Tag: bike

Winter Biking Tips: What You Need to Know

Written by | October 15th, 2013

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The days are getting shorter, the temperatures are dropping and that can only mean one thing: more people getting off their bikes and into their cars. Here are 5 tips to keep you biking and warm, all winter-long.

The Green Buzz: Tuesday, May 28

Written by | May 28th, 2013

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On today’s to-do list: read a green news story, wait for the cicadas, repeat.

  1. Saving wild species: a herculean effort or more harm than good? (Mother Nature Network)
  2. For the cicada obsessed, tune into The Cicada Cam! (The Science Channel)
  3. Beautifying ugly freeway underpasses, one recycled bike chandelier at a time. (TreeHugger)
  4. The loss of biodiversity is happening faster and everywhere, even among farm animals. (RedOrbit)
  5. Once frozen in time, moss from the “Little Ice Age” is growing again. (BBC)

Nature’s Playground: Thinking Outside the Gym

Written by | April 22nd, 2013

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Did you know that running and biking outdoors burns more calories than the indoor gym equivalent? Actor Kyle Howard shares how he escapes the stress of Hollywood by incorporating nature into his workout routine.

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, October 16

Written by | October 16th, 2012

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Looking for the latest green news? We’ve got you covered.

  1. There’s hot and then there’s September. Last month takes the cake as hottest Sept ever. (Scientific American)
  2. So then, how is it possible that global warming “has ended”? Hint: it hasn’t. (Climate Progress)
  3. When it comes to treefrogs, turns out that size DOES matter… (BBC Nature)
  4. Another benefit of bike lines: an increase in consumer spending. (Mother Nature Network)
  5. 50% of Hawaii is experiencing drought. Are trade winds to blame? (TreeHugger)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, September 17

Written by | September 17th, 2012

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Surprise!

  1. A new baby panda! A new baby panda! (Washington Post)
  2. What can running teach us about sustainability? More than you’d probably think. (Grist)
  3. Some species at risk of extinction: zebras, giraffes, peacocks(?) and horses(??). (Treehugger)
  4. American voters! Please care more about freshwater issues. (Scientific American)
  5. In the market for a new-to-you bike? Here are some shopping tips. (The Daily Green)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, March 15

Written by | March 15th, 2012

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Extra, extra! Read today’s top green news stories.

  1. How eco-friendly is your bike? (Guardian)
  2. Nearly 4 million Americans live in homes more prone to flooding from rising sea levels. (Washington Post)
  3. New species of frog calls NYC home. (Wired Science)
  4. Federal judge rejects lawsuit to stop wolf hunting. (New York Daily News)
  5. Relief! Amazon plant cures toothaches . (Mongabay)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, March 5

Written by | March 5th, 2012

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Thank you for saving the world… with one less car!

  1. An artist shows her appreciation for bicyclists with hand-written thank you notes. (TreeHugger)
  2. Will 2012 be the year of the tornado? (Huffington Post Green)
  3. Carbon emissions pave way for mass extinction in oceans. (Mongabay)
  4. Thousands of strands of spider silk spun into violin strings. (BBC)
  5. See 10 years of gorgeous images of Earth from space. (Wired Science)

Your Winter Biking Guide

Written by | November 15th, 2010

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Cold weather doesn’t mean you have to stop riding. Our writer has 5 tips (and a bonus) to keep you pedaling through the season.

Get in Gear for Spring Bike Season, Part 3: Eco-Friendly Gear

Written by | June 2nd, 2010

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Solar-powered lights? Panniers made from recycled juice boxes? Bamboo bikes? Your green ride is about to get a whole lot greener.

Get in Gear for Spring Bike Season, Part 2: Bike to Work Week

Written by | May 13th, 2010

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It’s Bike to Work Week! Find out how you can start commuting to work by bike and why more bikers on the roads will actually mean enhanced bike safety.

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