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The Green Buzz: Tuesday, September 17

Written by | September 17th, 2013

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A story on pollution told by…ear wax? Read on, conservation-concerned, and learn more in today’s green news.

  1. Like star-gazing? There are four sky events this week, so grab that blanket and look up! (National Geographic)
  2. There’s a new world map in town, and it shows areas that are most susceptible to climate change. (International Business Times)
  3. How often do whales clean their ears? Well, never, which is why ear wax turns out to be a great indicator of contaminants in the ocean. (NPR)
  4. Woodpeckers are proving to be an admirable adversary to the invasive emerald ash borer. (MNN)
  5. Small animals perceive time as though it’s passing in slow motion, says a new study. (BBC News)

The Green Buzz: Thursday, September 12

Written by | September 12th, 2013

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Newly discovered fresh water, trip-planning orangutans and a deadly molasses spill, all in today’s green news.

  1. Trying to get your kids outside more? Maybe you need to turn back the tech clock like these parents did… (MNN)
  2. Huge supplies of fresh water were just discovered in a drought-plagued region of Kenya. (New York Times)
  3. Worried about your travel carbon footprint? Try choosing smaller airlines. (Grist)
  4. Smart monkeys: Orangutans plan their travel routes ahead of time. (LA Times)
  5. Huge molasses spill in Hawai’i kills fish, could attract sharks. (Fox News)

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, September 11

Written by | September 11th, 2013

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In today’s green news: it might be time to change your diet, what really happened to woolly mammoths, and how you can win $2 million.

  1. Exxon has been charged with illegally dumping 50,000 gallons of wastewater in Pennsylvania. (Bloomberg)
  2. FDA confirms arsenic in rice, but says don’t worry about it. (Grist)
  3. Could climate change have caused the demise of the woolly mammoth? (BBC News)
  4. This actor asked too many questions about illegal deforestation in Indonesia and was threatened with deportation. (Guardian)
  5. Can you figure out what is going on with ocean acidification? Then you could win $2 million. (MNN)

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, September 4

Written by | September 4th, 2013

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Animals, superstorms and “death rays,” all in today’s green news!

  1. Could another Superstorm Sandy happen? Scientists are battling it out. (International Business Times)
  2. Waiting for a superstorm to hit, though, isn’t wise. Coastal communities should build dunes now (and here’s how!) (National Geographic)
  3. This skyscraper’s “death ray” is melting cars in London! Yikes… (MNN)
  4. Crop-munching bugs are moving north at a rate of 24 feet per day, thanks to climate change. (Grist)
  5. 12 days in, and still no success with removing gill netting from a humpback whale in Alaska. (KTOO News)

The Green Buzz: Thursday, August 29

Written by | August 29th, 2013

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In today’s green news, why the environmental movement owes a debt to Martin Luther King, Jr.

  1. They’re causing much excitement, but can captive baby pandas change the future of this endangered species? (BBC News)
  2. Early environmentalists took a page out of MLK Jr.’s playbook to help advocate for some of our most important environmental regulations. (MNN)
  3. Google maps is proving to be a very useful tool in tracking the Yosemite Rim Fire. (Huffington Post)
  4. One reason why we can’t get international climate change agreements? People just don’t fear it enough. (Bloomberg)
  5. Life without water would be awkward. These videos prove it. (National Geographic)

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, August 28

Written by | August 28th, 2013

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Will radiation from Fukushima create super ocean creatures? We find out in today’s green news.

  1. Brrr. Farmer’s Almanac predicts a nasty winter for 2013-2014. (MNN)
  2. Will the pollution from Fukushima mutate sea life? (Discovery News)
  3. Man who admits to illegally trafficking 500 chimps out of Africa gets a rare punishment. (Mongabay)
  4. What’s up with the big, intense fires? Are they the new normal? (National Geographic)
  5. The feds have figured out what is killing east coast dolphins. (New York Daily News)

The Green Buzz: Thursday, August 22

Written by | August 22nd, 2013

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Today’s green news is all about animals!

  1. The number of dolphin deaths on the east coast continues to alarm researchers. (LA Times)
  2. This jumping caterpillar uses the sun — while shrouded in a leaf — to figure out where to go! (MNN)
  3. Illegal palm oil development in Thailand causes monkeys to stop having babies, using tools. (BBC News)
  4. Looks like birds might pay attention to speed limits more than some humans do! (National Geographic)
  5. What does the Fukushima leak mean for the America? (Discovery News)

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)

The Green Buzz: Tuesday, August 20

Written by | August 20th, 2013

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Lots of climate news in today’s Green Buzz. Depressing climate news. Sigh.

  1. Climate report leaked and shows we’re officially screwing up our planet. (Grist)
  2. Desert plants move to higher ground: is climate change to blame? (Discovery News)
  3. Why Prince William wants his son to embrace conservation issues in Africa. (MNN)
  4. Can a heightened police force end deforestation in the Amazon? (Mongabay)
  5. Scientists spoil all the fun! How “Finding Nemo” isn’t scientifically accurate. (CNN)

The Green Buzz: Monday, August 19

Written by | August 19th, 2013

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Apparently human females aren’t the only ones who like a multi-tasking male…

  1. Female frogs look for males who can do two or more things at the same time. Smart gals! (Science World Report)
  2. In case you missed it, scientists have discovered a new species of mammal! (National Geographic)
  3. 16 things you love that climate change is totally going to ruin. (Grist)
  4. In Texas alone, 30 communities could run out of water by the year’s end. (Mongabay)
  5. MNN has some great tips on how not to waste so much. Our fave? Move away from disposables. (MNN)
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