Tag: Animals

The Green Buzz: Tuesday, July 30

Written by | July 30th, 2013

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In today’s Green Buzz: massive mushrooms, monogamous mammals and more!

  1. Cute animal video alert! Bears attend impromptu back-scratching party. (TreeHugger)
  2. Why has monogamy evolved in mammals? Hint: it’s not because of love. (Discovery News)
  3. Discovered: a massive 33-pound fungus. Holy mushroom! (Huffington Post)
  4. Wolves return to Yellowstone National Park and the grizzly bears are happy. (BBC)
  5. Snow leopards and wild yaks becoming ‘fashion victims.’ (The Guardian)

Nature Photo of the Week: Profile of a Fox

Written by | July 26th, 2013

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Perfectly still, perfectly poised. This red fox made for an ideal subject for Flickr photographer Bob Esbensen. Fantastic photo! Thanks for sharing it through The Nature Conservancy’s Flickr group. See all of The Nature Conservancy’s featured daily nature images — submitted to the Conservancy’s Flickr group by people like you — at my.nature.org. And get […]

The Green Buzz: Tuesday, July 23

Written by | July 23rd, 2013

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Today’s Green Buzz makes us want to reach out and hug an animal.

  1. To save the Iberian Lynx, we must address climate change. (National Geographic)
  2. Hey, Flipper! Dolphins call each other by name. (Smithsonian)
  3. So is the Earth’s north or south polar ice melting faster? Anyone? (The Guardian)
  4. Spotted: Rufous-necked wood-rail in NM. Pandemonium ensues! (Huffington Post Green)
  5. What SeaWorld thinks of the new “Blackfish” documentary. (NY Times)

Nature Photo of the Week: Yellow Eyes

Written by | July 18th, 2013

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If you can break yourself away from this timber wolf’s intense yellow gaze, you may find yourself a bit intimidated by those razor sharp teeth. Flickr photographer Jim Cumming is a brave man for getting so close to this wolf! But his courage paid off — we’ve named this shot our Nature Photo of the Week. […]

Nature Photo of the Week: Vibrant Lizard

Written by | July 10th, 2013

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Vibrant colors, unique patterns and intricate textures — this lizard could be a piece of art with all of its stunning features. Kudos to Flickr photographer Patricia Pierce for making this wonderful photograph and for sharing it through The Nature Conservancy’s Flickr group.

Nature Photo of the Week: End of the Road

Written by | July 4th, 2013

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This snail seems to have reached the end of the road (or leaf). Hold on, buddy! Kudos to Flickr photographer ALIT SUSANTA for this great capture.

The Green Buzz: Tuesday, June 25

Written by | June 25th, 2013

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In today’s green news: are plants smarter than humans?

  1. The case of the missing red panda: closed. Phew! (USA Today)
  2. Plants flex their math skills at night to control their food supplies. (Discovery News)
  3. Superstorms bring power outages — and another reason to design better insulated buildings. (TreeHugger)
  4. 61 years of searching and hoping, researcher photographs an endangered right whale in Canada. (LiveScience)
  5. See Sunday’s Supermoon in a series of super images. (National Geographic)

Teaching Children About the Birds and the Snakes: A Mammalogist Goes to Papua New Guinea

Written by | June 13th, 2013

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Sometimes, it’s hard to impress children. A father uses his upcoming trip to Papua New Guinea to teach his snake-loving son a lesson on the Birds of Paradise.

Nature Photo of the Week: Red-Spotted Newt

Written by | June 13th, 2013

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Flickr photographer ken.parish sure got an up close and personal view of this brightly-colored red-spotted newt! How cool are those spots?

The Green Buzz: Friday, June 7

Written by | June 7th, 2013

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Today we’re rocking out to The Doors while rounding up today’s top five green news stories. Let us explain:

  1. Record-breaking mako shark caught in CA. Conservation debate ensues. (National Geographic)
  2. As if being a rockstar isn’t cool enough, a new lizard is named after Jim Morrison. (Discovery News)
  3. Ten new Guardian enviro blogs you must start following. Like, right now. (Guardian)
  4. LED lights for the win! $675 million in saved energy costs in 2012 thanks to LEDs. (TreeHugger)
  5. In climate news, stalagmites are the new tree rings. (Mother Jones)
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