It’s All About Timing: How Nonprofits Can Increase Charitable Donations

Charitable organizations and nonprofit institutions that rely on donations to fund their activities have to strike a delicate balance between aggressively soliciting money and not turning off donors. New research from Wharton shows that timing is the key to maximizing donations, particularly from people with an existing connection to the organization. Read the full article […]

Balloons: Why They Blow

Recently we’ve explained why straws seriously suck, and pondered why all that glitters isn’t gold (but is more than likely plastic). Now, I’m sorry to burst your bubble balloon, but we’re breaking down why balloons aren’t that fabulous either. Although it might sound like I have a vendetta for party items, I swear to you I don’t. It’s just […]

Collision Near China Leaves Iranian Oil Tanker in Flames

Rescuers were searching Monday for crewmen missing from an Iranian oil tanker that had collided with another ship off China’s coast, leaving the tanker in flames and at risk of exploding and sinking, the Chinese authorities said. The Panamanian-flagged tanker, the Sanchi, collided with the CF Crystal, a Hong Kong-registered bulk freighter, around 8 p.m. […]

Climate change means most green sea turtles on the Great Barrier Reef are female

Researchers warn rising temperatures may lead to the “complete feminisation” of the endangered species on the Great Barrier Reef. Climate change means more than 99% of green sea turtles in some areas of the Great Barrier Reef are now female, researchers have said. With such a profound lack of males for around 200,000 nesting females […]

Storm Eleanor reveals scale of plastic waste off Britain’s coast

Storm Eleanor reveals scale of plastic waste off Britain’s coast. Beachcombers and environmental activists were shocked by the scale of plastic waste uncovered in the aftermath of Storm Eleanor. The Cornish coast was choked by waste, with pictures showing rockpools full of plastic and beaches fringed by containers and straws. It appeared the storm had […]

20 Surprising Facts About Ocean Pollution

Simply put, the ocean cannot continue to thrive as a dump site for people.  While the state of the ocean’s pollution may not come as any sort of surprised to many people, the cold hard facts might: Fact 1: Plastic is the most common element that is found in the ocean. It is harmful for the environment as […]

Why Amazon Is Smiling and Charities May Be Losing

Amazon recently launched a new initiative, just in time for the holidays, called AmazonSmile where a percentage of what you purchase can go to a charity of your choice. Awesome for charities right? Wrong. Because people aren’t actually giving anything to charity. Amazon is. But consumers still get that good feeling as if they did […]