Written by Trevor Martin | December 19th, 2013
Written by Megan Sheehan | December 17th, 2013
Written by Trevor Martin | December 13th, 2013
It’s Friday the 13th but it’s the holidays, so we’re super confused right now…
- There’s water on Jupiter! Could there be life too? (CNN)
- Scientists uncover a new dinosaur that may have roamed the earth and it may have looked like a chicken. (DailyMail)
Written by Trevor Martin | December 12th, 2013
The centuries old debate, “nature vs. nuture” finally has a winner…when it comes to fruit flies. Plus, aliens invade New York City!!
Researchers with the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute at Virginia Tech studying fruit flies
that live on opposite slopes of a unique natural environment known as “Evolution Canyon” show that even with migration, cross-breeding, and sometimes the obliteration of the populations, the driving force in the gene pool is largely the environment. (PHYS.org
- Just like Men In Black, A newly seen species of cockroach invades New York City, Periplaneta japonica. (National Geographic)
- Did you know that chameleons change colors to communicate? (LabEquipment)
Written by Megan Sheehan | December 10th, 2013
Written by Trevor Martin | December 9th, 2013
Written by Megan Sheehan | December 5th, 2013
Think humans are apex predators? Think again.
- Despite what you may think, we aren’t apex predators like sharks and lions; but meat eating is on the rise worldwide. (Mongabay)
- A carbon tax isn’t here yet, but some surprising companies are already planning for it. (Huffington Post)
- As if they weren’t deadly enough, crocodiles use lures to catch their prey! (Science World Report)
- Trouble is arriving in New Jersey on six legs, and it doesn’t bode well for the state’s pine forests. (NPR)
- Update on the stranded whales: These pilot whales like to stick together, and that’s not good for the ones who are still alive, stranded. (NPR)
Written by Megan Sheehan | December 4th, 2013
Written by Megan Sheehan | December 2nd, 2013
A threat to Christmas trees, cube-friendly plants and protecting NYC from storms all in today’s green news.
- There’s something lurking in the soil, and it’s creating a “national problem” for the Christmas tree market. (NBC News)
- An urban school alliance is using its purchasing power to get suppliers to create and sell healthier and more sustainable products. (The New York Times)
- A surefire way to combat the winter blues? One of these 10 plants will brighten your day and clean the air around you! (MNN)
- The NZ government announced a plant to protect the world’s rarest dolphin, but conservationists say it’s not nearly enough. (BBC News)
- There’s a new plan to protect the Bronx and Howard Beach from storm surge — much of which will include natural infrastructure. (LongIsland.com)
Written by Giulio Boccaletti | November 27th, 2013
Many environmental NGOs need to shift from hiring for tasks, to sourcing talent, says the Director of Global Freshwater for The Nature Conservancy.