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The VegNews Guide to Eco-Friendly Holiday Trees
Find a tree that suits both your ethics and aesthetics with traditional, eco-friendly, and unconventional options.
Spooky Vegan Halloween Party
Have fun transforming your home from drab to fab for a Halloween-themed get-together.
Four Tips for Grocery Shopping on a Budget
Grab some reusable shopping bags and find the best deals on groceries during your next shopping trip.
5 Must-Read Vegan Fitness Tips
Want to be buff on a plant-based diet? Check out our helpful tips for a little exercise inspiration.
Preventing Aging with Vegan Food
Stop dreading birthdays and turn back the clock with a fruit- and veggie-filled diet.
4 Tips for the Perfect Vegan Thanksgiving
Don't miss our must-read tips for throwing a Thanksgiving meal that doesn't compromise your ideals.
Goode Family Comeback
The first vegan cartoon-character family will get a second chance at life on a new network starting January 4. The Goode Family, created by Mike Judge of King of the Hill and...
Ancient Fish Endangered
The Kootenai River white sturgeon, a fish species dating back to the dinosaur age, faces extinction unless officials find a way to mimic historical water flow in the river. These...
Czech Zoo Releases Rhinos
A zoo in the Czech Republic will move four northern white rhinos from captivity to a conservation area in Kenya in an attempt to save the endangered species. The four...
Carrie Underwood's Self Cover
Vegetarian country superstar Carrie Underwood graces the cover of the January 2010 issue of Self. In the popular fitness and health magazine, the chart-topper shares some of her...
Fresh Veggies for Schools
A new bill urges the US government to promote salad bars and fresh produce in school cafeterias. The bill requires $150 million of federal funding to help schools purchase salad bars...
Obama’s Animal Report Card
The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) gave the Obama administration a B-minus for its animal-welfare tactics in 2009. HSUS praised the US Department of Agriculture...
Green Tea Eases Depression
Increasing green tea consumption may help reduce symptoms of depression in the elderly, according to recent Japanese research from Tohoku University Graduate...
Organic Despite Recession
Natural and organic food sales are holding steady during the recession, according to a new survey from market research firm Mintel. Its research indicates that only three percent...
Barcelona Bans Bull Fights
Catalonia, the northeast region of Spain of which Barcelona is the capital, voted to ban bullfighting on December 18. Campaigners collected 168,000 signatures to set the ban in motion.
Veg Celeb Holiday Style
Vegan celebrities are everywhere these days, proving a cruelty-free lifestyle goes hand in hand with Hollywood style. Veg actresses Zooey and Emily Deschanel and Ginnifer...
Israel Protests Factory Farms
Anonymous for Animal Rights, the leading animal-rights group in Israel, marked International Animal Rights Day in Tel Aviv by protesting factory farming. On December 14, nude...
USDA Fights Climate Change
The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) will invest more than $320 million over the next four years to make agriculture more sustainable, both in the US and around the world.
Wind Turbines Deemed Safe
The increasing popularity of wind energy will not adversely affect public health, according to recent research from the Canadian and American Wind Energy Associations. The study...
US Clean Energy Fund
The US will contribute $85 million to a program designed to help developing nations use eco-friendly energy, the White House announced December 14. US Energy...
Russia Bans US Pork
On December 10, Russia announced it would ban meat from four more pork-producing plants in the US due to insufficient food safety standards, and it may ban all US pork products if...
Coffee Prevents Cancer?
Increased coffee intake may help reduce the risk of prostate cancer, according to new research from the Harvard School of Public Health. Over the course of 20 years, researchers...
UK Report Says Go Veg
UK citizens are urged to reduce meat and dairy consumption to promote their own health and the health of the planet, according to official recommendations announced...
The Toxic Tie Between Agriculture and Climate Change
The international community must address agriculture in developing nations if it wants to find a solution to climate change.
Maximizing Your Charitable Donations
Helping others is win-win if you make the most of your charitable donations.
General Mills Lowers Sugar
General Mills will reduce the amount of sugar in the cereals it markets to children, the company announced December 9. It aims for all cereal advertised to kids under age...
EU’s Inhumane Pig Treatment
European livestock farmers are illegally castrating pigs without anesthetic, according to a team of European scientists. Farmers castrate pigs to lower testosterone levels, which...
Schools’ Poor Meat Standards
Meat used in school lunches is not as rigorously tested for pathogens as meat served in many fast-food restaurants, according to a recent investigation by USA Today.
Climate Endangers Species
Five of the 10 most endangered species in the world are directly threatened by climate change, according to the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). The environmental-conservation...
GHGs Endanger Health
Greenhouse-gas emissions (GHGs) are threatening public health in the US and must be controlled by government regulations, the Environmental Protection Agency...
London is Top Veg City
London is the most vegetarian-friendly city in the world, according to animal-rights group PETA. The organization recently announced the honor, saying London has a slew of...
Climate Change Angers Fish
Environmentalists aren't the only group enraged by rising global temperatures; climate change is linked to increased fish aggression, according to researchers from the University of...
Space Solar Energy
The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) announced December 3 that Fresno County will host the first space-based solar power plant in the US. Solaren Corporation will launch
Obesity And Life Span
Rising obesity levels will prevent any gain in US life expectancy that may have occurred because of reduced smoking levels, according to a new study published in the New England...
Christmas Tree Tips for a Greener Holiday
Find a tree that fits your space and your ethics for a conscientious holiday season.
Less Protein, Longer Life?
Avoiding an amino acid prevalent in meat and fish could be the key to longevity, a new study suggests. Previous research indicated that severe calorie restriction leads to a long...
Animals Get Legal Status
Europe has legally recognized animals as sentient beings according to the Lisbon Treaty, which went into effect December 1. Article 13 of the treaty states, "...the Union and the...
Bacteria Rampant in Chicken
More than two-thirds of the chicken in grocery stores contains antibiotic-resistant bacteria that can cause illness and even death, according to a report from Consumer Reports...
Vitasoy Leaves US Shelves
Vitasoy soymilk will soon disappear from mainstream US supermarket shelves. The company decided to stop distributing soymilk in the US in April. According to Vitasoy...
Saltwater Equals Energy
Norwegian power company Statkraft unveiled the world's first osmotic power prototype last week, which uses saltwater to generate eco-friendly electricity. The new technology...
Organic Farms Curb Emissions
Transforming all conventional farms in the UK to organic farms would be equivalent to eliminating the carbon emissions from 1 million cars, according to a report from the...
Alarming Sushi Study
Sushi eaters do not necessarily know what they are biting into, according to researchers from the Sackler Institute for Comparative Genomics at the American Museum of Natural...
Job Hunting with a Conscience
Whether you're changing careers or just starting out, make your new job work for you.
Sea Levels Threaten Economy
Rising sea levels attributable to climate change will have severe consequences for the US economy, according to a report released November 23 by the...
Exercise And Appetite
How exercise affects one's appetite could determine whether or not they lose weight successfully, according to new research. Scientists examined 58 overweight...
Study Tells UK To Go Veg
Researchers say UK citizens should consume less meat to save lives and the planet. In a report released in The Lancet medical journal, scientists suggest reducing the...
Climate Change Incites War
Global warming will increase the risk of civil wars in Africa, according to a study led by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley. Scientists found a strong historical...
Swedish Pig Farm Abuse
Pig farms in Sweden are violating the country's animal-welfare laws, according to the Stockholm-based Animal Rights Alliance. The animal-rights group obtained...
Lewis-McCartney Fashions
Vegetarian songstress Leona Lewis is reportedly teaming up with vegan designer Stella McCartney to create a line of animal-friendly fashions, according to The Daily Mirror.
US Emissions Targets
The US will have a specific carbon emissions reduction target before the Copenhagen Climate Conference begins on December 7, announced White House officials this week.

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