Tag: Live Science

The Green Buzz: Tuesday, January 7

Written by | January 7th, 2014

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Science gets to the bottom of mysteries like widely reported “earthquake lights” and the true age of the cockroach in today’s green news.

1. While people for millenia have reported seeing mysterious lights immediately before earthquakes, scientists think they’ve found the answer in a unique reaction by stressed rocks. (National Geographic)

2. Researchers in northwest Colorado recently discovered 49-million-year-old fossilized cockroaches, pushing back the bug’s known Earth record by a full 5 million years. (Live Science)

3. California’s lack of snowfall this winter hurts more than avid skiers; it means people and nature in the state will have a lot less freshwater at their disposal. (Grist)

4. Windpower in the UK generated a record 10% of the country’s electricity in December, enough for 5.7 million homes during one of the most energy-intensive times of the year. (TreeHugger)

The Green Buzz: Tuesday, December 10

Written by | December 10th, 2013

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Cockroaches and takeout containers together again in today’s green news.

  1. Snowy owls (Hedwig!) were shot at JFK’s airport to protect planes from engine failure. (MNN)
  2. There’s a new Asian cockroach in town, and researchers say it loves the cold. Eww. (Live Science)
  3. Can used takeout containers be recycled? That’s the question at the heart of a proposal to ban them in NYC. (New York Times)
  4. Are you in Florida? Help scientists find the missing pilot whales. (CNN)
  5. Local cities to Washington: If you’re not going to take lead on climate change, move out of the way. (Huffington Post)

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, November 13

Written by | November 13th, 2013

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Today’s green news is filled with mysteries.

  1. Who killed the big red wolves? They’re aiming to find out in North Carolina. (Washington Post)
  2. A mysterious disease is turning sea stars into goo. (Live Science)
  3. In the battle against invasive species, these five seem to have won. (MNN)
  4. Sally Jewel, the new secretary of the Department of Interior, is sized up. (Outside Magazine)
  5. The oldest big cat fossil has been found in Asia, supporting the theory that they did not evolve in Africa. (BBC News)

The Green Buzz: Friday, October 25

Written by | October 25th, 2013

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A beautiful island loses its rats, chemical exposure may be making us fat.

  1. Arctic temperatures in the summer are now the highest in at least 44,000 years. (Live Science)
  2. There’s been an amazing transformation at a place that used to be called Rat Island. (Discovery News)
  3. Is DDT exposure from the 1950s making us, and many animals, fat today? (Grist)
  4. Dolphins are being illegally slaughtered and used for shark bait. (National Geographic)
  5. 60% of Britain’s most endangered species have declined in numbers over the past 40 years. (Telegraph)

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, July 10

Written by | July 10th, 2013

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What’s the relationship between climate change and forensic investigations? It’s in today’s green news.

  1. Blowflies are moving north with a changing climate, and that can throw off the time-of-death clock used in forensic investigations. (National Geographic)
  2. USDA says meat labels need more information, and not surprisingly, meat trade groups sue. (Huffington Post)
  3. A view under the sea: 10 of the world’s most impressive aquariums. (MNN)
  4. Yikes. These animated GIFs show what the west coast could look like from future sea level rise. (Popular Science)
  5. An ancient, underwater cypress forest has been discovered off the coast of Alabama! (Live Science)

The Green Buzz: Tuesday, June 4

Written by | June 4th, 2013

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Dogs saving penguins and rock stars saving badgers. Today was a good day.

  1. Found out why the Navy is trying to crack the secrets of the cicada song. (Live Science)
  2. WATCH: Two rock hall of famers and a nature film legend have a new song about badgers. (Guardian)
  3. Scientists find rare butterfly off Biscayne Bay, may be able to save it from extinction. (Miami Herald)
  4. Two dogs are protecting the endangered Little Penguin. If you don’t like this story you hate everything! (Grist)
  5. Lake Michigan’s invasive lamprey larvae are being poisoned by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. (AP via Marshfield News Herald)

The Green Buzz: Friday, April 12

Written by | April 12th, 2013

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On our radar today: wine, solar flares and cars that run on methane.

  1. The secret is out: unknown population of orangutans found in Borneo (Live Science)
  2. Wine vs. wildlife: climate change may send vineyards into prime wildlife habitat. (National Geographic)
  3. Grab your sunglasses and see video of this morning’s incredible solar flare. (Space)
  4. Remember last year’s huge drought? Scientists confirm it was not due to climate change. (Bloomberg)
  5. Forget hybrids. Russia sees potential in natural gas cars. (NY Times)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, April 16

Written by | April 16th, 2012

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Start your week off with a cup of green coffee and a side of green news.

  1. Himalayan glaciers rebel and buck the global trend of continued ice loss. (The Guardian)
  2. How to sell the greenest coffee: deliver it by bicycle in returnable mason jars. (TreeHugger)
  3. The population of emperor penguins in Antarctica just doubled. (Mongabay)
  4. Is it too late to save the critically endangered Amur leopard? (BBC Nature)
  5. Eat less meat, save the Earth. (Live Science)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, November 2

Written by | November 2nd, 2010

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You can do it before you read our top 5 cool green news links or after, but don’t forget to vote!

  1. Can the suburbs be as green as cities? An experimental neighborhood gives it a shot. (Grist)
  2. Ancient grains of sand discovered in Africa could help researchers understand climate change. (Live Science)
  3. At COP 10, the UN sets a goal to cut species extinction in half by 2020. (NYTimes)
  4. More education won’t resolve the climate change debate, says Chris Mooney. (Conservation Journal Watch)
  5. Halloween is over, now it’s time to compost your pumpkin…find out how. (The Daily Green)
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