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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10 Animals with Moustaches (in Honor of Movember)

November 7th, 2013
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The hairy "Movember" craze is hitting the animal world! We've spotted 10 animals working on their moustaches. Which 'stache is your favorite? More

The Green Buzz: Tuesday, November 5

November 5th, 2013
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For Election Day today, we're voting for more photos of this elusive wild cat.

  1. Power plants are using this low-tech item to cut carbon emissions. (NY Times)
  2. The world's least-known (and least photographed) wild cat captured on remote camera traps. (Mongabay)
  3. Coming to a city near you: dengue and yellow fever. (Grist)
  4. Why more environmentalists should fly. Do you agree? (The Guardian)
  5. Breaking space news: 1 in 5 Sun-like stars could host habitable planets. (The Telegraph)
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The Green Buzz: Friday, November 1

November 1st, 2013
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Today's news headlines reveal Antarctica is not having a very good day...

  1. Plans to protect Antarctica's pristine wilderness have failed. (The Huffington Post)
  2. 2013 has been the deadliest year on record for manatees. (TreeHugger)
  3. The data doesn't lie: to save Malayan tiger, you must save its prey. (Mongabay)
  4. The Pacific Ocean is warming at its fattest rate in... wait for it... 10,000 years. (Science World Report)
  5. New Mexico's "kid cages" -- necessary for protection against wolves or just a publicity stunt? (National Geographic)
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Nature Photo of the Week: Handprints

October 31st, 2013
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Perhaps we have too much Halloween on the brain, but doesn't this green anole's handprints look a little zombie-like to you? The shadows on this leaf are incredible (and mysterious!). More

The Green Buzz: Tuesday, October 29

October 29th, 2013
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Reading about climate change's positive effects in today's green news just feels... backwards.

  1. Ban coal burning, improve air quality. That's the plan in Shanghai. (ThinkProgress)
  2. Australia's newly discovered "lost world" boasts several never-before-seen animals. (CNN)
  3. Just how sustainable is the Paleo diet anyway? You may be surprised. (TreeHugger)
  4. When it comes to grizzly bears, global warming may be working in their favor. (Nature World News)
  5. New survey reveals more than one bottle's worth of water is wasted for every three produced. (The Daily Green)
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Nature Photo of the Week: Mountains and Rainbows

October 23rd, 2013
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With rain, comes rainbows. And with rainbows, comes amazing photographs. Kudos to Flickr photographer Darlene Bushue for capturing Denali National Park in all its magnificent glory. More

Halloween in Nature: 10 Spooky Photos

October 22nd, 2013
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If you look closely — in the dark shadows and under the thick fog — you’ll find signs of Halloween hiding in nature. Presenting our top 10 Halloween in nature photographs. More

The Green Buzz: Tuesday, October 22

October 22nd, 2013
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Epic smog and epic food waste -- it's a tough morning in the land of green news (we'll end on a positive note though!).

  1. Is there a direct link between Australia's bushfires and climate change? (CNN)
  2. Here's what China's epic smog looks like from space. (Grist)
  3. It's a battle of redwoods vs. red wine as California's climate changes. (NPR)
  4. Tesco unveils their absolutely staggering food waste figures -- and hopes to cut back. (Telegraph)
  5. In Gabon and the Republic of Congo, the reintroduction of captive gorillas appears to be working. (Mongabay)
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The Green Buzz: Friday, October 18

October 18th, 2013
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We've got the perfect way to start your Friday: browse the Wildlife Photographer of the Year winners!

  1. The legendary Himalayan yeti may be a sub-species of this animal. (BBC)
  2. Meet the wildlife photographer of the year -- elephant-lovers will enjoy his photo! (Washington Post)
  3. Kudos to Target for introducing a new sustainability standards for products. (Environmental News Service)
  4. See the first-ever footage of the aging pipeline beneath the Great Lakes. (EcoWatch)
  5. It's official: air pollution and cancer are linked. (Mongabay)
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Nature Photo of the Week: Ocean Fury

October 17th, 2013
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Your eyes don't deceive you -- that's lava flowing into an ocean. Incredible! This photo was snapped at Volcanoes National Park on the Big Island of Hawaiʻi. More

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