156 North Carolina Factory Farms Now at Risk for Flooding

Climate change is causing more North Carolina farms to flood, killing animals and flooding the streets with their manure.

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These Nests Help Penguins Survive Climate Change

Researchers in South Africa developed artificial nests to help protect penguins from extreme heat.

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How Pigs Resolve Conflicts, According to Science

A new study shows pigs socialize in similar ways to humans.

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What We Still Don’t Get About Bees

“Bees have a richer behavior and life than we would have previously thought.”

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How Big Dairy Infiltrated TikTok

The dairy industry is targeting Gen Z with a new social media campaign.

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End Animal Farming and Scale Up Protein Breweries

Reboot Food calls for replacing factory farms with precision fermentation.

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New Study Highlights Harms of Captive Lion Cub Tourism

Researchers found tourists — despite their best intentions — may make life worse for the lion cubs they visit.

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These Flu Shots Are Better for Animals and Just as Effective, Researchers Say

More than 80 percent of flu vaccines rely on chickens confined in secret FDA facilities. But there are alternatives.

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In Some Countries, Enriched Cages Stand in the Way

Consumers say they prefer “cage-free” eggs, yet some producers are slow to adapt.

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In Brazil, Researchers Spent 20 Years Reforesting a Cattle Ranch

Beef production is a leading driver of climate emissions but in Brazil, a collaborative carbon sink project has returned a degraded cattle ranch to carbon-rich forest.

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Toxic Pollutants a Growing Concern for Pregnant Mothers and Babies

Links between exposures to toxic pollutants, like agricultural pesticides, and maternal health outcomes remain under-researched.

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Cambridge University Says It’s ‘Closing a Chapter on Meat’, but There’s Still Plenty of Beef on the Menu

One of the world’s most prestigious universities made a pledge to go meat-free but the reality has been far from sustainable.

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Besieged by Sargassum, Caribbean Islanders Are Looking for Solutions

Sargassum provides habitat for hundreds of species and food for turtles. But when it chokes the coastline, it’s a sea-life killer that smothers shallow-water habitats.

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Can Vietnam’s ‘Last Bear Sanctuary’ Help End the Bile Trade?

Animal advocates are working with farmers and communities to get the last of the bile bears released to sanctuaries.

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How Senegalese Fish End Up in Factory Farms

Exploiting wild fisheries for animal feed disturbs marine ecosystems, drives food insecurity and supplies an industry responsible for massive environmental pollution.

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From Meat to Plant-Based, One Factory at a Time

Finland’s Meeat Food Tech is accelerating food system change by converting existing meat facilities into plant-based protein factories.

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Sentient Media Spotlight: House of Chick’n Founder Chris Burnam

Chris Burnam talks about developing the perfect vegan chick’n, being a conduit for food transitions and the importance of discussing Black veganism.

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Animal Rebellion to Block U.K. Dairy Supply Until Demands Are Met

Animal Rebellion is pledging to block dairy deliveries until the government agrees to support rewilding and plant-based food system transition.

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Making Plant-Based More Accessible Through Universal School Meals

One way to make plant-based foods more accessible is to increase the “universal meals” served at schools, prisons and hospitals.

‘Our Oceans Are Not Getting Any Healthier’: Conservationists React to Failed High Seas Treaty Talks

A UN treaty to protect international waters has been delayed for the fifth time.

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Grouse Hunting Persists Despite Record of Damage to Wildlife and Environment

Grouse hunting kills hundreds of thousands of animals each year in the U.K. and releases 260,000 tons of carbon.

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Animal Sanctuaries Face a New Threat — Compassion Fatigue

“Animal caregivers tend to want to help others but not always themselves.”

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How a Latinx-led Rescue Group Is Changing the Sanctuary Movement

The Latinx-led Chicago Roo Crew rescues roosters and works with the communities who keep and protect them.

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Animal Sanctuary Founder Jailed After Taking in Wandering Cows

Are sanctuary owners obligated to nearby cattle farms? A recent case sparked outrage among animal rights activists and farmers.

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The Disturbing Rise of the Pseudo-Sanctuary

A new paper finds businesses that exploit captive animals for profit are marketing themselves as sanctuaries to draw in conscious consumers.

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California’s Proposition 12: Animal Protection Groups Fear Supreme Court Reversal

Earlier this week, animal protection groups filed briefs in support of Proposition 12, California’s landmark animal protection law.

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Pets in the Metaverse: Can Technology Put an End to Overflowing Animal Shelters?

At least 10 percent of households no longer have their pandemic pets. In the future, digital pets could be an alternative.

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New Singapore Partnership Aims to Boost Cultivated Meat, But With Chicken

A poultry processing company in Singapore offers up its waste to cultivated meat companies. But should they use it?

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Bees Can Almost Certainly Feel Pain, According to Science

A new study shows bees not only experience pain but can make decisions about whether to endure pain for reward.

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Sentient Media Joins Lush Cosmetics Charity Pots Program

Sentient Media is now featured on Charity Pots at over 250 Lush Cosmetics Stores in the United States.