Tag: bugs

5 Cool Things You Didn’t Know About Moths (But Should!)

Written by | July 18th, 2013

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Moths often take a back seat to their flashier cousin, the butterfly. However, this July, moths will finally have their day in the sun when National Moth Week takes off! Learn some little-known facts about these winged wonders.

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)

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)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, June 5

Written by | June 5th, 2012

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Happy World Environment Day!

  1. Today we celebrate 40 years of positive environmental action. (Care2)
  2. Without birds, insects would be bigger, much bigger. (National Geographic)
  3. Chance of a lifetime: watch the transit of Venus this afternoon. (Wired Science)
  4. How does a mosquito survive a rain storm? He hitches a ride on a raindrop! (BBC Nature)
  5. These trees are feeling a bit blue, after an artist paints them to raise awareness about deforestation. (TreeHugger)

Nature Photo of the Week: Personality

Written by | April 27th, 2012

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Well, hello there! Flickr user Misty DawnS snapped this incredible macro photo of a charismatic praying mantis in Missouri. Thanks for sharing it through The Nature Conservancy’s Flickr group! See all of The Nature Conservancy’s featured daily nature images—submitted to the Conservancy’s Flickr group by people like you—at my.nature.org. And get inspired to take your own […]

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, December 15

Written by | December 15th, 2011

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Be prepared to be extremely bugged out.

  1. Scientists have discovered a jumping cockroach — and there’s video! (Huffington Post)
  2. At IKEA, you can shop for furniture, eat Swedish meatballs and now charge your electric vehicle. (Market Watch)
  3. Chicago’s Uncommon Ground is the greenest restaurant in the country. (TreeHugger)
  4. Have you signed up for Audobon’s annual Christmas Bird Count? (Audubon)
  5. Black hole to eat a cloud of gas. Nom nom nom. (National Geographic)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, October 14

Written by | October 14th, 2011

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It’s Friday. You deserve some photos of a one-eyed shark.

  1. An extremely rare cyclops shark has been confirmed in Mexico. (National Geographic)
  2. A new project called TreeKit sets out to map every tree in New York City. Talk about tree hugging! (Grist)
  3. Virgin Atlantic announced the world’s first “low carbon aviation fuel,” which reportedly produces half the carbon emissions. (GoodCleanTech)
  4. Video: insects doing circus tricks power a smart phone! (TreeHugger)
  5. Highly reflective glass buildings claim one billion birds a year in North America. See what San Francisco is doing to change that. (EcoGeek)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, October 27

Written by | October 27th, 2010

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Primates and pandas and fridge couches, oh my!

  1. Purple wind turbines: potential bat, bug and bird savers. (EcoGeek)
  2. A just-discovered primate species is already on the verge of extinction. Also, it has Elvis hair. (Mongabay)
  3. One potential reason why many people just aren’t getting fired up about climate change: they think it’s boring. (DotEarth)
  4. A panda baby boom is happening right now! but unfortunately, only in captivity. (Sky News)
  5. Here’s some creative recycling: a couch made out of old car seats and refrigerators. (Treehugger)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, June 2

Written by | June 2nd, 2010

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Scratch that green news itch:

  1. Books about rainforests are destroying rainforests, says a new report. (Mongabay)
  2. What’s the oil spill going to do to the Gulf’s food chain? (Guardian)
  3. If they want to, five western U.S. states could get 30 percent of their energy from wind and five percent from solar without the construction of extensive new infrastructure. (Green)
  4. What mud can tell us about climate change. (Grist)
  5. Fight bugs with bugs: Use insects, not pesticides, in your garden this year. (Huffington Post)
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