Tag: Arctic

The Green Buzz: Monday, December 23

Written by | December 23rd, 2013

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Today’s green news comes straight from the Arctic:

  1. Scientists discovered an extensive aquifer that sits below the Greenland ice sheet all year round.  Whether this water will find its way to the ocean must be determined in order to make accurate sea level rise predictions.  (Mother Nature Network)
  2. Due to Russia’s post-Soviet economic downturn, Arctic fish in the region are much healthier than those off of North America and Europe, with far less mercury detected in their systems.  (Nature World News)
  3. Message in an Arctic bottle!  Note found from scientists left in 1959, who predicted glacial melt long before this phenomenon was believed to be happening.  (International Business Times)

The Green Buzz: Friday, May 10

Written by | May 10th, 2013

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Scouring the web for today’s top green news stories. Read on and have a great, green weekend!

  1. Google time-lapse images reveal startling impacts made by humans to our planet. (Huffington Post Green)
  2. Me: male, critically endangered, ugly fish. You: Female Mangarahara cichlid ready to mate! Apply within. (BBC)
  3. A guide to the greenest colleges. Is your alma mater on this list? (CleanTechnica)
  4. Déjà vu? 3M years ago, the Arctic was warm. Is an ice-free Arctic in our future? (Guardian)
  5. How mussel farming can clean and save a city’s waters. (Yale360)

The Green Buzz: Tuesday, March 5

Written by | March 5th, 2013

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Today’s green news makes us want to reach out a hug an animal.

  1. The numbers are staggering: Two-thirds of forest elephants are killed by ivory poachers in past decade. (Guardian)
  2. On a related/sad note: 3,000 great apes continue to be killed or captured every year. (TreeHugger)
  3. Global warming will open new shipping lanes in the Arctic. (Mongabay)
  4. Polar exploration becomes safer thanks to a yeti — a robot yeti, that is. (TG Daily)
  5. Selective fishing will only work if scientists + environmentalists + fishers work together. (NY Times)

The Green Buzz: Tuesday, February 19

Written by | February 19th, 2013

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You don’t want to miss today’s green news — we’ve got a jaw-dropping dolphin video!

  1. Which drought-hit US states suffered the worst crop damage in 2012? (Guardian)
  2. Going, going, gone. Arctic sea ice has fallen over a third in less than 10 years. (Mongabay)
  3. Make your home more energy efficient with a tap on your iPhone. (TreeHugger)
  4. It’s not everyday you see a “super-pod” of dolphins (super-pod = thousands!). (Telegraph)
  5. Coastal areas work to remove hot tubs, patio furniture and other Hurricane Sandy debris. (Huffington Post Green)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, October 1

Written by | October 1st, 2012

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It’s just another cool green Monday:

  1. Global demand for oil falls, and so do prices. (Christian Science Monitor)
  2. A new study says climate change will make fish tinier. (AP, via Huffington Post Green)
  3. Here’s how to cook your veggies to retain the most nutrients. (Grist)
  4. Illegal logging is shockingly lucrative. (Mongabay)
  5. Melting Arctic ice could have serious impacts on the Inuit way of life. (YaleE360)

15 Seconds with Mike Palmer

Written by | September 28th, 2012

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Find out what life is like for the Conservancy’s lone employee in the Arctic. (Hint: Ice fishing and wilderness expeditions are the norm.)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, September 26

Written by | September 26th, 2012

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In today’s green news, there’s an App for that, and the drones are watching…

  1. Want to help the world’s oceans? There’s an App for that! (Huffington Post)
  2. Drones: they’re not just for combat anymore. NASA is now using drones to take on hurricanes and environmental work. (National Geographic)
  3. Ocean predator’s will lose 35 percent of their habitat, thanks to…what else? Climate change. (Washington Post)
  4. The Arctic is melting, but Antarctic ice hits a record. What gives? (Christian Science Monitor)
  5. Tourists have been banned from India’s tiger preserves. (NPR)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, August 28

Written by | August 28th, 2012

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Today’s green news is out of this world.

  1. What’s that sound? Oh, just will.i.am’s new song blasting from Mars. (Huffington Post)
  2. The amount of sea ice in the Arctic hits an all-time low. (New York Times)
  3. A new species of fish has reproductive organs… in its head. (National Geographic)
  4. University of Nairobi students can now earn a masters in climate change. (Voice of America)
  5. 11 planned hydroelectric dams could cut vital fish populations in the Mekong River delta. (Mongabay)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, August 7

Written by | August 7th, 2012

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Having a bad day? Well, at least you’re not a shellfish.

  1. Acidifying seawater is making it harder for clams to grow their shells. (Mother Nature Network)
  2. Droughts have farmers mastering the art of dry farming. (Grist)
  3. Mud poses no obstacle for coral reefs in the Great Barrier Reef. (NY Times)
  4. Climate change washes away traditions in Alaskan Arctic villages. (Washington Post)
  5. Go deep sea diving for gold and copper. (Guardian)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, January 23

Written by | January 23rd, 2012

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Worried about the H5N1 flu? You have 60 days to get a mask.

  1. Controversial bird flu research put on hold. (Wired Science)
  2. Climate change may claim another victim: California’s cattle rangelands. (Green)
  3. Do the feathers in your down comforter come from live or dead birds? (Mother Nature Network)
  4. An arctic ribbon seal flops up to a Seattle resident’s dock. (Huffington Post Green)
  5. Washington, DC takes the prize for the most LEED-certified buildings. (CleanTechnica)
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