Environmental News Roundup – Mar. 25, 2015

Virginia gets country’s first wind energy research lease in federal waters Virginia is the first state in the country to secure a wind energy research lease to build and operate turbines in federal waters, Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced Tuesday. The agreement with … Continue reading

Environmental News Roundup – Mar. 18, 2015

The melting of Antarctica was already really bad. It just got worse. Humans may remember 2014 as the year that we first learned that we may have irreversibly destabilized the great ice sheet of West Antarctica, and thus set in motion more than … Continue reading

Environmental News Roundup – Mar. 11, 2015

Here’s how much faster wind and solar are growing than fossil fuels Electricity generated from wind and solar grew a lot faster than electricity generated by fossil fuels last year. In fact, solar more than doubled, and wind outgrew all other … Continue reading

Environmental News Roundup – Mar. 4, 2015

Baby Tortoises Born On Galapagos Island For First Time In A Century For the first time in more than one hundred years, researchers have found newborn baby tortoises on the tiny Galapagos island of Pinzón. It’s a major win for a population … Continue reading