Category: International

The Green Buzz: Monday, September 23

Written by | September 23rd, 2013

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On the first Autumn weekday of 2013, we’ve got quite the green news roundup for you.

  1. The Nature Conservancy and Rare have agreed to merge. (The Nature Conservancy)
  2. Can’t a nuclear plant catch a break? Fukushima hit by a typhoon and, yes, another earthquake. (Grist)
  3. Do you live in one of the most energy-efficient states? Check out the rankings. (National Geographic)
  4. Colorado road repairs are beginning on the 500 miles of roadways and 50 bridges destroyed during the flood. (Huffington Post)
  5. Oxfam says climate change is worsening hunger around the world. (Bloomberg)

The Green Buzz: Thursday, September 19

Written by | September 19th, 2013

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

  1. Can we get an “O-H!” That’s right, you may not love their football, but the Buckeyes are calling a new play, and it’s decidedly green. (Washington Post)
  2. Those towering, somewhat fantastical baobab trees? They’re another casualty of climate change. (Scientific American)
  3. It doesn’t make headlines like elephants or rhinos do, but the pangolin is being poached to death. (Environment 360)
  4. The creation of a science laureate seemed like a good idea, you know, to help encourage future scientists. Until it was derailed by politics… (NPR)
  5. Russian Coast Guard fired on a Greenpeace ship and arrested four; the activists were trying to draw attention to Arctic drilling. (Environmental News Service)

New Water Fund in Mexico for People and Nature

Written by | September 18th, 2013

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The launch of the Monterrey Metropolitan Water Fund in Mexico is a great example of a triple win — a project that protects nature, meets people’s needs, and provides good returns on investment for businesses and governments.

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, September 11

Written by | September 11th, 2013

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In today’s green news: it might be time to change your diet, what really happened to woolly mammoths, and how you can win $2 million.

  1. Exxon has been charged with illegally dumping 50,000 gallons of wastewater in Pennsylvania. (Bloomberg)
  2. FDA confirms arsenic in rice, but says don’t worry about it. (Grist)
  3. Could climate change have caused the demise of the woolly mammoth? (BBC News)
  4. This actor asked too many questions about illegal deforestation in Indonesia and was threatened with deportation. (Guardian)
  5. Can you figure out what is going on with ocean acidification? Then you could win $2 million. (MNN)

The Green Buzz: Thursday, August 29

Written by | August 29th, 2013

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In today’s green news, why the environmental movement owes a debt to Martin Luther King, Jr.

  1. They’re causing much excitement, but can captive baby pandas change the future of this endangered species? (BBC News)
  2. Early environmentalists took a page out of MLK Jr.’s playbook to help advocate for some of our most important environmental regulations. (MNN)
  3. Google maps is proving to be a very useful tool in tracking the Yosemite Rim Fire. (Huffington Post)
  4. One reason why we can’t get international climate change agreements? People just don’t fear it enough. (Bloomberg)
  5. Life without water would be awkward. These videos prove it. (National Geographic)

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 Last Tree for Orangutans

Written by | August 16th, 2013

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Orangutans are in trouble because their habitat is diminishing at an unsustainable rate. This World Orangutan Day, we take a look at their plight.

World Indigenous Day: Harnessing the Power of the Five Percent

Written by | August 8th, 2013

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World Indigenous Day is August 9 and our Global Director for Indigenous and Communal Conservation takes a closer look at how conservation can support Indigenous peoples’ rights.

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.

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