Tag: plants

The Green Buzz: Tuesday, June 25

Written by | June 25th, 2013

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In today’s green news: are plants smarter than humans?

  1. The case of the missing red panda: closed. Phew! (USA Today)
  2. Plants flex their math skills at night to control their food supplies. (Discovery News)
  3. Superstorms bring power outages — and another reason to design better insulated buildings. (TreeHugger)
  4. 61 years of searching and hoping, researcher photographs an endangered right whale in Canada. (LiveScience)
  5. See Sunday’s Supermoon in a series of super images. (National Geographic)

The Green Buzz: Tuesday, May 14

Written by | May 14th, 2013

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Sharing today’s top green news headlines… with a side of bugs!

  1. How can you fight this summer’s wildfires without firefighters? (Washington Post)
  2. The eagle death toll at wind farms shows renewable energy comes with consequences. (AP)
  3. Half of common plants and a third of animals could lose habitat. We’ll let you guess the cause… (BBC Nature)
  4. How would you spend $50 million for the planet? (Grist)
  5. Let them eat bugs! Fighting world hunger with… insects. (Telegraph)

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: Tuesday, February 26

Written by | February 26th, 2013

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Today’s green news is… well, a little wacky.

  1. Dim the lights, we’ve got glow-in-the-dark carnivorous plants! (National Geographic)
  2. Can we officially link wacky weather to global warming? (Guardian)
  3. Federal budget cuts may force some national parks to close their gates. (CNN)
  4. New report evaluates environmental impacts of the world’s largest food companies. The results are not good. (Huffington Post Green)
  5. Are you smarter than an elephant seal? Elephant seals help solve a global climate mystery. (Scientific American)

Rooftop Gardening Part 4: Lessons Learned

Written by | September 10th, 2012

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After a successful summer of rooftop gardening, our urban gardeners reflect on what they learned from their 19th-story garden.

Rooftop Gardening Part 3: Make Your Garden Grow

Written by | August 3rd, 2012

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Now that you’ve got a good start on an urban or rooftop garden, how to keep it healthy? Here are four troubleshooting tips to keep your urban garden growing throughout the season.

Rooftop Gardening Part 1: So You Wanna’ Be an Urban Gardener?

Written by | June 11th, 2012

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What do you get when you take a scrappy bunch of conservationists and stick them on the 19th floor of a high-rise building in Midtown Manhattan? You get a real-life experiment in urban conservation!

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, May 3

Written by | May 3rd, 2012

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We’ve got a great mix of green news headline for you today.

  1. The best rainforest destinations you haven’t visited — yet. (Mother Nature Network)
  2. Controversial study shows how dangerous forms of avian influenza could evolve in the wild. (Nature)
  3. Climate change is causing plants to flower faster than scientists predicted. (Christian Science Monitor)
  4. New species discovery: “rebel” coelacanth stalked ancient seas. (National Geographic)
  5. Find your green momma a gift in TreeHugger’s Mother’s Day gift guide. (TreeHugger)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, September 22

Written by | September 22nd, 2011

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This morning’s green news round-up is no joke.

  1. When it comes to technology vs. nature, “the kids are all right,” writes our lead scientist Sanjayan. (Huffington Post Green)
  2. A professor survives two days in an airtight container just by breathing the oxygen released by 150 houseplants. (Green)
  3. Bill Clinton on U.S. climate change deniers: “We look like a joke.” (Grist)
  4. Find yourself a green job. Here’s how. (The Daily Green)
  5. A new study says pollution from cars can trigger a heart attack. (Treehugger)
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