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The Green Buzz: Friday, March 29

Written by | March 29th, 2013

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Before you start your weekend, here are 5 must-read green news stories.

  1. Africa fairy circles explained… and all circles point towards termites. (NY Times)
  2. Hope comes in the form of a footprint: Sumatran rhino may be alive on Indonesia’s Borneo island. (Washington Post)
  3. A new poll reveals 82% of U.S. adults believe climate change is already occurring. (Nature)
  4. In cool animal news, check out the sticky way a sea hare fools predators. (BBC Nature)
  5. A robot jellyfish could be the future of Navy underwater surveillance. (Wired)

The Green Buzz: Tuesday, March 26

Written by | March 26th, 2013

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Bizarre sharks, water wars and coastal resiliency — we’re covering all that and more in today’s green news.

  1. Talk about resourceful: see how animals survive some of the most inhospitable conditions on Earth. (BBC Nature)
  2. Banning toxic products in the U.S. just means exporting them to other countries. (Huffington Post Green)
  3. You are not seeing double — that’s a two-headed shark! (Wired)
  4. As population density increases in coastal communities, so does the impact of extreme coastal storms. (NBC News)
  5. Will water will be the source of future conflict in the Middle East? (TreeHugger)

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, March 13

Written by | March 13th, 2013

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And today we’re serving up the green news with a side of corn.

  1. Or maybe not, since only a tiny fraction of corn grown in the U.S. feeds the nation’s people. (Scientific American)
  2. In one of the rainiest places in the world, why do people have a hard time finding fresh water? (The New York Times)
  3. Need some green living inspiration? Check out these natural environmentalists. (MNN)
  4. Native species: 1. Invasives: 0. (At least when it comes to Australian frogs). (BBC Nature)
  5. Disposable chopsticks: the latest threat to China’s forests. (Huffington Post)

The Green Buzz: Tuesday, March 12

Written by | March 12th, 2013

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Serving up today’s green news stories with a side of GMO.

  1. Could the next Fukushima be in your own backyard? (Grist)
  2. Whole Foods paves the way: becomes first grocer to label GMO foods. (The Daily Green)
  3. Huh? What? Songbirds can’t hear each other over the roar of traffic. (BBC Nature)
  4. White-nose syndrome invades South Carolina, the 21st state to be infected. (Mother Nature Network)
  5. Mussels could lose grip on rocks in acidified oceans. (Conservation Magazine)

The Green Buzz: Monday, March 4

Written by | March 4th, 2013

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Extra, extra, get your green news here!

  1. Thailand’s prime minister pledges to ban ivory trade. (NY Times)
  2. Can you guess how many sharks are killed illegally each year? (RedOrbit)
  3. Female chimps = mean girls?! Turns out they are more negative when communicating with other females. (BBC Nature)
  4. 2013 may be another bad year for the invasive and annoying stinkbug. (National Geographic)
  5. How a soccer ball could power the world. (Discovery News)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, December 27

Written by | December 27th, 2012

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Today’s green news is inspiring us to make green New Year’s resolutions. Ones we’ll actually keep.

  1. 2012 will be known as the costliest year for weather disasters in the US. (Huffington Post Green)
  2. “Wrap with care, save the polar bear” — a safe sex campaign aims to save endangered species. (Technorati)
  3. Speaking of polar bears, is climate change or poaching their biggest enemy? (BBC Nature)
  4. 15 green New Year’s resolutions worth keeping. (The Daily Green)
  5. Put down the electronics! Four days in nature improves creativity by 50%. (Mother Nature Network)

Cool Green Morning: November 27

Written by | November 27th, 2012

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Happy Giving Tuesday! Make plans to give back today (after reading your green news, of course!).

  1. Can the extinct Galapagos tortoise be revived? (Washington Post)
  2. After Black Friday and Cyber Monday craziness, Giving Tuesday is a breath of fresh air. (MNN)
  3. Smart idea of the day: self-filling water bottle mimics desert beetle’s wings. (Wired Science)
  4. Antarctic marine snails are being affected by ocean acidification. (BBC Nature)
  5. One man’s mission to capture climate change on film. (Grist)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, November 16

Written by | November 16th, 2012

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We’re setting world records with today’s green news.

  1. A third of marine species are still unknown to science. (Mail Online)
  2. One man brings solar power to a dark New York city post-Sandy. (Forbes)
  3. Hermann tortoise, you are NOT the father! Tortoise paternity tests reveal interesting findings. (BBC Nature)
  4. What animal holds the world record for the most legs at 750? (Huffington Post Green)
  5. Anti-rat campaign is in full effect on the Galapagos islands. (MNN)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, November 2

Written by | November 2nd, 2012

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Hurricanes, Halloween — it’s been an eventful week. Let’s wrap it up with some green news.

  1. Move over, parrot. This elephant speaks Korean. (BBC Nature)
  2. DC-residents can soon shout “Electric taxi!” on street corners. (CleanTechnica)
  3. Wanna live in boulder or a conch shell? Check out these homes influenced by nature. (MNN)
  4. After Sandy, it’s hard to believe that most of the U.S. is still in drought. But it’s true. (Discovery)
  5. 9 new colorful tarantula species discovered in Brazil. (Scientific American)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, October 16

Written by | October 16th, 2012

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Looking for the latest green news? We’ve got you covered.

  1. There’s hot and then there’s September. Last month takes the cake as hottest Sept ever. (Scientific American)
  2. So then, how is it possible that global warming “has ended”? Hint: it hasn’t. (Climate Progress)
  3. When it comes to treefrogs, turns out that size DOES matter… (BBC Nature)
  4. Another benefit of bike lines: an increase in consumer spending. (Mother Nature Network)
  5. 50% of Hawaii is experiencing drought. Are trade winds to blame? (TreeHugger)
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