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The Green Buzz: Monday, December 9

Written by | December 9th, 2013

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Less green news makes us dull, that’s what happened recently at the New York Times.

  1. Shocking decline of countryside bird in the UK. (Guardian)
  2. Save the whales! Right now!! More whales die in the Florida Everglades & scientists don’t know why? (Guardian)
  3. Real vs fake Christmas trees? Which is better for the environment? (Wunderground)
  4. Wind energy advocates discuss why wind energy works. (Guardian)
  5. Post Hurricane Sandy, some New Jersey residents want a “greener” post Sandy recovery plan. (NJ.com)

The Green Buzz: Monday, October 28

Written by | October 28th, 2013

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In today’s green news: A plan to hunt the endangered rhino, when bees were destroyed, the broken ocean and more.

  1. The preservation of the country’s open landscapes in the west has some folks troubled. (New York Times)
  2. What can 1 million trees do? Quite a lot, as it turns out. (MNN)
  3. A Texas hunting club has plans to auction off a permit to hunt one of the world’s most endangered animals. (ABC News)
  4. The dinosaurs weren’t the only victims of mass extinction 66 million years ago. (BBC News)
  5. Silence of a broken ocean haunted this yachtsman on his voyage across the seas. (Sydney Morning Herald)

The Green Buzz: Friday, August 30

Written by | August 30th, 2013

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Stock up on the latest green news before the long Labor Day weekend.

  1. The lowly dung beetle may be the secret weapon in fighting climate change. (Grist)
  2. No need to fear them anymore: NYC to remove Hurricane Sandy “zombie trees.” (The Daily News)
  3. Heading to the beach this weekend? We pack the sunscreen, but what do whales do for sunburns? (Nat Geo)
  4. Discovered: massive canyon found beneath Greenland ice. (BBC)
  5. Wait, is global warming really slowing down? Get the facts. (Mother Jones)

Harley-Davidson a New Partner in Conservation

Written by | August 26th, 2013

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What does a conservationist look like? Many wear motorcycle helmets, as proven by the new partnership between The Nature Conservancy and Harley-Davidson.

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, August 14

Written by | August 14th, 2013

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Has climate change finally had a positive effect on something? We’re buzzing about it in today’s green news.

  1. Kudzu vs. goats. Goats win! Invasive plants have met their match in Washington, DC. (Grist)
  2. This toothy fish has male skinny-dippers in Scandinavia on edge. (CNN)
  3. Climate change triggers growth spurt in two of California’s iconic trees. (LA Times)
  4. Bone-eating worms thrive in the Antarctic. (Nature)
  5. They may be small, but they’re mighty. Stowaway ants on the loose. (BBC Nature)

How to Save Countless Trees in 10 Minutes or Less

Written by | July 29th, 2013

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Dozens of tree-killing pests have entered the U.S. as unintended hitchhikers. But by knowing what to look for, you can help prevent the spread of an invasive species.

The Green Buzz: Tuesday, June 11

Written by | June 11th, 2013

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We’re buzzing about today’s green news. Unfortunately, the bees are not…

  1. 31% of managed bee colonies have been lost this season. (Chicago Tribune)
  2. Super-sized mosquitoes (20 times their typical size!) arrive in Florida. (TIME)
  3. Rooting for the underdog? Here are 10 of the least-visited national parks. (The Daily Green)
  4. How having fewer trees around may be bad for your health. (PBS)
  5. Meet the world’s most dangerous oceans. (Huffington Post Green)

Arbor Day: Earth Day’s Wingman

Written by | April 26th, 2013

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Did you know… over its lifetime, a large tree can provide almost $6,000 worth of benefits to those that live near it? In honor of Arbor Day, we’re sharing stats and tips for how you can keep our trees alive and thriving.

The Green Buzz: Tuesday, April 23

Written by | April 23rd, 2013

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Here are today’s top green news headlines. And remember: everyday can be Earth Day!

  1. How did you celebrate Earth Day? We’re loving Grist’s photo round-up. (Grist)
  2. Facebook plans to cover it’s 400,000+ square foot roof in trees. (The Atlantic Wire)
  3. How cloned redwoods can help combat climate change. (LiveScience)
  4. Americans less concerned about the environment than when Earth Day began. (Huffington Post Green)
  5. It’s getting hot out there: in 1400 years, the last 30 years were the warmest. (Mongabay)

Nature Photo of the Week: Larches Reflected

Written by | April 12th, 2013

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Take a mirrored lake, add in fiery orange larches, a vivid blue sky and and you’ve got yourself the perfect formula for a stunning photograph. Thanks to Flickr photographer mountains43 for sharing this photo through The Nature Conservancy’s Flickr group.

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