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The Green Buzz: Thursday, December 12

Written by | December 12th, 2013

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The centuries old debate, “nature vs. nuture” finally has a winner…when it comes to fruit flies. Plus, aliens invade New York City!!

  1. Researchers with the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute at Virginia Tech studying fruit flies that live on opposite slopes of a unique natural environment known as “Evolution Canyon” show that even with migration, cross-breeding, and sometimes the obliteration of the populations, the driving force in the gene pool is largely the environment. (PHYS.org)
  2. Just like Men In Black, A newly seen species of cockroach invades New York City, Periplaneta japonica. (National Geographic)
  3. Did you know that chameleons change colors to communicate? (LabEquipment)

The Green Buzz: Friday, October 4

Written by | October 4th, 2013

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We’re kicking off Friday with both good and bad animal news.

  1. Hello, old friends! Reappearance of river otters in San Fran means conservation is working. (TreeHugger)
  2. Sea ice loss brings ten thousand walruses together [the photo is incredible]. (Science World Report)
  3. We’ve heard a lot about the health effects of climate change, but this one is umm… well, just click. (Mongabay)
  4. 60! new species found in Suriname’s rainforest. (Huffington Post Green)
  5. Now wait just a minute… DNA and video evidence to prove Bigfoot is real? (NY Daily News)

The Green Buzz: Thursday, June 13

Written by | June 13th, 2013

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Today’s green news is filled with tidbits on big cats, disease outbreaks and new discoveries.

  1. Domesticated dogs + Sumatran tigers = a new threat to these endangered cats. (National Geographic)
  2. Say it ain’t so: “Coffee rust” threatening good coffee by attacking Arabica coffee plants. (Wired)
  3. The days of cheap food are over, thanks to climate change. (Grist)
  4. We know they’re fast, but it’s something else that makes cheetahs the successful hunters they are. (NPR)
  5. It seems as though we are still learning new things about this thick forest everyday: 15 new bird species discovered in the Amazon! (Mongabay)

The Green Buzz: Friday, June 7

Written by | June 7th, 2013

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Today we’re rocking out to The Doors while rounding up today’s top five green news stories. Let us explain:

  1. Record-breaking mako shark caught in CA. Conservation debate ensues. (National Geographic)
  2. As if being a rockstar isn’t cool enough, a new lizard is named after Jim Morrison. (Discovery News)
  3. Ten new Guardian enviro blogs you must start following. Like, right now. (Guardian)
  4. LED lights for the win! $675 million in saved energy costs in 2012 thanks to LEDs. (TreeHugger)
  5. In climate news, stalagmites are the new tree rings. (Mother Jones)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, January 15

Written by | January 15th, 2013

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We scour the ‘net each day for the top green news stories. Read on!

  1. My, what large feet you have! Fantastic new flying frog discovered. (National Geographic)
  2. You know all that smog in Beijing? What the heck is actually in it? (Guardian)
  3. The Hay Mafia — coming soon to a drought and wildfire-afflicted area near you. (TreeHugger)
  4. Another similarity between chimps and people: chimps can play fair, too. (TIME)
  5. Infographic: Each day, 1 million animals are struck by cars in the US. (Mother Nature Network)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, November 7

Written by | November 7th, 2012

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In case you missed it…

  1. Obama has held onto the presidency, and says our nation is threatened by a warming climate. (Treehugger)
  2. If you live on the coast, protection from the sea is possible — but expensive. (NPR)
  3. Antibiotic-resistant superbugs have been found in wastewater treatment plants whose treated effluent is used to irrigate and fertilize fields. (Baltimore Sun)
  4. Check out this very well-done infographic on what goes into — and potential risks of — the fracking process. (NPR)
  5. A new frog species has been discovered in Sri Lanka. (Mongabay)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, November 2

Written by | November 2nd, 2012

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Hurricanes, Halloween — it’s been an eventful week. Let’s wrap it up with some green news.

  1. Move over, parrot. This elephant speaks Korean. (BBC Nature)
  2. DC-residents can soon shout “Electric taxi!” on street corners. (CleanTechnica)
  3. Wanna live in boulder or a conch shell? Check out these homes influenced by nature. (MNN)
  4. After Sandy, it’s hard to believe that most of the U.S. is still in drought. But it’s true. (Discovery)
  5. 9 new colorful tarantula species discovered in Brazil. (Scientific American)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, September 19

Written by | September 19th, 2012

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This morning we’re got fauna — endangered fauna — on the brain.

  1. Giraffes? Horses? 20 endangered species that will have you saying, “Whaaa…?” (Treehugger)
  2. Not you too, Nemo! (McClatchy)
  3. And this likely won’t help endangered species, let alone nature in general: Urban sprawl expected to triple by 2030. (MNN)
  4. Elephants are being slaughtered in Africa at the highest rates in a decade, and religion is fueling the poaching. (National Geographic)
  5. Some good news: A new monkey has been discovered in Africa. (BBC Nature)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, August 17

Written by | August 17th, 2012

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We’ve got a touching animal reunion for you in today’s green news.

  1. Gorillas reunite after 3 years apart. Hugs! Photos! (Huffington Post Green)
  2. Perhaps Shark Week will star this new shark species next year? (TreeHugger)
  3. Not a record to be proud of: Greenland suffers record melt. (Mongabay)
  4. A surfing robot tracks great white sharks off the coast of California. (BBC)
  5. Noisy ships makes it hard for right whales to communicate. (NOAA)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, August 14

Written by | August 14th, 2012

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Reading today’s green news is much easier than catching a 164-lb python.

  1. Fukushima caused mutant butterflies. (Wall Street Journal)
  2. An unexpectedly warm Long Island Sound shuts down a coastal reactor. (Green)
  3. Invasvie species, like this 17-foot Burmese python, are thriving in the Everglades. (Christian Science Monitor)
  4. A bug specialist spots a new species — on Flickr! (CNET)
  5. Audio experiences of youth crickets affect their adult personalities. (BBC Nature)
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