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Victory! ‘InStyle’ Is First Major Fashion Magazine to Ban Fur
by Michelle Kretzer
In another landmark victory for animals, InStyle has become the first major fashion magazine to ban fur from its pages.
In an announcement posted to Instagram, Editor in Chief Laura Brown said that she has avoided photographing or advertising fur since she has been at the helm of the publication, but now the magazine will be officially fur-free.
PETA is sending Brown and the InStyle team chinchilla-shaped vegan chocolates to—as our Senior Vice President Dan Mathews put it—"celebrate this sweet victory for compassion in fashion."
InStyle's decision is the latest in a recent surge of fashion powerhouses—including Michael Kors, Jimmy Choo, John Galliano, Donatella Versace, Donna Karan and Gucci—who have turned their backs on the cruel fur industry following PETA campaigns. We're certain that more victories are soon to come.
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By Gretchen Goldman
The Independent Particulate Matter Review Panel has released their consensus recommendations to the EPA administrator on the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Particulate Matter. The group of 20 independent experts, that were disbanded by Administrator Wheeler last October and reconvened last week, hosted by the Union of Concerned Scientists, has now made clear that the current particulate pollution standards don't protect public health and welfare.
By Julia Ries
- Antibiotic resistance has doubled in the last 20 years.
- Additionally a new study found one patient developed resistance to a last resort antibiotic in a matter of weeks.
- Health experts say antibiotic prescriptions should only be given when absolutely necessary in order to avoid growing resistance.
Over the past decade, antibiotic resistance has emerged as one of the greatest public health threats.
By Simon Evans
Renewable sources of electricity are set for rapid growth over the next five years, which could see them match the output of the world's coal-fired power stations for the first time ever.