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Ant-Man and the Wasp: The Complicated Love Affair [VIDEO]

Marvel Studios Ant-man and the Wasp logo

If you haven’t heard, Marvel Studios is coming out with another potential blockbuster of a movie: Ant-Man and the Wasp.

Honestly, I’m a huge movie buff but I’ve never been much of a super Marvel hero fan beyond an occasional Spiderman flick. I did recently attend a showing of Avengers: Infinity War. It had a […]

6 Ways to Avoid Being a Mosquito’s Dinner

mosquito biting human skin

This question originally appeared on Quora: How can I make myself unattractive to mosquitos? What is the secret of people that mosquitos don’t like? Here’s how I answered it…

Don’t be a hyperactive old dirty obese beer drinker with Type O blood sporting dark-colored swag.

Seriously though, there was a research study […]

Bugs on Your Plate… Bugs in Your Teeth… Bug Appétit!

giant water bug

Mealworms and crickets and waterbugs, oh my!

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Saturday marked opening day for the Franklin Park Conservatory’s “Hungry Planet: Local Food, Global View” weekend exhibition. The exhibit was designed to encourage people to “explore local and global food culture through art and horticulture displays, children’s interactives and a full menu […]

When You Care Enough to Send the Very Best… Make It Green

Valentine’s Day is around the corner and you may already be out shopping for your sweetheart. And, on average, you will be expected to spend $116.21 on gifts, meals and entertainment. But before you do any last minute shopping, consider how much of a potentially negative impact just one day can have on the environment.


Earth Expeditions Registration Open Through January 28, 2014

I have had the most unforgettable experiences through the Earth Expeditions program. I traveled to Costa Rica, Belize and Guyana while pursing a master’s degree in biology with a focus on global ecology and environmental education. My personal studies and missions delve into insect conservation. It helped me to become motivated and have a vision […]

New Initiative: My Bug Story – Global Digital Storytelling Community [VIDEO]

What's your bug story

We want people all over the world to tell their stories!

Green Matter has recently launched a new initiative created to get people all over the world talking about bugs that they experience – My Bug Story.


Because bugs are everywhere and everybody’s got a bug story! So tell us your bug story by […]

How Green is Your State?

Ever wondered how green the state is where you live and/or work?

MPH Online, an independent online resource for public health students, published a cool, interactive map that shows each state’s rankings on seven environmental categories including mass transit, renewables, recycling, water quality, air quality, gas, carbon dioxide and overall.

Here you can see the […]

“Entomology Inspires” at the USA Science and Engineering Festival

Insects make up the largest and most diverse group of organisms on the planet. They are a critical part of the global ecosystem as well as nearly every aspect of biotechnology from agriculture to biomedical science. Also, insects are one of the best tools for inspiring an interest in science and nature in children and […]

I’m Dreaming of a Green Christmas – Santa’s Carbon Footprint [Infographic]

Santa Infographic

The boots that Santa has to fill for Christmas leave a HUGE footprint behind in the winter snow in December. Ethical Ocean took a look at Santa’s environmental impact and tried to help him run a slightly more eco-friendly operation. Learn the dirty truth about Santa’s 122 million-mile trip and the ways he and his […]

Autumn: A second spring where leaves are flowers

Autumn is in the air and there are many signs that are a cause for celebration! No longer is green the “in” color, but when it comes to autumn, that’s a good thing. Read more…

What are your favorite things about the fall season?


“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a […]