Tag: PETA

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, September 18

Written by | September 18th, 2013

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Could mapping the genome of big cats help save them? That and more in today’s green news.

  1. Illegal lobster killing has been caught on tape at a major Maine seafood plant. (CBS News)
  2. These big cats are highly endangered, and now their genomes have been mapped, in an effort to help save them. (BBC News)
  3. How are the animals in a Colorado animal sanctuary faring after the record rainfall? (Huffington Post)
  4. Deconstructing Dinner: This new series is attempting to show us where our food really comes from. (TreeHugger)
  5. New map adds in a new climate factor: people. (Christian Science Monitor)

The Green Buzz: Monday, July 8

Written by | July 8th, 2013

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We’ve got some “shocking” green news for you this Monday morning.

  1. A static charge — derived from insects’ flapping wings — helps spider webs catch prey. (Discovery News)
  2. Why were 50,000 bumblebees found dead in a parking lot? (TreeHugger)
  3. Agriculture runoff + water quality scientists = a possible answer as to what agricultural pollution is doing to our freshwater sources. (NPR)
  4. PETA the target of protests for euthanizing animals at its shelter in Virginia. (New York Times)
  5. Still need summer vacation plans? The 12 must-see views at U.S. National Parks should help. (MNN)

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, April 24

Written by | April 24th, 2013

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We’ve got interesting bedfellows in today’s green news.

  1. PETA has bought stock in Sea World, and now has a seat at shareholder meetings. (Huffington Post)
  2. A fish previously thought to be extinct is making a comeback in Nevada. (The New York Times)
  3. Sick of traffic? You could hover over congestion in this car. (Discovery News)
  4. A 6-year old boy’s day off of school was made exciting thanks to an alligator attack (and he’s ok). (NPR)
  5. And as long as there’s no alligator attacks, nature makes kids healthier. (MNN)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, November 4

Written by | November 4th, 2009

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This edition of Cool Green Morning is all about bringing people together, like Glenn Beck and PETA, who are bonding over their mutual dislike of Al Gore’s diet.  Or German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who’s encouraging the U.S. to team up with Europe to fight climate change.  Read on for more heart-warming tales of love and […]

Cool Green Morning: Friday, September 18

Written by | September 18th, 2009

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Can skyscrapers be bird-friendly? Can we talk about climate change? Can we compost dog waste? Yes we can, yes we can, yes we can, kids — all in this morning’s Coolness. Happy weekend! PETA gives a new 82-story Chicago skyscraper an award for being friendly to birds — incorporating design elements that will minimize bird […]

People + Fish + Wonder = Conservation

Written by | March 26th, 2009

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I’ve been creating (and embellishing) fish stories ever since my grandfather took me to the North Carolina mountains to teach me the alchemy that transformed the grasshoppers we caught together into rainbows of flipping shining scales in a five-year-old boy’s hands. Subsequent initiations by father and great-grandfather led to a life of piscatorial pursuits, more […]

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