Category: Adaptation

The Green Buzz: Thursday, January 16

Written by | January 17th, 2014

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Interesting read on the personal accounts of what happens when someone freezes to death. (Outside Magazine)

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, December 4

Written by | December 4th, 2013

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In today’s green news, whales, chimps and cows – oh my!

  1. A pod of pilot whales is stranded off the Everglades’ coast and marine experts are trying to figure out why. (CBS Miami)
  2. Should chimps have human rights? If that will free this one from a captive shed, then yes, says the Nonhuman Rights Project. (MNN)
  3. What do gassy cattle have to do with extracting natural gas?  Turns out, quite a bit. (Christian Science Monitor)
  4. Early warning systems are key to saving us from the nasty effects of climate change, says a new study. (Bloomberg)
  5. A new startup could making purchasing solar energy as easy as booking travel. (Huffington Post)

The Green Buzz: Monday, December 2

Written by | December 2nd, 2013

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A threat to Christmas trees, cube-friendly plants and protecting NYC from storms all in today’s green news.

  1. There’s something lurking in the soil, and it’s creating a “national problem” for the Christmas tree market. (NBC News)
  2. An urban school alliance is using its purchasing power to get suppliers to create and sell healthier and more sustainable products. (The New York Times)
  3. A surefire way to combat the winter blues? One of these 10 plants will brighten your day and clean the air around you! (MNN)
  4. The NZ government announced a plant to protect the world’s rarest dolphin, but conservationists say it’s not nearly enough. (BBC News)
  5. There’s a new plan to protect the Bronx and Howard Beach from storm surge — much of which will include natural infrastructure. (LongIsland.com)

The Green Buzz: Monday, September 30

Written by | 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)

Could Markets Make Our Water Use More Sustainable?

Written by | September 9th, 2013

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Markets are not the solution to all water problems, but offer an example of the innovation needed for sustainable management of this precious resource.

The Green Buzz: Monday, September 9

Written by | 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)

The Green Buzz: Thursday, July 25

Written by | July 25th, 2013

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Napoleon Dynamite may be interested in today’s green news.

  1. A rare “zonkey” has been born in Italy. (Science World Report)
  2. 25 years after the Exxon Valdez disaster, the secret to one bird’s recovery may be bad news for mink. (Grist)
  3. Ocean pollution spreading faster than we thought? Microbes are feasting on ocean plastic waste. (ecogeek)
  4. A sand dune could doom the set of Star Wars: The Phantom Menace. (National Geographic)
  5. An offshore drilling rig exploded on Tuesday in the Gulf, and continues to burn. (NPR)

The Green Buzz: July 12, 2013

Written by | July 12th, 2013

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It’s Friday! ..and we all know you’re on Facebook at work… But don’t worry, we’ll keep it a secret while you check out these green news stories!

  1. So we already knew dolphins are smart and have many talents, but is detecting pregnancy one of them? (HuffPo)
  2. I wonder if Forrest Gump could ride a bike from San Fransisco to Brazil like this 70- year old man!(HuffPo)
  3. I’ll admit, my inner child is a bit jealous of this house built in a tree! (TreeHugger)
  4. That moment when the batteries in the remote die may be a bit further apart, thanks to rice! (TreeHugger)
  5. This may not be the alien spaceship from ‘Man of Steel’ but finding a cargo plane six decades old beneath the ice is still pretty awesome! (HuffPo)

A Thirst For Growth: Fueling China’s Urban Expansion

Written by | July 3rd, 2013

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As China grows to an urban population of 900 million people, the most critical thing it will have to get right is protecting its water supply, says the director of our Securing Water Program.

The Green Buzz: Monday, July 1

Written by | July 1st, 2013

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I know, I know, it’s Monday and a single cup of joe just isn’t cutting it. Get your Morning buzz with today’s #GreenNews!

  1. No batteries? No problem. Check out this flashlight powered by the heat of your hands! (TreeHugger)
  2. The pictures from inside this New Zealand cave will make the view from your boss’s corner office look like a blank wall! (TreeHugger)
  3. Study shows more job seekers prefer to work for sustainable companies. (GreenBiz)
  4. A New York suburb tries out a new compost pickup program (TreeHugger)
  5. Who doesn’t love Sloths? One woman took her love just a few steps beyond the memes. (The Daily Green)
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