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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)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, May 10

Written by | May 10th, 2012

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Today’s green news is especially amazing/funny/weird. Enjoy!

  1. Have an island snake infestation? Parachuting mice are here to save the day! (Treehugger)
  2. Gills Onions is using — you guessed it — onion juice (and a huge battery) to help power its plant in California. (Green)
  3. Climate skeptics take note: a new study says rising CO2 levels were in play at the end of the Ice Age. (Christian Science Monitor)
  4. Need a refresher on the causes of the crazy weather lately? Enroll in El Nino and La Nina 101. (Scientific American)
  5. Is that battery in your iPhone letting you down? These new solar cells could soon do the trick. (Business Green)
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