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

October 5, 2012

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.







Oct. 1, 2012 – Ikea to Sell Only LED Lights by 2016

Ikea to sell only LED lights by 2016If you’re picking out furniture at Ikea in 2016, don’t forget to buy some LED lights. The world’s biggest home-furnishings retailer is helping customers save energy and cut carbon emissions by selling only LED lights. They hope to complete this by 2016. Read the full story at Bloomberg Businessweek

Oct. 2, 2012 – New York May be the Next State to Instill Plastic Bag Ban

New York may be next state to have plastic bag banNew York just might be the next state hopping on the plastic bag ban bandwagon. The same group that helped San Francisco in its ban is looking to change New York. Currently, the group is preparing a campaign to get the ball rolling. Read the full story at Ecorazzi

Oct. 3, 2012 – Will Arizona Finally Receive Clean Energy?

Fight for clean energy in Arizona continuesA huge battle continues to brew in Arizona, as government is deciding whether to pursue a “dramatic solar expansion.” Out of every state, Arizona has the highest solar insolation (aka a lot of sunlight),  creating great potential for clean energy. Read the full story at Grist

Oct. 3, 2012 – Coast Guard Continues BP Oil Spill Investigation

Coast Guard continues BP Oil Spill investigation after discovering oil sheen in Gulf of MexicoLast month, an oily sheen was spotted in the Gulf of Mexico, resulting in an investigation by the Coast Guard. Sheen samples were taken to determine whether the oil is from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Read the full story at

Oct. 4, 2012 – Environment Excluded from First 2012
Presidential Debate

The 2012 presidential debate lacks in environmental talkIf you watched the 2012 presidential debate this week, then you might have noticed that the environment wasn’t a well-covered topic. Instead, Mitt Romney and President Obama greatly discussed economic growth, health care and federal funding. Read the full story at Mother Nature Network

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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