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The Green Buzz: Friday, January 10

Written by | January 10th, 2014

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Asian companies slowly going green, plus a new national park hits a snag in Maine in today’s #Greennews.

  1. America’s best idea, national parks, isn’t such a great idea in Maine or some may think so (NYTimes)
  2. Tiny bits of plastic collecting in the Great Lakes pose an environmental threat (NYTimes)
  3. The White House tackles the #polarvortex in Google+ Hangout (Guardian).

The Green Buzz: January 9, 2014

Written by | January 9th, 2014

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Dolphins getting high? Plus, fish light up the night and the upside to the #polarvortex all in today’s #Greennews

  1. Scientists have observed dolphins using puffer fish, who possess an extremely lethal toxin to humans, as a chew toy leading scientists to believe that there may be some recreational use being derived for dolphins (NBC)
  2. These fish are fancy (NatGeo)
  3. Scientists are heralding the polar vortex’s impact on invasive species in affected areas. (NYTimes)

The Green Buzz: January 3, 2014

Written by | January 3rd, 2014

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Where do all those Christmas trees go after the holidays? Plus, US Secretary of State, John Kerry, talks about climate change in the Mekong Delta.

  1. Where do all those Christmas Trees go after the holidays (Guardian)?
  2. US Secretary of State, John Kerry, touches on the future of the Mekong Delta (NYTimes).
  3. Forest found by using Google Earth declared protected because of the abundance of unique species (Guardian).

 

New report will help advance health and water conservation in Sub-Saharan Africa

Written by | December 20th, 2013

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Last week, TNC joined with USAID and the Africa Biodiversity Collaborative Group (ABCG) to launch Freshwater Conservation and Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) Integration Guidelines: A Framework for Implementation in sub-Saharan Africa.

The Green Buzz: Friday, December 20

Written by | December 20th, 2013

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More top ten lists of top environmental stories of 2013.

  1. Top ten happy environmental stories of 2013! (Mongabay)
  2. The Ten most important Environmental Stories of 2013! (EarthIslandJournal)
  3. Top 13 “In the News” stories for 2013. (Tennessee Today)

The Green Buzz: Thursday, December 19

Written by | December 19th, 2013

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Everyone loves a good list, here are some of the top environmental news stories for 2013!

  1. Top ten environmental news from Canada in 2013. What a year it has been! (GlobalNews.ca)
  2. Is climate and the economy linked? Some say so! (Guardian)
  3. Everyone’s talking about what the fox says but what we really wanna know is what the leopard seal says! (Guardian)

The Green Buzz: Tuesday, December 17

Written by | December 17th, 2013

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The mystery of zebra stripes is explained, plus a threat to bananas in today’s green news.

  1. Perhaps it’s time to put out a salt lick for these ibexes in Italy… (NPR)
  2. It appears as though black and white zebra stripes create an optical illusion and confuse predators. (BBC Nature)
  3. How do we decide which species to save? When 20,000 animals are on the brink, is it time to rethink our methods? (National Geographic)
  4. A banana fungus is threatening the world’s supply of the fruit; it may be time to satiate your appetite now. (Huffington Post)
  5. Whoa. The supervolcano below Yellowstone is 2.5 times bigger than previously thought. (The Independent)

The Green Buzz: Friday, December 13

Written by | December 13th, 2013

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It’s Friday the 13th but it’s the holidays, so we’re super confused right now…

  1. Ozone will not fully recover for another 50 years scientists say. (Austrian Tribune)
  2. There’s water on Jupiter! Could there be life too? (CNN)
  3. Scientists uncover a new dinosaur that may have roamed the earth and it may have looked like a chicken. (DailyMail)

The Green Buzz: Thursday, December 12

Written by | December 12th, 2013

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The centuries old debate, “nature vs. nuture” finally has a winner…when it comes to fruit flies. Plus, aliens invade New York City!!

  1. Researchers with the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute at Virginia Tech studying fruit flies that live on opposite slopes of a unique natural environment known as “Evolution Canyon” show that even with migration, cross-breeding, and sometimes the obliteration of the populations, the driving force in the gene pool is largely the environment. (PHYS.org)
  2. Just like Men In Black, A newly seen species of cockroach invades New York City, Periplaneta japonica. (National Geographic)
  3. Did you know that chameleons change colors to communicate? (LabEquipment)

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, December 11

Written by | December 11th, 2013

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Baby, it’s cold outside.  But not as cold as the coldest place on Earth.

  1. Newly discovered and unregulated chemical is a greenhouse gas 7,000 times more powerful than CO2. (Guardian)
  2. Antarctica just recorded the coldest temperature ever on Earth. (USA Today)
  3. Looks like organic milk does a body good, at least in terms of Omega-3s. (NPR)
  4. Half of the soaps, lotions and drugs we use escape sewage treatment plants and end up in our water. (The Daily Green)
  5. Yet another climate change effect: bats’ ability to communicate with ultrasonic signals. (National Geographic)
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