Hawaii moves to ban common sunscreen mixes in a bid to safeguard its corals

Worry not — alternatives are readily available, so don’t cancel your vay-cay just yet.

The European Union rules: total ban on bee-harming pesticides

The ban was applauded by many, but also contested by some.

Scotland to ban petrol and diesel cars by 2032, eight years earlier than the rest of the UK

A great move for the Scotts.

Most shark fins and ray gills sold in Vancouver come from threatened, trade-banned species

We’re literally eating the viability of tomorrow’s oceans.

Canada set to join US in banning microbeads

An important move for protecting wildlife and the environment.

California becomes the first US state to ban plastic bags

California confirms its status as a leader in American sustainability, becoming the first US state ever to ban plastic bags.

Romania clamps down on hunting big carnivores for sport

An unexpected move that’s gained a lot of public approval — as well as criticism.

England and Wales ban smoking in cars with children

Drivers and passengers who light one up while kids are in the car now face fines in England in Wales, in an attempt to curve down the effects of passive smoking.

New York City to Ban Styrofoam in July 2015

The administration of New York City mayor Bill De Blasio announced today that styrofoam will be banned in the city starting in July this year, in an attempt to “green up” the city.