Category: United States

One of the Smartest Investments We Can Make

Written by | April 15th, 2014

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For centuries, wetlands were considered worthless. It’s time to acknowledge the environmental and economic value of restoring these natural systems, argue Jane Lubchenco and Mark Tercek.

Black History Month’s Top Conservation Heroes: 6 Facts About Men & Woman Who Made an Impact

Written by | February 1st, 2014

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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.

The Green Buzz: Thursday, January 30

Written by | January 30th, 2014

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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.

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: Friday, January 23

Written by | January 24th, 2014

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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.

The Green Buzz: Thursday, January 23

Written by | January 23rd, 2014

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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!

The Green Buzz: Friday, January 17

Written by | January 17th, 2014

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In today’s Green Buzz: Drones watching over high risk animals in Kenya plus

  1. Drones watching over Kenyan wildlife, deterring poachers from hunting endangered species. (Outside Magazine)
  2. China cracks down on ivory trade but New York City has the largest market for ivory. (NYTimes)
  3. Nevada bears are hooked on garbage after unseasonably warm weather has brought many out of hibernation. (NBC)

Why I run in (and for) nature

Written by | January 15th, 2014

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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.

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)
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