Tag: spiders

Nature Photo of the Week: Bejeweled Spider Web

Written by | August 8th, 2013

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Whether you like spiders or have an aversion to all things creepy crawly, you have to admit, their webs? Pretty cool. Especially when they are bejeweled like this one! Great capture by Flickr photographer Charles Larry1.

The Green Buzz: Tuesday, August 6

Written by | August 6th, 2013

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In today’s green news, we learn that New Zealand doesn’t quite live up to its “100% Pure” slogan.

  1. Dairy scare dings New Zealand’s environmental credentials. (Reuters)
  2. Heart break: the polar bear who died of climate change. (The Guardian)
  3. Meet the most exquisitely weird spiders you’ve ever seen. (Wired Science)
  4. Who wants a bite of the lab-grown hamburger? Mmmm… (Bloomberg)
  5. Six unexpected effects of climate change. (LiveScience)

The Green Buzz: Thursday, June 20

Written by | June 20th, 2013

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Trust me, if you’re from Massachusetts, Maryland or New York, you’re going to like today’s green news.

  1. How solar-friendly is your state? Bay Staters earn bragging rights! (TreeHugger)
  2. Talk about an extreme nuptial gift — see what male fishing spiders “give” their mates. (National Geographic)
  3. Naked mole rats may hold cancer-fighting clues. (NY Times)
  4. Batteries of the future: environmentally-friendly, efficient and made out of wood? (Clean Technica)
  5. This fishing method is wiping out bluefin tuna. (Huffington Post Green)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, December 20

Written by | December 20th, 2012

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Sea monsters, crafty spiders and a new planet?! We have a lot of rad discoveries for you in today’s green news.

  1. Meet the creepy-crawlies that are rocking inside your Christmas tree. (TreeHugger)
  2. Won’t you be my neighbor? Habitable planet found 12 light years away. (The Space Reporter)
  3. Discovered: first freshwater “sea monster.” (National Geographic)
  4. Coal likely to rival oil as the world’s biggest source of energy in the next 5 years. (Guardian)
  5. In cool insect news: spiders confuse predators by building fake decoy spiders. (Wired)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, November 2

Written by | November 2nd, 2012

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Hurricanes, Halloween — it’s been an eventful week. Let’s wrap it up with some green news.

  1. Move over, parrot. This elephant speaks Korean. (BBC Nature)
  2. DC-residents can soon shout “Electric taxi!” on street corners. (CleanTechnica)
  3. Wanna live in boulder or a conch shell? Check out these homes influenced by nature. (MNN)
  4. After Sandy, it’s hard to believe that most of the U.S. is still in drought. But it’s true. (Discovery)
  5. 9 new colorful tarantula species discovered in Brazil. (Scientific American)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, September 10

Written by | September 10th, 2012

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Climate change finds a new (and unexpected) ally in today’s green news.

  1. Cool finding of the weekend: lemon sharks can learn from their peers. (BBC Nature)
  2. Sea otters help fight global warming. (TG Daily)
  3. Talk about roadblock — endangered spider sighting stops highway construction in Texas. (San Antonio Express)
  4. Caribbean coral reefs on the verge of collapse. (Guardian)
  5. The view from space: why all hurricanes look the same. (Wired Science)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, February 2

Written by | February 2nd, 2012

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Attack of the blobs!

  1. Are jellyfish taking over our oceans? (Nature)
  2. Turning down the thermostat saves energy and helps you lose weight. (The Chic Ecologist)
  3. Atlantic sturgeon added to the endangered species list. (Huffington Post)
  4. How do you fight invasive species in Australia? Bring in Komodo dragons. (TreeHugger)
  5. Spider webs may hold the clue to better buildings. (Christian Science Monitor)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, December 20

Written by | December 20th, 2011

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Permafrost thaw — just how scary is it?

  1. Melting permafrost is one of the least understood facets of climate change. (Washington Post)
  2. Before dinosaurs, there were dicynodonts. (The Telegraph)
  3. These tiny spiders aren’t fat, they’re just big-brained! (National Geographic)
  4. Camera trap films the nocturnal and secretive pygmy hippo. (Mongabay)
  5. 40% of existing landscapes will change from one major ecosystem to another due to global warming. (TreeHugger)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, August 15

Written by | August 15th, 2011

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Get your green news on:

  1. Britain’s rarest spider is set for a comeback. (Wired)
  2. By going organic, poultry farms can cut the amount of “super-bug” bacteria in a single generation by nearly five times. (Scientific American)
  3. Want to go car-free? Step 1: Get rid of your car. (Grist)
  4. China has reopened the legal wild-cat-skin trade. (Mongabay)
  5. You’re probably familiar with carbon and maybe water footprints, but have you ever heard of a plastic footprint? (New York Times)

The Creepy Creatures That Still Haunt Us

Written by | October 25th, 2010

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He was walking by himself in a place called Hells Canyon. Then he heard a terrifying sound. He looked down and saw his foot about to land on a …

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