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The Green Buzz: Friday, October 25

Written by | October 25th, 2013

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A beautiful island loses its rats, chemical exposure may be making us fat.

  1. Arctic temperatures in the summer are now the highest in at least 44,000 years. (Live Science)
  2. There’s been an amazing transformation at a place that used to be called Rat Island. (Discovery News)
  3. Is DDT exposure from the 1950s making us, and many animals, fat today? (Grist)
  4. Dolphins are being illegally slaughtered and used for shark bait. (National Geographic)
  5. 60% of Britain’s most endangered species have declined in numbers over the past 40 years. (Telegraph)

The Green Buzz: Thursday, October 24

Written by | October 24th, 2013

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The green news this morning makes us want to watch “Spaceballs.”

  1. Could an air vacuum fix Beijing’s smog? (Cue mental image of giant spaceship-turned-vacuum cleaner…) (Grist)
  2. Two rarely seen oarfish have washed up on California’s coast this month — are they trying to tell us something? (The Daily Beast)
  3. Even edible plants like morels, rhubarb and potatoes have enough toxins to make us sick. (NPR)
  4. One of the largest inland oil spills in the U.S. raises detection concerns. (New York Times)
  5. The most distant galaxy yet (and it’s head-spinningly far away) has been discovered by a team of international scientists. (BBC News)

The Green Buzz: Tuesday, October 22

Written by | October 22nd, 2013

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Epic smog and epic food waste — it’s a tough morning in the land of green news (we’ll end on a positive note though!).

  1. Is there a direct link between Australia’s bushfires and climate change? (CNN)
  2. Here’s what China’s epic smog looks like from space. (Grist)
  3. It’s a battle of redwoods vs. red wine as California’s climate changes. (NPR)
  4. Tesco unveils their absolutely staggering food waste figures — and hopes to cut back. (Telegraph)
  5. In Gabon and the Republic of Congo, the reintroduction of captive gorillas appears to be working. (Mongabay)

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, October 9

Written by | October 9th, 2013

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It’s a weird, wild world in today’s green news.

  1. Even Antarctica is affected by the government shutdown. (NPR)
  2. Tanzania’s government minister has a suggestion for how to deal with poachers. (TreeHugger)
  3. This Austin, TX, college professor really wants his students to understand sustainability. (Grist)
  4. Cyborg cockroaches? For kids? There’s an ethics argument for that. (Wired)
  5. This infographic shows the real costs of environmental disasters. (MNN)

The Green Buzz: Thursday, October 3

Written by | October 3rd, 2013

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Today’s green news is filled with weird climate change effects and, yes, zombies.

  1. The world’s oceans are declining much faster than anyone thought, thanks to climate change, overfishing and pollution. (BBC News)
  2. Turns out car exhaust is confusing honeybees to death. (The Atlantic Cities)
  3. More bad news for bees: these huge Asian hornets are stinging people to death and killing bees in Europe. Yikes! (Grist)
  4. What can zombies teach us about the spread of disease? A lot, apparently. (MNN)
  5. As sea ice shrinks, tens of thousands of walruses are gathering on land. (National Geographic)

The Green Buzz: Thursday, September 26

Written by | September 26th, 2013

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It keeps happening, so we’re going to continue to talk poaching in today’s green news.

  1. More than 80 elephants were killed when poachers used cyanide to poison their water hole. (BBC News)
  2. Ancient fish fossil found in China shows the first face on an animal! (National Geographic)
  3. This poor gorilla was hand-raised by humans and has no gorilla friends. (MNN)
  4. More than 37,000 gallons of oil spilled in the wake of the Colorado floods, and there’s a scramble to clean it up. (NPR)
  5. There’s a real problem in the conservation community: a lack of diversity. (Grist)

The Green Buzz: Tuesday, September 24

Written by | September 24th, 2013

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We’ve got some stinky green news this morning for ya. Hold your nose and read on!

  1. Do you smell that? 5 animals with impressively stinky defenses. (Nat Geo)
  2. Why CrossFit may be the greenest gym option out there. (TreeHugger)
  3. Brace yourself: thunder, hail and tornadoes may be on the way. (Grist)
  4. Age ain’t nothing but a number… but the moon is 100 million years younger than thought! (Space)
  5. Reducing greenhouse gas emissions could prevent up to 3 million premature deaths a year. (LiveScience)

The Green Buzz: Monday, September 23

Written by | September 23rd, 2013

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On the first Autumn weekday of 2013, we’ve got quite the green news roundup for you.

  1. The Nature Conservancy and Rare have agreed to merge. (The Nature Conservancy)
  2. Can’t a nuclear plant catch a break? Fukushima hit by a typhoon and, yes, another earthquake. (Grist)
  3. Do you live in one of the most energy-efficient states? Check out the rankings. (National Geographic)
  4. Colorado road repairs are beginning on the 500 miles of roadways and 50 bridges destroyed during the flood. (Huffington Post)
  5. Oxfam says climate change is worsening hunger around the world. (Bloomberg)

The Green Buzz: Thursday, September 12

Written by | September 12th, 2013

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Newly discovered fresh water, trip-planning orangutans and a deadly molasses spill, all in today’s green news.

  1. Trying to get your kids outside more? Maybe you need to turn back the tech clock like these parents did… (MNN)
  2. Huge supplies of fresh water were just discovered in a drought-plagued region of Kenya. (New York Times)
  3. Worried about your travel carbon footprint? Try choosing smaller airlines. (Grist)
  4. Smart monkeys: Orangutans plan their travel routes ahead of time. (LA Times)
  5. Huge molasses spill in Hawai’i kills fish, could attract sharks. (Fox News)

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, September 11

Written by | September 11th, 2013

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In today’s green news: it might be time to change your diet, what really happened to woolly mammoths, and how you can win $2 million.

  1. Exxon has been charged with illegally dumping 50,000 gallons of wastewater in Pennsylvania. (Bloomberg)
  2. FDA confirms arsenic in rice, but says don’t worry about it. (Grist)
  3. Could climate change have caused the demise of the woolly mammoth? (BBC News)
  4. This actor asked too many questions about illegal deforestation in Indonesia and was threatened with deportation. (Guardian)
  5. Can you figure out what is going on with ocean acidification? Then you could win $2 million. (MNN)
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