Eco News Network’s Top 5 Environmental Headlines of the Week

May 3, 2013

Eco News Network's top environmental headlines of the weekWhat’s been going on in the world this week? To help you stay up to date on the eco-friendly front, we’ll be providing just a few of the most important happenings in the environmental news world. Keep reading and check out our top five picks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 30, 2013 – Verizon Cutting Carbon Footprint with $100 Million Solar Panel Investment

Eco News Networks top 5 environmental headlines of the weekVerizon is hopping on the green bandwagon by investing $100 million in solar panel and fuel cells. The company hopes to cut its carbon footprint and make its operations at 19 U.S. facilities more resilient. Read the full story at Yahoo! News

April 30, 2013 – Queens Public School Goes Completely Vegetarian

Eco News Networks top 5 environmental headlines of the weekOne elementary school, Public School 422, in Queens has officially adopted a 100 percent vegetarian menu. It is the first school in New York City to do so, and possibly the first public school in the nation. Read the full story at Huffington Post

May 1, 2013 – Mozambique Rhinos Completely Extinct?

Eco News Networks top 5 environmental headlines of the weekIt looks like poachers in Mozambique might have officially killed off the last of its rhinos. Conservationists have reported the last 15 remaining African rhinos were killed last month. Read the full story at TreeHugger

May 1, 2013 – Majority of Americans Blame Global Warming for Weather Conditions

Eco News Networks top 5 environmental headlines of the weekAccording to a new nationally representative survey, most Americans blame global warming for extreme weather conditions. About two out of three Americans say the weather has worsened over the past few years, and don’t believe it’s getting better. Read the full story at Yahoo! News

May 2, 2013 – ExxonMobil’s Pipeline Worsens in Arkansas

Eco News Networks top 5 environmental headlines of the weekMore than a month ago, the ExxonMobil pipeline burst and caused quite the damage in Mayflower, Ark. Conditions have worsened now that the pipeline has leaked again. Read the full story at Grist

These are just a few, out of many, environmental headlines that have occurred this week. Be sure to educate yourself about what’s going on in the world, and check back here every Friday to catch up on eco-friendly news.

-Allyson Koerner

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