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    Big Businesses Join in on Growing Veganuary Challenge

    Big Businesses Join in on Growing Veganuary Challenge

    Veganuary is a challenge that encourages people to follow a vegan diet for the first month of a new year. Each year, more and more people participate. This year, some major businesses are getting involved too, setting a promising example for a future with less meat.

    Settlement Reached Over Longest-Running Oil Spill in U.S. History

    Settlement Reached Over Longest-Running Oil Spill in U.S. History

    A Louisiana energy company is finally paying for the longest-running oil spill in U.S. history. Taylor Energy has agreed to pay more than $43 million in penalties and transfer a further $432 million to the Department of the Interior as a trust to complete the cleanup of the 17-year spill, the Department of Justice announced […]

    British Airways to Start Using Sustainable Jet Fuel Next Year

    British Airways to Start Using Sustainable Jet Fuel Next Year

    British Airways announced Friday that it would become the first airline to use sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) produced at a commercial scale in the UK. The company struck a deal with Phillips 66 Limited, which will produce thousands of tons of sustainable jet fuel that the airline will begin to use for commercial flights in […]

    Shell Abandons Controversial UK Oilfield Exploration

    Shell Abandons Controversial UK Oilfield Exploration

    Climate campaigners are celebrating a “death blow” to a controversial UK oil exploration project after Shell announced it would no longer participate. The fossil-fuel giant was set to explore the Cambo oilfield to the west of Shetland, but pulled out Thursday night, The Press and Journal reported. “This really should be the deathblow for Cambo,” […]

    Could Mushroom-Based Leather Be High Fashion’s Next It Material?

    Could Mushroom-Based Leather Be High Fashion’s Next It Material?

    Could mushrooms create a vegan leather that doesn’t harm animals or contribute to the climate crisis? In the past year, high fashion has turned to a material called mycelium, which can be grown from fungi in weeks but has the look and feel of calfskin. Experts think that working with mushrooms could give designers a […]

    IKEA to Phase Out Plastic Packaging by 2028

    IKEA to Phase Out Plastic Packaging by 2028

    Furniture giant IKEA has pledged to phase out plastic packaging by 2028. The announcement, made November 23, is the company’s latest attempt to “have a positive impact on both people and planet.” “Phasing out plastic in consumer packaging is the next big step on our journey to make packaging solutions more sustainable and support the […]

    Why Do Walmart, Amazon, Target and IKEA Have Such High Shipping Emissions?

    Why Do Walmart, Amazon, Target and IKEA Have Such High Shipping Emissions?

    As a congestion crisis continues to stall polluting container ships in ports around the world, there is a growing awareness of the role that international shipping plays in both the climate crisis and the public-health impacts of air pollution. Released on Cyber Monday, a new report from Ship It Zero coalition members Stand.earth and Pacific […]