THE ENVIRONMENT

Film

Watching 'The Lion King,' All I Can Think About Is Extinction and Death

The "circle of life" glosses over environmental destruction and colonialism as viewers ogle the savannah from the comfort of an air-conditioned mall.
Patrick Marlborough
7.22.19
food news

It's So Hot That Wild Mussels Are Cooking to Death in Their Own Shells

A marine researcher says that this is the most massive mussel die-off that she’s seen in 15 years.
Jelisa Castrodale
7.2.19
food news

Chef Shares Horrifying Video of Plastic Garbage He Found in a Fish's Stomach

Despite more than three decades working as a chef, nothing could’ve prepared Ricardo Muñoz Zurita for what he recently found inside a fish.
Jelisa Castrodale
5.22.19
Fast Food

Tens of Thousands Sign Petition Begging McDonald's UK to Use Plastic Straws Again

One not-at-all hyperbolic Twitter user wrote, “McDonald’s paper straws have literally ruined my life.”
Jelisa Castrodale
4.25.19
literal trash

Restaurant Owners, Styrofoam Cup Maker Sue San Diego Over Styrofoam Ban

Local restaurant groups and a styrofoam cup maker claim that the city did 'zero environmental analysis.'
Jelisa Castrodale
3.18.19
THE ENVIRONMENT

Florida Legislator Proposes Ban On Plastic Straw... Bans

The bill would prevent any local government from banning the straws until at least 2024.
Jelisa Castrodale
3.7.19
meat

Is Grey Squirrel the Next Great Sustainable Meat?

A London chef has started serving a slow-cooked squirrel ragu—because that's one species that there's no shortage of.
Jelisa Castrodale
2.5.19
New York

Coffee Shop Brags About Going Green, Gets Fined by the Department of Sanitation

Kerry Diamond was fined $300 for a sign saying that the cafe's Green Canteen program had kept 2,057 coffee cups out of city landfills.
Jelisa Castrodale
10.26.18
THE ENVIRONMENT

How to Cook, Snack, and Shop in the Age of Seriously Scary Climate Change

You may be feeling helpless, but here are seven things you can start doing today to shrink your carbon footprint.
Lauren Rothman
10.10.18
THE ENVIRONMENT

I Gave Up Plastic for a Week to See if We Can Really Save the World

Plastic straws are on their way out, so I may as well get rid of everything else.
Niloufar Haidari
8.15.18
Technology

Crab Shells Could Become the Plastic of the Future

Researchers have found that instead of going into the garbage, crab shells could be going into a new form of biodegradable packaging.
Lauren Rothman
7.26.18
Munchies

I Tried Every Type of Non-Plastic Straw So You Don't Have To

The war on plastic straws is here, and you're going to need to know what your options are.
Eve Peyser
7.11.18
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