Tag: Invasive species

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, April 17

Written by | April 17th, 2013

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Endangered is the key word in today’s Green Buzz.

  1. Three years after the worst oil spill in American history, where are BP’s oiled animals? (MNN)
  2. Endangered clean meat? More than half of supermarket meat tested positive for superbugs. (New York Times)
  3. Lionfish are gobbling up native fish and corals in the Gulf, like a “living oil spill.” (NPR)
  4. No surprise here: America’s most controlled and plumbed river is also its most endangered. (Huffington Post)
  5. Lead poisoning: The rare California Condors are ingesting lead bullets and dying. (BBC News)

The Green Buzz: Monday, April 15

Written by | April 15th, 2013

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They are incredibly interesting to look at, though.

  1. Geckos don’t cure AIDS, so just leave them alone already. (Mongabay)
  2. How’s this for DIY? This bride made her own gown out of upcycled bread bag clips. (Treehugger)
  3. Ask Umbra attempts to solve the greatest mystery of our time: how green are Barbies? (Grist)
  4. A five-year-old narrates this sweet “nature documentary.” (DotEarth)
  5. Florida, land of horrifying invasive species infestations, braces for an onslaught of giant snails. (Christian Science Monitor)

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, March 13

Written by | March 13th, 2013

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And today we’re serving up the green news with a side of corn.

  1. Or maybe not, since only a tiny fraction of corn grown in the U.S. feeds the nation’s people. (Scientific American)
  2. In one of the rainiest places in the world, why do people have a hard time finding fresh water? (The New York Times)
  3. Need some green living inspiration? Check out these natural environmentalists. (MNN)
  4. Native species: 1. Invasives: 0. (At least when it comes to Australian frogs). (BBC Nature)
  5. Disposable chopsticks: the latest threat to China’s forests. (Huffington Post)

Tasty Invasives

Written by | March 8th, 2013

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Mmm, invasive species. Have you ever eaten one? You can help combat these invaders of natural habitats and fill your belly all at once!

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, January 17

Written by | January 17th, 2013

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Here’s what has caught our attention this morning in the world of green news.

  1. A river otter has returned to San Franscisco – the first in decades. A sign of progress in water quality? (Christian Science Monitor)
  2. From a traffic nightmare to a commuter’s paradise: which city won this year’s Sustainable Transport Award? (National Geographic)
  3. Check out these photos and learn how to evict invasive species. (Discovery News)
  4. Did your aquarium fish just croak? Do the oceans a favor and don’t flush him down the toilet! (Our Amazing Planet)
  5. Want clean drinking water for cheap? Invest in natural resources. (Forest Trends)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, January 11

Written by | January 11th, 2013

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In: cash for snakes. Out: plastic bottles. Yep, just another quirky green news roundup.

  1. Killing pythons for cash? Florida puts a bounty on the Burmese python. (Bloomberg)
  2. From dreadful heat in Brazil to flooding in Pakistan, an in-depth look at 2012′s extreme weather. (NY Times)
  3. Cheers! Concord, Mass becomes the first US city to ban plastic bottles. (TreeHugger)
  4. Innovative and eco-friendly: Dutch “smart highway” glows in the dark. (LiveScience)
  5. The Pacific bluefin tuna population has declined by 96%. (Discovery News)

Keep Autumn Colorful

Written by | October 16th, 2012

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Invasive forest insects like the emerald ash borer and Asian longhorned beetle threaten our brilliant fall foliage.

Cool Green Morning: Friday, October 12

Written by | October 12th, 2012

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Today we’re happily singing “It’s a green world after all…”

  1. Disney eliminates the use of unsustainable paper. Mickey and Minnie high five. (Huffington Post Green)
  2. Halting the extinction of endangered species isn’t cheap. Think: $80 billion. (Reuters)
  3. Trick or treat? Some Halloween candy is linked to rainforest destruction. (Mongabay)
  4. All you need is a little lightning to make concrete a recyclable material. (TreeHugger)
  5. Almost 100 invasive species call the River Thames home. (RedOrbit)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, September 20

Written by | September 20th, 2012

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Magnets that clean up oil, the dirtiest American cities and dancing birds? We’ve got that and more in your cool, green news.

  1. The geniuses at MIT are at it again: Magnets could help clean up offshore oil spills. (MNN)
  2. Planning a fall vacay? You might want to avoid these, the 20 dirtiest cities in America. (Travel & Leisure)
  3. These birds can dance — and scientists are watching. Watch the video. (Discovery)
  4. Guam’s spider population has exploded — thanks to the invasive brown tree snake. (NPR)
  5. There’s a lot of arsenic in rice — and here’s how it got there. (Grist)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, August 14

Written by | August 14th, 2012

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Reading today’s green news is much easier than catching a 164-lb python.

  1. Fukushima caused mutant butterflies. (Wall Street Journal)
  2. An unexpectedly warm Long Island Sound shuts down a coastal reactor. (Green)
  3. Invasvie species, like this 17-foot Burmese python, are thriving in the Everglades. (Christian Science Monitor)
  4. A bug specialist spots a new species — on Flickr! (CNET)
  5. Audio experiences of youth crickets affect their adult personalities. (BBC Nature)
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