environment

That’s So Leo: Leonardo DiCaprio Took A Private Jet To Accept An Environmental Award

Do we have to be mad at him for this? (The correct answer is, of course. But my heart goes on for Leo and his selfish, evil ways.) More »


Donald Trump Talking About Hairspray Is The Best (And Worst) Thing You’ll See All Day

If you have two minutes to spare, Donald Trump talking about hairspray is guaranteed to be the best (and probably worst) thing you’ve laid your eyes on all day. I’m personally straight-up done watching these videos of Trump acting a fool — unless Samantha Bee masterfully tackles it on her show — but this is pretty… More »


Sacrificing Pizza Is Not The Way To Save The Environment

Wood-burning stoves have been (kind of sort of not really) banned in the birthplace of pizza. More »


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 ecologically beneficial agricultural phantom. Scientists, farmers, retailers, and even growing numbers of American lawmakers across the political spectrum know that hemp and marijuana are chemically and… More »


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! More »


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 with his side order of shut the fuck up, he can thank tampons for the fact that his water is clean and safe to drink. More »


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 been caused by a variety of factors that started well before the droughts.

I remember the ’80s and early-’90s as a kid, when… More »


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 DNA sequences from cows into yeast, from which milk proteins could then be extracted. Fat would be taken from vegetable sources, and vitamins, minerals, and… More »


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 the world, and bros are sent to fix it.
He’s referring to the People’s Climate March, by the way. … More »


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 it filling up a landfill. Obviously, this doesn’t stop me from buying it, which is part of why I’m telling you — to publicly guilt… More »


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 oil spills. How heartbreaking is that? A federal government study was conducted looking into the effects of the spill, and the sobering results were released… More »


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 the side of London’s Shard building, in order to protest arctic drilling.

The Shard was chosen for its proximity to Shell Oil’s building. More »


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 the term best used to describe my habits. I can say with all honesty that I have never taken a shower in under 20 minutes;… More »


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 to take action. The latest venture into green comes from the CFDA and Vogue with Clean by Design, a new partnership with National Resources Defense… More »


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, but this is more serious. Us ladies are “wasting” billions of liters of water every year leaving the water running while we shave our legs. More »


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 stains on her big day, but at least designer Jenna Braga proves she could hack it on one of those weird “Project Runway” challenges. And… More »


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. Ellen Page dropped facts about composting — apparently if you build it right, it doesn’t smell! — and announced how she and her eco-village pals… More »


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 important to remember that between schlepping groceries, gym clothes, and random finds around town, more than a few germs have most likely found their way… More »


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, eco-friendly tote, so went a little DIY happy and screened an image of the covetable purse onto a canvas bag. Born from the creative moment… More »


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 new Greenpeace report, points to the denim factories lining the banks of the water. Clearly, China is a huge manufacturer of consumer goods, and the… More »


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