Category: United States

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 6, 2014

Written by | January 6th, 2014

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Supervolcanos could explode without warning, a giant panda will debut, and changes in NYC streets captured on film in today’s green news.

  1. “Sleeping giant” supervolcanos, like the one in Yellowstone National Park, may not be as heavy of sleepers as we once thought.  (BBC)
  2. If you plan to be in the Washington, DC are on January 18th, be sure to stop by The Smithsonian’s National Zoo; their new giant panda cub, Bao Bao, will make her public debut that day.  (Huffington Post)
  3. See how New York City has worked to improve the walk- and bike-ability of its streets over the last decade.  (Grist)

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).

 

The Green Buzz: January 2, 2014

Written by | January 2nd, 2014

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Happy New Year! 2014 is sure to be a memorable one for environmental news. Let’s check out some of the latest stories…

  1. Under the sea even creatures in the deepest oceans will not escape climate change (Guardian).
  2. What does “Waldeinsamkeit” mean? Turns out it’s German for “the feeling of being alone in the woods” (BN).
  3. Two test events were cancelled last year in Sochi ahead of the 2014 Winter Olympic games, will there be enough snow (SI)?

 

The Green Buzz: Monday, December 30

Written by | December 30th, 2013

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Rethinking the way we calculate carbon emissions and rethinking the dialogue on the environment narrative in 2014.

  1. Do we need to rethink the way carbon emissions are calculated? Some think so! (NYTimes)
  2. Redefining the narrative on the environment in 2014? (Guardian)
  3. Most shared environmental news stories of 2013! (NatGeo)

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: Monday, December 16

Written by | December 16th, 2013

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We all know that energy demands are only increasing globally.  In today’s Green Buzz, learn about innovators that are helping to meet those demands in a sustainable way.

  1. In Hong Kong, they’re figuring out how to recycle your used shower water to create electricity.  (The New York Times)
  2. Meet New York City’s current leading environmental heroes.  (CBS New York)
  3. Nominees for the 2014 Green Car Technology Award were announced today at the Washington Auto Show.  (Reuters)
  4. Students compete for Sustainability Innovation Student Challenge Award with proposed solutions for the U.S.’s rising energy needs.  (USA Today)
  5. Falling demand for coal in China could make coal mining uneconomical.  (The Guardian)
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