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)
Written by McKenzie Jones | December 27th, 2013
Who wouldn’t enjoy more monarch butterflies? Learn about the key to their comeback, as well as a Snow Dragon in the Antarctic and smart dimming streetlamps in L.A. in today’s green news.
- The key to a monarch butterfly resurgence could be right in your backyard. (New York Times)
- “Snow Dragon” seeks to rescue a Russian ship, which became trapped in ice during its polar expedition. (Huffington Post)
- Los Angeles stands to curb energy use by 40% with the help of Tvilight. (Grist)
Written by Megan Sheehan | December 10th, 2013
Written by Megan Sheehan | October 31st, 2013
Written by Megan Sheehan | September 17th, 2013
A story on pollution told by…ear wax? Read on, conservation-concerned, and learn more in today’s green news.
- Like star-gazing? There are four sky events this week, so grab that blanket and look up! (National Geographic)
- There’s a new world map in town, and it shows areas that are most susceptible to climate change. (International Business Times)
- 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)
- Woodpeckers are proving to be an admirable adversary to the invasive emerald ash borer. (MNN)
- Small animals perceive time as though it’s passing in slow motion, says a new study. (BBC News)
Written by Madeline Van Tassel | August 30th, 2013
Written by Madeline Van Tassel | August 14th, 2013
Written by Mary Conti | August 12th, 2013
Don your hip waders and join our New Jersey staff as they navigate thick marsh and even thicker swarms of flies into raptor territory for an incredible osprey banding experience.
Written by Megan Sheehan | August 12th, 2013
Written by Madeline Van Tassel | August 8th, 2013
Whether you like spiders or have an aversion to all things creepy crawly, you have to admit, their webs? Pretty cool. Especially when they are bejeweled like this one! Great capture by Flickr photographer Charles Larry1.