Category: Fish

Protecting What We’re Afraid Of

Written by | August 5th, 2013

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Despite our fear of sharks we’re beginning to respect these great predators and recognize how important they are to keeping oceans healthy.

The Green Buzz: Monday, July 29

Written by | July 29th, 2013

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Could Santa be flooded out? Did “Sharknado” get something right? It’s all in today’s green news.

  1. Apparently we paved paradise and put up unused parking lots all over the place. Awesome. (Grist)
  2. Where the North Pole was once frozen, now there is a lake. Is Santa flooded out? (MNN)
  3. Ok, “Sharknado,” sometimes aquatic animals do fall from the sky (just not sharks). (National Geographic)
  4. U.S. government has redirected over $31M dollars owed to USAID to form a conservation fund in the Phillipines. (Mongabay)
  5. Perhaps animals in captivity don’t need toys or treats, but quality time with friends. (The New York 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: Monday, July 15

Written by | July 15th, 2013

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Happy Monday! It’s time for some green news on stinky flowers, backyard chickens and invasive species.

  1. If you haven’t visited the U.S. Botanical Garden yet, now is your time, as it’s about to smell like death. (Washington Post)
  2. There’s a reason people (and not just hipsters) are giving up their backyard chickens. (NPR)
  3. Death Valley: “Please stop frying eggs on our sidewalks.” (MNN)
  4. Zebra mussels have found their way into Minnesota lakes. (San Francisco Chronicle)
  5. New studies say fracking is causing earthquakes. (NBC News)

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, July 10

Written by | July 10th, 2013

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What’s the relationship between climate change and forensic investigations? It’s in today’s green news.

  1. Blowflies are moving north with a changing climate, and that can throw off the time-of-death clock used in forensic investigations. (National Geographic)
  2. USDA says meat labels need more information, and not surprisingly, meat trade groups sue. (Huffington Post)
  3. A view under the sea: 10 of the world’s most impressive aquariums. (MNN)
  4. Yikes. These animated GIFs show what the west coast could look like from future sea level rise. (Popular Science)
  5. An ancient, underwater cypress forest has been discovered off the coast of Alabama! (Live Science)

The Green Buzz: Thursday, June 20

Written by | June 20th, 2013

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Trust me, if you’re from Massachusetts, Maryland or New York, you’re going to like today’s green news.

  1. How solar-friendly is your state? Bay Staters earn bragging rights! (TreeHugger)
  2. Talk about an extreme nuptial gift — see what male fishing spiders “give” their mates. (National Geographic)
  3. Naked mole rats may hold cancer-fighting clues. (NY Times)
  4. Batteries of the future: environmentally-friendly, efficient and made out of wood? (Clean Technica)
  5. This fishing method is wiping out bluefin tuna. (Huffington Post Green)

The Green Buzz: Friday, June 14

Written by | June 14th, 2013

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Near extinct Philippine Eagle found to be thriving elsewhere in the Philippines – queue the R. Kelly track, “I believe I can fly.”

  1. National bird of the Philippines found nesting in previously unknown region, leads to conservation effort (ABS-CBN)
  2. The joys of teaching conservation to kids while fishing. (Gannet)
  3. Conservation leads to job opportunities in Zambia (Times of Zambia)
  4. Cultivation of sea cucumbers leads to conservation efforts in Madagascar (National Geographic)
  5. VIDEO: Glacier collapses in Argentina (AP)

 

 

 

Preventing Invasives is Vital to Great Lakes Ecology and Economy

Written by | June 10th, 2013

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It holds 20 percent of the world’s fresh surface water and is home to the fourth largest economy in the world — but the Great Lakes are under threat from invasive species.

The Green Buzz: Thursday, June 6

Written by | June 6th, 2013

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D-Day: 69 years ago today, Operation Overlord began. So let’s talk Normandy in today’s green news.

  1. The Bay of Seine – a place of great significance for WWII – is being sited for a wind farm. (The Independent)
  2. Speaking of invasions, Asian carp are threatening major fisheries in the Great Lakes – but this Chinese firm thinks they can assist in the battle. (Christian Science Monitor)
  3. They say the United States’ “invented environmental dumping” and that’s reason enough to continue to ban fracking in France. (Bloomberg)
  4. 10 consequences of this late spring (which appears to be a somewhat global thing). (BBC News)
  5. What’s the happiest nation in the world (and in part due to a clean environment)? (National Geographic)
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