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The Green Buzz: Tuesday, January 28

Written by | January 28th, 2014

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In today’s green news, a glimpse into ancient forest management and bad news for the big fish and the small fish.

  1. Warmer seas are causing species of fish to mature earlier, stunting their maximum length by up to 29% in the North Sea (The Guardian)
  2. Indigenous peoples have been carefully managed the rainforests of Asia for 11,000 years by seamlessly clearing pockets of vegetation for agriculture, new findings reveal. (Mongabay)
  3. A large shark was killed off the coast of Western Australia, the first to be connected to a new shark cull that was put into place to prevent human fatalities. (CNN)

 

 

 

The Green Buzz: Friday, June 7

Written by | June 7th, 2013

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Today we’re rocking out to The Doors while rounding up today’s top five green news stories. Let us explain:

  1. Record-breaking mako shark caught in CA. Conservation debate ensues. (National Geographic)
  2. As if being a rockstar isn’t cool enough, a new lizard is named after Jim Morrison. (Discovery News)
  3. Ten new Guardian enviro blogs you must start following. Like, right now. (Guardian)
  4. LED lights for the win! $675 million in saved energy costs in 2012 thanks to LEDs. (TreeHugger)
  5. In climate news, stalagmites are the new tree rings. (Mother Jones)

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, June 5

Written by | June 5th, 2013

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Happy World Environment Day. Celebrate by reading some cool green stories.

  1. There’s one main reason why vehicles on LA roads have tripled but air pollution is down. (myFOXla)
  2. WATCH: Cancel all plans and check out these truly incredible octopus videos! (TreeHugger)
  3. 15 new bird species have been discovered in the Amazon. See the pictures. (Wired)
  4. Giant shark is caught off California coast during reality show taping, controversy ensues. (LA Times)
  5. Scientists may start using stinky feet to battle malaria-infected mosquitoes. (Washington Post)

Close Encounter: Swimming with the Sharks

Written by | April 9th, 2013

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Nature Conservancy magazine Senior Editor Matt Jenkins spent an unforgettable hour snorkeling with 10 baby blacktip reef sharks during his reporting trip to Palmyra Atoll. Read his shark-filled adventures here.

The Green Buzz: Tuesday, March 26

Written by | March 26th, 2013

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Bizarre sharks, water wars and coastal resiliency — we’re covering all that and more in today’s green news.

  1. Talk about resourceful: see how animals survive some of the most inhospitable conditions on Earth. (BBC Nature)
  2. Banning toxic products in the U.S. just means exporting them to other countries. (Huffington Post Green)
  3. You are not seeing double — that’s a two-headed shark! (Wired)
  4. As population density increases in coastal communities, so does the impact of extreme coastal storms. (NBC News)
  5. Will water will be the source of future conflict in the Middle East? (TreeHugger)

The Green Buzz: Monday, March 4

Written by | March 4th, 2013

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Extra, extra, get your green news here!

  1. Thailand’s prime minister pledges to ban ivory trade. (NY Times)
  2. Can you guess how many sharks are killed illegally each year? (RedOrbit)
  3. Female chimps = mean girls?! Turns out they are more negative when communicating with other females. (BBC Nature)
  4. 2013 may be another bad year for the invasive and annoying stinkbug. (National Geographic)
  5. How a soccer ball could power the world. (Discovery News)

The Green Buzz: Tuesday, February 12

Written by | February 12th, 2013

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Will the environment get a shout out in tonight’s State of the Union speech?

  1. If Obama makes green promises in his State of the Union speech, can he actually deliver? (Mother Nature Network)
  2. Stop and smell the contamination. An urban environmentalist leads toxic tours of his neighborhood. (Grist)
  3. Nows your chance to name a moon. A moon, people! (TG Daily)
  4. A 12-year-old’s science fair experiment is one small step for man, one giant leap for Hello Kitty. (Space)
  5. Shark attacks in the U.S. reached their highest level in a decade last year. (Huffington Post Green)

Raja Ampat 2012: Swimming with the Sharks

Written by | October 28th, 2012

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The Raja Ampat team is surrounded by sharks! But that’s a good thing — let our own fish expert Purwanto explain why.

Saving the Shark that Bit Me: Back to Work

Written by | August 16th, 2012

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Our marine biologist doesn’t let a shark bite come between him and his work at one of the most biologically diverse locations in the world.

Saving Sharks from the Banquet Table

Written by | August 14th, 2012

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On June 18, 2012, China’s State Council announced the ban on consuming shark fins at official government related banquets – a very important step in the face of plummeting shark population numbers.

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