Written by Jack Hurd | January 31st, 2014
More than half of the wood products consumed in major markets come from somewhere else. In 2010, the United States was the top buyer of wood furniture from the Asia Pacific region. That might just include your favorite chair.
Written by Trevor Martin | January 30th, 2014
Goodbye for now Green Buzz!
We’re moving the daily #greennews to our social channels for the time being. You can stay up to date on all of today’s green news by following our hashtag #greennews on Twitter.
Written by Adam Bloom | January 28th, 2014
In today’s green news, a glimpse into ancient forest management and bad news for the big fish and the small fish.
- Warmer seas are causing species of fish to mature earlier, stunting their maximum length by up to 29% in the North Sea (The Guardian)
- 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)
- 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)
Written by Mark Tercek | January 24th, 2014
Mark Tercek, CEO of The Nature Conservancy, and Brett Jenks, CEO of Rare, discuss why the two organizations have decided not to merge. Together, we can achieve better results for conservation as highly aligned, but independent, organizations.
Written by Trevor Martin | January 23rd, 2014
Double El Ninos?! Plus, the rising tide of climate change and it’s impact on our cities & what’s killing off all the bees? Read today’s #greennews right now!
Written by McKenzie Jones | January 15th, 2014
Climate change illustrated haiku, exponential tree growth, and disappearing sea cows–all in today’s green news.
- A scientist uses very creative means to communicate the main points of the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report. (Sightline Daily)
- A study in California finds that trees’ growth rates actually increase over their lifetime. What are the implications in terms of the techniques we use to capture carbon using forests? (The Guardian)
- The manatee–an animal with no natural predators–has virtually disappeared from Florida coasts. Scientists seek to solve this mystery. (Earth Island Journal)
Written by Adam Bloom | January 14th, 2014
Written by Trevor Martin | January 10th, 2014
Asian companies slowly going green, plus a new national park hits a snag in Maine in today’s #Greennews.
- America’s best idea, national parks, isn’t such a great idea in Maine or some may think so (NYTimes)
- Tiny bits of plastic collecting in the Great Lakes pose an environmental threat (NYTimes)
- The White House tackles the #polarvortex in Google+ Hangout (Guardian).
Written by Trevor Martin | January 9th, 2014
Dolphins getting high? Plus, fish light up the night and the upside to the #polarvortex all in today’s #Greennews
- Scientists have observed dolphins using puffer fish, who possess an extremely lethal toxin to humans, as a chew toy leading scientists to believe that there may be some recreational use being derived for dolphins (NBC)
- These fish are fancy (NatGeo)
- Scientists are heralding the polar vortex’s impact on invasive species in affected areas. (NYTimes)
Written by Adam Bloom | January 7th, 2014
Science gets to the bottom of mysteries like widely reported “earthquake lights” and the true age of the cockroach in today’s green news.
1. While people for millenia have reported seeing mysterious lights immediately before earthquakes, scientists think they’ve found the answer in a unique reaction by stressed rocks. (National Geographic)
2. Researchers in northwest Colorado recently discovered 49-million-year-old fossilized cockroaches, pushing back the bug’s known Earth record by a full 5 million years. (Live Science)
3. California’s lack of snowfall this winter hurts more than avid skiers; it means people and nature in the state will have a lot less freshwater at their disposal. (Grist)
4. Windpower in the UK generated a record 10% of the country’s electricity in December, enough for 5.7 million homes during one of the most energy-intensive times of the year. (TreeHugger)