Category: Policy

The Green Buzz: Monday, May 20

Written by | May 20th, 2013

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As the weather warms up, so too does the green news on climate change…

  1. If we carry on as usual, climate change will bring water shortages in major U.S. cities. (Bloomberg)
  2. By the 2020s, NYC could see heat-wave deaths rise by 20 percent (thanks again to climate change). (The Guardian)
  3. You know it’s bad when people wish for fire ants instead of the newly invasive ‘crazy ants.’ (MNN)
  4. What the frack do we know? Turns out, not a lot. (Grist)
  5. Landmark ruling in Indonesia gives millions of hectares of forests to Indigenous people. (Mongabay)

The Green Buzz: Monday, April 8

Written by | April 8th, 2013

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As usual, climate change is bad news.

  1. Oceans could be bearing the brunt of global warming. (YaleE360)
  2. A few of your favorite fast food brands are switching to a greener paper policy. (Mongabay)
  3. US energy policy fails to address climate change, argues one blogger. (Christian Science Monitor)
  4. Might have to get used to that green slime, Cleveland. (Grist)
  5. This former NBA player saved a dolphin with his bare hands (and really long arms). (Treehugger)

The Green Buzz: Monday, March 25

Written by | March 25th, 2013

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BABY ANIMALS!

  1. Welcome to the world, new little baby endangered Rothschild giraffe! (Associated Press, via Christian Science Monitor)
  2. This chicken’s dad is a duck. (As far as we know, the giraffe’s father is a giraffe.) (Treehugger)
  3. Timely: Is it cruel to kill insects? (Grist)
  4. Here’s what the president can–and should– do to combat climate change. (Scientific American)
  5. Alligators hate treadmills. Alligators: they’re just like us! (Wired)

The Green Buzz: Thursday, March 21

Written by | March 21st, 2013

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Bushmeat, lightbulbs and great whites are buzzing in the green news this morning.

  1. CITES’ progress this year included these five breakthroughs for wildlife. (MNN)
  2. Still thinking about “greening” your light bulbs? Think no more: there are new reasons to change your light bulbs. (New York Times)
  3. Bushmeat hunting is changing the ecology of rainforests. (Huffington Post)
  4. Coal no more: Los Angeles is ditching this fossil fuel by 2025. (Grist)
  5. Hungry predator: Great whites eat three to four times more food than previously thought. (Discovery News)

The Green Buzz: Monday, March 18

Written by | March 18th, 2013

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In case you didn’t get your fill of all things green yesterday:

  1. In Madagascar, political instability may have led to increased rates of deforestation. (Mongabay)
  2. What’s the eco-friendliest way to dispose of clothing that’s reached the end of its life cycle? Ask Umbra has a few ideas. (Grist)
  3. Bees– the latest weapon in the fight against HIV? (Treehugger)
  4. Left-leaning households (politically, that is) tend to use less energy than their more conservative counterparts. (Conservation Magazine)
  5. China’s new premier says he isn’t going to mess around when it comes to reducing pollution. (Inhabitat)

The Green Buzz: Monday, March 11

Written by | March 11th, 2013

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Use that extra daylight to catch up on your green news:

  1. In his latest column, Tom Friedman gives Mark Tercek‘s new book, Nature’s Fortune, a shout-out. (New York Times)
  2. Rainforests could be more resilient to climate change than previously thought– but only if we leave them alone. (Mongabay)
  3. Three “lucky” species of endangered sharks are now protected by a new global agreement. (Associated Press/Christian Science Monitor)
  4. Ask Umbra takes on a tough question: Is there hope for us on this planet? (Grist)
  5. Nothing brightens up a dreary Monday morning more than interspecies friendship. (Treehugger)

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, March 6

Written by | March 6th, 2013

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In case you hadn’t heard…

  1. The New York Times has slashed its environmental coverage (minus story #3). We’re bummed. (Mongabay)
  2. If species become extinct, should we bring them back? (National Geographic)
  3. The Fish and Wildlife service is finally deciding on whether 258 species are endangered or not. (New York Times)
  4. CITES has threatened 3 African and 5 Asian nations with sanctions if they don’t help combat the illegal ivory trade. (Huffington Post)
  5. Fort Collins, CO, has passed a ban on fracking — and now lawsuits are being threatened. (Grist)

Conservation Heroes Demand Action

Written by | February 21st, 2013

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While most Americans don’t know the Land and Water Conservation Fund by name, their support for the conservation of this country’s resources is overwhelming. But what will happen if this fund expires?

A Q&A with the New Director of our Global Freshwater Program

Written by | February 14th, 2013

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More than 1 billion people face daily water shortages, and within the next 20 years, more than half the world’s population could face water shortages. Our CEO sits down with the new Global Freshwater Program Director to find out where to go from here.

The Green Buzz: Monday, February 4

Written by | February 4th, 2013

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You’ll never look at Fluffy the same way again.

  1. Kitties=stone-cold killers. (Conservation Magazine)
  2. Two new bills floating around the Montana legislature propose zero tolerance… for wild bison. (Green)
  3. Thanks to Google Street View, you can now hike the Grand Canyon without hiking the Grand Canyon. (Treehugger)
  4. This eco-friendly brewery is powered by beer. (Humans, use caution.) (Huffington Post Green)
  5. Japan’s whaling industry: “dead in the water”? (Guardian)
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