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- With billions in funding, the proposed Lead and Copper Rule Improvements mandate removal of all lead pipes from U.S. water systems.
One Man's Gory Tale of A Spider Laying Eggs in His Toe Might Not Be TrueA British man said a spider laid eggs in his toe while he was on a cruise, but biologists say this is false. Here's more on the icky story.
Unilever Sells 1,700 Single-Use Product Pouches Every Second, Ignoring Plastic Reduction PledgeIs Unilever committed to phasing out single-use plastics? A Greenpeace report shows otherwise, despite the corporation's environmental pledges.
Ahead of COP28, Reports That Sultan Al Jaber Is Resigning Turn Out to Be Fake NewsThe chief executive of ADNOC, Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, will lead the COP28 climate talks despite allegations of his pushing oil interests.
Freighter Ship Stuck in Detroit River Has Been Freed — Here's Why It Got StuckA freighter ship departing from Canada and headed to Italy was stuck in the Detroit River. Here's what to know about the situation.
Hurricane Otis Leaves Acapulco Grappling with Trash Mountains and Public Health NightmareAcapulco was hit by a Category 5 hurricane in October 2023. In the wake of the storm, piles of garbage are causing concerns about a possible public health crisis.
Mistakes Aren't a Waste! Pacifica Is Selling Holiday Products with Typos For an Eco-Friendly Cause (Exclusive)Clean beauty brand Pacifica's charitable "One Typo = One Tree" campaign will feature holiday products with packaging typos. Little mistakes shouldn't create waste!
Birth of a Baby Sumatran Rhino Provides Hope for the Critically Endangered Species’ FutureIn Indonesia, a baby Sumatran rhino was just born at a sanctuary, which is another huge win for the critically endangered species.
Investigative Animal Rights Documentary 'Christspiracy' Aims to Expose a "2,000-Year Cover-Up"Kip Andersen and Kameron Waters' investigative documentary 'Christspiracy' aims to expose the exploitative relationship between religion and animals.
Thanksgiving Glorifies the Abhorrent Colonization of Indigenous PeoplesThanksgiving has been observed for over 400 years — but the true story behind the holiday is far more grim. Thanksgiving is bad for a number of reasons.
Wilcox Ice Cream Recalled Due to Possible Listeria Outbreak — Details HereListeria is a foodborne illness that could be fatal for people at high risk. Here's the latest on listeria outbreaks in ice cream that you need to know.
After a Person Dies, CDC Issues Major Fruit Recall Due to Listeria ContaminationPeaches, plums, and nectarines sold in 2022 and 2023 are part of a fruit recall due to listeria. One person died and 10 were hospitalized from the contaminated fruit.
"Human Pollution Is Causing Mass Extinction" — Climate Activists Protest at the Museum of Natural History and GuggenheimDuring protests held at two famous New York City museums, protesters from Extinction Rebellion demanded that the museums take a stand against climate change.
The Turkeys the President Pardons Have a Better Fate Than Those in the SlaughterhouseThe turkeys who the president pardons each Thanksgiving are treated to a fate better than the slaughterhouse — but it's still not ideal for the animals.
Sailors Are Attempting to Deter Orcas From Attacking Boats With Heavy MetalOrca whales near the Iberian Peninsula are sinking boats on purpose! Here's why they may have adopted this behavior, explained.
Carriage Driver Ian McKeever Charged in Death of Horse, Ryder — Details HereFollowing the tragic death of Ryder, a carriage horse, in August 2022, former carriage driver Ian McKeever has been charged with overdriving.
Matts Creek Wildfire in Virginia Continues to Burn as Smoke and Haze Impact Air QualityIn 2023, a wildfire in Virginia dubbed the "Matts Creek wildfire" continues to burn and affect the air quality of the state. Here's what to know.
Greta Thunberg Pleads Not Guilty for Protesting a London Oil ConferenceGreta Thunberg joined in a major protest of the oil industry in London, where she was arrested — and subsequently appeared in court to plead not guilty.
Colombia Begins Sterilizing Pablo Escobar's Hippos After They Are Declared InvasiveLate drug kingpin Pablo Escobar brought hippos to Colombia for his private zoo. Authorities struggle to decide what to do with the invasive species.
After Escaped Lion Roams Italian Town for Five Hours, Mayor Calls For End to Animals in CircusesKimba the lion escaped his enclosure at an Italian circus, prompting the town's mayor to call for circuses to end animal exploitation. Here's what happened to the escaped lion.
Mysterious Scandals Surround Mystic Monk Coffee and the Carmelite Monks Who Make ItStories are circulating the internet about a Mystic Monk Coffee scandal surrounding the brand and the Carmelite monks who produce it.
Major Volcano Is About to Erupt in Iceland: "Residents MUST Evacuate Their Homes"With a volcano expected to erupt in mid-November 2023, coastal residents in Iceland are fleeing and may lose their homes. Here's what we know.
Several Pet Food Brands Recalled Due to Possible Salmonella Contamination in 2023Multiple pet food brands have recalled their products in 2023 due to possible salmonella contamination. Here's what you should know.
Cantaloupes Recalled Across 10 States for Potential Salmonella ContaminationThousands of cantaloupes were recalled first in September 2023, then November 2023 for possible salmonella contamination. Here's what to know.
Spain's Drought Is Causing Olive Oil Prices to SkyrocketThanks to climate problems like drought and storms in Spain two years in a row, olive oil supplies are down and prices are up.
Two Years After Falling off a Scottish Cliff, Fiona the Sheep Was Rescued — but She Isn't Quite FreeFarmers in Scotland were able to rescue Fiona the sheep who had been stranded at the bottom of a cliff for at least two years. Now some aren't happy about her new accommodations.
Is NYC Undergoing a Science-Fiction Experiment? Why Green Slime Is Emerging From SewersWhat could the green liquid coming from city sewers have been? Social media users found a likely explanation for a weird occurrence.
Climate Protesters Take Hammers to Glass Protecting Famous Velázquez PaintingTwo Just Stop Oil protesters were arrested on Nov. 6, 2023, for vandalizing Diego Velázquez's "Rokeby Venus" painting.
A Canadian Millionaire Is Building 99 Tiny Homes In His Community to Help the Unhoused (Exclusive)A project to build 99 tiny homes in Canada is helping unhoused community members, but some critics say it's unhealthy for the residents to be so cut off from the rest of society.
Ontario Man Hopes to Break Record for World's Biggest Zucchini With 8-Foot GourdA gardener in Ontario, Canada, believes he has grown the world's largest zucchini. His giant vegetable measure 8 feet, 4.79 inches.
Sixth-Grader Awarded $25,000 for Inventing New Smoke Detector That Sends Alert to Your PhoneShanya Gill, a sixth-grader, won a youth science award for her invention using thermal imaging to detect fires. Here's how it works.
Tyson Foods Recalls Nearly 30,000 Pounds of Chicken Nuggets in 2023: Check Your FreezerIn 2023, Tyson Foods recalled almost 30,000 pounds of chicken nuggets after metal was found in some patties. Here's what to know.
Library Made of 45,000 Recycled Plastic Bottles Opens in Underserved Community in Ghana (Exclusive)The Sankofa Centre is a multimedia library made of recycled plastic bottles, serving the children of Kokrobite, Ghana.
These Parents Are Suing Orbeez After Water Beads Hospitalized and Killed KidsAt least one child has died and others have been injured due to water bead toys like Orbeez. Now, a class action lawsuit has been filed against Orbeez by a group of parents.
Australian Woman Charged With Killing 3 in-Laws After Feeding Them Death Cap MushroomsErin Patterson was charged with three counts of murder and five counts of attempted murder in the death cap mushroom poisoning case.
Meet the U.K.'s Biggest Good Boy: A 7-Foot Turkish Malakli Named AbuStanding at 7 feet 2 inches on his hind legs and weighing 252 pounds, Abu, a Turkish Malakli, is the U.K.'s biggest dog.
Pig Heart Transplant Recipient, Lawrence Faucette, Passes Away Six Weeks After SurgeryLawrence Faucette has died, six weeks after receiving a pig heart transplant.
You Might Be Able to Get Your 2024-2025 Nasal Flu Vaccine From Your CouchIn October 2023, AstraZeneca announced that the FDA is reviewing an option for consumers to get a nasal flu vaccine at home.
With Help From Billie Eilish, Gucci Launches Its First Vegan HandbagMusician Billie Eilish, who is also vegan, is using her influence to promote Gucci's new plant-based handbag, made from a new material.
92-Year-Old Becomes Oldest Person to Hike Grand Canyon Rim-to-RimIt wasn't the first time Alfredo Aliaga tackled the Grand Canyon rim-to-rim hike. However, at age 92, he may have set the record for the oldest person to complete the strenuous hike.
Woman Buys House for £1 and Shares Incredible Renovation JourneySee the amazing photos of the house Maxine Sharples got in Liverpool for £1 and then renovated herself.
After an Incredible Life, the World's Oldest Living Dog, Bobi, Dies at 31Bobi held the record for the world's oldest living dog — as well as the oldest dog to have ever lived — until his death in 2023.
Space Junk Is Changing the Atmosphere in Mysterious Ways, and May Be a Bigger Problem Than We ThoughtA study revealed that metal space junk from inactive satellites, rockets, and other debris can be changing the Earth's atmosphere as it vaporizes upon reentry.
Student Dies of Heart Attack After Drinking Panera Charged LemonadeA lawsuit claims Panera should have warned consumers of its Charged Lemonade's caffeine content after a student died.
Dogs Could Soon Transmit the Deadly Parasite Leishmania to Humans in U.S.More cases of the tropical parasitic disease leishmaniasis are showing up in the U.S. Here are some pictures of leishmaniasis and signs to look for.
Research Finds This One Simple Habit Shift Before Surgery Can Help With RecoveryA new study shows that walking before surgery can help reduce post-operation complications. Here's what you should know.
Some People Are Using "Dimple Makers" — but Are These Safe? Plastic Surgeons Weigh InPeople on the internet are giving themselves dimples with little contraptions called dimple makers. However, doctors warn that this could come with risks.
Is California Banning Skittles? The State Is Banning Four Major Candy IngredientsA California bill prohibits four ingredients found in many treats, but Skittles are not impacted. Here's what the state is banning and when.
Professional Martial Artist Faces Off With Kangaroo To Save His Beloved DogAn Australian man got the surprise of his life when a massive kangaroo put his dog in a headlock. He fought the kangaroo to save his dog.
Beer Lovers Have a New Reason to Fear Climate ChangeThe quality and taste of beer is changing due to global warming's impact on the growing season for hops, the key ingredient to beer's taste.