Written by Matt Miller | June 12th, 2012
Wind and solar offer the promise of a clean energy future. But can these renewables be developed without threatening wildlife and native habitats?
Written by Peter Kareiva | November 29th, 2011
Is tropical deforestation or killing by humans to blame for the orangutan’s demise? Peter Kareiva says a new study shows why it’s always important for conservation to continue testing its assumptions.
Written by Bob Lalasz | September 16th, 2011
A new study says pathogens from human sewage are killing a coral species off Florida’s coast. But is people poop a worldwide issue for coral? Find out from Conservancy scientist Stephanie Wear.
Written by Bob Lalasz | December 18th, 2009
Five great green stories to distract you while you wait anxiously for the latest news from Copenhagen: Weird Solar Device of the Day goes to…this solar-powered, Joseph Cornell-like live insect theater box (Treehugger). Buy an electric car for less than $900? You can in Oklahoma through New Year’s Eve…although it tops out at 25 mph […]
Written by Nicole Levins | November 25th, 2009
There’s a lot to be thankful this morning, readers. The majority of Americans believe that climate change is happening, and want to do something about it. Someday, your cell phone’s waste heat could actually make its battery last longer. There’s hope for a rise in e-recycling. Something else we’re thankful for? A well-deserved long weekend. […]
Written by Darci Palmquist | August 26th, 2009
Renewable energy is poised to be the wave of the future, but what impact will it have on landscapes and wildlife? In the United States, at least 67 million acres will be developed for new energy projects by 2030. While these projects — including wind, solar and biofuels — will help reduce carbon emissions and […]
Written by Bob Lalasz | July 27th, 2009
Justin Timberlake, eco-golfer? Fore sure! That and more in this morning’s Goodness: Having gotten Nike to capitulate, Greenpeace UK continues its campaign to stop shoe companies from using leather from cattle grazed on former Amazon rainforest lands, reports Environmental Leader. Reebok, Adidas, Timberland and Clarks are among the targets. What are the Seven Wonders of […]
Written by Rob McDonald | April 16th, 2009
The fact that renewable energy takes more space than conventional energy isn’t an environmental paradox, just a trade-off society must face.