Tag: ocean acidification

The Green Buzz: Thursday, October 3

Written by | October 3rd, 2013

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Today’s green news is filled with weird climate change effects and, yes, zombies.

  1. The world’s oceans are declining much faster than anyone thought, thanks to climate change, overfishing and pollution. (BBC News)
  2. Turns out car exhaust is confusing honeybees to death. (The Atlantic Cities)
  3. More bad news for bees: these huge Asian hornets are stinging people to death and killing bees in Europe. Yikes! (Grist)
  4. What can zombies teach us about the spread of disease? A lot, apparently. (MNN)
  5. As sea ice shrinks, tens of thousands of walruses are gathering on land. (National Geographic)

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, September 11

Written by | September 11th, 2013

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In today’s green news: it might be time to change your diet, what really happened to woolly mammoths, and how you can win $2 million.

  1. Exxon has been charged with illegally dumping 50,000 gallons of wastewater in Pennsylvania. (Bloomberg)
  2. FDA confirms arsenic in rice, but says don’t worry about it. (Grist)
  3. Could climate change have caused the demise of the woolly mammoth? (BBC News)
  4. This actor asked too many questions about illegal deforestation in Indonesia and was threatened with deportation. (Guardian)
  5. Can you figure out what is going on with ocean acidification? Then you could win $2 million. (MNN)

The Green Buzz: Tuesday, August 27

Written by | August 27th, 2013

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Today’s green news round-up reveals an interesting idea for naming hurricanes…

  1. In California, saving this species also means saving seagrass. (BBC)
  2. What if Hurricanes were named after climate change deniers? (Mongabay)
  3. Must see: NASA image reveals how large the devastating Rim Fire really is. (Science World Report)
  4. In the face of ocean acidification, some marine life adapts. (PhysOrg)
  5. Say goodbye to satellites and hello to giant solar-powered planes. (TreeHugger)

The Green Buzz: Tuesday, March 12

Written by | March 12th, 2013

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Serving up today’s green news stories with a side of GMO.

  1. Could the next Fukushima be in your own backyard? (Grist)
  2. Whole Foods paves the way: becomes first grocer to label GMO foods. (The Daily Green)
  3. Huh? What? Songbirds can’t hear each other over the roar of traffic. (BBC Nature)
  4. White-nose syndrome invades South Carolina, the 21st state to be infected. (Mother Nature Network)
  5. Mussels could lose grip on rocks in acidified oceans. (Conservation Magazine)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, October 22

Written by | October 22nd, 2012

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Because every week should begin with a happy sea lion story.

  1. A rehabilitated sea lion named “Blonde Bomber” was released back into the ocean last week. (Huffington Post Green)
  2. Which companies are the greenest? (GreenBiz)
  3. Ocean acidification could make the sea sound different. (YaleE360)
  4. Oil is leaking from the site of the 2010 Gulf oil spill. (Christian Science Monitor)
  5. Climate change makes rice emit more methane. (Treehugger)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, August 7

Written by | August 7th, 2012

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Having a bad day? Well, at least you’re not a shellfish.

  1. Acidifying seawater is making it harder for clams to grow their shells. (Mother Nature Network)
  2. Droughts have farmers mastering the art of dry farming. (Grist)
  3. Mud poses no obstacle for coral reefs in the Great Barrier Reef. (NY Times)
  4. Climate change washes away traditions in Alaskan Arctic villages. (Washington Post)
  5. Go deep sea diving for gold and copper. (Guardian)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, July 10

Written by | July 10th, 2012

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What’s that sound? Oh, just the Northern Lights giving you a round of applause.

  1. Remote-controlled model planes offer bird’s-eye approach to conservation. (Mongabay)
  2. Now you can see and hear the Northern Lights. (Space)
  3. It’s official: this first 6 months of 2012 are the hottest ever for the US. (Bloomberg)
  4. Oceans’ rising acid levels act as the “osteoporosis of the sea.” (Christian Science Monitor)
  5. SOS: Save Our Salmon. Sockeye salmon populations declining. (Discovery News)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, July 9

Written by | July 9th, 2012

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On this dreary Monday morning, there’s at least one reason to celebrate…

  1. It’s less hot today, guys! Climate change is over!!!! (AP, via Huffington Post Green)
  2. Apple pulls out of a federal green certification program. (Treehugger)
  3. Ocean acidification is the biggest threat to the health of coral reefs. (Guardian)
  4. We’re throwing billions of dollars’ worth of precious metals in the trash– and harming the planet in the process. (Triple Pundit)
  5. Taking the rest of the summer off to go to farm camp. See ya! (Grist)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, March 2

Written by | March 2nd, 2012

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Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss! Thanks for speaking for the trees.

  1. Speaking of birthdays, did you see the awesome green gift Justin Bieber got yesterday?. (MNN)
  2. A new device could turn sewage plants into power stations. (Guardian)
  3. Ocean acidification is the worst in 300M years. (Discovery)
  4. Caffeine disrupts sleep for morning people, but not night owls. (Scientific American)
  5. A new bat species was discovered in Vietnam. You have to see its face. (Huffington Post Green)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, June 2

Written by | June 2nd, 2011

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What’s going on with frogs, penguins and clownfish these days? Funny you should ask…

  1. Can social networks save the world’s amphibians? (Wired)
  2. Less packaging could be coming to your favorite product soon. (Green)
  3. The mystery of how penguins stay warm when they huddle is revealed with this time-lapse video. (BBC)
  4. A controversial ‘mega dam’ has been approved for development in the Brazilian Amazon. (Mongabay)
  5. Say what? Scientists report clownfish are going deaf from ocean acidification. (Treehugger)
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