Written by Trevor Martin | January 2nd, 2014
Happy New Year! 2014 is sure to be a memorable one for environmental news. Let’s check out some of the latest stories…
- Under the sea even creatures in the deepest oceans will not escape climate change (Guardian).
- What does “Waldeinsamkeit” mean? Turns out it’s German for “the feeling of being alone in the woods” (BN).
- Two test events were cancelled last year in Sochi ahead of the 2014 Winter Olympic games, will there be enough snow (SI)?
Written by Trevor Martin | December 20th, 2013
More top ten lists of top environmental stories of 2013.
- Top ten happy environmental stories of 2013! (Mongabay)
- The Ten most important Environmental Stories of 2013! (EarthIslandJournal)
- Top 13 “In the News” stories for 2013. (Tennessee Today)
Written by Trevor Martin | December 19th, 2013
Written by Megan Sheehan | December 17th, 2013
Written by Trevor Martin | December 13th, 2013
It’s Friday the 13th but it’s the holidays, so we’re super confused right now…
- There’s water on Jupiter! Could there be life too? (CNN)
- Scientists uncover a new dinosaur that may have roamed the earth and it may have looked like a chicken. (DailyMail)
Written by Trevor Martin | December 12th, 2013
The centuries old debate, “nature vs. nuture” finally has a winner…when it comes to fruit flies. Plus, aliens invade New York City!!
Researchers with the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute at Virginia Tech studying fruit flies
that live on opposite slopes of a unique natural environment known as “Evolution Canyon” show that even with migration, cross-breeding, and sometimes the obliteration of the populations, the driving force in the gene pool is largely the environment. (PHYS.org
- Just like Men In Black, A newly seen species of cockroach invades New York City, Periplaneta japonica. (National Geographic)
- Did you know that chameleons change colors to communicate? (LabEquipment)
Written by Megan Sheehan | December 10th, 2013
Written by Trevor Martin | December 9th, 2013
Written by Trevor Martin | December 6th, 2013
Porpoises in the Thames?! The British would say, “Were they here for bickies and tea?”
- Thinking about gifts for mom this holiday season? Impress her by going green. (Examiner)
- They found it! More fresh water sources under the sea…giving hopes to the Atlantis theorists (ENS)
- A pop of Porpoises were spotted in the river Thames in London! A sign the river’s health is improving. (Guardian)
- Take cover! Air pollution sends school children running for cover in Shanghai. (Guardian)
- Older countries care more about the environment? (Slate)
Written by Megan Sheehan | December 5th, 2013
Think humans are apex predators? Think again.
- Despite what you may think, we aren’t apex predators like sharks and lions; but meat eating is on the rise worldwide. (Mongabay)
- A carbon tax isn’t here yet, but some surprising companies are already planning for it. (Huffington Post)
- As if they weren’t deadly enough, crocodiles use lures to catch their prey! (Science World Report)
- Trouble is arriving in New Jersey on six legs, and it doesn’t bode well for the state’s pine forests. (NPR)
- Update on the stranded whales: These pilot whales like to stick together, and that’s not good for the ones who are still alive, stranded. (NPR)