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

February 15, 2013

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.







Feb. 13, 2013 – New Owl Species Found in Indonesia

New owl species found in IndonesiaA 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 and pays $400 million for Gulf of Mexico oil spillTransocean 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

Feb. 14, 2013 – Daryl Hannah, Kennedy’s Arrested at Keystone XL Protest

Daryl Hannah and 47 others arrested at Sierra Club's Keystone XL pipeline protestA 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

Swedish study finds fish become antisocial with human antianxiety drugsHuman 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

Bloomberg launching compost program in Staten IslandMayor 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.

-Allyson Koerner

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