Category: Health

Why I run in (and for) nature

Written by | January 15th, 2014

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Michael Sabatino, runner and avid user of the Charity Miles app, describes his love for nature and why he runs on behalf of The Nature Conservancy every day.

The Green Buzz: Tuesday, January 14

Written by | January 14th, 2014

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Emperor penguins are climbing cliffs to avoid climate change and forest elephants are making it rain in today’s #greennews.

  1. Four colonies of iconic emperor penguins were spotted climbing cliffs to avoid increasingly rampant ice melt. (Mother Nature Network
  2. Tropical forests play a large role in precipitation around the world and in Congo, they’re bolstered by the eating & excreting of the forest elephant. (BBC)
  3. A recent MIT study projects that 52% of the world’s population in 2050 will live in water-stressed areas. (Treehugger)

The Green Buzz: Monday, November 25

Written by | November 25th, 2013

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Tyrannosaurus Rex’s worst nightmare is in today’s green news.

  1. T-Rex was relegated to the shadows when this newly-discovered giant came thudding by. (Salt Lake Tribune)
  2. A U.S. power company has pled guilty to the wind farm-related deaths of golden eagles in Wyoming. (Christian Science Monitor)
  3. Sharks rejoice! Indonesia’s national airline has banned the transport of fins from their flights. (Mongabay)
  4. The U.S. is losing coastal wetlands at a rate of seven football fields per hour. (NPR)
  5. How to feed a growing number of mouths? Here are six sustainable ways to feed 11 billion people. (MNN)

The Green Buzz: Tuesday, November 5

Written by | November 5th, 2013

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For Election Day today, we’re voting for more photos of this elusive wild cat.

  1. Power plants are using this low-tech item to cut carbon emissions. (NY Times)
  2. The world’s least-known (and least photographed) wild cat captured on remote camera traps. (Mongabay)
  3. Coming to a city near you: dengue and yellow fever. (Grist)
  4. Why more environmentalists should fly. Do you agree? (The Guardian)
  5. Breaking space news: 1 in 5 Sun-like stars could host habitable planets. (The Telegraph)

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, October 30

Written by | October 30th, 2013

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The two washed-up oarfish have secrets to tell in today’s green news.

  1. Holy new species, boffins! This previously unknown dolphin has been swimming off Australia’s coast. (The Register)
  2. A necropsy reveals that those mysterious, washed-up oarfish also had some mysterious creatures inside. (CNET)
  3. Bad news on global warming just keeps coming: These countries are the most vulnerable to climate change. (Huffington Post)
  4. The animal industry is basically ignoring pleas to reform their environmental and health standards. (NPR)
  5. Need to reconnect with nature? Here are 10 ways to do just that this autumn. (BBC News)

The Green Buzz: Friday, October 18

Written by | October 18th, 2013

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We’ve got the perfect way to start your Friday: browse the Wildlife Photographer of the Year winners!

  1. The legendary Himalayan yeti may be a sub-species of this animal. (BBC)
  2. Meet the wildlife photographer of the year — elephant-lovers will enjoy his photo! (Washington Post)
  3. Kudos to Target for introducing a new sustainability standards for products. (Environmental News Service)
  4. See the first-ever footage of the aging pipeline beneath the Great Lakes. (EcoWatch)
  5. It’s official: air pollution and cancer are linked. (Mongabay)

The Green Buzz: Friday, October 4

Written by | October 4th, 2013

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We’re kicking off Friday with both good and bad animal news.

  1. Hello, old friends! Reappearance of river otters in San Fran means conservation is working. (TreeHugger)
  2. Sea ice loss brings ten thousand walruses together [the photo is incredible]. (Science World Report)
  3. We’ve heard a lot about the health effects of climate change, but this one is umm… well, just click. (Mongabay)
  4. 60! new species found in Suriname’s rainforest. (Huffington Post Green)
  5. Now wait just a minute… DNA and video evidence to prove Bigfoot is real? (NY Daily News)

Q&A with Jacqueline Novogratz: Dialogues on the Environment

Written by | August 6th, 2013

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Mark Tercek talks with Acumen Fund CEO Jacqueline Novogratz about poverty, the environment and creating long-term change.

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: Wednesday, June 26

Written by | June 26th, 2013

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We’ve got green news on Obama’s climate speech, a massive dead zone and an Exxon Valdez victim.

  1. Obama laid out his plan to combat climate change on a sweltering day in DC, no less. (MNN)
  2. Gasoline party? Massachusetts could be the first state to adopt a carbon tax. (Grist)
  3. New bird species discovered in Cambodia! (BBC News)
  4. All of the rain in the Midwest + massive amounts of fertilizer run-off = biggest dead zone ever for the Gulf. (National Geographic)
  5. The last surviving otter from the Exxon Valdez oil spill has died. (Treehugger)
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