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Did you know any vegetable can be turned into pasta sauce?

We’ve all been there at the end of the week with too many fresh vegetables in our fridge and nothing to do with them. Instead of throwing them away, why not use them to make a delicious pasta sauce? In no time, just a few ingredients can make a tasty and beautiful pasta sauce more so than just Read More...

Greenland

Greenland permanently bans all oil and gas exploration

In exciting news for the planet and environmentalists, Greenland has announced it is permanently halting all new oil and gas exploration in the country. Despite the recent discovery of potentially significant oil reserves off the island's east coast, the country's government says the costs for Read More...

In South Korea, one oil compan

In South Korea, one oil company is shifting its focus to offshore wind

In a bid to perhaps make up for decades of fueling climate change, the Shell corporation began the development of a massive floating wind farm off the coast of South Korea. It owns an 80 percent share in the proposed project, with the remainder split between South Korean interests and a Swedish Read More...

How often do you really need t

How often do you really need to wash your hair?

You’ve probably heard that it’s bad to wash your hair too frequently, but how often is too often? Hair oil is natural and helps keep our hair from getting brittle and dry. Most people don’t need to wash their hair every day, and this guide will help you determine how often is right for Read More...

New York to divest massive pen

New York to divest massive pension fund from fossil fuels

Environmental activists won an incredible victory this week after the state of New York announced it will divest its $226 billion pension fund from fossil fuels. New York state has the third-largest pension fund in the US, with more than $12 billion having been invested in fossil fuels. In fact, Read More...

EU’s biggest oil produce

EU's biggest oil producer votes to end all new oil and gas exploration

Denmark is currently the biggest oil producer in the European Union. That’s why it’s a big deal that the Danish government voted last week to bring an immediate end to all new oil and gas exploration in the Danish North Sea. The move is part of a plan to phase out fossil fuel extraction by Read More...

Oil-soaking sponge cleans cont

Oil-soaking sponge cleans contaminated wastewater from offshore drilling

Drilling and fracking for oil under the seabed produces 100 billion barrels of oil-contaminated wastewater every year by releasing tiny oil droplets into the surrounding water. While most efforts are concentrated on cleaning up large oil spills, researchers are looking for ways to eliminate the Read More...

This is how Harvard students c

This is how Harvard students confronted Exxon’s law firm

With this weekend's Optimist View in mind, we bring you another fantastic case of civil disobedience. Last week, more than 100 first-year Harvard law students gathered at a restaurant in Cambridge, Massachusetts, for a reception hosted by the corporate law firm Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Read More...

Peru pledges to end palm oil-d

Peru pledges to end palm oil-driven deforestation by 2021

Palm oil is literally everywhere – in our foods, cosmetics, cleaning products and fuels. And, while being a source of huge profits for multinational corporations, our palm oil consumption has devastating consequences for the environment – from displacing indigenous people and critically Read More...

The UAE is stepping away from

The UAE is stepping away from oil after opening world’s largest solar project

In one fell swoop, the United Arab Emirates has reduced its dependence on oil after opening the largest individual solar power project in the world. Before the UAE brought its massive solar farm online recently, the US held the record for the biggest facility, a solar farm that could generate Read More...