environment

The Problem with Hybrid Cars That No One Is Talking About

Hybrid cars are increasingly popular, as they will often save the driver a good bit of money in fuel costs. But there might be a hidden environmental impact to these popular vehicles.

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7 Harmful Beauty Product Ingredients That You Should Swap Out

A study found there are as many as 126 potentially harmful ingredients in the average adult's daily beauty routine. From...


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The Reader’s Digest Earth Day Quiz

Just how well do you know our planet? To mark Earth Day on April 22, put your knowledge of our...


The Rise in Adult-Onset Allergies is Nothing to Sneeze At

Studies show adult-onset allergies are on the rise, but why? Health experts weigh in on the latest theories.


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13 Brilliant Ways Other Countries Are Replacing Plastic

Our world is drowning in plastic. Fortunately, efforts are expanding across the planet to tackle the single-use plastics crisis.

Inside the Long Battle to Save B.C.’s Old-Growth Forests

More than 30 years ago, diverse groups joined to protect B.C.’s old-growth forests. What lessons do they have for today’s...


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Why More People Need to Be Talking About How Palm Oil is Damaging the Environment

There are countless issues grabbing at headlines these days but the environmental crisis caused by rampant and unsustainable palm oil...

What Canada’s Ban on Single-Use Plastics Will Mean For Canadians—and the Environment

Canada's government plans to ban single-use plastics by the end of the year. We asked Robert Kitz, food industry...


Restarting Your Car Does Not Use More Fuel Than Idling—Here’s Why

The verdict is in! You’re actually wasting money by leaving that car idle.


America’s Presidential Election Will Decide the Fate of This Caribou Herd

If oil exploration begins in the Arctic Refuge after the fall election, it could threaten the caribou and the Gwich’in...


9 Items You Didn’t Know You Could Recycle or Upcycle

You're already recycling paper, bottles, and cans, but there's so much more that you can keep out of landfills.

6 Bizarre Things That Happen When It’s About to Storm

Even when you can't find a weather report, nature gives its own signs that a downpour is on its way.


13 Tricks to Cut Down on Summer Utility Bills

Don't sweat it: Our money experts divulge their favourite strategies to save on summer utility bills.


The Cutest Baby Animals Born During the Pandemic

This is the type of news the world needs right now.


10 Healthy Eating Tips That Are Good For the Planet Too

From new superfoods to the one diet that really works, these healthy eating tips aren't just good for you, they're...


11 “Innocent” Things You’re Doing That Harm the World’s Oceans

By the year 2050, there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish—you can help prevent that by reconsidering...

7 Organic Lawn Care Tips to Try This Year

This is the year to go au naturel—with your lawn care! It'll take a little work and patience, but you...


How COVID-19 Is Affecting the World’s Endangered Animals

Humans aren’t the only species we need to worry about right now.


What We Can Learn From the Most Eco-Friendly Countries on Earth

Canada has a long way to go to earn top marks from environmental experts, but a few smart initiatives can...


CSI: Whale Edition—Meet the Team Behind Canada’s Marine Life Necropsies

Stephen Raverty’s team of B.C. investigators
 reconstruct cetacean deaths—
to prevent even more from happening.


13 “Eco-Friendly” Habits That Are Actually Worse for the Planet

We know you have the best interests of the planet at heart, but if you're not careful, you might be...


12 Things to Stop Buying That’ll Save You Tons of Cash

Cut these simple things out of your life and you'll be amazed at how much money you can save.


The Downside of Almond Milk People Aren’t Talking About

Almond milk is increasingly popular, but you'll want to read this before adding it to your next cup of coffee.


12 Tips for Canadians Travelling to East Africa for the First Time

Combining jaw-dropping scenery, fascinating cultures and exotic wildlife, East Africa has it all. This guide will help make your first...

7 Australian Animal Rescue Stories That Will Give You Hope

Yes, the news is really grim. But these stories just might restore your faith in humanity.


9 Reasons You Should Still Visit Australia

Australia is extraordinary at all times, but if you need some reasons why you should visit stat, we've got them.


What the Australian Bushfires Mean for the Rest of the World

As the continent's lands burn, it's not only Australians who are suffering.


7 Animals That May Be Extinct After the Australia Wildfires

The Australian bushfires have exacted an enormous, irreversible toll on the country's wildlife.


13 “Going Green” Myths—Busted

The truth about when to turn off lights or use your air conditioner.


12 Wild Animals That Became Endangered in 2019

These creatures could disappear from the Earth completely if we don't protect them.