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

October 19, 2012

Eco News Network's top five 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. 17, 2012 –Protesters Halt Construction of NYC Pipeline

Eco News Network's top five environmental headlines of the weekOn 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

Eco News Network's top five environmental headlines of the weekIf 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

Eco News Network's top five environmental headlines of the weekThis 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

Eco News Network's top five environmental headlines of the weekGrab 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

Eco News Network's top five environmental headlines of the weekGreenhouse 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.

-Allyson Koerner

Photo Credit: Flickr/NS Newsflash, Flickr/Joel Penner, The Obama-Biden Transition Project, Wikimedia Commons/Gage Skidmore, Flickr/Deepwater Horizon Response, Wikimedia, Wikimedia/Mary and Angus Hogg
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