Tag: environmental news

The Green Buzz: Tuesday, July 16

Written by | July 16th, 2013

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A world without monarch butterflies is a very sad and colorless world.

  1. How sand dunes and coral reefs are standing up to coastal storms. (National Geographic)
  2. Monarch butterfly populations down to lowest numbers in 20 years. (Mongabay)
  3. To create or not create marine reserves in Antarctica, that is the question. (BBC Nature)
  4. What’s hiding in the ocean’s deep waters? Lionfish, unfortunately. (Washington Post)
  5. Solar parks as bee havens — killing two birds with one stone. (TreeHugger)

The Green Buzz: Tuesday, July 9

Written by | July 9th, 2013

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“The Green Buzz” takes on a new meaning today with the discovery of green deserts. #weird

  1. Coal burning cuts lives by five years in northern China. (Bloomberg)
  2. Have you seen a green desert before? Blame climate change. (Science World Report)
  3. Hiding 4km below sea level, this Antarctic lake may hold fish. (BBC)
  4. Ancient underwater forest discovered off the coast of Alabama. (Huffington Post)
  5. Will climate change make hurricanes more frequent and intense? (TIME)

The Green Buzz: Tuesday, July 2

Written by | July 2nd, 2013

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In today’s green news, we learn of a unique way save coral reefs. Mind. Blown.

  1. El Niño and climate change. Is there a connection? (BusinessWeek)
  2. How a giant tree’s death sparked the conservation movement 160 years ago. (Guardian)
  3. After you die, your remains can help save a coral reef. (Grist)
  4. Can a $7 billion pledge power Africa? (CNN)
  5. If you live in the south, beware: crazy ants are on the loose. (USA Today)

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: Tuesday, June 18

Written by | June 18th, 2013

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In today’s green news, we learn two more reasons why clean air is so incredibly important.

  1. This just in: autism and air pollution linked. (Bloomberg Businessweek)
  2. Is mandatory food composting coming soon to NYC? (NY Times)
  3. Singapore pollution hits 16-year high and all signs point to forest fires. (Huffington Post Green)
  4. Students motivate Crayola to color the world a little greener with new recycling program. (TreeHugger)
  5. North America and Europe to become besties and join together — literally — in 220 million years. (RedOrbit)

The Green Buzz: Tuesday, June 11

Written by | June 11th, 2013

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We’re buzzing about today’s green news. Unfortunately, the bees are not…

  1. 31% of managed bee colonies have been lost this season. (Chicago Tribune)
  2. Super-sized mosquitoes (20 times their typical size!) arrive in Florida. (TIME)
  3. Rooting for the underdog? Here are 10 of the least-visited national parks. (The Daily Green)
  4. How having fewer trees around may be bad for your health. (PBS)
  5. Meet the world’s most dangerous oceans. (Huffington Post Green)

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: Thursday, May 30

Written by | May 30th, 2013

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In today’s green news, we meet a swashbuckling new species.

  1. New pirate ant — eyepatch included! — discovered in the Philippines. (National Geographic)
  2. Kenya cracks down on poachers: increases fines by 2,500%. (Mongabay)
  3. Can you name the first bird ever discovered? This Jurassic fossil may help. (Nature)
  4. Make quick like a fox. Conservation efforts save dwarf foxes from extinction in record time. (TreeHugger)
  5. Google Street View takes you to the Galapagos Islands from the comfort of your desk chair. (Guardian)

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, May 29

Written by | May 29th, 2013

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Today we’re buzzing about everything from wacky animal mating habits to Mount Everest trash.

  1. Nature’s wackiest and weirdest life cycles — and you thought cicadas were odd. (Wired)
  2. 60 years of climbers have turned Everest into the world’s tallest trash heap. (TIME)
  3. Arctic shipping is set to grow more than 30-fold over the next 8 years. (Huffington Post Green)
  4. Move over, Ben Franklin: electricity from kites is back. (Conservation Magazine)
  5. Apple boosts environmental efforts and hires former EPA head Lisa Jackson. (Washington Post)

The Green Buzz: Tuesday, May 21

Written by | May 21st, 2013

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Sea turtles, bees and tigers: it’s an animal-centric green news day!

  1. Did your most loved animal make the list of the world’s favorite species? (ARKive)
  2. A Florida man captures the largest (think: 18-feet) Burmese python ever. (Huffington Post)
  3. They’re back! Leatherback sea turtles are making a comeback in the Caribbean. (Science World Report)
  4. Honeybees have many hidden talents, including finding unexploded mines in Croatia. (Businessweek)
  5. Why did penguins stop flying? (National Geographic)
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