Tag: extreme weather

The Green Buzz: Monday, September 9

Written by | September 9th, 2013

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More evidence climate change is changing our weather and the effectiveness of camouflage.

  1. Study of 2012 extreme weather events determines climate change was a factor in half. (National Geographic)
  2. Hundreds of dolphin deaths along the East Coast linked to measles-like virus. (Guardian)
  3. Climate change has hares wearing the wrong color, vulnerable to predators. (NPR)
  4. VIDEO: Is the 10-foot long bobbit worm the ocean’s most disturbing predator? (Wired)
  5. Apparently, drunk moose gangs are a thing and they can threaten humans. (Grist)

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, July 3

Written by | July 3rd, 2013

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Before you head outdoors for the 4th of July, cool off with some green news.

  1. 2001-2010 will be known as the decade of climate extremes. (BBC)
  2. Watch: an incredible high-speed video of birds in flight. (Phys Org)
  3. Cool down with five natural air-conditioning designs inspired by nature. (National Geographic)
  4. How hip hop’s roots are traced back to urban parks. (Grist)
  5. A 200-year-old, 39-pound rockfish caught in Alaska. (Huffington Post)

The Green Buzz: Tuesday, March 26

Written by | March 26th, 2013

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Bizarre sharks, water wars and coastal resiliency — we’re covering all that and more in today’s green news.

  1. Talk about resourceful: see how animals survive some of the most inhospitable conditions on Earth. (BBC Nature)
  2. Banning toxic products in the U.S. just means exporting them to other countries. (Huffington Post Green)
  3. You are not seeing double — that’s a two-headed shark! (Wired)
  4. As population density increases in coastal communities, so does the impact of extreme coastal storms. (NBC News)
  5. Will water will be the source of future conflict in the Middle East? (TreeHugger)

The Green Buzz: Tuesday, February 26

Written by | February 26th, 2013

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Today’s green news is… well, a little wacky.

  1. Dim the lights, we’ve got glow-in-the-dark carnivorous plants! (National Geographic)
  2. Can we officially link wacky weather to global warming? (Guardian)
  3. Federal budget cuts may force some national parks to close their gates. (CNN)
  4. New report evaluates environmental impacts of the world’s largest food companies. The results are not good. (Huffington Post Green)
  5. Are you smarter than an elephant seal? Elephant seals help solve a global climate mystery. (Scientific American)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, January 16

Written by | January 16th, 2013

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From crazy weather to helping wildlife get to the other side, we’ve got the green buzz for you today.

  1. Is this crazy, extreme weather the new norm? (National Geographic)
  2. See a slideshow of the 11 most damaging U.S. weather events of 2012. (Bloomberg)
  3. The inaction on climate change is the fault of environmental groups, says a Harvard sociologist. (Guardian)
  4. So much methane in this Texas well water that you could light it on fire…and yet, the EPA halts its investigation. (Huffington Post)
  5. Roads are becoming safer for wildlife in some places. Check out the infographic! (MNN)

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: Tuesday, October 2

Written by | October 2nd, 2012

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Shrinking fish, extreme weather and green colleges — we’ve got today’s top green news stories for ya.

  1. Careful. Your jaw may drop at these photos of seriously extreme weather. (NASA)
  2. IKEA will be the first retailer to sell only LED lights. (Clean Technica)
  3. Pop quiz: can you guess America’s greenest colleges? (Mother Nature Network)
  4. The Great Barrier Reef has lost half of its coral cover in the past 27 years. (Mongabay)
  5. Fish size shrinking due to climate change. (Christian Science Monitor)

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 22

Written by | November 22nd, 2011

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Drought takes a bite out of your pumpkin pie.

  1. See how your Thanksgiving dinner battled extreme weather this year. (Huffington Post Green)
  2. Truck brands are being forced to tout their efficiency in ads. (Time Science)
  3. Crooked teeth? Blame early farmers. (Wired Science)
  4. 25 million seahorses are sold each year. How much is too much? (Mongabay)
  5. Scotland has an ambitious and admirable goal: 100% renewable energy. (CleanTechnica)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, August 29

Written by | August 29th, 2011

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Good riddance, Irene!

  1. Is climate change making hurricanes stronger? (Green)
  2. In the wake of Hurricane Irene, does New York City need storm surge protection? (DotEarth)
  3. After making a pretty significant wrong turn two months ago, Happy Feet the penguin is finally on his way home. (Treehugger)
  4. Meet the just-discovered Komodo dragon of wasps. (Mongabay)
  5. Do you really need a trashcan liner? Ask Umbra has the scoop. (Grist)
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