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The Green Buzz: Tuesday, December 17

Written by | December 17th, 2013

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The mystery of zebra stripes is explained, plus a threat to bananas in today’s green news.

  1. Perhaps it’s time to put out a salt lick for these ibexes in Italy… (NPR)
  2. It appears as though black and white zebra stripes create an optical illusion and confuse predators. (BBC Nature)
  3. How do we decide which species to save? When 20,000 animals are on the brink, is it time to rethink our methods? (National Geographic)
  4. A banana fungus is threatening the world’s supply of the fruit; it may be time to satiate your appetite now. (Huffington Post)
  5. Whoa. The supervolcano below Yellowstone is 2.5 times bigger than previously thought. (The Independent)

The Green Buzz: Monday, July 22

Written by | July 22nd, 2013

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Let’s launch into Monday’s green news.

  1. Video: The giant corpse flower has bloomed at the U.S. Botanical Garden. (Science World Report)
  2. A clingy sea turtle that didn’t seem to want to be released has found a new home. (CNN)
  3. Watch how it’s done: a video on the removal of an Oregon dam. (MNN)
  4. June 2013 broke global heat records; 5th hottest month on record. (Christian Science Monitor)
  5. Bombs dropped on the Great Barrier Reef are insult to an already injured reef. (National Geographic)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, August 16

Written by | August 16th, 2012

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A record-breaking python, Offshore drilling rules finalized, and creative ways to deal with the drought. We’ve got that and more in your green news this morning.

  1. Wait till you get a load of this record-breaking python, found in – where else? – Florida. (National Geographic)
  2. The U.S. government finalized offshore drilling rules, and enviro groups aren’t sure they are good enough to prevent another disaster. (Huffington Post)
  3. Low water levels out West because of the drought? Stop reservoirs from evaporating, says a scientist and inventor. (Green)
  4. American eels are making a comeback in a Virginia river after a dam goes down. (Discovery)
  5. Check out these pictures of the top 10 British and Irish species that are fighting extinction — thanks to zoos. (Guardian)

 

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, July 28

Written by | July 28th, 2011

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The latest and greatest in cool green news:

  1. Here’s a reason why you should stop eating frog legs. (Extinction Countdown)
  2. Will geneticially engineered food crops be a necessity in the future? (Green Biz)
  3. A potential source of renewable fuel: the enzymes in a cow’s stomach. (GoodCleanTech)
  4. Removing non-power-generating dams in the Northeast could help save fisheries. (Grist)
  5. Jeopardy question: What U.S. state produces more grain than the entire country of Canada? (TreeHugger)

Dammed If We Don’t

Written by | July 7th, 2011

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Roughly 400 million people live along the Yangtze. A massive dam was one factor leading to major fish die off, but now the dam’s operators are taking steps to benefit nature.

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, May 10

Written by | May 10th, 2011

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You’ll find helpful beavers, sustainable tuna and more in today’s 5 cool green news links:

  1. Sea-level rise is finally catching up to the Golden State. (Green)
  2. How are beavers helping reduce the recent massive oil spill in Canada? (Mongabay)
  3. A 2-month ocean expedition hopes to find ways to catch tuna without harming other species. (BBC)
  4. Are you a budding botanist? A new iPhone app helps you identify trees from a photo of a leaf. (Wired)
  5. Despite opposition, a new dam is planned for Chile’s Patagonia region. (Huffington Post Green)

Blog Action Day: Healthy Water Comes From Healthy Nature

Written by | October 15th, 2010

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Water’s the theme for this year’s Blog Action Day — and Conservancy scientist Jeff Opperman reminds us healthy water comes from healthy nature…a connection that water infrastructure planners need to heed.

A River of Song: Channeling My Top 10 Tunes

Written by | February 3rd, 2010

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Rivers have generated more songs than any other habitat. In honor of World Water Day on March 22, Jeff Opperman offers his top 10 favorite river songs—what are your favorites?

Adapting to Climate Change? Try Adapting to Water Change

Written by | December 17th, 2009

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Climate change is changing water in big and potentially dangerous ways, says Conservancy water expert Jeff Opperman — and we need to start adapting now.

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