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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)

Halloween in Nature: 10 Spooky Photos

Written by | October 22nd, 2013

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If you look closely — in the dark shadows and under the thick fog — you’ll find signs of Halloween hiding in nature. Presenting our top 10 Halloween in nature photographs.

The Green Buzz: Thursday, August 8

Written by | August 8th, 2013

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We’ve got an animal-filled green news update for you this Thursday morning.

  1. Manatees, dolphins and pelicans are dying fast and in droves at a Florida estuary. (New York Times)
  2. Vintage Hawaiian menus point to how much the sea has changed over the years. (MNN)
  3. The same deadly fungus that has killed millions of bats in the U.S. has made it to England — but are UK bats immune? (BBC News)
  4. The Georgia Aquarium applied to import 18 beluga whales from Russia, and NOAA has declined the request. (NOAA News)
  5. Looks like another commonly used chemical could be yet another source of bee colony collapse disorder. (TreeHugger)

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, May 8

Written by | May 8th, 2013

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How would you like a tree to light your way at night, rather than a streetlight?

  1. A small group of bio-tech hobbyists and entrepreneurs are starting a project to develop plants that glow. (The New York Times)
  2. Could remnants from the Cold War help bats? (BBC News)
  3. Looks like the new cool thing for corporations is to be innovative and sustainable. (MNN)
  4. Bee colonies are still collapsing, and crops are suffering, with no definitive culprit to blame. (NPR)
  5. Amazing and weird: nature’s most transparent animals. (National Geographic)

The Green Buzz: Tuesday, May 7

Written by | May 7th, 2013

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Serving up lots of cool, breaking green news today. Read on!

  1. Would you like a side of mercury with that? Arctic foxes on the decline due to their diet. (BBC Nature)
  2. Case closed: climate change, not aboriginal people, killed off Australia’s megafauna. (The Australian)
  3. In cool bat tongue news, high-speed video reveals interesting feeding technique. (Scientific American)
  4. Jackson Pollock, watch your back. This retired race horse is now an abstract painter. (Discovery News)
  5. And today’s green news wouldn’t be complete without THE guide to sustainable beer. Cheers! (Grist)

The Green Buzz: Friday, February 8

Written by | February 8th, 2013

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Is Nemo headed your way? The shelves might be empty of bread, milk and eggs, but there’s plenty of green news to go around.

  1. What do bats, sloths, whales and people have in common? This guy. (Scientific American)
  2. When it comes to environmental issues, we are pretty darn apathetic. (GreenBiz)
  3. In a dream world, this would be what an American high-speed rail network might look like. (Treehugger)
  4. Bikeshare systems are great, but there’s an unfortunate dearth of helmet-shares. (Grist)
  5. Two Great Lakes hit record lows. But what does it all mean?? (Christian Science Monitor)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, January 18

Written by | January 18th, 2013

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Forget April showers, global warming brings early flowers.

  1. Gosh, animals are fascinating: Japanese quails demonstrate mastery of camouflage. (Scientific American)
  2. White nose syndrome has killed 5.5 million bats — now spreads to Kentucky. (Green)
  3. Thoreau helps scientists make connections between climate change and early spring flowers. (LiveScience)
  4. Speaking of, six ways climate change will affect you, yes YOU. (National Geographic)
  5. The Dept of Energy is offering a $10M prize to make solar installation cheaper. (Grist)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, October 3

Written by | October 3rd, 2012

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Today’s green news may leave you singing and buzzing.

  1. DJ Spooky uses music to make a statement about climate change. (Grist)
  2. Rings on a tree reveal more than just age. (RedOrbit)
  3. A happy problem to have: Lewa Wildlife Conservancy has too many black rhinos. (Mongabay)
  4. Lunar phobia is common among bats. (BBC Nature)
  5. Bee brains will help make robots smarter. (Wired)

Of Bats and Men

Written by | September 28th, 2012

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When it comes to bats and people, our relationship has been…complicated. People have shot them, destroyed them, reviled them. But now, citizen conservationists, coupled with the best science, may be the best hope for bat populations to emerge from the threats of white-nose syndrome.

Bad Days in Bat Caves

Written by | September 25th, 2012

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Conservationists feel helpless in the face of white-nose syndrome, a disease wiping out millions of bats. But research may have found a solution. Learn about the knowledge that led to the first-of-its-kind artificial bat cave.

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