Written by Megan Sheehan | September 17th, 2013
A story on pollution told by…ear wax? Read on, conservation-concerned, and learn more in today’s green news.
- Like star-gazing? There are four sky events this week, so grab that blanket and look up! (National Geographic)
- There’s a new world map in town, and it shows areas that are most susceptible to climate change. (International Business Times)
- How often do whales clean their ears? Well, never, which is why ear wax turns out to be a great indicator of contaminants in the ocean. (NPR)
- Woodpeckers are proving to be an admirable adversary to the invasive emerald ash borer. (MNN)
- Small animals perceive time as though it’s passing in slow motion, says a new study. (BBC News)
Written by Trevor Martin | September 16th, 2013
The Nature Conservancy offices reopened today in Boulder, Colorado after historic flooding caused evacuations and flooding along the Front Range of Colorado. We’re glad everyone is safe!
- Does food waste help or hinder the environment? Here’s one take on it…(Macomb Daily)
- What’s that buzzing? After 25 years the short haired bumblebee is making a comeback (Guardian)
- Case for climate change is overwhelming, say scientists (Guardian)
- In Germany, schools in different states are slowly starting to incorporate the subject of sustainability into their syllabus (DW)
- Scottish Wind Farms produce a more expensive form of electricity due to higher costs of production (Guardian)
Written by Trevor Martin | September 13th, 2013
Written by Brad Parker | September 9th, 2013
Written by Maxene Atis | August 29th, 2013
Once known as the Pearl of the Antilles, Haiti celebrates its first marine protected area, opening a new chapter for a country after many years of degradation.
Written by Megan Sheehan | August 26th, 2013
Written by Megan Sheehan | August 21st, 2013
We’ve got climate change updates, nasty plastic news, showers of poison and more in today’s green news.
- IPCC is near certain that climate change is caused by humans. (The New York Times)
- A poison shower to kill rodents on an island could help rare seabirds recover, say the Feds. (Huffington Post)
- Fukushima is leaking 80,000 gallons of contaminated water into the Pacific Ocean every day. (NPR)
- More dolphin deaths are found off the coast of Virginia, with little evidence as to why they’re dying. (Washington Post)
- Rare sea turtles are eating plastic at a record rate. (MNN)
Written by Madeline Van Tassel | August 14th, 2013