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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)

The Green Buzz: Tuesday, July 9

Written by | July 9th, 2013

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“The Green Buzz” takes on a new meaning today with the discovery of green deserts. #weird

  1. Coal burning cuts lives by five years in northern China. (Bloomberg)
  2. Have you seen a green desert before? Blame climate change. (Science World Report)
  3. Hiding 4km below sea level, this Antarctic lake may hold fish. (BBC)
  4. Ancient underwater forest discovered off the coast of Alabama. (Huffington Post)
  5. Will climate change make hurricanes more frequent and intense? (TIME)

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, July 3

Written by | July 3rd, 2013

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Before you head outdoors for the 4th of July, cool off with some green news.

  1. 2001-2010 will be known as the decade of climate extremes. (BBC)
  2. Watch: an incredible high-speed video of birds in flight. (Phys Org)
  3. Cool down with five natural air-conditioning designs inspired by nature. (National Geographic)
  4. How hip hop’s roots are traced back to urban parks. (Grist)
  5. A 200-year-old, 39-pound rockfish caught in Alaska. (Huffington 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)

The Green Buzz: Friday, May 24

Written by | May 24th, 2013

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You might need the entire long weekend to catch those newly evolved cockroaches.

  1. A camera trap got footage of one of the rarest, most highly threatened big cats in the world. (TreeHugger)
  2. Yesterday they had the 10 worst, today it’s the 10 best cities to live through climate change. (Grist)
  3. NOAA is predicting an “extremely active” Atlantic hurricane season. (NPR)
  4. A conservation agency approved the slaughter of tens of thousands of endangered birds. (Guardian)
  5. Cockroaches are evolving to evade our traps. (BBC)

The Green Buzz: Friday, May 10

Written by | May 10th, 2013

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Scouring the web for today’s top green news stories. Read on and have a great, green weekend!

  1. Google time-lapse images reveal startling impacts made by humans to our planet. (Huffington Post Green)
  2. Me: male, critically endangered, ugly fish. You: Female Mangarahara cichlid ready to mate! Apply within. (BBC)
  3. A guide to the greenest colleges. Is your alma mater on this list? (CleanTechnica)
  4. Déjà vu? 3M years ago, the Arctic was warm. Is an ice-free Arctic in our future? (Guardian)
  5. How mussel farming can clean and save a city’s waters. (Yale360)

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, May 1

Written by | May 1st, 2013

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We’ve got an update on that poor, confused koala.

  1. Remember the little guy who returned to his forest to find it cut down? There’s a happy ending for our homeless koala. (Grist)
  2. A Queens public school is the first in NYC to adopt an all-veggie menu. (Huffington Post)
  3. The European Union is banning a pesticide blamed in bee deaths. (BBC News)
  4. Contrails that smell like french fries? NASA is exploring biofuel use in planes. (Christian Science Monitor)
  5. If you protect oceans and coasts, sea turtles will come. (MNN)

The Green Buzz: Thursday, April 18

Written by | April 18th, 2013

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Tasty invasives, confused koalas and green banks are all in this morning’s green news.

  1. Snail soup? Grilled lionfish? That’s right: one way to combat invasive species is to eat them. (Discovery News)
  2. It IS easy being green, especially when you check out these 20 things you didn’t know you could recycle. (MNN)
  3. Heartbreaking: Why is this koala so confused? (Treehugger)
  4. These monkeys can detect human hunters. (BBC Nature)
  5. Is your bank green? Check out the world’s top 20 green banks. (Bloomberg)

The Green Buzz: Tuesday, April 16

Written by | April 16th, 2013

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Green news! Get your green news here!

  1. Glow-in-the-dark pavement is both (a) super rad and (b) saves energy. (Mother Nature Network)
  2. Science as art: nanostructures form to create amazing visuals — words don’t do these pics justice! (Wired)
  3. New species of porcupine found in Brazil… and it’s already listed as endangered. (TreeHugger)
  4. Easy as 1, 2, 3, 4? Slow sea-level rise by curbing 4 pollutants. (Discovery News)
  5. New law protects leatherback turtle nesting site in Puerto Rico. (BBC)

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, March 13

Written by | March 13th, 2013

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And today we’re serving up the green news with a side of corn.

  1. Or maybe not, since only a tiny fraction of corn grown in the U.S. feeds the nation’s people. (Scientific American)
  2. In one of the rainiest places in the world, why do people have a hard time finding fresh water? (The New York Times)
  3. Need some green living inspiration? Check out these natural environmentalists. (MNN)
  4. Native species: 1. Invasives: 0. (At least when it comes to Australian frogs). (BBC Nature)
  5. Disposable chopsticks: the latest threat to China’s forests. (Huffington Post)
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