Category: Birds

The Green Buzz: Tuesday, July 23

Written by | July 23rd, 2013

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Today’s Green Buzz makes us want to reach out and hug an animal.

  1. To save the Iberian Lynx, we must address climate change. (National Geographic)
  2. Hey, Flipper! Dolphins call each other by name. (Smithsonian)
  3. So is the Earth’s north or south polar ice melting faster? Anyone? (The Guardian)
  4. Spotted: Rufous-necked wood-rail in NM. Pandemonium ensues! (Huffington Post Green)
  5. What SeaWorld thinks of the new “Blackfish” documentary. (NY Times)

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, July 17

Written by | July 17th, 2013

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Grab that coffee and get your green news on.

  1. Conservationists are peeping mad about birdsong apps. (MNN)
  2. Video: Man saves 375lb black bear from drowning. (TreeHugger)
  3. Britain’s largest colony of a rare seahorse has been wiped out by boat anchors. (The Telegraph)
  4. New report outlines the threat of Asian Carp to the Great Lakes. (Saultstar)
  5. Even if you’re healthy, this heat wave can do a number on you. (National Geographic)

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, July 3

Written by | July 3rd, 2013

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Before you head outdoors for the 4th of July, cool off with some green news.

  1. 2001-2010 will be known as the decade of climate extremes. (BBC)
  2. Watch: an incredible high-speed video of birds in flight. (Phys Org)
  3. Cool down with five natural air-conditioning designs inspired by nature. (National Geographic)
  4. How hip hop’s roots are traced back to urban parks. (Grist)
  5. A 200-year-old, 39-pound rockfish caught in Alaska. (Huffington Post)

Nature Photo of the Week: Growing Beards Is a Hoot

Written by | June 27th, 2013

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Is it just us or is this eagle owl is growing a goatee? Flickr photographer Flywayphotos captured this crisp shot of a fuzzy eagle owl and we’ve selected it as the Nature Photo of the Week, bearded-face and all.

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)

Nature Photo of the Week: Ease of Flight

Written by | June 20th, 2013

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Oh, to be a bird! So graceful and majestic, soaring through clear skies. Flickr photographer Evan Silver snapped this photo of a hawk in the Galapagos. Great capture!

Teaching Children About the Birds and the Snakes: A Mammalogist Goes to Papua New Guinea

Written by | June 13th, 2013

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Sometimes, it’s hard to impress children. A father uses his upcoming trip to Papua New Guinea to teach his snake-loving son a lesson on the Birds of Paradise.

The Green Buzz: Thursday, June 13

Written by | June 13th, 2013

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Today’s green news is filled with tidbits on big cats, disease outbreaks and new discoveries.

  1. Domesticated dogs + Sumatran tigers = a new threat to these endangered cats. (National Geographic)
  2. Say it ain’t so: “Coffee rust” threatening good coffee by attacking Arabica coffee plants. (Wired)
  3. The days of cheap food are over, thanks to climate change. (Grist)
  4. We know they’re fast, but it’s something else that makes cheetahs the successful hunters they are. (NPR)
  5. It seems as though we are still learning new things about this thick forest everyday: 15 new bird species discovered in the Amazon! (Mongabay)

The Green Buzz: Friday, May 31

Written by | May 31st, 2013

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Green Buzz News Time!

  1. What happens when you ask 14-18 year olds how to debate science? (Guardian)
  2. This bird gives a whole new meaning to the term, “early bird”. (Guardian)
  3. Ok, did you really wanna see that new Will Smith movie? Or just know why humans are on the menu? (Forbes)
  4. George Michael was right (the singer, not the character from Arrested Development), sometimes the clothes do not make the man or in this case, mice. (TreeHugger)
  5. Oakland has a new landmark, a natural science museum for the public. (NPR)

The Green Buzz: Thursday, May 30

Written by | May 30th, 2013

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In today’s green news, we meet a swashbuckling new species.

  1. New pirate ant — eyepatch included! — discovered in the Philippines. (National Geographic)
  2. Kenya cracks down on poachers: increases fines by 2,500%. (Mongabay)
  3. Can you name the first bird ever discovered? This Jurassic fossil may help. (Nature)
  4. Make quick like a fox. Conservation efforts save dwarf foxes from extinction in record time. (TreeHugger)
  5. Google Street View takes you to the Galapagos Islands from the comfort of your desk chair. (Guardian)
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