Businesses Including Uber and Nokia Team Up Against Climate Change

A new business alliance aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions across all sectors and ensure a climate turning point by 2020. The 21 companies forming the Step Up Declaration plan, which includes signatories such as Bloomberg, HP, Lyft, Nokia and Uber, plan to harness the power of emerging technologies and …

British Fashion Council Commits to a Fur-Free London Fashion Week

London Fashion Week (LFW) will be the first event of its kind to go fur free. The British Fashion Council just announced that all of the designers at the event this month are excluding animal fur in their clothing lines. The move is a response to the criticism LFW has …

Danish Brewer Carlsberg to Swap Plastic 6-Pack Rings for Glue

The Danish beer company Carlsberg is doing its part in cutting down plastic waste. The brewing company just vowed to stop using plastic six-pack rings to hold its cans together, instead opting for glue. Once the new policy is in full swing, Carlsberg estimates it will save around 1,200 tons …

Japan Killed 50 Whales in Antarctic Protected Area, Data Shows

Japanese whalers have killed more than 50 minke whales in an Antarctic marine protection area this year, WWF has revealed. The disclosure comes on the opening day of the International Whaling Commission’s annual meeting in Brazil, which Japan is chairing as it seeks to restart commercial whaling. Killing whales for …

Look Out, Meat Industry – Flexitarianism Is on the Rise

With all of the meatless options on the market, it’s not surprising that flexitarianism is on the rise. Unlike vegetarians, who completely exclude meat from their diet, flexitarians simply cut down on how much meat they eat on a weekly basis. This raises an important question: What are the benefits …

Bees Addicted to Pesticides Much like Smokers to Nicotine, Scientists Say

Bees have developed a likening to pesticide-containing plants, according to a recent study. The affinity exhibited by the bees is similar to an addiction to nicotine from cigarettes. Apparently, the more pesticide-laced pollen that the bees ingest, the more they crave the tainted alternatives. The contaminated nectar is potentially harmful …