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The Green Buzz: Thursday, August 1

Written by | August 1st, 2013

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It’s a new day and a new month, so let’s start it off right with some green news.

  1. Want to get closer to nature? Try following a toddler, for whom “…the dried worm as tragic as a starving polar bear; the walnut shell as mysterious as the queen conch.” (Grist)
  2. Iraq has declared its first national park in the southern marshlands that many call the cradle of civilization. (National Geographic)
  3. Amazon Prime sure is convenient… but is it eco-friendly? (MNN)
  4. The Apollo Lunar Landing Legacy Act has many asking if it’s really time for space environmentalism. (Wired)
  5. The Caribbean has lost 80 percent — that’s right, 80 — of its coral reef cover in recent years. (The Guardian)

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, July 31

Written by | July 31st, 2013

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We’ve got unexpected water pollution, animal “fashion victims” and more in today’s green news.

  1. New EPA head says fighting climate change will create jobs, is good for the economy. (Christian Science Monitor)
  2. Plastic debris collected off the coast of Hawaii could fill a big rig. (NBC News)
  3. Lawyer who beat Chevron in oil pollution case now has Chevron to fear? (The New York Times)
  4. That cashmere you’re wearing is making fashion victims of the already rare snow leopard. (The Guardian)
  5. Got microbeads in your cleansers? So do the Great Lakes. (MNN)

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.

The Green Buzz: Thursday, July 25

Written by | July 25th, 2013

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Napoleon Dynamite may be interested in today’s green news.

  1. A rare “zonkey” has been born in Italy. (Science World Report)
  2. 25 years after the Exxon Valdez disaster, the secret to one bird’s recovery may be bad news for mink. (Grist)
  3. Ocean pollution spreading faster than we thought? Microbes are feasting on ocean plastic waste. (ecogeek)
  4. A sand dune could doom the set of Star Wars: The Phantom Menace. (National Geographic)
  5. An offshore drilling rig exploded on Tuesday in the Gulf, and continues to burn. (NPR)

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, July 24

Written by | July 24th, 2013

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Amazing NASA images have us feeling quite small this morning…

  1. Check out these awe-inspiring images of Earth from very, very far away… (National Geographic)
  2. A new documentary has SeaWorld fighting back before the film is even released. (The New York Times)
  3. Video: Divers nearly swallowed whole by humpback whales! (USA Today)
  4. Still proving that they’re one smart species: dolphins call each other by name. (BBC News)
  5. Feds’ plan to kill one species of owl to save another have many wondering how far we humans should go to intervene in nature. (Q13 Fox News in Seattle)

The Green Buzz: Monday, July 22

Written by | July 22nd, 2013

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Let’s launch into Monday’s green news.

  1. Video: The giant corpse flower has bloomed at the U.S. Botanical Garden. (Science World Report)
  2. A clingy sea turtle that didn’t seem to want to be released has found a new home. (CNN)
  3. Watch how it’s done: a video on the removal of an Oregon dam. (MNN)
  4. June 2013 broke global heat records; 5th hottest month on record. (Christian Science Monitor)
  5. Bombs dropped on the Great Barrier Reef are insult to an already injured reef. (National Geographic)

The Green Buzz: Thursday, July 18

Written by | July 18th, 2013

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Shark hunts, comets and a car-free city in America? It’s all in today’s green news.

  1. A new dinosaur has been discovered in Utah! (National Geographic)
  2. A possible “comet of the century” could provide a stunning show later this year. (Fox News)
  3. Sounds heavenly: The only place in America where cars have been banned since 1898. (TreeHugger)
  4. Bad news for Ash trees in Iowa: the ash borer has been found for the second time in the state. (Christian Science Monitor)
  5. Residents of the home of ‘Jaws’ say sharks need protection from humans and the upcoming Monster Shark Tournament. (Bloomberg)

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, July 17

Written by | July 17th, 2013

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Grab that coffee and get your green news on.

  1. Conservationists are peeping mad about birdsong apps. (MNN)
  2. Video: Man saves 375lb black bear from drowning. (TreeHugger)
  3. Britain’s largest colony of a rare seahorse has been wiped out by boat anchors. (The Telegraph)
  4. New report outlines the threat of Asian Carp to the Great Lakes. (Saultstar)
  5. Even if you’re healthy, this heat wave can do a number on you. (National Geographic)

The Green Buzz: Monday, July 15

Written by | July 15th, 2013

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Happy Monday! It’s time for some green news on stinky flowers, backyard chickens and invasive species.

  1. If you haven’t visited the U.S. Botanical Garden yet, now is your time, as it’s about to smell like death. (Washington Post)
  2. There’s a reason people (and not just hipsters) are giving up their backyard chickens. (NPR)
  3. Death Valley: “Please stop frying eggs on our sidewalks.” (MNN)
  4. Zebra mussels have found their way into Minnesota lakes. (San Francisco Chronicle)
  5. New studies say fracking is causing earthquakes. (NBC News)

The Green Buzz: Thursday, July 11

Written by | July 11th, 2013

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From ugly animals to a national park on the moon, we’ve got your green news!

  1. Lorax wanted. Because Amazon deforestation has dramatically increased in countries outside of Brazil. (Mongabay)
  2. Pictures: Newly formed Ugly Animal Protection Society says these guys need saving, too. (Discovery News)
  3. Do we have to save one species over another to protect America’s wilderness? (NPR)
  4. Far out: U.S. lawmakers propose a national lunar park to protect artifacts left on the moon by NASA astronauts. (MNN)
  5. China and the U.S. have agreed to work together to capture carbon dioxide spewing from their respective power plants. (Bloomberg)
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