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Early victim: one of the more than 100 elephants poisoned in Hwange national park in September 2013. Photo Credit: AP

A Common Crime: 10 More Elephants Poisoned By Poachers

(WILDLIFE CONSERVATION/POACHING) In a major loss for the animal kingdom, 10 elephants–including a mother and her young calf–were poisoned by poachers at Zimbabwe’s Hwange national park last week. A bucket of poison (typically a dilute sodium cyanide solution and/or paraquat, an extremely toxic agricultural herbicide) was found near the scene and three arrests were made […]

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Meat-Free Monday: Coconut Horchata

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) For this week’s Meat-Free Monday, try this dairy-free coconut horchata–it’s creamy, sweet, and loaded with vanilla flavor. But this traditional horchata recipe incorporates one not-so-traditional addition: coconut milk. This will give you a horchata that’s extra rich and creamy, but still totally vegan. Simply soak some rice and a cinnamon stick in water […]

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Penne Pasta Salad. Photo Credit: Minimalist Baker

Meat-Free Monday: Pesto Penne Pasta Salad

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) If you’ve got a craving for pesto, this week’s Meat-Free Monday recipe is the one for you! Not only is this pesto penne pasta salad 100 percent vegan and gluten-free, but it only requires nine simple ingredients and comes together in about 30 minutes. The insanely delicious, hearty pesto dressing combines classic flavors […]

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Golden Milk Chia Pudding. Photo Credit: Oh My Veggies

Meat-Free Monday: Golden Milk Chia Pudding

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) For this week’s Meat-Free Monday, try this Golden Milk Chia Pudding for a new go-to healthy breakfast, afternoon snack, or dessert-like treat. Chia seed pudding is a simple and delicious way to easily absorb all the powerhouse benefits of chia seeds. Not only does this superfood have more calcium than milk, but […]

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Meat-Free Monday: Vegan Strawberry Ice Cream

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) In celebration of Memorial Day weekend and the (semi) official start to summer, give this chunky strawberry ice cream a try! Not only is this recipe completely vegan, but it spotlights summer’s freshest fruit–strawberries (which means tons of antioxidants)! This recipe is the perfect reason to purchase an ice cream maker, but […]

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Vegan Seared Pepper Tacos with Pintos and Avocado Crema. Photo Credit: Big Girls Small Kitchen

Meat-Free Monday: Seared Pepper Tacos

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) Make Taco Tuesdays great again with these delicious seared pepper tacos! For this week’s meatless meal, try this vegan version of a healthy and versatile favorite–tacos! Instead of overloading on spices, these tacos rely on flavors from the freshest ingredients like lime, avocado, and garlic for richness (in lieu of cheese and […]

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Choco-Cherry Supercarb Bars. Photo Credit: Mike Garten

Meat-Free Monday: Choco-Cherry Supercarb Bars

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) For this week’s Meatless Monday recipe, switch up your normal breakfast routine with these no-bake, quinoa, oat, and chia treats. Not only are they packed with fiber, but they’re bursting with flavor. What’s more, the cherries and dark chocolate are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth. Enjoy as a grab-and-go breakfast or […]

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Vegan Hippie Carrot Muffins. Photo Credit: Pickles N Honey

Meat-Free Monday: Vegan ‘Hippie’ Carrot Muffins

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) Even though carrots of all kinds are available all year long, fresh spring carrots are always worth seeking out. For this week’s meatless meal, try these delicious vegan ‘hippie’ carrot muffins. These muffins are “cupcakes masquerading as breakfast,” thanks to a dreamy, 100-percent vegan coconut whipped cream. Not only are they healthier […]

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Green Pizza with a Cauliflower Base. Photo Credit: Green Kitchen Stories

Meat-Free Monday: Cauliflower Green Pizza

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) For this week’s Meat-Free Monday, why not try a delicious spring recipe that makes the most of this season’s freshest ingredients? This yummy green pizza with a cauliflower base does just that! The unconventional grain-free pizza base is made with cauliflower, which–believe it or not–is actually much easier than making a traditional […]

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Flap Your Wings For World Penguin Day!

(PENGUINS/ANIMAL FACTS) Today, April 25 is World Penguin Day–not to be confused with Penguin Awareness Day, which takes place January 20th. Marking the start of the flightless birds’ annual migration north, World Penguin Day is a great opportunity to learn about and celebrate one of the few natives of Antarctica, penguins! — Global Animal

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Warm Spring Salad. Photo Credit: Oh She Glows

Meat-Free Monday: Warm Spring Salad

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) Spring is in the air, and what dish says ‘spring’ better than this Warm Spring Salad? This signature salad is chock-full of spring fruits and veggies like asparagus, leek, peas, strawberries, and lots of parsley, tossed in a simple lemon olive oil dressing–easy, light, and refreshing! For even more protein than what […]

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<p>Earth Day began in 1970, and since then, people all over the world recognize it as a day to promote keeping the environment healthy. Photo Credit: ax2groin via Flickr</p>

What On Earth Is Earth Day?

(EARTH DAY/ENVIRONMENT) The 1960’s brought about a ton of changes for the American people, including protecting our environment. Brought into effect by Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson in 1970, Earth Day sparked a worldwide rally to appreciate, protect, and teach about the importance of a healthy environment. From compassionate efforts including park clean-ups, teach-ins, and tree-plating parties, […]

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Lemon-Lavender Blackberry Ricotta Grilled Cheese Sandwiches. Photo Credit: Keepin' It Kind

Meat-Free Monday: Lemon-Lavender Blackberry Ricotta Grilled Cheese

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) For this week’s Meatless Monday recipe, switch things up a bit with this Lemon-Lavender Blackberry Ricotta Grilled Cheese Sandwich. Yes, you heard it right–lemon-lavender blackberry ricotta. Now that’s a mouthful! This recipe gives some fruity flare to on an old favorite dish with a thick, chunky blackberry sauce, laced with lemon zest […]

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