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Eco-News Roundup

plant grows in the desert

  • I start this week’s eco-news roundup with an article about a study conducted by the University of Leeds showing that global warming of only 2 degrees Celsius will lead to reduced crop yields from the 2030s onward. This study shows us that “crop yields will be negatively affected by climate change much earlier than expected.” “The impact will be greatest in the second half of the century, when decreases of over 25% will become increasingly common.” Learn more about the study and read the article here:
  • Next we have an article about the negative effects of global warming on fisheries. Global warming “affects chlorophyll production which is vital for phytoplankton,” which is a main food source for shrimp and sardine. Ocean acidification is also a consequence of global warming which leads to “less shelled organisms and less food for fish” and disruption of the oceans’ food chains. Read more about the fisheries and climate change here:
  • A third article discusses a study that says “climate change is accelerating Greenland’s ice loss.” Most of us know that global warming has led to the accelerated melting of ice, but this new study has proven that “ice loss in a region of Greenland’s massive ice sheet that scientists had previously believed was stable has actually tripled in the last decade.” Read more about this surprising and unfortunate news here:
  • And to wrap-up on a positive note, the United Arab Emirates is hosting (more…)
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Monday, March 17, 2014

Tarte – Spring 2014 Cosmetics Collection

tarte cosmetics

Tarte has recently launched its spring 2014 collection. Be still, my heart. Needless to say, the products are beautiful. As you may know, Tarte is not a newcomer to the eco-conscious beauty game. The products are cruelty-free and formulated without parabens, mineral oil, phthalates, sodium lauryl sulfate, and synthetic fragrances to name a few of the nasties. Tarte is definitely on their A-game when it comes to packaging as well. Below are the standouts in this amazing collection that you can shop at Tarte right now!

tarte clay eye and cheek palette

Clay Eye and Cheek Palette ($36) – Perfect, everyday neutrals. Essentially, your face in a compact. (more…)

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