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    How to Participate in Veganuary 2022

    How to Participate in Veganuary 2022

    Are you looking for a New Year’s Resolution that will be healthy for both you and the planet? Veganuary is here to support you in trying out a plant-based diet for the first 31 days of 2022, and maybe beyond. “I think that January is the perfect time to try vegan,” Veganuary U.S. Director Wendy […]

    A UK Charity Is Bringing Ghost Ponds Back to Life

    A UK Charity Is Bringing Ghost Ponds Back to Life

    A conservation charity in the UK is bringing ghost ponds back to life. The Norfolk Wildlife Trust is excavating the ice-age era ponds on two rural sites, with a view towards restoring the original seed banks buried with the ponds when they were filled in for agriculture. “This is restoration from within,” Jonathan Preston of […]

    Cleared Land Can Return to Tropical Forest in Just 20 Years

    Cleared Land Can Return to Tropical Forest in Just 20 Years

    From the rapid rate of Amazon deforestation to the rainforest’s new role as a net emitter of carbon dioxide, the news about tropical rainforests is looking pretty grim. Now, a study published in Science Thursday offers some hopeful news for a change: previously forested land can return to nearly 80 percent of its old-growth status […]

    First IVF Corals Spawn Successfully on Great Barrier Reef

    First IVF Corals Spawn Successfully on Great Barrier Reef

    There’s hope that an innovative idea may have what it takes to help save the beleaguered Great Barrier Reef. For the first time, Coral IVF babies have themselves reproduced on a previously degraded reef, the Great Barrier Reef Foundation (GBRF) announced Monday. “We couldn’t be more excited to see that these coral babies have grown […]

    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 […]

    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 […]