Meat Substitutes 101: Everything You Need to Know

The demand for plant-based meat alternatives has soared as concerns for animal welfare, biodiversity and environmental impact moved to the forefront of global news in the last few decades. A 2021 study published in Nature Food found that animal-based foods account for twice more greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions than plant-based foods. Researchers noted that 57% … Read more

7 Essential Health Benefits of Vitamin C

Your body can’t make vitamin C, which is water-soluble and found in fruits and vegetables from kiwi to kale. However, vitamin C is linked to many health benefits and serves many roles in the body that you may find extraordinary. 1. It Helps Make Collagen Collagen gives your skin a youthful appearance, but it is … Read more

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 … Read more

7 Easy Ways to Cut Down on Meat in Your Diet

It’s common knowledge that meat has an outsized impact on the environment, but a new study finds that the consequences are even more dire than previously thought. The study, published by Nature Research in 2021, determined that meat is responsible for nearly 60% of all food-production-related greenhouse gas emissions, which is 2x more than plant-based … Read more

5 Science-Backed Benefits of Arugula

Arugula has some weird common names, such as salad rocket, garden rocket, roquette and colewort. The benefits of arugula are definitely better than those names, and don’t worry: it doesn’t taste like rocket fuel. Arugula is from the plant family Brassicaceae (the “mustard greens” family), and you’ll recognize its relatives as cabbage, collards and cauliflower. … Read more

Lawsuit to Protect Arctic Polar Bears From Oil Drilling Launched Against Biden Administration

The Center for Biological Diversity filed a notice of intent this week to sue the U.S. Department of the Interior and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) for allegedly failing to adequately protect polar bears from a Western Arctic exploration project. Under the Endangered Species Act, a notice of intent is required 60 days before the … Read more

8 Environmental Instagram Accounts You Should Follow

Social media is no longer just a place for sharing selfies or pictures of puppies. Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, and Facebook have become important sources of information; nearly half of American adults report getting at least some of their news from social media. These platforms have become especially important for social movements, including environmentalism. We spend … Read more

From Record Warmth to Rare Snowfall, the U.S. Is in for an Extreme Weather Christmas

For many parts of the U.S., it looks like it’s going to be a Christmas of extreme weather. While cities in the Pacific Northwest could see a rare white Christmas, parts of the south-central U.S. could break heat records. “Dallas, Houston, Oklahoma City and Tulsa, Oklahoma, Little Rock, Arkansas, and Memphis, Tennessee, all stand to … Read more