December 14, 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.
Dec. 12, 2012 – Famous Wolf Killed Near Yellowstone National Park
A female alpha wolf considered “the most popular wolf” at Yellowstone National Park was killed this week, after going outside the park’s borders. She was so loved that many scientists, animal activists and others followed her story. Read the full story at NPR
Dec. 14, 2012 –Geminid Meteor Shower Graces Our Sky
The annual Geminid meteor shower appeared this week and is considered the last meteor shower of every year, as it occurs every December. The moonless sky led to a beautiful event for all to enjoy. Read the full story at CSMonitor.com
Dec. 14, 2012 – EPA Tightens Soot Standard by 20 Percent
Today, the Environmental Protection Agency moved to tighten the nation’s soot standard by 20 percent. This will force communities to improve air quality and also looks to reduce the deadly pollutant. Read the full story at The Washington Post
Dec. 14, 2012 – Recently Discovered Species Already Threatened
A new species – the slow loris – is already threatened by extinction. It seems the Asian pet trade is targeting the creature, because it’s cute and perfect for poaching. Read the full story at The Guardian
Dec. 14, 2012 – Chicago Embraces Bike Lanes by 645 Miles
Chicago is showing great love for bikes and bike lanes. The city announced by 2020 it will have 645 miles of bike paths. The plan, Streets for Cycling Plan 2020, is being put into effect by Mayor Rahm Emanuel. 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.