Tag: Butterfly

The Green Buzz: Friday, August 2

Written by | August 2nd, 2013

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What’s going on in the world of green news? Here are 5 green things you need to know.

  1. Climate change doesn’t just make people angry, it makes them violent, too. (CNN)
  2. Wave hello to the first airplane powered by natural gas. (Grist)
  3. Two butterfly species vanish almost overnight. (Mongabay)
  4. BPA-exposure may be worse than we thought. We’re talking “deranged metabolism” here. (The Daily Green)
  5. Polar bears may be the face of climate change, but what about walruses, seals and even caribou? (Discovery News)

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, July 16

Written by | July 16th, 2013

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A world without monarch butterflies is a very sad and colorless world.

  1. How sand dunes and coral reefs are standing up to coastal storms. (National Geographic)
  2. Monarch butterfly populations down to lowest numbers in 20 years. (Mongabay)
  3. To create or not create marine reserves in Antarctica, that is the question. (BBC Nature)
  4. What’s hiding in the ocean’s deep waters? Lionfish, unfortunately. (Washington Post)
  5. Solar parks as bee havens — killing two birds with one stone. (TreeHugger)

Nature’s Copycats: Butterflies, Hornets and Orangutans

Written by | August 30th, 2012

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Some say imitation is the most sincere form of flattery. For these animals, imitation sure comes in handy in the dog-eat-dog animal kingdom.

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: Friday, May 25

Written by | May 25th, 2012

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This Memorial Day weekend, impress your fellow beach-goers and BBQers with your knowledge of all things green.

  1. Climate change in US cities: it’s gonna be killer (in the literal sense). (Treehugger)
  2. On the other hand, this once-rare butterfly is thriving, thanks to the warming planet. (Scientific American)
  3. In Japan, a “fugitive” penguin is back in captivity nearly three months after its escape. (Guardian)
  4. Are we at risk for another Dust Bowl? (Care2)
  5. Los Angeles is now the largest American city to ban plastic bags. (YaleE360)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, March 19

Written by | March 19th, 2012

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Animals have taken over today’s green news!

  1. My what big eyes you have, colossal squid. (National Geographic)
  2. Spring has spring too early, according to the Mormon fritillary butterfly. (Green)
  3. Looking to heal a scar lickity split? Hibernating bears may hold the answer. (BBC)
  4. Gray wolves at grave risk of extinction in a Michigan national park. (Huffington Post)
  5. Grab your headphones and experience The Great Animal Orchestra. (Wired Science)

Nature Photo of the Week: Julia Butterfly

Written by | June 3rd, 2011

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A gorgeous specimen! And equally impressive photo. Thanks to Flickr user mllehmann for capturing this shot and 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 great nature shots—check out our […]

How ‘Green’ Is Your Lawn?

Written by | June 10th, 2009

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It’s true: A green lawn is not often a green lawn. Many of you already  know this, but neighborhood peer pressure keeps you reaching for weed spray, fertilizer and a lawnmower. When you step through your front door, do you feel like you’ve landed on the set of American Beauty? Do you worry that your attempts […]

Get Native, Backyard Birders!

Written by | February 17th, 2009

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The February 2009 issue of Conservation Biology has a research paper on the impacts of native plants on birds and butterflies in the suburbs of southeastern Pennsylvania. To my knowledge, this is the first scientific study to compare “standard” landscaping (lawns, ornamental trees and shrubs) with “native” landscaping (using grasses and other groundcovers, shrubs and […]

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