Woman arrested in Florida for stomping on sea turtle nest

June 18, 2019 by  
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Last weekend, a woman was arrested and taken into custody for prodding and stomping on a protected sea turtle nest on Miami Beach in Florida. The woman, Yaqun Lu from Hudsonville, Michigan, was reported by bystanders, who saw her actions and alerted the police. The police also witnessed her stepping on and poking at the turtle nest. The section of the beach where the nest was situated was blocked off by tape and “Do Not Disturb” signs, indicating that the area is a protected nesting site. Three species of turtles typically nest along Miami Beach: loggerhead turtles, green sea turtles and leatherback turtles. All three turtles are protected by the U.S. Endangered Species Act of 1973. It is also illegal to interfere with sea turtles, their nests or their hatchlings, according to Florida state legislature. Related: Study finds microplastics in sea turtles around the world According to a Miami Beach website on the importance and vulnerability of turtle nesting sites, “It is important not to disturb [sea turtle] hatchlings, eggs or nests since hatchlings need to crawl to the sea unimpeded. Touching nesting females, taking flash pictures of nesting females or hatchlings or digging into nests is prohibited by law.” Nesting season typically runs from April to October. Female turtles can lay up to 100 eggs per nest and approximately seven nests per season. Predators, marine debris and illegal fishing have contributed to the decline in sea turtle populations worldwide. It has not yet been publicized why the woman was interfering with the nest; however, spokesman Ernesto Rodriguez of the Miami Beach police department said, “Thankfully, it appears the eggs were not damaged.” Lu is being held on a $5,000 bond and is facing a felony charge of harassing a turtle nest. She will be represented by a public defender. Via Huffington Post Image via Mitch Lensink and TravelingOtter

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How Morgan Stanley is investing in change

April 1, 2019 by  
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The best of live interviews from GreenBiz events. This episode: Audrey Choi from Morgan Stanley on the importance of ESG finance.

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Nature’s Medicine: The Health Benefits of Being Outdoors

July 19, 2017 by  
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In our society, we tend to focus on things that can be quantified, such as how much money we have, how big our house is and where we are on the corporate ladder. Things that cannot easily be measured, such as the importance of nature, are placed at…

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The State of Green Business, 2017

January 31, 2017 by  
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Adapted from the 2017 State of Green Business report. Download here.It’s hard to imagine a time more hopeful and horrifying for sustainable business.On the one hand are great achievements and milestones. The Paris Agreement on climate change was ratified last year, faster than any United Nations pact in history, a powerful confirmation of the importance the nations of the world attach to combating climate change.

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How Coca-Cola is cultivating a collective sense of purpose in Vietnam

January 31, 2017 by  
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Coca-Cola’s EKOCenters are allowing Vietnamese communities to thrive by connecting economic, environmental and social dots.

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HP, Philips help supply chains scrub 434 million tons of CO2

January 31, 2017 by  
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The move delivered cost savings of $12.4 billion last year, but CDP warns that more work is needed.

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Hundreds Of US companies urge climate action

November 19, 2016 by  
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Business leaders at the UN climate talks stressed the importance of aligning business and policy goals.

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How To Choose An Energy-Efficient Garage Door

April 7, 2016 by  
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In the quest for an energy-efficient home, many people overlook the importance of an energy-efficient garage door. If your garage is attached to your house, not having a properly insulated door can mean heated or cooled air is escaping—especially…

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INFOGRAPHIC: 8 ways to lower your utility bill this summer

March 25, 2016 by  
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Utility bills are never fun, especially during the summer time when you desperately need that cool air to combat the heat. This  illustration tackles eight ways folks can lower their utility bills (and be kinder to mother Earth) this summer.  With tips that stress the importance of turning off ceiling fans when you leave the room (plus how much you actually save when you do so), replacing shower heads to reduce your water bill, how to maximize the most out of your air conditioning units, and other green-saving tidbits, you can enjoy your summer while helping to reduce global warming. Because saving money is just as important as ensuring our Earth is healthy. Read the rest of INFOGRAPHIC: 8 ways to lower your utility bill this summer

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Get Ready To ‘Spring’ Into Composting

March 25, 2016 by  
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Spring is around the corner, and for many people gardening beckons. Whether you grow flowers, vegetables, houseplants or herbs, you know the importance of using great soil. And that means using compost. Composting, according to the U.S. Department…

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