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The Green Buzz: Tuesday, March 26

Written by | March 26th, 2013

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Bizarre sharks, water wars and coastal resiliency — we’re covering all that and more in today’s green news.

  1. Talk about resourceful: see how animals survive some of the most inhospitable conditions on Earth. (BBC Nature)
  2. Banning toxic products in the U.S. just means exporting them to other countries. (Huffington Post Green)
  3. You are not seeing double — that’s a two-headed shark! (Wired)
  4. As population density increases in coastal communities, so does the impact of extreme coastal storms. (NBC News)
  5. Will water will be the source of future conflict in the Middle East? (TreeHugger)

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: Friday, March 22

Written by | March 22nd, 2013

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Happy World Water Day! We’re bringing you some green news with a splash of water news, too.

  1. Research reveals a giant squid is a giant squid is a giant squid. (Wired)
  2. How the water crisis is a women’s, kids’ and hunger issue. (Huffington Post Green)
  3. Are Africa “land grabs” really “water grabs”? (CNN)
  4. 5 ways we can lessen our water use this World Water Day. (Mother Nature Network)
  5. You know those mass extinctions 135 million years ago? Blame the volcanoes. (National Geographic)

The Green Buzz: Friday, February 22

Written by | February 22nd, 2013

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Buzzing flowers, monster goldfish and toxic mice — we’ve got it all and more in today’s green news.

  1. Flower power! Bumblebees and flowers communicate through electric fields. (Discovery News)
  2. Monster goldfish invade Lake Tahoe — it sounds like a movie title, but it’s a reality. (Huffington Post Green)
  3. Toxic mice airdrop aims to exterminate Guam’s venomous snakes. (NBCNews)
  4. Scientists discover the smallest (and most adorable!) planet yet. (TIME)
  5. Bottlenose dolphins refer to each other by name. (Wired)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, January 25

Written by | January 25th, 2013

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Happy Friday! Start your day off right with five interesting green news stories.

  1. How can a dung beetle roll dung at night? Just follow the stars. (Wired)
  2. The Super Bowl will feature Ravens but no chimpanzees. Thank you, CareerBuilder. (Mother Nature Network)
  3. Three weeks after Typhoon Bopha hits the Philippines, coral species are found dead. (Mongabay)
  4. A group of sperm whales adopts an unlikely new friend. (National Geographic)
  5. Guyana pledges to protect it’s national animal, the jaguar. (Guardian)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, January 10

Written by | January 10th, 2013

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Today’s green news features awww-dorable penguin photos. Too cute to miss.

  1. Now that’s a hidden talent: baby sharks sense danger even before they’re born. (Wired)
  2. No ifs, ands or buts about it: 2012 was the hottest year on record in the US. (NY Times)
  3. A previously unknown colony of 9,000 emperor penguins has received its first human visitors. (Guardian)
  4. The race is on to save killer whales trapped under ice off the coast of Canada. (Atlantic Wire)
  5. BP shells out a whopping $1 billion to Gulf oil spill victims. (Huffington Post Green)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, January 4

Written by | January 4th, 2013

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We’re “shaking our tail feathers” reading today’s green news. Hey, it’s just that kind of Cool Green Morning!

  1. Do you own a plug-in vehicle yet? U.S. sales tripled in 2012. (TreeHugger)
  2. More than 70 bird hotspots need to be restored as a result of Hurricane Sandy. (Green)
  3. Dinosaurs might have shaken their tail feathers to court mates. (Wired)
  4. Chilling effect: Warmer winters could ruin fruit. (Grist)
  5. Australia is home to some wacky animals: kangaroos, wombats and now the western long-beaked echidna. (Mongabay)

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: Tuesday, December 18

Written by | December 18th, 2012

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Every morning we round up the most interesting green news stories. Read, click and share!

  1. Can ski resorts afford to adapt to a changing climate? (Mother Nature Network)
  2. See this year’s best microscope views of biology — no microscope necessary. (Wired)
  3. Las Vegas: home to bright lights, casinos and the newly-discovered sabertooth cat. (Discovery News)
  4. Study reveals Eerie and Ontario are the most threatened of the Great Lakes. (Detroit Free Press)
  5. 4 out of 5 Americans believe climate change will be a serious problem if nothing is done. (TreeHugger)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, December 6

Written by | December 6th, 2012

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Alright, listen: The world is not going to end this month–but it looks like the sky will fall.

  1. Good news for skygazers: Many experts predict the sky will be raining meteors this month. (MNN)
  2. Rainforests are being burned for palm oil, destroying rare orangutan habitat and exacerbating climate change. (Scientific American)
  3. Ecodiplomacy: U.S. Embassies around the world are working to conserve energy and water in host nations. (Green)
  4. Strange, beautiful and unexpected: See planned cities from space. (Wired)
  5. Apparently that horror movie The Fog was a forewarning: Scientists have discovered mercury in cloud banks. (National Geographic)
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