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The Green Buzz: Friday, November 1

Written by | November 1st, 2013

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Today’s news headlines reveal Antarctica is not having a very good day…

  1. Plans to protect Antarctica’s pristine wilderness have failed. (The Huffington Post)
  2. 2013 has been the deadliest year on record for manatees. (TreeHugger)
  3. The data doesn’t lie: to save Malayan tiger, you must save its prey. (Mongabay)
  4. The Pacific Ocean is warming at its fattest rate in… wait for it… 10,000 years. (Science World Report)
  5. New Mexico’s “kid cages” — necessary for protection against wolves or just a publicity stunt? (National Geographic)

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: Tuesday, September 24

Written by | September 24th, 2013

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We’ve got some stinky green news this morning for ya. Hold your nose and read on!

  1. Do you smell that? 5 animals with impressively stinky defenses. (Nat Geo)
  2. Why CrossFit may be the greenest gym option out there. (TreeHugger)
  3. Brace yourself: thunder, hail and tornadoes may be on the way. (Grist)
  4. Age ain’t nothing but a number… but the moon is 100 million years younger than thought! (Space)
  5. Reducing greenhouse gas emissions could prevent up to 3 million premature deaths a year. (LiveScience)

The Green Buzz: Tuesday, September 3

Written by | September 3rd, 2013

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A round-up of Labor Day weekend’s top green news, featuring weird animals and unexpected climate change news.

  1. You won’t believe how this tiny frog hears — it’s not with its ears. (Discovery News)
  2. Hmm…. can climate change actually help hurricanes? (National Geographic)
  3. Seven national parks where the danger of fire is very real. (Grist)
  4. Public anger about China’s smog may be the silver lining they need. (NY Times)
  5. In scary animal news, mammals could be carrying 320,000 viruses awaiting discovery. (BBC)

The Green Buzz: Tuesday, August 13

Written by | August 13th, 2013

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The Great Wall of China will have to wait. How air pollution is deterring tourists — that and more, in today’s Buzz.

  1. China’s tourism takes a hit. The cause? Air pollution. (Forbes)
  2. Feds declare fishery disaster for Florida oyster industry. (Huffington Post Green)
  3. Did you know… an elephant is killed by poachers every 15 minutes? (TreeHugger)
  4. How a boom in urban beekeeping could be doing bees more harm than good. (BBC Nature)
  5. Let’s end today’s news with some fun GIFs! Check out these camera trap GIFs of Serengeti animals. (National Geographic)

The Green Buzz: Tuesday, July 23

Written by | July 23rd, 2013

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Today’s Green Buzz makes us want to reach out and hug an animal.

  1. To save the Iberian Lynx, we must address climate change. (National Geographic)
  2. Hey, Flipper! Dolphins call each other by name. (Smithsonian)
  3. So is the Earth’s north or south polar ice melting faster? Anyone? (The Guardian)
  4. Spotted: Rufous-necked wood-rail in NM. Pandemonium ensues! (Huffington Post Green)
  5. What SeaWorld thinks of the new “Blackfish” documentary. (NY Times)

The Green Buzz: Friday, July 19

Written by | July 19th, 2013

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Today’s green news may leave you hot(ter) and bothered.

  1. The Southwest is baking, the East Coast is sweltering. Take me to one of these 10 cool cities. (Nat Geo)
  2. Speaking of hot, the heat wave in the Northeast is moving backwards across America. Whaaat? (Huffington Post Green)
  3. Droughts affect everyone, including companies. How will they cope? (CNBC)
  4. If adapting to a rock climate future means living in a futuristic floating house, I’m out. (CleanTechnica)
  5. Like humans, chimps and orangutans have good memories. (BBC)

The Green Buzz: Tuesday, July 16

Written by | July 16th, 2013

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A world without monarch butterflies is a very sad and colorless world.

  1. How sand dunes and coral reefs are standing up to coastal storms. (National Geographic)
  2. Monarch butterfly populations down to lowest numbers in 20 years. (Mongabay)
  3. To create or not create marine reserves in Antarctica, that is the question. (BBC Nature)
  4. What’s hiding in the ocean’s deep waters? Lionfish, unfortunately. (Washington Post)
  5. Solar parks as bee havens — killing two birds with one stone. (TreeHugger)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, September 21

Written by | September 21st, 2012

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Today’s cool stories are packed with fire and ice, and a liliger.

  1. Arctic sea ice melt goes far behind previous record levels. (TreeHugger)
  2. Study links genetically modified corn to massive tumors in rats, but is the science credible? (Discovery)
  3. Are we reaching the limits of plant life on the planet? (Green)
  4. Remember the fire tornado? Find out how common they are and how they form. (National Geographic)
  5. Alert Napoleon Dynamite: Meet Kiara, the world’s first liliger. (Huffington Post Green)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, August 31

Written by | August 31st, 2012

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I guess we’ll spend the holiday weekend scouring the beaches for whale vomit.

  1. How powerful was Hurricane Isaac? The storm surge made the Mississippi River run backwards. (BBC)
  2. While the U.S. suffers from drought, England just had its wettest summer in 100 years. (Guardian)
  3. A kid found whale vomit on the beach, why is it worth $60,000? (National Geographic)
  4. East Coast National Parks, like Cape Cod and Canaveral, are at risk from sea level rise. (Green)
  5. The last blue moon until 2015 happens tonight. Here’s how you can see it. (LA Times)
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