Environment & Climate Change News | Totally Vegan Buzz

Beef production is rapidly destroying the Great Barrier Reef

The beef industry is having a catastrophic impact on the Great Barrier Reef as deforestation drives harmful chemicals into the sea and greenhouse gas emissions cause temperatures to rise.  The Wilderness Society conducted a spatial data audit to analyze the damage of high levels of land clearing and erosions in the Great Barrier Reef region …

Sainsbury’s launches affordable vegan shoe range made from recycled plastic

Sainsbury’s has launched a range of affordable, sustainable vegan shoes for women called Love Our Planet Footwear. The UK supermarket’s new shoe range is approved by PETA as totally vegan friendly and fur free. The brand is also made from sustainable and recycled materials. All shoes are made from at least partially recycled polyester, some …

Canada turns 165,000 square miles of sea into a sanctuary

The Canadian government has stepped up to protect endangered Arctic animals by opening two large ocean sanctuaries spanning a total of 427,000 square kilometers (165,000 square miles). To help animals threatened by global warming, Canada has set up the two marine sanctuaries in the Arctic Ocean. According to National Geographic, the new sanctuaries will conserve …

UK Halloween costumes to generate plastic waste equivalent of 83 million bottles

A study has revealed that this year Halloween costumes bought in the UK will contain 2,000 tonnes of plastic – waste equivalent to 83 million plastic bottles. Hubbub and the family nature charity Fairyland Trust investigated 324 clothing items sold by 19 retailers and have found that 83 percent of the material used for Halloween …

Greta Thunberg urges millions of followers to go vegan

Climate activist Greta Thunberg has urged millions of followers on social media to ditch animal products from their diet to save the planet.  The Swedish teenager, who is vegan herself, posted a picture on Facebook after she met vegan sensation Esther the Wonder Pig. “Such a pleasure to finally meet Esther the Wonder Pig and …

New ocean cleaning machine successfully removes fishing nets and microplastics

A huge new machine has begun collecting plastic strewn across the ocean. Netherlands-based nonprofit company Ocean Cleanup has been perfecting the new contraption, and the latest prototype is capable of collecting all kinds of plastics, from huge ghost fishing nets which have been discarded in the sea to microplastics which are 1 millimeter in diameter.  …

IKEA’s indoor garden lets you grow vegetables all year round

IKEA’s new indoor garden system gives you the freedom to grow your own vegetables all year round inside your home. The furniture retailer has launched a hydroponic garden in an attempt to provide a more environmentally friendly product range. Ikea’s KRYDDA/VÄXER indoor garden system allows anyone to grow fresh produce at home regardless of constraints …

Billie Eilish plans most eco-friendly world tour ever

Billie Eilish has announced that she has teamed up with an environmental organization to make her upcoming world tour ‘as green as possible’. The 17-year-old celebrity singer was on Jimmy Fallon’s The Tonight Show where she revealed her plans on making her upcoming Where Do We Go? world tour starting in March as eco-friendly as …

49% of UK adults don’t know recycling helps the environment

Recent poll results indicated that almost two thirds of Brits are unaware of how they can do their bit to tackle climate change, and half don’t know that recycling is good for the planet. Smart Energy GB surveyed more than 4,000 UK adults as part of its Missing Piece campaign to emphasize the impact of …

Extinction Rebellion: Top Twitter responses to people who find climate protests annoying

Extinction Rebellion’s protests have brought London to a standstill as activists blocked off roads, bridges and meat markets.  The group’s climate protests have hit unprecedented levels and spread across the world, with hundreds of arrests made already. The group’s dedicated animal rights section camped out at London’s largest meat market, Smithfield, to protest against the …

Scientists urge governments to stop serving meat in schools and hospitals

A group of scientists has urged governments to restrict meat and dairy consumption in a bid to offset the looming global climate issue. More than 60 scientists from 11 countries signed an open letter urging city mayors worldwide to set a limit on the quantities of meat and dairy served in public canteens and to …

Tiny dead turtle washes up on Florida beach with 104 pieces of plastic in its stomach

A turtle so small it can fit in the palm of your hand washed up dead on a beach in Florida with 104 pieces of plastic in its stomach.  Gumbo Limbo Nature Center in Boca Raton revealed the devastating and fatal damage done by pieces of plastics to the young turtle in a post on …