Category: China

The Green Buzz: Tuesday, December 3

Written by | December 3rd, 2013

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Will #GivingTuesday be the hero in tomorrow’s green news?

  1. Today charities aim to make Giving Tuesday bigger and better than all those shopping holidays. (LA Times)
  2. Could China be poised for a green revolution? EPA chief thinks so. (Huff Post Green)
  3. This predator lures prey by mimicking a flower — you have to see the photo. (MNN)
  4. New album brings together musicians from all the countries along a bird’s migration path. (TreeHugger)
  5. Research reveals how the Burmese python got its big gulp. (Christian Science Monitor)

The Green Buzz: Friday, November 22

Written by | November 22nd, 2013

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Ever wondered what it would be like to hug a lion? Then read today’s green news.

  1. The Lion Whisperer wants you to know that lions are in trouble, but we can’t get over the video of him hugging and snuggling with lions. (Huffington Post)
  2. Almost half of the Greenpeace activists being held in Russia are out on bail. (Environmental News Service)
  3. The U.S. and China are talking about climate change together, and that is a good thing. (New York Times)
  4. Especially for this country, which is about to be wiped out by climate change. (BusinessWeek)
  5. De-extinction technology is here, and a frog is its first project. (Guardian)

The Green Buzz: Friday, November 8

Written by | November 8th, 2013

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We’ve got an interesting mix of green news today — Katy Perry even makes a cameo.

  1. Why Australians are worried Katy Perry’s CD packaging is a biohazard. (TreeHugger)
  2. Camera traps are cool, yes, but they’re also a powerful educational tool. (Mongabay)
  3. Can you name any of the world’s 10 most polluted places? (MNN)
  4. See what African animal has been declared extinct. (TIME)
  5. 8-year-old becomes China’s youngest lung-cancer patient, due to air pollution. (The Guardian)

The Green Buzz: Thursday, October 24

Written by | 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)

The Green Buzz: Tuesday, October 22

Written by | October 22nd, 2013

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Epic smog and epic food waste — it’s a tough morning in the land of green news (we’ll end on a positive note though!).

  1. Is there a direct link between Australia’s bushfires and climate change? (CNN)
  2. Here’s what China’s epic smog looks like from space. (Grist)
  3. It’s a battle of redwoods vs. red wine as California’s climate changes. (NPR)
  4. Tesco unveils their absolutely staggering food waste figures — and hopes to cut back. (Telegraph)
  5. In Gabon and the Republic of Congo, the reintroduction of captive gorillas appears to be working. (Mongabay)

The Green Buzz: Thursday, October 3

Written by | 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)

The Green Buzz: Tuesday, September 3

Written by | September 3rd, 2013

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A round-up of Labor Day weekend’s top green news, featuring weird animals and unexpected climate change news.

  1. You won’t believe how this tiny frog hears — it’s not with its ears. (Discovery News)
  2. Hmm…. can climate change actually help hurricanes? (National Geographic)
  3. Seven national parks where the danger of fire is very real. (Grist)
  4. Public anger about China’s smog may be the silver lining they need. (NY Times)
  5. In scary animal news, mammals could be carrying 320,000 viruses awaiting discovery. (BBC)

It’s a Mistake for NGOs Not to Engage with Hydropower Companies

Written by | August 20th, 2013

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Hydropower may be controversial, but NGOs must engage with the hydropower community to ensure the impact is positive, says our managing director of global freshwater.

Clean Energy, Safer Rivers, More Fish

Written by | August 16th, 2013

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Why would The Nature Conservancy choose to work with the operator of the largest dam in the world? Read CEO Mark Tercek’s take on a new alliance to improve how dams on the Yangtze are designed.

The Green Buzz: Tuesday, August 13

Written by | August 13th, 2013

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The Great Wall of China will have to wait. How air pollution is deterring tourists — that and more, in today’s Buzz.

  1. China’s tourism takes a hit. The cause? Air pollution. (Forbes)
  2. Feds declare fishery disaster for Florida oyster industry. (Huffington Post Green)
  3. Did you know… an elephant is killed by poachers every 15 minutes? (TreeHugger)
  4. How a boom in urban beekeeping could be doing bees more harm than good. (BBC Nature)
  5. Let’s end today’s news with some fun GIFs! Check out these camera trap GIFs of Serengeti animals. (National Geographic)
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