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The Green Buzz: Monday, April 22

Written by | April 22nd, 2013

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It may be Monday, but it’s also Earth Day! Happy Earth Day!

  1. Still looking for a way to celebrate Earth Day? What about simply eating lunch outside today? (The Nature Conservancy)
  2. The evolution of Earth Day: these photos show a spirit of protecting nature that is unlikely to wane. (Huffington Post)
  3. Ahhh. It’s nice to know there are still some wild, untouched places left in the world. (Discovery News)
  4. Saudi Arabia plans to become the world’s leader in clean energy production. (MNN)
  5. The fourth state has filed suit against BP for damages over its massive Gulf oil spill. (Bloomberg)

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, April 17

Written by | April 17th, 2013

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Endangered is the key word in today’s Green Buzz.

  1. Three years after the worst oil spill in American history, where are BP’s oiled animals? (MNN)
  2. Endangered clean meat? More than half of supermarket meat tested positive for superbugs. (New York Times)
  3. Lionfish are gobbling up native fish and corals in the Gulf, like a “living oil spill.” (NPR)
  4. No surprise here: America’s most controlled and plumbed river is also its most endangered. (Huffington Post)
  5. Lead poisoning: The rare California Condors are ingesting lead bullets and dying. (BBC News)

Sweet Home Alabama

Written by | April 12th, 2013

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The future of the Gulf of Mexico is bright, thanks to hundreds (nearly 600!) of volunteers that descended upon Alabama to rebuild oyster reefs and help restore the Gulf.

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, October 11

Written by | October 11th, 2012

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It’s time to get your cool green news on.

  1. New Report: The world is at risk from storms and natural disasters, but nature can protect us. (Nature.org)
  2. 1 of 2 surviving sea otters from the Exxon Valdeez oil spill has died. (Washington Post)
  3. Dollar General has dropped Asia Pulp and Paper brands from their stores — a win for forests and tiger habitat in Asia. (Mongabay)
  4. An ecologist has figured out how cities can calculate their carbon emissions — and nip and tuck at their carbon footprint. (NPR)
  5. A new oil sheen in the Gulf matches oil from the BP spill in 2010. (Huffington Post)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, September 5

Written by | September 5th, 2012

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On this Hump Day, we’ve got green news updates on the BP Oil Spill, the shark fin trade and canine conservationists!

  1. The U.S. Department of Justice accuses BP of ‘gross negligence and willful misconduct.’ (Huffington Post)
  2. Cathay Pacific (based in Hong Kong) just sent a loud and clear message regarding the shark fin trade: ‘No more fins on our planes.’ (Treehugger)
  3. Wildlife conservationists are saving dogs from the pound and saving nature at the same time — by training the dogs to find threatened species! (Green)
  4. Thousands of dead rats — invasive species, no less — have piled up on Mississippi beaches after Isaac. Gross. (NBC News)
  5. Endangered species protection for the gray wolf was lifted on Friday — what does it mean for this apex predator? (Christian Science Monitor)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, August 22

Written by | August 22nd, 2012

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It’s nearing the end of summer, so let’s talk beaches. And sunbathing.

  1. At a Virginia beach, rising seas mean rising tempers over what comes first at Chincoteague: parking or preservation. (Scientific American)
  2. A city whose natural tidelands are 50 percent filled-in means that Boston, too, is planning for ‘near-term risk’ of rising tides. (NPR)
  3. Soaking up lots of rays may be bad for humans, but this bug is sunbathing for its health. (BBC Nature)
  4. Mutant Fish? Eyeless Shrimp? They’re not new species, they’re from the Gulf. (Treehugger)
  5. NASA has captured satellite images of the wildfires burning at night. Stunning! (Mongabay)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, April 25

Written by | April 25th, 2012

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From mad cows to fast cars, we’ve got your green news this morning.

  1. The USDA has found a case of mad cow disease in California. (AP)
  2. The Federal Government made the first arrest in the BP Oil Spill. (Washington Post)
  3. Researchers propose that we start sending Cinderella species to the conservation ball. (Green)
  4. They say you don’t even have to like cars to like the Ferrari – and now you can like the new Ferrari Hybrid, too. (Clean Technica)
  5. A new species has been found on the island of Papua New Guinea: meet the Bumblebee Gecko. (National Geographic)

Tell Congress: Oil Spill Fines Must Go to the Gulf

Written by | April 20th, 2011

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The penalties that BP must pay are currently slated to go to the general Treasury. Our CEO explains why that’s a travesty and who’s working to change the law.

Cool Green Morning: Friday, September 3

Written by | September 3rd, 2010

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The best way to start a 3-day weekend is with 5 cool links.

  1. Wild chimps in Africa are outwitting hunters by deactivating their traps. (Earth News)
  2. Detroit has a new way to encourage the use of electric cars. (Green Tech)
  3. BP is touting the innovations arising from the Gulf oil spill. (Washington Post)
  4. It wasn’t new smart meters that caused utility bills to rise, it was the heat. (Green)
  5. Are organic strawberries really healthier, tastier and better for the soil? (Grist)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, June 21

Written by | June 21st, 2010

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Yes, it’s the summer solstice in the Northern Hemisphere — the longest day of the year, the day everything is exposed in bright sunshine. Like so:

  1. Could the Mississippi River prevent the Gulf oil spill from moving further into Louisiana’s wetlands? (Conservation Maven)
  2. BP’s internal worst-case scenario of the oil flowing from the Gulf spill? Much worse than we’ve been hearing. (Dot Earth)
  3. A zero-energy refrigerator? Only through the power of green gel… (EcoGeek)
  4. “20-minute neighborhoods”? That’s what Portland’s mayor wants all over his beautiful city. (Grist)
  5. What are all these environmental worries good for? Electric car sales, for one thing. (GreenTech)
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