Living

Odin the dog protects his goats during Sonoma fire, takes in baby deer too

The stubborn hero refused to leave his goats … miraculously, they all survived the firestorm.

Artist’s life-like insect sculptures are made with bamboo

Insects get the bamboo treatment in these full-sized sculptures.

Gucci will go fur-free in 2018

In the high fashion world, fur has become more a symbol of cruelty than luxury.

Why did Chicago’s soda tax fail?

It would have been the largest soda tax in the United States, but it only lasted two months.

A biotech breakthrough hopes to save bananas from extinction

While banana farmers watch their plantations get ravaged by a fungal disease, scientists think they may have found a solution.

Waste Reduction Week reminds us to think circular year-round

How will you promote actions that divert more waste from disposal and conserve natural resources?

How to choose and use plastic wisely

If you can’t give up plastic altogether, learn which plastics to avoid and how to lessen the harm from the plastics you do use.

Lush ethics director talks animal testing, ingredient sourcing, and what it’s like to have such a cool employer

Hilary Jones was a professional activist before working for Lush, making it a perfect match.

Mylkman: London’s car-free, plastic-free, plant-based "milk" delivery service

As vegan and plant-centric eating goes mainstream, one company brings nut “milks” straight to your door. By bike.

The antibiotic apocalypse will change the way we live

“The danger is one of the greatest that humanity has faced in recent times.”