Earlier this month, The New York Times announced the cancellation of the Green blog, which focused on environment and energy. The Times says the change will allow the paper to “direct production resources to other online projects” and promises to continue to report on the topics covered in the Green blog, such as “climate change, land use, threatened ecosystems, government policy, the fossil fuel industries, the growing renewables sector, and consumer choices.” We at EnerChange, along with thousands of other readers, are sad to see the blog go.
The Green blog launched in April of 2010 as an outgrowth of the Times’ Green Inc. blog. It covered a huge variety of topics related to the environment and energy, from to fracking to to climate change to the plight of endangered species (including Minnesota’s moose problem), with an eye on national and international stories.
Take a look at the comments on the blog’s farewell announcement and you’ll see dozens of angry readers, accusing the New York Times of prioritizing fashion trends and fluff pieces over critical environmental coverage. While negative comments aren’t particularly uplifting, it’s nice to see a community of people passionate about conserving energy and protecting our planet.
We’ll miss the Green blog, but look forward to continued coverage in the paper’s Science/Environment section. Need some reading recommendations? Here are some of our favorite sources for green news: