Tag: Antarctica

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, December 11

Written by | December 11th, 2013

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Baby, it’s cold outside.  But not as cold as the coldest place on Earth.

  1. Newly discovered and unregulated chemical is a greenhouse gas 7,000 times more powerful than CO2. (Guardian)
  2. Antarctica just recorded the coldest temperature ever on Earth. (USA Today)
  3. Looks like organic milk does a body good, at least in terms of Omega-3s. (NPR)
  4. Half of the soaps, lotions and drugs we use escape sewage treatment plants and end up in our water. (The Daily Green)
  5. Yet another climate change effect: bats’ ability to communicate with ultrasonic signals. (National Geographic)

The Green Buzz: Tuesday, November 19

Written by | November 19th, 2013

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In today’s green news, we discover a volcano and smarter streetlights. Read on…

  1. It’s official: carbon emissions set to hit new record high in 2013. (Mongabay)
  2. What’s hiding beneath Antarctic ice? Hint, it’s active and could speed up ice loss. (National Geographic)
  3. Not to point fingers, but… these 4 countries might be the biggest disappointments at U.N. climate talks. (Grist)
  4. Natural disasters have cost the world a whopping $3.8 trillion since 1980. (Mother Jones)
  5. How streetlights could become hubs for power and information. (Mother Nature Network)

The Green Buzz: Friday, November 1

Written by | November 1st, 2013

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Today’s news headlines reveal Antarctica is not having a very good day…

  1. Plans to protect Antarctica’s pristine wilderness have failed. (The Huffington Post)
  2. 2013 has been the deadliest year on record for manatees. (TreeHugger)
  3. The data doesn’t lie: to save Malayan tiger, you must save its prey. (Mongabay)
  4. The Pacific Ocean is warming at its fattest rate in… wait for it… 10,000 years. (Science World Report)
  5. New Mexico’s “kid cages” — necessary for protection against wolves or just a publicity stunt? (National Geographic)

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, October 9

Written by | 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)

The Green Buzz: Tuesday, July 16

Written by | July 16th, 2013

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A world without monarch butterflies is a very sad and colorless world.

  1. How sand dunes and coral reefs are standing up to coastal storms. (National Geographic)
  2. Monarch butterfly populations down to lowest numbers in 20 years. (Mongabay)
  3. To create or not create marine reserves in Antarctica, that is the question. (BBC Nature)
  4. What’s hiding in the ocean’s deep waters? Lionfish, unfortunately. (Washington Post)
  5. Solar parks as bee havens — killing two birds with one stone. (TreeHugger)

The Green Buzz: Tuesday, July 9

Written by | July 9th, 2013

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“The Green Buzz” takes on a new meaning today with the discovery of green deserts. #weird

  1. Coal burning cuts lives by five years in northern China. (Bloomberg)
  2. Have you seen a green desert before? Blame climate change. (Science World Report)
  3. Hiding 4km below sea level, this Antarctic lake may hold fish. (BBC)
  4. Ancient underwater forest discovered off the coast of Alabama. (Huffington Post)
  5. Will climate change make hurricanes more frequent and intense? (TIME)

The Green Buzz: Monday, April 1

Written by | April 1st, 2013

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Today’s green news round-up is no joke.

  1. Concern grows for the future of the monarch butterfly. (YaleE360)
  2. Want to get healthier? Ride your bike to work. It’s science. (Grist)
  3. This writer says hemp can solve a whole lot of our green dilemmas. (Mongabay)
  4. Why is Antarctica getting icier? Climate change. (Not a paradox.) (Christian Science Monitor)
  5. Climate crusader Bill McKibben has some thoughts on how businesses can help combat global warming. (GreenBiz)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, January 29

Written by | January 29th, 2013

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Your green news round-up is well, rounded up! See today’s top news.

  1. Beijing flights delayed due to poor visibility. Go away, smog! (Washington Post)
  2. In the mean time, man sells canned fresh air in China. (The Telegraph)
  3. Move over “low-flow” showers — introducing the air shower. Same pressure, 50% less water. (TreeHugger)
  4. Scientists in Antarctica unearth buried lake. (Huffington Post Green)
  5. Heat in San Francisco can affect the weather in places as far away as Siberia. (National Geographic)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, December 28

Written by | December 28th, 2012

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It’s Friday (hurray!). Sit back, relax and read today’s top green news stories.

  1. Surveillance drones may combat rhino poaching. Radical? Yes. Effective? Let’s hope so. (Guardian)
  2. EPA chief Lisa Jackson steps down. (Huffington Post)
  3. Eek/ugh. Experiment shows drivers deliberately run over turtles. (Forbes)
  4. Maybe there really is a Santa Claus! Christmas trees absorb methane from the air. (Grist)
  5. Daring drilling project in Antarctic lake called off. (BBC)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, December 26

Written by | December 26th, 2012

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Need a break from holiday family bonding? Catch up on the latest green news.

  1. We love a good top 10 list, especially this one: top environmental victories of 2012. (TreeHugger)
  2. Okay, okay, one more: this year’s top weirdest animal discoveries. (Mother Nature Network)
  3. Antarctica is warming fast. Really fast. (NY Times)
  4. New house in Washington, DC proves that green doesn’t have to mean expensive. (Grist)
  5. Deforestation in the Amazon is bad news for plants, animals and now microbes. (TG Daily)
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