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Leonardo DiCaprio says animals are ‘worth more alive’, calls for wildlife trade ban

Leonardo DiCaprio took to Instagram to applaud Vietnam’s move to ban all imports of wild animals, dead or alive, to reduce further pandemic risk. Hollywood celebrity and environmentalist Leonardo DiCaprio has once again pushed for the need to ban illegal wildlife trade saying animals are ‘worth more alive’. In April, the Oscar winner joined the …

3 billion animals killed or harmed by Australia’s ‘worst wildfires’

Australia’s catastrophic bushfires in late 2019 and early 2020 have been described as one of the worst wildlife disasters in modern history A new interim report on Australia’s devastating wildfires estimates that nearly three billion animals were either killed or displaced in 2019 and 2020. The fires that ravaged more than 11.46m hectares (28.31m acres) …

Vietnam bans wild animal imports and markets in COVID-19 crackdown

‘This rapacious appetite for wildlife is endangering not just these species’ survival, but is endangering people’s lives too’ A new directive signed by Vietnam Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc bans wildlife imports including eggs, organs or body parts.  It also announces a crackdown on illegal hunting, killing or advertising of wild animals. The move comes …

Air and Grace launch ‘long-awaited’ first ever vegan shoe collection

‘With veganism moving heavily into the mainstream, it felt only natural and in keeping with the Air and Grace ethos to provide not only vegans, but all women’ London based shoe brand Air & Grace is launching its first-ever ‘long-awaited’ sustainable line- The Vegan Collection, this autumn. According to the brand, the collection is made …

The largest ever ocean clean-up removes 103 tons of plastic waste

‘The oceans can’t wait for these nets and debris to break down into microplastics which impair the ocean’s ability to store carbon and toxify the fragile ocean food web’ Around 103 tons (206,000 pounds) of fishing nets and plastics trash was removed from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch located between the coasts of California and …

Jaden Smith launches first vegan New Balance sneaker

The new vegan sneaker is a reflection of ‘Jaden’s passion for sustainability and progressive fashion’ Actor Jaden Smith has launched his first unisex sneaker made from vegan leather. The 22-year-old – who is known for his efforts in environmental and social activism apart from his connection with stardom collaborated with footwear brand New Balance to …

Amazon invests $2 billion to tackle climate change crisis with sustainable technologies

‘Each prospective investment will be judged on its potential to accelerate the path to zero carbon and help protect the planet for future generations’ As part of its “Climate Pledge” announced last September- Amazon is launching a new $2 billion venture capital fund to help companies developing “sustainable and decarbonizing technologies.” The company hopes the …

Hector Bellerin promises to plant 3,000 trees for every Arsenal win this football season

‘(It is) important to look after our world and donate to a cause which really affects us all’ Yesterday, Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin announced that he has partnered with environmental charity One Tree Planted in a move to support the green movement and raise awareness on climate issues. In an Instagram post, the vegan sportsperson …

Carbon emissions ‘rapidly’ surge as corona lockdown rules ease

‘Very few countries still have stringent confinement. We expected emissions to come back’ CO2 emission levels are shooting up ‘rapidly’ as COVID-19 lockdown measures are gradually relaxed around the world. A study published last month in the journal Nature Climate Change reported that global emissions were 17% lower in April amid peak lockdown period when …

2 Iconic Adidas originals just got a vegan makeover

Adidas Originals- Samba and the Continental 80 have been revamped using vegan materials as part of the “Our Icons go Vegan” line. Today, Adidas released animal-free versions of its classic sneakers- Samba and Continental 80 in the U.S. under its ‘Our Icons Go Vegan’ range. Both the sneakers are constructed from a PU-coated recycled polyester …