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The Green Buzz: Thursday, July 11

Written by | July 11th, 2013

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From ugly animals to a national park on the moon, we’ve got your green news!

  1. Lorax wanted. Because Amazon deforestation has dramatically increased in countries outside of Brazil. (Mongabay)
  2. Pictures: Newly formed Ugly Animal Protection Society says these guys need saving, too. (Discovery News)
  3. Do we have to save one species over another to protect America’s wilderness? (NPR)
  4. Far out: U.S. lawmakers propose a national lunar park to protect artifacts left on the moon by NASA astronauts. (MNN)
  5. China and the U.S. have agreed to work together to capture carbon dioxide spewing from their respective power plants. (Bloomberg)

The Green Buzz: Thursday, June 13

Written by | June 13th, 2013

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Today’s green news is filled with tidbits on big cats, disease outbreaks and new discoveries.

  1. Domesticated dogs + Sumatran tigers = a new threat to these endangered cats. (National Geographic)
  2. Say it ain’t so: “Coffee rust” threatening good coffee by attacking Arabica coffee plants. (Wired)
  3. The days of cheap food are over, thanks to climate change. (Grist)
  4. We know they’re fast, but it’s something else that makes cheetahs the successful hunters they are. (NPR)
  5. It seems as though we are still learning new things about this thick forest everyday: 15 new bird species discovered in the Amazon! (Mongabay)

The Green Buzz: Thursday, May 30

Written by | May 30th, 2013

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In today’s green news, we meet a swashbuckling new species.

  1. New pirate ant — eyepatch included! — discovered in the Philippines. (National Geographic)
  2. Kenya cracks down on poachers: increases fines by 2,500%. (Mongabay)
  3. Can you name the first bird ever discovered? This Jurassic fossil may help. (Nature)
  4. Make quick like a fox. Conservation efforts save dwarf foxes from extinction in record time. (TreeHugger)
  5. Google Street View takes you to the Galapagos Islands from the comfort of your desk chair. (Guardian)

The Green Buzz: Thursday, May 23

Written by | May 23rd, 2013

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Happy World Turtle Day! (What? You didn’t know?)

  1. To celebrate World Turtle Day, here are 11 of the many critically endangered turtle species. (TreeHugger)
  2. These cities are expected to be the hardest hit by climate change. (Grist)
  3. A glow-in-the-dark cockroach? The world’s tiniest frog? That’s right, folks, here are the top 10 new species discovered in 2012. (Mongabay)
  4. The mysterious fungus that caused the Irish Potato Famine has been identified. (MNN)
  5. It’s yummy, it’s popular, it’s good for you — but is that Greek yogurt hurting the environment? (The Week)

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, May 22

Written by | May 22nd, 2013

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Dolphins, bears and “Moonbird” – oh my!

  1. The famed red knot who has flown more than 400,000 miles has been spotted! (Mongabay)
  2. Want to know if what you’re buying supports policies that you don’t? There’s an app for that. (Grist)
  3. Good news for our cetacean friends: India has banned captive dolphin shows. (TreeHugger)
  4. We’re remembering the man who discovered the ozone hole. (MNN)
  5. Bear tranquilized in tree? Colorado firefighters to the rescue. (Huffington Post)

The Green Buzz: Monday, May 20

Written by | May 20th, 2013

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As the weather warms up, so too does the green news on climate change…

  1. If we carry on as usual, climate change will bring water shortages in major U.S. cities. (Bloomberg)
  2. By the 2020s, NYC could see heat-wave deaths rise by 20 percent (thanks again to climate change). (The Guardian)
  3. You know it’s bad when people wish for fire ants instead of the newly invasive ‘crazy ants.’ (MNN)
  4. What the frack do we know? Turns out, not a lot. (Grist)
  5. Landmark ruling in Indonesia gives millions of hectares of forests to Indigenous people. (Mongabay)

The Green Buzz: Friday, May 17

Written by | May 17th, 2013

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Happy National Bike to Work Day! After you lock up your wheels, read today’s green news:

  1. If climate scientists overwhelmingly agree on global warming, why doesn’t the public? (NY Times)
  2. Want healthier tomatoes? Grow them with LEDs. (TreeHugger)
  3. Jaguars are large, beautiful and thankfully thriving in the Peruvian Amazon. (Mongabay)
  4. It’s Earth’s most iconic summit. And it’s melting. Fast. (Huffington Post Green)
  5. Vehicles in the U.S. hit an estimated 1-2 million animals every year. (Scientific American)

The Green Buzz: Thursday, May 9

Written by | May 9th, 2013

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Moths that drive cars? Frankenfish? Goats at airports? It’s news of the weird this morning!

  1. Chicago’s O’Hare has new landscaping employees: goats. (MNN)
  2. IUCN has released a list of the world’s most endangered ecosystems. (Huffington Post)
  3. Frankenfish or scientific marvel? Giant GM salmon await approval in the US. (Mongabay)
  4. Finally, some not-so-terrible climate change news. (Grist)
  5. University of Tokyo posted a video of moths driving cars. Really. (NPR)

The Green Buzz: Tuesday, April 23

Written by | April 23rd, 2013

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Here are today’s top green news headlines. And remember: everyday can be Earth Day!

  1. How did you celebrate Earth Day? We’re loving Grist’s photo round-up. (Grist)
  2. Facebook plans to cover it’s 400,000+ square foot roof in trees. (The Atlantic Wire)
  3. How cloned redwoods can help combat climate change. (LiveScience)
  4. Americans less concerned about the environment than when Earth Day began. (Huffington Post Green)
  5. It’s getting hot out there: in 1400 years, the last 30 years were the warmest. (Mongabay)

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)
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