Written by Trevor Martin | January 10th, 2014
Asian companies slowly going green, plus a new national park hits a snag in Maine in today’s #Greennews.
- America’s best idea, national parks, isn’t such a great idea in Maine or some may think so (NYTimes)
- Tiny bits of plastic collecting in the Great Lakes pose an environmental threat (NYTimes)
- The White House tackles the #polarvortex in Google+ Hangout (Guardian).
Written by Trevor Martin | January 9th, 2014
Dolphins getting high? Plus, fish light up the night and the upside to the #polarvortex all in today’s #Greennews
- Scientists have observed dolphins using puffer fish, who possess an extremely lethal toxin to humans, as a chew toy leading scientists to believe that there may be some recreational use being derived for dolphins (NBC)
- These fish are fancy (NatGeo)
- Scientists are heralding the polar vortex’s impact on invasive species in affected areas. (NYTimes)
Written by Trevor Martin | January 3rd, 2014
Where do all those Christmas trees go after the holidays? Plus, US Secretary of State, John Kerry, talks about climate change in the Mekong Delta.
- Where do all those Christmas Trees go after the holidays (Guardian)?
- US Secretary of State, John Kerry, touches on the future of the Mekong Delta (NYTimes).
- Forest found by using Google Earth declared protected because of the abundance of unique species (Guardian).
Written by Sarah Davidson | December 20th, 2013
Last week, TNC joined with USAID and the Africa Biodiversity Collaborative Group (ABCG) to launch Freshwater Conservation and Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) Integration Guidelines: A Framework for Implementation in sub-Saharan Africa.
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 11th, 2013