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9 Inspiring Vegans of Color Changing the Food System

Animal rights activists have been a driving force in making veganism more mainstream. From Olympic athletes to world-renowned civil rights leaders, here are nine...

White Storks Just Hatched In the Wild for the First Time In Centuries

For the first time in more than 600 years white storks have hatched in the wild in Britain. The stork hatchlings were born earlier this...

How to Help Protect Bees In Your Garden

Bees are one of the most important species in the world, crucial to food production and healthy ecosystems. Here's how to help support and...

EU Protects Bees By Committing to 50% Drop in Pesticides By 2030

The European Commission—the executive branch of the EU—has committed to reducing the use of chemical pesticides by 50 percent by 2030. A new 10-year-plan, which...

The 31 Best Vegan Books to Put On Your Summer Reading List

Summer is already just around the corner. Now is a good time to start building your summer reading list—but where to start? From analyses...

Eating Meat Is Pushing Narwhals Toward Extinction

Climate change, in part caused by animal agriculture, industrial activity, and hunting could push narwhals to extinction. Narwhals are one of the world's most unique...

Wuhan Bans Sale and Consumption of Wild Animals

Wuhan has officially banned the sale and consumption of bats and other wild animals. The city also banned the vast majority of wild animal hunting...

200 Goats Ignore Social Distancing Rules During Stampede

It turns out, goats don't really care for social distancing or lockdown measures. In San Jose, California, nearly 200 goats recently escaped through a...

Bees Are Thriving As Pollution Levels Drop

Wild bees are thriving as coronavirus lockdown restrictions cause pollution levels to drop. As many humans remain inside during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, life for...

This Australian Tourism Company Is Regrowing the Great Barrier Reef

Australian underwater tourism company Passions of Paradise is repairing the Great Barrier Reef during a coronavirus-caused quiet period. The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic forced the Cairns-based...

Senator Baldwin Wants the Inside of Slaughterhouses Exposed to the Public

Senator Tammy Baldwin is calling for meat companies to be more transparent about slaughterhouse conditions amid the coronavirus pandemic. In a letter sent to...

Dairy Cows Are Becoming Meat Amid COVID-19 Meat Shortage

With an imbalance between supply and demand due to the coronavirus pandemic, U.S. dairy farmers are facing a milk surplus. In order to offset...
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Sims 4 Goes Eco With Vertical Gardens and Living Rooftops

Electronic Arts (EA) just announced the launch of a new "Eco Lifestyle Expansion" for the popular video game The Sims 4. The pack allows...

A 50% Drop In Meat and Dairy Consumption Prevents 1.6 Billion Tons of Greenhouse Gases

Replacing 50 percent of animal products in the U.S. diet with plant-based foods could prevent 1.6 billion tons of greenhouse gases (GHGs) from entering...

Fishing Industry to Lose Billions As COVID Drops Demand

The fishing industry is set to lose billions of dollars as the coronavirus pandemic causes demand to fall. According to the United Nations Conference on...

Rare Thai Turtle Nests Make Biggest Comeback In 20 Years Thanks to COVID-19

While many humans are in quarantine, sea turtles appear to be thriving. The largest number of rare leatherback sea turtle nests in two decades was...

This Costa Rican City Has Granted Bees and Trees Citizenship

Curridabat, Costa Rica, has granted pollinators—including bees, hummingbirds, bats, and butterflies— along with native plants and trees citizenship. Nicknamed "Sweet City," Curridabat has transformed its...

Elizabeth Warren and Cory Booker Bill to Shut Down Large-Scale Factory Farming

Senator Elizabeth Warren is co-sponsoring a bill introduced by Senator Cory Booker to shut down large-scale factory farming. Representative Rohit Khanna is...

Americans Are Stress Buying Backyard Chickens Amid Coronavirus

Amid the coronavirus outbreak, the number of Americans buying backyard chickens for eggs has increased.  Panic shopping and hoarding during the pandemic have led many...

Pakistan Just Hired 63,000 People to Plant 10 Billion Trees

Pakistan is working to help laborers who have lost their jobs amid the pandemic. The country hired more than 63,000 people to help plant...

COVID-19 Will Lead to a Record 2.6 Billion-Ton Drop in Emissions

The ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic will lead to a 2.6 billion-ton drop in C02 emissions. According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), this is...

2 Mink Fur Farms Are Infected With Coronavirus

Two Dutch mink fur farms face quarantine after testing positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19). The tests confirm that mink can catch the virus and further...

WHO Urges Governments to ‘Rigorously’ Enforce Wildlife Food Bans

The World Health Organization (WHO) is urging governments to "rigorously enforce" bans on the trade of wildlife for food. The organization is also working with...

Greta Thunberg’s New Ad Exposes a Terrifying Climate Reality

"Our house is on fire," and since August 2018, when Greta Thunberg first protested outside Swedish parliament for more action on climate change, the...

Over 100,000 Flamingos Migrate to Mumbai During Coronavirus Lockdown

With India under lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic, more than 100,000 flamingos flocked to the metropolitan area of Mumbai. The Bombay Natural History...

900 Workers at a Tyson Factory Test Positive for COVID-19

Nearly 900 people who work at a Tyson Food's pork processing plant in Logansport, Indiana, have tested positive for coronavirus. That's 40 percent of...

Wet Markets and the Coronavirus Connection: What You Need to Know

The coronavirus pandemic has infected more than 3.9 million people worldwide. While experts are yet to pinpoint the exact origin of the novel coronavirus,...

Iceland Has Killed Its ‘Last’ Whale As Industry Shuts Down ‘For Good’

Icelandic whaling business IP-Utgerd has announced it is ending whaling for good. “I’m never going to hunt whales again, I’m stopping for good,” Gunnar Jonsson,...

USDA Lawsuit Says Current Meat Policies Are Pandemic Risks

Animal activists are suing the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) over its factory farm policies. The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS)—an animal rights...

14 Times Animals Reclaimed the Planet During Quarantine

Social media and the news outlets have been saturated with coverage of the coronavirus pandemic. Information about COVID-19 infection rates and the mounting death...

Austria’s Last Coal Plant Closes As Renewable Energy Takes Over

Austria just closed its last-remaining coal-fired power plant. The plant's closure, which was announced last Friday, comes as the Austrian government tries to meet its...

Wild Pigs Reclaim Turkey’s Streets During Coronavirus Quarantine

Wild pigs have taken to the streets in one of Turkey's most popular tourist destinations amid the coronavirus quarantine. "In more news of animals taking...

Pamplona’s Running of the Bulls Is Cancelled

The city of Pamplona in Spain has cancelled its annual “Running of the Bulls” event amid the novel coronavirus outbreak. The event, part of the...

Joaquin Phoenix and Jane Fonda Will Livestream for Earth Day

Three-day online event Earth Day Live will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. The livestream concert is also part of international efforts to...

The 3 Simplest Ways to Save the Planet

The conversation around the climate crisis is often centered on what we're doing wrong and what we're likely going to do wrong in the...

Lions Reclaim Territory, Sleeping on Roads Shut Down By Coronavirus

Lions in South Africa's Kruger National Park have been spotted snoozing on the park's roads in the middle of the day. Normally, they would...

Scientists Urged to Avoid Animal Testing for COVID-19 Research

An international coalition of animal advocacy organizations is urging scientists to leave animal testing out of coronavirus (COVID-19) research. For World Week for Animals...

This Former Pork Farmer Rescues Pigs Now

Former pork farmer Justin Reineke quit his job, went vegan, and adopted a pig. In a new documentary short by People for the Ethical Treatment...

Vancouver Aquarium May Be Forced to Shut Down Permanently

The Vancouver Aquarium may close permanently in the upcoming months due to a lack of revenue. The Ocean Wise Conservation Association—which runs the facility—revealed it...

Scottish Government Faces Legal Pressure to Ban Inhumane Treatment of Calves

Activists have launched a legal challenge to block the Scottish government from allowing the export of calves on journeys that last longer than eight...

‘Tiger King’ Just Made Virginia Ban Cub Petting

Virginia just passed a law banning tiger cub petting encounters. Coverage from Netflix’s documentary series “Tiger King” may have played a part in the...

How to Celebrate Easter Without Eggs

What better way to celebrate a holiday that’s centered on life and birth and hope than to use symbols that don’t merely convey life...