Posts tagged "environment"

The Trials And Tribulations Of Hemp In America

Today is Earth Day and Monday was 4/20, which means we’re smack in the middle of a confluence of fascinating issues; specifically, issues surrounding hemp, America’s needlessly illegal and potentially…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | April 26, 2015 - 12:00 pm

Today’s Lady News: Earth Day Edition!

It’s the one day of the year we acknowledge this beautiful planet of ours and all the ways we’ve destroyed it!

Rebecca Vipond Brink | April 22, 2015 - 5:36 pm

How These Tampons (And Their “Handy Attached Strings!”) Are Cleaning Up Your Drinking Water

The next time a man tries to tell you that hearing about periods is disgusting, just remind him that if he wants a nice tall glass of water to go…

Beejoli Shah | March 31, 2015 - 5:15 pm

NASA Scientist Claims California Has About One Year Of Water Left

Today in apocalyptic sounding headlines, NASA scientist Jay Famiglietti was published in the Los Angeles Times’ op-ed section saying that California has about one year left of water. This has…

Katrin Higher | March 14, 2015 - 1:00 pm

Would You Drink Synthetic Milk?

Vegan scientists in San Francisco (of course) have built a startup (of course) to make synthetic dairy milk. I’m intrigued!

The synthetic milk would be created by inserting…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | October 28, 2014 - 1:30 pm

Surprise, Surprise: Elite Daily Wants You To Take These White Guy Climate “Brotesters” Seriously

What’s a brotest, you ask? Oh, you don’t ask, because you immediately get the idea? Let this red-Kool-Aid-swilling Reagansexual elaborate anyway:
It derives from when we see evil in

Rebecca Vipond Brink | September 26, 2014 - 5:10 pm

Recyclable Paper Coffee Cups Could Make Your Daily Starbucks Run Way More Earth-Friendly

I have a pretty hardcore to-go coffee habit. Every time I buy coffee in a disposable paper cup (which is often), part of me cringes inside at the thought of…

Claire Hannum | July 2, 2014 - 4:00 pm

The BP Oil Spill Is Making Dolphins Sick, And Now I Want To Cry

Dolphins living in an area affected by the 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico are now suffering from lung diseases and other problems that are consistent with…

Claire Hannum | December 20, 2013 - 12:40 pm

Right Now, 6 Women Are Scaling A 72-Story London Building To Protest Arctic Drilling

Sometimes to get the public’s attention, you have to go to pretty extreme lengths. Which is why six female Greenpeace activists are in the midst of a 1000-foot climb up…

Julie Gerstein | July 11, 2013 - 11:20 am

Do Not Want: Shower Coach 5-Minute Shower Timer

I am what one might call a leisurely bather. If one wished for some reason to paint me in a less flattering light, “bathroom hog” may or may not be…

Rachel Krause | February 21, 2013 - 12:20 pm

CFDA And Vogue Launch A New Green Initiative To Curb Fashion’s Carbon Footprint

April is Earth Month, so naturally it’s the perfect opportunity for the fashion world (and, it goes without saying, the world over) to stand up and do what they can…

Rachel Krause | April 21, 2012 - 3:00 pm

You’re Wasting Water By Shaving Your Legs, Ladies

Who is to blame for Mother Earth’s metastasizing environmental crisis? Women, of course. Are we tossing out too many sanitary napkins? Drinking too many lattes in cardboard cups? Well, yes,…

Jessica Wakeman | August 31, 2011 - 10:20 am

Behold, A Wedding Dress Made Out Of Newspaper

You’ve seen prom dresses fashioned with duct tape. The next DIY sartorial eyeful is a wedding dress made completely from newspaper. I can’t imagine any bride wants ink…

Jessica Wakeman | July 8, 2011 - 11:20 am

Jay Leno Tells Ellen Page “We Should Pee Together!”

Not many starlets would talk about pee on “The Tonight Show.” But then again, not many stars would ditch fake-baking in Hollywood for composting at an Oregon eco-village.

Jessica Wakeman | July 19, 2010 - 5:40 pm

I’m Not A (Clean) Plastic Bag

Hopefully by now, everyone’s invested in a few reusable totes for grocery trips instead of ruining the environment with plastic bags. But while you’re being all green and eco-friendly, it’s…

Bianca Posterli | June 28, 2010 - 4:20 pm

The Birkin Goes Green

If you can’t afford a Birkin but are desperate to show off your fashion sense, then get yourself to Taipei. Some genius over there recognized the need for a Birkin-inspired,…

Bianca Posterli | June 20, 2010 - 7:00 pm

Are Your Jeans Responsible For Polluting China’s Pearl River?

Pollution of the Pearl River has long posed a problem for China’s ecosystem; however, the degree of contamination has become twice as bad since 2007. One reason, according to a…

Leonora Epstein | April 27, 2010 - 6:50 pm

Eating Green Just Got Much Easier

Low-output shower heads kind of suck and fluorescent lighting can make a girl look tragic really fast, so some of us justify our unwillingness to switch over and help the…

Lily Q | January 22, 2010 - 4:20 pm

Perfume Has A Carbon Footprint?

Makes sense, actually. Just something you probably never thought of.

Now there’s the first carbon-free fragrance, brought to you by Blue Marble Energy and Sweet Anthem perfumes. Working…

Leonora Epstein | January 8, 2010 - 8:15 pm

Change Your Underpants, Change The World

Sometimes I feel bad for not recycling enough, but if going green is as easy as wearing environmentally friendly underpants and results in scoring at the office, I’m down.

Susannah Breslin | November 10, 2009 - 1:40 pm