Written by Katherine Sather | February 1st, 2014
Take a look back at black history in America, and it doesn’t take much digging to find links to conservation. From civil rights icons like Dr. Martin Luther King Junior – who spoke out about urban environmental issues – to sustainably minded scientists like George Washington Carver, African Americans have played a key role in our environmental history. Their legacy lives on in our national parks, natural places and even legislation.
Written by Trevor Martin | January 30th, 2014
Goodbye for now Green Buzz!
We’re moving the daily #greennews to our social channels for the time being. You can stay up to date on all of today’s green news by following our hashtag #greennews on Twitter.
Written by McKenzie Jones | January 29th, 2014
Super Bowl sustainability, veggie vending machines, and the largest solar bridge ever in today’s green news.
- A Super Bowl first: Food scraps will be collected and composted at this year’s game! (Mother Nature Network)
- 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)
- 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)
Written by McKenzie Jones | January 27th, 2014
States as trustees of the atmosphere, an exploding cow sitcom, and climate change heats up at Davos in today’s green news.
- 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)
- 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)
- 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)
Written by Trevor Martin | January 24th, 2014
Supply chains disrupted because of climate change and Oklahoma continues to experience an unusual amount of earthquakes. Plus, what you thought you knew about the behavior of lemmings turns out to be a bit of movie magic.
Written by Trevor Martin | January 23rd, 2014
Double El Ninos?! Plus, the rising tide of climate change and it’s impact on our cities & what’s killing off all the bees? Read today’s #greennews right now!
Written by Trevor Martin | January 17th, 2014
In today’s Green Buzz: Drones watching over high risk animals in Kenya plus
- Drones watching over Kenyan wildlife, deterring poachers from hunting endangered species. (Outside Magazine)
- China cracks down on ivory trade but New York City has the largest market for ivory. (NYTimes)
- Nevada bears are hooked on garbage after unseasonably warm weather has brought many out of hibernation. (NBC)
Written by Michael Sabatino | January 15th, 2014
Michael Sabatino, runner and avid user of the Charity Miles app, describes his love for nature and why he runs on behalf of The Nature Conservancy every day.
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 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).