Tag: Discovery News

The Green Buzz: Thursday, April 18

Written by | April 18th, 2013

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Tasty invasives, confused koalas and green banks are all in this morning’s green news.

  1. Snail soup? Grilled lionfish? That’s right: one way to combat invasive species is to eat them. (Discovery News)
  2. It IS easy being green, especially when you check out these 20 things you didn’t know you could recycle. (MNN)
  3. Heartbreaking: Why is this koala so confused? (Treehugger)
  4. These monkeys can detect human hunters. (BBC Nature)
  5. Is your bank green? Check out the world’s top 20 green banks. (Bloomberg)

The Green Buzz: Thursday, April 11

Written by | April 11th, 2013

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Need to clear your mind? This morning’s green news will do just that.

  1. Go find some green space because a walk in the park can literally fix a fuzzy brain. (Treehugger)
  2. This may fuzz it right back up, though: Kansas proposes a bill to outlaw sustainability. (Bloomberg)
  3. The Great Lakes is home to a plastic garbage patch similar to the one that plagues the Pacific. (MNN)
  4. The Exxon pipeline rupture in Arkansas “substantially bigger” than previously thought. (Huffington Post)
  5. Fascinating! White sharks scavenge on whales and this cool video teaches how important this behavior may be. (Discovery News)

The Green Buzz: Thursday, March 21

Written by | March 21st, 2013

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Bushmeat, lightbulbs and great whites are buzzing in the green news this morning.

  1. CITES’ progress this year included these five breakthroughs for wildlife. (MNN)
  2. Still thinking about “greening” your light bulbs? Think no more: there are new reasons to change your light bulbs. (New York Times)
  3. Bushmeat hunting is changing the ecology of rainforests. (Huffington Post)
  4. Coal no more: Los Angeles is ditching this fossil fuel by 2025. (Grist)
  5. Hungry predator: Great whites eat three to four times more food than previously thought. (Discovery News)

The Green Buzz: Thursday, March 7

Written by | March 7th, 2013

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Here’s what’s on our radar this morning:

  1. The percentage of adults who are alarmed by climate change has grown since 2010, says a new study. (Discovery News)
  2. That’s good, because another side effect of climate change? Ships could navigate through the North Pole by 2050. (Scientific American)
  3. Two-thirds of African forest elephants have been killed in the last 10 years. (Treehugger)
  4. Los Angeles’ Unified school district is serving only vegetarian food on Mondays. (MNN)
  5. What do Obama’s cabinet picks say about his promise for a greener second term? (Christian Science Monitor)

The Green Buzz: Monday, March 4

Written by | March 4th, 2013

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Extra, extra, get your green news here!

  1. Thailand’s prime minister pledges to ban ivory trade. (NY Times)
  2. Can you guess how many sharks are killed illegally each year? (RedOrbit)
  3. Female chimps = mean girls?! Turns out they are more negative when communicating with other females. (BBC Nature)
  4. 2013 may be another bad year for the invasive and annoying stinkbug. (National Geographic)
  5. How a soccer ball could power the world. (Discovery News)

The Green Buzz: Friday, February 22

Written by | February 22nd, 2013

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Buzzing flowers, monster goldfish and toxic mice — we’ve got it all and more in today’s green news.

  1. Flower power! Bumblebees and flowers communicate through electric fields. (Discovery News)
  2. Monster goldfish invade Lake Tahoe — it sounds like a movie title, but it’s a reality. (Huffington Post Green)
  3. Toxic mice airdrop aims to exterminate Guam’s venomous snakes. (NBCNews)
  4. Scientists discover the smallest (and most adorable!) planet yet. (TIME)
  5. Bottlenose dolphins refer to each other by name. (Wired)

The Green Buzz: Thursday, February 21

Written by | February 21st, 2013

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Wake up, smell the coffee, hear the birdsong and get your Green Buzz on.

  1. There’s a reason that birdsong sounds so pleasant to our ears. Could our own language have evolved from it? (Phys.org)
  2. Buy a new car, get solar panels for your home. Nice! (New York Times)
  3. U.S. Republicans: are you listening? China just announced plans for a carbon tax. (Grist)
  4. Could the sequester affect the environment? That, and science and your health. (MNN)
  5. Thanks to a coffee fungus (eww), that cup of joe you’re drinking is in danger. (Discovery News)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, January 17

Written by | January 17th, 2013

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Here’s what has caught our attention this morning in the world of green news.

  1. A river otter has returned to San Franscisco – the first in decades. A sign of progress in water quality? (Christian Science Monitor)
  2. From a traffic nightmare to a commuter’s paradise: which city won this year’s Sustainable Transport Award? (National Geographic)
  3. Check out these photos and learn how to evict invasive species. (Discovery News)
  4. Did your aquarium fish just croak? Do the oceans a favor and don’t flush him down the toilet! (Our Amazing Planet)
  5. Want clean drinking water for cheap? Invest in natural resources. (Forest Trends)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, January 11

Written by | January 11th, 2013

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In: cash for snakes. Out: plastic bottles. Yep, just another quirky green news roundup.

  1. Killing pythons for cash? Florida puts a bounty on the Burmese python. (Bloomberg)
  2. From dreadful heat in Brazil to flooding in Pakistan, an in-depth look at 2012′s extreme weather. (NY Times)
  3. Cheers! Concord, Mass becomes the first US city to ban plastic bottles. (TreeHugger)
  4. Innovative and eco-friendly: Dutch “smart highway” glows in the dark. (LiveScience)
  5. The Pacific bluefin tuna population has declined by 96%. (Discovery News)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, January 3

Written by | January 3rd, 2013

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What does the fiscal cliff, a certain plastic cup and shipping lanes have in common? They’re all green. (No, really!)

  1. A Conservancy river scientist and his family explore how to balance conservation and development on the mighty Mekong River. (Green)
  2. The deal to pull us off the fiscal cliff included 6 environmental perks. (MNN)
  3. Extra, extra! Get your reusable Starbucks plastic cup for $1! Let’s just hope folks really reuse them… (Huffingon Post)
  4. A major collaboration has resulted in the altering of shipping lanes in the Pacific Ocean to protect whales. (Discovery News)
  5. The first meteor shower of 2013 peaks tonight! (National Geographic)
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