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The Green Buzz: Tuesday, September 3

Written by | September 3rd, 2013

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A round-up of Labor Day weekend’s top green news, featuring weird animals and unexpected climate change news.

  1. You won’t believe how this tiny frog hears — it’s not with its ears. (Discovery News)
  2. Hmm…. can climate change actually help hurricanes? (National Geographic)
  3. Seven national parks where the danger of fire is very real. (Grist)
  4. Public anger about China’s smog may be the silver lining they need. (NY Times)
  5. In scary animal news, mammals could be carrying 320,000 viruses awaiting discovery. (BBC)

The Green Buzz: Friday, August 30

Written by | August 30th, 2013

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Stock up on the latest green news before the long Labor Day weekend.

  1. The lowly dung beetle may be the secret weapon in fighting climate change. (Grist)
  2. No need to fear them anymore: NYC to remove Hurricane Sandy “zombie trees.” (The Daily News)
  3. Heading to the beach this weekend? We pack the sunscreen, but what do whales do for sunburns? (Nat Geo)
  4. Discovered: massive canyon found beneath Greenland ice. (BBC)
  5. Wait, is global warming really slowing down? Get the facts. (Mother Jones)

The Green Buzz: Tuesday, August 27

Written by | August 27th, 2013

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Today’s green news round-up reveals an interesting idea for naming hurricanes…

  1. In California, saving this species also means saving seagrass. (BBC)
  2. What if Hurricanes were named after climate change deniers? (Mongabay)
  3. Must see: NASA image reveals how large the devastating Rim Fire really is. (Science World Report)
  4. In the face of ocean acidification, some marine life adapts. (PhysOrg)
  5. Say goodbye to satellites and hello to giant solar-powered planes. (TreeHugger)

The Green Buzz: Tuesday, August 20

Written by | August 20th, 2013

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Lots of climate news in today’s Green Buzz. Depressing climate news. Sigh.

  1. Climate report leaked and shows we’re officially screwing up our planet. (Grist)
  2. Desert plants move to higher ground: is climate change to blame? (Discovery News)
  3. Why Prince William wants his son to embrace conservation issues in Africa. (MNN)
  4. Can a heightened police force end deforestation in the Amazon? (Mongabay)
  5. Scientists spoil all the fun! How “Finding Nemo” isn’t scientifically accurate. (CNN)

The Green Buzz: Friday, August 16

Written by | August 16th, 2013

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Hey, it’s Friday! Let’s celebrate the weekend — and the olinguito — with some green news.

  1. Have you met the cute olinguito, the newest member of the raccoon family yet? (Smithsonian)
  2. Better late than never. The White House goes solar — again. (350.org)
  3. Since 2007, 10 million beehives are gone. The common factor? Pesticides. (Discovery News)
  4. Badgers give archaeologists a hand in Germany. (Daily Mail)
  5. Feel good story of the day: 9 inspiring animals that use prosthetics. (MNN)

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, August 14

Written by | August 14th, 2013

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Has climate change finally had a positive effect on something? We’re buzzing about it in today’s green news.

  1. Kudzu vs. goats. Goats win! Invasive plants have met their match in Washington, DC. (Grist)
  2. This toothy fish has male skinny-dippers in Scandinavia on edge. (CNN)
  3. Climate change triggers growth spurt in two of California’s iconic trees. (LA Times)
  4. Bone-eating worms thrive in the Antarctic. (Nature)
  5. They may be small, but they’re mighty. Stowaway ants on the loose. (BBC Nature)

The Green Buzz: Tuesday, August 13

Written by | August 13th, 2013

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The Great Wall of China will have to wait. How air pollution is deterring tourists — that and more, in today’s Buzz.

  1. China’s tourism takes a hit. The cause? Air pollution. (Forbes)
  2. Feds declare fishery disaster for Florida oyster industry. (Huffington Post Green)
  3. Did you know… an elephant is killed by poachers every 15 minutes? (TreeHugger)
  4. How a boom in urban beekeeping could be doing bees more harm than good. (BBC Nature)
  5. Let’s end today’s news with some fun GIFs! Check out these camera trap GIFs of Serengeti animals. (National Geographic)

The Green Buzz: Tuesday, August 6

Written by | August 6th, 2013

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In today’s green news, we learn that New Zealand doesn’t quite live up to its “100% Pure” slogan.

  1. Dairy scare dings New Zealand’s environmental credentials. (Reuters)
  2. Heart break: the polar bear who died of climate change. (The Guardian)
  3. Meet the most exquisitely weird spiders you’ve ever seen. (Wired Science)
  4. Who wants a bite of the lab-grown hamburger? Mmmm… (Bloomberg)
  5. Six unexpected effects of climate change. (LiveScience)

The Green Buzz: Friday, August 2

Written by | August 2nd, 2013

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What’s going on in the world of green news? Here are 5 green things you need to know.

  1. Climate change doesn’t just make people angry, it makes them violent, too. (CNN)
  2. Wave hello to the first airplane powered by natural gas. (Grist)
  3. Two butterfly species vanish almost overnight. (Mongabay)
  4. BPA-exposure may be worse than we thought. We’re talking “deranged metabolism” here. (The Daily Green)
  5. Polar bears may be the face of climate change, but what about walruses, seals and even caribou? (Discovery News)

The Green Buzz: Tuesday, July 30

Written by | July 30th, 2013

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In today’s Green Buzz: massive mushrooms, monogamous mammals and more!

  1. Cute animal video alert! Bears attend impromptu back-scratching party. (TreeHugger)
  2. Why has monogamy evolved in mammals? Hint: it’s not because of love. (Discovery News)
  3. Discovered: a massive 33-pound fungus. Holy mushroom! (Huffington Post)
  4. Wolves return to Yellowstone National Park and the grizzly bears are happy. (BBC)
  5. Snow leopards and wild yaks becoming ‘fashion victims.’ (The Guardian)
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