Prada to stop using fur from next year

The Italian fashion house will no longer use fur from next year, joining the list of fur-free brands.

Green Spaces as Kids; Better Mental Health Later

Children who grow up with greener surroundings have up to 55 percent less risk of developing various mental disorders later in life. This is shown by a new study emphasizing the need for designing green and healthy cities for the future.

China and India help make planet leafier

China and India, two of the world's biggest polluters, are making it leafier - for now, a report says. The greening effect stems mainly from ambitious tree-planting in China and intensive farming in both countries.

Foie gras ban made official in California, U.S.

Foie gras, a traditional French delicacy, is controversial because of how it's made. Ducks and geese are force-fed grain through a tube that goes down the esophagus in order to fatten their livers.

World-leading ivory ban becomes law in the UK

The act will introduce a total ban on dealing in items containing elephant ivory, regardless of their age, within the UK, including export from or import to the UK.

World's first kill-free chicken eggs are now available

Scientists in Germany have figured out a way to identify male eggs prior to hatching, which eliminates need for live culling.

New Jersey, U.S. bans wild and exotic animals in circuses

The state of New Jersey has become the first in the United States to prohibit the use of wild and exotic animals by traveling shows and circuses.

Scientists find secret 'supercolony' of 1.5 million penguins

Scientists found a yet unknown "supercolony" of more than 1.5 million Adélie penguins in the awesomely named Danger Islands, off of the Antarctic Peninsula’s northern tip.

World's first lab-grown steak is served up in Israel

Made from cells that were isolated from a cow and grown into a 3-D structure, the steak's creator, Aleph Farms, says it represents a benchmark in cellular meat production.

Chanel ditches furs and animal skins

Chanel is the latest high-end fashion label to go cruelty-free. The luxury brand announced this week that it will ban furs and animal skins, including crocodile, lizard, snake, and stingray, from its collections.

South Korea's Largest Dog Slaughterhouse Has Shut Down

Korea's largest dog slaughterhouse in the province of Taepyeong-dong has been shut down by authorities. Made up of six separate complexes, the city council will demolish five and turn the space into a public park.

Palau Became The First Country To Ban Reef-Killing Sunscreen

Starting in January 2020, tourists who bring banned sunscreen into the country will have them confiscated and retailers who attempt to sell them and break the ban will face fines of $1,000.

Swiss entrepreneur donates a billion dollars to environmental protection

The Swiss businessman and philanthropist Hansjörg Wyss plans to give the huge donation to help better protect wildlife areas. The 83-year-old said the money would be released over the next ten years.

Those who commute through parks have better mental health

According to a Spanish study, people who commute through natural environments report better mental health. A research is based on questionnaires answered by nearly 3,600 participants from four European cities.

British Fashion Council commits to fur-free London Fashion Week

London Fashion Week (LFW) will be the first event of its kind to go fur free. The move is a response to the criticism LFW has received over the past two years from activists.