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Are cloth diapers really any better for the environment, your wallet, or your baby?

Are cloth diapers really any better for the environment, your wallet, or your baby?

The first time I heard about cloth diapers was from my mom. It was in the middle of one of her back-in-my-day speeches, sandwiched between chopping firewood while eight months pregnant and the getting stitched back up after delivering a 10-pound baby (without pain medication, mind you). According to her, diapering a baby used to…
Scientists want to make it a war crime to damage the environment in a conflict

Scientists want to make it a war crime to damage the environment in a...

When we think of war crimes, we typically think of actions like taking hostages, torturing prisoners, or enlisting child soldiers. Now a group of scientists wants to add another item to that list: harming the environment. An open letter signed by 24 prominent scientists from around the world and published this week in the journal…
These Towels Remove Your Makeup & Help The Environment

These Towels Remove Your Makeup & Help The Environment

After a long day, there's no greater thrill than going home, taking off your bra, opening up a bottle of wine, and washing your face — anything to remove every trace of the office and get closer to the comfort of your bed (or your nightly Netflix binge).
Is lab-grown meat actually worse for the environment?

Is lab-grown meat actually worse for the environment?

The idea that we should get our hamburgers from a lab and not from a slaughterhouse — the basic premise of the “cultured meat” or “clean meat” movement — tends to get people excited for two main reasons: It could save billions of animals from immense suffering, and it could fight global warming by reducing…

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