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Fighting Climate Change Through Wetlands Protection

Fighting Climate Change Through Wetlands Protection

February 2 is World Wetlands Day, and if an environmental issue ever needed a day dedicated to raising awareness, it would be wetlands protection. For most of human history, wetlands have been known as swamps or bogs, believed to be the source of disease, and scorned as unproductive. Wetlands have been and continue to be systematically destroyed around the world. […]

Students Help Track Climate Impact on Marine Species

Students Help Track Climate Impact on Marine Species

As ocean temperatures rise, species are forced to flee their natural homes in search of cooler waters. In the long term, marine protected areas may no longer match the places where species live. The UN Sciences Organization has decided to combine STEM education and citizen science with its project to map marine species habitats in an effort to accelerate data […]

The Carbon Impact of Email Newsletter Subscriptions

The Carbon Impact of Email Newsletter Subscriptions

Adopting a sustainable lifestyle means we strive to understand the impact of our choices, from the products we buy to the actions we take. A recent email exchange with an Earth911 reader prompted us to investigate the carbon impact of our email subscriptions. It also made us think about the trade-offs we all make in life when trying to reduce […]

Hunting Invasive Species for the Environment

Hunting Invasive Species for the Environment

Hunting has driven many species to extinction, while many more species continue to be threatened by poachers. But when hunters turn their attention to invasive species, they can provide an environmental benefit. In some places, authorities encourage hunting invasive species by making it a competitive sport. Here are a few ways that hunters can use their skills to benefit the […]

3 DIY Mouthwashes to Help You & Mother Nature Smile Brighter

3 DIY Mouthwashes to Help You & Mother Nature Smile Brighter

Did you know that you can make your own mouthwash at home? It’s just one of many personal care products that you can easily make using ingredients that you may even already have in the pantry. Making products at home gives you control over the ingredients so you can avoid harsh chemicals that you may not want on or in […]

How Can We Reduce Our Demand for Unsustainable Palm Oil?

How Can We Reduce Our Demand for Unsustainable Palm Oil?

Does the mention of palm oil make you think about deforestation, habitat destruction, and exploited workers? You’re not alone. You’ve likely heard that palm oil is unsustainable, but that’s not the whole story. We can help reduce its environmental impact by becoming informed, advocating for change, and choosing sustainably farmed palm oil. Palm oil, an ingredient in more than 50% […]

Is Carbon-Free Nuclear Fusion Energy Just Around the Corner?

Is Carbon-Free Nuclear Fusion Energy Just Around the Corner?

About 800,000 years after humans first used and controlled fire, scientists at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s National Ignition Facility (NIF) in Berkeley, Calif., ignited a new kind of fire for the first time. On December 5, a nuclear fusion reaction successfully produced more power than it took to start. Then, it flickered out. A potentially limitless source of carbon-free […]

We Earthlings: For Every Million Cellphones Recycled

We Earthlings: For Every Million Cellphones Recycled

It’s important to recycle electronics to ensure that toxic materials are properly disposed of and to reduce our waste. Recycling e-waste also reclaims valuable and limited resources like copper and cold. For example, for every million cellphones recycled, as much as 3,500 pounds of copper and 75 pounds of gold could be reclaimed for use in new products. Data source: Earth911 […]

5 Natural Remedies for Grief

5 Natural Remedies for Grief

If you have experienced a loss in your life recently — whether it’s the death of a family member, a divorce, or even a breakup — you know how deeply it can impact every aspect of your physical and emotional well-being. I have been traveling a bit of a rough road myself lately, and I have found these five natural […]