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The Green Buzz: Wednesday, October 9

Written by | October 9th, 2013

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It’s a weird, wild world in today’s green news.

  1. Even Antarctica is affected by the government shutdown. (NPR)
  2. Tanzania’s government minister has a suggestion for how to deal with poachers. (TreeHugger)
  3. This Austin, TX, college professor really wants his students to understand sustainability. (Grist)
  4. Cyborg cockroaches? For kids? There’s an ethics argument for that. (Wired)
  5. This infographic shows the real costs of environmental disasters. (MNN)

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, October 2

Written by | October 2nd, 2013

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Rhino poaching, dolphin deaths and tupperware in space (yes, you read that right) in today’s green news.

  1. The island that popped out of the ocean last week after an earthquake in Pakistan? Apparently happens all the time. (NPR)
  2. Rhino poaching has gone up 5000 percent since 2007. How can that be possible? (TreeHugger)
  3. Are humans behind the Atlantic coast dolphin deaths? (Scientific American)
  4. The plastic that makes up Tupperware has been found on Saturn’s moon. (The Register)
  5. The government shutdown is affecting animals, too. (MNN)

The Green Buzz: Monday, September 30

Written by | September 30th, 2013

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We’re ending the month of September with some good reads on issues like coexisting with keystone species and sinkholes. Yikes.

  1. Here are five big takeaways from the IPCC’s big global warming report on Friday. (National Geographic)
  2. The Bayou Corne Sinkhole: growing bigger and dividing a town, in the process. (New York Times)
  3. Can Burmese pythons in the Everglades be lured into traps? Pretty much everyone hopes so… (Christian Science Monitor)
  4. A commercial freighter completed the first-ever voyage through the Northwest Passage this week. (NPR)
  5. Can ranchers coexist with coyotes? In California, an innovative method is showing it’s possible. (MNN)

The Green Buzz: Thursday, September 26

Written by | September 26th, 2013

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It keeps happening, so we’re going to continue to talk poaching in today’s green news.

  1. More than 80 elephants were killed when poachers used cyanide to poison their water hole. (BBC News)
  2. Ancient fish fossil found in China shows the first face on an animal! (National Geographic)
  3. This poor gorilla was hand-raised by humans and has no gorilla friends. (MNN)
  4. More than 37,000 gallons of oil spilled in the wake of the Colorado floods, and there’s a scramble to clean it up. (NPR)
  5. There’s a real problem in the conservation community: a lack of diversity. (Grist)

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, September 25

Written by | September 25th, 2013

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On this Hump Day, we’ve got strange animal attacks and more in your green news.

  1. We don’t know what to think of this picture (and are glad the bat got away). (NBC News)
  2. The mystery of how a deer died is answered, thanks to this amazing photo. (National Post)
  3. Those 100-year climate disasters? Yeah, make them 100-day climate disasters, thanks to climate change. (Market Watch)
  4. The number of rhinos poached this year has already broken last year’s gruesome record. (MNN)
  5. The love affair we have with bananas has an unintended victim: Costa Rica’s crocodiles. (NPR)

The Green Buzz: Thursday, September 19

Written by | September 19th, 2013

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Are you ready for some football in this morning’s green news?

  1. Can we get an “O-H!” That’s right, you may not love their football, but the Buckeyes are calling a new play, and it’s decidedly green. (Washington Post)
  2. Those towering, somewhat fantastical baobab trees? They’re another casualty of climate change. (Scientific American)
  3. It doesn’t make headlines like elephants or rhinos do, but the pangolin is being poached to death. (Environment 360)
  4. The creation of a science laureate seemed like a good idea, you know, to help encourage future scientists. Until it was derailed by politics… (NPR)
  5. Russian Coast Guard fired on a Greenpeace ship and arrested four; the activists were trying to draw attention to Arctic drilling. (Environmental News Service)

The Green Buzz: Tuesday, September 17

Written by | September 17th, 2013

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A story on pollution told by…ear wax? Read on, conservation-concerned, and learn more in today’s green news.

  1. Like star-gazing? There are four sky events this week, so grab that blanket and look up! (National Geographic)
  2. There’s a new world map in town, and it shows areas that are most susceptible to climate change. (International Business Times)
  3. How often do whales clean their ears? Well, never, which is why ear wax turns out to be a great indicator of contaminants in the ocean. (NPR)
  4. Woodpeckers are proving to be an admirable adversary to the invasive emerald ash borer. (MNN)
  5. Small animals perceive time as though it’s passing in slow motion, says a new study. (BBC News)

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: 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: Wednesday, August 21

Written by | August 21st, 2013

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We’ve got climate change updates, nasty plastic news, showers of poison and more in today’s green news.

  1. IPCC is near certain that climate change is caused by humans. (The New York Times)
  2. A poison shower to kill rodents on an island could help rare seabirds recover, say the Feds. (Huffington Post)
  3. Fukushima is leaking 80,000 gallons of contaminated water into the Pacific Ocean every day. (NPR)
  4. More dolphin deaths are found off the coast of Virginia, with little evidence as to why they’re dying. (Washington Post)
  5. Rare sea turtles are eating plastic at a record rate. (MNN)
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