The need for a good environmental news source

With shrinking budgets at newspapers and other news sources, a great deal of news about the environment just isn’t getting published. I hope to remedy that with The Green Dispatch.

Gleaning scientific papers and press releases from around the world, The Green Dispatch publishes news significant for ecology and sustainability. It is my belief that much of, perhaps most of, the things to pay attention to when it comes to the environment and ecology happen at the margins, the conservation efforts of rare buckwheats in New Mexico, saving songbirds in Great Britain, restoring rivers and streams in Appalachia.

Published twice a week, the green Dispatch is at the cutting edge of environmental news. What you may read two or three weeks from now at Yale360, Grist, or The Guardian’s environmental page is often covered at the Green Dispatch this week.

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Why subscribe? Besides supporting this newsletter and staying informed about important environmental news, a portion of the profits from The Green Dispatch goes to the conservation organizations that I cover.

Features

Besides news and science, The Green Dispatch publishes occasional special features with the following themes:

Doing Good

Spotlighting a person or organization that is that is conserving wildlife, fighting climate change, or otherwise making a difference for the planet.

Wild Willow Farms teaches and preaches regenerative agriculture

Coal River Mountain Watch battles King Coal

Book Reviews

Everybody loves books. I try to tell folks about books on nature and the environment that I think are informative and enjoyable.

Swamplands: Tundra Beavers, Quaking Bogs, and the Improbable World of Peat by Edward Struzik

The New Climate War by Michael E. Mann

In Touch

Spotlighting a species because if its rarity, endangered status, or importance to an ecosystem, such as a keystone species.

The Ridgway’s rail: captive breeding has helped this bird rebound

Estuary sea blight: gardening with a rare and endangered plant

Group discounts

The Green Dispatch offers a 20% discount for groups of five or more. These are highly encouraged for student groups, college faculty, civic and environmental groups, and churches.

A bit about me

I have been a freelance writer since 2003, writing about current events, the arts, music, and the environment. In 2010 I completed my master’s degree in Environmental Science and Policy at Johns Hopkins University. I have worked and volunteered for a number of conservation projects in southern California, where I live, conducting rare plant surveys, researching methods to remove invasive species, and promoting the local ecology.


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Paul Hormick
I'm an environmentalist and freelance writer in southern California. I work as a native plant horticulturist with an MS in Environmental Science and Policy.