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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: Wednesday, July 24

Written by | July 24th, 2013

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Amazing NASA images have us feeling quite small this morning…

  1. Check out these awe-inspiring images of Earth from very, very far away… (National Geographic)
  2. A new documentary has SeaWorld fighting back before the film is even released. (The New York Times)
  3. Video: Divers nearly swallowed whole by humpback whales! (USA Today)
  4. Still proving that they’re one smart species: dolphins call each other by name. (BBC News)
  5. Feds’ plan to kill one species of owl to save another have many wondering how far we humans should go to intervene in nature. (Q13 Fox News in Seattle)

The Green Buzz: Monday, July 8

Written by | July 8th, 2013

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We’ve got some “shocking” green news for you this Monday morning.

  1. A static charge — derived from insects’ flapping wings — helps spider webs catch prey. (Discovery News)
  2. Why were 50,000 bumblebees found dead in a parking lot? (TreeHugger)
  3. Agriculture runoff + water quality scientists = a possible answer as to what agricultural pollution is doing to our freshwater sources. (NPR)
  4. PETA the target of protests for euthanizing animals at its shelter in Virginia. (New York Times)
  5. Still need summer vacation plans? The 12 must-see views at U.S. National Parks should help. (MNN)

The Green Buzz: Monday, June 24

Written by | June 24th, 2013

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Today we’ve got some news about tomorrow’s green news…

  1. President Obama will unveil his plan to curb the effects of climate change in a speech tomorrow. (New York Times)
  2. Aww! Giant panda twins born in China. (BBC News)
  3. Do you know the worst wildfires in U.S. history? (MNN)
  4. The Farm Bill has failed in the U.S. House; current spending on farm programs expires on September 30. (Bloomberg)
  5. Phillipines destroys loads of ivory to discourage poaching and trafficking. (NPR)

The Green Buzz: Monday, June 3

Written by | June 3rd, 2013

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Today we’re talking weather, greenwashing, and fighting deforestation.

  1. Oklahoma has been pummeled by tornadoes — but why? (National Geographic)
  2. A complaint from environmental groups is exposing what exactly is behind those green labels. (The New York Times)
  3. Environmentalists got one major firm to quit greenwashing and deforestation in Indonesia. (NPR)
  4. Need a little inspiration for what activities to do outside? Look no further. (Washington Post)
  5. Texas just passed landmark policy related to the state’s water supply — and it’s good news for this drought-beleaguered state. (Burnt Orange Report)

The Green Buzz: Monday, May 13

Written by | May 13th, 2013

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Take a sip of coffee and read what’s on our green news radar this Monday morning.

  1. Unless severe weather strikes this summer, the U.S. expects a record corn crop. (Wall Street Journal)
  2. Is there human poop in your compost? (NPR)
  3. Think everyone in the developed world has easy-access to safe drinking water? Think again. (The New York Times)
  4. The habitats for common plants and animals will drastically shrink this century. (Huffington Post)
  5. In case you didn’t see it: Amazing Google Earth time-lapse video of how we’ve changed the planet. (MNN)

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, May 8

Written by | May 8th, 2013

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How would you like a tree to light your way at night, rather than a streetlight?

  1. A small group of bio-tech hobbyists and entrepreneurs are starting a project to develop plants that glow. (The New York Times)
  2. Could remnants from the Cold War help bats? (BBC News)
  3. Looks like the new cool thing for corporations is to be innovative and sustainable. (MNN)
  4. Bee colonies are still collapsing, and crops are suffering, with no definitive culprit to blame. (NPR)
  5. Amazing and weird: nature’s most transparent animals. (National Geographic)

The Green Buzz: Monday, April 29

Written by | April 29th, 2013

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It’s Monday, it’s morning and it’s time for your green news buzz.

  1. America now has more solar energy workers than coal miners. (MNN)
  2. Are private shooting ranges and rogue hunters to blame for this invasive species’ spread? (The New York Times)
  3. EPA revisions to fracking impacts are an “earthquake” in the debate over drilling. (Huffington Post)
  4. U.S. Navy to expand sonar testing again, and so the battle of sonar vs. marine mammals is rekindled. (NPR)
  5. How bad for your family and the environment is the dish soap in your kitchen? (Grist)

The Green Buzz: Thursday, April 25

Written by | April 25th, 2013

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When you see the word “Amazon,” what comes to mind?

  1. The giant internet retailer put in a bid for “.amazon” cyberspace, and neither Brazil nor Peru is pleased. (Guardian)
  2. Why is Hurricane Sandy debris removal in NYC nearly twice the national average? (The New York Times)
  3. Big agriculture is fighting to keep prying eyes out of slaughterhouses and factory farms. (Grist)
  4. EPA says tar sands oil pipelines need to be held to higher standards because that stuff is really hard to clean up. (NPR)
  5. Coyotes on trains? Goats on school buses? Check out these 5 animals caught “commuting.” (National Geographic)

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, April 24

Written by | April 24th, 2013

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We’ve got interesting bedfellows in today’s green news.

  1. PETA has bought stock in Sea World, and now has a seat at shareholder meetings. (Huffington Post)
  2. A fish previously thought to be extinct is making a comeback in Nevada. (The New York Times)
  3. Sick of traffic? You could hover over congestion in this car. (Discovery News)
  4. A 6-year old boy’s day off of school was made exciting thanks to an alligator attack (and he’s ok). (NPR)
  5. And as long as there’s no alligator attacks, nature makes kids healthier. (MNN)
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