Brad Parker

Brad Parker is a digital strategist for The Nature Conservancy.


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The Green Buzz: Friday, October 25

October 25th, 2013
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A beautiful island loses its rats, chemical exposure may be making us fat.

  1. Arctic temperatures in the summer are now the highest in at least 44,000 years. (Live Science)
  2. There's been an amazing transformation at a place that used to be called Rat Island. (Discovery News)
  3. Is DDT exposure from the 1950s making us, and many animals, fat today? (Grist)
  4. Dolphins are being illegally slaughtered and used for shark bait. (National Geographic)
  5. 60% of Britain's most endangered species have declined in numbers over the past 40 years. (Telegraph)
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The Green Buzz: Monday, September 9

September 9th, 2013
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More evidence climate change is changing our weather and the effectiveness of camouflage.

  1. Study of 2012 extreme weather events determines climate change was a factor in half. (National Geographic)
  2. Hundreds of dolphin deaths along the East Coast linked to measles-like virus. (Guardian)
  3. Climate change has hares wearing the wrong color, vulnerable to predators. (NPR)
  4. VIDEO: Is the 10-foot long bobbit worm the ocean's most disturbing predator? (Wired)
  5. Apparently, drunk moose gangs are a thing and they can threaten humans. (Grist)
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The Green Buzz: Friday, September 6

September 6th, 2013
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I'm pretty sure you won't be taking a stroll along the train tracks after reading these stories.

  1. The world's largest volcano has been discovered, it's roughly the size of New Mexico. (Discovery)
  2. A train crash in Australia was caused by a huge infestation of millipedes. (The Atlantic)
  3. Did fracking cause more than 100 earthquakes in an Ohio town that never had one before? (Grist)
  4. Poachers poisoned watering holes with cyanide, killing 41 African elephants. (TreeHugger)
  5. PHOTOS: See this stunning collection of macro shots of corals. (Huffington Post Green)
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The Green Buzz: Thursday, September 5

September 5th, 2013
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With a little hard work, your bird could be in kindergarten next year!

  1. Navy admits training exercises will kill hundreds of whales and dolphins. (TreeHugger)
  2. Sorry proud parents, cockatoos are smarter than your baby. (Grist)
  3. Red honey has been appearing in Utah. Luckily, it looks like there's a simple explanation. (Fox 13)
  4. Pollutants from a chemical plant killed thousands of fish along a 19-mile stretch of river. (New York Times)
  5. PHOTOS: New book shows some of the most amazing nature photography you'll ever see. (Guardian)
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The Green Buzz: Wednesday, June 5

June 5th, 2013
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Happy World Environment Day. Celebrate by reading some cool green stories.

  1. There's one main reason why vehicles on LA roads have tripled but air pollution is down. (myFOXla)
  2. WATCH: Cancel all plans and check out these truly incredible octopus videos! (TreeHugger)
  3. 15 new bird species have been discovered in the Amazon. See the pictures. (Wired)
  4. Giant shark is caught off California coast during reality show taping, controversy ensues. (LA Times)
  5. Scientists may start using stinky feet to battle malaria-infected mosquitoes. (Washington Post)
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The Green Buzz: Tuesday, June 4

June 4th, 2013
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Dogs saving penguins and rock stars saving badgers. Today was a good day.

  1. Found out why the Navy is trying to crack the secrets of the cicada song. (Live Science)
  2. WATCH: Two rock hall of famers and a nature film legend have a new song about badgers. (Guardian)
  3. Scientists find rare butterfly off Biscayne Bay, may be able to save it from extinction. (Miami Herald)
  4. Two dogs are protecting the endangered Little Penguin. If you don't like this story you hate everything! (Grist)
  5. Lake Michigan's invasive lamprey larvae are being poisoned by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. (AP via Marshfield News Herald)
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The Green Buzz: Friday, May 24

May 24th, 2013
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You might need the entire long weekend to catch those newly evolved cockroaches.

  1. A camera trap got footage of one of the rarest, most highly threatened big cats in the world. (TreeHugger)
  2. Yesterday they had the 10 worst, today it's the 10 best cities to live through climate change. (Grist)
  3. NOAA is predicting an "extremely active" Atlantic hurricane season. (NPR)
  4. A conservation agency approved the slaughter of tens of thousands of endangered birds. (Guardian)
  5. Cockroaches are evolving to evade our traps. (BBC)
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Nature’s Madness: Round 2

April 4th, 2013
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Massive upsets, nail-biters and early exits. The first round of the tournament showed just how unpredictable things tend to be in nature. Here's our picks for round two of Nature's Madness, and don't forget that your votes decide the games! More

Nature’s Madness: Taking the Tournament Outdoors

March 21st, 2013
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March Madness is in full swing -- in honor of college basketball's biggest moment, we've pitted together nature's fiercest creatures for our own online competition this March. More

Cool Green Morning: Friday, September 28

September 28th, 2012
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Maybe you don't need to drive to the store this weekend after all.

  1. Remember Carmageddon? Closing 10-miles of freeway for 2 days had an amazing impact. (LA Times)
  2. Great apes like gorillas, chimps, and bonobos are running out of places to live in Africa. (BBC)
  3. Need some good news? IUCN will now have a Green List for "fully conserved" species. (Mongabay)
  4. Could biodegradable electronics lead the end of toxic trash? (NPR)
  5. Green or gross? A ski resort in Arizona will use sewage to make snow. (Discovery)
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