Tag: chocolate

The Green Buzz: Thursday, October 31

Written by | October 31st, 2013

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Happy Halloween! The green news is especially scary today.

  1. Something in your Halloween treats could be fueling rainforest destruction. (Guardian)
  2. A tiny, plastic threat is invading the Great Lakes. (Huffington Post)
  3. Scary chemicals that mess up your hormones can be avoided with these tips. (The Daily Green)
  4. Our brains have a special corner just to help deal with the fear of these creatures. (NPR)
  5. Halloween green news wouldn’t be complete without the walking dead of the animal kingdom. (National Geographic)

The Green Buzz: Thursday, February 14

Written by | February 14th, 2013

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You know we have to start the Buzz today with news on chocolate.

  1. Still need to buy your sweetheart something sweet? Check out this guide to ethical chocolate. (Grist)
  2. Be still our beating hearts: a very cool map that shows the potential for U.S. high speed rail. (Guardian)
  3. Want a lesson on courtship? The bower bird has some great teaching points. (Conservancy Talk)
  4. Happy news for Indonesian forests: Asia Pulp & Paper has announced a zero-deforestation policy. (Mongabay)
  5. As world water supplies dry up, desalination is booming. (Bloomberg)

ABC: This Valentine’s Day, Consider the Cacao Bean

Written by | February 12th, 2013

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In honor of Valentine’s Day, Jack Hurd examines the history of the cacao bean and explains how you can make sure your chocolate is responsibly harvested.

Cool Green Morning: Monday, October 3

Written by | October 3rd, 2011

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Just another cool green Monday…

  1. DISASTER. Climate change could cause a chocolate shortage. (EcoGeek)
  2. Does the thought of metal in your meat make vegetarianism seem a little more appealing? (Treehugger)
  3. Some sea turtles have it worse than others. (Green)
  4. Can you recycle an “expired” car seat? (Grist)
  5. A bird in your backyard could increase your home’s value. (Conservation Magazine)

Bitter and Sweet Dreams

Written by | December 17th, 2010

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Thanks to a decade-long partnership, The Nature Conservancy may help bring some responsible (and delicious) options to your Valentine’s Day wish list.

Cool Green Morning: Friday, September 24

Written by | September 24th, 2010

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Hopefully this is the only place you’ll find stink bugs and chocolate together. It’s your Cool Green Morning:

  1. Maryland farmers are seeing massive spikes in crops damaged by stink bugs. (Baltimore Sun)
  2. Disease threatens to devastate the global cocoa supply. Can genetic intervention save chocolate? (Scientific American)
  3. An ancient microbe that thrives in warmer, polluted waters is poisoning sea otters. (Los Angeles Times)
  4. Ocean surface temperatures rose rapidly in the 1970s, but why? (BBC)
  5. In 1995 there were only about 25 Florida panthers left, now they’re rebounding. (NPR)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, May 5

Written by | May 5th, 2010

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Happy Cinco de Mayo! They may not be as tasty as tacos, margaritas and all that good stuff, but why not celebrate with these cinco great green links?

  1. Wait a minute– could the Gulf oil spill make an energy bill less likely to happen? (The Vine)
  2. Since we humans heated up this here planet, can our geoengineering technologies cool it down? (Christian Science Monitor)
  3. A new study says that half of the Amazon could be gone by 2050. (Treehugger)
  4. Learn more about the oil containment strategies– like domes and relief wells– about to be deployed to the Gulf. (Green)
  5. Chocolate, styrofoam and human body fat are three of the weirdest potential alternative energy sources ever…but hey, whatever works. (The Daily Green)
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