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The Green Buzz: Wednesday, November 20

Written by | November 20th, 2013

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We’re blogging about nature’s heroes, promiscuous mice and controversial hunting in today’s green news.

  1. Bioluminescent bay in Puerto Rico goes dark: what happened? (Christian Science Monitor)
  2. Hawaii’s Big Island bans GMO crops. (Huffington Post Green)
  3. Mangroves are the heroes in protecting this Southeast Asian town from typhoon Haiyan. (Bloomberg)
  4. Big game hunter Melissa Bachman sparks controversy with this lion photo. (National Geographic)
  5. This headline is too funny not to share: promiscuous mice bear sexier smelling sons. (BBC)

The Green Buzz: Thursday, November 14

Written by | November 14th, 2013

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Urban deer, SeaWorld to the rescue and what chickens want in today’s green news.

  1. Remove natural predators, decrease their natural habitat and what do you have? More urban deer…which means more urban hunters. (NPR)
  2. This video shows the rescue and rehabilitation of a dolphin returned to the wild by SeaWorld. (Florida Today)
  3. Turns out that hens want a veranda as part of their living conditions when given the choice…which they rarely are. (Guardian)
  4. $1 million reward for information that will help dismantle one of Asia’s largest wildlife trafficking syndicates. (New York Times)
  5. The power of the Prius not doing it for you? How about an electric pickup truck? (TreeHugger)

The Green Buzz: Monday, October 28

Written by | October 28th, 2013

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In today’s green news: A plan to hunt the endangered rhino, when bees were destroyed, the broken ocean and more.

  1. The preservation of the country’s open landscapes in the west has some folks troubled. (New York Times)
  2. What can 1 million trees do? Quite a lot, as it turns out. (MNN)
  3. A Texas hunting club has plans to auction off a permit to hunt one of the world’s most endangered animals. (ABC News)
  4. The dinosaurs weren’t the only victims of mass extinction 66 million years ago. (BBC News)
  5. Silence of a broken ocean haunted this yachtsman on his voyage across the seas. (Sydney Morning Herald)

LWCF Funding: A Hidden Gem in the President’s Budget

Written by | April 23rd, 2013

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Almost unnoticed in Obama’s budget for 2014 is a strong commitment to the Land and Water Conservation Fund and, with that investment, the hope that this successful federal program will be renewed beyond its current expiration date in 2015.

Five Nature Books for Your Summer Vacation

Written by | July 25th, 2012

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Looking for a good book to hit the beach with this summer? Try one of these nature-themed, Conservancy-reviewed works and catch up on your environmental reading!

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, July 4

Written by | July 4th, 2012

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Happy Fourth of July! Start your holiday off right and dive into some cool (and summer-y) green news.

  1. Get some tips for a greener Fourth of July celebration. (Huffington Post)
  2. Time for fireworks! But for our feathered friends, commercial displays are best. (Grist)
  3. Ever notice how modern tomatoes taste like cardboard? There’s a gene mutation for that. (Treehugger)
  4. You’re probably grilling your food today…and this author says the greenest meat is that which has been hunted. (CNN)
  5. And finally, what’s behind the record-setting heat? (Discovery)

Eating Invasives: Delicious or Dangerous?

Written by | May 29th, 2012

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Could campaigns to eat kudzu or camels or iguanas actually have the reverse effect? Our blogger weighs the risks and benefits of eating invasives.

Cool Green Morning: Friday, October 21

Written by | October 21st, 2011

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Hello weekend! Have you picked out your Halloween costume yet? We have some ideas, along with more nature news.

  1. Save money and reduce your impact on the environment with these DIY Halloween costume ideas. (The Daily Green)
  2. Insert foot into mouth: skeptical scientists acknowledge that the Earth is in fact getting hotter. (New Scientist)
  3. McDonald’s pulls up a seat at the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil and pledges to use sustainably produced palm oil. (Sustainable Business)
  4. See what breathtaking photograph grabbed the 2011 Veolia Wildlife Environment Photographer of the Year award. (Mongabay)
  5. New evidence shows that the first known hunting weapon was used 13,800 years ago – that’s 800 years earlier than previously thought. (CBS News)

Steven Rinella: A Hunter’s View of Conservation

Written by | April 8th, 2011

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Watch the TV host talk about the often overlooked intersect between hunting and conservation & the one threat that keeps him up at night.

A Cloud Hangs Over Our Hunting and Fishing Future

Written by | March 28th, 2011

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Keith Curley, director of government affairs for Trout Unlimited, reacts to a bill passed by the U.S. House of Representatives and its potential harm to our nation’s fish and wildlife populations.

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