Environment

Stop Using These 27 Plastic Things (And Use These Instead)

Stop Using These 27 Plastic Things (And Use These Instead)

We have a plastic problem. It’s at work, at home and even hiding in our hygiene products in the form of tiny beads. When it comes to pollution on a global scale, there’s no doubt that plastic is one of the biggest offenders. Here are 27 easy trades you can make in order to use less plastic in your daily life.

Eat Seafood? You’re Ingesting 11,000 Pieces Of Plastic Every Year

Eat Seafood? You’re Ingesting 11,000 Pieces Of Plastic Every Year

The quality of our seafood has been in the news a lot lately. First, we reported that Washington salmon contained cocaine and 80 other contaminants. Next, we covered the North American salmon that contained a Japanese tapeworm. Now, a new study has found that people who eat seafood are also eating plastic — 11,000 pieces of microplastic per year to be exact.

20 Awesome Holiday Gifts That Help The Planet (We Love #16)

20 Awesome Holiday Gifts That Help The Planet (We Love #16)

With the holiday season upon us, companies everywhere are vying for a chunk of your hard-earned cash. The average American will spend close to $1,000 on gifts for the holidays this year. Instead of finding the trendiest items and helping just one recipient, why not help an entire village while you’re at it? This holiday season, bring out your inner hippie and shop to make an impact.

Are We Taking Animal Testing Too Far?

Are We Taking Animal Testing Too Far?

Animals are remarkable in their ability to process complex information, react to physical and emotional stressors, respond to social cues and even mimic human behavior. It’s precisely for these reasons that scientists use animals — large and small — for a broad array of research purposes. From cosmetic testing to pharmaceutical trials, it’s estimated that 115 million animals are used each year in scientific labs around the world. But are we taking it too far?

10 Ways To Help The Standing Rock Water Protectors From Afar

10 Ways To Help The Standing Rock Water Protectors From Afar

How are you spending Cyber Monday? While we’re shopping for the best deals on holiday gifts after Thanksgiving, it’s easy to forget that there’s an ongoing fight for indigenous rights currently taking place on our own soil. Right now there are thousands of peaceful protesters — the majority Native Americans — at the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota.