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Hunters to be allowed to shoot almost double the amount of black rhinos in South Africa

South Africa can now hunt up to nine adult rhinos per year, almost double of what they were initially allowed after convincing the panel that the money raised will support conservation of the critically endangered species at this year’s CITES conference in Geneva.   The decision follows the recent upsurge of the black rhino population. The …

The Amazon Rainforest Is Burning Down

Wildfires in the Amazon are often re-occuring during the dry season in Brazil; however, this year in particular has been a lot worse than previous. INPE claims that the amount of wildfires are not to be blamed for the dry season entirely, as the amount of illegal deforestation fires increase for agriculture space.  Smoke from …

Half a Billion Bees Have Died in Brazil

More than 500 million bees died in four Brazilian states and that too in a span of 90 days, reported Bloomberg. In Rio Grande do Sul alone, 400 million bees dropped dead. On inspection, most of these insects were reportedly poisoned by insecticides containing neonicotinoids and fipronil that were officially banned by the EU in …

Iceland Just Held a Funeral for its First Glacier Lost to Climate Change

We’re losing to global warming and Mother Nature is not impressed. Iceland commemorated the death of its Okjökull – a glacier spanning 16sq km (6.2 square miles) in 1892 but reduced to a mere 0.7sq km (0.2 square miles) in 2012. The glacier was declared dead in 2014 and its glacier tag, jökull, was dropped …

Millie Bobby Brown launches vegan cruelty free beauty brand

Millie Brown is the latest actor to join the beauty bandwagon with her own cosmetic line, Florence by Mills, following the likes of Selena Gomez, Kylie Jenner, Ciara and Hailey Bieber. She states that she wants to have a brand that “represents individuality”. She unveiled the brand through a promotional video on Instagram featuring young …

Nike’s new vegan Air Max 90 sneakers made with sawdust

Nike collaborates with Maharishi to introduce its Vegan Air Max 90s made from reused sawdust, recycled foam, and organic cotton to celebrate the opening of its flagship store in New York City’s Tribeca neighborhood this week. The shoes bear signature features of both the brands.  The upper is available in ‘maha Olive’ dyed with pomegranate …

Creepy adult men are harassing teen climate activist Greta Thunberg on Twitter

This amazing teenager, Greta Thunberg, a Swedish climate change activist on a mission to stop global warming practices, is currently being trolled by many adults who don’t agree to her ways. Undeterred, Thunberg is going strong in her quest and actively participates in international forums to be heard.   As per The Mary Sue report, she …

San Francisco airport is banning plastic water bottles today

In line with San Francisco International Airport’s (SFO) five-year strategic plan launched in 2016, the airport will no longer sell plastic water bottles from today.   Flyers will now have to carry their own refillable bottles made of aluminum, glass or certified compostable materials – or buy them on-site. This ban is further to the airport’s …

Ex-SeaWorld trainers reveal whales were drugged and starved

Ex-SeaWorld trainers open up on how whales were confined, ill-treated, drugged, and starved to control their behaviors and to make them perform. Jeffrey Ventre and John Hargrove, who worked at the Orlando theme park for years confessed that although they were initially thrilled to become trainers, soon came to loathe their jobs after seeing whales …

Vegan activist Greta Thunberg wins GQ ‘Game Changer of the Year’ award

Teenage vegan activist Greta Thunberg has become the first recipient of the GQ Men Of The Year award, in an honour which has been created specifically to honour her tireless environmental work. The Swedish schoolgirl is pictured on the front page of the magazine, which reveals her Game Changer Of The Year award for September …

London university bans beef on campus to fight climate change

London’s Goldsmiths University has banned the sale of beef in all cafes and shops on campus in an effort to reduce its carbon footprint. When the new academic year starts this September, no food outlets will stock beef as the university attempts to become carbon neutral by 2025. The campus will also introduce a 10p …

Lidl launches reusable fruit and veg bags

Shoppers have heaped praise on supermarket Lidl for introducing new reusable loose fruit and veg bags. The company has launched the new scheme in a bid to cut down on single-use plastics. Lidl explained on social media: “We’ve introduced these reusable bags for your fruit and veg. Grab one in store to re-use every time …