Tag: New Zealand

The Green Buzz: Monday, December 2

Written by | December 2nd, 2013

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A threat to Christmas trees, cube-friendly plants and protecting NYC from storms all in today’s green news.

  1. There’s something lurking in the soil, and it’s creating a “national problem” for the Christmas tree market. (NBC News)
  2. An urban school alliance is using its purchasing power to get suppliers to create and sell healthier and more sustainable products. (The New York Times)
  3. A surefire way to combat the winter blues? One of these 10 plants will brighten your day and clean the air around you! (MNN)
  4. The NZ government announced a plant to protect the world’s rarest dolphin, but conservationists say it’s not nearly enough. (BBC News)
  5. There’s a new plan to protect the Bronx and Howard Beach from storm surge — much of which will include natural infrastructure. (LongIsland.com)

The Green Buzz: Tuesday, October 1

Written by | October 1st, 2013

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A government shutdown and a climate change refugee. That and more, in today’s Green Buzz.

  1. How the U.S. government shutdown affects science and the environment. (The Verge)
  2. Today’s Google Doodle celebrates Yosemite… as in, a closed Yosemite. Bad or good timing? (Huff Post Green)
  3. It’s an episode of “CSI Turtle” in the Maldives. So what’s causing their injuries? (The Guardian)
  4. This New Zealand man says he’s a climate change refugee. (Businessweek)
  5. Ending on a happy note: grab your camera and brush up on this year’s guide to fall foliage. (MNN)

The Green Buzz: Tuesday, August 6

Written by | August 6th, 2013

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In today’s green news, we learn that New Zealand doesn’t quite live up to its “100% Pure” slogan.

  1. Dairy scare dings New Zealand’s environmental credentials. (Reuters)
  2. Heart break: the polar bear who died of climate change. (The Guardian)
  3. Meet the most exquisitely weird spiders you’ve ever seen. (Wired Science)
  4. Who wants a bite of the lab-grown hamburger? Mmmm… (Bloomberg)
  5. Six unexpected effects of climate change. (LiveScience)

The Green Buzz: Monday, July 1

Written by | July 1st, 2013

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I know, I know, it’s Monday and a single cup of joe just isn’t cutting it. Get your Morning buzz with today’s #GreenNews!

  1. No batteries? No problem. Check out this flashlight powered by the heat of your hands! (TreeHugger)
  2. The pictures from inside this New Zealand cave will make the view from your boss’s corner office look like a blank wall! (TreeHugger)
  3. Study shows more job seekers prefer to work for sustainable companies. (GreenBiz)
  4. A New York suburb tries out a new compost pickup program (TreeHugger)
  5. Who doesn’t love Sloths? One woman took her love just a few steps beyond the memes. (The Daily Green)

Nature Photo of the Week: Lupin Delight

Written by | April 13th, 2012

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This bright and cheerful photo of wild lupins in New Zealand was an easy pick for Nature Photo of the Week. But taking the photograph, however, was not quite so easy. Flickr Chris Gin writes, “[Wind] has been blowing hard all over the country recently and causing the lupines to move around like crazy, but thankfully […]

Cool Green Morning: Friday, May 27

Written by | May 27th, 2011

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Sanjayan, Mark Zuckerberg and 17 Nobel laureates… some interesting characters top today’s green news headlines:

  1. Coral reefs could save your life so let’s return the favor, says Conservancy lead scientist Sanjayan. (HuffPost)
  2. Are you a victim of seafood fraud? New research shows 20 to 25 percent of fish are mislabeled. (The New York Times)
  3. 17 Nobel laureates (aka, the smartest people on the planet) are calling for action to “stop and reverse global environmental change.” (RealClimate)
  4. Would you take the Zuckerberg personal challenge and only eat animals you kill yourself? (Treehugger)
  5. The great snipe is chubby but speedy–this shorebird makes the fastest long-distance, nonstop flights of any animal. (Wired)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, January 5

Written by | January 5th, 2011

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Cool Green Morning: The “But What Does It All Mean??” edition.

  1. Dead birds are now falling out of the sky in Sweden, and dead fish are washing up on Maryland, Brazil and New Zealand shores. (Huffington Post)
  2. The Atlantic Ocean is warming. Just ask its corals. (Mongabay)
  3. This crazy hornet creates its own solar power…with its skin. (National Geographic)
  4. It’s not just honeybees on the decline. A new report says a number of bee species are in peril. (Grist)
  5. The EPA released updated guidelines for cleaning up broken CFLs. (Green House)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, October 1

Written by | October 1st, 2010

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Kiwis (the bird), tortoises and an environmental love song… yes, your day just got cooler & greener.

  1. First, the bad news: Madagascar’s radiated tortoise gets a death sentence–20 years until extinction. (The Daily Green)
  2. Now, the good news: New Zealand’s mascot, the endagnered kiwi, could be saved with a little deodorant. (Extinction Countdown)
  3. Looking for an electric vehicle charging station along I-80? Better stop in Elk Horn, IA. (EcoGeek)
  4. EnvironmentMan sings his serenade to Lisa Jackson, the EPA’s head-honcho. (Grist)
  5. New rules on offshore drilling announced yesterday. (The New York Times)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, April 30

Written by | April 30th, 2009

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Is ignorance bliss when it comes to climate change? And is the weatherman the closet thing we have to a climate change guru? Find out this and more in today’s round-up of green news. Blame it on the Weatherman: When the temperature gets hot in your neigborhood, do your thoughts turn to climate change? You’re not alone. Check […]

Cool Green Morning: Friday, Feb. 27

Written by | February 27th, 2009

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It’s the end of the week, and of course our thoughts turn to good times, laughter, and flatulence…strictly as a climate-change issue, you understand. Catch the latest on stopping passed gas from going greenhouse — and all the rest of today’s hot green links: Not a Fart Joke: You might have missed this yesterday, but […]

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