Category: Insects

The Green Buzz: Thursday, August 8

Written by | August 8th, 2013

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We’ve got an animal-filled green news update for you this Thursday morning.

  1. Manatees, dolphins and pelicans are dying fast and in droves at a Florida estuary. (New York Times)
  2. Vintage Hawaiian menus point to how much the sea has changed over the years. (MNN)
  3. The same deadly fungus that has killed millions of bats in the U.S. has made it to England — but are UK bats immune? (BBC News)
  4. The Georgia Aquarium applied to import 18 beluga whales from Russia, and NOAA has declined the request. (NOAA News)
  5. Looks like another commonly used chemical could be yet another source of bee colony collapse disorder. (TreeHugger)

The Green Buzz: Tuesday, August 6

Written by | August 6th, 2013

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In today’s green news, we learn that New Zealand doesn’t quite live up to its “100% Pure” slogan.

  1. Dairy scare dings New Zealand’s environmental credentials. (Reuters)
  2. Heart break: the polar bear who died of climate change. (The Guardian)
  3. Meet the most exquisitely weird spiders you’ve ever seen. (Wired Science)
  4. Who wants a bite of the lab-grown hamburger? Mmmm… (Bloomberg)
  5. Six unexpected effects of climate change. (LiveScience)

How to Save Countless Trees in 10 Minutes or Less

Written by | July 29th, 2013

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Dozens of tree-killing pests have entered the U.S. as unintended hitchhikers. But by knowing what to look for, you can help prevent the spread of an invasive species.

5 Cool Things You Didn’t Know About Moths (But Should!)

Written by | July 18th, 2013

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Moths often take a back seat to their flashier cousin, the butterfly. However, this July, moths will finally have their day in the sun when National Moth Week takes off! Learn some little-known facts about these winged wonders.

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: Monday, July 8

Written by | July 8th, 2013

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We’ve got some “shocking” green news for you this Monday morning.

  1. A static charge — derived from insects’ flapping wings — helps spider webs catch prey. (Discovery News)
  2. Why were 50,000 bumblebees found dead in a parking lot? (TreeHugger)
  3. Agriculture runoff + water quality scientists = a possible answer as to what agricultural pollution is doing to our freshwater sources. (NPR)
  4. PETA the target of protests for euthanizing animals at its shelter in Virginia. (New York Times)
  5. Still need summer vacation plans? The 12 must-see views at U.S. National Parks should help. (MNN)

The Green Buzz: Tuesday, July 2

Written by | July 2nd, 2013

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In today’s green news, we learn of a unique way save coral reefs. Mind. Blown.

  1. El Niño and climate change. Is there a connection? (BusinessWeek)
  2. How a giant tree’s death sparked the conservation movement 160 years ago. (Guardian)
  3. After you die, your remains can help save a coral reef. (Grist)
  4. Can a $7 billion pledge power Africa? (CNN)
  5. If you live in the south, beware: crazy ants are on the loose. (USA Today)

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)

The Green Buzz: Friday, June 21

Written by | June 21st, 2013

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Seeing as how today is the longest day of the year, you definitely have time to read up on some green news!

  1. How do you stop pollution in China? You won’t believe this extreme new idea. (Reuters)
  2. Urban forests help save at least one person from dying every year. (Grist)
  3. Everything you need to know about Sunday’s Supermoon. (Huffington Post)
  4. 25,000 bumble bees found dead in Oregon. Are pesticides to blame? (Discovery News)
  5. It’s not everyday you see a galaxy in the shape of a penguin! (National Geographic)

The Green Buzz: Thursday, June 20

Written by | June 20th, 2013

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Trust me, if you’re from Massachusetts, Maryland or New York, you’re going to like today’s green news.

  1. How solar-friendly is your state? Bay Staters earn bragging rights! (TreeHugger)
  2. Talk about an extreme nuptial gift — see what male fishing spiders “give” their mates. (National Geographic)
  3. Naked mole rats may hold cancer-fighting clues. (NY Times)
  4. Batteries of the future: environmentally-friendly, efficient and made out of wood? (Clean Technica)
  5. This fishing method is wiping out bluefin tuna. (Huffington Post Green)
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