Tag: Animals

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, May 29

Written by | May 29th, 2013

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Today we’re buzzing about everything from wacky animal mating habits to Mount Everest trash.

  1. Nature’s wackiest and weirdest life cycles — and you thought cicadas were odd. (Wired)
  2. 60 years of climbers have turned Everest into the world’s tallest trash heap. (TIME)
  3. Arctic shipping is set to grow more than 30-fold over the next 8 years. (Huffington Post Green)
  4. Move over, Ben Franklin: electricity from kites is back. (Conservation Magazine)
  5. Apple boosts environmental efforts and hires former EPA head Lisa Jackson. (Washington Post)

The Green Buzz: Tuesday, May 28

Written by | May 28th, 2013

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On today’s to-do list: read a green news story, wait for the cicadas, repeat.

  1. Saving wild species: a herculean effort or more harm than good? (Mother Nature Network)
  2. For the cicada obsessed, tune into The Cicada Cam! (The Science Channel)
  3. Beautifying ugly freeway underpasses, one recycled bike chandelier at a time. (TreeHugger)
  4. The loss of biodiversity is happening faster and everywhere, even among farm animals. (RedOrbit)
  5. Once frozen in time, moss from the “Little Ice Age” is growing again. (BBC)

Nature Photo of the Week: Spring Evening at Mud Volcano

Written by | May 23rd, 2013

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Spring evenings at Yellowstone National Park’s Mud Volcano prove to be a busy time for wildlife! Flickr photographer Jon Taylor Montana captured this image of bison and bears out for an evening stroll.

5 Fun Facts About Animals in ‘North America’

Written by | May 22nd, 2013

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The Discovery Channel’s new series “North America” will go inside the lives of grizzly bears, red foxes and other animals. Until the next episode, get your animal fix here.

The Green Buzz: Tuesday, May 21

Written by | May 21st, 2013

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Sea turtles, bees and tigers: it’s an animal-centric green news day!

  1. Did your most loved animal make the list of the world’s favorite species? (ARKive)
  2. A Florida man captures the largest (think: 18-feet) Burmese python ever. (Huffington Post)
  3. They’re back! Leatherback sea turtles are making a comeback in the Caribbean. (Science World Report)
  4. Honeybees have many hidden talents, including finding unexploded mines in Croatia. (Businessweek)
  5. Why did penguins stop flying? (National Geographic)

The Green Buzz: Friday, May 17

Written by | May 17th, 2013

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Happy National Bike to Work Day! After you lock up your wheels, read today’s green news:

  1. If climate scientists overwhelmingly agree on global warming, why doesn’t the public? (NY Times)
  2. Want healthier tomatoes? Grow them with LEDs. (TreeHugger)
  3. Jaguars are large, beautiful and thankfully thriving in the Peruvian Amazon. (Mongabay)
  4. It’s Earth’s most iconic summit. And it’s melting. Fast. (Huffington Post Green)
  5. Vehicles in the U.S. hit an estimated 1-2 million animals every year. (Scientific American)

Adrenaline Rush: Three Unexpected Encounters with Nature

Written by | May 16th, 2013

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Bears, elk and whales — these three close encounters with animals will leave you on the edge of your seat and serve as a reminder of the true wonders of the natural world and the importance of protecting in.

The Green Buzz: Tuesday, May 14

Written by | May 14th, 2013

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Sharing today’s top green news headlines… with a side of bugs!

  1. How can you fight this summer’s wildfires without firefighters? (Washington Post)
  2. The eagle death toll at wind farms shows renewable energy comes with consequences. (AP)
  3. Half of common plants and a third of animals could lose habitat. We’ll let you guess the cause… (BBC Nature)
  4. How would you spend $50 million for the planet? (Grist)
  5. Let them eat bugs! Fighting world hunger with… insects. (Telegraph)

The Green Buzz: Tuesday, May 7

Written by | May 7th, 2013

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Serving up lots of cool, breaking green news today. Read on!

  1. Would you like a side of mercury with that? Arctic foxes on the decline due to their diet. (BBC Nature)
  2. Case closed: climate change, not aboriginal people, killed off Australia’s megafauna. (The Australian)
  3. In cool bat tongue news, high-speed video reveals interesting feeding technique. (Scientific American)
  4. Jackson Pollock, watch your back. This retired race horse is now an abstract painter. (Discovery News)
  5. And today’s green news wouldn’t be complete without THE guide to sustainable beer. Cheers! (Grist)

The Green Buzz: Friday, May 3

Written by | May 3rd, 2013

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Brush up on today’s top green news stories and then make plans to get outside this weekend!

  1. Can science stop the stinkbug invasion? (BBC Nature)
  2. It’s official: meteorologists confirm 2012 to be among the top 10 warmest years. (Bloomberg)
  3. On a related [hot] note, from Maine to North Carolina, the Atlantic Ocean’s temps are the hottest ever. (Grist)
  4. Sand tiger sharks turn to cannibalism inside the womb. (Washington Post)
  5. We’re geeking out over these photos of natural fractals! (Mother Nature Network)
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