Adidas’ FutureCraft Loop Sneaker Talks a Big Recycling Game

As much as I like sneakers, one problem with the modern running shoe is that after your kicks get worn out, you can’t resole them like you can a nice dress shoe. So inevitably, old sneakers end up getting tossed in the trash where they rot in a landfill somewhere for the next few decades or more. However, with some…

A Fight Is Brewing Over New York City’s Big New Pipeline Project

More than five years have passed since a major new natural gas pipeline entered the boundaries of New York City. Since then, the city’s undergone a massive building boom, adding some 24,000 new housing units a year since 2017. Every new building, however, requires more energy for heating, and local utilities are…

Why it’s a man’s voice you hear narrating Our Planet’s splendor and decay

The opening lines to Our Planet, the new Netflix series described by the streaming service as an “ambitious documentary of spectacular scope,” are somewhere between ominous and beautiful. They serve as the intro to each episode, akin to a theme song. With a lingering view of Earth from space, David Attenborough…

Extinction Rebellion Protesters Kick Off a Week of Global Climate Action by Shutting Down London

Protesting climate change and treating it like it’s an emergency, isn’t just for children. On Monday, thousands of protesters around the world took to the streets as part of a wave of coordinated action led by climate activism organization Extinction Rebellion. The most visible protests took place in London where…

American Museum of Natural History Event Honoring Brazil’s Rainforest-Hating President Sparks Uproar [UPDATED]

A museum dedicated to conserving nature and Brazil’s far right wing president intent on opening the Amazon rainforest to mining, logging, and fossil fuel exploration while kicking indigenous groups off their land may seem like odd bedfellows. And yet New York’s American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) is slated to…

6,000 Amazon Employees, Including a VP and Directors, Are Now Calling on Jeff Bezos to Stop Automating Oil Extraction

On Monday, a group of Amazon employees began circulating an open letter that calls on CEO Jeff Bezos and the board of directors to adopt a companywide plan to address climate change. By Wednesday, over 3,500 Amazoners had signed on. By Friday, that number had surpassed 6,000—meaning a number equivalent to about 1/10th…

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