Tag: National Geographic

The Green Buzz: Friday, October 25

Written by | October 25th, 2013

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A beautiful island loses its rats, chemical exposure may be making us fat.

  1. Arctic temperatures in the summer are now the highest in at least 44,000 years. (Live Science)
  2. There’s been an amazing transformation at a place that used to be called Rat Island. (Discovery News)
  3. Is DDT exposure from the 1950s making us, and many animals, fat today? (Grist)
  4. Dolphins are being illegally slaughtered and used for shark bait. (National Geographic)
  5. 60% of Britain’s most endangered species have declined in numbers over the past 40 years. (Telegraph)

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, October 16

Written by | October 16th, 2013

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In today’s green news, a giant deep sea fish, a deficit of nature and something for which to check food labels.

  1. There’s a fox in the hen house…err, in the white house gardens, and the shutdown means it stays for now. (Atlantic Monthly)
  2. Airborne agricultural pollution is threatening national parks across the country. (LA Times)
  3. Check your food labels for this oil, because it’s destroying rainforests in Indonesia. (New York Times)
  4. Holy oarfish! This 18-foot, rarely seen, deep sea creature was found off California’s coast. (National Geographic)
  5. Nature deficit disorder is “damaging” children. Get them outside! (BBC News)

The Green Buzz: Monday, October 7

Written by | October 7th, 2013

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Another compelling reason for why not to cut down the world’s rain forests is in today’s green news.

  1. An expedition to some of the planet’s most remote and unexplored rain forests has found 60 new species! (National Geographic)
  2. Stink bugs are coming, but workers who count this invasive insect are furloughed. (Consumer Reports)
  3. When the ocean is a desert, this creature helps coral reefs thrive. (BBC News)
  4. These 14 inventions were inspired by the greatest and most successful “machine” in the universe: Nature. (Bloomberg)
  5. Let’s meet the man who made sea-level rise disappear in North Carolina. (MNN)

The Green Buzz: Thursday, October 3

Written by | October 3rd, 2013

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Today’s green news is filled with weird climate change effects and, yes, zombies.

  1. The world’s oceans are declining much faster than anyone thought, thanks to climate change, overfishing and pollution. (BBC News)
  2. Turns out car exhaust is confusing honeybees to death. (The Atlantic Cities)
  3. More bad news for bees: these huge Asian hornets are stinging people to death and killing bees in Europe. Yikes! (Grist)
  4. What can zombies teach us about the spread of disease? A lot, apparently. (MNN)
  5. As sea ice shrinks, tens of thousands of walruses are gathering on land. (National Geographic)

The Green Buzz: Monday, September 30

Written by | September 30th, 2013

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We’re ending the month of September with some good reads on issues like coexisting with keystone species and sinkholes. Yikes.

  1. Here are five big takeaways from the IPCC’s big global warming report on Friday. (National Geographic)
  2. The Bayou Corne Sinkhole: growing bigger and dividing a town, in the process. (New York Times)
  3. Can Burmese pythons in the Everglades be lured into traps? Pretty much everyone hopes so… (Christian Science Monitor)
  4. A commercial freighter completed the first-ever voyage through the Northwest Passage this week. (NPR)
  5. Can ranchers coexist with coyotes? In California, an innovative method is showing it’s possible. (MNN)

The Green Buzz: Thursday, September 26

Written by | September 26th, 2013

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It keeps happening, so we’re going to continue to talk poaching in today’s green news.

  1. More than 80 elephants were killed when poachers used cyanide to poison their water hole. (BBC News)
  2. Ancient fish fossil found in China shows the first face on an animal! (National Geographic)
  3. This poor gorilla was hand-raised by humans and has no gorilla friends. (MNN)
  4. More than 37,000 gallons of oil spilled in the wake of the Colorado floods, and there’s a scramble to clean it up. (NPR)
  5. There’s a real problem in the conservation community: a lack of diversity. (Grist)

The Green Buzz: Tuesday, September 24

Written by | September 24th, 2013

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We’ve got some stinky green news this morning for ya. Hold your nose and read on!

  1. Do you smell that? 5 animals with impressively stinky defenses. (Nat Geo)
  2. Why CrossFit may be the greenest gym option out there. (TreeHugger)
  3. Brace yourself: thunder, hail and tornadoes may be on the way. (Grist)
  4. Age ain’t nothing but a number… but the moon is 100 million years younger than thought! (Space)
  5. Reducing greenhouse gas emissions could prevent up to 3 million premature deaths a year. (LiveScience)

The Green Buzz: Monday, September 23

Written by | September 23rd, 2013

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On the first Autumn weekday of 2013, we’ve got quite the green news roundup for you.

  1. The Nature Conservancy and Rare have agreed to merge. (The Nature Conservancy)
  2. Can’t a nuclear plant catch a break? Fukushima hit by a typhoon and, yes, another earthquake. (Grist)
  3. Do you live in one of the most energy-efficient states? Check out the rankings. (National Geographic)
  4. Colorado road repairs are beginning on the 500 miles of roadways and 50 bridges destroyed during the flood. (Huffington Post)
  5. Oxfam says climate change is worsening hunger around the world. (Bloomberg)

The Green Buzz: Tuesday, September 17

Written by | September 17th, 2013

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A story on pollution told by…ear wax? Read on, conservation-concerned, and learn more in today’s green news.

  1. Like star-gazing? There are four sky events this week, so grab that blanket and look up! (National Geographic)
  2. There’s a new world map in town, and it shows areas that are most susceptible to climate change. (International Business Times)
  3. How often do whales clean their ears? Well, never, which is why ear wax turns out to be a great indicator of contaminants in the ocean. (NPR)
  4. Woodpeckers are proving to be an admirable adversary to the invasive emerald ash borer. (MNN)
  5. Small animals perceive time as though it’s passing in slow motion, says a new study. (BBC News)

The Green Buzz: Tuesday, September 10

Written by | September 10th, 2013

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What’s the likelihood that another Sandy could hit? Find out in today’s green news

  1. The probability of a Sandy-like storm surge is already double what it was in 1950, thanks to climate change. (Washington Post)
  2. Could this farmer’s trick fix farms and help abate the effects of climate change? (Grist)
  3. Europe has banned bee-killing pesticides and now those pesticide makers are suing. (TreeHugger)
  4. Bye Bye: More than 2700 people apply for a one-way trip to Mars. (NBC News)
  5. Amazing photos: Jaguar stalks and kills caiman in Brazil. (National Geographic)
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