Some studies point to common plastic components as contributors to an increase in penile birth defects.
Proponents swear that washing and reusing cloth wipes is cost-effective, eco-friendly, and "so much more comfortable and luxurious-feeling." Others aren't so sure.
Sunday evening was girls' night, according to Ivanka Trump's Instagram, where she posted a pic of herself in an off-the-shoulder dress from Reformation.
Leonardo DiCaprio hosted the fourth annual fundraising gala for the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation in St. Tropez on Wednesday evening, and it was a truly star-studded event.
On Tuesday, Tiffany & Co. posted a statement on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and in the New York Times: Please keep the U.S. in the Paris Climate Agreement.
Giorgio Armani will stop using fur in all his products since technological progress means there is no longer any justification for cruelty to animals, tfrhe renowned Italian fashion designer said on Tuesday. Starting with the fall-winter 2016 season, there will be no fur in any collections produced by the entire Armani Group, which includes catwalk labels Giorgio Armani and Emporio Armani, AJ Armani Jeans and homeware brand Armani Casa. Joh Vinding, chairman of the Fur Free Alliance, said the announcement by a man who has set clothing trends for decades was proof that “compassion and innovation are the future of fashion.” British designer Stella McCartney has long followed a “vegetarian” philosophy, shunning fur, leather and feathers.
Whole Foods now sells the most environmentally friendly farmed salmon. The Norwegian-farmed fish earned a Good Alternative rating from the Monterey Bay Aquarium.
Your New Year’s resolution is to eat more fish, but which ones? Making sense of the web of fraudulent labeling, environmental concerns, and the ever-changing status of various fisheries is enough to scare anyone away from the seafood counter. The solution: Look for local, regional, and abundant species; fish whose careful farming actually helps the environment; and nonnative predators that threaten smaller fish populations.
Some 8 trillion microbeads, enough to cover 300 tennis courts, enter water habitats in the US every day. (Image via AP Photo/Courtesy 5gyres.org, Carolyn Box, File) If you brushed your teeth today—and we hope you did—you may have harmed our oceans and the species swimming in them. A new study out of Oregon State University lays out the microplastic problem in our oceans, freshwater lakes, and rivers, which it partly blames on tiny microbeads—the tiny plastic balls in products like face washes and toothpaste that make their way into waterways and may be lethal to animals. Researchers say some 8 trillion microbeads, enough to cover 300 tennis courts, enter water habitats in the US every day. “We’ve demonstrated in previous studies that microplastic of the same type, size, and shape as many microbeads can transfer contaminants to animals and cause toxic effects,” says a study author who calls for an outright ban on microbeads. The International Business Times notes that Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Washington, Oregon, and California regulate or ban their use conditionally, but in some cases, microbeads are only prohibited in “rinse off” products, which don’t include deodorants and cleaners.
What would you think if your raw sushi had actually been frozen for 15 hours or more before you ate it? If the Food and Drug Administration has its way, that’s how all uncooked fish in the U.S. will be treated.
For millennia, we’ve known where to find our protein: beef, chicken, fish, even soybeans and lentils. For some reason, though, we’ve always overlooked pond scum, houseflies and the bacteria that live off cow farts.
Climate change “has very serious and potentially catastrophic effects for human health and human survival,“ experts say.