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The Green Buzz: Monday, October 28

Written by | October 28th, 2013

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In today’s green news: A plan to hunt the endangered rhino, when bees were destroyed, the broken ocean and more.

  1. The preservation of the country’s open landscapes in the west has some folks troubled. (New York Times)
  2. What can 1 million trees do? Quite a lot, as it turns out. (MNN)
  3. A Texas hunting club has plans to auction off a permit to hunt one of the world’s most endangered animals. (ABC News)
  4. The dinosaurs weren’t the only victims of mass extinction 66 million years ago. (BBC News)
  5. Silence of a broken ocean haunted this yachtsman on his voyage across the seas. (Sydney Morning Herald)

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, October 23

Written by | October 23rd, 2013

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We’ve got promising green news on how we move forward with energy needs in a world of climate change threats.

  1. The experience of seeing a California condor in the wild has been more rare than the bird itself…until now. (San Jose Mercury News)
  2. The nation’s largest labor unions are gathering to talk about how to create green energy jobs and fight global warming. (NBC 10 Pittsburgh)
  3. What’s hungry, aggressive and is destroying Caribbean reefs? The invasive lionfish, of course. (CNN)
  4. Pandas might be more resilient to environmental change than previously thought. (CBS News)
  5. A teenager has made a startling dinosaur discovery. (Fox News)

The Green Buzz: Thursday, July 18

Written by | July 18th, 2013

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Shark hunts, comets and a car-free city in America? It’s all in today’s green news.

  1. A new dinosaur has been discovered in Utah! (National Geographic)
  2. A possible “comet of the century” could provide a stunning show later this year. (Fox News)
  3. Sounds heavenly: The only place in America where cars have been banned since 1898. (TreeHugger)
  4. Bad news for Ash trees in Iowa: the ash borer has been found for the second time in the state. (Christian Science Monitor)
  5. Residents of the home of ‘Jaws’ say sharks need protection from humans and the upcoming Monster Shark Tournament. (Bloomberg)

The Green Buzz: Monday, February 25

Written by | February 25th, 2013

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Sure, the internet is buzzing with Oscar news, but we’re buzzing about the weekend’s top green news.

  1. Nice hiding spot! Ancient continent found under the Indian Ocean. (BBC)
  2. Every Monday should start with a cute penguin cam. (Mother Nature Network)
  3. My, what a long neck you have. How dinosaurs grew the world’s longest necks. (Science World Report)
  4. Another impact of a hotter, wetter climate: a loss in labor capacity. (Guardian)
  5. The San Francisco 49ers turn to the sun for power in their new stadium. (Clean Technica)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, January 4

Written by | January 4th, 2013

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We’re “shaking our tail feathers” reading today’s green news. Hey, it’s just that kind of Cool Green Morning!

  1. Do you own a plug-in vehicle yet? U.S. sales tripled in 2012. (TreeHugger)
  2. More than 70 bird hotspots need to be restored as a result of Hurricane Sandy. (Green)
  3. Dinosaurs might have shaken their tail feathers to court mates. (Wired)
  4. Chilling effect: Warmer winters could ruin fruit. (Grist)
  5. Australia is home to some wacky animals: kangaroos, wombats and now the western long-beaked echidna. (Mongabay)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, October 5

Written by | October 5th, 2012

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Brew a cup of tea, add a dollop of blue honey (yes, blue) and read today’s green news.

  1. An upside to this summer’s droughts? More brilliant fall foliage. (National Geographic)
  2. M&M’s blamed for green and blue honey in France. (TreeHugger)
  3. New dinosaur identified as a cross between a bird, a vampire and a porcupine. (Washington Post)
  4. Wait a minute… are electric cars bad for the environment? (Guardian)
  5. Models at Paris Fashion Week strutted down a solar panel catwalk. (CleanTechnica)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, May 7

Written by | May 7th, 2012

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In today’s green news, we travel from the farm to the barrel.

  1. Do you know where your favorite beer comes from? (Grist)
  2. Enjoy these super awesome photos of Saturday’s supermoon. (Guardian)
  3. Dinosaurs could have warmed the planet with their flatulence. (BBC Nature)
  4. What if protecting an endangered species had huge economic implications? (Washington Post)
  5. Wow. This floating recycled movie theater is awesome. (Mother Nature Network)

 

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, March 1

Written by | March 1st, 2012

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Extra, extra! Here are today’s top green news headlines.

  1. Higher temps mean more Americans now believe in climate change. (TreeHugger)
  2. Kill owls to save endangered owls? (CNN)
  3. Indonesia’s tiger habitat pulped for paper products. (Guardian)
  4. Super-sized flea fossils feasted on dinosaur blood. (Nature.com)
  5. Research shows active video games don’t make kids active. (TG Daily)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, December 20

Written by | December 20th, 2011

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Permafrost thaw — just how scary is it?

  1. Melting permafrost is one of the least understood facets of climate change. (Washington Post)
  2. Before dinosaurs, there were dicynodonts. (The Telegraph)
  3. These tiny spiders aren’t fat, they’re just big-brained! (National Geographic)
  4. Camera trap films the nocturnal and secretive pygmy hippo. (Mongabay)
  5. 40% of existing landscapes will change from one major ecosystem to another due to global warming. (TreeHugger)

Bird Brains to the Rescue

Written by | January 28th, 2009

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When thinking about all of the challenges in conservation — climate changing, habitats being lost, populations increasing — it can seem like a lot of doom and gloom. Especially when discussing extinction. But in these optimistic days, it is good to see signs of hope. Like in this recent article on a study (pdf) by […]

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