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The Green Buzz: Friday, April 12

Written by | April 12th, 2013

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On our radar today: wine, solar flares and cars that run on methane.

  1. The secret is out: unknown population of orangutans found in Borneo (Live Science)
  2. Wine vs. wildlife: climate change may send vineyards into prime wildlife habitat. (National Geographic)
  3. Grab your sunglasses and see video of this morning’s incredible solar flare. (Space)
  4. Remember last year’s huge drought? Scientists confirm it was not due to climate change. (Bloomberg)
  5. Forget hybrids. Russia sees potential in natural gas cars. (NY Times)

The Green Buzz: Tuesday, April 2

Written by | April 2nd, 2013

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DJ, drop a beat. Let’s play some tunes while reading today’s green news, shall we?

  1. Sea lion keeps a beat to music — you’ll be singing “Boogie Wonderland” all day. (Discover Magazine)
  2. Band-Aids that will work in water? Thank the gecko for inspiration. (National Geographic)
  3. Reduce, reuse, recycle… and READ. Book industry increases their use of recycled paper. (Mongabay)
  4. Attack of the Noxious Algae Blooms: it sounds like a movie title, but it’s a reality in Lake Erie. (Huffington Post Green)
  5. In 2010, outdoor air pollution contributed to 1.2 million premature deaths in China. (NY Times)

The Green Buzz: Friday, March 29

Written by | March 29th, 2013

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Before you start your weekend, here are 5 must-read green news stories.

  1. Africa fairy circles explained… and all circles point towards termites. (NY Times)
  2. Hope comes in the form of a footprint: Sumatran rhino may be alive on Indonesia’s Borneo island. (Washington Post)
  3. A new poll reveals 82% of U.S. adults believe climate change is already occurring. (Nature)
  4. In cool animal news, check out the sticky way a sea hare fools predators. (BBC Nature)
  5. A robot jellyfish could be the future of Navy underwater surveillance. (Wired)

The Green Buzz: Friday, March 15

Written by | March 15th, 2013

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We’re ending this week on a Big Bang. Here’s your green news round-up.

  1. Eureka! After a half-century quest, physicists discover the long-sought “God particle.” (Washington Post)
  2. Will Pope Francis address climate change? He does ride the bus to work… (Mother Nature Network)
  3. If we have the ability, should we bring back extinct species? (National Geographic)
  4. In super cool bird news: birds once flew with four wings. (NY Times)
  5. First time climate change is to blame for a humanitarian disaster. (Huffington Post Green)

The Green Buzz: Friday, March 8

Written by | March 8th, 2013

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Today we’re buzzing about everything from global warming to green fashion.

  1. It’s native frog vs. invasive toad in a head-to-head battle. Can the good guys win? (Scientist)
  2. Fashionistas can go green with “zero-deforestation” handbags. (Mongabay)
  3. It’s hot — as in, hasn’t-been-this-hot-since-the-Ice-Age hot. (NY Times)
  4. International ban on polar bear trade rejected. (Los Angeles Times)
  5. The average commute time in the U.S. is… (can you guess?) (TreeHugger)

The Green Buzz: Tuesday, March 5

Written by | March 5th, 2013

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Today’s green news makes us want to reach out a hug an animal.

  1. The numbers are staggering: Two-thirds of forest elephants are killed by ivory poachers in past decade. (Guardian)
  2. On a related/sad note: 3,000 great apes continue to be killed or captured every year. (TreeHugger)
  3. Global warming will open new shipping lanes in the Arctic. (Mongabay)
  4. Polar exploration becomes safer thanks to a yeti — a robot yeti, that is. (TG Daily)
  5. Selective fishing will only work if scientists + environmentalists + fishers work together. (NY Times)

The Green Buzz: Friday, February 15

Written by | February 15th, 2013

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Here’s some green news to help you pass the time until the asteroid hits.

  1. One fifth of the world’s reptile species are threatened with extinction. (Mongabay)
  2. Young at heart? World’s oldest wild bird hatches chick at age 62. (TreeHugger)
  3. Traces of anti-anxiety drugs that end up in our rivers may affect fish behavior. (NY Times)
  4. You won’t believe what happens to a sea slug after mating. (National Geographic)
  5. Can collaborative fashion change the way we approach clothing? (Grist)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, January 18

Written by | January 18th, 2013

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Forget April showers, global warming brings early flowers.

  1. Gosh, animals are fascinating: Japanese quails demonstrate mastery of camouflage. (Scientific American)
  2. White nose syndrome has killed 5.5 million bats — now spreads to Kentucky. (Green)
  3. Thoreau helps scientists make connections between climate change and early spring flowers. (LiveScience)
  4. Speaking of, six ways climate change will affect you, yes YOU. (National Geographic)
  5. The Dept of Energy is offering a $10M prize to make solar installation cheaper. (Grist)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, January 11

Written by | January 11th, 2013

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In: cash for snakes. Out: plastic bottles. Yep, just another quirky green news roundup.

  1. Killing pythons for cash? Florida puts a bounty on the Burmese python. (Bloomberg)
  2. From dreadful heat in Brazil to flooding in Pakistan, an in-depth look at 2012′s extreme weather. (NY Times)
  3. Cheers! Concord, Mass becomes the first US city to ban plastic bottles. (TreeHugger)
  4. Innovative and eco-friendly: Dutch “smart highway” glows in the dark. (LiveScience)
  5. The Pacific bluefin tuna population has declined by 96%. (Discovery News)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, January 10

Written by | January 10th, 2013

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Today’s green news features awww-dorable penguin photos. Too cute to miss.

  1. Now that’s a hidden talent: baby sharks sense danger even before they’re born. (Wired)
  2. No ifs, ands or buts about it: 2012 was the hottest year on record in the US. (NY Times)
  3. A previously unknown colony of 9,000 emperor penguins has received its first human visitors. (Guardian)
  4. The race is on to save killer whales trapped under ice off the coast of Canada. (Atlantic Wire)
  5. BP shells out a whopping $1 billion to Gulf oil spill victims. (Huffington Post Green)
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