Hawaiʻi votes to protect coral reefs — from our sunscreen

Hawaiʻi Governor David Ige will sign a bill to prohibit the sale of sunscreens containing chemicals that contribute to the destruction of coral reefs.

What can a bird-catching tradition tell us about conservation?

Bird-catching paints a picture of the migratory habits of birds — information that could help scientists identify critical trends in climate change.

Inwood: Green Space and Budget-Friendly Apartments – New York Times

New York TimesInwood: Green Space and Budget-Friendly ApartmentsNew York TimesJoe and Shannon Guglielmo are looking forward to joining that community when they close this month on a two-bedroom Art Deco co-op with a sunken living room and a separate dining room, for $635,000. Also, “we really love the parks,” said Ms. Guglielmo, …

Green living: Why I make my own toothpaste, shampoo and body wash at home – Down To Earth Magazine (press release) (blog)

Down To Earth Magazine (press release) (blog)Green living: Why I make my own toothpaste, shampoo and body wash at homeDown To Earth Magazine (press release) (blog)Pune's eco friendly family: Taking care of energy needs in a renewable way. Say hello to the Dighe family. Residents of Karve Nagar in Pune, this family has become a role model for many others who want to change

3 Reasons the Deadly Lac-Mégantic Oil Train Disaster Could Happen Again

By Justin MikulkaIn the five years since the oil train disaster in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec, claimed 47 lives, the world has learned much about the risks that hauling oil by rail poses. One of the clearest lessons is how little has been done to address those risks, which means that deadly event could easily happen again. To mark the anniversary, Kathleen Fox, chair of the Transportation Safety Board (TSB) of Canada, released a statement on oil-by-rail. “Much has been accomplished in the intervening years, but more remains to be done,” she said.Fox is correct about one thing: More remains to be done. Much more.Here are three main reasons history may yet repeat itself.

The Environmental Stakes of Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court Nomination

When President Donald Trump announced Brett Kavanaugh as his pick to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy on Monday, he picked the potential justice with the most environmental law experience of his final four frontrunners, E&E reported. The announcement sent environmentalists and legal experts scouring through his more than 300 rulings on the D.C. Circuit Court to reveal a contradictory picture: Kavanaugh accepts the science behind climate change, but has ruled against the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) attempts to do anything about it. “Judge Kavanaugh isn’t anti-environmental, but he tends to be anti-agency,” Michael Gerrard told Inside Climate News. Gerrard is the director

A brief history of lettuce, America’s first fresh vegetable

Before inventors figured out how to ship iceberg lettuce across the continent, people subsisted on root vegetables for most of the year.

Is public transportation a human right?

Greyhound Bus is pulling out of half of Canada, and it is raising a lot of questions.

Climate, labor issues roil coffee sector: report

Climate change, poor labor conditions and the uneven distribution of value within the coffee sector are brewing a triple shot of trouble for coffee.

Saving the mangroves to save the clams — and a way of life

A community in Colombia ensures their mangroves and clams are around well into the future.

In Focus: Season 3, Episode 4 – Big city, green living – Cronkite News

Cronkite NewsIn Focus: Season 3, Episode 4 – Big city, green livingCronkite NewsIn the fourth episode of season three, we meet people who are trying to make the urban environment of the Phoenix area more sustainable. We'll ride along with a bike share company that allows subscribers to leave their bikes anywhere and meet some …

Take Steps Toward Green Living with These Easy Recipes – Radio.com Music and Entertainment News (blog)

Radio.com Music and Entertainment News (blog)Take Steps Toward Green Living with These Easy RecipesRadio.com Music and Entertainment News (blog)It's June! Going vegan is one of the biggest trending food choices for 2018 and even doing just a couple meat-free meals a week makes a huge impact. Whether you just want to try some great recipes or are planning on going completely meat and dairy-free …and more »

Oil and Gas Operations Release 60 Percent More Methane than EPA Thought, Study Finds

A study published Thursday found that U.S. oil and natural gas operations release 60 percent more methane than currently estimated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), according to a press release from the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) at University of Colorado, Boulder.The study, published in Science, calculated yearly methane emissions from the oil and gas industry totaling 13 million metric tons (approximately 14.3 million U.S. tons), mostly from leaks. In fact, the amount of methane leaked by these operations in 2015 had as much impact on the climate as emissions from

Farm Bill With Huge Giveaways to Pesticide Industry Passes House

A farm bill that opponents say would harm endangered species, land conservation efforts, small-scale farmers and food-stamp recipients passed the U.S. House of Representatives 213 to 211, with every House Democrat and 20 Republicans voting against it, The Center for Biological Diversity reported. A similar farm bill failed to pass the House in May when it was caught in the crossfire over immigration reform, but the new bill retains its most controversial provisions.

Striking 160 sq. ft. Urban Cabin features hidden hanging garden

This conceptual design for a micro-house in Los Angeles fluidly mixes the indoor with the outdoor.

Wealthy philanthropists wage war. On cats.

With a $1 million donation, Andrew and Jane Cliffordhope to double the size of the world’s largest cat-free sanctuary.

New virtual reality project to premiere at Tribeca

“My Africa,” Conservation International’s (CI) third virtual reality project, has been selected to premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival, April 18-29 in New York.

Reports: Trump to skip G7 meeting on climate

U.S. President Donald Trump will leave the G7 summit early — missing the meeting on climate change.

Postcard from the Pacific: In new film, ocean is the star

A new film showcases the relationship that the people of New Caledonia have with nature.

To feed itself, Hawai‘i must make sea change, study finds

To feed its growing population, Hawai‘i is looking to produce more locally sourced seafood, which has a smaller environmental footprint.

The Green Roof Revolution Spreads to Australia – Living Architecture Monitor magazine (press release) (blog)

Living Architecture Monitor magazine (press release) (blog)The Green Roof Revolution Spreads to AustraliaLiving Architecture Monitor magazine (press release) (blog)… president; Green Roofs Australasia and director, Verdant Solutions Australia says. Incorporating a green roof is a means of giving a project an edge over its competitors, particularly in an era where demand for urban living is rising and space is …

Enjoy a living green roof at this $800K Prospect Heights co-op – 6Sqft (blog)

6Sqft (blog)Enjoy a living green roof at this $800K Prospect Heights co-op6Sqft (blog)This very well thought out, bright and light, architect-designed Prospect Heights co-op has amazing outdoor spaces with a private 350-square-foot roof deck surrounded by a common living green roof. The one-bedroom plus sleeping loft at 430 Sterling …

19 New Trails to Explore as the National Trails System Turns 50

This Saturday, the American Hiking Society is celebrating a very special National Trails Day —2018 marks the 50th anniversary of the passage of the National Trails System Act , which created and protected some of the U.S.’s most loved scenic and historic walks. Now, just in time for Saturday’s festivities, Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke has announced in a Department of the Interior (DOI) press release Wednesday that he is adding 19 new recreation trails to the national network in 17 different states. “By designating these new national trails, we acknowledge the efforts of local communities to provide outdoor recreational opportunities that can be enjoyed by everyone,” Zinke said. “Our network of national trails provides easily accessible