Written by McKenzie Jones | January 6th, 2014
Supervolcanos could explode without warning, a giant panda will debut, and changes in NYC streets captured on film in today’s green news.
- “Sleeping giant” supervolcanos, like the one in Yellowstone National Park, may not be as heavy of sleepers as we once thought. (BBC)
- If you plan to be in the Washington, DC are on January 18th, be sure to stop by The Smithsonian’s National Zoo; their new giant panda cub, Bao Bao, will make her public debut that day. (Huffington Post)
- See how New York City has worked to improve the walk- and bike-ability of its streets over the last decade. (Grist)
Written by Megan Sheehan | December 17th, 2013
Written by Megan Sheehan | December 5th, 2013
Think humans are apex predators? Think again.
- Despite what you may think, we aren’t apex predators like sharks and lions; but meat eating is on the rise worldwide. (Mongabay)
- A carbon tax isn’t here yet, but some surprising companies are already planning for it. (Huffington Post)
- As if they weren’t deadly enough, crocodiles use lures to catch their prey! (Science World Report)
- Trouble is arriving in New Jersey on six legs, and it doesn’t bode well for the state’s pine forests. (NPR)
- Update on the stranded whales: These pilot whales like to stick together, and that’s not good for the ones who are still alive, stranded. (NPR)
Written by Megan Sheehan | December 2nd, 2013
A threat to Christmas trees, cube-friendly plants and protecting NYC from storms all in today’s green news.
- There’s something lurking in the soil, and it’s creating a “national problem” for the Christmas tree market. (NBC News)
- An urban school alliance is using its purchasing power to get suppliers to create and sell healthier and more sustainable products. (The New York Times)
- A surefire way to combat the winter blues? One of these 10 plants will brighten your day and clean the air around you! (MNN)
- The NZ government announced a plant to protect the world’s rarest dolphin, but conservationists say it’s not nearly enough. (BBC News)
- There’s a new plan to protect the Bronx and Howard Beach from storm surge — much of which will include natural infrastructure. (LongIsland.com)
Written by Megan Sheehan | November 25th, 2013
Written by Megan Sheehan | November 6th, 2013
Written by Megan Sheehan | October 31st, 2013
Written by Megan Sheehan | October 24th, 2013
The green news this morning makes us want to watch “Spaceballs.”
- Could an air vacuum fix Beijing’s smog? (Cue mental image of giant spaceship-turned-vacuum cleaner…) (Grist)
- Two rarely seen oarfish have washed up on California’s coast this month — are they trying to tell us something? (The Daily Beast)
- Even edible plants like morels, rhubarb and potatoes have enough toxins to make us sick. (NPR)
- One of the largest inland oil spills in the U.S. raises detection concerns. (New York Times)
- The most distant galaxy yet (and it’s head-spinningly far away) has been discovered by a team of international scientists. (BBC News)
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 Michael Reuter | September 16th, 2013
George C. Grugett helped bring forth the “room for our rivers” approach to managing our water resources — and it’s one that should be used more often.