Written by Jack Hurd | January 31st, 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 Megan Sheehan | December 11th, 2013
Written by Megan Sheehan | November 22nd, 2013
Written by Megan Sheehan | October 30th, 2013
Written by Megan Sheehan | October 23rd, 2013
We’ve got promising green news on how we move forward with energy needs in a world of climate change threats.
- The experience of seeing a California condor in the wild has been more rare than the bird itself…until now. (San Jose Mercury News)
- The nation’s largest labor unions are gathering to talk about how to create green energy jobs and fight global warming. (NBC 10 Pittsburgh)
- What’s hungry, aggressive and is destroying Caribbean reefs? The invasive lionfish, of course. (CNN)
- Pandas might be more resilient to environmental change than previously thought. (CBS News)
- A teenager has made a startling dinosaur discovery. (Fox News)
Written by Megan Sheehan | October 21st, 2013
Another mysterious fish washes ashore in today’s green news.
- How many tree species do you think reside in the Amazon? A new report estimates just how diverse the rainforest is. (Pentagon Post)
- Another rare oarfish has washed ashore in California, and scientists are stumped as to why. (Reuters)
- This report has us wondering what our oceans are going to look like by 2100. (Environment News Service)
- The end of an oil era is 2070, says a major oil company. (MNN)
- Giant Asian tiger shrimp — we’re talking the length of a forearm — have invaded U.S. waters. (TreeHugger)
Written by Megan Latour | September 23rd, 2013
Our resident knitting experts thinks knitting rules. She also just created a beautiful shawl from sustainable wool from sheep raised in Patagonia. What makes wool sustainable? Read on to find out!
Written by Charles Bedford | September 16th, 2013
Charles Bedford has been going to Mongolia for many years and we recently caught up with him after his most recent visit to attend the Mongolia Green Development Conference in UlaanBaatar, a conference held to mark the 5th anniversary of the Conservancy’s Mongolia program.
Written by Megan Latour | September 16th, 2013
Why choose synthetic clothing dye when blueberries, spinach and turmeric can produce rich, natural colors? For the next step in the quest to follow wool from farm to closet, we’re turning to nature to find dye for our yarn.
Written by Kerry Crisley | September 10th, 2013
Check out these innovative ways that people around the world are already adapting to the impacts of climate change. Vote and help pick the winner!