Written by Randy Edwards | February 20, 2014
Invasive species threats sometimes seem abstract. But not when beautiful trees start to disappear, writes blogger Randy Edwards. Can we save the eastern hemlock forest before it’s too late?
Written by Paul Kingsbury | February 18, 2014
The benefits of urban conservation projects are well known: clean water, wildlife habitat, outdoor recreation. But blogger Paul Kingsbury found something unexpected while walking Nashville’s Greenways: community.
Written by Kerry Brophy-Lloyd | February 12, 2014
You probably think of the tumbling tumbleweed as an icon of the Old West. Well, not quite. The plant star of Western movies (and The Big Lebowski) is actually a highly invasive weed. Learn more about the real tumbleweed.
Written by Giulio Boccaletti | February 3, 2014
As countries around the globe look to scale up water sustainability, Dr. Giulio Boccaletti argues that protecting natural infrastructure — lakes, aquifers and wetlands — is in many cases the most cost-effective option to provide clean water.
Written by Katherine Sather | February 1, 2014
Take a look back at black history in America, and it doesn’t take much digging to find links to conservation. From civil rights icons like Dr. Martin Luther King Junior – who spoke out about urban environmental issues – to sustainably minded scientists like George Washington Carver, African Americans have played a key role in our environmental history. Their legacy lives on in our national parks, natural places and even legislation.
Written by Jack Hurd | January 31, 2014
More than half of the wood products consumed in major markets come from somewhere else. In 2010, the United States was the top buyer of wood furniture from the Asia Pacific region. That might just include your favorite chair.
Written by Trevor Martin | January 30, 2014
Goodbye for now Green Buzz!
We’re moving the daily #greennews to our social channels for the time being. You can stay up to date on all of today’s green news by following our hashtag #greennews on Twitter.
Written by Michael Reuter | January 30, 2014
Food. Water. Energy. All this situated within some of the most beautiful, productive and diverse ecosystems on the planet. That’s Brazil. And who can make the decisions to integrate all these needs and make wise decisions to shape the world? Brazilians, of course.
Written by McKenzie Jones | January 29, 2014
Super Bowl sustainability, veggie vending machines, and the largest solar bridge ever in today’s green news.
- A Super Bowl first: Food scraps will be collected and composted at this year’s game! (Mother Nature Network)
- Farmer’s Fridge, a vegetable vending machine company, is launching in Chicago, hoping to encourage more healthy eating by making it more convenient. (Modern Farmer)
- London’s Blackfriars Bridge, which extends across the River Thames, has been covered in solar panels and will now provide up to half of the energy for London Blackfriars station, cutting its carbon emissions by 511 tons per year. (Business Green)
Written by Adam Bloom | January 28, 2014
In today’s green news, a glimpse into ancient forest management and bad news for the big fish and the small fish.
- Warmer seas are causing species of fish to mature earlier, stunting their maximum length by up to 29% in the North Sea (The Guardian)
- Indigenous peoples have been carefully managed the rainforests of Asia for 11,000 years by seamlessly clearing pockets of vegetation for agriculture, new findings reveal. (Mongabay)
- A large shark was killed off the coast of Western Australia, the first to be connected to a new shark cull that was put into place to prevent human fatalities. (CNN)