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The Green Buzz: Tuesday, October 8

Written by | October 8th, 2013

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In the land of green news today: a strange-looking lizard and a solar power breakthrough.

  1. How many famous animal conservationists can you name? (Mother Nature Network)
  2. We aren’t lying — the Pinocchio lizard has been confirmed living in Ecuador. (Nature World News)
  3. So how exactly did the Hawaiian Islands form? Research offers a new theory. (Science World Report)
  4. An era of nighttime solar power is dawning in the U.S. (TG Daily)
  5. Bee colony cause of death: stress from pesticides. (Discovery News)

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: Tuesday, September 10

Written by | September 10th, 2013

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What’s the likelihood that another Sandy could hit? Find out in today’s green news

  1. The probability of a Sandy-like storm surge is already double what it was in 1950, thanks to climate change. (Washington Post)
  2. Could this farmer’s trick fix farms and help abate the effects of climate change? (Grist)
  3. Europe has banned bee-killing pesticides and now those pesticide makers are suing. (TreeHugger)
  4. Bye Bye: More than 2700 people apply for a one-way trip to Mars. (NBC News)
  5. Amazing photos: Jaguar stalks and kills caiman in Brazil. (National Geographic)

The Green Buzz: Friday, August 16

Written by | August 16th, 2013

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Hey, it’s Friday! Let’s celebrate the weekend — and the olinguito — with some green news.

  1. Have you met the cute olinguito, the newest member of the raccoon family yet? (Smithsonian)
  2. Better late than never. The White House goes solar — again. (350.org)
  3. Since 2007, 10 million beehives are gone. The common factor? Pesticides. (Discovery News)
  4. Badgers give archaeologists a hand in Germany. (Daily Mail)
  5. Feel good story of the day: 9 inspiring animals that use prosthetics. (MNN)

The Green Buzz: Friday, June 21

Written by | June 21st, 2013

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Seeing as how today is the longest day of the year, you definitely have time to read up on some green news!

  1. How do you stop pollution in China? You won’t believe this extreme new idea. (Reuters)
  2. Urban forests help save at least one person from dying every year. (Grist)
  3. Everything you need to know about Sunday’s Supermoon. (Huffington Post)
  4. 25,000 bumble bees found dead in Oregon. Are pesticides to blame? (Discovery News)
  5. It’s not everyday you see a galaxy in the shape of a penguin! (National Geographic)

The Green Buzz: Tuesday, April 30

Written by | April 30th, 2013

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Never thought I’d say this, but today’s green news has me marveling at cicadas.

  1. NYC’s urban jungle and the real jungle aren’t so different when it comes to evolution. (TreeHugger)
  2. Yes, they’re annoying, but learning how a cicada keeps its wings clean is pretty rad. (Science World)
  3. This just in: plants could offset 1% of global warming worldwide. (Daily Mail)
  4. When words aren’t an option, fish use sign language to communicate. (National Geographic)
  5. Save the bees, ban pesticides, says the EU. (BBC Nature)

The Green Buzz: Thursday, March 28

Written by | March 28th, 2013

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The green news this morning makes it easy to see how humans can easily cause a species’ extinction.

  1. A wildlife trafficker is caught with more than 10% of an entire species. (Treehugger)
  2. Arctic sea ice is receding, and that doesn’t bode well for polar bears. (Christian Science Monitor)
  3. An Indiana dairy farm has found an innovative use for all of that cow manure. (The New York Times)
  4. Looks like bee colonies aren’t the only victims of popular pesticides. (MNN)
  5. A two-headed shark was found off the Florida Keys. (National Geographic)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, October 25

Written by | October 25th, 2012

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The buzz in the cool green news this morning is…

  1. Bees and pesticides don’t mix, and now there’s more evidence that the latter is decimating the former. (Mongabay)
  2. This British police officer stole hundreds of rare bird eggs from their nests — while on duty! (BBC News)
  3. Great (and surprising) news: The U.S. is going to come close to meeting its 2020 greenhouse gas emission target. (Scientific American)
  4. But the U.S. is also poised to become the world’s top oil producer, thanks (or no thanks?) to fracking. (Huffington Post)
  5. This rescued echidna might be the cutest/strangest mammal we’ve ever seen — and the orphan has a new home. (Huffington Post)

What is the Next “Silent Spring”?

Written by | September 20th, 2012

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In the 50 years since Rachel Carson’s book was published, new environmental threats deserve our undivided attention. We asked our scientists: What is the next “silent spring”?

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, June 19

Written by | June 19th, 2012

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A bear did not write Cool Green Morning today. We promise.

  1. Bears have big brains and use computers!? (BBC Nature)
  2. This just in: Antarctica was once as warm as Iceland. (TG Daily)
  3. Where have you been hiding all these years, Kandyan dwarf toad? (Mongabay)
  4. Feast your eyes on the 12 most pesticide-laden fruits and vegetables. (Huffington Post Green)
  5. Inspecting wind turbine blades is a dangerous job — so hire a robot. (Ecogeek)
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