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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...

A 23-Year-Old Student Just Sued Australia Over Climate Change

A 23-year-old law student is suing Australia's government over climate change. Katta O'Donnell filed the lawsuit—which is the first of its kind against the Australian...

Is Soy Bad For You and the Environment?

Humans have consumed soybeans for centuries; Chinese farmers first domesticated the crop more than 3,000 years ago. Since then, soybeans have soared in popularity...

This Spanish Town Just Passed One of the Strictest No-Kill Policies for Stray Animals

San Fulgencio City Council just launched an improved service to manage the rescue and adoption of lost and found animals. This includes a no-kill...

Germany Moves to Protect Slaughterhouse Workers From Abuse

A new draft bill may protect slaughterhouse workers from abuse in Germany. Last week, Chancellor Angela Merkel's Cabinet approved a draft bill that would ban...

London’s Enfield Council Bans Meat for the Climate Crisis

London's Enfield Borough Council just banned meat to help fight the climate crisis. The council announced the ban as part of its 2020 climate action...

Is Humane Organic Meat a Myth?

In a sea of grocery store labels touting phrases like "Organic" and "Certified Humane," especially when coupled with pastoral photos of smiling farmers cradling...

Elizabeth Warren and Cory Booker Bills Take On Large-Scale Factory Farming

Senator Cory Booker has introduced a bill that would safeguard factory farm workers “from unpredictable, high-speed catastrophes.” The bill is co-sponsored by Senators...

The Truth About Betta Fish: Read This Before You Buy One

Colorful, iridescent betta fish are popular starter pets. Pet stores often market the vibrant swimmers as being easy to care for because they’re small—so...

’The Cove’ Star Runs the World’s First Captive Dolphin Rehab Center

Camp Lumba Lumba in Indonesia is the world's first permanent rehabilitation center for captive dolphins. The center—located in Kemujan, Karimun Jawa—was constructed by the Central...

Greta Thunberg Is Donating a €1 Million Award to Climate Charities

Greta Thunberg is the recipient of an award for her work in environmental activism. The 17-year-old activist quickly announced that she would donate all...

Taiwan Just Banned Fishing Great White Sharks

Taiwan's Fisheries Agency will impose a ban on fishing for three large-size shark species including the megamouth, great white, and basking shark. The ban...

An Endangered Baby Black Rhinoceros In the Time of COVID-19

A black rhinoceros calf cries out into the night in terror as poachers hack the horn from her still-breathing mother. In terror, the baby...

This Vegan Kitchen in the African Bush Feeds an All-Female Anti-Poaching Unit

In Zimbabwe's Lower Zambezi Valley, the world's first all-female, vegan anti-poaching unit, called Akashinga, is thriving. The community-driven unit—part of the International Anti-Poaching Foundation (IAPF),...

Cambodian Tourist Town Siem Reap Just Banned Dog Meat

The Cambodian tourist town of Siem Reap—known as the "gateway" to the largest religious monument in the world, Angkor Wat—has banned dog meat. The Siem...

The Biggest Ever Ocean Plastic Clean-Up Just Removed 103 Tons of Waste

On a Tuesday morning in late June, a ship pulled into Pier 29 in Honolulu from the largest-ever ocean plastic clean-up. The Ocean Voyages Institute...

5 Ways to Help Make the Vegan Movement More Racially Equitable

In the wake of George Floyd’s murder, countless individuals, politicians, companies, and nonprofits have taken to social media—many for the first time—to express solidarity...

Is a Vegan Diet Safe for Cats? What Every Pet Lover Needs to Know

Vegan diets are rising in popularity among humans. A growing body of research suggests that going plant-based is one of the healthiest ways to...

Meat and Dairy Produce More Nitrogen Than Earth Can Take

A new study has found that the production of meat and dairy emits more nitrogen than the earth can take. Researchers from the UN Food...

These Fake IKEA Toys Are Tackling Plastic Pollution

Five students from the MADS school of advertising in Moscow have created fake IKEA toys to raise awareness for plastic pollution. The toys are part...

New Jersey Becomes First State to Make Climate Change Education Mandatory in School

Next year, New Jersey students at every public school grade level will learn about climate change. In early June, the Board of Education adopted "Next...

Denmark Wants to Make It Illegal to Ignore Climate Change

Denmark has passed an ambitious law that makes it illegal to not act on climate change. The country's new law, called the Climate Act, aims...

Sydney Is Now Powered by 100% Renewable Energy

Sydney is now powered by 100 percent renewable energy. The city's Lord Mayor Clover Moore made the announcement in a video posted to Twitter on...

Are Coconut Products Ethical? Thai Monkey Labor Exposed

A recent animal rights investigation claims that two of the biggest coconut milk producers in Thailand force monkeys to pick their coconuts. As a...

Amazon Greens the NHL With New Climate Pledge Arena

Global delivery giant Amazon has renamed Seattle's KeyArena, future home of the city's unnamed NHL (National Hockey League) team, the Climate Pledge Arena. The newly-christened...

COVID Frontline Doctor Has Rescued 1,000 Abandoned Dogs

Susana Somali is a clinical pathologist, a mother of two, and a hero to the animals. She's been working on the frontline of the Covid-19...

French MP Pushes to End Animal Abuse With Harsher Penalties

A French MP is cracking down on animal cruelty. Loïc Dombreval, MP of the Alpes-Maritimes, wants to end animal abuse by imposing harsher penalties. Dombreval...

The International Space Station’s Antenna to Protect Wild Animals

An antenna on the International Space Station (ISS) is transmitting data that could help protect wild animals. The International Cooperation for Animal Research Using Space...

Colorado Just Banned All Cages for 6 Million Egg-Laying Chickens

Colorado just became the sixth state to ban cage confinement for egg-laying hens. HB20-1343, called Egg-laying Hen Confinement Standards, passed the state legislature last month...