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The Green Buzz: Thursday, June 6

Written by | June 6th, 2013

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D-Day: 69 years ago today, Operation Overlord began. So let’s talk Normandy in today’s green news.

  1. The Bay of Seine – a place of great significance for WWII – is being sited for a wind farm. (The Independent)
  2. Speaking of invasions, Asian carp are threatening major fisheries in the Great Lakes – but this Chinese firm thinks they can assist in the battle. (Christian Science Monitor)
  3. They say the United States’ “invented environmental dumping” and that’s reason enough to continue to ban fracking in France. (Bloomberg)
  4. 10 consequences of this late spring (which appears to be a somewhat global thing). (BBC News)
  5. What’s the happiest nation in the world (and in part due to a clean environment)? (National Geographic)

Nature Photo of the Week: Beauty with Age

Written by | May 2nd, 2013

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We are wowed by the juxtaposition of this photograph: dark craggly rock in the foreground against the clear, bright blue skies. Flickr photographer rajalqadar captured this stunning image of the Almafi Coast in Italy.

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, May 1

Written by | May 1st, 2013

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We’ve got an update on that poor, confused koala.

  1. Remember the little guy who returned to his forest to find it cut down? There’s a happy ending for our homeless koala. (Grist)
  2. A Queens public school is the first in NYC to adopt an all-veggie menu. (Huffington Post)
  3. The European Union is banning a pesticide blamed in bee deaths. (BBC News)
  4. Contrails that smell like french fries? NASA is exploring biofuel use in planes. (Christian Science Monitor)
  5. If you protect oceans and coasts, sea turtles will come. (MNN)

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, April 10

Written by | April 10th, 2013

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Here’s what is buzzing in the green news world this morning.

  1. C’est intelligent! This French zoo is using panda poo to cut its energy bill. (Treehugger)
  2. Rebuilding shorelines will only increase risks from storms. Is it time to expand this bill you’ve never heard of? (The New York Times)
  3. Feds say that forest fires will double by 2050, thanks to climate change. (Denver Post)
  4. Concerned about farm animal welfare? You better put that camera away… (MNN)
  5. The world’s largest fast food company takes a big step towards greener packaging. (Mongabay)

The Green Buzz: Friday, February 1

Written by | February 1st, 2013

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Just as cool and green as it’s always been… but now with added buzz.

  1. Get to know the rodent that holds the power to predict the weather in its tiny claws. (Huffington Post Green)
  2. Thanks, England, for not selling your public forests. (Treehugger)
  3. What’s so great about grass-fed beef? (Grist)
  4. One person’s trash is another person’s potential energy source. (CleanTechnica)
  5. Are “urban” SUVs any greener than their country counterparts? (EcoGeek)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, January 28

Written by | January 28th, 2013

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Well, it’s not okay for Paul McCartney…

  1. It’s the question that’s on everyone’s minds: Is it okay to eat kangaroo meat? (Grist)
  2. An unexpected green benefit of the Super Bowl: reduced electricity consumption. (Green)
  3. The heat of cities like New York and Tokyo could lead to warmer winters in Siberia and Canada. (AP, via Christian Science Monitor)
  4. Paul McCartney reflects on his life as a vegetarian. (Huffington Post Green)
  5. This 10-year-old launched his own recycling business. What have you done for the planet lately? (Treehugger)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, September 24

Written by | September 24th, 2012

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As if Mondays couldn’t get any worse:

  1. The National Zoo’s new baby panda passed away on Sunday. (Washington Post)
  2. Who’s the greenest character on TV? (Grist)
  3. So, this year’s drought affected Earth’s mass and gravitational pull. (Treehugger)
  4. Germany is awesome at solar power. (CleanTechnica)
  5. Climate mitigation vs. climate adaptation: what’s the difference? (GreenBiz)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, August 6

Written by | August 6th, 2012

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It’s just another cool green Monday:

  1. The organizers of the London Olympics plan to leave behind a green legacy. (GreenBiz)
  2. Another heat wave? You can probably blame climate change, a new analysis reveals. (Mongabay)
  3. You can also blame climate change for a surge in certain diseases. (Grist)
  4. A swarm of honeybees delayed a flight in Pittsburgh. (Treehugger)
  5. Air pollution=probably not so good for exercising. (Guardian)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, July 16

Written by | July 16th, 2012

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Monday already? That was quick.

  1. A new report says cars are killer, and also make us fat. (Treehugger)
  2. A New York river has been reborn! (The Daily Green)
  3. Plastic bags: to ban or tax? (GreenBiz)
  4. Apple has rejoined the green certification program it just quit. (EcoGeek)
  5. Newsflash: Protecting coral reefs actually protects coral reefs. (Green)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, June 25

Written by | June 25th, 2012

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It’s just another cool green Monday.

  1. Rest in peace, Lonesome George. (Christian Science Monitor)
  2. With their predators MIA, nocturnal fish are now seeing the light of day. (Mongabay)
  3. A new poll says Brits toss nearly $142 million worth of barely worn clothing in landfills every year. (GreenBiz)
  4. Concerned about tossing those “DO NOT EAT” silica packets? Ask Umbra says you can relax. (Grist)
  5. Maya Lin creates a multimedia memorial for biodiversity and nature. (YaleE360)
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