Category: Australia

The Green Buzz: Tuesday, January 28

Written by | January 28th, 2014

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In today’s green news, a glimpse into ancient forest management and bad news for the big fish and the small fish.

  1. Warmer seas are causing species of fish to mature earlier, stunting their maximum length by up to 29% in the North Sea (The Guardian)
  2. Indigenous peoples have been carefully managed the rainforests of Asia for 11,000 years by seamlessly clearing pockets of vegetation for agriculture, new findings reveal. (Mongabay)
  3. A large shark was killed off the coast of Western Australia, the first to be connected to a new shark cull that was put into place to prevent human fatalities. (CNN)

 

 

 

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)

The Green Buzz: Tuesday, October 29

Written by | 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)

The Green Buzz: Tuesday, October 22

Written by | 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)

The Green Buzz: Friday, September 6

Written by | September 6th, 2013

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I’m pretty sure you won’t be taking a stroll along the train tracks after reading these stories.

  1. The world’s largest volcano has been discovered, it’s roughly the size of New Mexico. (Discovery)
  2. A train crash in Australia was caused by a huge infestation of millipedes. (The Atlantic)
  3. Did fracking cause more than 100 earthquakes in an Ohio town that never had one before? (Grist)
  4. Poachers poisoned watering holes with cyanide, killing 41 African elephants. (TreeHugger)
  5. PHOTOS: See this stunning collection of macro shots of corals. (Huffington Post Green)

World Indigenous Day: Harnessing the Power of the Five Percent

Written by | August 8th, 2013

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World Indigenous Day is August 9 and our Global Director for Indigenous and Communal Conservation takes a closer look at how conservation can support Indigenous peoples’ rights.

The Green Buzz: Monday, July 22

Written by | July 22nd, 2013

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Let’s launch into Monday’s green news.

  1. Video: The giant corpse flower has bloomed at the U.S. Botanical Garden. (Science World Report)
  2. A clingy sea turtle that didn’t seem to want to be released has found a new home. (CNN)
  3. Watch how it’s done: a video on the removal of an Oregon dam. (MNN)
  4. June 2013 broke global heat records; 5th hottest month on record. (Christian Science Monitor)
  5. Bombs dropped on the Great Barrier Reef are insult to an already injured reef. (National Geographic)

Nature Photo of the Week: What a View!

Written by | May 31st, 2013

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Talk about a spectacular view! We’d give anything to be here right now, soaking in the majestic view of the Twelve Apostles at the Port Campbell National Park in Australia. Many thanks to Flickr Photographer DerbyBalboa for at least virtually taking us there with this stunning photograph!

Australia Animal Dance Party!

Written by | May 2nd, 2013

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These amazing images capture Australian animals having what appears to be an impromptu dance party. Dancing animals? Of course!

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, May 1

Written by | May 1st, 2013

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We’ve got an update on that poor, confused koala.

  1. Remember the little guy who returned to his forest to find it cut down? There’s a happy ending for our homeless koala. (Grist)
  2. A Queens public school is the first in NYC to adopt an all-veggie menu. (Huffington Post)
  3. The European Union is banning a pesticide blamed in bee deaths. (BBC News)
  4. Contrails that smell like french fries? NASA is exploring biofuel use in planes. (Christian Science Monitor)
  5. If you protect oceans and coasts, sea turtles will come. (MNN)
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