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An Ad Promoting Veganism Aired During the ‘Survivor Israel’ Finale

An Israeli ad about veganism is estimated to have reached one-third of the population. The ad aired during the season finale of "Survivor Israel"...

Former Fur Trade CEO Calls for Boris Johnson to Ban Fur Sales

Former British Fur Trade Association (BFTA) CEO Mike Moser wants Prime Minister Boris Johnson to ban all fur sales. Moser spent over a decade in...

Is Hydroponic Farming Actually Sustainable?

According to the UN, the world is on the brink of its worst food crisis in 50 years. The global food industry is searching for...

Is Paper Packaging More Sustainable Than Plastic?

It's the Sophie's choice that has plagued shoppers for decades: “Paper or plastic?” You hear this question every time you check out at the...

Can Perennial Vegetables Help Fight Hunger and Climate Change?

Growing healthy, perennial vegetables could help reduce food shortages and fight climate change. But what are perennial vegetables? Perennial plants grow all-year-round and do not...

All Dutch Mink Fur Farms to Close Permanently By 2021

The Dutch government has agreed that all mink fur farms will close permanently by March 2021. Mink fur farming was first banned in 2013 and...

What Is Factory Farming? Everything You Need to Know

Approximately 70 billion animals are farmed for food around the world every year. Around two-thirds, which is almost 50 billion animals, are raised in...

Made With Palm Oil? There’s a Fine for That Says New UK Bill

UK companies that sell certain products containing palm oil could face a hefty fine. That's according to a new bill proposed by the government. The...

Where Do Joe Biden and Kamala Harris Stand on Sustainability?

Earlier this month, Vice President Mike Pence made headlines when talking about the meat industry. While speaking to a Trump campaign rally comprised of...

This Documentary Will Change Your Mind About Protein Grown in a Lab

New feature-length documentary, Meat the Future, directed by Liz Marshall, follows the story of Dr. Uma Valeti, a former leading cardiologist, and his lab-grown...

The World’s Largest Indoor Farm Is Creating 300 Jobs in Kentucky

High-tech greenhouse developer AppHarvest just opened the world's largest indoor farm in Kentucky, creating 300 full-time permanent jobs. The 2.76-million square foot controlled environment agriculture...

No Bees, No Food: It’s That Simple

Although they're little, wild bees are an important keystone species, and many other species depend on them for survival. Consumers can also thank bees...

2 Rescued Beluga Whales Get a New Home

Two belugas will soon be swimming freely in the ocean for the first time in nearly ten years. After their rescue from a Chinese aquarium,...

Controversial ‘Tiger King’ Zoo to Close Indefinitely

Netflix's true crime miniseries, Tiger King explored the life of zookeeper Joe Exotic. Now, the Oklahoma zoo featured in the hit documentary is closing...

Elephant Poaching Falls By 91% in 2 Years in Kenya

Elephant poaching in Kenya has fallen by 91 percent due to effective wildlife conservation and anti-poaching efforts. So far, just seven elephants have been poached...

Ghana Opens University Dedicated to Environment and Climate Change

Ghana is set to open the University of Environment and Sustainable Development (UESD)—the country's first university dedicated to teaching students about climate change and...

Beaver Families Win ‘Right to Remain’ in Devon Courts

Fifteen families of beavers just won their permanent "right to remain" on the River Otter in East Devon. This marks the first time the UK...

Could the Climate Crisis Wipe Out Cod?

Brits may soon find it difficult to order traditional fish and chips at local restaurants. Researchers say the climate crisis is causing cod populations...

This Banana Tree Relative Could Cut COVID-19 Plastic Waste

Abaca, a relative of the banana tree, could replace plastic in millions of single-use gowns and masks around the world, drastically reducing the quantity...

Irish Citizens Win Climate Change Lawsuit Against Government

A group of Irish citizens has won a climate change lawsuit against the country's government. The legal action—known as Climate Case Ireland—was launched by Friends...

80% of South Koreans Want An End to Animal Testing

More than 80 percent of South Koreans want to see an end to animal testing, according to a new Realmeter poll. Animal protection organization the...

Prada and Miu Miu Just Banned Kangaroo Leather

The Prada Group, which owns Prada and Miu Miu among other brands, has banned kangaroo leather. The group confirmed to Italian animal rights organization LAV...

Rhino Poaching Falls By 63% in Namibia

Rhino poaching has fallen 63 percent year-on-year in Namibia. According to the Ministry of Environment and Tourism, there were 46 incidents reported in 2019. This...

Valentino Becomes First Luxury Brand to Ban Alpaca Fleece

Valentino just became the first major luxury fashion brand to ban alpaca fleece. The company announced it would discontinue using the material by the end...

What Is Life Really Like For Thailand’s Elephants?

If you’ve been to Thailand—or you’re planning a trip there when the world has recovered from coronavirus—you may already know that elephants are kind...

Singapore Crushes Elephant Ivory Trade With Massive Seizure

Singapore has begun crushing nine tonnes of elephant ivory seized from the illegal wildlife trade. The destruction began yesterday, the eve of World Elephant Day,...

Colombia Will Ban All Cosmetic Animal Testing by 2024

Colombia has banned the use of animal testing for cosmetics. The new law takes effect in 2024. The ban prohibits the use of animals for...

Charity Reunites Animals With Owners After Beirut Explosion

Animal welfare charity Animals Lebanon is reuniting animals and their owners following the explosion in Beirut. The explosion, which took place at the Beirut port...

Shift to Vegan Food Would Create 19 Million Jobs in Latin America and Caribbean

Shifting to a predominantly vegan food system could create millions of job opportunities across Latin America and the Caribbean, says a new report by...

SeaWorld’s Revenue Has Dropped 95% From 2019

SeaWorld predicts a second-quarter revenue of $18 million, down almost 95 percent from $406 million last year. According to MarketWatch, the company expects Q2 attendance...

Former Dairy Farms Now Make and Deliver Vegan Oat Milk

Refarm'd is helping former dairy farmers to produce and deliver vegan oat milk. The organization targets regions where farmers have shown an interest in transitioning...

Reef Cubes: The Plastic-Free Blocks Helping to Save the Oceans

Artificial reefs are vital for protecting offshore wind farms from tidal erosion. But the plastic-based reefs can also be detrimental to the ocean. One...