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 McKenzie Jones | January 6th, 2014
Supervolcanos could explode without warning, a giant panda will debut, and changes in NYC streets captured on film in today’s green news.
- “Sleeping giant” supervolcanos, like the one in Yellowstone National Park, may not be as heavy of sleepers as we once thought. (BBC)
- If you plan to be in the Washington, DC are on January 18th, be sure to stop by The Smithsonian’s National Zoo; their new giant panda cub, Bao Bao, will make her public debut that day. (Huffington Post)
- See how New York City has worked to improve the walk- and bike-ability of its streets over the last decade. (Grist)
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 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 30th, 2013
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 McKenzie Jones | December 16th, 2013