Tag: endangered species

The Green Buzz: Monday, March 25

Written by | March 25th, 2013

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BABY ANIMALS!

  1. Welcome to the world, new little baby endangered Rothschild giraffe! (Associated Press, via Christian Science Monitor)
  2. This chicken’s dad is a duck. (As far as we know, the giraffe’s father is a giraffe.) (Treehugger)
  3. Timely: Is it cruel to kill insects? (Grist)
  4. Here’s what the president can–and should– do to combat climate change. (Scientific American)
  5. Alligators hate treadmills. Alligators: they’re just like us! (Wired)

The Green Buzz: Monday, March 11

Written by | March 11th, 2013

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Use that extra daylight to catch up on your green news:

  1. In his latest column, Tom Friedman gives Mark Tercek‘s new book, Nature’s Fortune, a shout-out. (New York Times)
  2. Rainforests could be more resilient to climate change than previously thought– but only if we leave them alone. (Mongabay)
  3. Three “lucky” species of endangered sharks are now protected by a new global agreement. (Associated Press/Christian Science Monitor)
  4. Ask Umbra takes on a tough question: Is there hope for us on this planet? (Grist)
  5. Nothing brightens up a dreary Monday morning more than interspecies friendship. (Treehugger)

The Green Buzz: Thursday, February 7

Written by | February 7th, 2013

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Here’s looking at you, kid…frontwards and backwards and every which way in between…

  1. Owls can rotate their heads 270 degrees without breaking blood vessels or tearing tendons…and here’s why. (National Geographic)
  2. Want to see who is polluting what, and how much, in your state? Look no further. (Environmental Protection Agency)
  3. New York City officials are considering a ban on styrofoam. (Huffington Post)
  4. Nano-powdered donuts? As in nano-particles on our powdered donuts? Should we worry? (Scientific American)
  5. California great white sharks are now an endangered species. (MNN)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, December 27

Written by | December 27th, 2012

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Today’s green news is inspiring us to make green New Year’s resolutions. Ones we’ll actually keep.

  1. 2012 will be known as the costliest year for weather disasters in the US. (Huffington Post Green)
  2. “Wrap with care, save the polar bear” — a safe sex campaign aims to save endangered species. (Technorati)
  3. Speaking of polar bears, is climate change or poaching their biggest enemy? (BBC Nature)
  4. 15 green New Year’s resolutions worth keeping. (The Daily Green)
  5. Put down the electronics! Four days in nature improves creativity by 50%. (Mother Nature Network)

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)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, November 28

Written by | November 28th, 2012

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It’s an interesting day in the world of Cool Green news. Check it out!

  1. African Lions are moving close to U.S. Endangered Species Act protection. (Scientific American)
  2. Did you know there are drunken forests? And they’re related to a “permafrost problem” (and, of course, climate change)? (Green)
  3. And in other climate change news: could marine cloud machines cool the planet? (Mongabay)
  4. We can now add the world’s largest freshwater ecosystem to the list of places affected by plastic pollution. (Discovery News)
  5. Huge, new levees in New Orleans are almost finished — but they’ll require major funding for upkeep. (Huffington Post)

Searching for Africa’s Most Endangered Antelope

Written by | November 9th, 2012

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In the late 1970s, the hirola population was estimated to be nearly 16,000. Today, fewer than 400 individual animals are believed to remain, making the hirola the world’s most endangered antelope.

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, October 30

Written by | October 30th, 2012

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Sandy is hanging around, changing the coast line in some places, and we’re left wondering…

  1. …Has climate change created this Frankenstorm? (NPR)
  2. This state-by-state impact informs us how Sandy has affected the East Coast. (CNN)
  3. New satellite photos show Sandy’s footprint over the entire Earth. (MNN)
  4. This business entrepreneur is accelerating technology for a greener planet. (Grist)
  5. Once extinct in the wild, Tanzanian toads make a comeback, thanks to American zoos. (Washington Post)

Spotlighting Black-Footed Ferrets in South Dakota

Written by | October 18th, 2012

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Conservancy staffers recount their efforts to help save populations of the endangered — and very elusive — black-footed ferret in South Dakota.

Cool Green Morning: Friday, October 12

Written by | October 12th, 2012

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Today we’re happily singing “It’s a green world after all…”

  1. Disney eliminates the use of unsustainable paper. Mickey and Minnie high five. (Huffington Post Green)
  2. Halting the extinction of endangered species isn’t cheap. Think: $80 billion. (Reuters)
  3. Trick or treat? Some Halloween candy is linked to rainforest destruction. (Mongabay)
  4. All you need is a little lightning to make concrete a recyclable material. (TreeHugger)
  5. Almost 100 invasive species call the River Thames home. (RedOrbit)
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