Category: Energy

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, June 26

Written by | June 26th, 2013

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We’ve got green news on Obama’s climate speech, a massive dead zone and an Exxon Valdez victim.

  1. Obama laid out his plan to combat climate change on a sweltering day in DC, no less. (MNN)
  2. Gasoline party? Massachusetts could be the first state to adopt a carbon tax. (Grist)
  3. New bird species discovered in Cambodia! (BBC News)
  4. All of the rain in the Midwest + massive amounts of fertilizer run-off = biggest dead zone ever for the Gulf. (National Geographic)
  5. The last surviving otter from the Exxon Valdez oil spill has died. (Treehugger)

Obama Kickstarts Action on Climate Change

Written by | June 25th, 2013

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When it comes to boosting the economy and fighting climate change, President Obama declares it’s not an “either/or.” It’s a “both/and” approach. Learn more about his roadmap for America’s leadership on climate change.

The Green Buzz: Monday, June 17

Written by | June 17th, 2013

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Grab that coffee and catch up on what’s going on in the world of green news.

  1. BP is leaving the Gulf, as the oil spill cleanup has ended. (Huffington Post)
  2. Watch: Baby fox walks up to people, asks for help – and they give it. (MNN)
  3. Refineries are pumping out more toxins than they’re allowed by government regulations. (NPR)
  4. The secret behind why marine mammals can hold their breath for so long is revealed. (BBC News)
  5. The murder of a sea turtle conservationist highlights the nexus of poaching and drugs. (National Geographic)

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, May 29

Written by | May 29th, 2013

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Today we’re buzzing about everything from wacky animal mating habits to Mount Everest trash.

  1. Nature’s wackiest and weirdest life cycles — and you thought cicadas were odd. (Wired)
  2. 60 years of climbers have turned Everest into the world’s tallest trash heap. (TIME)
  3. Arctic shipping is set to grow more than 30-fold over the next 8 years. (Huffington Post Green)
  4. Move over, Ben Franklin: electricity from kites is back. (Conservation Magazine)
  5. Apple boosts environmental efforts and hires former EPA head Lisa Jackson. (Washington Post)

The Green Buzz: Monday, May 20

Written by | May 20th, 2013

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As the weather warms up, so too does the green news on climate change…

  1. If we carry on as usual, climate change will bring water shortages in major U.S. cities. (Bloomberg)
  2. By the 2020s, NYC could see heat-wave deaths rise by 20 percent (thanks again to climate change). (The Guardian)
  3. You know it’s bad when people wish for fire ants instead of the newly invasive ‘crazy ants.’ (MNN)
  4. What the frack do we know? Turns out, not a lot. (Grist)
  5. Landmark ruling in Indonesia gives millions of hectares of forests to Indigenous people. (Mongabay)

What Is the Future of Nature?

Written by | May 3rd, 2013

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By 2050, the Earth’s population is expected to exceed 9 billion, and our climate is changing at a rate even faster than anticipated. How can we continue to meet the needs of nature and people?

Q&A with Revolution’s Elizabeth Mitchell and Billy Burke

Written by | April 29th, 2013

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Why is protecting the planet important to you? We sit down with NBC Revolution’s Elizabeth Mitchell and Billy Burke, two actors who are no strangers to going green, about their appreciation for nature and how they’re leaving lighter footprints on our planet.

The Green Buzz: Monday, April 29

Written by | April 29th, 2013

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It’s Monday, it’s morning and it’s time for your green news buzz.

  1. America now has more solar energy workers than coal miners. (MNN)
  2. Are private shooting ranges and rogue hunters to blame for this invasive species’ spread? (The New York Times)
  3. EPA revisions to fracking impacts are an “earthquake” in the debate over drilling. (Huffington Post)
  4. U.S. Navy to expand sonar testing again, and so the battle of sonar vs. marine mammals is rekindled. (NPR)
  5. How bad for your family and the environment is the dish soap in your kitchen? (Grist)

Dialogues on the Environment: Q&A with Gretchen Daily

Written by | April 17th, 2013

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The idea of natural capital — that Earth’s lands, waters and biodiversity are vital assets — has spread like fire. CEO Mark Tercek interviews Gretchen Daily about how we can now channel this awareness and energy into real-world action.

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