Category: Sustainable Livelihoods

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)

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: Wednesday, July 10

Written by | July 10th, 2013

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What’s the relationship between climate change and forensic investigations? It’s in today’s green news.

  1. Blowflies are moving north with a changing climate, and that can throw off the time-of-death clock used in forensic investigations. (National Geographic)
  2. USDA says meat labels need more information, and not surprisingly, meat trade groups sue. (Huffington Post)
  3. A view under the sea: 10 of the world’s most impressive aquariums. (MNN)
  4. Yikes. These animated GIFs show what the west coast could look like from future sea level rise. (Popular Science)
  5. An ancient, underwater cypress forest has been discovered off the coast of Alabama! (Live Science)

The Green Buzz: Monday, July 8

Written by | July 8th, 2013

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We’ve got some “shocking” green news for you this Monday morning.

  1. A static charge — derived from insects’ flapping wings — helps spider webs catch prey. (Discovery News)
  2. Why were 50,000 bumblebees found dead in a parking lot? (TreeHugger)
  3. Agriculture runoff + water quality scientists = a possible answer as to what agricultural pollution is doing to our freshwater sources. (NPR)
  4. PETA the target of protests for euthanizing animals at its shelter in Virginia. (New York Times)
  5. Still need summer vacation plans? The 12 must-see views at U.S. National Parks should help. (MNN)

A Thirst For Growth: Fueling China’s Urban Expansion

Written by | July 3rd, 2013

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As China grows to an urban population of 900 million people, the most critical thing it will have to get right is protecting its water supply, says the director of our Securing Water Program.

The Green Buzz: Monday, June 24

Written by | June 24th, 2013

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Today we’ve got some news about tomorrow’s green news…

  1. President Obama will unveil his plan to curb the effects of climate change in a speech tomorrow. (New York Times)
  2. Aww! Giant panda twins born in China. (BBC News)
  3. Do you know the worst wildfires in U.S. history? (MNN)
  4. The Farm Bill has failed in the U.S. House; current spending on farm programs expires on September 30. (Bloomberg)
  5. Phillipines destroys loads of ivory to discourage poaching and trafficking. (NPR)

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, June 19

Written by | June 19th, 2013

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We’ve all heard that bees are in decline, but this morning’s green news puts that in visual perspective.

  1. View pics: This is your grocery store without bees. (PR Newswire
  2. This new app will help you find the cleanest, safest beach. (MNN)
  3. Man feeds bear some bbq, bear attacks man, man charged. (Christian Science Monitor)
  4. The U.S. is considering exporting more oil for the first time since the 1970s. (Bloomberg)
  5. There are now more fish being farmed than there are cows. (New Scientist)

The Green Buzz: Monday, June 10

Written by | June 10th, 2013

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Hidden wildfires, ocean trash, and wolves are just some of the green news tidbits we’ve found for you this morning.

  1. The USFWS announced that wolves are losing their federal protection in almost all of the lower 48 states. (LA Times)
  2. This bums us out: Most of the trash that litters the ocean floor is recyclable. (MNN)
  3. For victims of Hurricane Sandy, the worst is not over. (Huffington Post)
  4. Clearly the problem of climate change and emissions has not been solved. (Washington Post)
  5. Think deforestation is the Amazon’s biggest problem? Think again. (It’s hidden fires.) (NASA)
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