The problem with online shopping

Our brains can’t handle it.

Why you should join the ‘do nothing’ club

It’s not lazy, it’s restorative.

Carnival Corp. violates environmental laws, even on probation

The giant cruise company is supposed to be cleaning up its act, but continues to dump heavy fuel oil, sewage, and food overboard.

New Zealand bemoans water pollution, but won’t limit dairy

It’s uncomfortable to face the source of the pollution.

This kid dices onions and wields a kitchen torch

Week 6 of our meal-prepping series will introduce you to a dad who’s serious about teaching his kids how to cook.

Reduce packaging waste this holiday season

You don’t have to strive for zero waste perfection. Every effort to reduce unnecessary paper and plastic waste is worthwhile.

A brief history of lettuce, America’s first fresh vegetable

Before inventors figured out how to ship iceberg lettuce across the continent, people subsisted on root vegetables for most of the year.

Two cute videos teach kids about climate change and smog

Explaining climate science to kids is challenging, which is why clever animated videos can help.

The new carnivores: humans who eat only meat

Consuming between 2 and 4 pounds of steak daily, adherents of this new and extreme diet challenge everything that plant-based eaters believe in.

The Lush Spring Prize celebrates social and environmental regeneration

The £200,00 prize fund, jointly held by Lush Cosmetics and Ethical Consumer, redefines what environmental and social responsibility should look like.

Does Yosemite need a Starbucks?

More than 20,000 people have signed a petition asking that a new Starbucks be stopped from opening in the national park.

How to shovel snow

The TreeHugger guide to snow shovelling will help you survive the winter.

Smartphones have made parenting harder than ever

Giving a kid a phone “feels a little like trying to teach your kid how to use cocaine, but in a balanced way.”

Dental extractions are at an all-time high among British children

They’re eating far too much sugar.

7 beauty trends that have us excited for 2018

Could the mainstream beauty industry finally be embracing healthier, greener habits? It appears so.

How to avoid using paper towels

Paper towels may be convenient, but washable, reusable cloths are better for the environment.

Trying to get pregnant? Avoid polluted air

A new study has found that exposure to air pollution around the time of conception increases risk of birth defects.

Why you should avoid free two-day shipping

Speedy deliveries of online purchases come at a much higher environmental cost than slower ones.

Britain is frantic now that China won’t take plastic waste

For 20 years, China has essentially been the UK’s plastic dump. Now that door is closed and nobody knows what to do.

10 food trends you’re going to see in 2018

From marvelous mushrooms to carbonated coffee, these tastes will be in your mouth before long.

How to make healthier homemade Nutella

This version contains no added sugar or oil, and yet it tastes fantastic.

Our top 10 travel posts of 2017

Travellers want to get off the beaten track and explore spectacular scenery.

Why you should be ‘hardcore’ about one thing in life

Do you turn the thermostat way down? Shop zero waste? Ride your bike in January? These quirky lifestyle habits can make you a better person.