Megan Sheehan

Megan SheehanMegan Sheehan is a web writer and content producer for nature.org and Conservancy Talk. She lives in the Midwest with her husband, two boys and two dogs, and dreams of the east coast.


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The Green Buzz: Thursday, October 24

October 24th, 2013
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The green news this morning makes us want to watch "Spaceballs."

  1. Could an air vacuum fix Beijing's smog? (Cue mental image of giant spaceship-turned-vacuum cleaner...) (Grist)
  2. Two rarely seen oarfish have washed up on California's coast this month -- are they trying to tell us something? (The Daily Beast)
  3. Even edible plants like morels, rhubarb and potatoes have enough toxins to make us sick. (NPR)
  4. One of the largest inland oil spills in the U.S. raises detection concerns. (New York Times)
  5. The most distant galaxy yet (and it's head-spinningly far away) has been discovered by a team of international scientists. (BBC News)
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The Green Buzz: Wednesday, October 23

October 23rd, 2013
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We've got promising green news on how we move forward with energy needs in a world of climate change threats.

  1. The experience of seeing a California condor in the wild has been more rare than the bird itself...until now. (San Jose Mercury News)
  2. The nation's largest labor unions are gathering to talk about how to create green energy jobs and fight global warming. (NBC 10 Pittsburgh)
  3. What's hungry, aggressive and is destroying Caribbean reefs? The invasive lionfish, of course. (CNN)
  4. Pandas might be more resilient to environmental change than previously thought. (CBS News)
  5. A teenager has made a startling dinosaur discovery. (Fox News)
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The Green Buzz: Monday, October 21

October 21st, 2013
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Another mysterious fish washes ashore in today's green news.

  1. How many tree species do you think reside in the Amazon? A new report estimates just how diverse the rainforest is. (Pentagon Post)
  2. Another rare oarfish has washed ashore in California, and scientists are stumped as to why. (Reuters)
  3. This report has us wondering what our oceans are going to look like by 2100. (Environment News Service)
  4. The end of an oil era is 2070, says a major oil company. (MNN)
  5. Giant Asian tiger shrimp -- we're talking the length of a forearm -- have invaded U.S. waters. (TreeHugger)
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The Green Buzz: Thursday, October 17

October 17th, 2013
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Welp, the shutdown is over. Any lasting effects in the science world? We're here to report.

  1. The world's largest fast food enterprise is taking a green step forward in the world of trash. (Environment News Service)
  2. The damaging effects to science because of the government shutdown will continue to last. (Scientific American)
  3. And the damage to our national parks? The shutdown cost many of them hundreds of thousands -- even millions -- of dollars. (Huffington Post)
  4. The home to nearly a quarter of endangered mountain gorillas seems like a great place to drill for oil, right? Right? (MNN)
  5. Kenya is attempting a new, tech-savvy way to stop rhino poaching. (Times Live)
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The Green Buzz: Wednesday, October 16

October 16th, 2013
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In today's green news, a giant deep sea fish, a deficit of nature and something for which to check food labels.

  1. There's a fox in the hen house...err, in the white house gardens, and the shutdown means it stays for now. (Atlantic Monthly)
  2. Airborne agricultural pollution is threatening national parks across the country. (LA Times)
  3. Check your food labels for this oil, because it's destroying rainforests in Indonesia. (New York Times)
  4. Holy oarfish! This 18-foot, rarely seen, deep sea creature was found off California's coast. (National Geographic)
  5. Nature deficit disorder is "damaging" children. Get them outside! (BBC News)
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The Green Buzz: Thursday, October 10

October 10th, 2013
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There are lots of climate change updates in today's green news.

  1. Humans are living longer these days, and guess what that means for endangered species? (UC Davis)
  2. Nearly one year after Hurricane Sandy hit, New Jersey residents want their politicians to do something about climate change. (Bloomberg)
  3. Love fish for dinner? Here are some things you should know about your restaurant/grocery store choices. (NPR)
  4. Unprecedented changes in climate are coming very soon for the tropics, and for Washington, D.C. by 2047. (Washington Post)
  5. A legally binding treaty to help curb worldwide mercury pollution is being signed. (BBC News)
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The Green Buzz: Wednesday, October 9

October 9th, 2013
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It's a weird, wild world in today's green news.

  1. Even Antarctica is affected by the government shutdown. (NPR)
  2. Tanzania's government minister has a suggestion for how to deal with poachers. (TreeHugger)
  3. This Austin, TX, college professor really wants his students to understand sustainability. (Grist)
  4. Cyborg cockroaches? For kids? There's an ethics argument for that. (Wired)
  5. This infographic shows the real costs of environmental disasters. (MNN)
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The Green Buzz: Monday, October 7

October 7th, 2013
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Another compelling reason for why not to cut down the world's rain forests is in today's green news.

  1. An expedition to some of the planet's most remote and unexplored rain forests has found 60 new species! (National Geographic)
  2. Stink bugs are coming, but workers who count this invasive insect are furloughed. (Consumer Reports)
  3. When the ocean is a desert, this creature helps coral reefs thrive. (BBC News)
  4. These 14 inventions were inspired by the greatest and most successful "machine" in the universe: Nature. (Bloomberg)
  5. Let's meet the man who made sea-level rise disappear in North Carolina. (MNN)
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The Green Buzz: Thursday, October 3

October 3rd, 2013
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Today's green news is filled with weird climate change effects and, yes, zombies.

  1. The world's oceans are declining much faster than anyone thought, thanks to climate change, overfishing and pollution. (BBC News)
  2. Turns out car exhaust is confusing honeybees to death. (The Atlantic Cities)
  3. More bad news for bees: these huge Asian hornets are stinging people to death and killing bees in Europe. Yikes! (Grist)
  4. What can zombies teach us about the spread of disease? A lot, apparently. (MNN)
  5. As sea ice shrinks, tens of thousands of walruses are gathering on land. (National Geographic)
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The Green Buzz: Wednesday, October 2

October 2nd, 2013
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Rhino poaching, dolphin deaths and tupperware in space (yes, you read that right) in today's green news.

  1. The island that popped out of the ocean last week after an earthquake in Pakistan? Apparently happens all the time. (NPR)
  2. Rhino poaching has gone up 5000 percent since 2007. How can that be possible? (TreeHugger)
  3. Are humans behind the Atlantic coast dolphin deaths? (Scientific American)
  4. The plastic that makes up Tupperware has been found on Saturn's moon. (The Register)
  5. The government shutdown is affecting animals, too. (MNN)
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