Margaret Badore: Words and Pictures

Stories, videos and photos by journalist Margaret Badore.

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Jun 30
“Hagelberg said that Global Forest Watch could also serve as a performance management tool. It could be used to hold rangers, local administrators and even ministers accountable if you have a problem year after year. ‘I could imagine that some governments could consider this too much transparency,’ said Hagelberg.” How Global Forest Watch is changing the way we fight deforestation

Jun 2
“The Nature Conservancy purchased the ranch back in 2000, and has been working to restore the wetlands by removing the berm and returning curves to the river’s path, a process called re-meandering.”

Small Things Matter: Parsons students create pocket-sized gifts to benefit charities
Read the full story here. 

Small Things Matter: Parsons students create pocket-sized gifts to benefit charities

Read the full story here. 


Apr 30

My coverage of an Earth Day demonstration on Wall Street. Full story: http://bit.ly/PtUqo0


Apr 14

Millions of birds migrate along the Pacific Flyway each year, traveling along an aerial highway that stretches from Mexico up to the Arctic. Although birds cover impressive distances along the way, they still need places to rest. California was once home to an estimated 4 million acres of wetlands in the pre-settlement 1800s. But today, 90 to 95 percent of that habitat has disappeared.

In seasons of drought, like the one we’ve experienced in the past year, the lack of wetlands can be devastating to bird populations. However a new program in California’s Central Valley is temporarily using farmland to create “pop-up” wetlands, which serve as rest stops for traveling birds.

 

Pop-up wetlands help California farmers and migratory birds


Feb 13
Anne Pringle models one of LB Design’s upcycled jackets. 
From: How one manufacturer makes old clothes new again

Anne Pringle models one of LB Design’s upcycled jackets. 

From: How one manufacturer makes old clothes new again


Dec 6
“Rococo is probably the best thing that happened to France besides the invention of macaroons and Coco Chanel.” Linda Balti, founder of the eco-fashion company Amour Vert. 

One of my posts covering GreenBuild 2013 in Philadelphia.
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Pedia-Pod aims to “make kids feel like they’re not in the hospital.”

One of my posts covering GreenBuild 2013 in Philadelphia.

treehugger:

Pedia-Pod aims to “make kids feel like they’re not in the hospital.”


Oct 24

Markus Freitag’s passion for recycled materials and biking was evident before he and his brother started Freitag. When he was still in art school in Zurich, he would build bikes from discarded scrap parts.

In 1993, when Markus couldn’t find a suitable messenger bag to carry as he biked, he again looked to re-use discarded material. “Recycling was attractive,” he said, and found inspiration on the highway that ran near his apartment building in Zurich. Markus and his brother, Daniel, began making bags from truck tarpaulins, bike inner tubes and seat belts. Because these materials are designed for road use, they’re exceptionally durable and waterproof.

Read the full story on TreeHugger.com


Oct 3
No, I didn’t draw this beautiful tattoo commemorating an extinct earwig, but I did interview the artist. 

No, I didn’t draw this beautiful tattoo commemorating an extinct earwig, but I did interview the artist


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