wildfires are a clear result of climate change-driven heat waves.
Goat Herd Moves Into NYC Park for the Summer to Eat Invasive WeedsThe second annual Running of the Goats in Riverside Park celebrated five goats moving into the NYC park for the summer to manage weeds.
5 of the Worst Wildfires in Modern History — and Their Connection to Climate ChangeWildfires are one of the most destructive natural disasters in existence, and some of the very worst have happened in recent years.
‘Big Brother’ Slop Looks Pretty Gross — but Is It Vegan?'Big Brother's' famous slop is a disgusting, albeit healthy mix, but is it vegan?
Forest Fires Are Raging in Montana, Likely Due to Climate ChangeForest fires in Montana have been raging since the start of summer 2021, but what caused these dangerous disasters in the first place?
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.
A Zero-Waste Chef Gives Tips on Reducing Your Impact in the Kitchen (Exclusive)Zero food waste chef, Ian Thurwachter, gave Green Matters tips on reducing your waste in the kitchen, and told us how his lifestyle impacts his cooking.
The Heat Wave Is Frying Your Fruits, Vegetables, Grains, and WineHow does the heat wave affect crops? Farmers across many western U.S. states are currently grappling with the unusually high summer temperatures.
Mourning the Death of TikTok Star and Animal Enthusiast, Caitlyn LoaneWhat happened to Caitlyn Loane? The TikTok star and animal lover sadly lost her life to suicide this week, leaving family, friends, and fans in mourning.
Amanda Hearst Shares Her “Green Routine” and Thoughts on Sustainable Fashion (Exclusive)Amanda Hearst, the heiress to the Hearst corporation, is a huge advocate for animals and sustainable fashion.
The 2021 Climate Summit: What You Need to Know About COP26The return of the 2021 climate summit brings even more global support in the fight against climate change.
Amazing Rehabilitation Program Has Incarcerated People Training Rescue Dogs (Exclusive)Green Matters caught up the founder of Marley's Mutts Rescue Ranch, on their program that has incarcerated people training rescue dogs so they can get adopted.
Sustainability at the Tokyo Olympics: A Look Into the Recycled Medals, Podiums, and Eco InitiativesThe Tokyo Olympics have a number of sustainability initiatives.
Despite Fervent Denials, Exxon Knew About Climate Change All AlongExxon has denied climate change for decades, but the company knew the damage it was causing all along.
Old Bra Clasps Help Turtles in Need at This Wildlife Rescue (Exclusive)Some wildlife rehabilitation facilities use bra clasps to help mend broken turtle shells.
Pollution Independence Day 2021: How to Get Involved and Support the Earth BillFriday, July 2, marks Pollution Independence Day, a day of climate action organized by a coalition of environmental groups.
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.
Avoid These PFAS Chemicals, or "Forever Chemicals" At All CostsPFAS chemicals are some of the longest-lasting compounds around, but why are these “forever chemicals” so dangerous?
9 Inspiring Olympians Who Swear by Their Plant-Based DietsThese inspiring vegan olympians are making world records while endorsing a plant-based diet.
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.
Several Western U.S. Cities Impose Bans on July 4 Fireworks to Prevent WildfiresSeveral Western U.S. states have banned fireworks for July 4, in an attempt to prevent wildfires across the state.
Couple In Joshua Tree Fined for Destroying Iconic Desert VegetationWho are Jeffrey Walter and Jonetta Nordberg-Walter? The couple, who recently bought Joshua Tree property, was fined for destroying native vegetation.