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The Green Buzz: Thursday, August 1

Written by | August 1st, 2013

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It’s a new day and a new month, so let’s start it off right with some green news.

  1. Want to get closer to nature? Try following a toddler, for whom “…the dried worm as tragic as a starving polar bear; the walnut shell as mysterious as the queen conch.” (Grist)
  2. Iraq has declared its first national park in the southern marshlands that many call the cradle of civilization. (National Geographic)
  3. Amazon Prime sure is convenient… but is it eco-friendly? (MNN)
  4. The Apollo Lunar Landing Legacy Act has many asking if it’s really time for space environmentalism. (Wired)
  5. The Caribbean has lost 80 percent — that’s right, 80 — of its coral reef cover in recent years. (The Guardian)

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, July 31

Written by | July 31st, 2013

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We’ve got unexpected water pollution, animal “fashion victims” and more in today’s green news.

  1. New EPA head says fighting climate change will create jobs, is good for the economy. (Christian Science Monitor)
  2. Plastic debris collected off the coast of Hawaii could fill a big rig. (NBC News)
  3. Lawyer who beat Chevron in oil pollution case now has Chevron to fear? (The New York Times)
  4. That cashmere you’re wearing is making fashion victims of the already rare snow leopard. (The Guardian)
  5. Got microbeads in your cleansers? So do the Great Lakes. (MNN)

The Green Buzz: Tuesday, July 2

Written by | July 2nd, 2013

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In today’s green news, we learn of a unique way save coral reefs. Mind. Blown.

  1. El Niño and climate change. Is there a connection? (BusinessWeek)
  2. How a giant tree’s death sparked the conservation movement 160 years ago. (Guardian)
  3. After you die, your remains can help save a coral reef. (Grist)
  4. Can a $7 billion pledge power Africa? (CNN)
  5. If you live in the south, beware: crazy ants are on the loose. (USA Today)

The Green Buzz: Friday, June 7

Written by | June 7th, 2013

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Today we’re rocking out to The Doors while rounding up today’s top five green news stories. Let us explain:

  1. Record-breaking mako shark caught in CA. Conservation debate ensues. (National Geographic)
  2. As if being a rockstar isn’t cool enough, a new lizard is named after Jim Morrison. (Discovery News)
  3. Ten new Guardian enviro blogs you must start following. Like, right now. (Guardian)
  4. LED lights for the win! $675 million in saved energy costs in 2012 thanks to LEDs. (TreeHugger)
  5. In climate news, stalagmites are the new tree rings. (Mother Jones)

The Green Buzz: Tuesday, June 4

Written by | June 4th, 2013

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Dogs saving penguins and rock stars saving badgers. Today was a good day.

  1. Found out why the Navy is trying to crack the secrets of the cicada song. (Live Science)
  2. WATCH: Two rock hall of famers and a nature film legend have a new song about badgers. (Guardian)
  3. Scientists find rare butterfly off Biscayne Bay, may be able to save it from extinction. (Miami Herald)
  4. Two dogs are protecting the endangered Little Penguin. If you don’t like this story you hate everything! (Grist)
  5. Lake Michigan’s invasive lamprey larvae are being poisoned by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. (AP via Marshfield News Herald)

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)

The Green Buzz: Friday, May 24

Written by | May 24th, 2013

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You might need the entire long weekend to catch those newly evolved cockroaches.

  1. A camera trap got footage of one of the rarest, most highly threatened big cats in the world. (TreeHugger)
  2. Yesterday they had the 10 worst, today it’s the 10 best cities to live through climate change. (Grist)
  3. NOAA is predicting an “extremely active” Atlantic hurricane season. (NPR)
  4. A conservation agency approved the slaughter of tens of thousands of endangered birds. (Guardian)
  5. Cockroaches are evolving to evade our traps. (BBC)

The Green Buzz: Monday, May 20

Written by | May 20th, 2013

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As the weather warms up, so too does the green news on climate change…

  1. If we carry on as usual, climate change will bring water shortages in major U.S. cities. (Bloomberg)
  2. By the 2020s, NYC could see heat-wave deaths rise by 20 percent (thanks again to climate change). (The Guardian)
  3. You know it’s bad when people wish for fire ants instead of the newly invasive ‘crazy ants.’ (MNN)
  4. What the frack do we know? Turns out, not a lot. (Grist)
  5. Landmark ruling in Indonesia gives millions of hectares of forests to Indigenous people. (Mongabay)

The Green Buzz: Friday, May 10

Written by | May 10th, 2013

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Scouring the web for today’s top green news stories. Read on and have a great, green weekend!

  1. Google time-lapse images reveal startling impacts made by humans to our planet. (Huffington Post Green)
  2. Me: male, critically endangered, ugly fish. You: Female Mangarahara cichlid ready to mate! Apply within. (BBC)
  3. A guide to the greenest colleges. Is your alma mater on this list? (CleanTechnica)
  4. Déjà vu? 3M years ago, the Arctic was warm. Is an ice-free Arctic in our future? (Guardian)
  5. How mussel farming can clean and save a city’s waters. (Yale360)
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