Category: Oceans & Coasts

The Green Buzz: Friday, September 20, 2013

Written by | September 20th, 2013

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Are you ready for some football in this morning’s green news?

  1. Siberian Tiger genomes have been sequenced by scientists and the results aren’t surprising. Pay wall alert! (Nat Geo)
  2. A wrinkle in temperature fluctuations, UN scientists are looking at temperature quirks in climate change. (BW)
  3. Shyer birds build better bonds with other bird friends than bolder birds. (BBC)
  4. Arctic fossils reveal ‘explosion’ of animal life on Earth 520 million years ago (Daily Telegraph)
  5. A group of Washingtonians are doing good this weekend, check it out! (The Olympian)

The Green Buzz: Tuesday, September 17

Written by | September 17th, 2013

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A story on pollution told by…ear wax? Read on, conservation-concerned, and learn more in today’s green news.

  1. Like star-gazing? There are four sky events this week, so grab that blanket and look up! (National Geographic)
  2. There’s a new world map in town, and it shows areas that are most susceptible to climate change. (International Business Times)
  3. How often do whales clean their ears? Well, never, which is why ear wax turns out to be a great indicator of contaminants in the ocean. (NPR)
  4. Woodpeckers are proving to be an admirable adversary to the invasive emerald ash borer. (MNN)
  5. Small animals perceive time as though it’s passing in slow motion, says a new study. (BBC News)

The Green Buzz: Monday, September 16

Written by | September 16th, 2013

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The Nature Conservancy offices reopened today in Boulder, Colorado after historic flooding caused evacuations and flooding along the Front Range of Colorado. We’re glad everyone is safe!

  1. Does food waste help or hinder the environment? Here’s one take on it…(Macomb Daily)
  2. What’s that buzzing? After 25 years the short haired bumblebee is making a comeback (Guardian)
  3. Case for climate change is overwhelming, say scientists (Guardian)
  4. In Germany, schools in different states are slowly starting to incorporate the subject of sustainability into their syllabus (DW)
  5. Scottish Wind Farms produce a more expensive form of electricity due to higher costs of production (Guardian)

 

 

The Green Buzz: Friday, September 13

Written by | September 13th, 2013

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Turns out no one really knows where the unlucky association for “Friday The 13th” came from but fingers crossed, just to be safe.

  1. Extensive flooding has made the Front Range area of Colorado treacherous. This story continues to develop…(Denver Post)
  2. Nasa’s Voyager 1 spacecraft launched during the disco era and has reached interstellar space & guess what? It’s windy. (Washington Post)
  3. Sir Francis Drake is rolling over in his grave! Consider what navigating the Arctic Sea would be like. (HuffPo)
  4. The color purple? UN Scientists introduce purple color to depict worsening climate risks. (HuffPo)
  5. Swimming from Cuba to the U.S.? Here are some things you should consider before making the trip! (NatGeo)

The Green Buzz: Thursday, September 12

Written by | September 12th, 2013

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Newly discovered fresh water, trip-planning orangutans and a deadly molasses spill, all in today’s green news.

  1. Trying to get your kids outside more? Maybe you need to turn back the tech clock like these parents did… (MNN)
  2. Huge supplies of fresh water were just discovered in a drought-plagued region of Kenya. (New York Times)
  3. Worried about your travel carbon footprint? Try choosing smaller airlines. (Grist)
  4. Smart monkeys: Orangutans plan their travel routes ahead of time. (LA Times)
  5. Huge molasses spill in Hawai’i kills fish, could attract sharks. (Fox News)

The Green Buzz: Monday, September 9

Written by | September 9th, 2013

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More evidence climate change is changing our weather and the effectiveness of camouflage.

  1. Study of 2012 extreme weather events determines climate change was a factor in half. (National Geographic)
  2. Hundreds of dolphin deaths along the East Coast linked to measles-like virus. (Guardian)
  3. Climate change has hares wearing the wrong color, vulnerable to predators. (NPR)
  4. VIDEO: Is the 10-foot long bobbit worm the ocean’s most disturbing predator? (Wired)
  5. Apparently, drunk moose gangs are a thing and they can threaten humans. (Grist)

Haiti Declares Its First Marine Protected Area

Written by | August 29th, 2013

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Once known as the Pearl of the Antilles, Haiti celebrates its first marine protected area, opening a new chapter for a country after many years of degradation.

The Green Buzz: Monday, August 26

Written by | August 26th, 2013

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Cooking in your dishwasher? Disappearing beaches? It’s all in today’s green news.

  1. No more federal funds means endangered desert tortoises at a nature center must be euthanized. (Spokesman-Review)
  2. Air-tight food containers or canning jars + food + dishwasher = eco-friendly, efficient dishwasher cuisine. (NPR)
  3. Scientists have found the source of mercury in Pacific Ocean fish — and they say levels will only get higher. (US News and World Report)
  4. Yosemite’s Rim Fire is moving closer and a history of natural fire suppression isn’t helping. (National Geographic)
  5. As Florida beaches erode, sand is getting harder and harder to find. (The New York Times)

The Green Buzz: Thursday, August 22

Written by | August 22nd, 2013

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Today’s green news is all about animals!

  1. The number of dolphin deaths on the east coast continues to alarm researchers. (LA Times)
  2. This jumping caterpillar uses the sun — while shrouded in a leaf — to figure out where to go! (MNN)
  3. Illegal palm oil development in Thailand causes monkeys to stop having babies, using tools. (BBC News)
  4. Looks like birds might pay attention to speed limits more than some humans do! (National Geographic)
  5. What does the Fukushima leak mean for the America? (Discovery News)

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, August 21

Written by | August 21st, 2013

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We’ve got climate change updates, nasty plastic news, showers of poison and more in today’s green news.

  1. IPCC is near certain that climate change is caused by humans. (The New York Times)
  2. A poison shower to kill rodents on an island could help rare seabirds recover, say the Feds. (Huffington Post)
  3. Fukushima is leaking 80,000 gallons of contaminated water into the Pacific Ocean every day. (NPR)
  4. More dolphin deaths are found off the coast of Virginia, with little evidence as to why they’re dying. (Washington Post)
  5. Rare sea turtles are eating plastic at a record rate. (MNN)
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