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Faroe Islands’ Sea Red With Blood As Annual Whale Slaughter Begins

*Warning: this article contains images that some people may find distressing* Is it a ‘blood sport’ or a ‘humane and quick’ tradition? The annual whale hunt has commenced in the Faroe Islands, drawing sharp criticism from animal rights organizations and igniting a complex debate over cultural traditions. Each year, the remote Faroe Islands, nestled between …

Out With The Chicken, In With…Hemp? How Farmers Are Switching From Animal Farming To Crops!

The evolving landscape of agriculture is witnessing a pivotal shift as an increasing number of farmers move away from traditional livestock farming to embrace more sustainable, environmentally friendly practices. This transformation is not only crucial for ethical farming but also plays a vital role in combating climate change. Mike Weaver, who previously raised chickens under …

Celebrities offer £1M to Prince William to add plant-based category in Earthshot Prize

Open Letter calls for inclusion of “Advance a Plant-Based Food System” category to tackle climate crisis Renowned celebrities and vegan organization GenV have joined forces to advocate for the inclusion of an “Advance a Plant-Based Food System” category in the prestigious Earthshot Prize. Launched in 2020 by Prince William and the iconic naturalist David Attenborough, …

Scientists warn of angrier sharks as oceans reach record temperature

The sea surface temperatures have reached an average of 20.96C – beating the earlier highest of 20.95C recorded in 2016. Scientists warn that sharks may become more aggressive as a result of the world’s oceans warming at an alarming rate. According to Copernicus, the EU’s weather service, the sea surface temperatures have reached an average …

Daryl Hannah’s hoax plastic-free Barbie ad highlights famous doll’s environmental impact

“Barbie has changed in many ways since I was a girl, but under the surface, she’s still toxic.” To make the most of Barbie’s phenomenal success and the ensuing mania “Splash” star Daryl Hannah helped carry out an elaborate environmental hoax against toy company Mattel. The 62-year-old was featured in an ad announcing Mattel’s new …

The COP28 climate summit will finally’ serve mostly vegan food’, UN confirms

“My team has been working to ensure the availability of plant-based food options that are affordable, nutritious, and locally and regionally sourced, with clear emissions labeling.” This year, the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP28) will prioritize plant-based food options, a move happening for the first time in its history.   COP28 is scheduled to be …

Greta Thunberg uses viral Barbie trend to protest new oil and gas project

The proposed Rosebank project, if approved, is expected to produce up to 500 million barrels of oil with a consequent catastrophic impact on the environment. Climate activist Greta Thunberg has used a viral Barbie trend to protest the development of Rosebank’s oil and gas field. The proposed Rosebank project, if approved, is expected to produce …

Belgium bans trophy hunting imports to protect endangered species

Belgium has taken a definitive step in protecting wildlife by approving a draft to ban the import of hunting trophies of endangered animal species. It was put forth by Zakia Khattabi, Minister of Climate, the Environment, Sustainable Development, and Green Deal. The proposal aims to protect species typically killed for sport such as the hippopotamus, …

Greta Thunberg charged with disobeying police order during climate protest

“The climate crisis is already a matter of life and death for countless people. We choose to not be bystanders, and instead, physically stop the fossil fuel infrastructure. We are reclaiming the future.” Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg has been charged with disobeying the law after she defied police orders to leave a climate protest …

New Zealand becomes first country to ban thin plastic bags from supermarkets

The new ban on thin bags will eliminate 150 million plastic produce bags from circulation each year.  This week, New Zealand became the first country to officially ban all single-use plastic that supermarket customers use to collect their fruit and vegetables. The move is part of a bigger campaign against single-use plastics. In a bid …

IKEA to introduce plant-based version of iconic hot dog

“We want to offer more plant-based alternatives with a lower climate impact. Choosing plant-based food often impacts climate footprint less than animal-based options.” Vegans in Europe will be delighted to learn that they can soon enjoy plant-based versions of Ikea’s iconic hot dogs. The brand has developed its new recipe in a modern way with …

King Charles joins YouTube to tackle the climate crisis

“We have forgotten sometimes, I think, that we are part of nature. So what we do to the world around us we are doing totally to ourselves.”  King Charles III has joined YouTube in hopes of addressing the climate crisis by communicating with more people. The British monarch launched a new channel for RE:TV, his …