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)
Written by McKenzie Jones | January 27, 2014
States as trustees of the atmosphere, an exploding cow sitcom, and climate change heats up at Davos in today’s green news.
- First case of its kind: Courts will determine whether or not, by repealing greenhouse gas regulations, the state of New Mexico has violated its public trust duty to protect the state’s atmosphere. (Los Angeles Times)
- A new four-episode Hulu sitcom produced by Chipotle, “Farmed and Dangerous,” will seek to educate consumers about factory farming using satire. The series will premier February 17th. (Mother Nature Network)
- Leaders in Davos last week stressed the need for a global re-commitment to curbing climate change, focusing on the economic and humanitarian risks of inaction. (The Globe and Mail)
Written by Trevor Martin | January 24, 2014
Supply chains disrupted because of climate change and Oklahoma continues to experience an unusual amount of earthquakes. Plus, what you thought you knew about the behavior of lemmings turns out to be a bit of movie magic.
Written by Mark Tercek | January 24, 2014
Mark Tercek, CEO of The Nature Conservancy, and Brett Jenks, CEO of Rare, discuss why the two organizations have decided not to merge. Together, we can achieve better results for conservation as highly aligned, but independent, organizations.