Tag: ants

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: Wednesday, August 14

Written by | August 14th, 2013

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Has climate change finally had a positive effect on something? We’re buzzing about it in today’s green news.

  1. Kudzu vs. goats. Goats win! Invasive plants have met their match in Washington, DC. (Grist)
  2. This toothy fish has male skinny-dippers in Scandinavia on edge. (CNN)
  3. Climate change triggers growth spurt in two of California’s iconic trees. (LA Times)
  4. Bone-eating worms thrive in the Antarctic. (Nature)
  5. They may be small, but they’re mighty. Stowaway ants on the loose. (BBC Nature)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, January 8

Written by | January 8th, 2013

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What’s huge, mysterious, and lives in the deep, dark sea?

  1. A team in Japan has filmed a giant squid in its natural habitat for the first time ever. (Huffington Post)
  2. Concord, Massachusetts, has become the first city in the U.S. to ban plastic bottles! (Treehugger)
  3. A study of ants has deepened concerns about the toxicity of plastic additives. (Green)
  4. We humans don’t have a monopoly on morality: Bonobos share bananas and do it, seemingly, altruistically. (MNN)
  5. A proposed copper mine to be built in the Lower Zambezi National Park has been rejected (thank goodness). (Mongabay)

Nature Photo of the Week: the Ants Go Marching

Written by | June 15th, 2012

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Look closely. What do you see? Crawling along the base of this basket flower are tiny ants, looking for a sweet afternoon snack. Flickr user borrowedcamera writes, “It’s funny, I didn’t even notice the ants until I got this up on my monitor.” We love this little surprise! Thanks for submitting this photo to The […]

Cool Green Morning: Friday, January 6

Written by | January 6th, 2012

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And you thought you were paying too much for sushi.

  1. The world’s most expensive tuna sells for $735,000. (Mongabay)
  2. Toxic releases in the US rose 16% in 2010 according to the EPA. (Washington Post)
  3. Bourbon of proof: Is Kentucky’s heritage spirit compromised by GMO corn? (Grist)
  4. The US snow drought could have serious implications beyond the slopes. (Scientific American)
  5. Scientists are turning ants into “supersoldiers” with giant heads and jaws. (BBC)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, Jan. 23

Written by | January 23rd, 2009

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Some days, it’s all dewy and green on the Internet. But from black clouds to lost salmon to dying trees…read below to find out why today is not one of those days: A Moment of Silence, Please: Tree mortality has doubled in the Pacific Northwest of the United States — in just 17 years. Unbelievable: […]

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