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Eco-News from Brightly

Read our most recent articles covering eco-friendly lifestyle tips, climate change information, zero-waste recipes, animal news, sustainable trends, and more.

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Silver Linings: Climate Change Is Resulting in More Rainbows
A new study from researchers at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa says that, in certain locations, the increase rainfall caused by climate change could lead to more rainbows. Here's what you need to know.
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Climate Change Could Be Be Affecting Fall Foliage—Here’s How
Shifts in moisture levels and temperature may be changing the duration and brilliance of fall's annual show. Here's what you need to know.
The Founder of Patagonia Just Gave Away His Company in Support of Environmental Causes
Patagonia founder and longtime nature-lover Yvon Chouinard is combatting climate change by giving away his company.
Pakistan Is in the Midst of a Record Flood—Experts Say Climate Change Is to Blame
A combination of record monsoon rains and glacial meltwater has left parts of Pakistan under up to 11 feet of water. Here's how to help.
Based in California? Here Are 5 Ways to Prepare for Wildfire Season
In California and beyond, some realities of climate change are unavoidable. Here are five ways to prepare for wildfire season.
Squirrels and Other Animals Are Splooting in the Heat (and We Totally Get It)
Across the country, rising temperatures are finding squirrels and more splayed out on the ground—a position known as splooting.
A Historic Climate Bill Just Passed the Senate: Here’s How the Legislation Will Help the Planet
A historic climate bill has made it through the Senate. Here are five ways the Inflation Reduction Act will help us save the planet.
The Monarch Butterfly Is Now on the Endangered Species List
The monarch butterfly is officially an endangered species. Here's what you need to know—and how you can help.
There May Be an Environmental Upside to Rising Gas Prices
If it results in reduced use, an increase in gas prices could be the most effective way to curb our dependence on fossil fuels.
5 Ways to Help Your Plants Survive the Heat Wave
Here's everything you can do to help your favorite plants survive this summer's record-breaking heat wave.
The Planet Is Experiencing the Most Intense Collective Heat Wave Ever
From rampant wildfires to a record-breaking heat wave, the effects of climate change are being felt in Europe, the U.S., and beyond in 2022.
Supreme Court’s Latest Ruling Severely Limits EPA’s Ability to Fight Climate Change
The Supreme Court's latest ruling will severely limit the Environmental Protection Agency's ability to fight climate change. Here's what we know so far.
Does Climate Change Affect Childcare and Education? This Expert Thinks So
Climate change doesn't just impact wildlife and the weather. It impacts human life—and that includes parenting and childcare.
Can’t Sleep? Recent Study Reveals Climate Change Can Lead to Restless Nights
Researchers have discovered climate change and warmer temperatures are impacting human sleep patterns. That means more restless nights could be ahead.
8 Desert Animals You Should Know About, from the Sand Cat to Kangaroo Rat
Desert animals are adapting to climate change, just like other animals like polar bears and tigers. Here are nine adapting desert animals.
Stanford University Is Launching a New Sustainability School
The Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability will foster a climate-minded future for incoming students and the planet.
Climate Scientist Peter Kalmus' Viral Protest Was Just the Beginning—Here's What's Next
Climate science and activism go hand-in-hand. Dr. Peter Kalmus talks civil disobedience, the IPCC report, and the climate justice movement.
Insect Populations Are Down by 49% Due to Climate Change
Wildlife is impacted by climate change—and that includes insect populations. A new study shows some insect biodiversity is decreasing.
Grab a Tissue: Allergy Season Could Be Starting Early Due to Climate Change, Says Study
Research shows climate change could have an impact on pollen season. Here's everything you need to know before the sniffles start.
Plant-Based Meat Alternatives, Ranked from Most to Least Eco-Friendly
Which plant-based meat alternatives are most and least eco-friendly? Find out in our sustainability ranking of beans, tofu, and more.
'A Greener Worldle' Is the Planet-Focused Wordle Spinoff Worth Trying
There's now a planet-focused Wordle spinoff available called A Greener Worldle that's fighting climate change, one five-letter word at a time.
Are Tigers Endangered? Here's What's Putting Them at Risk
Despite being incredibly powerful animals, are tigers endangered? Here's the current status, what's putting tigers at risk, and how to help.
Animals and Climate Change: How Species Are Adapting to Survive
When it comes to animals and climate change, numerous species are adapting in order to survive. Biologist Thor Hanson shares their stories.
How Billie Eilish Is Fighting Climate Change on Tour
Billie Eilish is fighting climate change on tour by tackling waste, serving plant-based food, offsetting emissions, and more.
Climate Change Has Caused Extreme Heat in the Oceans, Says Study
A new study found climate change has caused record-high ocean warming, and scientists are begging for this to be a wake-up call for humanity.
Scientists Say a Winter Without Snow Could Be Possible by 2040
Scientists say a winter without snow could be here as early as 2040. Here's everything you can do to help fight climate change.
How a Plant-Based Diet Benefits Your Health and the Environment
A plant-based diet benefits both your health and the environment. Here's everything you should know, according to a registered dietitian.
The Connection Between Super Typhoon Rai and Climate Change
Last week, Super Typhoon Rai hit the Philippines. Learn the connection between typhoons and climate change—and how to help.
10 Endangered Animals Threatened by Climate Change
More endangered animals are threatened by climate change than you may realize. Here are 10 you should know about—and how to help.
What Is Global Warming—and What Can We Do to Stop It?
You hear about it a lot—but what is global warming, exactly? We discuss why the Earth is warming and how you can make a difference.
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