Tag: panda

The Green Buzz: January 6, 2014

Written by | January 6th, 2014

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Supervolcanos could explode without warning, a giant panda will debut, and changes in NYC streets captured on film in today’s green news.

  1. “Sleeping giant” supervolcanos, like the one in Yellowstone National Park, may not be as heavy of sleepers as we once thought.  (BBC)
  2. If you plan to be in the Washington, DC are on January 18th, be sure to stop by The Smithsonian’s National Zoo; their new giant panda cub, Bao Bao, will make her public debut that day.  (Huffington Post)
  3. See how New York City has worked to improve the walk- and bike-ability of its streets over the last decade.  (Grist)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, November 13

Written by | November 13th, 2012

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I’ve got “Total Eclipse of the Heart” stuck in my head this morning. I blame today’s green news.

  1. You may not live in Australia but you can still catch today’s total solar eclipse online. (PC Mag)
  2. Caught! Remote camera traps catch poachers in action. (Mongabay)
  3. Corals in the Great Barrier Reef have made a new enemy: starfish. (The Telegraph)
  4. A world without bamboo means a world without pandas. Thanks, climate change. (Discovery News)
  5. Haiti faces hunger catastrophe after Hurricane Sandy. (Guardian)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, October 15

Written by | October 15th, 2012

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After a lovely weekend, let’s cross our fingers for a supersonic Monday.

  1. 25 species now appallingly close to extinction. (TG Daily)
  2. One for the record books: supersonic skydive a success. (Discovery News)
  3. Wait… humans used to eat pandas? (RedOrbit)
  4. Steer clear of bull sharks — they have the strongest bite. (BBC Nature)
  5. How can we save coral reefs? Televise them. (National Geographic)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, September 17

Written by | September 17th, 2012

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Surprise!

  1. A new baby panda! A new baby panda! (Washington Post)
  2. What can running teach us about sustainability? More than you’d probably think. (Grist)
  3. Some species at risk of extinction: zebras, giraffes, peacocks(?) and horses(??). (Treehugger)
  4. American voters! Please care more about freshwater issues. (Scientific American)
  5. In the market for a new-to-you bike? Here are some shopping tips. (The Daily Green)

Panda Eats Shoots, Leaves—and Meat?!?

Written by | January 4th, 2012

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Motion sensor cameras in China captured images of a giant panda eating meat. Find out how the incredibly rare images were captured and what we can learn from them.

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, December 28

Written by | December 28th, 2011

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Pandagate!… and other animal-related news stories.

  1. The BBC selects a panda as one of their women of the year. (Guardian)
  2. The Gulf of Mexico experiences giant tiger prawn takeover. (Houston Chronicle)
  3. Meet the world’s cutest polar bear cub. (Huffington Post Green)
  4. Johnny, the globe-trotting sea turtle, returns to Florida’s waters. (Washington Post)
  5. How do you deter lions from preying on cattle? Taste aversion. (Scientific American)

Improbable Pandas

Written by | June 2nd, 2011

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A rare sighting of a giant panda leaves our deputy director in China breathless.

Save Knut or Save the World?

Written by | February 27th, 2009

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(Note: I’m taking a short break from my usual wizbang tech blogging to ruminate on my day job. Please indulge my digression.) Which is the better strategy: concentrating on one specific species, like polar bears, or working on a global conservation effort that aims to protect large swaths of the world’s major habitats? I’ll let […]

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