Category: Protected Areas

The Green Buzz: Monday, May 13

Written by | May 13th, 2013

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Take a sip of coffee and read what’s on our green news radar this Monday morning.

  1. Unless severe weather strikes this summer, the U.S. expects a record corn crop. (Wall Street Journal)
  2. Is there human poop in your compost? (NPR)
  3. Think everyone in the developed world has easy-access to safe drinking water? Think again. (The New York Times)
  4. The habitats for common plants and animals will drastically shrink this century. (Huffington Post)
  5. In case you didn’t see it: Amazing Google Earth time-lapse video of how we’ve changed the planet. (MNN)

The Caribbean Summit: Leaders Valuing Nature

Written by | May 9th, 2013

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An upcoming summit will focus on protecting the Caribbean’s rich coastal and marine environment for its people, its natural diversity and its economies.

The Green Buzz: Thursday, May 9

Written by | May 9th, 2013

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Moths that drive cars? Frankenfish? Goats at airports? It’s news of the weird this morning!

  1. Chicago’s O’Hare has new landscaping employees: goats. (MNN)
  2. IUCN has released a list of the world’s most endangered ecosystems. (Huffington Post)
  3. Frankenfish or scientific marvel? Giant GM salmon await approval in the US. (Mongabay)
  4. Finally, some not-so-terrible climate change news. (Grist)
  5. University of Tokyo posted a video of moths driving cars. Really. (NPR)

The Green Buzz: Monday, May 6

Written by | May 6th, 2013

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Bikes shares, sea turtles and wildfires are a part of this Monday’s green news.

  1. Want to help fight climate change? Then don’t mention it. At all. (MNN)
  2. The largest bike share is about to begin in the Big Apple! (Huffington Post)
  3. The US won’t jump on the EU’s bandwagon to ban pesticides it blames for honeybee deaths. (The Guardian)
  4. Wildfires are off to an early start in California, and north of LA has been evacuated. (Bloomberg)
  5. Is there a bright future for the Loggerhead sea turtles that are hatching on east coast beaches? (Science World Report)

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, May 1

Written by | May 1st, 2013

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We’ve got an update on that poor, confused koala.

  1. Remember the little guy who returned to his forest to find it cut down? There’s a happy ending for our homeless koala. (Grist)
  2. A Queens public school is the first in NYC to adopt an all-veggie menu. (Huffington Post)
  3. The European Union is banning a pesticide blamed in bee deaths. (BBC News)
  4. Contrails that smell like french fries? NASA is exploring biofuel use in planes. (Christian Science Monitor)
  5. If you protect oceans and coasts, sea turtles will come. (MNN)

LWCF Funding: A Hidden Gem in the President’s Budget

Written by | April 23rd, 2013

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Almost unnoticed in Obama’s budget for 2014 is a strong commitment to the Land and Water Conservation Fund and, with that investment, the hope that this successful federal program will be renewed beyond its current expiration date in 2015.

The Green Buzz: Monday, April 22

Written by | April 22nd, 2013

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It may be Monday, but it’s also Earth Day! Happy Earth Day!

  1. Still looking for a way to celebrate Earth Day? What about simply eating lunch outside today? (The Nature Conservancy)
  2. The evolution of Earth Day: these photos show a spirit of protecting nature that is unlikely to wane. (Huffington Post)
  3. Ahhh. It’s nice to know there are still some wild, untouched places left in the world. (Discovery News)
  4. Saudi Arabia plans to become the world’s leader in clean energy production. (MNN)
  5. The fourth state has filed suit against BP for damages over its massive Gulf oil spill. (Bloomberg)

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, March 27

Written by | March 27th, 2013

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We’ve got quite the spread of green news for you this morning. Let’s get started.

  1. Check out these 8 interesting uses for drones, including many that help protect the environment. (MNN)
  2. This chilly spring we’ve been experiencing? Melting Arctic sea ice may be to blame. (Mongabay)
  3. Michigan’s governor just approved a bear cub petting zoo bill. (Huffington Post)
  4. Want to save African lions? New research says, “time to fence them in.” (The New York Times)
  5. Dirty Water: EPA says that half of U.S. rivers have “poor” water quality. (Bloomberg)

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: Wednesday, March 20

Written by | March 20th, 2013

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On our radar this morning: more bad news for elephants.

  1. 89 elephants have been slaughtered in Chad (and ivory passed $2000 a kilogram on Asia’s black market). (Aljazeera)
  2. John Kerry pushes for an Antarctic Ocean Reserve in what he calls a “living laboratory.” (National Geographic)
  3. Ethanol’s promise and production is fading in rural America. (The New York Times)
  4. Wildfires already? Colorado braces itself for an early start to the season. (Grist)
  5. Some like it hot — really hot. Especially this man who braved 2,000 degree lava flows to take some amazing photos. (Treehugger)
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