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How to Make a Mask With a SockLearn how you can repurpose an old sock into a mask.
U.S. National Parks Start to Reopen After Coronavirus ClosuresU.S. National Parks are now starting to reopen following indefinite closures due to COVID-19.
Wildfires Are Blazing in Siberia and Humans Can Help Stop the SpreadWildfires in Siberia and the Russian Far East have become as much as ten times worse compared to this time last year. Experts say humans are to blame.
U.S. Expected to Generate More Electricity From Renewables Than Coal This YearThe U.S. is projected to produce more electricity from renewable sources than from coal this year.
Jane Goodall on the Coronavirus: "The Trouble Is the Kind of Political Leaders We Have"Primatologist and anthropologist Jane Goodall hopes the coronavirus will change the way people live and how they interact with Planet Earth.
Will the Coronavirus Have Any Long-Lasting Effects on the Climate?COVID-19 is having so many effects on the climate — but will any of them be long-lasting?
Experts Say We Can Rebuild the Coronavirus Economy and Stop the Climate Crisis All at Once — Here's HowThe climate crisis and the damaged economy can be rebuilt together, in the aftermath of the coronavirus.
During the Pandemic, Unemployed Workers in Pakistan Have Been Hired to Plant TreesAs many have lost their job during the coronavirus pandemic, Pakistan is assigning unemployed workers to plant trees to reforest their landscapes.
Beachgoers Left 13,000 Pounds of Trash on Florida's Cocoa Beach After It ReopenedLittering in Cocoa Beach, which only reopened on April 21, can now land offenders with a $250 fine.
The NYT Made a List of Every Time the Trump Administration Rolled Back an Environmental PolicyThe Trump Administration has reversed so many environmental rules over the past three years. Here's a list, courtesy of The New York Times.
Small Businesses Making Cloth Masks for KidsShould kids wear masks during the coronavirus pandemic? Here's how to order cloth masks for children.
Why You Don't Need to Wear Gloves to the Grocery StoreSingle-use gloves are not only wasteful, but also unnecessary for grocery trips.
Green Jobs Could Restore Economy, U.K. Committee on Climate Change Tells GovernmentThe U.K. Committee on Climate Change is urging Prime Minister Boris Johnson to transition people into jobs that will support a low-carbon economy.
Rare Turtles Nest on Thailand Beaches at Record-Breaking Rate, Due to Coronavirus Beach ClosuresIn Phuket, Thailand, rare leatherback sea turtles have been taking advantage of the tourist-free beaches, and are nesting at unprecedented rates.
Unfortunately, the 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season Could Be Record-BreakingUnusually high winds and warm water temperatures are indicate the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season could be one of the absolute worst on record.
How to Recycle Plastic Food Packaging and Plastic FilmRecycling plastic film is not as easy as recycling bottles curbside — but there are a few ways to do so!
Greta Thunberg Donates $100,000 Award to Help Children Affected by COVID-19Greta Thunberg is using prize money to help children in poverty who are suffering during the coronavirus pandemic.
Jane Goodall Thinks Our Disrespect of Animals and the Environment Caused COVID-19 and the Climate CrisisJane Goodall sat down for a video interview with Channel 4, where she discussed how humans disrespecting wildlife has caused the coronavirus.
Can You Reuse Disposable Gloves? An MD Weighs In on Gloves During the CoronavirusCan latex gloves be reused? An MD answers all your questions about gloves and the coronavirus.
Masks and Gloves Are Being Littered in the Wake of the Coronavirus OutbreakPeople all over the world are littering the masks and gloves they’re using to avoid the novel coronavirus.
With Less People Traveling by Plane Due to the Coronavirus, Carbon Emissions Have TankedBecause of the coronavirus, less people are traveling by plane — this has resulted in a drastic plunge from airline-induced carbon emissions.
Largest U.S. Pig Slaughterhouse Shuts Down After Coronavirus Infects 300 EmployeesThe U.S.'s largest pig slaughterhouse, owned by Smithfield Foods, closed due to employees contracting the coronavirus.
Air Pollution Has Dropped in India, Due to the Coronavirus LockdownIndia's air pollution has essentially plummeted, thanks to the coronavirus lockdown, which is a major silver lining amidst a terrible pandemic.
Areas With Greater Amounts of Air Pollution May Experience Higher Coronavirus Death RatesStudies are showing that areas with greater amounts of air pollution may experience higher coronavirus-related death rates, due to lung health.
NYC and LA See Drop in Air Pollution During COVID-19Air pollution levels are significantly falling during the COVID-19 outbreak — but we shouldn't look at this as a silver lining.
How the Coronavirus and Air Quality Are Fueling Each OtherThe new coronavirus, or COVID-19, is impacting air quality — and air pollution impacts those sick with the virus as well.
Himalayas Visible From 100 Miles Away as Air Quality Improves During Coronavirus LockdownsIndia's drastic air quality improvements have cleared up skies, making the Himalayan mountains visible from more than 100 miles away.
Coronavirus Causes Decline in Air Pollution Across Northern ItalyNorthern Italy is experiencing a significant and swift decline in NO2 pollution, as a result of the coronavirus lockdown.
Dolphins Return to Italy's Ports Amidst Coronavirus LockdownDolphins were spotted swimming in the port of Cagliari as ship traffic came to a halt.
Here's What You Need to Know About Using Vinegar as a DisinfectantIs vinegar a disinfectant? In lieu of a chemical-laden product, you may be seeking out a natural cleaner, but vinegar may not be the best option.
The Best Animal Livestreams From Sanctuaries, the Wild, and MoreAnimal livestreams are a relaxing and entertaining way to pass the time during coronavirus quarantines.
Pinecone Crafts for Kids: Activities to Do At HomeThese pinecone crafts will help your kids get creative with nature.
David Attenborough's 'Bitesize Daily' Teaches Students Amid Coronavirus QuarantineSchoolchildren are home until the end of the year, but David Attenborough's new docu-series teaches kids geography during the coronavirus quarantine.
What the Quarantine Can Teach Us About Zero-Waste Living, Saving the Planet, and HopeQuarantine living is not a walk in the park, but there are a few takeaways we can carry into life after the pandemic is over.
These Lions in South Africa Are Seriously Loving the Coronavirus QuarantineThese South African lions are uncharacteristically relaxed during the coronavirus quarantine, without humans walking through Kruger National Park.
EPA Rolls Backs Mercury Regulations, Bailing Out the Fossil Fuel IndustryThe Trump administration just weakened mercury pollution regulations for oil and coal power plants.
The Climate Crisis Will Wipe Out Wildlife More Abruptly Than We Think, New Study FindsA new study predicts that the heating globe will cause various species to go extinct suddenly and sooner than previously thought.
How to Make DIY Disinfectant WipesLearn how to make your own homemade disinfectant wipes.
To Prevent Food Waste, Berry Company Calls on Government to Provide Financial AidDriscoll's is asking the government to provide financial assistance, so the company can donate surplus berries to food banks.
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.
Celebrate Earth Day 2020 at Home With These LivestreamsEarth Day 2020 livestreams featuring celebrities, musicians, scientists, and more will help you celebrate the 50th annual Earth Day.
Iceland Is Urging Residents to Hug Trees, Rather Than People, to Flatten the CurveTo slow the spread of the coronavirus amid a worldwide pandemic, Iceland is recommending that its residents hug trees as opposed to hugging people.
Greta Thunberg Discusses How the Climate Crisis Mirrors the Coronavirus in Earth Day LivestreamGreta Thunberg appeared in a livestream for Earth Day, where she discussed how we need to change our climate tactics going forward.
A Zero-Waste Chef Shares His Most Unique Food Waste Tips for QuarantineMax La Manna, a zero-waste and vegan chef, shares three unique tips to reduce food waste.
Get Your Kids Outside With One of These Nature Scavenger Hunt IdeasCheck out four ideas for nature scavenger hunts.
9 Viral Quarantine Recipes, Made VeganWe veganized nine viral quarantine recipes to keep your quarantine baking low-impact.
How to Celebrate Arbor Day at Home, and Where to DonateNational Arbor Day looks a little different this year, but you can still celebrate trees during the pandemic.
Here’s How to Do No-Contact Donations If You’re Doing Your Spring Cleaning During QuarantineHere's how you can get rid of your unwanted clothing — without contact.
Scuba Divers Volunteer to Plant Coral Reefs Along Great Barrier ReefAustralian scuba diving tour guides are planting coral in the Great Barrier Reef.
Britain Goes 18 Days Without Coal-Powered Electricity Due to CoronavirusBritain just exceeded its past record by going more than 18 days without burning any coal to generate electricity.