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A Young Boy in Bolivia Lets a Black Widow Spider Bite Him for This ReasonBlack widow spiders are incredibly dangerous insects — here's what happened when a boy allowed one to bite him.
Viral Video Shows Basking Sharks From Above — Are They Dangerous to Humans?Basking sharks are an enormous (and elusive) species of marine creature. Are they dangerous to humans? Here's what to know.
Mormon Crickets, Explained: What Are They and Why Are There so Many of Them?In 2023, many reports of Mormon cricket infestations in western states have been in the media. What are Mormon crickets and why are there so many?
Beachgoer Finds a Corkscrew Shark Egg on the Beach, Stunning MillionsDid you know that California horn shark mothers lay corkscrew case eggs?
Two Dumpster Diving Pros Share Their Best Advice: "Expect Trash, Not Gems"Dumpster divers and influencers The Trash Walker and Dumpster Dive King share their best tips for how and where to dumpster dive.
Video of Sun Bears in Chinese Zoo Has Viewers Wondering if They're Bears at AllA video of a sun bear at the Hangzhou Zoo in China went viral after viewers suspected the bears were just humans in costume.
The Sturgeon Moon Arrives on August 1 — but What Does That Mean?What is the Sturgeon Moon? It's going to be visible this coming autumn, so get ready for a seriously incredible celestial phenomenon.
Why We Celebrate Unique Mixed-Breed Dogs: National Mutt Day in the U.S.National Mutt Day is observed twice per year and celebrates unique mixed-breed dogs. Find out all about the holiday.
Is Snail Mucin Vegan? The Ethics Behind the Snail Slime Skincare IndustrySkincare products using snail mucin, or snail slime, seem to be on the rise. But how do brands get the slime, and is the process ethical?
5 Effective Methods for Finding Garage Sales to Help You Shop More SustainablyKnowing how to find garage sales can come in handy. Check out these five effective methods for finding the best deals near you.
These Adorable Picnic Date Ideas Are Perfect for Friends, Dates, and MoreLooking for a fun way to celebrate International Friendship Day? Your friends will be totally impressed by these adorable picnic date ideas.
These Are the Best Thrift Stores in San Francisco, CaliforniaShopping secondhand in San Francisco, California? Check out 10 of the best thrift stores in the Bay Area.
Why Mexico City’s Black Jaguar-White Tiger Foundation Was Shut Down, and What Makes a Real SanctuaryMexico City's Black Jaguar-White Tiger Foundation was raided and eventually shut down in July after receiving multiple allegations of animal cruelty.
For the First Time in 100 Years, Paris Hopes to Allow Swimming in the Seine RiverAfter 100 years, Paris announced that swimming will eventually be allowed in the Seine. But is the river polluted? Here's what you need to know.
How Do Lobsters Communicate? By Peeing on Each Other, MostlyWhile most human communication happens vocally, other species employ their other senses to talk to each other. When it comes to lobsters, they prefer to smell each other's pee.
Coral Reefs Are Essential to a Thriving Ecosystem — Here Are the Ways They HelpCoral reefs play an essential role in our delicate ecosystem. But why are they so important? Here's what you need to know.
Earth Overshoot Day Is a Yearly Reminder of Our Ecological DebtEarth Overshoot Day is a sobering one for humanity, but here's how you can help push back Earth Overshoot Day.
Humans Are the Main Reason Why Tigers Are Endangered: How to HelpWhy are tigers endangered? The beloved top predator helps keep our environment intact, but their habitats are threatened by humans.
What to Do in Wichita, Kansas: Your Eco-Friendly GuideWichita, Kansas is surprisingly eco-friendly. Here's where to eat, shop, thrift, and compost in town.
HOA Parking War: Minnesota Family Fights to Stay in Home of 15 YearsA Minnesota HOA is threatening a resident family of 15 years over a parking spot. Find out what options this family may have in the tense situation.
Fisherman Surprised to Capture a Rare Pink Dolphin Sighting — Watch the VideoA rare pink dolphin sighting took place in Louisiana. What species of dolphin could it have been, and how did it get to that body of water?
Yes, Plants Are Alive — Just Not in the Same Way as AnimalsAre plants alive? It’s true that both plants and animals are alive, however, there are a few important differences.
Homeowner Gets HOA Violation Notice For Clover "Weeds" on LawnOne homeowner worries about a HOA violation notice due to clover lawn, or grass with a lot of clover in it. Can the HOA fine her for this?
Sustainable Travel in Puerto Rico — Our Favorite Places to Stay, Eat, and ExploreCheck out our favorite sustainable and eco-friendly spots to stay, dine, and explore in San Juan, Puerto Rico in this Green City Guide.
After Breeder Sets Rabbits Loose, They're Taking Over a Florida CommunityIn Wilton Manors, Florida, a rare rabbit breed has become an invasive species. The beautiful animals don't thrive well in Florida, but what can be done?
Did Rollie Pollies Disappear? Inside the Mysterious Lives of Pill BugsBenign and plentiful, rollie pollies were the perfect bug-catching target until one day, it seemed as though they had disappeared from our gardens for good.
A Santa Cruz Sea Otter Steals Surfboards in New Viral VideoThis Californian sea otter is on a one-otter mission to steal surfboards from beachgoers in a new viral video.
Wasps Are More Important to the Environment Than You Might Think — Here's WhyWhat do wasps do for the environment? Wasps provide essential services to help both humans and ecosystems.
“Forever Chemicals” Are in Some Sparkling Water Brands — Here’s Which to AvoidA study found that some popular sparkling water brands contain concerning levels of forever chemicals. You may be surprised by the results.
Shark Seen Swimming Close to People on Navarre Beach in FloridaA large shark was caught on video swimming amongst the crowds of people on Navarre Beach, Fla.
A Swedish Expedition in Cyprus Discovers Over 500 New ArtifactsIn July 2023, a Swedish expedition discovered more than 500 new artifacts in Cyprus. Here's what you need to know about the discovery.
Is Swimming With Dolphins OK? Brittany Mahomes in Hot Water For "Snuggling a 400-Pound Dolphin"Is swimming with dolphins ethical? From touch tanks to aerial shows to "swim with" programs, marine mammal captivity hides a disturbing dolphin tale.
Baby Owls Found Under Stage After Guns N’ Roses Concert, Named Axl and SlashTwo abandoned owl chicks were discovered nesting under the Pyramid Stage after Guns N’ Roses played at the Glastonbury Festival.
You Shouldn’t Feed Your Dog Cherries — Here’s WhyCherries are a nutritious, antioxidant-filled snack for humans but not so much for dogs. Why isn't safe to feed your dog cherries?
Woman Walking Her Dog in South Carolina Killed in Apparent Alligator AttackOn July 4, 2023, a South Carolina woman near a golf course on Hilton Head was killed in an apparent alligator attack. Here's what to know.
Mormon Cricket Infestation Holds Nevada Woman Hostage in Her Own HomeNevada resident Colette Reynolds felt like a hostage in her own home due to the Mormon cricket infestation. She chronicled the nightmare on social media.
How Effective Is TikTok's New Hack to Kill Wasps Instantly? Let's Take a LookOne couple on TikTok use a hack to kill wasps instantly. Here's what to know about the hack, plus, what other ways to get rid of wasps.
Are Fireworks Bad for the Environment? What to Know for July 4thFireworks are a July 4th tradition — but how do they affect the environment?
Oceanic Spiders May Seem Like Science Fiction, but They're Completely RealOceanic spiders, also known as sea spiders, share a lot in common with land spiders. Here's all you need to know about these fascinating creatures.
Earth Gays and Eco Queers: 4 LGBTQ+ Environmental Organizations That Slay (Exclusive)Take pride in our planet by supporting these LGBTQ+ environmental and climate change organizations. The granola gays are leading the way to a more beautiful, harmonious, and cleaner world.
Vanilla the Chimp Sees the Sky For the First Time in Her Life — DetailsA chimpanzee saw her first glimpse of wide open sky at a Florida rescue organization. Here's a look at how Vanilla the chimp reacted.
Is It OK to Give Your Dog Grits? The Risks and Benefits of the Corn-Based FoodIf you have ever thought of giving your dog a scoop of grits, read this first. Corn is a tricky ingredient, and can affect some dogs more than others.
Sea Salps: The Unique Sea Creature You've Probably Never Heard OfSea salps are unique marine creatures that share features with jellyfish, but also have plenty in common with humans. Here's a dive into sea salps' lives.
The Story of Wojtek, a Bear Who Served the Polish Army During WW IIIn WW II, Polish soldiers had a bear fighting alongside them as they battled the Nazis. Here's the story of Wojtek, the bear in the Polish army.
Plastic Free July: 5 Tips for Reducing Disposables for the Summer ChallengePlastic Free July is a great opportunity to lower your impact by ditching single-use plastic.
How to Be More Sustainable: A Guide to Getting StartedSustainable living is a cornerstone to living an environmentally-conscious lifestyle, and learning how to be more sustainable is a process that is constantly evolving.
Transitioning to a Plant-Based Diet: Tips, Resources, and More for Trying VeganismEating a vegan or plant-based diet is easier than it sounds — here are a few tips to make the transition smoother.
More Problems With Cigarettes: How Filters Harm the EnvironmentCigarette filters are toxic to essential mosquito larvae, a scientific study shows. Here's how cigarette butts or filters harm the environment.
Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Take Colloidal Silver for an Ear InfectionColloidal silver is a recommended homeopathic remedy for ear pain, but is it safe? Here's what you need to know.