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The Green Buzz: Wednesday, October 23

Written by | October 23rd, 2013

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We’ve got promising green news on how we move forward with energy needs in a world of climate change threats.

  1. The experience of seeing a California condor in the wild has been more rare than the bird itself…until now. (San Jose Mercury News)
  2. The nation’s largest labor unions are gathering to talk about how to create green energy jobs and fight global warming. (NBC 10 Pittsburgh)
  3. What’s hungry, aggressive and is destroying Caribbean reefs? The invasive lionfish, of course. (CNN)
  4. Pandas might be more resilient to environmental change than previously thought. (CBS News)
  5. A teenager has made a startling dinosaur discovery. (Fox News)

The Green Buzz: Tuesday, July 16

Written by | July 16th, 2013

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A world without monarch butterflies is a very sad and colorless world.

  1. How sand dunes and coral reefs are standing up to coastal storms. (National Geographic)
  2. Monarch butterfly populations down to lowest numbers in 20 years. (Mongabay)
  3. To create or not create marine reserves in Antarctica, that is the question. (BBC Nature)
  4. What’s hiding in the ocean’s deep waters? Lionfish, unfortunately. (Washington Post)
  5. Solar parks as bee havens — killing two birds with one stone. (TreeHugger)

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)

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!

Nature Photo of the Week: Underwater with a Lionfish

Written by | January 31st, 2013

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We can only imagine what Flickr photographer KoolPix was thinking when he came face-to-face with this fantastically colorful lionfish. What a stunning (and wild!) sight.

The Golden Shadow Expedition: All in a Day’s Work

Written by | June 10th, 2011

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Dive expert and coral researcher James Byrne reports from 45 feet under the water in St. Kitts.

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, October 20

Written by | October 20th, 2010

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You overslept this morning? Tell your boss you were just doing your part to fight climate change.

  1. Researchers discover three new species of cute little forest frogs in Tanzania. (Mongabay)
  2. Floating wind turbines sound kind of cool, don’t they? (CleanTechnica)
  3. Invasives like Asian carp and lionfish are bad for the environment, so let’s eat them. (DotEarth)
  4. The entire world has fallen way short on ocean protection goals. (YaleE360)
  5. Get more sleep! It’s better for you, and also the climate. (Treehugger)

Eat Lionfish and Stop These Caribbean Reef Invaders

Written by | November 2nd, 2009

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My husband returns to the same reefs every year in the Bahamas, where he has been teaching a coral reef ecology class for the last 14 years. On his 2008 trip, he noticed that the reef fish were missing. The culprits were quickly identified — and during his 2009 course, he and his students were […]

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