Tag: Birds

The Green Buzz: Thursday, March 28

Written by | March 28th, 2013

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The green news this morning makes it easy to see how humans can easily cause a species’ extinction.

  1. A wildlife trafficker is caught with more than 10% of an entire species. (Treehugger)
  2. Arctic sea ice is receding, and that doesn’t bode well for polar bears. (Christian Science Monitor)
  3. An Indiana dairy farm has found an innovative use for all of that cow manure. (The New York Times)
  4. Looks like bee colonies aren’t the only victims of popular pesticides. (MNN)
  5. A two-headed shark was found off the Florida Keys. (National Geographic)

The Green Buzz: Tuesday, March 19

Written by | March 19th, 2013

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In today’s news, we learn of another example of humans influencing evolution. Interesting/scary stuff.

  1. To avoid being roadkill, bird evolve to have shorter wings. (New Scientist)
  2. The United States could see a Hurricane Katrina every other year. (USA Today)
  3. Points for creativity: photographer uses a floating swan disguise to get closer to birds. (TreeHugger)
  4. Where have all the monarch butterflies gone? (Mother Nature Network)
  5. Even in a darkened room, a rooster knows when to crow. (National Geographic)

The Green Buzz: Friday, March 15

Written by | March 15th, 2013

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We’re ending this week on a Big Bang. Here’s your green news round-up.

  1. Eureka! After a half-century quest, physicists discover the long-sought “God particle.” (Washington Post)
  2. Will Pope Francis address climate change? He does ride the bus to work… (Mother Nature Network)
  3. If we have the ability, should we bring back extinct species? (National Geographic)
  4. In super cool bird news: birds once flew with four wings. (NY Times)
  5. First time climate change is to blame for a humanitarian disaster. (Huffington Post Green)

The Green Buzz: Tuesday, March 12

Written by | March 12th, 2013

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Serving up today’s green news stories with a side of GMO.

  1. Could the next Fukushima be in your own backyard? (Grist)
  2. Whole Foods paves the way: becomes first grocer to label GMO foods. (The Daily Green)
  3. Huh? What? Songbirds can’t hear each other over the roar of traffic. (BBC Nature)
  4. White-nose syndrome invades South Carolina, the 21st state to be infected. (Mother Nature Network)
  5. Mussels could lose grip on rocks in acidified oceans. (Conservation Magazine)

Close Encounter: Stuck in the Mud

Written by | March 11th, 2013

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On a routine bird count, this Floridian finds himself stuck knee deep in “quick mud.” Can quick thinking get him unstuck?

The Green Buzz: Friday, February 15

Written by | February 15th, 2013

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Here’s some green news to help you pass the time until the asteroid hits.

  1. One fifth of the world’s reptile species are threatened with extinction. (Mongabay)
  2. Young at heart? World’s oldest wild bird hatches chick at age 62. (TreeHugger)
  3. Traces of anti-anxiety drugs that end up in our rivers may affect fish behavior. (NY Times)
  4. You won’t believe what happens to a sea slug after mating. (National Geographic)
  5. Can collaborative fashion change the way we approach clothing? (Grist)

A Bower Bird’s Lessons of Courtship

Written by | February 13th, 2013

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Just in time for Valentine’s Day, we’re taking a closer look at the bizarre mating habits of bower birds.

Nature Photo of the Week: Who Are You?

Written by | January 24th, 2013

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Talk about seeing double! This gorgeous bald eagle was certainly in for a treat when he sneaked a peek into the waters at Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area, Pennsylvania. Kudos to Flickr photographer snooker2009 for getting this great reflective shot and for sharing this photo through The Nature Conservancy’s Flickr group. See all of The […]

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, January 23

Written by | January 23rd, 2013

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Green news time. Go!

  1. At the World Economic Forum, our president/CEO Mark Tercek talks about investing in nature. (Hub Culture)
  2. What do Chicago’s bird casualties tell us about climate change? Their feathers are full of secrets. (Grist)
  3. A new study suggests American cities are maybe less vulnerable to water scarcity than previously thought. (Conservation Magazine)
  4. A program in the UK will plant some trees in exchange for that old hoopty you’ve been driving around. (Treehugger)
  5. Willy’s free. Now Lolita needs help, says one filmmaker. (Mongabay)

Nature Photo of the Week: Grace of Flight

Written by | January 11th, 2013

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Oh, to have wings like that! Flickr photographer gseloff captured the grace and beauty of this great blue heron in flight on Horsepen Bayou in Pasadena, Texas. Many thanks for sharing this photo through The Nature Conservancy’s Flickr group. See all of The Nature Conservancy’s featured daily nature images — submitted to the Conservancy’s Flickr […]

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