Tag: rhino poaching

The Green Buzz: Thursday, November 7

Written by | November 7th, 2013

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Restored rivers, place-based beer, and “Blackfish” all in today’s green news.

  1. Mozambique’s former president is working to curb rhino poaching by eliminating extreme poverty. (Bloomberg)
  2. A huge restoration project has finally freed the Penobscot River for the first time in 200 years. (CBS News)
  3. Craft brewers say something is missing from craft beer: a connection with the landscape. (NPR)
  4. “Blackfish” has exposed the dark side of Sea World, whose stocks are taking a hit. (Market Watch)
  5. Voters in Colorado tell the fracking industry to back off. (Grist)

The Green Buzz: Thursday, October 17

Written by | October 17th, 2013

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Welp, the shutdown is over. Any lasting effects in the science world? We’re here to report.

  1. The world’s largest fast food enterprise is taking a green step forward in the world of trash. (Environment News Service)
  2. The damaging effects to science because of the government shutdown will continue to last. (Scientific American)
  3. And the damage to our national parks? The shutdown cost many of them hundreds of thousands — even millions — of dollars. (Huffington Post)
  4. The home to nearly a quarter of endangered mountain gorillas seems like a great place to drill for oil, right? Right? (MNN)
  5. Kenya is attempting a new, tech-savvy way to stop rhino poaching. (Times Live)

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, October 2

Written by | October 2nd, 2013

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Rhino poaching, dolphin deaths and tupperware in space (yes, you read that right) in today’s green news.

  1. The island that popped out of the ocean last week after an earthquake in Pakistan? Apparently happens all the time. (NPR)
  2. Rhino poaching has gone up 5000 percent since 2007. How can that be possible? (TreeHugger)
  3. Are humans behind the Atlantic coast dolphin deaths? (Scientific American)
  4. The plastic that makes up Tupperware has been found on Saturn’s moon. (The Register)
  5. The government shutdown is affecting animals, too. (MNN)

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: Thursday, May 16

Written by | May 16th, 2013

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We’ve got some interesting news on the climate change front this morning.

  1. America has its first climate change refugees. (Grist)
  2. The Farm Bill has been approved by the House. (Huffington Post)
  3. What’s blue, provides over 80 percent of U.S. fresh water, and is suffering? The Great Lakes. (MNN)
  4. They’re supposed to protect the rhinos, but the black market is creating poachers out of park rangers. (NPR)
  5. Looks like the bond between human and dog may be deeper than we thought. (National Geographic)

The Green Buzz: Thursday, May 2

Written by | May 2nd, 2013

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The green news this morning has me wanting to move to Norway.

  1. Say what? They have so little garbage because folks recycle so much that yes, Oslo is importing trash. (TreeHugger)
  2. The Exxon Pegasus pipeline has leaked again, this time in Missouri. (Huffington Post)
  3. Who paid for the effects of the horrible drought last summer? You did. (NPR)
  4. This general is back at war — this time, fighting rhino poachers in South Africa. (Bloomberg)
  5. The first county in the nation has banned all drilling and fracking. (Grist)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, December 28

Written by | December 28th, 2012

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It’s Friday (hurray!). Sit back, relax and read today’s top green news stories.

  1. Surveillance drones may combat rhino poaching. Radical? Yes. Effective? Let’s hope so. (Guardian)
  2. EPA chief Lisa Jackson steps down. (Huffington Post)
  3. Eek/ugh. Experiment shows drivers deliberately run over turtles. (Forbes)
  4. Maybe there really is a Santa Claus! Christmas trees absorb methane from the air. (Grist)
  5. Daring drilling project in Antarctic lake called off. (BBC)

Wanted: Asian Voice for the Endangered Rhino

Written by | July 2nd, 2012

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Rhino horn prices and rhino poaching have exploded in lockstep, and at this trajectory, wild rhinos in Africa may become extinct in the next 5-10 years.

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, March 20

Written by | March 20th, 2012

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Good morning! Caffeinate, read a green news story, repeat.

  1. Can the climate-ravaged world of “The Hunger Games” help rouse kids into action? (Grist)
  2. Flower power! This cheerful sunflower charges your electronics. (TreeHugger)
  3. Poachers have killed 135 endangered South Africa rhinos — in 2012. (Care2)
  4. Mountain pine beetles cause double trouble to pine forests. (Green)
  5. Nine of the world’s most majestic rivers are in peril. (Mother Nature Network)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, November 7

Written by | November 7th, 2011

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And on our left, ladies and gentlemen, we have the bustling area known as Minegolia.

  1. Once known as the “last frontier,” Mongolia’s Gobi Desert is now home to a mega mine. (Guardian)
  2. Talk about star-cross lovers: the Toronto Zoo plans to split up a same-sex African penguin couple. (TreeHugger)
  3. It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s an… upside down black rhino on it’s way to safety?! (MSNBC)
  4. According to new poll, older folks (ages 66-83) are the least likely generation to support clean energy and environmental protection. (Grist)
  5. A Boeing 737 and a Prius have more in common than you may think. (Green)
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