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- Netflix’s ‘Big Timber’ uncovers the extraordinary lives of the people who make a living in Vancouver Island’s logging industry.
Sea Snot: A Nauseating Nuisance Plaguing Planet Earth's OceansSea snot is a disgusting new issue affecting our planet’s oceans, but why is this slimy substance such a problem?
5 Famous Tennis Players Who Follow Vegan DietsThese five world-famous tennis players have opted to follow a healthy and environmentally-conscious vegan diet.
How Climate Change Played a Hand In the Miami Condo CollapseA few days after the Surfside, Fla. tragedy, experts are now saying that climate change may have played a role in the Miami condo's collapse.
Lucy Hale Shares Her “Green Routine” and Dog Adoption Story (Exclusive)Lucy Hale recently caught up with us to share her “Green Routine,” dish on her upcoming film, and more.
A Major Buzzkill: Why the Honey Industry Isn't Great for the EnvironmentHoney is often touted as an all-natural product, but the honey industry actually has many adverse effects on the environment.
Is Sanjay Gupta Vegan? Unpacking the ‘Jeopardy’ Guest Host’s Cure for Heart Disease'Jeopardy' guest host Dr. Sanjay Gupta is a longtime proponent of veganism, but is he a vegan himself?
Rachel Bilson Dishes on Her New ‘The O.C.’ Podcast and Her “Green Routine” (Exclusive)Rachel Bilson recently caught up with Green Matters to share her "Green Routine" and dish on her new podcast, 'Welcome to the O.C. Bitches.'
U.K. to Ban Zoos and Safaris From Keeping ElephantsA new U.K. law will prevent zoos from keeping elephants in captivity.
How Sutton Foster's Daughter Inspires Her to Protect the Planet (Exclusive)Sutton Foster, legendary Broadway actress and master crafter, recently shared her Green Routine with Green Matters.
Cicadas Prefer Dry Climates — So What Happens to Them When It Rains?After living underground for 17 years, cicadas are starting to emerge once again — but what do these formerly subterranean insects do when it rains?
The International Olympic Committee Is Planting an "Olympic Forest" in Mali and SenegalThe International Olympic Committee has announced plans to plant an Olympic Forest across Mali and Senegal, as part of the Great Green Wall initiative.
Lego Unveils Recycled Plastic Bricks — but You Can't Buy Them Just YetLego has revealed a recycled plastic Lego brick prototype, which could help reduce the company's plastic output.
Oregon Legalizes Human Composting and Water Cremation for the DepartedOregon’s Governor Kate Brown has signed HB 2574 into law, which permits funeral homes to compost human bodies via natural organic reduction.
Find Out Which Major Supermarkets Are the Most and Least SustainableBrightly just published a sustainability ranking of seven of the biggest American stores: including Aldi, Costco, Kroger, Target, Trader Joe’s, Walmart, and Whole Foods.
These Gluten-Free Pasta Straws Will Brighten Up Your Cocktail, Sustainably (Exclusive)These gluten-free pasta straws are one of a kind, and a solid alternative to single-use plastic or paper straws.
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.
How Climate Change Affects DroughtsDroughts are ravaging the western half of the U.S. and many believe that climate change is the main culprit.
When Will the Cicadas Go Away?Many people know that cicadas only show up every 17 years, but how long do those cicadas stick around before they go away again?
‘Penguin Town’ Netflix Special Explores the Strange Life of Africa's Endangered PenguinsNetflix’s 'Penguin Town' explores the effect of overfishing on the habitats of an endangered species of African penguin.
'Picture a Scientist' on Netflix Tackles Sexism in the Science Community'Picture a Scientist' on Netflix challenges gender issues in the science community — here's a look into the three women scientists that star in the documentary.
Stop Wishcycling — It Is Detrimental to the Recycling ProcessWishcycling might sound innocuous, even lighthearted, but its existence is actually quite damaging to the whole recycling process.
Celebrity Makeup Artist Jamie Greenberg Shares Her “Green Routine” (Exclusive)Celebrity makeup artist Jamie Greenberg shared her Green Routine with Green Matters while promoting her partnership with Excedrin.
Maintaining Grass Sustainably: How Much Water Your Lawn Really NeedsIt's crucial to make sure you aren't over-watering your grass for the sake of your community and the environment — here's how much water it really needs.
The Ultimate Sacrifice: Why Bees Die After They StingBees have amazing defenses and adaptations, but why do they die after stinging?
Is Any Type of Plastic Considered Eco-Friendly?Plastic is both a pollutant and a necessary component of our daily lives, but can plastic ever be eco-friendly?
Earth’s Carbon Levels Are Highest Since Measurements BeganAlthough less human activity during the pandemic did wonders for the environment, carbon dioxide levels in Earth's atmosphere are now at its highest.
7 LGBTQ Environmental Activists to Celebrate Every Day Of the YearWe've highlighted some crucial LGBTQ environmental activists who have dedicated their lives to better the planet in every single way.
Khloé Kardashian’s Water Bottle Drama: Everything You Need to KnowKhloé Kardashian rant about single-use water bottles went viral for all the wrong reasons.
Philippe and Ashlan Cousteau for World Oceans Day 2021: How to Protect the Ocean at Home (Exclusive)In honor of World Ocean Day 2021, Philippe and Ashlan Cousteau are sharing their top tips for celebrating the ocean at home.
Symera Jackson Shares Her "Green Routine" Just in Time for Summer Vacation (Exclusive)Green Matters caught up with 15-year-old Netflix star, Symera Jackson, on her "Green Routine," in which she detailed her sustainable lifestyle.
World Oceans Day: Theme, Charities to Donate to, and Other Ways to HelpWorld Oceans Day is coming up on June 8, and we're getting ready to celebrate by raising awareness for serious issues the ocean faces regularly.
The Next Solar Storm Is in 2025 — Will It Pose a Risk to the People of Planet Earth?Are solar storms dangerous to humans? Or are they just part of the sun’s natural process? Here's what scientists know about the natural phenomena.
Would Climate Change Happen Without Humans?We tend to lay the responsibility for climate change at our own feet, but many believe that climate change would have eventually happened even without our help.
Sustainable Pride Merch by LGBTQ+-Owned Businesses to Combat Rainbow WashingPride merch is best when bought from a sustainable, LGBTQ+-owned, small business.
Experienced Hikers Give Their Best Hiking Tips for National Trails Day (Exclusive)National Trails Day falls on Saturday, June 5, so we spoke with a wide range of hikers across the country to hear their best hiking tips and advice.
Heather Morris Shares Her “Green Routine” and Dishes on New Dark Comedy Podcast (Exclusive)Heather Morris of 'Glee' is constantly using her platform to promote sustainable living, so we interviewed her for our Green Routine series.
'Meerkat Manor' Is Coming Back — How to WatchOn June 5, 2021, Meerkat Manor returns to the BBC and Animal Planet, but what can we expect from this new family of meerkats?
How Pollution and Other Environmental Effects Can Affect Human DNAOur environment can affect many aspects of our lives, but can the environment change our DNA?
Pollen Season Is an Annual Ordeal for Many, but How Long Does It Last?If you have allergies, pollen season can be an irritating, annual ordeal, but how long does it last?
'Vanderpump Dogs' Star Dan Babic on Adoption and Lisa Vanderpump's "Raw and Real" Side (Exclusive)'Vanderpump Dogs' is coming soon — and Dan Babic, whose episode chronicles the story of Babic adopting his rescue dog, spoke with Green Matters about the show.
Stay Sunburn-Free This Summer With These Vegan SunscreensIs all sunscreen vegan? Apparently, some varieties aren't free of animal byproducts, so here's how to make sure yours are entirely plant-based.
A Look Into Natural Gas Extraction: Fracking, Horizontal, and Vertical DrillingNatural gas is often touted as a “clean-burning” fossil fuel, but how it is extracted is anything but clean.
Celebrity Pet Matchmaker On Hollywood Dog Rescuers, Adoption Advice, and More (Exclusive)In honor of National Rescue Dog Day, we interviewed Melissa Bacelar, aka the celebrity pet matchmaker, and the founder of Wagmor Pets.
Garter Snakes: Are They Dangerous, or Are They Your Garden's Greatest Ally?Garter snakes are a common sight in many U.S. backyards, and although they look harmless, are they actually dangerous?
These Environmental Justice Organizations Are Fighting for People and the PlanetThere are many environmental justice organizations using their resources and platforms to educate the masses on the intersections between climate and social justice.
Lake Tahoe Volunteers Removed 200 Pounds of Trash in One Day, AloneLake Tahoe, Calif., is one of the U.S.'s most gorgeous natural areas, but the NoCal destination is littered with trash. Here's how to help.
DDT Waste Is Still Polluting the Environment, Decades After the U.S. Banned the InsecticideDDT is now illegal to use as an insecticide, but what happened to all the DDT waste after it was finally outlawed?
Will The 2021 Hurricane Season Be the Worst Year Yet?Hurricanes have become increasingly severe in the past few years, but will the 2021 hurricane season continue that destructive trend?