The common blue meadow violet could soon be pushing up the daisies if climate change doesn't relax its stranglehold on the New Jersey state flower, according to a report by the National Wildlife Federation.
The buzz around organically maintained beehives seems to be "Epidemic? What epidemic?" (That and maybe "Someone should tell the Queen to start laying off the royal jelly, if you know what I mean.") While record numbers of bees in
Europeans sure don't mince their words—or numbers, for that matter: One in six European land mammals faces the threat of extinction, mainly through habitat loss and deforestation, according to the World Conservation Union (IUCN), in a report for the
We'd wish you a Happy Endangered Species Day, but we find nothing terribly celebratory about the Bush administration's corruption of the Endangered Species Act (ESA), with Interior Department officials fecklessly
Florida wildlife officials are planning to unleash a new predator on its itinerant alligator population: suburban homeowners. For the past three decades, the state has relied on professional trappers to deal with complaints of
Magellanic by name, magellanic by game. One penguin took its famous namesake to heart, waddling 5000km—that's 3,100 miles for you non-metric types—from its native Magellan islands in southern Chile to Peru's Paracas national reserve. To put this in
Humans tend to forget that we're one in a million—one in a million species on the planet, that is. A six-year-old international scientific effort to catalog every known living organism, has already passed the 1 million mark.
Who killed the polar bear? It is up to Sophie Minnow and Robert Penguin to solve in the Daveristy Code. It turns out that the decline of biodiversity is killing us all. Climate change, overdevelopment, human beings are conspiring to destroy the priory
Try flight of the penguins: As if our flightless-fowl friends haven't had enough to deal with of late, the warming of the Antarctic Peninsula during the past few decades is also forcing penguin populations to migrate south. You can also cluck your
Breaking up is hard to do, y'all, especially when you're part of a rich ecosystem of plant and animals that thrive under the frozen surface of the Antarctic sea. Evidence shows that ice plays a major role in the marine ecology by reducing light
Canada's Military is the largest contributor to the Federal Government's greenhouse gas emissions, and while we are not thrilled with the Government's ignoring of the problem (At the Nairobi Climate Conference, Canada and Australia
While driving through "Pennsylvania Dutch" country yesterday evening, we noticed that many of the traditional Amish buggies are now outfit with LED cluster bulbs. They're quite a bit more visible than the conventional types, and probably make the
The first in a series of entries for Treehugger on converting an old apartment into an eco-friendly one. In September I bought my first apartment--an aging one bedroom unit that is primed for an eco-friendly makeover. As a novice at home remodeling, the
We like the idea of the Products Service System (PSS) so much that there's an entire category for products available as services. We've covered the concept before on TreeHugger Picks, but there are so many good ones, we couldn't resist going for round
As we mentioned last week, TreeHugger will now be managing the Carnival of the Green and this week’s host is TriplePundit, a blog managed by our own Nick Aster. Head on over to the Carnival to check out a round up of last week’s green news and events,
The company that brought the world the Wonderwash is at it again. The Laundry Alternative recently came out with a spin dryer that revolves at 3200 rpm to help dry your clothes in just two or three minutes; it won't do the same job as a conventional