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- It's Indigenous Peoples’ Day — let's look at some of the ways the climate crisis has been harming Native Americans for centuries.
Prince William Says Prince George, 7, Was Devastated Learning About the State of Our PlanetPrince George was devastated by David Attenborough’s newest documentary, his dad Prince William revealed.
Thrifting During the Coronavirus: The Best Websites + Tips for Returning to Secondhand StoresSecondhand shopping safely during the coronavirus is possible — here are our best tips for thrifting online, and going into stores safely.
Deforestation Could Turn 40 Percent of the Amazon Rainforest Into a SavannaThe Amazon rainforest could soon become the Amazon savanna — that is, 40 percent of it could, if we continue exploiting the planet at the going rate.
Take a Virtual Tour of IKEA's New Sustainable Tiny HomeIKEA has designed and built a sustainable tiny home, and the space is available for free virtual tours online.
Our Favorite Climate Justice Instagram Accounts to Add to Your FeedClimate justice is a key part of the fight against the climate crisis, and these 10 Instagram accounts are all about intersectional climate activism and education.
Why Are So Many "Sustainable" and "Zero-Waste" Products Made From Animals?Zero-waste products use non-vegan, animal-based materials and ingredients far too often. Why isn't anyone talking about this?
11 Sustainability YouTubers to Subscribe to ASAPLooking for sustainability-focused YouTubers to subscribe to? Look no further!
France Bans Wild Animal Circuses and Other Cruel Animal EntertainmentFrance is banning the use of wild animals in traveling circuses, marine parks, and mink fur farms.
Punch Sustainably With the First Cactus Leather Boxing GlovesCactus leather boxing gloves, made by Sanabul using materials by Desserto, are a sustainable choice for vegan and eco-conscious fighters.
Maryland Just Became the First State to Ban Foam Takeout ContainersMaryland just became the first state to ban foam containers statewide.
Why Does Hair Turn Gray?Why does our hair turn gray as we get older? Find out!
Mass Stranding Kills At Least 380 Whales in Tasmania, AustraliaNearly 500 whales beached in Tasmania, Australia this week, 380 of whom died at the scene.
New Star-Studded Netflix Doc Suggests Regenerative Agriculture Will Solve the Climate Crisis — Exclusive'Kiss the Ground' on Netflix uses celebrities and experts to explain how regenerative agriculture could be a key in fighting the climate crisis.
Good News! Procrastinating With Cute Animal Videos Has Health BenefitsWhat are the benefits of watching cute animal videos? Studies show that watching cute animal videos could actually have numerous health benefits.
Mushroom-Based Coffin Asks Humans: “Are You Waste or Compost?”The Living Cocoon is a living mushroom-based coffin that helps bodies decompose naturally and return nutrients to the earth.
Climate Week 2020 Is Here — Check Out the Most Exciting Free LivestreamsClimate Week NYC is being conducted virtually this year. Here are some of the event highlights from the coming week.
Facebook Is Fighting Fake News With a Climate Science Information CenterFacebook just launched the Climate Science Information Center, a dedicated space to provide users with climate education and resources.
Cobie Smulders Is Cleaning Up the Planet — Want to Join Her?Cobie Smulders tells Green Matters about National CleanUp Day, her best sustainable living tips, what viewers can expect from Stumptown’s second season, and more.
Telling Your Dog “I Love You” Increases Their Heart Rate by 46%, Study FindsTelling your dog “I love you” increases their heart rate by 46 percent, new study finds.
How Are Climate and Weather Different?Did you know that climate and weather are two completely different things?
How to Protect the Amazon's Indigenous Peoples, According to Sônia GuajajaraIndigenous peoples in the Amazon are under threat by rainforest fires and the Brazilian government — Sônia Guajajara teaches us what we can do.
The Trump Administration OK'd Drilling for Oil in the Arctic National Wildlife RefugeThe Trump Administration green-lit drilling for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, which will be absolutely devastating for the environment.
City Kids Who Lives Near Green Spaces Have Higher IQs, Study FindsGreen spaces are vital in cities — and new research provides just another reason why that is so.
Find Zero-Waste Stores in Your Area — See Our Faves!Find local zero-waste stores in your community!
How Fenty Skin Is Embracing SustainabilityLearn how Fenty Beauty, Rihanna’s skincare brand, is especially sustainable.
10 Black Women in the Green Space Who You'll Want in Your Instagram FeedThese Black women Instagrammers are putting a spotlight on the connection between climate justice and racial justice.
The Black Climate Scientists and Scholars Changing the WorldThese six Black scientists and scholars have made indelible marks on the journey to climate justice.
How This Small Town In Mexico Uses Solar Power For Economic JusticeOne town in Mexico called Ucareo is experimenting with ways communities can protect themselves from predatory energy companies and started a GoFundMe page called for a solar power plant.
4 Young Climate Activists on Intersectionality in Climate Justice, Fighting From Home, and MoreIn honor of Earth Day, we interviewed four young women fighting for climate justice.
The BREATHE Act Is All About Racial and Environmental JusticeM4BL's BREATHE Act aims to fight environmental and racial injustices in the U.S.
8 Anti-Racism Books by Black Authors + 5 Black-Owned Bookstores to SupportAnti-racism reading is so important — here are eight books to get you started.
‘Intersectional Environmentalist’ Platform Launches to Dismantle Racism in the Climate MovementIntersectional Environmentalist is a new platform that addresses the link between climate and racial justice — we interviewed founder Leah Thomas to learn more.
9 Amazing Books About Environmental RacismThese books about environmental racism will give you an important look into the systemic environmental injustices against marginalized communities in the U.S.
How the Coronavirus Has Impacted the EnvironmentHow has the Coronavirus Impacted the Environment and how Long will These Effects Last?
Adding Plants to Your Work-From-Home Space? Follow These Plant-Care TikTok AccountsWorking from home for the foreseeable future is daunting, so we've compiled the best plant care TikTok accounts to keep your WFH space green.
Celebrate World Elephant Day 2020: Seven Ways to Honor ElephantsWorld Elephant Day is on Aug. 12, 2020. Here's how you can protect elephants in honor of the holiday.
Dolphin Stranded in Creek Returns to Ocean After Five-Hour Rescue MissionA stranded dolphin was finally freed and returned to the open ocean after a five-hour rescue operation.
After 6,000 Years, Native American Tribe Finally Wins Big Sur Land BackThe Esselen Tribe finally won back its land along Big Sur, after 6,000 years of the Native American tribe unjustly not having land.
Bee Population Decline Puts These U.S. Crops at Risk, Study FindsBee populations declining are putting certain crops at risk, which threatens food security in the United States.
Rainn Wilson’s ‘An Idiot’s Guide to Climate Change’ Features Greta Thunberg, Melting Ice Caps, and Beets — ExclusiveRainn Wilson's 'An Idiot’s Guide to Climate Change' chronicles the actor, best known for playing Dwight Schrute on 'The Office,' learning how to become a climate activist.
Chase Stokes Reveals He'll Be Adding Vegan Options to His Summer BBQ — ExclusiveAs the star of 'Outer Banks' Chase Stokes admits that environmental conservation is important to him — but is the star actually vegan?
BeyondPlastic Presents Awards to 13 Companies for Genius Plastic Alternative InnovationsBeyondPlastic just presented 13 awards to companies and organizations fighting plastic pollution through innovation and initiatives.
Is Microfiber Plastic? Here Are the Facts on Microfiber's SustainabilityMicrofiber fabrics are made from plastic, and they shed microplastics — here's everything you need to know about microfiber.
What’s the Best Toothpaste for the Environment?What’s the best toothpaste for the environment? Keep your oral hygiene routine clean for you and the planet.
New York Senate Passes Bill Banning Pet Stores From Selling Puppy Mill DogsThe New York State Senate has just passed a bill that would ban pet stores from selling dogs, cats, and rabbits.
What Is the Great Pacific Garbage Patch?Learn about the Great Pacific Garbage Patch — what it is, why it’s there, what we're doing about it, and more.
An Ocean Cleanup Crew Just Collected a Record Amount of Ocean Plastic From the GPGPOcean Voyages Institute's crew just collected 103 tons of ocean plastic on a 48-day mission at sea.
Celebrating Greta Thunberg’s 100th Week of Climate Strikes With 100 of Her Best MomentsGreta Thunberg is celebrating 100 weeks of her school strike for climate, a movement that has grown by the millions since 2018.
13-Year-Old Vegan Climate Activist Genesis Butler Is On a Mission to Make the World a Kinder Place — ExclusiveGenesis Butler is a vegan climate activist spreading kindness to all — check out our exclusive interview with the 13-year-old.