Tag: mercury

The Green Buzz: Monday, December 23

Written by | December 23rd, 2013

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Today’s green news comes straight from the Arctic:

  1. Scientists discovered an extensive aquifer that sits below the Greenland ice sheet all year round.  Whether this water will find its way to the ocean must be determined in order to make accurate sea level rise predictions.  (Mother Nature Network)
  2. Due to Russia’s post-Soviet economic downturn, Arctic fish in the region are much healthier than those off of North America and Europe, with far less mercury detected in their systems.  (Nature World News)
  3. Message in an Arctic bottle!  Note found from scientists left in 1959, who predicted glacial melt long before this phenomenon was believed to be happening.  (International Business Times)

The Green Buzz: Monday, August 26

Written by | August 26th, 2013

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Cooking in your dishwasher? Disappearing beaches? It’s all in today’s green news.

  1. No more federal funds means endangered desert tortoises at a nature center must be euthanized. (Spokesman-Review)
  2. Air-tight food containers or canning jars + food + dishwasher = eco-friendly, efficient dishwasher cuisine. (NPR)
  3. Scientists have found the source of mercury in Pacific Ocean fish — and they say levels will only get higher. (US News and World Report)
  4. Yosemite’s Rim Fire is moving closer and a history of natural fire suppression isn’t helping. (National Geographic)
  5. As Florida beaches erode, sand is getting harder and harder to find. (The New York Times)

The Green Buzz: Tuesday, May 7

Written by | May 7th, 2013

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Serving up lots of cool, breaking green news today. Read on!

  1. Would you like a side of mercury with that? Arctic foxes on the decline due to their diet. (BBC Nature)
  2. Case closed: climate change, not aboriginal people, killed off Australia’s megafauna. (The Australian)
  3. In cool bat tongue news, high-speed video reveals interesting feeding technique. (Scientific American)
  4. Jackson Pollock, watch your back. This retired race horse is now an abstract painter. (Discovery News)
  5. And today’s green news wouldn’t be complete without THE guide to sustainable beer. Cheers! (Grist)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, January 7

Written by | January 7th, 2013

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May all your Mondays in 2013 be as cool and green as this one:

  1. If LEDs just aren’t doing it for you, FIPELs might be the solution. (EcoGeek)
  2. Birds: our “canary in a coal mine” re: mercury? (Mongabay)
  3. Discarded dolls=sustainable art. Really, really creepy sustainable art. (Treehugger)
  4. This ancient bird had some killer teeth. (Huffington Post Green)
  5. From Ask Umbra: Eat a baby orange, kill a baby seal? (Grist)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, December 14

Written by | December 14th, 2012

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Brush up on today’s top green news stories (you’ll be the hit of any holiday party this weekend!).

  1. This just in: Amazon trees will likely survive man-made climate change. (RedOrbit)
  2. Do you know where the mercury in your fish comes from? (Grist)
  3. To make a safer bicycle helmet, just look to a woodpecker. (TreeHugger)
  4. New species of slow loris already in jeopardy due to illegal pet trade. Grumble, grumble… (Guardian)
  5. Cook Islands goes for gold and creates world’s largest shark sanctuary. (BBC)

To Catch a Willet

Written by | August 8th, 2012

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New technology is transforming the study of migratory birds. The challenge? Scientists need to tag birds, then re-catch them in order to retrieve the data.

Secrets of Willet Migration Revealed

Written by | August 7th, 2012

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A 3-year research project has discovered where eastern willets spend the winter–and how those wintering grounds might harbor threats to their survival.

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, January 24

Written by | January 24th, 2012

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Wow, you can buy anything on the internet these days.

  1. Demand for pangolin meat in Asia shows up online. (Mongabay)
  2. Sumatran elephants could be extinct in less than 30 years. (WWF)
  3. Mercury pollution isn’t just for fish eaters in the Northeast anymore, a new study finds. (New York Times)
  4. What are the most threatening invasive species in the North America? (Huffington Post Green)
  5. Groundbreaking magnetic soap may help clean up oil spills. (BBC)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, December 22

Written by | December 22nd, 2011

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The Grinch visits Canada this Christmas.

  1. Most years, 85% of Canada has a white Christmas. This isn’t one of those years. (The National Post)
  2. New rules will limit mercury and other toxic pollutants in our air, water and food. (Huffington Post Green)
  3. The world’s first solar powered menorah lights up Woodstock, NY. (Grist)
  4. The biblical Christmas story may need a rewriting: Frankincense tree headed for extinction. (CBS News)
  5. The European Union will begin charging airlines for their greenhouse gas emissions. (NY Times)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, June 17

Written by | June 17th, 2011

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Feel like you’re seeing a lot of birds lately? You might want to pay attention to them!

  1. The Senate has voted to end billions of dollars in annual ethanol subsidies. (Dot Earth)
  2. Could the change in ethanol policy lead to a quick fix for the food crisis? (Scientific American)
  3. Elusive mountain lion finally found in Connecticut, but it’s too late. (Treehugger)
  4. See brilliant new images of Mercury from NASA’s first year in orbit. (Wired)
  5. Magpies can recognize, and “scold,” specific humans. (BBC Nature)
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