Written by McKenzie Jones | January 13th, 2014
Saving the radioactive cows, West Virginians soon to have clean water restored, and an attitude adjustment re: urban biodiversity in today’s green news.
- “Let the Cows of Hope Live!” is the call of a rancher seeking to save cows turned radioactive after the Fukushima power plant disaster. (NY Times)
- A West Virginia chemical spill, which left many residents without access to clean running water for five days, is thankfully nearing its end. (Huffington Post)
- Have US cities woken up to the value of urban wildlife? Some say the changes taking place look like the start of an urban biodiversity movement. (Yale Environment 360)
Written by McKenzie Jones | January 9th, 2014
A lake dries up overnight, British factory workers might start to work the night shift, and environmental standards are catching on in Asia in today’s green news.
- Patagonian glaciers are losing mass faster and for longer periods than glaciers in any other part of the world. So much so that Lake Cachet II literally dried up over night. (Huffington Post)
- The wind blows all night, so British factory workers will work all night. Want to understand that logic? (The Telegraph)
- Factories in Asia are starting to see the sense and savings in environmental standards. (The New York Times)
Written by McKenzie Jones | December 27th, 2013
Who wouldn’t enjoy more monarch butterflies? Learn about the key to their comeback, as well as a Snow Dragon in the Antarctic and smart dimming streetlamps in L.A. in today’s green news.
- The key to a monarch butterfly resurgence could be right in your backyard. (New York Times)
- “Snow Dragon” seeks to rescue a Russian ship, which became trapped in ice during its polar expedition. (Huffington Post)
- Los Angeles stands to curb energy use by 40% with the help of Tvilight. (Grist)
Written by McKenzie Jones | December 16th, 2013
Written by Megan Sheehan | December 10th, 2013
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Written by Megan Sheehan | December 2nd, 2013
A threat to Christmas trees, cube-friendly plants and protecting NYC from storms all in today’s green news.
- There’s something lurking in the soil, and it’s creating a “national problem” for the Christmas tree market. (NBC News)
- An urban school alliance is using its purchasing power to get suppliers to create and sell healthier and more sustainable products. (The New York Times)
- A surefire way to combat the winter blues? One of these 10 plants will brighten your day and clean the air around you! (MNN)
- The NZ government announced a plant to protect the world’s rarest dolphin, but conservationists say it’s not nearly enough. (BBC News)
- There’s a new plan to protect the Bronx and Howard Beach from storm surge — much of which will include natural infrastructure. (LongIsland.com)
Written by Megan Sheehan | November 27th, 2013
Written by Megan Sheehan | November 22nd, 2013
Written by Megan Sheehan | November 18th, 2013