Tag: bears

The Green Buzz: Tuesday, January 21

Written by | January 21st, 2014

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It’s a #snowday on much of the East Coast of the US. But on the West Coast, black bears are waking up early from their hibernation due to a grave lack of California snow. (San Francisco Gate)

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, August 7

Written by | August 7th, 2013

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New information in todays green news shows that elephants don’t have the longest memories of the animal kingdom. So who does?

  1. NOAA’s report card on 2012′s climate is out — and it’s not pretty. (CBS News)
  2. It’s dolphins — not elephants — who appear to have the longest memories in the animal kingdom. (The Register)
  3. Now that Costa Rica has decided to close its zoos, where will the animals go? (National Geographic)
  4. More proof that keystone species are important: return of wolves in Yellowstone appears to be helping bear populations, too. (BBC News)
  5. And the dwindling of another keystone species — sharks — is affecting the ocean ecosystem worldwide. (Fox News)

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: 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.

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.

Close Encounter: Black Bear Showdown

Written by | March 5th, 2013

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Have you had a close encounter with nature? Our guest blogger shares his dangerous experience coming face-to-face with a large black bear in Glacier National Park.

Giving Thanks to Salmon: Sustainers of the Great Bear Rainforest

Written by | November 16th, 2012

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Within the Great Bear Rainforest, nearly every living being has reason to be thankful for the great runs of salmon that surge through forested streams each year about this time.

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, September 6

Written by | September 6th, 2012

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Extra, extra! Get your green news here!

  1. The illegal wildlife trade is flourishing — thanks to the internet. (Treehugger)
  2. We can agree that climate change is a drag, but new reports show that it’s a drag on the global food supply as well. (Green)
  3. Hunger and drought mean more bear encounters. Is the solution to feed them? (Discovery)
  4. It’s not easy being green…or is it? Here are some tips for being green on the cheap. (Huffington Post)
  5. Sounds like BP should get ready to go to trial for the Gulf Oil Spill. (Christian Science Monitor)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, August 9

Written by | August 9th, 2012

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Your Cool Green News is a bit bugged out this Thursday morning.

  1. Could a beetle be the Keystone XL pipeline’s worst enemy? (Grist)
  2. And in more bug news, scientists just discovered a new one — after stumbling upon photos of the insect on Flickr! (Mongabay)
  3. Bear encounters are on the rise in the U.S., and scientists blame the drought. (Huffington Post)
  4. Think all outdoor house cats hurt wildlife? You might be surprised by what researchers found after viewing footage from “kitty cams.” (Green)
  5. Have a kid going back to school? Here are 9 eco-savvy school supplies to add to your list. (Treehugger)
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