Category: Oceans & Coasts

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, August 14

Written by | August 14th, 2013

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Has climate change finally had a positive effect on something? We’re buzzing about it in today’s green news.

  1. Kudzu vs. goats. Goats win! Invasive plants have met their match in Washington, DC. (Grist)
  2. This toothy fish has male skinny-dippers in Scandinavia on edge. (CNN)
  3. Climate change triggers growth spurt in two of California’s iconic trees. (LA Times)
  4. Bone-eating worms thrive in the Antarctic. (Nature)
  5. They may be small, but they’re mighty. Stowaway ants on the loose. (BBC Nature)

The Green Buzz: Friday, August 9th

Written by | August 9th, 2013

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It’s Friday and you want to get out of the office so we won’t take up too much of your time for today’s #GreenBuzz.

  1. Great Scott! The future is here! Solar Energy is becoming more popular and more affordable (HuffPo)
  2. There is nothing sadder than this: Study finds Green turtles are swallowing increased amounts of plastic (Guardian)
  3. Yeah, that brand new car in your driveway may be sleek and fuel efficient, but by 2040, it may be illegal… (TreeHugger)
  4. Have you ever thought about doing all of your gardening underground? With a pricetag of 300 dollars, this may be worth a look! (TreeHugger)
  5. New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg is calling composting the city’s “The final recycling frontier.”(ENN)

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The Green Buzz: Wednesday, August 7

Written by | August 7th, 2013

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New information in todays green news shows that elephants don’t have the longest memories of the animal kingdom. So who does?

  1. NOAA’s report card on 2012′s climate is out — and it’s not pretty. (CBS News)
  2. It’s dolphins — not elephants — who appear to have the longest memories in the animal kingdom. (The Register)
  3. Now that Costa Rica has decided to close its zoos, where will the animals go? (National Geographic)
  4. More proof that keystone species are important: return of wolves in Yellowstone appears to be helping bear populations, too. (BBC News)
  5. And the dwindling of another keystone species — sharks — is affecting the ocean ecosystem worldwide. (Fox News)

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: Thursday, August 1

Written by | August 1st, 2013

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It’s a new day and a new month, so let’s start it off right with some green news.

  1. Want to get closer to nature? Try following a toddler, for whom “…the dried worm as tragic as a starving polar bear; the walnut shell as mysterious as the queen conch.” (Grist)
  2. Iraq has declared its first national park in the southern marshlands that many call the cradle of civilization. (National Geographic)
  3. Amazon Prime sure is convenient… but is it eco-friendly? (MNN)
  4. The Apollo Lunar Landing Legacy Act has many asking if it’s really time for space environmentalism. (Wired)
  5. The Caribbean has lost 80 percent — that’s right, 80 — of its coral reef cover in recent years. (The Guardian)

The Green Buzz: Friday, July 26 2013

Written by | July 26th, 2013

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Happy Friday! I don’t know about you, but my favorite part of the morning is sipping on coffee and reading green news stories of the day! Grab a cup of joe and check these out!

  1. There’s no place like home! After years of improper captivity, this dolphin found its way back home after being released back into the ocean! (HuffPo)
  2. The week that has mesmerized and even terrified viewers is almost here! Meet the man legend behind shark week! (MNN)
  3. Remember that old phone in the junk cabinet that you can’t bring yourself to throw away? Why not recycle it! (TreeHugger)
  4. If only utopias really did exist… Oh wait… (TreeHugger)
  5. Fill in the blank: The best place for solar power is _______________. I bet you didn’t guess New Jersey! (MNN

     

The Green Buzz: Monday, July 22

Written by | July 22nd, 2013

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Let’s launch into Monday’s green news.

  1. Video: The giant corpse flower has bloomed at the U.S. Botanical Garden. (Science World Report)
  2. A clingy sea turtle that didn’t seem to want to be released has found a new home. (CNN)
  3. Watch how it’s done: a video on the removal of an Oregon dam. (MNN)
  4. June 2013 broke global heat records; 5th hottest month on record. (Christian Science Monitor)
  5. Bombs dropped on the Great Barrier Reef are insult to an already injured reef. (National Geographic)

The Green Buzz: July 12, 2013

Written by | July 12th, 2013

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It’s Friday! ..and we all know you’re on Facebook at work… But don’t worry, we’ll keep it a secret while you check out these green news stories!

  1. So we already knew dolphins are smart and have many talents, but is detecting pregnancy one of them? (HuffPo)
  2. I wonder if Forrest Gump could ride a bike from San Fransisco to Brazil like this 70- year old man!(HuffPo)
  3. I’ll admit, my inner child is a bit jealous of this house built in a tree! (TreeHugger)
  4. That moment when the batteries in the remote die may be a bit further apart, thanks to rice! (TreeHugger)
  5. This may not be the alien spaceship from ‘Man of Steel’ but finding a cargo plane six decades old beneath the ice is still pretty awesome! (HuffPo)

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 27

Written by | June 27th, 2013

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Like to drink orange juice in the morning? Then you’ll be interested in today’s green news.

  1. A new invasive bug in Florida is threatening the state’s citrus crop. (NPR)
  2. Experts and journalists have weighed in, and here are four key moments of Obama’s climate change speech. (TreeHugger)
  3. Did extreme weather cause a tsunami in New Jersey? (Huffington Post)
  4. Since when did feeding birds constitute a charge of illegally feeding wildlife? (MNN)
  5. Can sharks in the Gulf and off Cuba’s coast be saved by a sustainable fishery? (Scientific American)
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