Tag: Species extinction

The Green Buzz: Friday, August 2

Written by | August 2nd, 2013

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What’s going on in the world of green news? Here are 5 green things you need to know.

  1. Climate change doesn’t just make people angry, it makes them violent, too. (CNN)
  2. Wave hello to the first airplane powered by natural gas. (Grist)
  3. Two butterfly species vanish almost overnight. (Mongabay)
  4. BPA-exposure may be worse than we thought. We’re talking “deranged metabolism” here. (The Daily Green)
  5. Polar bears may be the face of climate change, but what about walruses, seals and even caribou? (Discovery News)

5 Fun Facts About Animals in ‘North America’

Written by | May 22nd, 2013

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The Discovery Channel’s new series “North America” will go inside the lives of grizzly bears, red foxes and other animals. Until the next episode, get your animal fix here.

The Green Buzz: Friday, March 15

Written by | March 15th, 2013

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We’re ending this week on a Big Bang. Here’s your green news round-up.

  1. Eureka! After a half-century quest, physicists discover the long-sought “God particle.” (Washington Post)
  2. Will Pope Francis address climate change? He does ride the bus to work… (Mother Nature Network)
  3. If we have the ability, should we bring back extinct species? (National Geographic)
  4. In super cool bird news: birds once flew with four wings. (NY Times)
  5. First time climate change is to blame for a humanitarian disaster. (Huffington Post Green)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, January 24

Written by | January 24th, 2013

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In today’s green news we learn that an apple a day keeps landfill waste at bay.

  1. As much as 30% of fresh produce doesn’t make it off the farm. One grocery store aims to change that. (Grist)
  2. Salt Lake City gives Beijing a run for its money when it comes to air pollution. (Huffington Post Green)
  3. Fukushima radiation fears still haunt Japan… and us. (LiveScience)
  4. The good news: Greenland melting slows. The bad news: Antarctica doesn’t. (Nature)
  5. From the brink of extinction: elephant seals make a remarkable comeback. (Mongabay)

Searching for Africa’s Most Endangered Antelope

Written by | November 9th, 2012

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In the late 1970s, the hirola population was estimated to be nearly 16,000. Today, fewer than 400 individual animals are believed to remain, making the hirola the world’s most endangered antelope.

Cool Green Morning: Monday, October 15

Written by | October 15th, 2012

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After a lovely weekend, let’s cross our fingers for a supersonic Monday.

  1. 25 species now appallingly close to extinction. (TG Daily)
  2. One for the record books: supersonic skydive a success. (Discovery News)
  3. Wait… humans used to eat pandas? (RedOrbit)
  4. Steer clear of bull sharks — they have the strongest bite. (BBC Nature)
  5. How can we save coral reefs? Televise them. (National Geographic)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, September 17

Written by | September 17th, 2012

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Surprise!

  1. A new baby panda! A new baby panda! (Washington Post)
  2. What can running teach us about sustainability? More than you’d probably think. (Grist)
  3. Some species at risk of extinction: zebras, giraffes, peacocks(?) and horses(??). (Treehugger)
  4. American voters! Please care more about freshwater issues. (Scientific American)
  5. In the market for a new-to-you bike? Here are some shopping tips. (The Daily Green)

Panther Crossing… and Baseball?

Written by | March 20th, 2012

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A hard-to-miss “Panther Xing” sign outside the Red Sox spring training facility has fans wondering if the federally endangered Florida panther needs more habitat.

Cool Green Morning: Monday, March 19

Written by | March 19th, 2012

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Animals have taken over today’s green news!

  1. My what big eyes you have, colossal squid. (National Geographic)
  2. Spring has spring too early, according to the Mormon fritillary butterfly. (Green)
  3. Looking to heal a scar lickity split? Hibernating bears may hold the answer. (BBC)
  4. Gray wolves at grave risk of extinction in a Michigan national park. (Huffington Post)
  5. Grab your headphones and experience The Great Animal Orchestra. (Wired Science)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, February 29

Written by | February 29th, 2012

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Today is Leap Day, which means you get extra day of green news!

  1. Seattle, Washington welcomes a public food forest. (TreeHugger)
  2. A dolphin’s unique whistle says “Hey! Come play!” (MSNBC)
  3. Lone gray wolf brings hope to California. (Huffington Post Green)
  4. One unexpected spot for a sunny park: a NYC subway tunnel. (Mother Nature Network)
  5. Trust us – a look at the extinct giant penguin was worth the 26 million-year wait. (Washington Post)
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