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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.
How Mutual Aid Creates a Gift Economy Through Free Stores, Community Fridges, and Buy Nothing GroupsFree stores, community fridges, free flea markets, and Buy Nothing groups all support a gift economy, reduce waste, and build community.
7 Fourth of July Nail Designs That Will Get You Feeling FestiveThe Fourth of July is an enormous annual summer celebration in the U.S., so consider kick-starting the festivities with these nail designs.
Harry Styles Concerts Leave Behind "Feathered Boa Massacre"Harry Styles fans love to wear feather boas to his concerts — but the feathers remain for weeks afterwards, becoming litter.
Three Therapy Dogs Receive "Dogtorate" Degrees from UMBThe University of Maryland, Baltimore held a special commencement ceremony to recognize three service dogs, awarding them "dogtorate" degrees.
Former Columbus Zoo Director Jack Hanna Is in "Advanced" Stage of Alzheimer's DiseaseZookeeper and former director of the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, Jack Hanna, has been in ill health since 2019. Here's an update on his status.
California Man Surprised with 200-Dog Parade for His 100th BirthdayDr. Robert Moore of San Jose loves dogs. And they love him back. About 200 pups showed up for Moore's 100-year-old birthday dog parade.
Are the Dinosaur Bones You See in Museums Real? The Answer Isn’t That SimpleChances are the dinosaur bones you see in museums are real, but they aren’t actually bones anymore.
How Much Are Dinosaur Bones Worth? Priceless to Scientists, but Millions to the RichDinosaur bones are being auctioned off to private buyers around the world, so what does this mean for the future of paleontology?
Paving Paradise: Man Shocked After Trees Are Clear Cut From Behind His ApartmentA creator documented his shock after someone clear cut trees from his apartment backyard. Deforestation like this contributes to climate change.
Woman Hatches Fertile Eggs From Trader Joe's Instead of Eating ThemIn a viral TikTok, @findingmom.me decides to hatch fertile eggs she purchased from Trader Joe's. Can you eat fertile eggs?
10 Facts You Should Know about JuneteenthOn June 19, 1865, Juneteenth was born, and it's now celebrated as the unofficial end of slavery in the United States. Here are 10 facts about the holiday.
Why Everyone Should “Adopt Don’t Shop”"Adopt, don't shop" is an important credo to follow if you're looking for a dog or cat to join your family — here's why.
These Biodegradable Burial Pods Will Turn You Into a TreeTraditional burial plots are outlandishly expensive and running short of space, so why not be buried as a tree?
Ideas for Taking Plastic Free July Beyond Reducing Single-Use PlasticHere are five ideas for taking Plastic Free July 2021 to the next level.
What is Bimini Road? The Lost City of Atlantis to Pseudoscience PipelineDecades ago, an underwater structure revitalized the hunt for an ancient city.
How Miyoko Schinner Is Moving on From Miyoko's Creamery (Exclusive)We caught up with Miyoko Schinner at the Vegan Women Summit to chat about Rancho Compasión, LEAP, and the legacy she wants to leave behind.
Couple Slammed for Giving Out Single-Use Phone Chargers in Wedding Gift BagsOne newlywed couple caught some flack giving wedding guests single-use phone chargers. Here's why that may not be a eco-friendly idea.
The Healing Power of Animal Sanctuaries: How These Havens Help Animals (Exclusive)Before visiting a zoo or aquarium consider spending time at an animal sanctuary instead. This article explains why they're a more ethical option.
Diving into Coral Reefs: Little-Known Fun Facts About These Underwater EcosystemsThese fun facts about coral reefs may surprise you. You already know coral reefs are beautiful, but they're so much more than that.
Celebrate Pride Month With Art: 5 Queer Artists to FollowPride Month is here, so what better way to celebrate queerness than with some art?
Robert Lanza and Biocentrism: Do Time and Space Really Only Exist in Our Minds?Is Robert Lanza’s theory of biocentrism credible? Some physicists disagree with the idea. Here's what you need to know.
Show Support for the LGBTQ+ Community With Eco-Conscious Pride ShoesTo celebrate Pride Month, sport some eco-conscious Pride shoes made with sustainable materials. We found stylish footwear from 5 top brands.
Wisconsin Is a Cyclist's Paradise: Check Out These Amazing Bike TrailsWisconsin bike trails are the perfect places to explore unique small towns and natural areas. Check out these five Wisconsin bike trails.
World Oceans Day Aims to Bring Our Attention to Our Planet's "Life Source"What is World Oceans Day exactly? This annual holiday aims to remind people all around the world of how important it is to protect our major oceans.