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The Green Buzz: Wednesday, June 19

Written by | June 19th, 2013

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We’ve all heard that bees are in decline, but this morning’s green news puts that in visual perspective.

  1. View pics: This is your grocery store without bees. (PR Newswire
  2. This new app will help you find the cleanest, safest beach. (MNN)
  3. Man feeds bear some bbq, bear attacks man, man charged. (Christian Science Monitor)
  4. The U.S. is considering exporting more oil for the first time since the 1970s. (Bloomberg)
  5. There are now more fish being farmed than there are cows. (New Scientist)

The Green Buzz: Thursday, June 6

Written by | June 6th, 2013

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D-Day: 69 years ago today, Operation Overlord began. So let’s talk Normandy in today’s green news.

  1. The Bay of Seine – a place of great significance for WWII – is being sited for a wind farm. (The Independent)
  2. Speaking of invasions, Asian carp are threatening major fisheries in the Great Lakes – but this Chinese firm thinks they can assist in the battle. (Christian Science Monitor)
  3. They say the United States’ “invented environmental dumping” and that’s reason enough to continue to ban fracking in France. (Bloomberg)
  4. 10 consequences of this late spring (which appears to be a somewhat global thing). (BBC News)
  5. What’s the happiest nation in the world (and in part due to a clean environment)? (National Geographic)

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, May 1

Written by | May 1st, 2013

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We’ve got an update on that poor, confused koala.

  1. Remember the little guy who returned to his forest to find it cut down? There’s a happy ending for our homeless koala. (Grist)
  2. A Queens public school is the first in NYC to adopt an all-veggie menu. (Huffington Post)
  3. The European Union is banning a pesticide blamed in bee deaths. (BBC News)
  4. Contrails that smell like french fries? NASA is exploring biofuel use in planes. (Christian Science Monitor)
  5. If you protect oceans and coasts, sea turtles will come. (MNN)

The Green Buzz: Monday, April 15

Written by | April 15th, 2013

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They are incredibly interesting to look at, though.

  1. Geckos don’t cure AIDS, so just leave them alone already. (Mongabay)
  2. How’s this for DIY? This bride made her own gown out of upcycled bread bag clips. (Treehugger)
  3. Ask Umbra attempts to solve the greatest mystery of our time: how green are Barbies? (Grist)
  4. A five-year-old narrates this sweet “nature documentary.” (DotEarth)
  5. Florida, land of horrifying invasive species infestations, braces for an onslaught of giant snails. (Christian Science Monitor)

The Green Buzz: Monday, April 8

Written by | April 8th, 2013

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As usual, climate change is bad news.

  1. Oceans could be bearing the brunt of global warming. (YaleE360)
  2. A few of your favorite fast food brands are switching to a greener paper policy. (Mongabay)
  3. US energy policy fails to address climate change, argues one blogger. (Christian Science Monitor)
  4. Might have to get used to that green slime, Cleveland. (Grist)
  5. This former NBA player saved a dolphin with his bare hands (and really long arms). (Treehugger)

The Green Buzz: Friday, April 5

Written by | April 5th, 2013

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Sorry to kick your weekend off on a terrifying note, but…

  1. No need to panic: scientists have discovered a new species of tarantula, and it’s only about the size OF YOUR FACE. (Huffington Post Green)
  2. Greener neighborhoods=less violent crime. (Mongabay)
  3. No need to panic, part II: Tax Day is coming! Find out how saving energy can save you $$. (Christian Science Monitor)
  4. That terrible American drought? Yeah, still happening. (Grist)
  5. Spending time outside doesn’t always come naturally to everyone. (Care2)

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)

The Green Buzz: Thursday, March 28

Written by | March 28th, 2013

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The green news this morning makes it easy to see how humans can easily cause a species’ extinction.

  1. A wildlife trafficker is caught with more than 10% of an entire species. (Treehugger)
  2. Arctic sea ice is receding, and that doesn’t bode well for polar bears. (Christian Science Monitor)
  3. An Indiana dairy farm has found an innovative use for all of that cow manure. (The New York Times)
  4. Looks like bee colonies aren’t the only victims of popular pesticides. (MNN)
  5. A two-headed shark was found off the Florida Keys. (National Geographic)

The Green Buzz: Monday, March 25

Written by | March 25th, 2013

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BABY ANIMALS!

  1. Welcome to the world, new little baby endangered Rothschild giraffe! (Associated Press, via Christian Science Monitor)
  2. This chicken’s dad is a duck. (As far as we know, the giraffe’s father is a giraffe.) (Treehugger)
  3. Timely: Is it cruel to kill insects? (Grist)
  4. Here’s what the president can–and should– do to combat climate change. (Scientific American)
  5. Alligators hate treadmills. Alligators: they’re just like us! (Wired)

The Green Buzz: Monday, March 11

Written by | March 11th, 2013

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Use that extra daylight to catch up on your green news:

  1. In his latest column, Tom Friedman gives Mark Tercek‘s new book, Nature’s Fortune, a shout-out. (New York Times)
  2. Rainforests could be more resilient to climate change than previously thought– but only if we leave them alone. (Mongabay)
  3. Three “lucky” species of endangered sharks are now protected by a new global agreement. (Associated Press/Christian Science Monitor)
  4. Ask Umbra takes on a tough question: Is there hope for us on this planet? (Grist)
  5. Nothing brightens up a dreary Monday morning more than interspecies friendship. (Treehugger)
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