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The Green Buzz: Friday, August 16

Written by | August 16th, 2013

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Hey, it’s Friday! Let’s celebrate the weekend — and the olinguito — with some green news.

  1. Have you met the cute olinguito, the newest member of the raccoon family yet? (Smithsonian)
  2. Better late than never. The White House goes solar — again. (350.org)
  3. Since 2007, 10 million beehives are gone. The common factor? Pesticides. (Discovery News)
  4. Badgers give archaeologists a hand in Germany. (Daily Mail)
  5. Feel good story of the day: 9 inspiring animals that use prosthetics. (MNN)

The Green Buzz: Thursday, August 15

Written by | August 15th, 2013

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We’re buzzing over water wars, vegetarian fish and the greenest colleges in today’s green news.

  1. How do you save populations of “feed” fish from overfishing? Turn the carnivorous farmed fish who eat them into vegetarians, of course. (Washington Post)
  2. When you think of the military, do you think “environmentally friendly?” If not, you may want to think again. (MNN)
  3. Florida is suing Georgia over water. Let the water wars begin. (Bloomberg)
  4. Oldest petroglyphs in North America found in a dessicated Nevada lake. (National Geographic)
  5. The greenest colleges in the U.S. have been ranked – check them out! (Huffington Post)

The Green Buzz: Thursday, August 8

Written by | August 8th, 2013

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We’ve got an animal-filled green news update for you this Thursday morning.

  1. Manatees, dolphins and pelicans are dying fast and in droves at a Florida estuary. (New York Times)
  2. Vintage Hawaiian menus point to how much the sea has changed over the years. (MNN)
  3. The same deadly fungus that has killed millions of bats in the U.S. has made it to England — but are UK bats immune? (BBC News)
  4. The Georgia Aquarium applied to import 18 beluga whales from Russia, and NOAA has declined the request. (NOAA News)
  5. Looks like another commonly used chemical could be yet another source of bee colony collapse disorder. (TreeHugger)

The Green Buzz: Thursday, August 1

Written by | August 1st, 2013

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It’s a new day and a new month, so let’s start it off right with some green news.

  1. Want to get closer to nature? Try following a toddler, for whom “…the dried worm as tragic as a starving polar bear; the walnut shell as mysterious as the queen conch.” (Grist)
  2. Iraq has declared its first national park in the southern marshlands that many call the cradle of civilization. (National Geographic)
  3. Amazon Prime sure is convenient… but is it eco-friendly? (MNN)
  4. The Apollo Lunar Landing Legacy Act has many asking if it’s really time for space environmentalism. (Wired)
  5. The Caribbean has lost 80 percent — that’s right, 80 — of its coral reef cover in recent years. (The Guardian)

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, July 31

Written by | July 31st, 2013

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We’ve got unexpected water pollution, animal “fashion victims” and more in today’s green news.

  1. New EPA head says fighting climate change will create jobs, is good for the economy. (Christian Science Monitor)
  2. Plastic debris collected off the coast of Hawaii could fill a big rig. (NBC News)
  3. Lawyer who beat Chevron in oil pollution case now has Chevron to fear? (The New York Times)
  4. That cashmere you’re wearing is making fashion victims of the already rare snow leopard. (The Guardian)
  5. Got microbeads in your cleansers? So do the Great Lakes. (MNN)

The Green Buzz: Monday, July 29

Written by | July 29th, 2013

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Could Santa be flooded out? Did “Sharknado” get something right? It’s all in today’s green news.

  1. Apparently we paved paradise and put up unused parking lots all over the place. Awesome. (Grist)
  2. Where the North Pole was once frozen, now there is a lake. Is Santa flooded out? (MNN)
  3. Ok, “Sharknado,” sometimes aquatic animals do fall from the sky (just not sharks). (National Geographic)
  4. U.S. government has redirected over $31M dollars owed to USAID to form a conservation fund in the Phillipines. (Mongabay)
  5. Perhaps animals in captivity don’t need toys or treats, but quality time with friends. (The New York Times)

The Green Buzz: Monday, July 22

Written by | July 22nd, 2013

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Let’s launch into Monday’s green news.

  1. Video: The giant corpse flower has bloomed at the U.S. Botanical Garden. (Science World Report)
  2. A clingy sea turtle that didn’t seem to want to be released has found a new home. (CNN)
  3. Watch how it’s done: a video on the removal of an Oregon dam. (MNN)
  4. June 2013 broke global heat records; 5th hottest month on record. (Christian Science Monitor)
  5. Bombs dropped on the Great Barrier Reef are insult to an already injured reef. (National Geographic)

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, July 17

Written by | July 17th, 2013

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Grab that coffee and get your green news on.

  1. Conservationists are peeping mad about birdsong apps. (MNN)
  2. Video: Man saves 375lb black bear from drowning. (TreeHugger)
  3. Britain’s largest colony of a rare seahorse has been wiped out by boat anchors. (The Telegraph)
  4. New report outlines the threat of Asian Carp to the Great Lakes. (Saultstar)
  5. Even if you’re healthy, this heat wave can do a number on you. (National Geographic)

The Green Buzz: Monday, July 15

Written by | July 15th, 2013

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Happy Monday! It’s time for some green news on stinky flowers, backyard chickens and invasive species.

  1. If you haven’t visited the U.S. Botanical Garden yet, now is your time, as it’s about to smell like death. (Washington Post)
  2. There’s a reason people (and not just hipsters) are giving up their backyard chickens. (NPR)
  3. Death Valley: “Please stop frying eggs on our sidewalks.” (MNN)
  4. Zebra mussels have found their way into Minnesota lakes. (San Francisco Chronicle)
  5. New studies say fracking is causing earthquakes. (NBC News)

The Green Buzz: Thursday, July 11

Written by | July 11th, 2013

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From ugly animals to a national park on the moon, we’ve got your green news!

  1. Lorax wanted. Because Amazon deforestation has dramatically increased in countries outside of Brazil. (Mongabay)
  2. Pictures: Newly formed Ugly Animal Protection Society says these guys need saving, too. (Discovery News)
  3. Do we have to save one species over another to protect America’s wilderness? (NPR)
  4. Far out: U.S. lawmakers propose a national lunar park to protect artifacts left on the moon by NASA astronauts. (MNN)
  5. China and the U.S. have agreed to work together to capture carbon dioxide spewing from their respective power plants. (Bloomberg)
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