Madeline Van Tassel

Madeline Van TasselMadeline Van Tassel is a brand strategist and editorial manager for The Nature Conservancy, based in Arlington, VA.


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The Green Buzz: Tuesday, December 3

December 3rd, 2013
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Will #GivingTuesday be the hero in tomorrow's green news?

  1. Today charities aim to make Giving Tuesday bigger and better than all those shopping holidays. (LA Times)
  2. Could China be poised for a green revolution? EPA chief thinks so. (Huff Post Green)
  3. This predator lures prey by mimicking a flower -- you have to see the photo. (MNN)
  4. New album brings together musicians from all the countries along a bird's migration path. (TreeHugger)
  5. Research reveals how the Burmese python got its big gulp. (Christian Science Monitor)
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The Green Buzz: Tuesday, November 26

November 26th, 2013
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Big animal news in today's Green Buzz.

  1. World Toilet Organization campaign seeks to turn Black Friday brown. (MNN)
  2. In the last six months alone, over 350 species added to the IUCN Red List's threatened species list. (Mongabay)
  3. Judge rejects climate change refugee claim. (Huffington Post Green)
  4. You'll never guess what vegetable powered up this Christmas tree. (TreeHugger)
  5. We blame the cows: U.S. methane emissions may be 50% more than previously thought. (USA Today)
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Nature Photo of the Week: Sweet Snowy Plover

November 21st, 2013
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There are majestic birds, there are powerful birds — and then, there are just plain adorable birds (a scientifically-accurate description, of course). The snowy plover falls into the latter category, as evidenced in this week’s Nature Photo of the Week. Those feathers! That look! Flickr photographer Jeff Bleam snapped this cute guy at Santa Cruz, California […] More

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, November 20

November 20th, 2013
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We're blogging about nature's heroes, promiscuous mice and controversial hunting in today's green news.

  1. Bioluminescent bay in Puerto Rico goes dark: what happened? (Christian Science Monitor)
  2. Hawaii's Big Island bans GMO crops. (Huffington Post Green)
  3. Mangroves are the heroes in protecting this Southeast Asian town from typhoon Haiyan. (Bloomberg)
  4. Big game hunter Melissa Bachman sparks controversy with this lion photo. (National Geographic)
  5. This headline is too funny not to share: promiscuous mice bear sexier smelling sons. (BBC)
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The Green Buzz: Tuesday, November 19

November 19th, 2013
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In today's green news, we discover a volcano and smarter streetlights. Read on...

  1. It's official: carbon emissions set to hit new record high in 2013. (Mongabay)
  2. What's hiding beneath Antarctic ice? Hint, it's active and could speed up ice loss. (National Geographic)
  3. Not to point fingers, but… these 4 countries might be the biggest disappointments at U.N. climate talks. (Grist)
  4. Natural disasters have cost the world a whopping $3.8 trillion since 1980. (Mother Jones)
  5. How streetlights could become hubs for power and information. (Mother Nature Network)
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The Green Buzz: Friday, November 15

November 15th, 2013
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Today we're getting a new perspective on deforestation. Find out why in today's Green Buzz.

  1. Google Earth reveals an incredible (yet heart breaking) high-resolution deforestation map. (TreeHugger)
  2. Coming soon: forecasting wildfires like the weather. (Discovery News)
  3. Japan, the world's fifth largest producer of CO2, waters down it emissions goal. (Bloomberg)
  4. See six of the world's most irreplaceable places. (National Geographic)
  5. Rare Asian unicorn caught on camera for the first time in 15 years. (CNN)
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Nature Photo of the Week: Fantastic Fall Foliage

November 15th, 2013
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The leaves are starting to fall more quickly here at The Nature Conservancy's headquarters in Arlington, Virginia -- so today's Nature Photo of the Week is a reminder to get outside one more time and soak in fall's vibrant colors. More

The Green Buzz: Tuesday, November 12

November 12th, 2013
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The internet is buzzing with climate change news today. Here are today's top 5 green news stories.

  1. Aerial photos reveal secret roads in the heart of the world's richest rainforest. (Mongabay)
  2. Watch: Philippines climate negotiator makes emotional plea at COP19. (Huff Post Green)
  3. Speaking of climate change, why COP19 in Warsaw must produce results. (Planet Change)
  4. The U.S. plans to send a message to poachers by destroying a huge stockpile of illegal ivory. (Discovery News)
  5. Corn-based ethanol is badly hurting the environment. (AP)
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The Green Buzz: Friday, November 8

November 8th, 2013
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We've got an interesting mix of green news today -- Katy Perry even makes a cameo.

  1. Why Australians are worried Katy Perry's CD packaging is a biohazard. (TreeHugger)
  2. Camera traps are cool, yes, but they're also a powerful educational tool. (Mongabay)
  3. Can you name any of the world's 10 most polluted places? (MNN)
  4. See what African animal has been declared extinct. (TIME)
  5. 8-year-old becomes China's youngest lung-cancer patient, due to air pollution. (The Guardian)
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Nature Photo of the Week: Northern Harrier

November 8th, 2013
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This is one of those images that just leaves us speechless. What an incredible bird -- what an incredible photograph! More

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