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The Green Buzz: Friday, May 31

Written by | May 31st, 2013

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Green Buzz News Time!

  1. What happens when you ask 14-18 year olds how to debate science? (Guardian)
  2. This bird gives a whole new meaning to the term, “early bird”. (Guardian)
  3. Ok, did you really wanna see that new Will Smith movie? Or just know why humans are on the menu? (Forbes)
  4. George Michael was right (the singer, not the character from Arrested Development), sometimes the clothes do not make the man or in this case, mice. (TreeHugger)
  5. Oakland has a new landmark, a natural science museum for the public. (NPR)

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)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, March 1

Written by | March 1st, 2012

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Extra, extra! Here are today’s top green news headlines.

  1. Higher temps mean more Americans now believe in climate change. (TreeHugger)
  2. Kill owls to save endangered owls? (CNN)
  3. Indonesia’s tiger habitat pulped for paper products. (Guardian)
  4. Super-sized flea fossils feasted on dinosaur blood. (Nature.com)
  5. Research shows active video games don’t make kids active. (TG Daily)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, January 17

Written by | January 17th, 2012

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Busy long weekend? Here are the latest green news headlines.

  1. Lost Darwin fossils found (in a cabinet of all places!). (BBC)
  2. Will the wrecked Costa Concordia cruise ship lead to environmental damage? (TreeHugger)
  3. Every state is number one in something. This cool infographic hands out superlatives. (Mother Nature Network)
  4. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the fight for the environment. (Grist)
  5. Asia’s fish markets drive manta and mobula rays to the brink of extinction. (Green)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, December 20

Written by | December 20th, 2011

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Permafrost thaw — just how scary is it?

  1. Melting permafrost is one of the least understood facets of climate change. (Washington Post)
  2. Before dinosaurs, there were dicynodonts. (The Telegraph)
  3. These tiny spiders aren’t fat, they’re just big-brained! (National Geographic)
  4. Camera trap films the nocturnal and secretive pygmy hippo. (Mongabay)
  5. 40% of existing landscapes will change from one major ecosystem to another due to global warming. (TreeHugger)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, December 8

Written by | December 8th, 2011

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Today’s green news is music to our ears.

  1. With the click of your mouse, you can listen to the sounds of nature. (TreeHugger)
  2. GI Joe and Mr. Potato Head are going green! (GreenBiz)
  3. Plans to construct a dam on the Mekong River in Laos have been put on hold. (Wall Street Journal)
  4. An eye-popping fossil shows this ancient marine hunter had 20/20 vision. (Nature)
  5. You can tell a lot about a country from its lights. (Wired Science)

 

Prehistoric Bison Discovery

Written by | June 12th, 2011

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A surprising find on the Conservancy’s Independence Creek Preserve in West Texas leads to a late-night archaelogical dig… in the pouring rain.

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