Megan Sheehan

Megan SheehanMegan Sheehan is a web writer and content producer for nature.org and Conservancy Talk. She lives in the Midwest with her husband, two boys and two dogs, and dreams of the east coast.


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The Green Buzz: Monday, September 30

September 30th, 2013
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We're ending the month of September with some good reads on issues like coexisting with keystone species and sinkholes. Yikes.

  1. Here are five big takeaways from the IPCC's big global warming report on Friday. (National Geographic)
  2. The Bayou Corne Sinkhole: growing bigger and dividing a town, in the process. (New York Times)
  3. Can Burmese pythons in the Everglades be lured into traps? Pretty much everyone hopes so... (Christian Science Monitor)
  4. A commercial freighter completed the first-ever voyage through the Northwest Passage this week. (NPR)
  5. Can ranchers coexist with coyotes? In California, an innovative method is showing it's possible. (MNN)
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The Green Buzz: Thursday, September 26

September 26th, 2013
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It keeps happening, so we're going to continue to talk poaching in today's green news.

  1. More than 80 elephants were killed when poachers used cyanide to poison their water hole. (BBC News)
  2. Ancient fish fossil found in China shows the first face on an animal! (National Geographic)
  3. This poor gorilla was hand-raised by humans and has no gorilla friends. (MNN)
  4. More than 37,000 gallons of oil spilled in the wake of the Colorado floods, and there's a scramble to clean it up. (NPR)
  5. There's a real problem in the conservation community: a lack of diversity. (Grist)
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The Green Buzz: Wednesday, September 25

September 25th, 2013
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On this Hump Day, we've got strange animal attacks and more in your green news.

  1. We don't know what to think of this picture (and are glad the bat got away). (NBC News)
  2. The mystery of how a deer died is answered, thanks to this amazing photo. (National Post)
  3. Those 100-year climate disasters? Yeah, make them 100-day climate disasters, thanks to climate change. (Market Watch)
  4. The number of rhinos poached this year has already broken last year's gruesome record. (MNN)
  5. The love affair we have with bananas has an unintended victim: Costa Rica's crocodiles. (NPR)
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The Green Buzz: Monday, September 23

September 23rd, 2013
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On the first Autumn weekday of 2013, we've got quite the green news roundup for you.

  1. The Nature Conservancy and Rare have agreed to merge. (The Nature Conservancy)
  2. Can't a nuclear plant catch a break? Fukushima hit by a typhoon and, yes, another earthquake. (Grist)
  3. Do you live in one of the most energy-efficient states? Check out the rankings. (National Geographic)
  4. Colorado road repairs are beginning on the 500 miles of roadways and 50 bridges destroyed during the flood. (Huffington Post)
  5. Oxfam says climate change is worsening hunger around the world. (Bloomberg)
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Nature Photo of the Week: Colorful Chugach Mountains

September 19th, 2013
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Rainbows aren’t only found in the sky. This image of the Chugach Mountains in Alaska by Flickr photographer Susan Serna showcases the natural beauty of the world around us. It’s amazing that each color of the rainbow can be found in the tundra. Thanks for sharing your image through The Nature Conservancy’s Flickr group, Susan! […] More

The Green Buzz: Thursday, September 19

September 19th, 2013
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Are you ready for some football in this morning's green news?

  1. Can we get an "O-H!" That's right, you may not love their football, but the Buckeyes are calling a new play, and it's decidedly green. (Washington Post)
  2. Those towering, somewhat fantastical baobab trees? They're another casualty of climate change. (Scientific American)
  3. It doesn't make headlines like elephants or rhinos do, but the pangolin is being poached to death. (Environment 360)
  4. The creation of a science laureate seemed like a good idea, you know, to help encourage future scientists. Until it was derailed by politics... (NPR)
  5. Russian Coast Guard fired on a Greenpeace ship and arrested four; the activists were trying to draw attention to Arctic drilling. (Environmental News Service)
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Live Online Q&A With CEO Mark Tercek

September 18th, 2013
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Have a question for The Nature Conservancy's CEO? Submit your questions now and then join the live online Q&A to get your answers! More

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, September 18

September 18th, 2013
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Could mapping the genome of big cats help save them? That and more in today's green news.

  1. Illegal lobster killing has been caught on tape at a major Maine seafood plant. (CBS News)
  2. These big cats are highly endangered, and now their genomes have been mapped, in an effort to help save them. (BBC News)
  3. How are the animals in a Colorado animal sanctuary faring after the record rainfall? (Huffington Post)
  4. Deconstructing Dinner: This new series is attempting to show us where our food really comes from. (TreeHugger)
  5. New map adds in a new climate factor: people. (Christian Science Monitor)
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The Green Buzz: Tuesday, September 17

September 17th, 2013
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A story on pollution told by...ear wax? Read on, conservation-concerned, and learn more in today's green news.

  1. Like star-gazing? There are four sky events this week, so grab that blanket and look up! (National Geographic)
  2. There's a new world map in town, and it shows areas that are most susceptible to climate change. (International Business Times)
  3. How often do whales clean their ears? Well, never, which is why ear wax turns out to be a great indicator of contaminants in the ocean. (NPR)
  4. Woodpeckers are proving to be an admirable adversary to the invasive emerald ash borer. (MNN)
  5. Small animals perceive time as though it's passing in slow motion, says a new study. (BBC News)
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Nature Photo of the Week: Montana Storm

September 12th, 2013
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Being able to capture the speed and electricity of a lightning bolt never gets old, in terms of photographic imagery. This shocking image by Flickr photographer jean slavin photography is stunning. It’s as though the clouds gathered in that spot just to produce this beautiful photo. Thanks for sharing your image through The Nature Conservancy’s Flickr […] More

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