Stay updated on the latest news and developments in the world of sustainability, climate change, and environmental issues.
- The Kentucky Derby has been celebrated for many years — but is the annual event actually cruel to horses? How many horse deaths have there been?
The Kentucky Derby Has a Dark History of Horse AbuseAlthough the Kentucky Derby is a widely celebrated holiday in the U.S., it unsurprisingly has a very dark and extensive history of horse abuse.
Another Bird Flu Outbreak Is Perpetuating the Egg ShortageThere is a major egg shortage right now, thanks to ongoing bird flu outbreaks.
Many Blue Holes Have Been Discovered in the Ocean — but What Are They, Really?What is a blue hole in the ocean? Many have been discovered around the world, with the most recent found just off the coast of Mexico's Yucatan.
Why Climate Activists Are Protesting France Changing the Retirement Age (Exclusive)In France, climate activists are fighting against the proposed new retirement age.
Report Names Ohio River the Second Most Endangered U.S. River, Because It’s So ContaminatedWhy is the Ohio River so contaminated? In a report from American Rivers, it was listed as the second-most endangered river in the U.S.
Netflix's 'Chimp Empire': Director James Reed on the Unique Personalities and Relationships of Chimpanzees (Exclusive)What is Netflix's 'Chimp Empire' about? Director James Reed spoke with Green Matters about how the docuseries highlights the Ngogo tribe.
Teach Your Preschoolers Sustainability Through Earth Day CraftsLooking to teach sustainability to your kids? Whether you're a teacher or parent, teach eco-friendliness, specifically to your preschoolers, through various activities and crafts.
The Great Pacific Garbage Patch Now Has Its Own Ecosystem... GrossThe Great Pacific Garbage Patch has grown so much, and it's become such a permanent entity, that it now has its own flourishing ecosystem... joy.
Germany No Longer Uses Nuclear Energy, After Closing Its Last Three PlantsGermany no longer uses nuclear energy after closing its last three plants, which is a major clean energy win.
Sanctuary Owner Ashley DiFelice Faces 17 Animal Cruelty Charges for Severe Neglect (Exclusive)Ashley DiFelice left the animals of Twist of Fate Farm and Sanctuary to starve to death. We spoke with the woman who discovered this neglect.
Behind Carole Baskin’s Decision to Close Her Infamous Big Cat RescueJoe Exotic is likely celebrating from his prison cell, over the news that Carole Baskin's Big Cat Rescue in Florida is officially closing its doors.
Here's How You Can Mindfully Dispose of All Your Leftover Easter EggsCan you recycle easter eggs? Stay tuned for instructions on how to properly and mindfully dispose of all your leftover plastic and real painted eggs.
Why Conservationists Are Fighting to Protect Georgia’s Okefenokee National Wildlife RefugeThe Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge is considered a highly biodiverse site, but it may be in danger with an upcoming mining project.
Seasonal Affective Disorder Could Be to Blame for Your Wintertime Mood ChangesWhat is seasonal affective disorder? Mood changes are often linked to the darker, shorter days of winter, which is commonly referred to as SAD.
With Less Than 20 Left in the Wild, the Vaquita Could Be Extinct Soon — Here's WhyThe porpoise found in the Gulf of California has declined in population exponentially since its discovery in 1958. But why is the vaquita endangered?
Show Your Love For the Planet By Using These Earth Day Instagram CaptionsIf you're looking to show your appreciation for Mother Earth this Earth Day, we've come up with some solid Instagram captions to augment your feed.
OPEC+ Cuts Daily Oil Production, Causing Oil Prices to Rise SharplyOil prices were dropping for a while — but suddenly, they have sharply risen, in response to OPEC+ cutting its daily oil production by 1.66 million barrels.
What Is a Climate Disadvantaged Community? Many NYC Neighborhoods to Receive Climate FundsWhat does it mean to be climate disadvantaged? Several NYC neighborhoods have been identified as such, and will receive climate funds.
New Research: A Healthy Plant-Based Diet Lowers Risk of Cancer, Premature Death, and More (Exclusive)A healthy plant-based diet can help prevent cancer, cardiovascular disease, and early mortality, according to new research.
New Yorker Rescues Dog Dumped in NYC Subway Station, Thanks to an Instagram Post (Exclusive)After seeing an Instagram post about an abandoned dog, New Yorker Heather Hamm rescued the sweet puppy, and has taken her home.
Another Train Derails and Spills Hazardous Materials: This Time, in Rural North DakotaA train has derailed in Wyndmere, North Dakota, spilling dangerous materials in the rural area.
From Abandoned to Acclaimed: How Chernobyl's Dogs are Becoming Key Players in Nuclear ResearchDiscover how the dogs of Chernobyl are revolutionizing our understanding of radiation exposure in this shocking and informative article!
Though Solar Geoengineering May Curb Climate Change, Countries Like Mexico Have Banned ItEven though solar engineering could ultimately save us from climate change, countries such as Mexico have banned it entirely.
Recent Chemical Spill in Philadelphia Suburb Sparks Worry Over Drinking Water SupplyAfter a chemical spill took place in Philadelphia, authorities are monitoring for water contamination.
Yet Another New Mosquito Species Detected in Florida, Continuing a Concerning TrendFlorida has welcomed a new species of mosquito, called the Culex lactator — which not only continues a worrying trend — but also could carry disease.
5 Planets Will Be Visible in This Month's Parade of Planets: How to WatchA parade of planets will take over the night sky in late March 2023 — here's how to see it.
“Ghost Lakes” Are Likely to Become Increasingly Common With Climate ChangeWhat is a ghost lake? The state of California is home to a lake that dried up 80 years ago, but recently came back to life with recent rainfall.
Flint Water Crisis: A Judge Has Finally Ordered Michigan to Pay That $600 Million SettlementThe Flint water crisis has resulted in a settlement of $600 from the state of Michigan, plus a few million dollars from other culprits.
Pakistan and Afghanistan's Damage From the March 2023 Earthquake (Updates)In March 2023, a magnitude-6.5 earthquake shook Pakistan and Afghanistan, resulting in some damage, fatalities, and injuries.
UN Publishes Final, Harrowing Chapter of IPCC Climate Report: "Climate Justice Is Crucial"The UN and IPCC published the final chapter of its major climate report, known as the Synthesis Report, in March 2023.
California Residents Fear Oncoming Floods, With Pine Flat Reservoir Water Levels RisingPine Flat reservoir's water levels are rising behind the Pine Flat Dam — so much so, that residents are concerned.
A Bird Flu Vaccine for Humans Is Now in the Works — Just in CaseA bird flu vaccine for humans is now at the ready, just in case the avian flu begins to worsen.
How to Get Hired for the World’s Cutest Job, as a Professional “Bear Hugger” in New MexicoYou can now become a "bear hugger" in New Mexico, for the sake of conservation.
Minnesota’s Nuclear Leak From November 2022 Is Still Being Cleaned Up, Four Months LaterIn Nov. 22, Xcel reported a nuclear leak to the NRC, at its Monticello Nuclear Generating Plant, which is just outside of Minneapolis, Minn.
Dallas Experiences Rolling Blackouts, Thanks to Ongoing StormsRolling blackouts in Dallas are the result of ongoing storms slamming the Texas city right now.
Why Do Trains Keep Derailing? And How Can It Be Prevented?When trains derail, the aftermath can be catastrophic. Many trains carry hazardous materials, making derailments more dangerous, which is why prevention is critical to environmental and human health and safety.
Recent HelloFresh Decision Highlights the Issue of Monkey Labor in ThailandOngoing PETA investigations have forced companies such as HelloFresh to stop supplying Thai coconut milk, because of ties to monkey labor.
200 Million Meals Have Been Diverted From Landfills via Too Good to Go (Updates)One of the restaurant industry's greatest downfalls is inevitably wasting food, and Too Good to Go is an app that delivers surplus food items.
This Year’s Sargassum Seaweed Forecast Stinks — LiterallyThe 2023 sargassum seaweed forecast is looking pretty bleak — what started invading Florida beaches this week has spread across the Atlantic.
The Audubon Society Considered a Name Change, Because of Its Namesake’s Bad ReputationThe namesake of the National Audubon Society (NAS), John Audubon, was evidently quite racist — so the organization was considering changing its name.
The Willow Project Was Approved — Here's Why That's BadSoon, an Alaskan drilling operation will be the largest oil production site on U.S. soil, seemingly a backward move for curbing climate change.
Greenwashy Pembina Pipeline Project to Be Constructed on Indigenous LandCanada-based gas company, Pembina Pipeline, is likely going to move forward with its latest project, Cedar LNG, after receiving government approval.
EPA Finally Releases a Proposal to Limit PFAS Levels in Drinking WaterAfter dragging its feet for far too long, the EPA has designed a proposal that would limit PFAS levels in drinking water.
2023’s Dirty Dozen and Clean 15 Lists Are Here, With Unwelcome News for Blueberries (Exclusive)The EWG has published the 2023 Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen, officially known as the Shopper's Guide to Pesticides in Produce.
A “Save the Greenbelt” Protester Jumped on Stage With Avril Lavigne at the Juno Awards — Here’s WhyAt the Juno Awards, a topless protester with “Save the Greenbelt” written on her back walked onto the stage while Avril Lavigne was speaking.
Beach Erosion in Rodanthe, N.C. Collapses Yet Another HomeYet another home in Rodanthe, North Carolina has collapsed, as a result of continuous beach erosion in the area.
Queensland Floods Are Putting Residents at Risk of Coming Into Contact With CrocodilesAs a result of Queensland's record-breaking floods, Australia residents could be at risk of coming into contact with crocodiles.
Nor’easter Prompts New York to Declare a State of EmergencyNew York is in a state of emergency thanks to a Nor'easter that's expected to bring snow and high winds through Wednesday.
Climate Groups Blast Biden for Approving Willow Project: It "Derails His Own Climate Goals"Has the Biden has approved the Willow Project? Despite the massive environmental impact it will have, yes, the oil drilling project will go forward.