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The Green Buzz: Friday, November 1

Written by | November 1st, 2013

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Today’s news headlines reveal Antarctica is not having a very good day…

  1. Plans to protect Antarctica’s pristine wilderness have failed. (The Huffington Post)
  2. 2013 has been the deadliest year on record for manatees. (TreeHugger)
  3. The data doesn’t lie: to save Malayan tiger, you must save its prey. (Mongabay)
  4. The Pacific Ocean is warming at its fattest rate in… wait for it… 10,000 years. (Science World Report)
  5. New Mexico’s “kid cages” — necessary for protection against wolves or just a publicity stunt? (National Geographic)

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)

The Green Buzz: Tuesday, July 30

Written by | July 30th, 2013

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In today’s Green Buzz: massive mushrooms, monogamous mammals and more!

  1. Cute animal video alert! Bears attend impromptu back-scratching party. (TreeHugger)
  2. Why has monogamy evolved in mammals? Hint: it’s not because of love. (Discovery News)
  3. Discovered: a massive 33-pound fungus. Holy mushroom! (Huffington Post)
  4. Wolves return to Yellowstone National Park and the grizzly bears are happy. (BBC)
  5. Snow leopards and wild yaks becoming ‘fashion victims.’ (The Guardian)

The Green Buzz: Monday, June 10

Written by | June 10th, 2013

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Hidden wildfires, ocean trash, and wolves are just some of the green news tidbits we’ve found for you this morning.

  1. The USFWS announced that wolves are losing their federal protection in almost all of the lower 48 states. (LA Times)
  2. This bums us out: Most of the trash that litters the ocean floor is recyclable. (MNN)
  3. For victims of Hurricane Sandy, the worst is not over. (Huffington Post)
  4. Clearly the problem of climate change and emissions has not been solved. (Washington Post)
  5. Think deforestation is the Amazon’s biggest problem? Think again. (It’s hidden fires.) (NASA)

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.

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, November 29

Written by | November 29th, 2012

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Today we talk wolves, luxurious Eco-conscious purchases, and BP…

  1. Some of the casualties of the first wolf hunts in decades are wolves outfitted with research collars. (Green)
  2. Hey, did you win the powerball lottery? Here’s five eco-luxuries you could buy with the winnings. (MNN)
  3. The EPA has banned BP from any new federal contracts, citing a lack of “business integrity.” (Christian Science Monitor)
  4. Live in the city? Want to help reduce traffic? How about renting out your own car? (National Geographic)
  5. Poorer nations demand more money and transparency to help deal with climate change. (Scientific American)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, October 18

Written by | October 18th, 2012

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One more day left in the work week…and Cool Green Morning can get you through!

  1. Startling stat: Over half of the world’s wetlands have been destroyed since 1900. (MNN)
  2. And another: Half of the Great Barrier Reef has been lost in the last 30 years. (NBC News)
  3. Wisconsin’s controversial wolf hunt has begun, and hunters are bringing them in. (Scientific American)
  4. Update: India has lifted the ban on tiger tourism, but local governments must regulate visitors. (Guardian)
  5. Interesting science: Leaves are changing color — do you remember why? (The Daily Green)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, April 30

Written by | April 30th, 2012

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It’s a mostly animal Monday in our green news lineup.

  1. Australia lists the koala bear as a threatened species for the first time. (Guardian)
  2. Wind farms affect weather in immediate area, raise temperatures near ground. (Wall Street Journal)
  3. Pacific reef shark populations are down 90 percent, mostly due to human fishing pressure. (Washington Post)
  4. Do recent sightings mean wolves have returned to Atlantic Canada for the first time in decades? (Huffington Post)
  5. Peru is examining the death of more than 500 pelicans. (BBC)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, December 16

Written by | December 16th, 2011

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Washing machines may be a thing of the past.

  1. New fabric eliminates stains and dirt when exposed to sunlight. (TreeHugger)
  2. Medical research on chimpanzees has been suspended. (TG Daily)
  3. The war over wolves continues in the West. (Green)
  4. A frog the size of a Tic Tac has been discovered. (Mongabay)
  5. Earthquake sensor devices have a new use: tracking endangered fin whales. (Wired Science)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, April 18

Written by | April 18th, 2011

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Happy Monday! Here’s what you missed over the weekend:

  1. Wolves are no longer legally endangered. (Mongabay)
  2. One year later, the Gulf of Mexico is still feeling the effects of the oil spill. (LA Times)
  3. Our friends at Treehugger are hopping on the Picnic for the Planet bandwagon/party bus. (Treehugger)
  4. In Vietnam, a special nature reserve has been created to protect the threatened “Asian unicorn.” (AP, via Huffington Post)
  5. Ask Umbra offers up tips for green housewarming gifts. (Grist)
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