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Avon Ends Cosmetic Animal Testing

Avon Products, Inc. has taken a major step toward becoming cruelty-free. The international beauty brand will no longer conduct regulatory-required cosmetic animal testing in...

9 Sustainable Alternatives to Christmas Trees

As December sidles closer, more people are preparing for the festive season. Twinkly lights are slung across houses, Christmas recipes are tried and tested,...

Philosopher Peter Singer on the Ethical Issues of Eating Meat

Discussing vegetarianism in school can impact student behavior outside of the classroom, says a recent study. The study looked at more than 1100 undergraduates at...

This New Building Is Made From Mushrooms That Actually Clean the Air

The Growing Pavillion -- a building in the Netherlands made from mushrooms -- cleans the air as it grows. Produced by creative organization Company New...

Ford’s New Electric Mustang E Is 100% Vegan

(Updated December 7, 2019) | Ford's new Mustang Mach-E is electric and vegan. Inspired by the classic American Mustang, the new five-seater SUV drives near-silently,...

3 Sustainable Wrapping Paper Alternatives to Reduce Waste

(Updated December 4, 2019) Gift-giving is a holiday tradition in most families. But one tradition that you might be looking to do away with...

Sale and Trade of Shark Fin Now Banned in New Jersey

The New Jersey Assembly has passed a bill prohibiting the sale and trade of shark fins across the state. The process of finning a shark...

Psychologists From 40 Countries Say Climate Anxiety Is a Global Threat

Leaders from more than 40 psychological associations across the globe agree that climate change "is a serious global threat." The representatives met in Lisbon for...

Fake Rhino Horns Could Bring an End to Poaching

Scientists have invented fake rhino horns that could bring an end to poaching. Researchers at the University of Oxford and Fudan University in China are...

This School Is The First In the World to Use Synthetic Frogs for Dissection

J.W. Mitchell High School in New Port Richey, Florida is using realistic, "SynFrogs" to replace dead animals. It is the first in the world...

New York City’s Taxis Are Going Vegan

The Tesla Model 3 has been approved for use as a New York City taxi. The electric sedan went completely vegan earlier this year...

“Meat: A Threat to Our Planet?” Airs on BBC

Updated November 28, 2019. A new documentary investigating meat and the environment has aired on the BBC. Presented by Liz Bonnin, "Meat: A Threat to Our...
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NYC and LA Want to Ban Big Meat to Protect the Amazon

City Council Members in New York City and Los Angeles are calling for businesses to cut ties with companies responsible for the Amazon rainforest...

The Netherlands May Soon Tax Animal Slaughter

The Netherlands could soon tax animal slaughter, pushing up the price of meat in the country. The Dutch Party for the Animals has submitted the...

Irish Farmers Association Says It’s Time to Eat Less Meat

The president of the Irish Farmers Association (IFA) Joe Healy has said that the United Nations (UN) is "not wrong" to suggest a reduction...

Climate Change Education Is Mandatory In Italy Now

It will soon be compulsory for students in Italy to participate in a course on climate change. Italy is the first country in the...

Vegan Shoes Just Launched at Sainsbury’s

Sainsbury's has launched a range of vegan shoes made from sustainable materials. The new Love Our Planet Footwear brand featured styles from Chelsea boots to...

Vegan Fashion Week Is Back and It’s About More Than Just Faux Fur

Vegan Fashion Week returns to Los Angeles next month. A celebration of the ethical strides made by the industry, the Second Edition aims to...

81% of New Yorkers Want a Total Ban on Foie Gras

A new city-wide poll reveals that 81 percent of New Yorkers want a complete ban on foie gras. Considered a delicacy, foie gras is...

Can You Call Yourself Vegan If You Eat Honey?

Humans have consumed honey for centuries. Bees have been making it for even longer. The insect first started making honey around 200 million years...

San Francisco Airport Just Banned Plastic Water Bottles

A ban on single-used plastic water bottles went into effect at San Francisco International Airport (SFO) earlier this week. Plastic is out for shops, restaurants,...

Boots Has Free ‘Rehydrate Stations’ to Fight Plastic Pollution

Boots is introducing free ‘Rehydrate Stations’ to help fight plastic pollution. The international pharmacy chain has launched the drinking fountains in its flagship Covent...

Ditching Meat for a Year Saves the Equivalent CO2 As Flying 4,000 Miles

A new website called Shame Plane lets you find out exactly how much CO2 a flight will produce -- and what you can do...

You Can Now Sleep in an Avocado Shaped Hotel Next to Sydney Harbor

How much do you love avocados? If you're a die-hard avo-fan who doesn't view toast as toast without a little nutritious green spread, you...

What Would Actually Happen If Everyone Stopped Eating Meat?

There's no denying that veganism is becoming more popular. As the number of people ditching animal products grows around the world, the once-niche lifestyle...

Why Hemp Is the Future of Sustainable Farming

Hemp is a gamechanger for the health of people and the planet. First Crop, a public benefit company dedicated to improving the health and...

9 Easy Ways You Can Protect the Oceans

For centuries, humankind has marveled at the ocean. It covers more than 70 percent of the planet's surface and produces more than half of...

How Africa Is Leading the World in a Shift From Plastic

Africa is leading the way in eliminating plastic waste with several plastic bag bans in place across the continent, including in countries like Tanzania...

This Is How to Store Produce Without Plastic

More people than ever are talking about plastic. Its impact on the planet, marine life, and our bodies has become more understood than ever...

Dairy Is Destroying the Planet, Says James and Suzy Cameron

Filmmaker James Cameron and his wife, environmental advocate Suzy Amis Cameron, have urged New Zealand to ditch dairy and other animal products for the...

This Is What Would Happen If the UK Converted Farmland to Forests

What would happen if farmland was converted to forest? A new study from Harvard University found that the UK could significantly reduce its carbon...

IKEA Is So Vegan It’s Growing Salad in Shipping Containers

IKEA Sweden is harvesting and serving greens grown right outside its department stores in Malmö and Helsingborg. What appears to be standard shipping containers outside...

Is It Possible To Be an Animal Lover and Eat Meat?

How can people claim to love animals, but eat them? If you’re a passionate animal advocate, I’m sure this is something you’ve asked yourself...

New York State Is Banning Plastic Bags

New York has passed a statewide law that bans most types of single-use plastic bags. The bill, introduced by Governor Andrew Cuomo last year, will...

Can Dogs Be Vegan? 5 Meat-Free Foods to Try

Can a healthy hound be a vegan one? While some owners hesitate to make the move away from meat-based kibble, new research is proving...

Why Big Pharma Forces Rats and Mice to Swim for Their Lives

(Updated November 11, 2019.) Pfizer, the world’s third-largest pharmaceutical company, will no longer conduct forced swim tests on animals. International animal rights organization PETA (People...

What Egg Substitutes Do Vegans Use?

For centuries, eggs have been a staple in the diets of people all around the world. But alongside raised awareness of the environmental, ethical,...

Sir David Attenborough Quit Red Meat to Save the Planet

(Updated November 19, 2019) The deteriorating state of the planet has caused Sir David Attenborough to lose his appetite for meat. "I can't remember the...

This Vegan Avocado Mattress Promises Better Sleep

Thanks to non-toxic, eco-friendly mattress brand Avocado Green you can now get your beauty sleep on an ethically-made, sustainable, and super soft vegan mattress. All of...

Vegetables Are Being Grown Underneath London In a WWII Bunker

There is a thriving subterranean farm powered by renewable energy in an old World War II bunker in South London, 108 feet below the...

How to Make Vegan Choices in Interior Design

Veganism is starting to make waves across the world in the food and fashion and beauty industries, but another area where we can make...

Sea Shepherd Awarded Military Honor for Protecting Marine Life

Global ocean conservation organization Sea Shepherd has received the Distinguished Service Order (DSO) from the Liberian Ministry of Defense. The order is the highest...