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- The Nile River is drying up due to a number of factors, including climate change and overuse. Here's what that means on a global scale.
Are Berkey Water Filters Safe to Use? Find out All About the Berkey LawsuitIf you've tried different water filters, you may have heard of a Berkey lawsuit in 2023. Here's an update on the Berkey water filter lawsuit.
New York City Carriage Horse's Death Renews Activist Calls to Ban the Practice (Exclusive)After a carriage horse in New York City died from colic, it renewed protests against the carriage horse industry. Will NYC ever ban the practice?
How Much Are Dinosaur Bones Worth? Priceless to Scientists, but Millions to the RichDinosaur bones are being auctioned off to private buyers around the world, so what does this mean for the future of paleontology?
This Is How We Could Stop Plastic Pollution — It Takes More Than RecyclingScientists expect the amount of plastic entering the ocean to triple by 2040, meaning the time to fix plastic pollution is now.
The High Stakes of the Farm Bill 2023: Will Climate-Friendly Policies Take Center Stage?As lawmakers debate the crucial Farm Bill 2023, environmental organizations urge them to shift to climate-friendly farming practices.
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.
Animal Testing Has Been Around Longer Than You Might ThinkHow long has animal testing been around? It seems like something that's been in place all of our lives and that's true. But just how long is shocking.
The Case of Propylene Glycol: Here's Why Is It's Banned in EuropeThere is a long list of chemicals that are banned in Europe — why is propylene glycol banned there? And why does it remain all over shelves in the U.S.?
New Mayor of Los Angeles Promises to “Solve Homelessness” — What Are Available Solutions?The new mayor of Los Angeles, Calif., Karen Bass, has promised to solve homelessness. But what are solutions to homelessness?
Carbon Credits: Do They Really Impact Emissions?Carbon credits can be bought by businesses, to represent the removal of emissions from our environment. But do these credits really lower their impact?
What Are Eco-Terrorists? Here's What You Should Know About Environmental ExtremismWhat are eco-terrorists? Some eco-terrorist groups were founded in the second half of the 20th century. What do they do and why are they dangerous?
Air Pollution May Put People at a Higher Risk of Dementia, According to ReportsA U.K. government climate organization recently released new information regarding a potential link between air pollution and dementia.
NASA Has Run Ocean Exploration Programs For Quite Some Time NowDid NASA ever stop exploring the oceans? NASA, which was founded in 1958, has led an ocean exploration program for several decades now.
With Strange Timing, Pittsburgh Bridge Collapses Hours Before Infrastructure MeetingA bridge in Pittsburgh's Frick park collapsed before a presidential infrastructure meeting, reiterating the importance of sustainable development.
How to Get Started Building the Eco-Friendly House of Your DreamsBuilding an eco-friendly home starts with understanding what aspects of a modern home can be environmentally-friendly.
Do Tiny Homes Appreciate in Value?Tiny homes may not be as big or expensive as a conventional home, but there are instances where even they appreciate in value.
If You’re Looking for a Tiny House Village Near You, Look No FurtherTiny house villages are a great way for like-minded individuals to bond and support one another, but how does one go about locating one?
These Eco-Friendly Hobbit Homes Are a Whimsical Way to Live Low-ImpactHobbit homes are the newest, most whimsical way to be eco-friendly, but are they closer to fantasy or reality?
College Majors for Eco-Conscious Students Looking to Save the Planet After GraduationIf you're planning to save the planet after graduation, consider opting into one of these college majors that relate to the environment.
Tesla's Lawsuit in Berlin Was Dropped — but Here's Why It StartedTesla's factory just outside of Berlin went through a major lawsuit that was eventually dropped — here's everything you need to know about it.
Olympic Stadiums: What Happens to Them When the Games Are Over?When the Olympic Games are over and done with, what happens to the stadiums and villages that were built specifically to host them?
This New England Hotel Is One of the Most Sustainable in the Country (Exclusive)On behalf of Chevrolet, I stayed in one of the most sustainable hotels across the country, and spoke to the hospitality manager about its practices.
Sustainability at the Tokyo Olympics: A Look Into the Recycled Medals, Podiums, and Eco InitiativesThe Tokyo Olympics have a number of sustainability initiatives.
Sustainable Shipping Options to Lower Your Small Business' Environmental ImpactPackaging and shipping can raise a business' environmental impact, but these sustainable shipping options will vastly improve your small business.
Bamboo: Is It As Eco-Friendly As Everyone Seems to Think?Bamboo has been steadily gaining popularity as a sustainable textile and building material, but is bamboo actually eco-friendly, or is it greenwashing?
California Gov. Gavin Newsom Expresses Support to Ban FrackingIs the state of California officially going to impose a fracking ban? A new bill was recently proposed, that could completely ban drilling by 2027.
This Startup is 3D-Printing Wood Made From Upcycled Sawdust (Exclusive)Forust that is 3D printing wood by upcycling sawdust and other byproducts from the wood industry that would otherwise be considered waste.
New York Power Plant, Indian Point, Shuts Down — Will This Help or Hurt the Environment?A major power plant in New York called Indian Point has shut its doors after almost 40 years — but is this really the answer to lower emissions?
Eco Brutalism: Why Is the Architectural Style So Controversial?Eco brutalism’s environmental message might be clear to some people, but critics are not so sure about how effective it is.
Tiny Homes Aren't Legal in Every State — Here's WhyTiny homes may be one of the best ways to simplify your living situation, but did you know that they aren’t allowed in every U.S. state?
Fukushima: About the 2011 Nuclear Disaster, Updates, and MoreJapan's Fukushima power plant was destroyed in 2011 after a tsunami hit, and its wastewater is about to be rereleased into surrounding waters.
We Can Completely Revitalize the World’s Oceans by 2050, New Study FindsOceans could once again flourish in 2050 — if we make the effort.
What Is the Paris Agreement? Everything You've Been Wondering About the Landmark Climate AccordThe Paris Agreement is an important agreement signed by countries all around the globe in 2016 — here's what it entails.
How Earthships Are Changing the Face of Sustainable LivingEarthships are said to be the new face of sustainable living, but what exactly are they?
How Curitiba, Brazil Became One of the Most Sustainable Cities on EarthCuritiba is perhaps not as well-known as other Brazilian cities, but it is one of the most sustainable cities in the world.
How Eco Consulting Can Help Businesses Be More SustainableEco consulting is a fairly new concept in the world of business and it’s helping wayward corporations become more sustainable.
Rwanda Is One of Few Countries to Manage and Regulate E-Waste on a National LevelThe e-waste problem is a continuous issue, and has gotten increasingly worse — but Rwanda's combatting efforts have been incredibly practical.
How Vancouver, B.C. Is Combatting the Housing Crisis With Tiny TownhousesHow is Vancouver helping its homeless population? A builder in the B.C. Canadian metropolis proposed to house those in need with tiny townhouses.
Is the North Brooklyn Pipeline Officially Shut Down? Mayor de Blasio Speaks OutNew York City Mayor, Bill de Blasio, has spoken out against the North Brooklyn Pipeline project, criticizing National Grid. But is the fight over?
4 Young Climate Activists on Intersectionality in Climate Justice, Fighting From Home, and MoreIn honor of Earth Day, we interviewed four young women fighting for climate justice.
Airlines Must Fly Certain Routes — Even Without Passengers — to Qualify for Bailout MoneyStipulations for the airline bailouts have flights flying without any passengers on board.
Wondering Why Deforestation Is Such a Big Deal? Here Are the FactsThere’s general knowledge out there that cutting down trees just isn’t good. But why is deforestation a problem, and what is the impact? Find out now.
CO2 Power Sector Emissions Significantly Dropped in 2019, Thanks to Slow Shift Away from CoalShifting away from coal and towards renewables helped the Earth's CO2 emissions go slightly down in 2019.
What Are the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN?The United Nations have many goals for sustainable development — learn about them here.
10 of the Decade's Best Climate InnovationsThe 2010s were filled with innovations that are helping our planet.
What Are the Effects of Global Warming? A Deep Dive Into Climate ChangeLearn about the many frightening effects of climate change and global warming.
Greta Thunberg Has Perfect Response to Brazilian President Calling Her a "Pirralha"Greta Thunberg had a hilarious response to Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro calling her a "pirralha."
Best Environmental Charities to Donate ToEnvironmental charities are important to support, if you can afford to donate.
How to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint at Home, At School, and MoreCalculating your carbon footprint is a great first step towards reducing it — here are some tips for doing so at home.