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The Green Buzz: Thursday, June 20

Written by | June 20th, 2013

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Trust me, if you’re from Massachusetts, Maryland or New York, you’re going to like today’s green news.

  1. How solar-friendly is your state? Bay Staters earn bragging rights! (TreeHugger)
  2. Talk about an extreme nuptial gift — see what male fishing spiders “give” their mates. (National Geographic)
  3. Naked mole rats may hold cancer-fighting clues. (NY Times)
  4. Batteries of the future: environmentally-friendly, efficient and made out of wood? (Clean Technica)
  5. This fishing method is wiping out bluefin tuna. (Huffington Post Green)

Teaching Children About the Birds and the Snakes: A Mammalogist Goes to Papua New Guinea

Written by | June 13th, 2013

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Sometimes, it’s hard to impress children. A father uses his upcoming trip to Papua New Guinea to teach his snake-loving son a lesson on the Birds of Paradise.

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, May 29

Written by | May 29th, 2013

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Today we’re buzzing about everything from wacky animal mating habits to Mount Everest trash.

  1. Nature’s wackiest and weirdest life cycles — and you thought cicadas were odd. (Wired)
  2. 60 years of climbers have turned Everest into the world’s tallest trash heap. (TIME)
  3. Arctic shipping is set to grow more than 30-fold over the next 8 years. (Huffington Post Green)
  4. Move over, Ben Franklin: electricity from kites is back. (Conservation Magazine)
  5. Apple boosts environmental efforts and hires former EPA head Lisa Jackson. (Washington Post)

The Green Buzz: Friday, February 15

Written by | February 15th, 2013

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Here’s some green news to help you pass the time until the asteroid hits.

  1. One fifth of the world’s reptile species are threatened with extinction. (Mongabay)
  2. Young at heart? World’s oldest wild bird hatches chick at age 62. (TreeHugger)
  3. Traces of anti-anxiety drugs that end up in our rivers may affect fish behavior. (NY Times)
  4. You won’t believe what happens to a sea slug after mating. (National Geographic)
  5. Can collaborative fashion change the way we approach clothing? (Grist)

A Bower Bird’s Lessons of Courtship

Written by | February 13th, 2013

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Just in time for Valentine’s Day, we’re taking a closer look at the bizarre mating habits of bower birds.

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