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The Green Buzz: Monday, September 9

Written by | September 9th, 2013

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More evidence climate change is changing our weather and the effectiveness of camouflage.

  1. Study of 2012 extreme weather events determines climate change was a factor in half. (National Geographic)
  2. Hundreds of dolphin deaths along the East Coast linked to measles-like virus. (Guardian)
  3. Climate change has hares wearing the wrong color, vulnerable to predators. (NPR)
  4. VIDEO: Is the 10-foot long bobbit worm the ocean’s most disturbing predator? (Wired)
  5. Apparently, drunk moose gangs are a thing and they can threaten humans. (Grist)

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: 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: Friday, August 30

Written by | August 30th, 2013

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Stock up on the latest green news before the long Labor Day weekend.

  1. The lowly dung beetle may be the secret weapon in fighting climate change. (Grist)
  2. No need to fear them anymore: NYC to remove Hurricane Sandy “zombie trees.” (The Daily News)
  3. Heading to the beach this weekend? We pack the sunscreen, but what do whales do for sunburns? (Nat Geo)
  4. Discovered: massive canyon found beneath Greenland ice. (BBC)
  5. Wait, is global warming really slowing down? Get the facts. (Mother Jones)

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: 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: Friday, August 23

Written by | August 23rd, 2013

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  • Colorado forest fires captured in stunning time lapse VIDEO. (HuffPo)
  • There’s nothing devilish about these little guys! Tasmanian Devils to be released back in Australia. (Guardian)
  • The truth about bees & National Honey Bee Day. (Guardian)
  • All of the lights! All, of the lights! Northern Lights forecast (HuffPo)
  • Ever wonder where Whale Sharks come from? (National Geographic)
  • 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: 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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