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The Greta Thunberg of China, Howey Ou, Raises Her Voice for Environmental Awareness

In many countries, climate change activists have taken to the streets, bringing their governments to task, but in China, one figure seems to be fighting alone. Howey Ou says it’s her “life mission” to spark change before it’s too late. “The climate emergency is the biggest threat to the survival of mankind,” Ou told The Japan […]

Rare Snow Covers Joshua Tree National Park

The dry landscape of Joshua Tree National Park was covered in layers of white due to a rare snowfall around Christmas time, making it a joyous and picturesque surprise for visitors. The substantial temperature drop in southeastern California owing to the storm last week made way for a snowy carpet for those who trekked through […]

The Benefits of Compassionate Eating

Consuming fewer animal products in your diet can have many benefits, for the environment, your health, and of course for animal welfare. These are just a few of the benefits of compassionate eating. The environmental impacts of industrial-scale agriculture are huge. The statistics from the U.S. are telling. We can take just one aspect of […]

Man Captures Rare Jellyfish Sprite Lightning

When thinking of lightning, most people would come up with images of white, thin strips of light snaking through the sky. However, this is...

Trees and Green Roofs Can Help Reduce the Urban Heat Island Effect

An urban heat island is an urban area that is significantly warmer than its surrounding rural areas. The temperature difference is typically larger at...

Do Face Masks Increase Pollution?

Before the coronavirus pandemic, people used to wear face masks to protect themselves from air pollution. With the spread of COVID-19, the use of...

4 Ways to Make Fashion Sustainable

It is estimated that the fashion industry accounts for 10 percent of carbon emissions and 20 percent of wastewater generation every year. Almost half...

Why Are Australian Bushfires Becoming More Intense and More Frequent?

Living on the east side of an outer Melbourne suburb, in the first week of January 2020 clouds of smoky haze drifted past my...

Balloons Are the No. 1 Marine Debris Risk of Mortality for Seabirds

A new IMAS and CSIRO collaborative study has found that balloons are the highest-risk plastic debris item for seabirds — they are 32 times...

East Asia New Threat to Ozone Recovery

Earlier this year, the United Nations announced some much-needed positive news about the environment: The ozone layer, which shields the Earth from the Sun’s...

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