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- 'MasterChef Ecuador' is currently facing controversy from conservationists and animal lovers alike, after chefs used wild and endangered species.
What Is 1-Bromopropane, and Why Is It So Dangerous?What is 1-bromopropane? For the first time in three decades, the chemical, which is found in dry cleaning, stain removers, adhesives and cleaners
8.5 Million Gallons of Spilled Sewage in Southern California Forced Several Beaches to CloseAbout 8.5 million gallons of raw sewage were spilled in Southern California, which led to the emergency closing of several major beaches statewide.
KFC Is Now Offering Beyond Fried Chicken at All U.S. RestaurantsKFC and Beyond Meat are now offering Beyond Fried Chicken, an entirely plant-based alternative, at all 4,000 KFCs in the U.S.
King Tides Have Been Flooding the San Francisco Area — Here’s What That MeansSan Francisco and the rest of the Bay Area are being slammed with floods because of king tides — here's what that means and why it's important.
The Southern Ocean Is Absorbing More Carbon Than We Thought, New Research FindsAlthough it's always been known that the ocean absorbs carbon from the atmosphere, it turns out it's more of a carbon sink than we previously thought.
Desmond Tutu Had an Eco-Friendly Burial With Water CremationWhat is aquamation? The late Desmond Tutu opted to have his body go through aquamation, as it's one of the most eco-friendly burial methods.
After Going Extinct in the Wild, the Tequila Splitfin Is Being ReintroducedThe tequila splitfin is a fish that hails from Mexico. It went completely extinct in the wild a few years back, but now it's being reintroduced.
These New Animal Species Have Been Discovered in 2021Researchers have already discovered plenty of new species in 2021.
The Bird Flu Resurgence in Northern Israel Could Potentially Lead to Another PandemicIn 2020, bird flu was confirmed in the U.K. and Europe. Now yet another outbreak has slammed Gailee, infecting thousands of chickens nationwide.
Family of Two Moves Into 3D-Printed House Thanks to Habitat for Humanity (Exclusive)Habitat for Humanity is now using 3D-printing technology to build sustainable, concrete, 3D-printed houses in the U.S.
Biologists E.O. Wilson and Thomas Lovejoy Pass Away, Leaving Behind Incredible LegaciesE.O. Wilson and Thomas Lovejoy both passed away over Christmas, and both left behind incredible scientific legacies.
January’s Coral Bleaching Will Be the Fourth Event of Its Kind in Seven YearsWhat is coral bleaching? January 2022 could see the fourth coral bleaching event in seven years, which could leave devastating effects worldwide.
How to Catch a Glimpse of the Christmas Comet, for a Merry and Bright HolidayIf your version of a holiday miracle is a celestial phenomenon, step outside and check out the Christmas comet, which will be visible on Dec. 25.
Upwards of 25,000 Tons of Discarded Home Batteries Are Scattered Across GazaGaza had endured relentless power outages, so home batteries seemed like a good solution. But it turns out they pose serious environmental risks.
Almost 15 Years Later, Here’s What Happened With Michael Vick’s Dogfighting RingAlmost 15 years after NFL player Michael Vick was exposed for running a massive dogfighting ring, we're retelling the story of what happened.
Here’s What Causes Super Typhoons, Like the One That Slammed the Philippines Last WeekWhat causes a super typhoon? On Dec. 16 and 17, several islands in the Philippines were slammed by super typhoon Rai, which has an major death toll
High Levels of Diesel Fuel Were Discovered in Oahu Drinking WaterIs the Navy poisoning Hawaii's drinking water? Those living in Oahu's military base have unfortunately been ingesting high levels of disel.
It Looks Like New Zealand's Cigarette Ban May Actually Go Through By 2022Is New Zealand imposing a smoking ban? Here's what you should know about the recent proposal, intended to improve environmental and human health.
Elon Musk Finally Sold off His Last Mansion, to Live In His Tiny Home Full-TimeElon Musk of Tesla and SpaceX now lives in a prefabricated tiny house for his primary residence, costing the multibillionaire just $250 per month.
Comet Leonard: When Will It Be Visible, How to Watch It, and MoreWhen will Comet Leonard be visible? The celestial phenomenon is taking place this month, so be prepared for the ultimate stargazing experience.
Amazon Deforestation Connected to Popular Fashion Brands’ Leather UseDeforestation in the Amazon rainforest is primarily due to the cattle ranching industry — and many fashion brands source leather from the Amazon.
White Rhino Populations Are Declining Quickly — but How Many of Them Are There Left?White rhino populations have been plummeting for quite some time, though conservation efforts are still being made to repopulate them in Rwanda.
Vaquitas: The Beloved Species That May Soon Be ExtinctHow many vaquitas are left? The marine mammal that's known as "the smiling panda of the sea" may soon be extinct, if conservation measures aren't taken.
Although They Aren’t Classified as Hazardous, Nurdles Are Just as Dangerous as Oil SpillsWhat are nurdles used for? Although the plastic pellets have an equal environmental impact to oil spills, they are not considered hazardous.
The Vancouver Floods Have Separated the City From the Rest of CanadaWhat is happening in the British Columbian city of Vancouver? Unfortunately, major ongoing floods have separated the city from the rest of Canada.
U.S. Sells Leases to Drill in Gulf of Mexico to ExxonMobil, BP, Et Al.The Gulf of Mexico lease sale will allow companies to drill for oil and gas within 80 million acres in the Gulf.
Will Releasing Radioactive Water From 2011 Fukushima Disaster Harm the Pacific Ocean?Why is Japan releasing water from the 2011 Fukushima disaster into the Pacific Ocean? It could ultimately make for an environmental travesty.
Air Pollution in India Is So Bad That Schools Are Actually ClosingIndia is suffering from major environmental and public health issues — as air pollution continues to skyrocket, the sky is being flooded with smog.
Hundreds in Egypt Injured After Major Storms Summon Scorpion AttacksWhy did storms in Egypt cause massive scorpion attacks? Hundreds of people were injured and at least three have been killed as of publication.
'Dolphin Tale' Star, Winter, Sadly Died In Captivity This WeekWho was Winter the dolphin and how old was she? The famous marine mammal starred in "Dolphin Tale" and lived in captivity, before she passed away.
As COP26 Wraps Up, Here's What You Need to Know About COP27This year’s Conference of the Parties will conclude on November 12. Next year’s conference will start November 7 and will take place in Egypt.
Yikes — Alpine Glaciers Are Melting So Much That WWI Tunnels Are Being ExposedHistorians are excited — yet terrified — that melting alpine glaciers are revealing previously buried WWI tunnels, and other artifacts from the time.
BIPOC Activists Were Reportedly Shut Out From Watching Obama Speak at COP26Obama’s COP26 speech focused on what action has been taken since the signing of the Paris Agreement six years ago, as well as on what action needs to be taken.
Crocs Is Encouraging You to Donate Clothes for a Free Pair of KicksComfort shoe company, Crocs, established a new program with online thrift store, thredUP, which encourages you to donate old clothes for store credit.
Here’s Everything You Need to Know About the Invasive Joro SpiderBetween what it looks like and if it's dangerous, here's what to know about the Joro spider, a newly identified as an invasive species in the U.S.
Bryan Cranston, Rashida Jones, and Other Celebs Narrate 'Animal' Docuseries on Netflix'Animal' on Netflix chronicles eight wild animals and their families, and is narrated by some awesome celebrities.
Indigenous Communities Have Been Forced to Relocate To Areas Heavily Impacted by Climate ChangeResearchers at several universities published a study on how Indigenous communities were forced to relocate to areas impacted by climate change.
Canada Has Officially Banned Coal Shipments From the U.S.Although travel between U.S. and Canada is allowed again, the northernmost North American country is banning coal shipments.
Watch: David Attenborough Calls Out Polluters in COP26 SpeechDavid Attenborough’s COP26 speech calls for climate action from those in power, and calls for hope from concerned folks.
The California Condor Species May Be Saved via Asexual ReproductionThe journey to save the California condor has been a long one, but scientists made an incredible discovery they may be able to reproduce asexually.
Even Though It Isn’t Expected to Touch Land, Tropical Storm Wanda Is Making HistoryWhy is Tropical Storm Wanda making history? Even though it isn't expected to hit land any time soon, it's making history for a devastating reason.
Space Launches Impact the Environment Differently, Depending on the Fuel TypeWhat is the environmental impact of a space launch? The environmental impact can vary based on the rocket, but the emissions can be incredibly high.
Turkey’s Lake Tuz Has Officially Dried Up, and You Can Probably Guess WhyUnfortunately Turkey's Lake Tuz has officially dried up due to farming, and — you guessed it — climate change. Here's what we know right now.
Which Panda Express Has Beyond Orange Chicken? The Vegan Offering Is Now Sold in 70 CitiesWhich Panda Express locations offer Beyond Orange Chicken? The fast food restaurant, famous for its Orange Chicken, is now offering a vegan version.
A 4.7 Magnitude Earthquake Hit North of San Simeon, Calif. Last NightEarthquakes are no stranger to California, so unfortunately, we weren't surprised when we heard a 4.7 magnitude earthquake hit San Simeon last night.
We Are “Way Off Track” to Achieve Paris Agreement’s Goals, Says UN Greenhouse Gas ReportThe latest greenhouse gas news proves that humanity has not yet done nearly enough to end the climate crisis — just in time for COP26.
What Is a Nor’Easter, and Why Is It Connected to Climate Change?What is a nor'easter? The Eastern Seaboard is currently being slammed by a major storm that is unfortunately somewhat connected to climate change.
African Elephants Are Evolving Without Tusks, Which Is Affecting Population NumbersAfter hundreds of years of humans poaching the African elephant, the gorgeous creatures have started evolving without their iconic ivory tusks.
Florida to Stop Planting Palm Trees, to Do More for the Climate CrisisAre palm trees native to Florida? And are they actually trees? The Sunshine State may stop planting them for now, to do more to combat climate change.