Tag: United States

One Billion Trees: Expanding Global Forest Conservation

Written by | April 28th, 2014

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One billion trees. No doubt about it: that’s a lot of trees to plant. But the Earth’s forests are being cut and cleared at a rapid rate. Bill Toomey explains a major campaign to help restore those forests — and how you can help.

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, January 29

Written by | January 29th, 2014

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Super Bowl sustainability, veggie vending machines, and the largest solar bridge ever in today’s green news.

  1. A Super Bowl first: Food scraps will be collected and composted at this year’s game!  (Mother Nature Network)
  2. Farmer’s Fridge, a vegetable vending machine company, is launching in Chicago, hoping to encourage more healthy eating by making it more convenient.  (Modern Farmer)
  3. London’s Blackfriars Bridge, which extends across the River Thames, has been covered in solar panels and will now provide up to half of the energy for London Blackfriars station, cutting its carbon emissions by 511 tons per year.  (Business Green)

The Green Buzz: Monday, January 27

Written by | January 27th, 2014

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States as trustees of the atmosphere, an exploding cow sitcom, and climate change heats up at Davos in today’s green news.

  1. First case of its kind: Courts will determine whether or not, by repealing greenhouse gas regulations, the state of New Mexico has violated its public trust duty to protect the state’s atmosphere.  (Los Angeles Times)
  2. A new four-episode Hulu sitcom produced by Chipotle, “Farmed and Dangerous,” will seek to educate consumers about factory farming using satire.  The series will premier February 17th.  (Mother Nature Network)
  3. Leaders in Davos last week stressed the need for a global re-commitment to curbing climate change, focusing on the economic and humanitarian risks of inaction.  (The Globe and Mail)

The Green Buzz: Monday, January 13

Written by | January 13th, 2014

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Saving the radioactive cows, West Virginians soon to have clean water restored, and an attitude adjustment re: urban biodiversity in today’s green news.

  1. “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)
  2. 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)
  3. 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)

The Green Buzz: Monday, December 16

Written by | December 16th, 2013

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We all know that energy demands are only increasing globally.  In today’s Green Buzz, learn about innovators that are helping to meet those demands in a sustainable way.

  1. In Hong Kong, they’re figuring out how to recycle your used shower water to create electricity.  (The New York Times)
  2. Meet New York City’s current leading environmental heroes.  (CBS New York)
  3. Nominees for the 2014 Green Car Technology Award were announced today at the Washington Auto Show.  (Reuters)
  4. Students compete for Sustainability Innovation Student Challenge Award with proposed solutions for the U.S.’s rising energy needs.  (USA Today)
  5. Falling demand for coal in China could make coal mining uneconomical.  (The Guardian)

The Green Buzz: Tuesday, November 26

Written by | November 26th, 2013

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Big animal news in today’s Green Buzz.

  1. World Toilet Organization campaign seeks to turn Black Friday brown. (MNN)
  2. In the last six months alone, over 350 species added to the IUCN Red List’s threatened species list. (Mongabay)
  3. Judge rejects climate change refugee claim. (Huffington Post Green)
  4. You’ll never guess what vegetable powered up this Christmas tree. (TreeHugger)
  5. We blame the cows: U.S. methane emissions may be 50% more than previously thought. (USA Today)

The Green Buzz: Monday, November 25

Written by | November 25th, 2013

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Tyrannosaurus Rex’s worst nightmare is in today’s green news.

  1. T-Rex was relegated to the shadows when this newly-discovered giant came thudding by. (Salt Lake Tribune)
  2. A U.S. power company has pled guilty to the wind farm-related deaths of golden eagles in Wyoming. (Christian Science Monitor)
  3. Sharks rejoice! Indonesia’s national airline has banned the transport of fins from their flights. (Mongabay)
  4. The U.S. is losing coastal wetlands at a rate of seven football fields per hour. (NPR)
  5. How to feed a growing number of mouths? Here are six sustainable ways to feed 11 billion people. (MNN)

The Green Buzz: Tuesday, November 12

Written by | November 12th, 2013

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The internet is buzzing with climate change news today. Here are today’s top 5 green news stories.

  1. Aerial photos reveal secret roads in the heart of the world’s richest rainforest. (Mongabay)
  2. Watch: Philippines climate negotiator makes emotional plea at COP19. (Huff Post Green)
  3. Speaking of climate change, why COP19 in Warsaw must produce results. (Planet Change)
  4. The U.S. plans to send a message to poachers by destroying a huge stockpile of illegal ivory. (Discovery News)
  5. Corn-based ethanol is badly hurting the environment. (AP)

Interior Secretary Jewell Announces Strong Conservation Agenda

Written by | November 4th, 2013

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Interior Secretary Jewell announces a commitment to mitigation in her conservation agenda — and her support for national parks and inspiring future generations of nature-lovers.

Q&A with Timothy Egan: Dialogues on the Environment

Written by | October 17th, 2013

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New York Times columnist Timothy Egan talks with Mark Tercek about growing up in the American West, building support for conservation and making nature part of our “national story.”

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