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The Green Buzz: Monday, February 25

Written by | February 25th, 2013

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Sure, the internet is buzzing with Oscar news, but we’re buzzing about the weekend’s top green news.

  1. Nice hiding spot! Ancient continent found under the Indian Ocean. (BBC)
  2. Every Monday should start with a cute penguin cam. (Mother Nature Network)
  3. My, what a long neck you have. How dinosaurs grew the world’s longest necks. (Science World Report)
  4. Another impact of a hotter, wetter climate: a loss in labor capacity. (Guardian)
  5. The San Francisco 49ers turn to the sun for power in their new stadium. (Clean Technica)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, January 30

Written by | January 30th, 2013

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Grab that coffee and read up on what’s catching our eye in the world of green news.

  1. These whales have welcomed a deformed dolphin into their pod. (Treehugger)
  2. Killer kittens: house cats kill up to 25 billion birds and small mammals a year. (Mongabay)
  3. First a drought, raging wildfires and now a flood? Australia is getting hit hard with crazy weather. (BBC)
  4. Our freshwater scientist writes about travels in a haunting landscape — and mysterious animal sounds. (Green)
  5. Is it time for a clean air act in China? (Wall Street Journal)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, December 28

Written by | December 28th, 2012

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It’s Friday (hurray!). Sit back, relax and read today’s top green news stories.

  1. Surveillance drones may combat rhino poaching. Radical? Yes. Effective? Let’s hope so. (Guardian)
  2. EPA chief Lisa Jackson steps down. (Huffington Post)
  3. Eek/ugh. Experiment shows drivers deliberately run over turtles. (Forbes)
  4. Maybe there really is a Santa Claus! Christmas trees absorb methane from the air. (Grist)
  5. Daring drilling project in Antarctic lake called off. (BBC)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, December 14

Written by | December 14th, 2012

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Brush up on today’s top green news stories (you’ll be the hit of any holiday party this weekend!).

  1. This just in: Amazon trees will likely survive man-made climate change. (RedOrbit)
  2. Do you know where the mercury in your fish comes from? (Grist)
  3. To make a safer bicycle helmet, just look to a woodpecker. (TreeHugger)
  4. New species of slow loris already in jeopardy due to illegal pet trade. Grumble, grumble… (Guardian)
  5. Cook Islands goes for gold and creates world’s largest shark sanctuary. (BBC)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, November 20

Written by | November 20th, 2012

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Apes, owls and global warming — we cover it all and more in today’s green news roundup.

  1. Feeling blue? Chimps and orangutans have midlife crises, too. (National Geographic)
  2. Greenhouse gas levels at an all-time high. Sigh. (Bloomberg)
  3. Are these animals too ugly to be saved? (BBC)
  4. Researchers study owls for clues to reducing aircraft noise. (Geekosystem)
  5. If temperatures rise 4-degrees Celsius, what would the world look like? (Mongabay)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, October 25

Written by | October 25th, 2012

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The buzz in the cool green news this morning is…

  1. Bees and pesticides don’t mix, and now there’s more evidence that the latter is decimating the former. (Mongabay)
  2. This British police officer stole hundreds of rare bird eggs from their nests — while on duty! (BBC News)
  3. Great (and surprising) news: The U.S. is going to come close to meeting its 2020 greenhouse gas emission target. (Scientific American)
  4. But the U.S. is also poised to become the world’s top oil producer, thanks (or no thanks?) to fracking. (Huffington Post)
  5. This rescued echidna might be the cutest/strangest mammal we’ve ever seen — and the orphan has a new home. (Huffington Post)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, September 28

Written by | September 28th, 2012

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Maybe you don’t need to drive to the store this weekend after all.

  1. Remember Carmageddon? Closing 10-miles of freeway for 2 days had an amazing impact. (LA Times)
  2. Great apes like gorillas, chimps, and bonobos are running out of places to live in Africa. (BBC)
  3. Need some good news? IUCN will now have a Green List for “fully conserved” species. (Mongabay)
  4. Could biodegradable electronics lead the end of toxic trash? (NPR)
  5. Green or gross? A ski resort in Arizona will use sewage to make snow. (Discovery)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, September 14

Written by | September 14th, 2012

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Which do you think is cooler: the new iPhone or the new monkey?

  1. For only the second time in 28 years a new monkey species has been identified. See what makes it stand out. (New York Times)
  2. The new iPhone 5 is a reality. So, is this version any greener? (TreeHugger)
  3. Plans for a marine sanctuary in Antarctica have faltered. Why did talks fall apart? (Huffington Post Green)
  4. An economic think tank is calling for a freeze on fishing in Europe, says it could generate billions in profits. (BBC)
  5. See what caused a horrible stench in L.A. this week, and why it’s going to happen again and again. (Wired)

 

Cool Green Morning: Friday, August 31

Written by | August 31st, 2012

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I guess we’ll spend the holiday weekend scouring the beaches for whale vomit.

  1. How powerful was Hurricane Isaac? The storm surge made the Mississippi River run backwards. (BBC)
  2. While the U.S. suffers from drought, England just had its wettest summer in 100 years. (Guardian)
  3. A kid found whale vomit on the beach, why is it worth $60,000? (National Geographic)
  4. East Coast National Parks, like Cape Cod and Canaveral, are at risk from sea level rise. (Green)
  5. The last blue moon until 2015 happens tonight. Here’s how you can see it. (LA Times)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, August 24

Written by | August 24th, 2012

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Once you get through these 5 stories I say you go ahead and start your weekend!

  1. The drought in the U.S. is so bad its effects can be seen from space. (TreeHugger)
  2. The area of sea ice in the Arctic has thawed to a record low. (Huffington Post Green)
  3. Police seized more than 16,000 dried seahorses. Why are they so valuable? (BBC)
  4. This article says we can save the world if we just eat bugs and drink WHAT? (WIRED)
  5. A new rodent species is discovered that doesn’t chew and eats … (Washington Post)
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