Tag: Insects

The Green Buzz: Tuesday, April 30

Written by | April 30th, 2013

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Never thought I’d say this, but today’s green news has me marveling at cicadas.

  1. NYC’s urban jungle and the real jungle aren’t so different when it comes to evolution. (TreeHugger)
  2. Yes, they’re annoying, but learning how a cicada keeps its wings clean is pretty rad. (Science World)
  3. This just in: plants could offset 1% of global warming worldwide. (Daily Mail)
  4. When words aren’t an option, fish use sign language to communicate. (National Geographic)
  5. Save the bees, ban pesticides, says the EU. (BBC Nature)

The Green Buzz: Monday, March 25

Written by | March 25th, 2013

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BABY ANIMALS!

  1. Welcome to the world, new little baby endangered Rothschild giraffe! (Associated Press, via Christian Science Monitor)
  2. This chicken’s dad is a duck. (As far as we know, the giraffe’s father is a giraffe.) (Treehugger)
  3. Timely: Is it cruel to kill insects? (Grist)
  4. Here’s what the president can–and should– do to combat climate change. (Scientific American)
  5. Alligators hate treadmills. Alligators: they’re just like us! (Wired)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, January 25

Written by | January 25th, 2013

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Happy Friday! Start your day off right with five interesting green news stories.

  1. How can a dung beetle roll dung at night? Just follow the stars. (Wired)
  2. The Super Bowl will feature Ravens but no chimpanzees. Thank you, CareerBuilder. (Mother Nature Network)
  3. Three weeks after Typhoon Bopha hits the Philippines, coral species are found dead. (Mongabay)
  4. A group of sperm whales adopts an unlikely new friend. (National Geographic)
  5. Guyana pledges to protect it’s national animal, the jaguar. (Guardian)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, December 20

Written by | December 20th, 2012

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Sea monsters, crafty spiders and a new planet?! We have a lot of rad discoveries for you in today’s green news.

  1. Meet the creepy-crawlies that are rocking inside your Christmas tree. (TreeHugger)
  2. Won’t you be my neighbor? Habitable planet found 12 light years away. (The Space Reporter)
  3. Discovered: first freshwater “sea monster.” (National Geographic)
  4. Coal likely to rival oil as the world’s biggest source of energy in the next 5 years. (Guardian)
  5. In cool insect news: spiders confuse predators by building fake decoy spiders. (Wired)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, October 9

Written by | October 9th, 2012

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We have quite an interesting assortment of gooey, green news today.

  1. What has two thumbs and is the cause of most whale deaths? (LiveScience)
  2. Scientists try turn seawater into jet fuel. (Gizmag)
  3. Did glowing fireworms help Columbus discover America? (Green)
  4. Slime mold has no brain but does have a memory. (National Geographic)
  5. 100-million-year-old spider attack recorded in amber. (Wired Science)

Nature’s Copycats: Butterflies, Hornets and Orangutans

Written by | August 30th, 2012

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Some say imitation is the most sincere form of flattery. For these animals, imitation sure comes in handy in the dog-eat-dog animal kingdom.

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, August 9

Written by | August 9th, 2012

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Your Cool Green News is a bit bugged out this Thursday morning.

  1. Could a beetle be the Keystone XL pipeline’s worst enemy? (Grist)
  2. And in more bug news, scientists just discovered a new one — after stumbling upon photos of the insect on Flickr! (Mongabay)
  3. Bear encounters are on the rise in the U.S., and scientists blame the drought. (Huffington Post)
  4. Think all outdoor house cats hurt wildlife? You might be surprised by what researchers found after viewing footage from “kitty cams.” (Green)
  5. Have a kid going back to school? Here are 9 eco-savvy school supplies to add to your list. (Treehugger)

Nature Photo of the Week: Upside Down

Written by | July 13th, 2012

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Sometimes photographs take incredible patience. Like this one. Flickr user ~1ladybug~ writes, “I followed [this ladybug] up and down the stem of the daisy, then on top, then under. I think she was looking for shade.” Thanks for submitting this photo through The Nature Conservancy’s Flickr group! See all of The Nature Conservancy’s featured daily […]

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, June 26

Written by | June 26th, 2012

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10 out of 10 doctors recommend starting your day with a strong dose of green news.

  1. Sea level rise is happening 3-4 times as quickly on the East Coast. (TreeHugger)
  2. “Macromaniacs” use dazzling close-up images to help us better understand insects. (BBC Nature)
  3. Animals take note: you don’t have to be a primate to be smart. (Washington Post)
  4. Lead poisoning is to blame for the almost-extinct California condor. (Christian Science Monitor)
  5. Wait, scientists are scared of math, too? (TG Daily)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, June 5

Written by | June 5th, 2012

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Happy World Environment Day!

  1. Today we celebrate 40 years of positive environmental action. (Care2)
  2. Without birds, insects would be bigger, much bigger. (National Geographic)
  3. Chance of a lifetime: watch the transit of Venus this afternoon. (Wired Science)
  4. How does a mosquito survive a rain storm? He hitches a ride on a raindrop! (BBC Nature)
  5. These trees are feeling a bit blue, after an artist paints them to raise awareness about deforestation. (TreeHugger)
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