While sunscreen is crucial to protecting us from the sun's harmful rays, several ingredients in popular brands are damaging the environment. And now, the Hawaiian legislature is doing something about it. A bill that would outlaw sunscreens containing oxybenzone and octinoxate—which have been linked to the death of coral reefs—landed on the desk of Governor David Ige, gaining a nearly unanimous vote.
In a bid to help save Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, the Sydney government recently announced a $379 million funding plan.
The world is on the cusp of losing another important species, as new reports estimate that just 12 vaquitas remain...
As global ocean plastic pollution problems become increasingly dire, the UK is taking another step toward reducing waste. After charging for plastic shopping bags saw an 85% decrease in usage, the British government is beginning to move toward a ban on all single-use plastics. Plastic drinking straws, Q-tips, and other single-use plastics are on the chopping block, with a possible ban going into effect early next year.
Designed by Minnesota-based architecture firm Coulson, the Disappear Retreat is designed to blend into its surroundings.
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Adidas continues to make strides in efforts to combat plastic pollution and is expanding its collaboration with environmental conservationists Parley for the Oceans. Adidas first debuted their collaboration in 2015, with a prototype made from ocean plastic harvested off the coast of West Africa. With an upper made of 95% ocean plastic, Adidas has continued to expand their line of Ultraboost, Ultraboost X, and Ultraboost Uncaged shoes.
Recently, a number of public libraries have come up with creative ways to encourage education through engagement.
There are many companies that speak about making a difference in the world, but only a select few actually take...
Later this year, LEGO is due to release its first ever set of sustainable elements in a bid to reduce their plastic waste. Made with a plant-based material sourced from sugarcane, the bioplastic collection is the first step towards the company's ultimate goal to produce all of their products and packaging with sustainable material by 2030.
Photographer Benjamin Von Wong uses his photography as a way to make a positive social impact.
A group of University of Rochester scientists are currently studying the effects of global warming by drilling ice cores from...