Tag: Burmese Python

The Green Buzz: Tuesday, December 3

Written by | December 3rd, 2013

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Will #GivingTuesday be the hero in tomorrow’s green news?

  1. Today charities aim to make Giving Tuesday bigger and better than all those shopping holidays. (LA Times)
  2. Could China be poised for a green revolution? EPA chief thinks so. (Huff Post Green)
  3. This predator lures prey by mimicking a flower — you have to see the photo. (MNN)
  4. New album brings together musicians from all the countries along a bird’s migration path. (TreeHugger)
  5. Research reveals how the Burmese python got its big gulp. (Christian Science Monitor)

The Green Buzz: Friday, Septemeber 27

Written by | September 27th, 2013

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What’s happening in the land of green news today?

  1. Strongest evidence to date: humans responsible for climate change. (CNN)
  2. Using goats as eco-friendly mowers is catching on. (TreeHugger)
  3. Livestock steroids may be found more in our rivers and lakes than we thought. (Nature)
  4. What the rest of the world can learn from Europe’s key animal comebacks. (BBC)
  5. USDA approves new trap in attempt to catch the Burmese python. (Nature World News)

The Green Buzz: Tuesday, May 21

Written by | May 21st, 2013

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Sea turtles, bees and tigers: it’s an animal-centric green news day!

  1. Did your most loved animal make the list of the world’s favorite species? (ARKive)
  2. A Florida man captures the largest (think: 18-feet) Burmese python ever. (Huffington Post)
  3. They’re back! Leatherback sea turtles are making a comeback in the Caribbean. (Science World Report)
  4. Honeybees have many hidden talents, including finding unexploded mines in Croatia. (Businessweek)
  5. Why did penguins stop flying? (National Geographic)

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, February 20

Written by | February 20th, 2013

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Plastic, pythons, and green news – Oh My!

  1. He’s one green mayor: Bloomberg pushes for more recycling, composting and a styrofoam ban in his State of the City address. (Bloomberg)
  2. Florida’s Burmese Python Challenge is over — have you heard how many were caught? (National Geographic)
  3. A new film is showcasing plastic‘s shocking — and sad — legacy in nature. (MNN)
  4. What’s the most eco-friendly gift, according to Umbra? Why, time, of course. (Grist)
  5. It seems elephants can’t catch a break these days. (Mongabay)

Hong Kong and Conservation in the Urban Jungle

Written by | February 11th, 2013

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Charles Bedford, Director of The Nature Conservancy’s Asia-Pacific region, explains why conserving nature in Hong Kong is a bigger issue than you might think.

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, January 22

Written by | January 22nd, 2013

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It’s back to the grind after a weekend of Inaugural Ball hopping (done via Instagram, of course). Here’s your green news!

  1. Obama utters those two bold words — climate change — in his inaugural speech. (TIME)
  2. There’s no other way to say it: air quality sucks across the Middle East and Asia. (TreeHugger)
  3. It may be controversial but it’s working. 21 Burmese pythons caught in Florida’s “Python Challenge.” (LA Times)
  4. Costa Rica joins Botswana and Zambia in banning wildlife hunting. (Mongabay)
  5. Penguin cam! Need we say more? (Guardian)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, January 11

Written by | January 11th, 2013

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In: cash for snakes. Out: plastic bottles. Yep, just another quirky green news roundup.

  1. Killing pythons for cash? Florida puts a bounty on the Burmese python. (Bloomberg)
  2. From dreadful heat in Brazil to flooding in Pakistan, an in-depth look at 2012′s extreme weather. (NY Times)
  3. Cheers! Concord, Mass becomes the first US city to ban plastic bottles. (TreeHugger)
  4. Innovative and eco-friendly: Dutch “smart highway” glows in the dark. (LiveScience)
  5. The Pacific bluefin tuna population has declined by 96%. (Discovery News)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, August 14

Written by | August 14th, 2012

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Reading today’s green news is much easier than catching a 164-lb python.

  1. Fukushima caused mutant butterflies. (Wall Street Journal)
  2. An unexpectedly warm Long Island Sound shuts down a coastal reactor. (Green)
  3. Invasvie species, like this 17-foot Burmese python, are thriving in the Everglades. (Christian Science Monitor)
  4. A bug specialist spots a new species — on Flickr! (CNET)
  5. Audio experiences of youth crickets affect their adult personalities. (BBC Nature)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, May 19

Written by | May 19th, 2010

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Green, green, green, with a side of green and topped with a green maraschino cherry. Dig in!

  1. Good news: South Florida’s invasive Burmese pythons unlikely to spread past…south Florida. Bad news: So you live in south Florida… (Conservation Maven)
  2. Kudzu and ozone: No, it’s not the name of a new cosmopolitan. (Journal Watch Online)
  3. What’s it going to take to fix the world’s fisheries? Not that much money, says UNEP. (Blogfish)
  4. Now here’s a really bad oil spill — that’s been going on for 50 years. (The Vine)
  5. Living wall tiles — you know you’ve always wanted some. (Jetson Green)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, January 21

Written by | January 21st, 2010

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Hot off the grill — your top 5 green news links of the day:

  1. Did the election of Scott Brown in Massachusetts kill off any hope of tackling climate change? (The Vine)
  2. It’s time to ban the import of invasive snakes like Burmese pythons, says Ken Salazar. (Green Inc.)
  3. Biologists discover an Eden in Ecuador — sitting, ironically enough, on top of some major oil reserves. (Dot Earth)
  4. Grass lawns in city parks release more greenhouse gases than they store, says a new study. (Conservation Journal Watch)
  5. One issue from post-earthquake Haiti that hasn’t received much attention yet: the country’s deforestation problem. (Bright Green Blog)
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