Category: Air Pollution

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, December 11

Written by | December 11th, 2013

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Baby, it’s cold outside.  But not as cold as the coldest place on Earth.

  1. Newly discovered and unregulated chemical is a greenhouse gas 7,000 times more powerful than CO2. (Guardian)
  2. Antarctica just recorded the coldest temperature ever on Earth. (USA Today)
  3. Looks like organic milk does a body good, at least in terms of Omega-3s. (NPR)
  4. Half of the soaps, lotions and drugs we use escape sewage treatment plants and end up in our water. (The Daily Green)
  5. Yet another climate change effect: bats’ ability to communicate with ultrasonic signals. (National Geographic)

The Green Buzz: Monday, November 18

Written by | November 18th, 2013

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There’s a lot of green news to report on today, so let’s get started.

  1. The U.S. crushed its stockpiles of ivory on Friday in a message to wildlife criminals: Stop. (National Geographic)
  2. Deforestation is still a major problem around the globe as these crushing satellite photos show. (Grist)
  3. The world’s oldest creature was born shortly after Columbus discovered America (and was killed by the scientists studying it). (The Telegraph)
  4. A top UN official says to keep coal in the ground if we want to stop global warming. (New York Times)
  5. An Iowa Rep’s amendment to the Farm Bill could be the end of humane farming standards. (Huffington Post)

The Green Buzz: Thursday, October 24

Written by | October 24th, 2013

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The green news this morning makes us want to watch “Spaceballs.”

  1. Could an air vacuum fix Beijing’s smog? (Cue mental image of giant spaceship-turned-vacuum cleaner…) (Grist)
  2. Two rarely seen oarfish have washed up on California’s coast this month — are they trying to tell us something? (The Daily Beast)
  3. Even edible plants like morels, rhubarb and potatoes have enough toxins to make us sick. (NPR)
  4. One of the largest inland oil spills in the U.S. raises detection concerns. (New York Times)
  5. The most distant galaxy yet (and it’s head-spinningly far away) has been discovered by a team of international scientists. (BBC News)

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, October 16

Written by | October 16th, 2013

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In today’s green news, a giant deep sea fish, a deficit of nature and something for which to check food labels.

  1. There’s a fox in the hen house…err, in the white house gardens, and the shutdown means it stays for now. (Atlantic Monthly)
  2. Airborne agricultural pollution is threatening national parks across the country. (LA Times)
  3. Check your food labels for this oil, because it’s destroying rainforests in Indonesia. (New York Times)
  4. Holy oarfish! This 18-foot, rarely seen, deep sea creature was found off California’s coast. (National Geographic)
  5. Nature deficit disorder is “damaging” children. Get them outside! (BBC News)

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: Thursday, July 11

Written by | July 11th, 2013

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From ugly animals to a national park on the moon, we’ve got your green news!

  1. Lorax wanted. Because Amazon deforestation has dramatically increased in countries outside of Brazil. (Mongabay)
  2. Pictures: Newly formed Ugly Animal Protection Society says these guys need saving, too. (Discovery News)
  3. Do we have to save one species over another to protect America’s wilderness? (NPR)
  4. Far out: U.S. lawmakers propose a national lunar park to protect artifacts left on the moon by NASA astronauts. (MNN)
  5. China and the U.S. have agreed to work together to capture carbon dioxide spewing from their respective power plants. (Bloomberg)

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, June 26

Written by | June 26th, 2013

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We’ve got green news on Obama’s climate speech, a massive dead zone and an Exxon Valdez victim.

  1. Obama laid out his plan to combat climate change on a sweltering day in DC, no less. (MNN)
  2. Gasoline party? Massachusetts could be the first state to adopt a carbon tax. (Grist)
  3. New bird species discovered in Cambodia! (BBC News)
  4. All of the rain in the Midwest + massive amounts of fertilizer run-off = biggest dead zone ever for the Gulf. (National Geographic)
  5. The last surviving otter from the Exxon Valdez oil spill has died. (Treehugger)

The Green Buzz: Monday, June 17

Written by | June 17th, 2013

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Grab that coffee and catch up on what’s going on in the world of green news.

  1. BP is leaving the Gulf, as the oil spill cleanup has ended. (Huffington Post)
  2. Watch: Baby fox walks up to people, asks for help – and they give it. (MNN)
  3. Refineries are pumping out more toxins than they’re allowed by government regulations. (NPR)
  4. The secret behind why marine mammals can hold their breath for so long is revealed. (BBC News)
  5. The murder of a sea turtle conservationist highlights the nexus of poaching and drugs. (National Geographic)

The Green Buzz: Monday, June 10

Written by | June 10th, 2013

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Hidden wildfires, ocean trash, and wolves are just some of the green news tidbits we’ve found for you this morning.

  1. The USFWS announced that wolves are losing their federal protection in almost all of the lower 48 states. (LA Times)
  2. This bums us out: Most of the trash that litters the ocean floor is recyclable. (MNN)
  3. For victims of Hurricane Sandy, the worst is not over. (Huffington Post)
  4. Clearly the problem of climate change and emissions has not been solved. (Washington Post)
  5. Think deforestation is the Amazon’s biggest problem? Think again. (It’s hidden fires.) (NASA)

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, June 5

Written by | June 5th, 2013

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Happy World Environment Day. Celebrate by reading some cool green stories.

  1. There’s one main reason why vehicles on LA roads have tripled but air pollution is down. (myFOXla)
  2. WATCH: Cancel all plans and check out these truly incredible octopus videos! (TreeHugger)
  3. 15 new bird species have been discovered in the Amazon. See the pictures. (Wired)
  4. Giant shark is caught off California coast during reality show taping, controversy ensues. (LA Times)
  5. Scientists may start using stinky feet to battle malaria-infected mosquitoes. (Washington Post)
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