Former Boat Builder Sculpts Breathtaking Wooden Bathtubs

April 17, 2019 at 2:01 pm

These bathtub “sculptures” are practical works of art. They’re sustainable, non-toxic, better insulated, and built to last for life.

Last Known Female Of Endangered Turtle Species Dies

April 16, 2019 at 10:54 pm

Yangtze giant softshell turtles are essentially extinct. Last known female dies after failed artificial insemination attempt.

A male Yangtze at Suzhou Zoo.

Artist Carves Fallen Logs into Forest Animals Crawling Out of Trees

April 16, 2019 at 3:42 pm

Artist carves realistic looking woodland creatures crawling out of fallen trees

Company Turns Avocado Pit Waste Into Biodegradable Straws and Cutlery

April 15, 2019 at 4:46 pm

Man figures out how to make bioplastic out of food waste, rather than food, making it as cheap as regular plastic

Hemp is the New Oak: America’s First Hemp “Wood” Factory is Being Built

April 14, 2019 at 3:27 am

“HempWood” is 20 percent harder than oak, and grows 100 times as fast. It’s a sustainable alternative for hardwood furniture, flooring and more.

Man Makes and Sells Compostable Wild Grass Straws

April 12, 2019 at 3:40 pm

This man has come up with a super sustainable — and truly biodegradable —substitute for plastic straws.

This City Bans Cars Every Sunday and Everyone Loves It

April 11, 2019 at 4:59 pm

Over 2 million cars and motorcycles are cleared off the roads of Bogotá, Colombia every Sunday to make way for bicycles, roller skates, scooters and skateboards

Credit: Juan Cristóbal Cobo, National Geographic

Indigenous Canadians in Water Crisis as Nestlé Drains A Million Gallons a Day From Their Land

April 10, 2019 at 6:22 pm

Native Americans in Ontario are living with dried up, contaminated wells and no running water, while Nestle extracts nearly a million gallons of water a day from their reservation.

Lokarenhtha Thomas and son who gets rashes from lack of clean water. Credit: Jennifer Roberts for the Guardian

ALDI Pledges 100% Compostable or Recyclable Packaging by 2025

April 8, 2019 at 11:22 pm

ALDI becomes first grocery store to promise to switch to all compostable or recyclable packaging on all products

Kroger Says Goodbye to Plastic Shopping Bags

April 8, 2019 at 10:00 pm

Paper or paper? Or, better yet, bring your own bag to Harris Teeter, Ralph’s and other Kroger-owned stores. Soon, plastic won’t be an option