The BBC does a great job of reporting environmental news that is truly newsworthy -- personal, prompt, and prominent. Here are some recent articles that caught my attention.
Apple to use ethically sourced materials -- yeah! Read it here.
The city's impact on wildlife is not as bad as we thought. Endemic species still manage to survive. Find the article here.
Logging laws can be hard to enforce. A new application allows tree loss to be detected in near real time. The system uses both satellite imagery as well as citizen reports to update a map showing tree cover. Indigenous peoples of the Brazilian rainforest are already using smartphones to flag illegal logging. This is the next step in citizen reporting! Again, from the BBC.
Chicago to eat the Asian carp into extinction. Finally, an invasive species gets what is coming to it. Read more over here.
Why is the weather so horrible all of a sudden? This great article from the BBC explains it in lay terms.
Poorly designed cities are bad for your health. Read it here, then go support local green space initiatives near you!
Distant planet terrified it may one day be infested by humans. Okay, this one is just for laughs. From the Onion.