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

December 14, 2012

Eco News Network's top 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.






Dec. 12, 2012 – Famous Wolf Killed Near Yellowstone National Park

Famous wolf at Yellowstone National Park killedA 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

Geminid meteor shower graces the skyThe 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

Dec. 14, 2012 – EPA Tightens Soot Standard by 20 Percent

EPA tightens soot standard by 20 percentToday, 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

Newly discovered species already threatenedA 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 to lay out 645 miles in bike lanes by 2020Chicago 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.

-Allyson Koerner

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