Leaves and Twigs: An Unscientific Roundup of the Best Sustainability Stories on the WebJuly 20, 2012
Behind on your conservation news? Catch up with our weekly roundup of the top sustainability stories, photos and videos on the web.
- Fifty-six percent of the US is now experiencing drought conditions. [Treehugger]
- Do you consider your environmental footprint when you travel? [Sustainable Trip]
- Global warming could have dire consequences for Borneo’s forests. [Mongabay]
- Explore the Central Amazon – a World Heritage Site and one of the most biodiverse places on Earth. [National Geographic]
- Could ecotourism be good news for the world’s sharks? [NBC News]
- On a walk in Chicago, one lucky environmentalist spots a rare blue frog. [Huffington Post]
- Why aren’t we talking about the fact that the US leads the world in cutting CO2 emissions? [Grist]
- Take a tour of Guatemala’s Azotea coffee farm and discover what socially, environmentally and economically sound farming looks like. [Mother Nature Network]
- Discover a unique project that links grade school students in the US with students in Guatemala through art exchanges — fostering a sense of connection, community and conservation! [Frog Blog]
- Congratulations to our president Tensie Whelan, recipient of the James Beard Leadership Award for her work to create a more sustainable, healthful and safe food world. [Huffington Post]
What news stories captivated you this week? Tell us in the comments!