Tag: China

One Billion Trees: Expanding Global Forest Conservation

Written by | April 28th, 2014

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One billion trees. No doubt about it: that’s a lot of trees to plant. But the Earth’s forests are being cut and cleared at a rapid rate. Bill Toomey explains a major campaign to help restore those forests — and how you can help.

Is That Blood Ivory?

Written by | April 17th, 2014

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In January, the Chinese government conducted its first large-scale crush of illegal ivory. Xiaohua Sun was there. Here, she answers questions about the legitimacy of ivory products in China, the largest ivory market in the world.

No Dream Too Big for China’s Mother River

Written by | December 3rd, 2013

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With colossal dams interrupting the Yangtze River, it’s easy to say the river is gone. But large rivers are more resilient than that and what we do now will be invaluable for the many rivers around the world facing their own uncertain futures.

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, November 22

Written by | November 22nd, 2013

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Ever wondered what it would be like to hug a lion? Then read today’s green news.

  1. The Lion Whisperer wants you to know that lions are in trouble, but we can’t get over the video of him hugging and snuggling with lions. (Huffington Post)
  2. Almost half of the Greenpeace activists being held in Russia are out on bail. (Environmental News Service)
  3. The U.S. and China are talking about climate change together, and that is a good thing. (New York Times)
  4. Especially for this country, which is about to be wiped out by climate change. (BusinessWeek)
  5. De-extinction technology is here, and a frog is its first project. (Guardian)

The World’s New Megacities Must Be the Drivers of the ‘Smart’ Water Revolution

Written by | November 13th, 2013

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As cities grow to tens of millions strong, accelerated urbanization coupled with concerns for water security is energizing the “smart” water tech market.

The Green Buzz: Friday, November 8

Written by | November 8th, 2013

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We’ve got an interesting mix of green news today — Katy Perry even makes a cameo.

  1. Why Australians are worried Katy Perry’s CD packaging is a biohazard. (TreeHugger)
  2. Camera traps are cool, yes, but they’re also a powerful educational tool. (Mongabay)
  3. Can you name any of the world’s 10 most polluted places? (MNN)
  4. See what African animal has been declared extinct. (TIME)
  5. 8-year-old becomes China’s youngest lung-cancer patient, due to air pollution. (The Guardian)

The Green Buzz: Tuesday, October 22

Written by | October 22nd, 2013

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Epic smog and epic food waste — it’s a tough morning in the land of green news (we’ll end on a positive note though!).

  1. Is there a direct link between Australia’s bushfires and climate change? (CNN)
  2. Here’s what China’s epic smog looks like from space. (Grist)
  3. It’s a battle of redwoods vs. red wine as California’s climate changes. (NPR)
  4. Tesco unveils their absolutely staggering food waste figures — and hopes to cut back. (Telegraph)
  5. In Gabon and the Republic of Congo, the reintroduction of captive gorillas appears to be working. (Mongabay)

The Green Buzz: Thursday, September 26

Written by | September 26th, 2013

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It keeps happening, so we’re going to continue to talk poaching in today’s green news.

  1. More than 80 elephants were killed when poachers used cyanide to poison their water hole. (BBC News)
  2. Ancient fish fossil found in China shows the first face on an animal! (National Geographic)
  3. This poor gorilla was hand-raised by humans and has no gorilla friends. (MNN)
  4. More than 37,000 gallons of oil spilled in the wake of the Colorado floods, and there’s a scramble to clean it up. (NPR)
  5. There’s a real problem in the conservation community: a lack of diversity. (Grist)

The Green Buzz: Tuesday, September 3

Written by | September 3rd, 2013

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A round-up of Labor Day weekend’s top green news, featuring weird animals and unexpected climate change news.

  1. You won’t believe how this tiny frog hears — it’s not with its ears. (Discovery News)
  2. Hmm…. can climate change actually help hurricanes? (National Geographic)
  3. Seven national parks where the danger of fire is very real. (Grist)
  4. Public anger about China’s smog may be the silver lining they need. (NY Times)
  5. In scary animal news, mammals could be carrying 320,000 viruses awaiting discovery. (BBC)
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