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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)

The Green Buzz: Friday, August 16

Written by | August 16th, 2013

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Hey, it’s Friday! Let’s celebrate the weekend — and the olinguito — with some green news.

  1. Have you met the cute olinguito, the newest member of the raccoon family yet? (Smithsonian)
  2. Better late than never. The White House goes solar — again. (350.org)
  3. Since 2007, 10 million beehives are gone. The common factor? Pesticides. (Discovery News)
  4. Badgers give archaeologists a hand in Germany. (Daily Mail)
  5. Feel good story of the day: 9 inspiring animals that use prosthetics. (MNN)

The Green Buzz: Tuesday, July 23

Written by | July 23rd, 2013

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Today’s Green Buzz makes us want to reach out and hug an animal.

  1. To save the Iberian Lynx, we must address climate change. (National Geographic)
  2. Hey, Flipper! Dolphins call each other by name. (Smithsonian)
  3. So is the Earth’s north or south polar ice melting faster? Anyone? (The Guardian)
  4. Spotted: Rufous-necked wood-rail in NM. Pandemonium ensues! (Huffington Post Green)
  5. What SeaWorld thinks of the new “Blackfish” documentary. (NY Times)

The Green Buzz: Friday, March 1

Written by | March 1st, 2013

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Hello there, March! Let’s ring in this new month with some green news.

  1. What did the one rat brain say to the other rat brain? (BBC News)
  2. The case of the disappearing bees — and say goodbye to crops, too. (Smithsonian)
  3. Wow. The most shocking photo of Beijing air pollution… ever. (Washington Post)
  4. On the green move: how to move houses without harming the planet. (Grist)
  5. The National Parks Service to lose $100 million+ due to the federal budget sequester. (Huffington Post Green)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, September 9

Written by | September 9th, 2011

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Five cool links to start your Friday.

  1. A new study says toxic chemicals used in dry cleaning stick to clothes. (The Daily Green)
  2. Two kingfishers, among the rarest animals in the world, have hatched at the Smithsonian. (Wired)
  3. This was the second-hottest summer on record in the U.S., the wettest ever in two states. (LA Times)
  4. Will artificial islands be the solution for rising Pacific sea levels? (Guardian)
  5. Is your state’s official flower a non-native plant? (Christian Science Monitor)

When Is a Rainforest Not a Rainforest?

Written by | February 2nd, 2009

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Last Thursday’s New York Times published a fascinating article, “New jungles prompt a debate on rainforest,” where two well-known Smithsonian scientists traded interpretations about the meaning of regeneration of rainforests in Panama. Not the least of the issues the article raised was the climate around the Smithsonian office watercooler these days, as Drs. Joe Wright and […]

Innovation From Crisis Will Save the World

Written by | January 13th, 2009

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It’s sometimes hard to see it, but these are good times in the course of human history. The economic crisis, climate change and the most rapid technological advancement since the Industrial Revolution are converging — and with that convergence comes the paradoxical potential of saving the world from itself and boosting the economic prospects of […]

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