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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)

First All-African American Team Climbs Denali

Written by | August 21st, 2013

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An all-African American team of nine hikers climbed Denali and achieved their goal: to inspire people of color to get outside and pursue their dreams.

Nature Photo of the Week: Who Are You?

Written by | January 24th, 2013

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Talk about seeing double! This gorgeous bald eagle was certainly in for a treat when he sneaked a peek into the waters at Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area, Pennsylvania. Kudos to Flickr photographer snooker2009 for getting this great reflective shot and for sharing this photo through The Nature Conservancy’s Flickr group. See all of The […]

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, September 8

Written by | September 8th, 2011

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Today’s green news is a little fishy.

  1. In case you were wondering, this is what climate change looks like. (Grist)
  2. Dolphins– they’re just like us! Or they talk like us, at least. (Wired)
  3. A new report calls for an outright ban on industrial deep-sea fishing. (YaleE360)
  4. Leasing solar panels for your home: worth it or no? (The Daily Green)
  5. Discharge from two coal mines killed more than 42,000 fish, and Pennsylvania’s mad enough to sue. (Green)

Get Native, Backyard Birders!

Written by | February 17th, 2009

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The February 2009 issue of Conservation Biology has a research paper on the impacts of native plants on birds and butterflies in the suburbs of southeastern Pennsylvania. To my knowledge, this is the first scientific study to compare “standard” landscaping (lawns, ornamental trees and shrubs) with “native” landscaping (using grasses and other groundcovers, shrubs and […]

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