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The Green Buzz: Thursday, September 12

Written by | September 12th, 2013

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Newly discovered fresh water, trip-planning orangutans and a deadly molasses spill, all in today’s green news.

  1. Trying to get your kids outside more? Maybe you need to turn back the tech clock like these parents did… (MNN)
  2. Huge supplies of fresh water were just discovered in a drought-plagued region of Kenya. (New York Times)
  3. Worried about your travel carbon footprint? Try choosing smaller airlines. (Grist)
  4. Smart monkeys: Orangutans plan their travel routes ahead of time. (LA Times)
  5. Huge molasses spill in Hawai’i kills fish, could attract sharks. (Fox News)

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, August 7

Written by | August 7th, 2013

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New information in todays green news shows that elephants don’t have the longest memories of the animal kingdom. So who does?

  1. NOAA’s report card on 2012′s climate is out — and it’s not pretty. (CBS News)
  2. It’s dolphins — not elephants — who appear to have the longest memories in the animal kingdom. (The Register)
  3. Now that Costa Rica has decided to close its zoos, where will the animals go? (National Geographic)
  4. More proof that keystone species are important: return of wolves in Yellowstone appears to be helping bear populations, too. (BBC News)
  5. And the dwindling of another keystone species — sharks — is affecting the ocean ecosystem worldwide. (Fox News)

Protecting What We’re Afraid Of

Written by | August 5th, 2013

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Despite our fear of sharks we’re beginning to respect these great predators and recognize how important they are to keeping oceans healthy.

The Green Buzz: Thursday, June 27

Written by | June 27th, 2013

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Like to drink orange juice in the morning? Then you’ll be interested in today’s green news.

  1. A new invasive bug in Florida is threatening the state’s citrus crop. (NPR)
  2. Experts and journalists have weighed in, and here are four key moments of Obama’s climate change speech. (TreeHugger)
  3. Did extreme weather cause a tsunami in New Jersey? (Huffington Post)
  4. Since when did feeding birds constitute a charge of illegally feeding wildlife? (MNN)
  5. Can sharks in the Gulf and off Cuba’s coast be saved by a sustainable fishery? (Scientific American)

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.

Nature’s Madness: Taking the Tournament Outdoors

Written by | March 21st, 2013

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March Madness is in full swing — in honor of college basketball’s biggest moment, we’ve pitted together nature’s fiercest creatures for our own online competition this March.

The Green Buzz: Monday, March 11

Written by | March 11th, 2013

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Use that extra daylight to catch up on your green news:

  1. In his latest column, Tom Friedman gives Mark Tercek‘s new book, Nature’s Fortune, a shout-out. (New York Times)
  2. Rainforests could be more resilient to climate change than previously thought– but only if we leave them alone. (Mongabay)
  3. Three “lucky” species of endangered sharks are now protected by a new global agreement. (Associated Press/Christian Science Monitor)
  4. Ask Umbra takes on a tough question: Is there hope for us on this planet? (Grist)
  5. Nothing brightens up a dreary Monday morning more than interspecies friendship. (Treehugger)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, January 10

Written by | January 10th, 2013

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Today’s green news features awww-dorable penguin photos. Too cute to miss.

  1. Now that’s a hidden talent: baby sharks sense danger even before they’re born. (Wired)
  2. No ifs, ands or buts about it: 2012 was the hottest year on record in the US. (NY Times)
  3. A previously unknown colony of 9,000 emperor penguins has received its first human visitors. (Guardian)
  4. The race is on to save killer whales trapped under ice off the coast of Canada. (Atlantic Wire)
  5. BP shells out a whopping $1 billion to Gulf oil spill victims. (Huffington Post Green)

Raja Ampat 2012: Gone Fish Finding

Written by | November 8th, 2012

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Spotted Eagle Rays, Bumphead Parrotfish, even a Tasselled Wobbegong — our team has spotted them all. Learn more about the exotic fish that call Raja Ampat home.

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.

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