Nicole Levins

Nicole Levins is an online media manager on The Nature Conservancy's strategic communications team. (If you're a reporter on deadline, please feel free to shoot her an email or give her a call.)


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The Green Buzz: Monday, April 15

April 15th, 2013
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They are incredibly interesting to look at, though.

  1. Geckos don't cure AIDS, so just leave them alone already. (Mongabay)
  2. How's this for DIY? This bride made her own gown out of upcycled bread bag clips. (Treehugger)
  3. Ask Umbra attempts to solve the greatest mystery of our time: how green are Barbies? (Grist)
  4. A five-year-old narrates this sweet "nature documentary." (DotEarth)
  5. Florida, land of horrifying invasive species infestations, braces for an onslaught of giant snails. (Christian Science Monitor)
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The Green Buzz: Monday, April 8

April 8th, 2013
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As usual, climate change is bad news.

  1. Oceans could be bearing the brunt of global warming. (YaleE360)
  2. A few of your favorite fast food brands are switching to a greener paper policy. (Mongabay)
  3. US energy policy fails to address climate change, argues one blogger. (Christian Science Monitor)
  4. Might have to get used to that green slime, Cleveland. (Grist)
  5. This former NBA player saved a dolphin with his bare hands (and really long arms). (Treehugger)
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The Green Buzz: Friday, April 5

April 5th, 2013
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Sorry to kick your weekend off on a terrifying note, but...

  1. No need to panic: scientists have discovered a new species of tarantula, and it's only about the size OF YOUR FACE. (Huffington Post Green)
  2. Greener neighborhoods=less violent crime. (Mongabay)
  3. No need to panic, part II: Tax Day is coming! Find out how saving energy can save you $$. (Christian Science Monitor)
  4. That terrible American drought? Yeah, still happening. (Grist)
  5. Spending time outside doesn't always come naturally to everyone. (Care2)
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The Green Buzz: Monday, April 1

April 1st, 2013
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Today's green news round-up is no joke.

  1. Concern grows for the future of the monarch butterfly. (YaleE360)
  2. Want to get healthier? Ride your bike to work. It's science. (Grist)
  3. This writer says hemp can solve a whole lot of our green dilemmas. (Mongabay)
  4. Why is Antarctica getting icier? Climate change. (Not a paradox.) (Christian Science Monitor)
  5. Climate crusader Bill McKibben has some thoughts on how businesses can help combat global warming. (GreenBiz)
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The Green Buzz: Monday, March 25

March 25th, 2013
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BABY ANIMALS!

  1. Welcome to the world, new little baby endangered Rothschild giraffe! (Associated Press, via Christian Science Monitor)
  2. This chicken's dad is a duck. (As far as we know, the giraffe's father is a giraffe.) (Treehugger)
  3. Timely: Is it cruel to kill insects? (Grist)
  4. Here's what the president can--and should-- do to combat climate change. (Scientific American)
  5. Alligators hate treadmills. Alligators: they're just like us! (Wired)
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The Green Buzz: Monday, March 18

March 18th, 2013
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In case you didn't get your fill of all things green yesterday:

  1. In Madagascar, political instability may have led to increased rates of deforestation. (Mongabay)
  2. What's the eco-friendliest way to dispose of clothing that's reached the end of its life cycle? Ask Umbra has a few ideas. (Grist)
  3. Bees-- the latest weapon in the fight against HIV? (Treehugger)
  4. Left-leaning households (politically, that is) tend to use less energy than their more conservative counterparts. (Conservation Magazine)
  5. China's new premier says he isn't going to mess around when it comes to reducing pollution. (Inhabitat)
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The Green Buzz: Monday, March 11

March 11th, 2013
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Use that extra daylight to catch up on your green news:

  1. In his latest column, Tom Friedman gives Mark Tercek's new book, Nature's Fortune, a shout-out. (New York Times)
  2. Rainforests could be more resilient to climate change than previously thought-- but only if we leave them alone. (Mongabay)
  3. Three "lucky" species of endangered sharks are now protected by a new global agreement. (Associated Press/Christian Science Monitor)
  4. Ask Umbra takes on a tough question: Is there hope for us on this planet? (Grist)
  5. Nothing brightens up a dreary Monday morning more than interspecies friendship. (Treehugger)
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The Green Buzz: Monday, February 11

February 11th, 2013
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Have a sssssssuper new year.

  1. It's the year of the snake! (Mongabay)
  2. Pope Benedict XVI, an advocate of the "cleaner, greener lifestyle," will step down at the end of this month. (Treehugger)
  3. Rotating air gardens? Okay. (Inhabitat)
  4. Last year, wind power capacity grew 20% worldwide. (Guardian)
  5. Just how dangerous is hair dye? (Grist)
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The Green Buzz: Friday, February 8

February 8th, 2013
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Is Nemo headed your way? The shelves might be empty of bread, milk and eggs, but there's plenty of green news to go around.

  1. What do bats, sloths, whales and people have in common? This guy. (Scientific American)
  2. When it comes to environmental issues, we are pretty darn apathetic. (GreenBiz)
  3. In a dream world, this would be what an American high-speed rail network might look like. (Treehugger)
  4. Bikeshare systems are great, but there's an unfortunate dearth of helmet-shares. (Grist)
  5. Two Great Lakes hit record lows. But what does it all mean?? (Christian Science Monitor)
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The Green Buzz: Monday, February 4

February 4th, 2013
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You'll never look at Fluffy the same way again.

  1. Kitties=stone-cold killers. (Conservation Magazine)
  2. Two new bills floating around the Montana legislature propose zero tolerance... for wild bison. (Green)
  3. Thanks to Google Street View, you can now hike the Grand Canyon without hiking the Grand Canyon. (Treehugger)
  4. This eco-friendly brewery is powered by beer. (Humans, use caution.) (Huffington Post Green)
  5. Japan's whaling industry: "dead in the water"? (Guardian)
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