Tag: BPA

The Green Buzz: Friday, August 2

Written by | August 2nd, 2013

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What’s going on in the world of green news? Here are 5 green things you need to know.

  1. Climate change doesn’t just make people angry, it makes them violent, too. (CNN)
  2. Wave hello to the first airplane powered by natural gas. (Grist)
  3. Two butterfly species vanish almost overnight. (Mongabay)
  4. BPA-exposure may be worse than we thought. We’re talking “deranged metabolism” here. (The Daily Green)
  5. Polar bears may be the face of climate change, but what about walruses, seals and even caribou? (Discovery News)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, July 12

Written by | July 12th, 2012

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It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood of green news.

  1. These beautiful bridges are just for animals. (Grist)
  2. Grab a beer at one of the first s0lar-powered breweries in Michigan. (Green)
  3. Finally: High speed rail is coming to California! (Treehugger)
  4. Need a vacation destination? Why not try one of the 10 most pristine places on Earth. (MNN)
  5. Not so beautiful: BPA is making fish mate with other species. (Scientific American)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, March 27

Written by | March 27th, 2012

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In today’s green news: BPA freaks us out (even more) and Denmark goes green.

  1. BPA is in the urine of 93 percent of all Americans. (Huffington Post)
  2. Infographic: How animals see the world. (Mother Nature Network)
  3. 20,000 new species are discovered every year. (Mongabay)
  4. Like people, does nature possess inalienable rights? (AlterNet)
  5. Denmark takes huge steps towards a greener future. (CleanTechinca)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, March 7

Written by | March 7th, 2012

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Sometimes, I guess there just isn’t enough corn.

  1. Warmer temperatures are affecting the cheetah’s ability to reproduce. (Guardian)
  2. New analysis suggests that there just isn’t enough corn to meet steep Congressional quotas for ethanol. (Conservation Magazine)
  3. Researchers in India have discovered a new legless, worm-like amphibian, and it’s just as cute as you’d expect. (Mongabay)
  4. Campbell’s vows to stop lining soup cans with BPA. (GreenBiz)
  5. This portable treehouse works anywhere– even if there aren’t any trees nearby. (Treehugger)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, February 27

Written by | February 27th, 2012

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Today we learn that the sky is actually falling.

  1. Over the last 10 years, clouds are floating lower to Earth. (Christian Science Monitor)
  2. More research links BPA to heart disease. (TreeHugger)
  3. Can you name the most frugal city in America? (Mother Nature Network)
  4. Try these 5 road-tested ways to save money on gasoline. (Daily Green)
  5. M&Ms melt in your month, not in Mars’ new solar garden. (Clean Technica)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, November 15

Written by | November 15th, 2011

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Happy America Recycles Day!

  1. The average family throws away 6 trees worth of paper a year. (Mother Nature Network)
  2. The new map reveals the spread of contamination from Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant meltdowns. (CNN)
  3. Can algae serve as the fuel and food of the future? (Scientific American)
  4. A former Nazi bunker is set to become Europe’s largest renewable energy plant. (TreeHugger)
  5. This Thanksgiving, skip the side of BPA by omitting certain canned ingredients. (Consumer Reports)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, March 31

Written by | March 31st, 2011

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Snowstorms in April are not very cool or green, but these 5 news links are:

  1. The future is carbon capture and sequestration, or “tucking carbon into the ground.” (The New York Times)
  2. Why have 7 major companies dropped their support of the Sustainable Forestry Initiative? (Green Biz)
  3. In case you missed Obama’s energy speech yesterday, here’s the re-hash. (Treehugger)
  4. Demand is up, but supply is down for the Toyota Prius. (LA Times)
  5. The best way to reduce your exposure to BPA? Stop eating canned foods. (The Daily Green)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, March 4

Written by | March 4th, 2011

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The Cool Green Morning wants to say one word to you. Just one word. Plastics.

  1. Americans have twice as much BPA in their bodies as Canadians. (Green House)
  2. This group says BPA-free plastic isn’t enough. And they think they have a solution. (NPR)
  3. Super-elusive leopard is caught on film for the first time ever. (Treehugger)
  4. 22 years later, the Exxon Valdez case is back in court. (New York Times)
  5. Engineered viruses boost memory recall in mice. (Wired Science)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, January 14

Written by | January 14th, 2011

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It’s not that your horoscope is wrong, it’s that your reading the wrong horoscope:

  1. The Earth’s wobble means that everyone’s zodiac sign is off by nearly a month. (Mother Nature Network)
  2. Getting rid of BPA won’t be easy. Just look at what’s happening at Eden Foods? (Treehugger)
  3. A new genetic test would screen would-be parents for nearly 500 disease genes. (NPR)
  4. Researchers have found that one single plant “conquered America.” (BBC)
  5. London’s super sewer is causing quite a stink. (Guardian)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, February 5

Written by | February 5th, 2010

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The best eco-news that springeth green — every weekday morning right here. Like this:

  1. Palm oil plantations are forests — who could think that? Try a big European government thingy. (Mongabay)
  2. Wind power capacity grew 31 percent worldwide in 2009 — but guess where it doubled? (CleanTechnica)
  3. Why are fungi the answer to nearly everything…including safe disposal of BPA-containing plastic? (EcoGeek)
  4. Eco cabins for Boy Scouts? (Jetson Green)
  5. Why did the bird grow pointier wings to avoid deforestation? (Journal Watch Online)
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