Environment

Straw Keyring Company Raises $1.8 Million for a Single-Use Plastic-Free Earth

A California Kickstarter campaign which smashed its initial funding target and raised $1.8 million on the site, is on a mission to eradicate the use of disposable plastic straws completely. Named FinalStraw, the product is simple, a dishwasher safe, eco-friendly,...

Indiana Cancels Bobcat Hunting Season Amid Public Outcry

The state of Indiana's Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has unanimously voted to cancel this year's bobcat hunting season. The vote was spurred by protests from animal activists, calling the hunting season a "death sentence" for Indiana's wildlife. The bobcat is...

20.6 Million Animals Saved By Eating Vegetarian Once a Week For a Decade, Finds New Report

A new impact analysis report highlights the substantially positive impact that eating vegetarian just one day a week has on the planet and farmed animals. The report was released by the Humane Society of the United States' (HSUS) Harvard fellow, Dr. Helen Harwatton....

UK to Create the World’s First Plastic-Free Parliament

The British Parliament has announced plans to eliminate single-use plastic from its premises starting this summer. The first action will be to ban plastic water bottles and to implement a "latte levy" on disposable coffee cups, virtually eliminating plastics from the...

Park City Mayor Wants the Sundance City to Go Vegan With Him

Andy Beerman, the Mayor of Park City, Utah, best known as home to the Sundance Film Festival, is set to take a ten-day vegan challenge and is encouraging the mountain community to join him. Beerman and his wife have reportedly been considering switching to a vegan...