October 19, 2012
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.
Oct. 17, 2012 –Protesters Halt Construction of NYC Pipeline
On Monday, a group of protesters known as Occupy the Pipeline succeeded by stopping the construction of a radioactive pipeline in New York City. The pipeline was set to be built in the West Village, but this group banded together and achieved their mission. Read the full story at TreeHugger
Oct. 17, 2012 – Presidential Debate Steers Clear from Climate Change
If you tuned in on Tuesday for the second presidential debate you probably remember hearing plenty about energy, but climate change was absent once again. Maybe at the final and third debate the presidential candidates will spar over the topic. Read the full story at Grist
Oct. 17, 2012 – Hurricane Isaac Brings 565,000 Pounds of Oil to Surface
This is an astonishing number. About 565,000 pounds of oiled material have been brought to the surface thanks to Hurricane Isaac. The oiled material is of course from the BP oil spill and doesn’t seem to be going away, which is also resulting in criticism of BP and the U.S. Coast Guard’s clean-up initiatives. Read the full story at Nola.com
Oct. 18, 2012 – Major Meteor Shower Begins in California
Grab those binoculars, because a major meteor shower is headed our way. The glorious experience first started in California and is part of the 2012 Orionids Sky Show. The meteors are said to come from the constellation Orion, which is where the show’s name originates. Read the full story at Los Angeles Times
Oct. 18, 2012 – Sea Levels Reach New Heights Thanks to Greenhouse Gases
Greenhouse gas emissions are now reportedly affecting sea levels. The northeastern United States and eastern Canada are seeing the most effects with rising sea levels accelerating at an extremely high rate, one study discovered. Read the full story at Climate Central
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.