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The Green Buzz: Wednesday, November 27

Written by | November 27th, 2013

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The green news today is chock full of stories that raised our eyebrows.

  1. Taking a stand: college campuses around the U.S. are divesting from fossil-fuel firms to combat climate change. (Washington Post)
  2. They may seem slow and awkward, but seahorses are super stealthy hunters. (BBC News)
  3. The headline says it all: China’s pet dogs may save wild tigers. (Scientific American)
  4. This U.S. island is so polluted by plastic that it may soon become a Superfund site. (MNN)
  5. When states run out of funding to fight wildfires, prison inmates to the rescue. (New York Times)

The Green Buzz: Thursday, November 21

Written by | November 21st, 2013

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Today’s green news is all about how to save nature. Literally.

  1. Putting a value on nature may be the best way to save it. (BBC News)
  2. Which would be great for these 2,370 irreplaceable places. (MNN)
  3. The catastrophic Gulf oil spill will affect the deep layers of the ocean for years to come. (Mongabay)
  4. Splenda may be good for your coffee but it’s not good for the Earth. (Grist)
  5. How to stop the illegal wildlife trade from funding terrorist groups. (Scientific American)

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: Thursday, June 27

Written by | June 27th, 2013

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Like to drink orange juice in the morning? Then you’ll be interested in today’s green news.

  1. A new invasive bug in Florida is threatening the state’s citrus crop. (NPR)
  2. Experts and journalists have weighed in, and here are four key moments of Obama’s climate change speech. (TreeHugger)
  3. Did extreme weather cause a tsunami in New Jersey? (Huffington Post)
  4. Since when did feeding birds constitute a charge of illegally feeding wildlife? (MNN)
  5. Can sharks in the Gulf and off Cuba’s coast be saved by a sustainable fishery? (Scientific American)

The Green Buzz: Friday, May 17

Written by | May 17th, 2013

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Happy National Bike to Work Day! After you lock up your wheels, read today’s green news:

  1. If climate scientists overwhelmingly agree on global warming, why doesn’t the public? (NY Times)
  2. Want healthier tomatoes? Grow them with LEDs. (TreeHugger)
  3. Jaguars are large, beautiful and thankfully thriving in the Peruvian Amazon. (Mongabay)
  4. It’s Earth’s most iconic summit. And it’s melting. Fast. (Huffington Post Green)
  5. Vehicles in the U.S. hit an estimated 1-2 million animals every year. (Scientific American)

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, May 15

Written by | May 15th, 2013

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Elephant poachers, take note.

  1. Elephants may be growing more aggressive to those who pose a threat. (Huffington Post)
  2. Cuts in volcano monitoring? Thanks, sequester. (MNN)
  3. The North and South Poles are shifting. Take a wild guess as to why… (Scientific American)
  4. Awww! A pod of whales has adopted a deformed bottlenose dolphin. (National Geographic)
  5. Struggling to be leaders in conservation with a circus-y past — what’s the future of zoos? (Conservation Magazine)

The Green Buzz: Tuesday, May 7

Written by | May 7th, 2013

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Serving up lots of cool, breaking green news today. Read on!

  1. Would you like a side of mercury with that? Arctic foxes on the decline due to their diet. (BBC Nature)
  2. Case closed: climate change, not aboriginal people, killed off Australia’s megafauna. (The Australian)
  3. In cool bat tongue news, high-speed video reveals interesting feeding technique. (Scientific American)
  4. Jackson Pollock, watch your back. This retired race horse is now an abstract painter. (Discovery News)
  5. And today’s green news wouldn’t be complete without THE guide to sustainable beer. Cheers! (Grist)

The Green Buzz: Monday, March 25

Written by | March 25th, 2013

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BABY ANIMALS!

  1. Welcome to the world, new little baby endangered Rothschild giraffe! (Associated Press, via Christian Science Monitor)
  2. This chicken’s dad is a duck. (As far as we know, the giraffe’s father is a giraffe.) (Treehugger)
  3. Timely: Is it cruel to kill insects? (Grist)
  4. Here’s what the president can–and should– do to combat climate change. (Scientific American)
  5. Alligators hate treadmills. Alligators: they’re just like us! (Wired)

The Green Buzz: Thursday, March 7

Written by | March 7th, 2013

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Here’s what’s on our radar this morning:

  1. The percentage of adults who are alarmed by climate change has grown since 2010, says a new study. (Discovery News)
  2. That’s good, because another side effect of climate change? Ships could navigate through the North Pole by 2050. (Scientific American)
  3. Two-thirds of African forest elephants have been killed in the last 10 years. (Treehugger)
  4. Los Angeles’ Unified school district is serving only vegetarian food on Mondays. (MNN)
  5. What do Obama’s cabinet picks say about his promise for a greener second term? (Christian Science Monitor)
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