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The Green Buzz: Wednesday, September 11

Written by | September 11th, 2013

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In today’s green news: it might be time to change your diet, what really happened to woolly mammoths, and how you can win $2 million.

  1. Exxon has been charged with illegally dumping 50,000 gallons of wastewater in Pennsylvania. (Bloomberg)
  2. FDA confirms arsenic in rice, but says don’t worry about it. (Grist)
  3. Could climate change have caused the demise of the woolly mammoth? (BBC News)
  4. This actor asked too many questions about illegal deforestation in Indonesia and was threatened with deportation. (Guardian)
  5. Can you figure out what is going on with ocean acidification? Then you could win $2 million. (MNN)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, September 20

Written by | September 20th, 2012

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Magnets that clean up oil, the dirtiest American cities and dancing birds? We’ve got that and more in your cool, green news.

  1. The geniuses at MIT are at it again: Magnets could help clean up offshore oil spills. (MNN)
  2. Planning a fall vacay? You might want to avoid these, the 20 dirtiest cities in America. (Travel & Leisure)
  3. These birds can dance — and scientists are watching. Watch the video. (Discovery)
  4. Guam’s spider population has exploded — thanks to the invasive brown tree snake. (NPR)
  5. There’s a lot of arsenic in rice — and here’s how it got there. (Grist)
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