Wealthier people produce more carbon pollution — even the “green” ones

Read the full story in Vox. One of the perennial debates in environmentalism, which has transferred over to the climate change discussion, is what role personal choices play in the grand scheme of things. Can consumer decisions play a substantial role in reducing emissions? Are people who are concerned about global warming obliged to reduce …

Jenga Ocean game is made from recycled fishing nets

Read the full story from Treehugger. If your family loves playing board games during the holidays, then you should check out this eco-friendly update on an old classic. Jenga Ocean is played the same way as regular wooden Jenga, except its blocks are made entirely from recycled plastic that comes from fishing nets.

Video: The environmental impact of online shopping

What’s the environmental impact of online shopping and what are the solutions to make it more sustainable? Climate Lab is produced by the University of California in partnership with Vox. Hosted by conservation scientist Dr. M. Sanjayan, the videos explore the surprising elements of our lives that contribute to climate change and the groundbreaking work …

That Ethical, Sustainable Chocolate You Love? It May Be a Fraud

Read the full story at Alternet. Ten percent of products in the food and drink category are "adulterated or mislabeled," according to a new study by Ecovia Intelligence, an ethical product research firm. Seafood, parmesan cheese, Kobe beef, herbal tea—all of these products were investigated and outed as oft-disguised and mis-marketed in Larry Olmstead’s 2016 food fraud …

Let the Guest-Imator help create the perfect (and less wasteful) Thanksgiving meal

Read the full story at Mother Nature Network. Buying the right amount of food for Thanksgiving sometimes takes guesswork. You want to have enough, but don't want to be overwhelmed with leftovers. Save the Food wants to remove some of that guesswork while helping to eliminate food waste with its Guest-Imator dinner party calculator. Easy-to-use and free, …