NYC's New Plant-Based Medicine Program Is Healing High Cholesterol and Obesity With More Plants and Less Medicine
Dr. Sapana Shah chats with Green Matters about Bellevue's new plant-based medicine program.
Dr. Sapana Shah chats with Green Matters about Bellevue's new plant-based medicine program.
The Humane Society plans to rehome each dog.
The 16-year-old Swedish activist doesn't believe the burden should fall on children.
China is slowly but surely reducing restrictions on cosmetic animal testing.
Plastic waste doesn't simply go "away."
As the Youth Climate Strike winds down, here are a few actions to continue helping the planet.
The brewery spent three years developing this adhesive.
The 16-year-old Swedish activist is a pioneer in the fight against climate change.
The CEOs of the two companies behind the neighborhood tell Green Matters about 3D-printed homes.
Here's how to get involved, whether or not you're a student.
Electric, not gas.
Maisie Green has knit more than 450 doggie coats and blankets for the shelter.
The program will officially kick off this fall, for all 1.1 million NYC public school students.
The Girl Scouts are about so much more than cookies.
It's a proposed ban on bans. Yup.
Bloomberg has a goal of shutting down every single coal-fired power plant in the U.S. by 2030.
These seven women from around the globe are are the ultimate eco inspiration.
The zero-waste shop is supposedly the first in the Middle East.
Meatballs and tacos and sliders, oh my!
The ban goes into effect immediately.
The new initiative will save 1 million pounds of plastic a year.
A new invention could save tens of thousands of pounds of plastic throws from sewers and landfills.
Just before his death, Wallace Smith Broecker shared his final words for the climate science community.
Ryan of Ryan's Recycling is the newest spokesperson for Recycle Across America.
Will guac still cost extra though?
We have the power to prevent a fishless ocean.
"Nature is where I feel the most comfortable," the model said.
Kitbull will have you wanting to run to your local animal shelter.
"Conscientious and informed consumers absolutely reject the exotic-skins trade," a representative for PETA tells Green Matters.
The festival will not sell or provide plastic drink bottles this year. Instead, attendees are encouraged to bring reusable bottles.
Etsy is trying to neutralize its shipping process.
Microplastics have officially affected animals living on the ocean floor.
A new study estimates that Earth has room for 1.2 trillion more trees — and that planting them could be the key to canceling out CO2 emissions.
Green Matters spoke with tentree's CEO to learn more about the company's mission and business model.
The U.K. rolled out a new "Fine to Flush" certification for wet wipes, and one brand has already come through with a flushable wipe.
Animal dissection could be a thing of the past in California if the new RAISE Act becomes law.
Eco-friendly Louis Vuitton and Christian Siriano designs lit up the red carpet at the 2019 Academy Awards.
A Fernandina Giant Tortoise and a Wallace's giant bee were recently discovered, after decades of humans thinking they were extinct.
The world's biggest shipping company is switching to renewable fuel.
Shaquille O’Neal, Shaun White, and Kyrie Irving are among the 14 athletes to invest in Beyond Meat and partner with the brand on its new campaign.
A new report ranks the most — and the least — eco-friendly toilet paper options on the market.
Since launching last year, Monarchs in the Rough has partnered with hundreds of golf courses to preserve monarch butterfly populations.
Australia will no longer allow new products to go on the market if they aren't cruelty-free.
Of the animals examined as part of a study, 75 percent of sea turtles have increased their populations.
So many exciting plant-based foods rolled out over the past week. Anyone else feeling hungry?
The Australian prime minister announced plans to instal nine forestry hubs across the country by 2030, which will help with climate change, forestry, and jobs.
The U.K. government is also streamlining household recycling and composting collections and introducing a bottle deposit return scheme.
Bill Gates demonstrated the ways humans cause climate change in a YouTuber-style video, featuring squishy toys and a pie chart.
China is reportedly working on sending a solar power station into orbit, which will be used as energy on earth.
The study's authors also shared tips that helped the 114 restaurants in the study reduce food waste.
This is a whole new definition to the term “corporate sustainability.”
Senate passed the Natural Resources Management Act, a milestone moment for land conservation in the U.S.
Satellite images prove that the Earth is now greener than ever before — thanks, in part, to aggressive tree-planting plans.
Hawaiian lawmakers are proposing a bill that would eventually ban many forms of single-use plastic.
More than 40 percent of insect species are on the path to extinction — here's how we can stop insect populations from declining.
Seoul's mayor hopes to shut down the city's two remaining dog slaughterhouses, and eventually, the shops that sell dog meat, too.
23-year-old Amarildo Silva uses his off-time to collect abandoned tires and upcycle them into pet beds.
IKEA recently rolled out new initiatives to help support a circular business, including a new refurbished furniture program.
The vacation spot recently passed a measure banning sunscreen containing two specific chemicals, both of which have been linked to harming coral reefs.
Lyft just announced a new feature called Green Mode, in which passengers can request to be picked up in electric cars.
An Australian city recently installed drainage nets in its water reserve, and the innovative filtration system has gone viral for being so simple yet brilliant.
The varieties of coffee that make up most of our consumption — along with a variety of others — are at risk of extinction, as per a new study.
Tech startup Ampaire is upcycling a Cessna airplane to run on electric power, and the company is hoping to be the first to operate an electric aircraft on a commercial airline.
This could mean a major change for the Great Barrier Reef.
Plastic pollution continues to be a huge problem for marine animals.
Since 2013, the efforts to divert 100 percent of the tournament waste to recycling, composing, donation, reuse, or the creation of energy has kept more than 6.4 million pounds of materials out of the landfill and onto their next best use.
Of course, a waffle cone is the most sustainable option when it comes to enjoying your ice cream!
Some of the biggest producers of single-use plastic are coming together to make it a thing of the past.
Find out what causes a polar vortex, and how you can properly prepare for it.
Even with the government up and running again, the future at Joshua Tree National Park is bleak.
If the bill passes, those convicted could face up to seven years in prison.
The youth know that they’re the future — so they’re fighting for the future they deserve.
These high school students managed to tackle two major problems at once.
Seaworld has a long way to go — but it’s finally making right by Shamu.
This is just one of the many ways they’ll incorporate sustainability into the Olympic games.
You're not the only one to undergo a significant — and maybe even shocking — transformation during the past decade.
The “alliance” is made up of 26 major companies.
The Oceans are warming at an even faster rate than the United Nations guessed they would just five years ago.
This new initiative out of Scotland is simple: You’re already walking your dog, may as well pick up litter while you’re at it.
Should the bill pass, consumers would not only eliminate waste but will also be protected from toxins that often coat the receipts.
It’s taken about half a decade, but New York City’s ban on all things foam is finally effective.
After The Ocean Cleanup’s System 001 broke down cleaning The Great Pacific Garbage Patch, it’s more important than ever for us to do our part.
Many people make the mistake of tossing natural Christmas trees away because they're biodegradable -- it actually harms that process in landfills. There are easy ways to recycle these trees, even for those that have opted for the artificial variety.
Polling released by the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication shows that 81 percent of respondents support the Green New Deal.
A new study suggests that the “cleanest” way to commute in a city is to take a bike.
Norway has banned palm oil-based biofuel, taking a major step towards protecting the rainforest.
Milan shares their ambitious plan to fight for a greener future for its citizens.
Costa Rica just had a major clean energy milestone: They went 300 days using only renewable energy.
There are 1.5 billion less plastic bags in circulation in Australian after two major supermarket chains banned their use.
Dr. David Vaughan had plans to retire but called them off after he discovered a way to restore dying coral reefs — by accident.
The nonprofit and grocery store chain will collaborate on reducing food and packaging waste, and offering more sustainable food options.
The giant postcard urges world leaders to take action on climate change, and it may just have set a Guinness World Record.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and other progressive politicians are pushing for this legislation. But what does it do?
The orphaned orangutans must pass a test at the end of their schooling to prove they've been rehabilitated and can do things like build nests, identify natural enemies, and forage for food.
The government will shut down most of its coal plants by the end of the year and halt new licenses on drilling and fracking to achieve this target.
It's the first time a utility and its regulators have replaced power plants with a renewable energy source.
Could robots hold the key to saving Tasmania's vulnerable swift parrots?
Narberth, Penn. is the first town in the state to regulate single-use plastics, and it's all thanks to Troop 7885.
Research suggests the trash pricing system is having an positive impact in the Granite State.
Donate your money and time to these nonprofits assisting Californians through the devastating Camp, Woosley, and Hill fires.
The sustainable exercise machine from SportsArt produces renewable energy with each workout.
Collins Dictionary says there's been a fourfold increase in the usage of the word since 2013, partly due to increased news coverage surrounding environmental issues.
Boston and Norfolk are two of the U.S. cities managing rising sea levels and increased flooding with brand new parks.
The Twin Cities have won the American Cities Climate Challenge, granting them $2.5 million to implement eco-friendly initiatives.
Through this financial support, Hansjörg Wyss's foundation hopes to conserve 30 percent of the planet by 2030.
Starting in 2020, sunscreens containing any of the 10 chemicals linked to coral bleaching will be banned from the small island nation.
The nonprofit is inviting supporters to name newly identified forest mice and salamanders, through an auction that supports their habitats.
Thanks to the enforcement of the Montreal Protocol, the ozone is now on track to heal partially by 2030, and completely by 2060.
Once an abandoned space, The Underline is a 10-mile park that aims to connect communities in Miami.
A city in Indonesia is encouraging people to recycle by giving out free bus passes to people who bring in their plastic waste.
Thanks to deals with Madewell and a new series of funding, Summersalt is set to expand its eco-friendly operations.
The garden will supply fresh produce for Soufra, a catering and food truck business started by female Palestinian refugees in Lebanon.
Research from the US SIF Foundation shows investors are pushing for climate and carbon solutions.
UPS is going back to its roots with a modern twist. The package delivery company is testing out a new program in Seattle that will have messengers delivering packages via a cargo eBike.
The red-crowned parrot has been an accidental Los Angeles native for decades. But what if we intentionally brought threatened animals to urban habitats?
Thanks to regulations like the Clean Air Act and federal and state rules on vehicle emissions less people are dying from air pollution according to a new study.
One Danish architect shows us what the future could look like in a new project experimenting with "living architecture" and how urban environments may interact with nature someday.
HP and IKEA are the latest brands to join NextWave Plastics, an initiative to make ocean-bound plastics into products.
The U.K. government will ban these single-use plastic items sometime between October 2019 and 2020, but the public can comment before then.
A new app called Tap wants to help you save money and the planet by buying less bottled water.
The Netherlands hub is using ship tracking technology and hybrid fuel to hit the UN's recommendations.
The 13th smallest nation on the planet will become home to the world's largest microgrid, a development that could help them run on 70 percent clean energy by 2050.
The food services company will also make plastic straws request only, and ban polystyrene foam containers by 2025.
The company took its own ocean-cleaning system out into the Caribbean Sea to eliminate a garbage patch near Honduras.
Disney World is almost done with its brand new solar facility. But that's not the only update to Disney's theme parks.
For the first time ever, the airline flew on LanzaTech jet fuel derived from industrial waste on steel mills.
A new study suggests that a fungal extract could immunize honey bees against two major viruses, and help combat the plunge in bee populations.
Only 10 percent of the ancient Hambach Forest in Germany is left, but a Berlin-based nonprofit search engine wants to buy the remaining land for more than $1 million to save it from further mining.
By banning the sale of fossil-fueled cars and making electric vehicles cheaper, the European country hopes to improve air quality.
The seafood restaurant chain will make plastic straws available only by request next month, and eventually replace them with an eco-friendly alternative.
This tubing system could halve the Great Pacific Garbage Patch in five years, and it's finally ready for its first journey.
The Paramore singer's cruelty-free Good Dye Young haircare is now available at Sephora's online shops.
As of Oct. 1, a new law in Austin requires local eateries to dispose of food waste in a responsible manner.
The Ukrainian government has transformed the former nuclear power plant into a functioning solar-electric farm.
The new facility from 80 Acre Farms will grow fresh produce without pesticides and with minimal water year-round.
The tiger population in Nepal has nearly doubled since 2009 thanks to better protections for the endangered species.
Google has started estimating greenhouse gas emissions for individual cities as a way for community leaders to focus and improve local climate programs.
The hawksbill turtle had an excellent month, as hundreds of hatchlings made their way into the Pacific Ocean.
Dozens of large companies have pledged to report and reduce their food waste, in order to help the UK reach a wider UN goal.
S'well and New York City are partnering on the BRING IT campaign, designed to encourage teens to ditch single-use plastic bottles.
This Rutgers-developed wearable could analyze air particles and river quality for potential contaminants.