Tag: Insects

The Green Buzz: Friday, December 27

Written by | December 27th, 2013

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Who wouldn’t enjoy more monarch butterflies? Learn about the key to their comeback, as well as a Snow Dragon in the Antarctic and smart dimming streetlamps in L.A. in today’s green news.

  1. The key to a monarch butterfly resurgence could be right in your backyard.  (New York Times)
  2. “Snow Dragon” seeks to rescue a Russian ship, which became trapped in ice during its polar expedition.  (Huffington Post)
  3. Los Angeles stands to curb energy use by 40% with the help of Tvilight.  (Grist)

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, September 4

Written by | September 4th, 2013

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Animals, superstorms and “death rays,” all in today’s green news!

  1. Could another Superstorm Sandy happen? Scientists are battling it out. (International Business Times)
  2. Waiting for a superstorm to hit, though, isn’t wise. Coastal communities should build dunes now (and here’s how!) (National Geographic)
  3. This skyscraper’s “death ray” is melting cars in London! Yikes… (MNN)
  4. Crop-munching bugs are moving north at a rate of 24 feet per day, thanks to climate change. (Grist)
  5. 12 days in, and still no success with removing gill netting from a humpback whale in Alaska. (KTOO News)

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)

Operation Osprey Banding

Written by | August 12th, 2013

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Don your hip waders and join our New Jersey staff as they navigate thick marsh and even thicker swarms of flies into raptor territory for an incredible osprey banding experience.

5 Cool Things You Didn’t Know About Moths (But Should!)

Written by | July 18th, 2013

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Moths often take a back seat to their flashier cousin, the butterfly. However, this July, moths will finally have their day in the sun when National Moth Week takes off! Learn some little-known facts about these winged wonders.

The Green Buzz: Friday, June 21

Written by | June 21st, 2013

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Seeing as how today is the longest day of the year, you definitely have time to read up on some green news!

  1. How do you stop pollution in China? You won’t believe this extreme new idea. (Reuters)
  2. Urban forests help save at least one person from dying every year. (Grist)
  3. Everything you need to know about Sunday’s Supermoon. (Huffington Post)
  4. 25,000 bumble bees found dead in Oregon. Are pesticides to blame? (Discovery News)
  5. It’s not everyday you see a galaxy in the shape of a penguin! (National Geographic)

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: Tuesday, May 28

Written by | May 28th, 2013

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On today’s to-do list: read a green news story, wait for the cicadas, repeat.

  1. Saving wild species: a herculean effort or more harm than good? (Mother Nature Network)
  2. For the cicada obsessed, tune into The Cicada Cam! (The Science Channel)
  3. Beautifying ugly freeway underpasses, one recycled bike chandelier at a time. (TreeHugger)
  4. The loss of biodiversity is happening faster and everywhere, even among farm animals. (RedOrbit)
  5. Once frozen in time, moss from the “Little Ice Age” is growing again. (BBC)

The Green Buzz: Tuesday, May 14

Written by | May 14th, 2013

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Sharing today’s top green news headlines… with a side of bugs!

  1. How can you fight this summer’s wildfires without firefighters? (Washington Post)
  2. The eagle death toll at wind farms shows renewable energy comes with consequences. (AP)
  3. Half of common plants and a third of animals could lose habitat. We’ll let you guess the cause… (BBC Nature)
  4. How would you spend $50 million for the planet? (Grist)
  5. Let them eat bugs! Fighting world hunger with… insects. (Telegraph)

The Green Buzz: Friday, May 3

Written by | May 3rd, 2013

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Brush up on today’s top green news stories and then make plans to get outside this weekend!

  1. Can science stop the stinkbug invasion? (BBC Nature)
  2. It’s official: meteorologists confirm 2012 to be among the top 10 warmest years. (Bloomberg)
  3. On a related [hot] note, from Maine to North Carolina, the Atlantic Ocean’s temps are the hottest ever. (Grist)
  4. Sand tiger sharks turn to cannibalism inside the womb. (Washington Post)
  5. We’re geeking out over these photos of natural fractals! (Mother Nature Network)
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