Tag: Animals

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: 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: Tuesday, November 26

Written by | November 26th, 2013

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Big animal news in today’s Green Buzz.

  1. World Toilet Organization campaign seeks to turn Black Friday brown. (MNN)
  2. In the last six months alone, over 350 species added to the IUCN Red List’s threatened species list. (Mongabay)
  3. Judge rejects climate change refugee claim. (Huffington Post Green)
  4. You’ll never guess what vegetable powered up this Christmas tree. (TreeHugger)
  5. We blame the cows: U.S. methane emissions may be 50% more than previously thought. (USA Today)

The Green Buzz: Friday, November 15

Written by | November 15th, 2013

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Today we’re getting a new perspective on deforestation. Find out why in today’s Green Buzz.

  1. Google Earth reveals an incredible (yet heart breaking) high-resolution deforestation map. (TreeHugger)
  2. Coming soon: forecasting wildfires like the weather. (Discovery News)
  3. Japan, the world’s fifth largest producer of CO2, waters down it emissions goal. (Bloomberg)
  4. See six of the world’s most irreplaceable places. (National Geographic)
  5. Rare Asian unicorn caught on camera for the first time in 15 years. (CNN)

The Green Buzz: Friday, November 8

Written by | November 8th, 2013

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We’ve got an interesting mix of green news today — Katy Perry even makes a cameo.

  1. Why Australians are worried Katy Perry’s CD packaging is a biohazard. (TreeHugger)
  2. Camera traps are cool, yes, but they’re also a powerful educational tool. (Mongabay)
  3. Can you name any of the world’s 10 most polluted places? (MNN)
  4. See what African animal has been declared extinct. (TIME)
  5. 8-year-old becomes China’s youngest lung-cancer patient, due to air pollution. (The Guardian)

10 Animals with Moustaches (in Honor of Movember)

Written by | November 7th, 2013

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The hairy “Movember” craze is hitting the animal world! We’ve spotted 10 animals working on their moustaches. Which ‘stache is your favorite?

The Green Buzz: Tuesday, October 29

Written by | October 29th, 2013

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Reading about climate change’s positive effects in today’s green news just feels… backwards.

  1. Ban coal burning, improve air quality. That’s the plan in Shanghai. (ThinkProgress)
  2. Australia’s newly discovered “lost world” boasts several never-before-seen animals. (CNN)
  3. Just how sustainable is the Paleo diet anyway? You may be surprised. (TreeHugger)
  4. When it comes to grizzly bears, global warming may be working in their favor. (Nature World News)
  5. New survey reveals more than one bottle’s worth of water is wasted for every three produced. (The Daily Green)

The Green Buzz: Tuesday, October 15

Written by | October 15th, 2013

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Today’s green news makes us want to reach out and hug an ape.

  1. This model of Apple’s new headquarters is huge — and green. (TreeHugger)
  2. It’s official: climate will go haywire in the tropics around 2020. (Huff Post Green)
  3. There, there. Apes comfort each other like just like humans. (Telegraph)
  4. Moose populations are in steep decline. So what gives? (NY Times)
  5. Flooding doesn’t stand a chance against Venice’s newly tested flood barriers. (BBC)

The Green Buzz: Friday, October 11

Written by | October 11th, 2013

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Just another reason elephants are awesome. That and more, in today’s Green Buzz.

  1. School’s out! Georgia school cancels class because the weather is too nice. (TreeHugger)
  2. Like humans, elephants get the point of pointing. (NY Times)
  3. Hold your noses… government shutdown stalls out stink bug monitoring program. (Wired)
  4. France upholds law banning fracking. (Guardian)
  5. Predictions are in on when our climate reaches the point-of-no-return. (Bloomberg)

The Green Buzz: Tuesday, October 8

Written by | October 8th, 2013

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In the land of green news today: a strange-looking lizard and a solar power breakthrough.

  1. How many famous animal conservationists can you name? (Mother Nature Network)
  2. We aren’t lying — the Pinocchio lizard has been confirmed living in Ecuador. (Nature World News)
  3. So how exactly did the Hawaiian Islands form? Research offers a new theory. (Science World Report)
  4. An era of nighttime solar power is dawning in the U.S. (TG Daily)
  5. Bee colony cause of death: stress from pesticides. (Discovery News)
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