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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)

The Green Buzz: Tuesday, July 30

Written by | July 30th, 2013

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In today’s Green Buzz: massive mushrooms, monogamous mammals and more!

  1. Cute animal video alert! Bears attend impromptu back-scratching party. (TreeHugger)
  2. Why has monogamy evolved in mammals? Hint: it’s not because of love. (Discovery News)
  3. Discovered: a massive 33-pound fungus. Holy mushroom! (Huffington Post)
  4. Wolves return to Yellowstone National Park and the grizzly bears are happy. (BBC)
  5. Snow leopards and wild yaks becoming ‘fashion victims.’ (The Guardian)

The Green Buzz: Thursday, July 11

Written by | July 11th, 2013

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From ugly animals to a national park on the moon, we’ve got your green news!

  1. Lorax wanted. Because Amazon deforestation has dramatically increased in countries outside of Brazil. (Mongabay)
  2. Pictures: Newly formed Ugly Animal Protection Society says these guys need saving, too. (Discovery News)
  3. Do we have to save one species over another to protect America’s wilderness? (NPR)
  4. Far out: U.S. lawmakers propose a national lunar park to protect artifacts left on the moon by NASA astronauts. (MNN)
  5. China and the U.S. have agreed to work together to capture carbon dioxide spewing from their respective power plants. (Bloomberg)

The Green Buzz: Monday, July 8

Written by | July 8th, 2013

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We’ve got some “shocking” green news for you this Monday morning.

  1. A static charge — derived from insects’ flapping wings — helps spider webs catch prey. (Discovery News)
  2. Why were 50,000 bumblebees found dead in a parking lot? (TreeHugger)
  3. Agriculture runoff + water quality scientists = a possible answer as to what agricultural pollution is doing to our freshwater sources. (NPR)
  4. PETA the target of protests for euthanizing animals at its shelter in Virginia. (New York Times)
  5. Still need summer vacation plans? The 12 must-see views at U.S. National Parks should help. (MNN)

The Green Buzz: Tuesday, June 25

Written by | June 25th, 2013

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In today’s green news: are plants smarter than humans?

  1. The case of the missing red panda: closed. Phew! (USA Today)
  2. Plants flex their math skills at night to control their food supplies. (Discovery News)
  3. Superstorms bring power outages — and another reason to design better insulated buildings. (TreeHugger)
  4. 61 years of searching and hoping, researcher photographs an endangered right whale in Canada. (LiveScience)
  5. See Sunday’s Supermoon in a series of super images. (National Geographic)

The Green Buzz: Friday, June 21

Written by | June 21st, 2013

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Seeing as how today is the longest day of the year, you definitely have time to read up on some green news!

  1. How do you stop pollution in China? You won’t believe this extreme new idea. (Reuters)
  2. Urban forests help save at least one person from dying every year. (Grist)
  3. Everything you need to know about Sunday’s Supermoon. (Huffington Post)
  4. 25,000 bumble bees found dead in Oregon. Are pesticides to blame? (Discovery News)
  5. It’s not everyday you see a galaxy in the shape of a penguin! (National Geographic)

The Green Buzz: Friday, June 7

Written by | June 7th, 2013

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Today we’re rocking out to The Doors while rounding up today’s top five green news stories. Let us explain:

  1. Record-breaking mako shark caught in CA. Conservation debate ensues. (National Geographic)
  2. As if being a rockstar isn’t cool enough, a new lizard is named after Jim Morrison. (Discovery News)
  3. Ten new Guardian enviro blogs you must start following. Like, right now. (Guardian)
  4. LED lights for the win! $675 million in saved energy costs in 2012 thanks to LEDs. (TreeHugger)
  5. In climate news, stalagmites are the new tree rings. (Mother Jones)

The Green Buzz: Tuesday, May 7

Written by | May 7th, 2013

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Serving up lots of cool, breaking green news today. Read on!

  1. Would you like a side of mercury with that? Arctic foxes on the decline due to their diet. (BBC Nature)
  2. Case closed: climate change, not aboriginal people, killed off Australia’s megafauna. (The Australian)
  3. In cool bat tongue news, high-speed video reveals interesting feeding technique. (Scientific American)
  4. Jackson Pollock, watch your back. This retired race horse is now an abstract painter. (Discovery News)
  5. And today’s green news wouldn’t be complete without THE guide to sustainable beer. Cheers! (Grist)

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, April 24

Written by | April 24th, 2013

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We’ve got interesting bedfellows in today’s green news.

  1. PETA has bought stock in Sea World, and now has a seat at shareholder meetings. (Huffington Post)
  2. A fish previously thought to be extinct is making a comeback in Nevada. (The New York Times)
  3. Sick of traffic? You could hover over congestion in this car. (Discovery News)
  4. A 6-year old boy’s day off of school was made exciting thanks to an alligator attack (and he’s ok). (NPR)
  5. And as long as there’s no alligator attacks, nature makes kids healthier. (MNN)

The Green Buzz: Monday, April 22

Written by | April 22nd, 2013

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It may be Monday, but it’s also Earth Day! Happy Earth Day!

  1. Still looking for a way to celebrate Earth Day? What about simply eating lunch outside today? (The Nature Conservancy)
  2. The evolution of Earth Day: these photos show a spirit of protecting nature that is unlikely to wane. (Huffington Post)
  3. Ahhh. It’s nice to know there are still some wild, untouched places left in the world. (Discovery News)
  4. Saudi Arabia plans to become the world’s leader in clean energy production. (MNN)
  5. The fourth state has filed suit against BP for damages over its massive Gulf oil spill. (Bloomberg)
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