Tag: oceans

The Green Buzz: Monday, December 23

Written by | December 23rd, 2013

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Today’s green news comes straight from the Arctic:

  1. Scientists discovered an extensive aquifer that sits below the Greenland ice sheet all year round.  Whether this water will find its way to the ocean must be determined in order to make accurate sea level rise predictions.  (Mother Nature Network)
  2. Due to Russia’s post-Soviet economic downturn, Arctic fish in the region are much healthier than those off of North America and Europe, with far less mercury detected in their systems.  (Nature World News)
  3. Message in an Arctic bottle!  Note found from scientists left in 1959, who predicted glacial melt long before this phenomenon was believed to be happening.  (International Business Times)

Q&A with Andreas Merkl: Dialogues on the Environment

Written by | December 2nd, 2013

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Mark Tercek talks with Ocean Conservancy CEO Andreas Merkl about marine conservation, trends in the nonprofit world and the impact “Moby Dick” has had on his life.

The Green Buzz: Monday, October 21

Written by | October 21st, 2013

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Another mysterious fish washes ashore in today’s green news.

  1. How many tree species do you think reside in the Amazon? A new report estimates just how diverse the rainforest is. (Pentagon Post)
  2. Another rare oarfish has washed ashore in California, and scientists are stumped as to why. (Reuters)
  3. This report has us wondering what our oceans are going to look like by 2100. (Environment News Service)
  4. The end of an oil era is 2070, says a major oil company. (MNN)
  5. Giant Asian tiger shrimp — we’re talking the length of a forearm — have invaded U.S. waters. (TreeHugger)

Nature Photo of the Week: Ocean Fury

Written by | October 17th, 2013

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Your eyes don’t deceive you — that’s lava flowing into an ocean. Incredible! This photo was snapped at Volcanoes National Park on the Big Island of Hawaiʻi.

The Green Buzz: Monday, October 7

Written by | October 7th, 2013

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Another compelling reason for why not to cut down the world’s rain forests is in today’s green news.

  1. An expedition to some of the planet’s most remote and unexplored rain forests has found 60 new species! (National Geographic)
  2. Stink bugs are coming, but workers who count this invasive insect are furloughed. (Consumer Reports)
  3. When the ocean is a desert, this creature helps coral reefs thrive. (BBC News)
  4. These 14 inventions were inspired by the greatest and most successful “machine” in the universe: Nature. (Bloomberg)
  5. Let’s meet the man who made sea-level rise disappear in North Carolina. (MNN)

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)

Protecting What We’re Afraid Of

Written by | August 5th, 2013

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Despite our fear of sharks we’re beginning to respect these great predators and recognize how important they are to keeping oceans healthy.

The Green Buzz: Tuesday, June 11

Written by | June 11th, 2013

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We’re buzzing about today’s green news. Unfortunately, the bees are not…

  1. 31% of managed bee colonies have been lost this season. (Chicago Tribune)
  2. Super-sized mosquitoes (20 times their typical size!) arrive in Florida. (TIME)
  3. Rooting for the underdog? Here are 10 of the least-visited national parks. (The Daily Green)
  4. How having fewer trees around may be bad for your health. (PBS)
  5. Meet the world’s most dangerous oceans. (Huffington Post Green)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, January 17

Written by | January 17th, 2013

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Here’s what has caught our attention this morning in the world of green news.

  1. A river otter has returned to San Franscisco – the first in decades. A sign of progress in water quality? (Christian Science Monitor)
  2. From a traffic nightmare to a commuter’s paradise: which city won this year’s Sustainable Transport Award? (National Geographic)
  3. Check out these photos and learn how to evict invasive species. (Discovery News)
  4. Did your aquarium fish just croak? Do the oceans a favor and don’t flush him down the toilet! (Our Amazing Planet)
  5. Want clean drinking water for cheap? Invest in natural resources. (Forest Trends)

Saving the Shark that Bit Me: Back to Work

Written by | August 16th, 2012

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Our marine biologist doesn’t let a shark bite come between him and his work at one of the most biologically diverse locations in the world.

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