Tag: elephant poaching

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, October 9

Written by | October 9th, 2013

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It’s a weird, wild world in today’s green news.

  1. Even Antarctica is affected by the government shutdown. (NPR)
  2. Tanzania’s government minister has a suggestion for how to deal with poachers. (TreeHugger)
  3. This Austin, TX, college professor really wants his students to understand sustainability. (Grist)
  4. Cyborg cockroaches? For kids? There’s an ethics argument for that. (Wired)
  5. This infographic shows the real costs of environmental disasters. (MNN)

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, August 13

Written by | August 13th, 2013

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The Great Wall of China will have to wait. How air pollution is deterring tourists — that and more, in today’s Buzz.

  1. China’s tourism takes a hit. The cause? Air pollution. (Forbes)
  2. Feds declare fishery disaster for Florida oyster industry. (Huffington Post Green)
  3. Did you know… an elephant is killed by poachers every 15 minutes? (TreeHugger)
  4. How a boom in urban beekeeping could be doing bees more harm than good. (BBC Nature)
  5. Let’s end today’s news with some fun GIFs! Check out these camera trap GIFs of Serengeti animals. (National Geographic)

Elephants Are Glad for Today

Written by | July 31st, 2013

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It’s World Ranger Day, a day to honor and thank the wildlife rangers who are fighting the war on poaching — and the extinction of elephants.

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, May 15

Written by | May 15th, 2013

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Elephant poachers, take note.

  1. Elephants may be growing more aggressive to those who pose a threat. (Huffington Post)
  2. Cuts in volcano monitoring? Thanks, sequester. (MNN)
  3. The North and South Poles are shifting. Take a wild guess as to why… (Scientific American)
  4. Awww! A pod of whales has adopted a deformed bottlenose dolphin. (National Geographic)
  5. Struggling to be leaders in conservation with a circus-y past — what’s the future of zoos? (Conservation Magazine)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, January 9

Written by | January 9th, 2013

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Grab that coffee and get yer green news fix.

  1. You know the elephant poaching in Kenya? The worst poaching incident yet happened yesterday. (Mongabay)
  2. American Petroleum Institute says U.S. is poised be self-sufficient in liquid fuels…as long as the government doesn’t intervene with enviro-regulations. (Green)
  3. Our wireless addiction is creating a big e-waste problem. (Treehugger)
  4. 2012 was hot, really hot. In fact, 2012 was the hottest year on record in the U.S. — and by a long shot. (Christian Science Monitor)
  5. Arctic drilling is getting an expedited, high-level review to help inform future permits in the Arctic. (Environmental News Service)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, December 13

Written by | December 13th, 2012

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It’s a diverse–and sometimes strange–Cool Green Morning.

  1. Amazing, or just plain scary? Scientists are engineering trees that can produce their own light. Frankentrees, anyone? (Treehugger)
  2. Looking to widen your natural knowledge in 2013? Check out 10 of the best college environmental programs in the U.S. (MNN)
  3. White-nose syndrome in bats has been likened to AIDS in humans. (The Daily Green)
  4. Enter your address into the new online Flood Tool and see if you’re at risk for future flooding. (Green)
  5. Why, why, why? Elephant poaching surged to record levels in 2011, and shows no sign of slowing. (Huffington Post)

De-Tusking Mountain Bull

Written by | November 26th, 2012

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As long as demand for ivory persists, the future of tens of thousands of elephants in Africa is far from certain. We cannot afford to lose many more.

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, October 23

Written by | October 23rd, 2012

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Green ice cream, poop jokes and talking whales — we’re having that kind of Cool Green Morning.

  1. Russian spacecraft has an unlikely crew: 32 fish hitch a ride to space. (MSNBC)
  2. Beluga whale mimics a human’s voice — we dare you to listen without smiling! (National Geographic)
  3. Beetles dance on poop balls (yes, poop) to stay cool. (LiveScience)
  4. Ben & Jerry’s ice cream becomes even greener with their new B corporation status. (TreeHugger)
  5. A whopping 1,209 elephant tusks confiscated from poachers. (Mongabay)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, December 29

Written by | December 29th, 2011

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Lettuce, tomato, ketchup, and hold the “pink slime.”

  1. A brainless fish among the aquatic wonders found in Scottish waters. (Guardian)
  2. The rapier wielding sawshark is one of the cool new species found in 2011. (National Geographic)
  3. Three fast food chains have stopped using “pink slime” in burger meat. (Grist)
  4. 2011 was a record-setting year for elephant poaching. (BBC)
  5. Spend the rest of the day looking at the cutest animal pictures of the year. (The Telegraph)
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