Updated | October 9, 2023
Culture is what defines a society: it’s a collection of our shared beliefs and behaviors.
But diverse cultures aren’t only found within human societies – it’s becoming harder to ignore the role they play in animal populations as well.
From chimp societies to animals as unrelatable as fruit flies, animal culture is a certainty.
Updated | November 11, 2023
Plastic is one of the most controversial inventions of the 20th century.
There’s no end to the many uses it serves in our lives, yet, there’s a dark side to plastic that threatens our very existence.
So, how can we go about reducing the amount of plastic we use without disrupting our lives entirely?
Updated | October 4, 2023
We all know about cigarette butts, styrofoam containers, and plastic bags.
But, there’s also the hidden and growing danger of the breakdown of these plastics into smaller pieces.
Microplastics are now a part of our entire food web from plants to animals, so how much of a danger is this and how do we avoid them?
Updated | July 1, 2023
Pesticides are in pretty much all of our food.
Some may be harmless, while others have been linked to various cancers and neurological disease.
And it’s becoming almost impossible to know which is which, adding another layer of confusion to our global food system.
Updated | September 25, 2023
Modern meals rely on modern farming – a complex network of specialized producers that often go unnoticed.
In order to enjoy such a diverse range of foods, monoculture farming is employed all around the world, covering vast swaths of arable land.
Monocrops boost efficiency through tight controls, but these perks come with significant environmental costs..
Updated | June 29, 2023
Fashion designer Oscar de la Renta, known for dressing Jackie Kennedy, said that “silk does for the body what diamonds do for the hand” – a fancy way of saying “it’s shiny”.
But the parallels don’t stop there.
Silk has also funded political and corporate empires, exploited labor forces, and has a powerful marketing budget presenting it as a historical display of opulence.
Updated | October 19, 2023
Whaling numbers have been in rapid decline worldwide since the 1960’s.
And yet, populations of whales aren’t rebounding like they should be – and they aren’t expected to for decades to come, if ever.
Whales have the power to change our climate, promote biodiversity, and even teach us about ourselves; making their shrinking numbers a top priority for conservationists.
Updated | June 7, 2023
Humanity is currently grappling with the challenge of promoting justice and equity alongside our fight against climate change.
And a big part of this has to do with creating a platform for indigenous voices and their valuable generational knowledge.
But what exactly is traditional ecological knowledge – and how can we best preserve and honor the insights of native communities?
Updated | August 31, 2023
Climate grief is the natural response of anyone paying attention to the death of our planet’s biological systems.
For many of us, it’s hard to ignore – and in most cases, that’s how it should be.
Both physically and metaphorically, we are experiencing loss on a scale never faced by humanity, and it’s only reasonable that we should feel some grief about it.
Updated | November 3, 2023
Climate tipping points are a confusing topic for most.
How much can the average person really help stop or slow down climate change?
Let’s go over some of the most pressing tipping point examples, and talk about how they may impact you.
Updated | July 23, 2023
Understanding the very real benefits we all stand to gain from our natural world is also one of the best ways to protect it.
Ecotourism is on the rise as our climate changes, and it also happens to be a great way to encourage positive interactions with nature.
But, there are issues with many popular ecotourism destinations that need to be examined more closely.
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