Read on for the day’s coolest and greenest news:
- Hey, did you hear? The Nature Conservancy’s releasing The Atlas of Global Conservation on Earth Day. (YaleE360)
- In less than 40 years, forests in the eastern U.S. declined by 4.1 percent, says a new study. (Mongabay)
- Measuring a company’s water footprint isn’t as easy as it probably should be. (Green Inc.)
- Since 1990, fishing gear’s been responsible for the accidental deaths of around 8 million sea turtles. (Journal Watch Online)
- A coal-carrying ship traveling through a marine protected area (!) runs aground on the Great Barrier Reef, and the crew thinks it’s no big deal. (Treehugger)
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