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The Green Buzz: Friday, Septemeber 27

Written by | September 27th, 2013

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What’s happening in the land of green news today?

  1. Strongest evidence to date: humans responsible for climate change. (CNN)
  2. Using goats as eco-friendly mowers is catching on. (TreeHugger)
  3. Livestock steroids may be found more in our rivers and lakes than we thought. (Nature)
  4. What the rest of the world can learn from Europe’s key animal comebacks. (BBC)
  5. USDA approves new trap in attempt to catch the Burmese python. (Nature World News)

The Green Buzz: Tuesday, September 10

Written by | September 10th, 2013

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What’s the likelihood that another Sandy could hit? Find out in today’s green news

  1. The probability of a Sandy-like storm surge is already double what it was in 1950, thanks to climate change. (Washington Post)
  2. Could this farmer’s trick fix farms and help abate the effects of climate change? (Grist)
  3. Europe has banned bee-killing pesticides and now those pesticide makers are suing. (TreeHugger)
  4. Bye Bye: More than 2700 people apply for a one-way trip to Mars. (NBC News)
  5. Amazing photos: Jaguar stalks and kills caiman in Brazil. (National Geographic)

Nature’s Code: Seeing The Forest Through The Trees

Written by | June 20th, 2013

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Could you leave the city-life and live in a forest full-time? Thomas Backlund shares his story of leaving his apartment and job to get closer to nature.

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)

Nature Photo of the Week: Beauty with Age

Written by | May 2nd, 2013

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We are wowed by the juxtaposition of this photograph: dark craggly rock in the foreground against the clear, bright blue skies. Flickr photographer rajalqadar captured this stunning image of the Almafi Coast in Italy.

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, September 18

Written by | September 18th, 2012

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Today we’re watching a remake of The Green Slime. But in real life (sadly).

  1. Despite good intentions, are wildlife trade bans affecting some species in a negative way? (Mongabay)
  2. Toxic green slime has taken over America’s lakes. Again. (Grist)
  3. Not happy with your job? Take a cue from honeybees and try a job swap! (Nature)
  4. Construction is underway at Europe’s largest man-made coastal reserve. (Guardian)
  5. One buzz-worthy topic takes over the conservation field: impact investing. (Huffington Post Green)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, January 11

Written by | January 11th, 2012

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Climate change: great for anchovy populations, not so great for the rest of us.

  1. Anchovies are making a North Sea comeback. Thanks, climate change? (Conservation Mag)
  2. Some rare good news for rhinos– none were poached in Nepal last year! (Mongabay)
  3. The “doomsday clock” jumped a minute forward. Why? Climate change. (CleanTechnica)
  4. President Obama visited EPA staff to let them know he still cares. (Green)
  5. Oil rigs could possibly be responsible for turning migratory land-based birds into shark snacks. (Wired)

Nature Photo of the Week: Viti Crater, Iceland

Written by | January 6th, 2012

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What a spectacular view! Flickr user Steve S Meyer photographed the impressive Viti crater in Iceland and shared the photo through The Nature Conservancy’s Flickr group. Thanks for this gorgeous shot! See all of The Nature Conservancy’s featured daily nature images—submitted to the Conservancy’s Flickr group by people like you—at my.nature.org. And get inspired to […]

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, November 29

Written by | November 29th, 2011

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Still recovering from all that Green Gift Monday excitement? Here’s some cool green news to get your day started.

  1. Stare in awe at 2011′s top 10 oddest life-form discoveries. (National Geographic)
  2. Life’s not always a circus: Ringling Brothers allegedly violate the Animal Welfare Act. (Huffington Post Green)
  3. London fights air pollution with… glue? (Grist)
  4. It’s 65 degrees in D.C. today and not surprisingly, 2011 is tied for the 10th hottest year. (Washington Post)
  5. Sea creature-inspired robot bends and squeezes under obstacles. (BBC)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, November 15

Written by | November 15th, 2011

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Happy America Recycles Day!

  1. The average family throws away 6 trees worth of paper a year. (Mother Nature Network)
  2. The new map reveals the spread of contamination from Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant meltdowns. (CNN)
  3. Can algae serve as the fuel and food of the future? (Scientific American)
  4. A former Nazi bunker is set to become Europe’s largest renewable energy plant. (TreeHugger)
  5. This Thanksgiving, skip the side of BPA by omitting certain canned ingredients. (Consumer Reports)
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