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Is Your Perfume Sustainable?

Is Your Perfume Sustainable?

By Kamila Abdurashitova Perfumery might seem like a fairly benign business. It’s about personal scent more than anything else. But as one of the largest global luxury industries, perfume-making can have a significant impact on certain plants and animals valued for their rare scent profiles. Most perfume formulations are hidden behind one word on perfume […]

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    The Tragic Tale of Tony the Truck Stop Tiger

    The Tragic Tale of Tony the Truck Stop Tiger

    By Stephen Wells For more than six years, the Animal Legal Defense Fund fought tirelessly to save a tiger named Tony from a cage in the parking lot of a Louisiana truck stop. Sadly, we received news last week that Tony had died of kidney failure after spending 16 years confined to his cage, living […]

    Conservationists Sound Alarm on Plummeting Giraffe Numbers

    Conservationists Sound Alarm on Plummeting Giraffe Numbers

    By Rina Herzl Picture an animal enrobed in a fiery, jigsaw-patterned coat. A creature of such majestic height that it towers amongst the trees. As your eyes make their way up its long neck that appears to defy gravity, you find crowned atop its head two Seussian, horn-like protrusions framing dark, curious eyes fanned by […]

    EPA Adds Prison Locations to Its Environmental Justice Mapping Tool

    EPA Adds Prison Locations to Its Environmental Justice Mapping Tool

    By Zoe Loftus-Farren As an environmental reporter, it’s not every day that I get to communicate good news—the state of our environment often feels pretty bleak. But today, at least, there is a victory to celebrate: Thanks to the persistence of a small group of prison ecology advocates, the support of their allies, and the […]

    1 Pound of Essential Oil = 250 Pounds of Lavender

    1 Pound of Essential Oil = 250 Pounds of Lavender

    By Nikki Yeager Essential oils have enjoyed a boom in sales over the last decade as Western consumers search for alternatives to chemical-laden products that are toxic both to their bodies and to the planet. Since the first recorded essential oil blend was recorded in Egypt in 1,500 BC, people around the world have been […]

    30 Dolphins Illegally Captured Returned to Ocean Following Police Raid

    30 Dolphins Illegally Captured Returned to Ocean Following Police Raid

    Evidence recently uncovered by the nonprofit International Marine Mammal Project (IMMP) reveals two secret captures of more than 30 Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins in the Solomon Islands. According to IMMP, the dolphins were driven to shore in the Western Provinces of the country in an inhumane capture process similar to the dolphin drives in Taiji, Japan. […]