TrendingNewsPrince's Paisley Park Promises To Remain Meat-Free In His Honor

What can and can't be served at Paisley Park has been contested in the past, as Prince had very specific rules when he was alive. But on this issues, the museum and estate are standing strong.

By Aimee Lutkin
2 days ago
TrendingNewsIKEA Vows To Eliminate All Single-Use Plastic By 2020

Ikea announced multiple renewable targets that they plan to reach by 2030, which includes removing single-use plastic over the next few years, offering more home solar solutions, and to reduce their greenhouse gases by 80 percent compared to their levels in 2016.

By Brian Spaen
3 days ago
TrendingNewsThe Creative Way FIFA Is Offsetting The World Cup's Carbon Footprint

Millions of soccer fans around the world will travel to Russia this summer to watch The World Cup. FIFA is planning to minimize the event’s carbon footprint by asking fans to join an online campaign to reduce CO2. Fans who sign the pledge are eligible to win two tickets to the final game.

By Desiree Kaplan
4 days ago
TrendingNewsSolar Technology Costs Tumble Further With China's Industry Shifts

China is slowing down local growth in the solar industry, which may not sound like progress, but the entire world benefits. Lower costs from Chinese manufacturers exporting their products will create higher rates of installation around the world.

By Brian Spaen
5 days ago
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Pope Francis Brought Oil Executives To The Vatican And Demanded They Switch To Clean Energy

Pop Francis has been a vocal support of clean energy, and the need to take a stand against climate change before it's too late. Now, he's following up.

By Aimee Lutkin
6 days ago
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These Marine Scientists Are Finding Innovative Ways To Save The Coral Reefs

Could gene editing and "microfragmenting" help grow robust new reefs?

By Kristin Hunt
6 days ago
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Tokyo Announces Plan To Install Solar Roads In Time For 2020 Olympics

The installation of solar panels into our roadways could be world-changing, but the expense is still prohibitive. By introducing it before the Olympics, Tokyo is giving solar roads a chance to grow in popularity and perhaps lower in cost.

By Aimee Lutkin
7 days ago
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How Shipping Container Restaurants Became The Latest Food Craze

Shipping container restaurants are a sustainable, stylish, and cost-effective alternative to brick and mortar.

By Kristin Hunt
1 week ago
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Why This Dutch Town Installed Bat-Friendly LED Street Lights

To keep rare bat species in an area where they thrive, a community that's already created nearly 100 sustainable homes is changing their street lights. These new red LED bulbs will allow humans to continue operating at night while the bats can avoid it.

By Brian Spaen
1 week ago
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7 Easy Ways To Reduce Waste When You're Moving

Skip the packing peanuts and recycle, recycle, recycle.

By Kristin Hunt
1 week ago
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7 Eco-Friendly Products Perfect For Your Family Pet

Whether it's a talkative parrot, a slippery snake or just good old Fido, millions of people nowadays consider their pets part of the family. That's why we've rounded up seven green products for eco-conscious pet owners of every kind.

By Desiree Kaplan
1 week ago
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How to Build a Capsule Wardrobe, According To The Woman Who Invented It

Susie Faux, creator of the capsule wardrobe in the '70s, talks to Green Matters about the growing relevancy of the minimalist clothing movement she started.

By Nicole Caldwell
1 week ago
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World Oceans Day Helps Turn The Tide On Plastic Pollution

Today of all days, let's recognize and celebrate the great work being done to protect our oceans.

By Ethan Gelber
1 week ago
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Nature Preschools Offer Kids An Education Classrooms Can't

The rising popularity of nature preschools confirms it: The outdoors are essential for well-developed thinkers.

By Nicole Caldwell
2 weeks ago
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India's Prime Minister Announces Plan To Eliminate Single-Use Plastic By 2022

India is being praised for showing "world leadership" by instituting the ban, but UN officials warn we still need to do much more to keep plastics from running into the ocean and destroying marine life.

By Aimee Lutkin
2 weeks ago
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What Have The Climate Mayors Accomplished In The Past Year?

We spoke with Madeline Rogero, a Climate Mayor committed to meeting the Paris Agreement goals in Knoxville.

By Kristin Hunt
2 weeks ago
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European Commission Looks To Ban 10 Types Of Single-Use Plastic

The European Commission announced plans recently to further regulate single-use plastic, including outright banning certain items that have the most effect on marine pollution. These new rules would also require manufacturers to raise awareness and help with cleanup efforts.

By Brian Spaen
2 weeks ago
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Endangered Mountain Gorilla Population Is On The Rise Despite Challenges

Mountain gorillas remain an endangered species, but conservation efforts such as regulated tourism and habitat protection has increased their population over the last 35 years. It's jumped 25 percent in a specific African region in the past eight years.

By Brian Spaen
2 weeks ago