Category: Animals

The Green Buzz: Friday, November 8

Written by | 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)

10 Animals with Moustaches (in Honor of Movember)

Written by | 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?

The Green Buzz: Thursday, November 7

Written by | November 7th, 2013

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Restored rivers, place-based beer, and “Blackfish” all in today’s green news.

  1. Mozambique’s former president is working to curb rhino poaching by eliminating extreme poverty. (Bloomberg)
  2. A huge restoration project has finally freed the Penobscot River for the first time in 200 years. (CBS News)
  3. Craft brewers say something is missing from craft beer: a connection with the landscape. (NPR)
  4. “Blackfish” has exposed the dark side of Sea World, whose stocks are taking a hit. (Market Watch)
  5. Voters in Colorado tell the fracking industry to back off. (Grist)

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, November 6

Written by | November 6th, 2013

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Election results (and what they mean for the environment) in today’s green news.

  1. Could global warming 50 million years ago have caused mammal dwarfism? (Discovery News)
  2. Coal was dealt a blow on its own turf with the election of Virginia’s new governor. (Christian Science Monitor)
  3. What’s killing golden eagles in America? (BBC News)
  4. If we melt all the ice in the world, this is what Earth will look like. (TreeHugger)
  5. The United States is destroying its entire stockpile of ivory later this month. (New York Times)

The Green Buzz: Tuesday, November 5

Written by | 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)

The Green Buzz: Monday, November 4

Written by | November 4th, 2013

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In today’s green news: Some say it’s time to go nuclear.

  1. Top environmental scientists say going nuclear is the only way to save us from climate change. (CNN)
  2. Stereotypes about “environmentalists” can hamper green progress. (Grist)
  3. An environmental superpower? We like the sound of that. (TreeHugger)
  4. This poor guy was stuck under an escalator at Chicago’s O’Hare. Wonder where he came from? (Huffington Post)
  5. They say elephants never forget, and here’s more proof to that fact. (BBC News)

The Green Buzz: Friday, November 1

Written by | 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)

The Green Buzz: Thursday, October 31

Written by | October 31st, 2013

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Happy Halloween! The green news is especially scary today.

  1. Something in your Halloween treats could be fueling rainforest destruction. (Guardian)
  2. A tiny, plastic threat is invading the Great Lakes. (Huffington Post)
  3. Scary chemicals that mess up your hormones can be avoided with these tips. (The Daily Green)
  4. Our brains have a special corner just to help deal with the fear of these creatures. (NPR)
  5. Halloween green news wouldn’t be complete without the walking dead of the animal kingdom. (National Geographic)

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, October 30

Written by | October 30th, 2013

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The two washed-up oarfish have secrets to tell in today’s green news.

  1. Holy new species, boffins! This previously unknown dolphin has been swimming off Australia’s coast. (The Register)
  2. A necropsy reveals that those mysterious, washed-up oarfish also had some mysterious creatures inside. (CNET)
  3. Bad news on global warming just keeps coming: These countries are the most vulnerable to climate change. (Huffington Post)
  4. The animal industry is basically ignoring pleas to reform their environmental and health standards. (NPR)
  5. Need to reconnect with nature? Here are 10 ways to do just that this autumn. (BBC News)

The Green Buzz: Monday, October 28

Written by | October 28th, 2013

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In today’s green news: A plan to hunt the endangered rhino, when bees were destroyed, the broken ocean and more.

  1. The preservation of the country’s open landscapes in the west has some folks troubled. (New York Times)
  2. What can 1 million trees do? Quite a lot, as it turns out. (MNN)
  3. A Texas hunting club has plans to auction off a permit to hunt one of the world’s most endangered animals. (ABC News)
  4. The dinosaurs weren’t the only victims of mass extinction 66 million years ago. (BBC News)
  5. Silence of a broken ocean haunted this yachtsman on his voyage across the seas. (Sydney Morning Herald)
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