February 15, 2013
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.
Feb. 13, 2013 – New Owl Species Found in Indonesia
A new owl species has been discovered in Indonesia. The Rinjani Scops owl is said to have a unique whistling song and reportedly exists nowhere else in the world. Read the full story at Huffington Post
Feb. 14, 2013 – Transocean Pleads Guilty, Pays $400 Million for 2012 Gulf Oil Spill
Transocean pleads guilty in its participation in the 2012 Gulf oil spill. A federal judge accepted the plea, resulting in $400 million criminal penalties. Transocean was the owner and operator of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig. Read the full story at NYTimes.com
Feb. 14, 2013 – Daryl Hannah, Kennedy’s Arrested at Keystone XL Protest
A group of 48 people were arrested in Washington D.C., after participating in the Sierra Club’s civil disobedience protest against climate change and the Keystone XL pipeline. Actress Daryl Hannah, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., and Conor Kennedy were among those arrested. Read the full story at TreeHugger
Feb. 14, 2013 – Study Shows Drugs Can Make Fish Antisocial
Human drugs has quite the effect on fish. A new Swedish study found antianxiety drugs makes fish more antisocial, makes them eat more and makes them act bolder. In real life, this type of drug has been found in rivers and streams in Sweden. Read the full story at Yahoo! News
Feb. 15, 2013 – Bloomberg Launching Curbside Compost Program
Mayor Bloomberg recently announced, during his State of the City address, Staten Island will implement a curbside compost program. Homeowners will receive bins, which they can toss their food into for composting, and then eventually it will be used as fertilizer in the city. Read the full story at NY Daily News
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.