Tag: carbon footprint

The Green Buzz: Thursday, September 12

Written by | September 12th, 2013

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Newly discovered fresh water, trip-planning orangutans and a deadly molasses spill, all in today’s green news.

  1. Trying to get your kids outside more? Maybe you need to turn back the tech clock like these parents did… (MNN)
  2. Huge supplies of fresh water were just discovered in a drought-plagued region of Kenya. (New York Times)
  3. Worried about your travel carbon footprint? Try choosing smaller airlines. (Grist)
  4. Smart monkeys: Orangutans plan their travel routes ahead of time. (LA Times)
  5. Huge molasses spill in Hawai’i kills fish, could attract sharks. (Fox News)

The Quickest, Easiest Way to Save Water

Written by | October 9th, 2012

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You can offset your entire home water use by changing just one meal per week. Surprised? Get the data on water conservation from a scientist.

A Parent’s Paradox: Staying Green While Staying on Schedule

Written by | October 2nd, 2012

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October 3rd is National Walk to School Day. Sounds like a great idea for EVERY day, but how does a busy parent find the time? We have some ideas.

Could You Live Off the Grid?

Written by | December 1st, 2011

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Living off the grid seems impossible, but our ecologist is inspired by a canoe builder to make some changes—starting with the food his family eats.

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, November 10

Written by | November 10th, 2011

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Time to prepare for the attack of the feral pigs.

  1. Invasive species could become a terrorist’s next weapon of choice. (MarketWatch)
  2. How does a person’s individual carbon emissions change over the course of a lifetime? (Green)
  3. Video of king penguins shows their unexpected way of cooling off — in a mud spa. (BBC)
  4. An approved plan aims to control greenhouse gas emissions in China. (2point6billion)
  5. Sad news from Africa: the western black rhino has been declared extinct. (MSNBC)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, August 15

Written by | August 15th, 2011

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Get your green news on:

  1. Britain’s rarest spider is set for a comeback. (Wired)
  2. By going organic, poultry farms can cut the amount of “super-bug” bacteria in a single generation by nearly five times. (Scientific American)
  3. Want to go car-free? Step 1: Get rid of your car. (Grist)
  4. China has reopened the legal wild-cat-skin trade. (Mongabay)
  5. You’re probably familiar with carbon and maybe water footprints, but have you ever heard of a plastic footprint? (New York Times)

Ten Things You Didn’t Know Came From the Ocean

Written by | June 7th, 2011

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You probably guessed from the picture that ice cream is on the list, but the other 9 might still surprise you. In honor of World Oceans Day, here are 10 things you didn’t know came from the ocean.

Cool Green Morning: Friday, April 29

Written by | April 29th, 2011

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Congrats to William and Kate! We know the couple tried their best to keep it green but …

  1. Mostly due to air travel, the carbon footprint of the royal wedding is huge. (Treehugger)
  2. With the advancement in precise digital tools, why are tornadoes still so hard to predict? (New York Times)
  3. New evidence, in the form of an anomaly, gives clues to how the Grand Canyon was formed. (HuffPostGreen)
  4. An experiment suggests that ecosystem collapses could be predicted. (BBC)
  5. Removing nearly 30,000 “ghost pots” is helping restore crab populations in the Chesapeake. (LA Times)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, December 22

Written by | December 22nd, 2010

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The latest green news, from kid scientists to electric garbage trucks:

  1. Last-minute holiday gift idea: offset the carbon footprint of your favorite Apple person’s MacBook. (Greener Computing)
  2. Paris takes New York’s hybrid street-sweeper and raises it one electric garbage truck. Your move, other cities. (EcoGeek)
  3. Guess what? Evangelicals are probably greener than you think. (Grist)
  4. A bunch of eight-year-olds published a study on bees. What scientific discoveries have you made lately, slacker? (Wired)
  5. Which celebrities made Santa’s green naughty-or-nice lists this year? (Treehugger)

3 Easy Tips for a Healthy and Delicious (and Green) Thanksgiving

Written by | November 22nd, 2010

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You probably don’t expect cooking tips from the managing director of our global Climate Change Team. Find out why she thinks sustainability and flavor go hand in hand.

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