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The EU Wants to Tax Meat for the Climate

The price of meat may go up in the European Union to reflect its taxing impact on the environment. True Animal Protein Price Coalition,...

New Zealand Could Drop GHGs By 42% With Shift to Vegan Diet

A population-wide shift to a vegan diet could reduce New Zealand's greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) by as much as 42 percent. This is according...

Switzerland May Soon Ban All Factory Farms

The Swiss public will vote on a proposed constitutional amendment that guarantees better welfare for factory-farmed animals. The amendment is to be drafted by...

The Oldest ‘Ag-Gag’ Law in the U.S. Ruled Unconstitutional

The oldest ag-gag law in the U.S. has been ruled unconstitutional. The term "ag-gag" refers to laws that target whistleblowers of animal abuse within the...

New Expiry Labels Expose the 400 Years It Takes Plastic to Decompose

Plastic expiry date labels have appeared on more than a thousand products in supermarkets across London. The labels—spotted on meal deal items like smoothie bottles...

Sussex Makes History With First Fishing Ban for the Climate

Sussex just became the first UK council to ban fishing to mitigate climate change. The ban followed the successful Help Our Kelp campaign—backed by...

Is Grass-Fed Beef Really Sustainable?

Hamburgers pose a problem to environmentally-conscious carnivores. Animal agriculture accounts for 14.5 percent of human-caused greenhouse gas emissions, according to the United Nation’s Food...

The National Trust Is Converting Beef Farms Into Forests Of 20 Million Trees

The National Trust is going to plant trees on 44,000 acres of land. Around half of this is grazing land, currently used by dozens of...

180 Leeds Schools Will Ditch Meat Twice a Week for the Planet

Primary schoolers in Leeds will eat vegan and vegetarian food twice a week. Leeds City Council is introducing the initiative to help reduce the city's...

Court Protects Veganism Same As a Religious Right

Being an ethical vegan should come with the same protection granted to religions, says a British court. The landmark case is the first of...

How Kenya’s Wildlife Poaching Dropped By 90% in 6 Years

Kenya has announced wildlife poaching in the country has dropped by 90 percent in just six years. Enhanced surveillance has helped protect animals against poaching,...

The Screen Actors Guild Awards Are the Latest to Go Vegan

The 26th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards ceremony is the latest to announce a vegan menu this season. It joins both the Critics Choice Awards...
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Helicopters Drop 2,200 Kilos of Veggies for Stranded Australian Wildlife

Helicopters dropped more than 2,200 kilos of veggies for wildlife stranded by Australian bushfires. Some experts have indicated that climate change has worsened the...

Italy Is Now Home to Europe’s First Plastic-Free Ski Resort

An Italian ski resort hopes to become the first in Europe to go plastic-free. Pejo 3000, a small resort in Val di Sole, Trentino,...

Uber and Lyft May Go All Electric In LA

Ride-hailing companies like Uber and Lyft may go electric in Los Angeles. In a phone interview with the Financial Times, Mayor Eric Garcetti said that...

The Irwins Rescued 90,000 Animals From Australia’s Bush Fires

Steve Irwin's family has helped rescue over 90,000 animals, many of whom were endangered by ongoing Australian bush fires. The late celebrity wildlife expert's children,...

11 Most Impressive Plastic Bans Around the World

Plastic litters rivers, road sidings, and oceans. Initially, the material was lauded for its longevity—but its longevity is the problem. Products like the common plastic...

British Troop’s Anti-Poaching Mission Saves 17 Endangered Black Rhinos

(Updated January 5, 2020) | British soldiers helped relocate endangered black rhinos in a recent anti-poaching mission. Per Sky News, the 2nd Battalion Royal Gurkha...

This Vegan Football Club Is Building the First Sustainable All-Wood Stadium

Vegan football club Forest Green Rovers will build the world's first all-wooden stadium. Forest Green Rovers went vegan after environmentalist entrepreneur Dale Vince took over...

How Google’s AI Could Help Protect Endangered Species

Google has launched an AI platform to aid in the tracking and conservation of wildlife. Currently in its beta version, Wildlife Insights may be...

5 Simple Ways to Keep Your Christmas Tree Out of the Dumpster

The holiday season has come to a close and if you had a real Christmas tree this year, you're probably already thinking about getting...

Buying Giraffe Body Parts Is a Thing and New York Just Banned It

New York has banned the trade of giraffe body parts. It's the first in the world to do so, reports the Humane Society of...

Cory Booker Has a Plan to End Factory Farming Forever

Cory Booker is on a mission to shut down factory farming in the U.S. The New Jersey Senator and Democratic presidential candidate hopeful put forward...

Climate Crisis to Drive All Future New Zealand Government Policies

The government of New Zealand will now make all major policy decisions through a climate crisis "lens." The government -- led by Prime Minister Jacinda...

Science: Bees Are the Most Important Species on Earth

(Updated January 24, 2020) Insects—pollinators, in particular—are integral to a healthy environment and the planet's survival. According to the international conservation nonprofit Earthwatch Institute,...

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...

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 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...