A steam pipe explosion in New York City has sparked fears of asbestos contamination — here's why that's concerning

A steam pipe explosion in New York City has sparked fears of asbestos contamination — here's why that's concerning

Emergency responders examine the scene at a steam pipe explosion in Midtown Manhattan Brendan McDermid/Reuters A steam pipe explosion in New York City sent muck, steam, and asphalt into the air. Electric company ConEd is testing for asbestos contamination. Asbestos is a…

Why are greens silent over this ongoing ecological war?

Why are greens silent over this ongoing ecological war?

Hamas’ recent tactic of launching fire kites and balloons over the border from Gaza marks something new: ecological war. Why aren’t the world’s greens screaming at this “assault on the planet”? Since the end of March, Hamas-spurred terrorists have flown hundreds of…

Starbucks to DITCH plastic straws over environmental concerns

Starbucks to DITCH plastic straws over environmental concerns

Starbucks will ban plastic straws from all stores worldwide within two years, eliminating the use of 1 BILLION each year Starbucks Coffee Co. announced on Monday that its company-operated and licensed stores will no longer provide single-use plastic straws to its customers…

Vegan fashion that uses fur alternatives is BAD for the environment

Vegan fashion that uses fur alternatives is BAD for the environment

Sorry vegans! ‘Animal-friendly’ fashion that uses fur alternatives is BAD for the environment because of its use of plastic that can harm ocean creatures Consumers are increasingly looking to buy polyester and acrylic imitations However, many vegan-friendly fashion products produce synthetic fibres…

Where to get the Love Island look from bikinis to slides… plus the best of the summer dresses

Where to get the Love Island look from bikinis to slides… plus the best of the summer dresses

Whether it's this week's Love Island looks making a splash, or new statistics about the environmental impact our clothing is having, the fashion world never stops. This week, Fashion Assistant Daisy Jordan talks you through all things Fabulous in fashion… #TRENDING TV…

What You Should Know About Sunscreen Chemicals Oxybenzone And Octinoxate

What You Should Know About Sunscreen Chemicals Oxybenzone And Octinoxate

On Wednesday, Hawaiian lawmakers passed a bill banning the sale and distribution of sunscreens containing oxybenzone and octinoxate, chemicals thought to be harmful to the ocean’s coral reefs. The ingredients can potentially increase coral’s susceptibility to bleaching, and up to 14,000 tons of sunscreen…

A Silicon Valley biotech hub that offers startups $250,000 says venture capitalists are missing out on 3 big breaks

A Silicon Valley biotech hub that offers startups $250,000 says venture capitalists are missing out on 3 big breaks

A “chicken” strip made from IndieBio-backed startup Memphis Meats. Memphis Meats Silicon Valley’s 33,000-company startup scene is highly competitive. Arvind Gupta is the founder of a fast-growing biotech incubator called IndieBio that funded meat alternative startup Memphis Meats, which is now backed…

Great Barrier Reef Restoration And Protection Plans Underway In Australia

Great Barrier Reef Restoration And Protection Plans Underway In Australia

Climate change and starfish have decimated the once-thriving coral reef. Australia is planning on investing hundreds of millions of dollars towards protecting and restoring the Great Barrier Reef, which has been decimated by climate change and a voracious starfish, BBC News is…

One of the scariest effects of climate change might already be happening — and it'd mean our projections are way off

One of the scariest effects of climate change might already be happening — and it'd mean our projections are way off

This is the Mertz Glacier in January 2017. Alessandro Silvano Warm waters are pooling underneath Antarctic glaciers in a way that’s causing glaciers to melt more rapidly and preventing the formation of cool water beneath Antarctica, according to a new study. This…

Putin's nuclear 'doomsday machine' could trigger 300-foot tsunamis — but the worst effects might come from the fallout

Putin's nuclear 'doomsday machine' could trigger 300-foot tsunamis — but the worst effects might come from the fallout

Paramount / "Deep Impact" Vladimir Putin recently said Russia is developing a nuclear-powered torpedo that could detonate a “massive” nuclear weapon. Such a device might create a 300-foot-tall tsunami if exploded in the right location, and could rain long-lasting radioactive fallout on…

Half of the Great Barrier Reef has died since 2016 — here's what happens if all coral reefs on Earth die off

Half of the Great Barrier Reef has died since 2016 — here's what happens if all coral reefs on Earth die off

Some of the corals here are already bleaching, losing their color, which is a sign that they’re being stressed by heat or acidity. The Ocean Agency/XL Catlin Seaview Survey/Richard Vevers Since 2016, coral bleaching events have killed off approximately half of the…

'Ghost net' kills hundreds of sharks and other fish after they get tangled in huge underwater web

'Ghost net' kills hundreds of sharks and other fish after they get tangled in huge underwater web

British fisherman Dominick Martin-Mayes made the horrifying discovery off the Cayman Islands, where he and his friends found the "solid net of decomposing fish and sharks" on Monday afternoon. Heartbreaking photos show an Oceanic whitetip shark trapped in the outer web –…

The environment also suffers when it comes to period shaming

The environment also suffers when it comes to period shaming

Are women so embarrassed by their periods that they forgo their commitments to sustainability? New research reveals that 97 percent of women are concerned about the environment, yet 85 percent choose an environmentally harmful method of tampon disposal (flushing down the toilet)…