Tag: IPCC

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, January 15

Written by | January 15th, 2014

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Climate change illustrated haiku, exponential tree growth, and disappearing sea cows–all in today’s green news.

  1. A scientist uses very creative means to communicate the main points of the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report.  (Sightline Daily)
  2. A study in California finds that trees’ growth rates actually increase over their lifetime.  What are the implications in terms of the techniques we use to capture carbon using forests?  (The Guardian)
  3. The manatee–an animal with no natural predators–has virtually disappeared from Florida coasts.  Scientists seek to solve this mystery.  (Earth Island Journal)

The Green Buzz: Monday, September 30

Written by | September 30th, 2013

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We’re ending the month of September with some good reads on issues like coexisting with keystone species and sinkholes. Yikes.

  1. Here are five big takeaways from the IPCC’s big global warming report on Friday. (National Geographic)
  2. The Bayou Corne Sinkhole: growing bigger and dividing a town, in the process. (New York Times)
  3. Can Burmese pythons in the Everglades be lured into traps? Pretty much everyone hopes so… (Christian Science Monitor)
  4. A commercial freighter completed the first-ever voyage through the Northwest Passage this week. (NPR)
  5. Can ranchers coexist with coyotes? In California, an innovative method is showing it’s possible. (MNN)

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, August 21

Written by | August 21st, 2013

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We’ve got climate change updates, nasty plastic news, showers of poison and more in today’s green news.

  1. IPCC is near certain that climate change is caused by humans. (The New York Times)
  2. A poison shower to kill rodents on an island could help rare seabirds recover, say the Feds. (Huffington Post)
  3. Fukushima is leaking 80,000 gallons of contaminated water into the Pacific Ocean every day. (NPR)
  4. More dolphin deaths are found off the coast of Virginia, with little evidence as to why they’re dying. (Washington Post)
  5. Rare sea turtles are eating plastic at a record rate. (MNN)

After the Kyoto Protocol, What’s Next for Climate Change?

Written by | November 28th, 2011

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Delegates are meeting in Durban, South Africa to negotiate a global agreement on climate change. Are they asking the right question? Glenn Prickett may have a better idea.

Scary Math

Written by | December 9th, 2010

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The impact humans have on the earth’s resources can be calculated by a simple equation, basic arithmetic. Eddie Game looks at the numbers and finds a frightening solution.

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, August 31

Written by | August 31st, 2010

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The end of August means summer is almost out the door, but don’t despair…try a little cool green pick-me-up instead:

  1. Can a fortress of trees keep the encroaching desert and ocean from destroying the capital of Mauritania? (Reuters)
  2. New York’s new slogan: Bike Bedlam. (Green)
  3. An independent review finds that the IPCC needs some changes. (The New York Times)
  4. The key to coral reef survival? Microbes, says scientist. (Mongabay)
  5. Californians will have to find alternatives to the single-use plastic bag by 2012. (Christian Science Monitor)

Can Scientists Communicate Better About Climate Change? Part II

Written by | August 26th, 2010

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Our debate on where communicating climate science went wrong continues with a look at what scientists need to do to regain the public’s trust…if anything.

Can Scientists Communicate Better About Climate Change? Part I

Written by | August 13th, 2010

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It’s been a bad year for climate science communication — but who’s to blame? Scientists? Politicians? Al Gore? Five leading scientists discuss — read and let us know what you think!

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, February 9

Written by | February 9th, 2010

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Green your morning with the top 5 enviro-news stories online:

  1. The pika has gone from being the animal most vulnerable to climate change in the United States to not being threatened at all… what happened? (Green Inc.)
  2. Has the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) been sloppy with its science? (NY Times)
  3. No more greenwashing says the FTC… companies will need to start making eco-claims that are truly meaningful. (The Vine)
  4. Check out this clip from a new ocean film featuring the White Shark Cafe, a favorite hang-out of great white sharks. (Treehugger)
  5. If you live in the Windy City, you can now charge your electric car at a station powered by… wind, of course. (EcoGeek)

Fighting Climate Change is a Business Model

Written by | February 8th, 2010

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As governments struggle to solve the climate change crisis, who’s stepping up? Businesses like Google and Bell Labs, writes our green tech blogger Dave Connell.

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