Category: Invasive species

The Green Buzz: Thursday, April 18

Written by | April 18th, 2013

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Tasty invasives, confused koalas and green banks are all in this morning’s green news.

  1. Snail soup? Grilled lionfish? That’s right: one way to combat invasive species is to eat them. (Discovery News)
  2. It IS easy being green, especially when you check out these 20 things you didn’t know you could recycle. (MNN)
  3. Heartbreaking: Why is this koala so confused? (Treehugger)
  4. These monkeys can detect human hunters. (BBC Nature)
  5. Is your bank green? Check out the world’s top 20 green banks. (Bloomberg)

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, April 17

Written by | April 17th, 2013

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Endangered is the key word in today’s Green Buzz.

  1. Three years after the worst oil spill in American history, where are BP’s oiled animals? (MNN)
  2. Endangered clean meat? More than half of supermarket meat tested positive for superbugs. (New York Times)
  3. Lionfish are gobbling up native fish and corals in the Gulf, like a “living oil spill.” (NPR)
  4. No surprise here: America’s most controlled and plumbed river is also its most endangered. (Huffington Post)
  5. Lead poisoning: The rare California Condors are ingesting lead bullets and dying. (BBC News)

The Green Buzz: Monday, April 15

Written by | April 15th, 2013

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They are incredibly interesting to look at, though.

  1. Geckos don’t cure AIDS, so just leave them alone already. (Mongabay)
  2. How’s this for DIY? This bride made her own gown out of upcycled bread bag clips. (Treehugger)
  3. Ask Umbra attempts to solve the greatest mystery of our time: how green are Barbies? (Grist)
  4. A five-year-old narrates this sweet “nature documentary.” (DotEarth)
  5. Florida, land of horrifying invasive species infestations, braces for an onslaught of giant snails. (Christian Science Monitor)

Tasty Invasives

Written by | March 8th, 2013

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Mmm, invasive species. Have you ever eaten one? You can help combat these invaders of natural habitats and fill your belly all at once!

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, January 17

Written by | January 17th, 2013

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Here’s what has caught our attention this morning in the world of green news.

  1. A river otter has returned to San Franscisco – the first in decades. A sign of progress in water quality? (Christian Science Monitor)
  2. From a traffic nightmare to a commuter’s paradise: which city won this year’s Sustainable Transport Award? (National Geographic)
  3. Check out these photos and learn how to evict invasive species. (Discovery News)
  4. Did your aquarium fish just croak? Do the oceans a favor and don’t flush him down the toilet! (Our Amazing Planet)
  5. Want clean drinking water for cheap? Invest in natural resources. (Forest Trends)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, January 11

Written by | January 11th, 2013

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In: cash for snakes. Out: plastic bottles. Yep, just another quirky green news roundup.

  1. Killing pythons for cash? Florida puts a bounty on the Burmese python. (Bloomberg)
  2. From dreadful heat in Brazil to flooding in Pakistan, an in-depth look at 2012′s extreme weather. (NY Times)
  3. Cheers! Concord, Mass becomes the first US city to ban plastic bottles. (TreeHugger)
  4. Innovative and eco-friendly: Dutch “smart highway” glows in the dark. (LiveScience)
  5. The Pacific bluefin tuna population has declined by 96%. (Discovery News)

Keep Autumn Colorful

Written by | October 16th, 2012

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Invasive forest insects like the emerald ash borer and Asian longhorned beetle threaten our brilliant fall foliage.

Cool Green Morning: Friday, October 12

Written by | October 12th, 2012

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Today we’re happily singing “It’s a green world after all…”

  1. Disney eliminates the use of unsustainable paper. Mickey and Minnie high five. (Huffington Post Green)
  2. Halting the extinction of endangered species isn’t cheap. Think: $80 billion. (Reuters)
  3. Trick or treat? Some Halloween candy is linked to rainforest destruction. (Mongabay)
  4. All you need is a little lightning to make concrete a recyclable material. (TreeHugger)
  5. Almost 100 invasive species call the River Thames home. (RedOrbit)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, September 25

Written by | September 25th, 2012

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What do Presidents Theodore Roosevelt, Richard Nixon and Jimmy Carter have in common?

  1. It sounds like a movie, but it’s not: zombie bees have invaded Washington state. (Seattle Times)
  2. The brain that revolutionized physics now can be downloaded as an app for $9.99. (TIME)
  3. New survey reveals our greenest Presidents. (Green)
  4. How many commuters bike to work in your state? (Mother Nature Network)
  5. Alien earthworms are taking over almost every continent. (BBC Nature)

Is Your Water Garden Wreaking Havoc on Nature?

Written by | July 17th, 2012

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Water gardening is a growing trend in the United States, but it comes with a price: $110 million/year in management of invasive aquatic plants. The solution lies in early detection.

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