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The Green Buzz: Monday, June 10

Written by | June 10th, 2013

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Hidden wildfires, ocean trash, and wolves are just some of the green news tidbits we’ve found for you this morning.

  1. The USFWS announced that wolves are losing their federal protection in almost all of the lower 48 states. (LA Times)
  2. This bums us out: Most of the trash that litters the ocean floor is recyclable. (MNN)
  3. For victims of Hurricane Sandy, the worst is not over. (Huffington Post)
  4. Clearly the problem of climate change and emissions has not been solved. (Washington Post)
  5. Think deforestation is the Amazon’s biggest problem? Think again. (It’s hidden fires.) (NASA)

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, June 5

Written by | June 5th, 2013

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Happy World Environment Day. Celebrate by reading some cool green stories.

  1. There’s one main reason why vehicles on LA roads have tripled but air pollution is down. (myFOXla)
  2. WATCH: Cancel all plans and check out these truly incredible octopus videos! (TreeHugger)
  3. 15 new bird species have been discovered in the Amazon. See the pictures. (Wired)
  4. Giant shark is caught off California coast during reality show taping, controversy ensues. (LA Times)
  5. Scientists may start using stinky feet to battle malaria-infected mosquitoes. (Washington Post)

The Green Buzz: Monday, June 3

Written by | June 3rd, 2013

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Today we’re talking weather, greenwashing, and fighting deforestation.

  1. Oklahoma has been pummeled by tornadoes — but why? (National Geographic)
  2. A complaint from environmental groups is exposing what exactly is behind those green labels. (The New York Times)
  3. Environmentalists got one major firm to quit greenwashing and deforestation in Indonesia. (NPR)
  4. Need a little inspiration for what activities to do outside? Look no further. (Washington Post)
  5. Texas just passed landmark policy related to the state’s water supply — and it’s good news for this drought-beleaguered state. (Burnt Orange Report)

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, May 29

Written by | May 29th, 2013

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Today we’re buzzing about everything from wacky animal mating habits to Mount Everest trash.

  1. Nature’s wackiest and weirdest life cycles — and you thought cicadas were odd. (Wired)
  2. 60 years of climbers have turned Everest into the world’s tallest trash heap. (TIME)
  3. Arctic shipping is set to grow more than 30-fold over the next 8 years. (Huffington Post Green)
  4. Move over, Ben Franklin: electricity from kites is back. (Conservation Magazine)
  5. Apple boosts environmental efforts and hires former EPA head Lisa Jackson. (Washington Post)

The Green Buzz: Tuesday, May 14

Written by | May 14th, 2013

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Sharing today’s top green news headlines… with a side of bugs!

  1. How can you fight this summer’s wildfires without firefighters? (Washington Post)
  2. The eagle death toll at wind farms shows renewable energy comes with consequences. (AP)
  3. Half of common plants and a third of animals could lose habitat. We’ll let you guess the cause… (BBC Nature)
  4. How would you spend $50 million for the planet? (Grist)
  5. Let them eat bugs! Fighting world hunger with… insects. (Telegraph)

The Green Buzz: Friday, May 3

Written by | May 3rd, 2013

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Brush up on today’s top green news stories and then make plans to get outside this weekend!

  1. Can science stop the stinkbug invasion? (BBC Nature)
  2. It’s official: meteorologists confirm 2012 to be among the top 10 warmest years. (Bloomberg)
  3. On a related [hot] note, from Maine to North Carolina, the Atlantic Ocean’s temps are the hottest ever. (Grist)
  4. Sand tiger sharks turn to cannibalism inside the womb. (Washington Post)
  5. We’re geeking out over these photos of natural fractals! (Mother Nature Network)

The Green Buzz: Tuesday, April 9

Written by | April 9th, 2013

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It’s a gorgeous spring day in Washington, DC — which begs the question, how long till the cicadas show up?

  1. Fasten your seat belt, airline travel will get bumpier due to climate change. (Grist)
  2. After a 17-year hiatus, billions of cicadas will soon be invading the East Coast. (Huffington Post Green)
  3. Gulp. Will climate change decimate the wine industry? (Washington Post)
  4. Blink and you might miss it: environmental changes lead to rapid evolution. (Wired)
  5. Air pollution can stunt growth of coral reefs. (RedOrbit)

The Green Buzz: Friday, March 29

Written by | March 29th, 2013

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Before you start your weekend, here are 5 must-read green news stories.

  1. Africa fairy circles explained… and all circles point towards termites. (NY Times)
  2. Hope comes in the form of a footprint: Sumatran rhino may be alive on Indonesia’s Borneo island. (Washington Post)
  3. A new poll reveals 82% of U.S. adults believe climate change is already occurring. (Nature)
  4. In cool animal news, check out the sticky way a sea hare fools predators. (BBC Nature)
  5. A robot jellyfish could be the future of Navy underwater surveillance. (Wired)

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)

The Green Buzz: Friday, March 1

Written by | March 1st, 2013

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Hello there, March! Let’s ring in this new month with some green news.

  1. What did the one rat brain say to the other rat brain? (BBC News)
  2. The case of the disappearing bees — and say goodbye to crops, too. (Smithsonian)
  3. Wow. The most shocking photo of Beijing air pollution… ever. (Washington Post)
  4. On the green move: how to move houses without harming the planet. (Grist)
  5. The National Parks Service to lose $100 million+ due to the federal budget sequester. (Huffington Post Green)
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