May 3, 2013
What’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
Verizon 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
One 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?
It 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
According 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
More 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.