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The Green Buzz: Wednesday, January 29

Written by | January 29th, 2014

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Super Bowl sustainability, veggie vending machines, and the largest solar bridge ever in today’s green news.

  1. A Super Bowl first: Food scraps will be collected and composted at this year’s game!  (Mother Nature Network)
  2. Farmer’s Fridge, a vegetable vending machine company, is launching in Chicago, hoping to encourage more healthy eating by making it more convenient.  (Modern Farmer)
  3. London’s Blackfriars Bridge, which extends across the River Thames, has been covered in solar panels and will now provide up to half of the energy for London Blackfriars station, cutting its carbon emissions by 511 tons per year.  (Business Green)

Hollywood Turns the Yellow Brick Road Green

Written by | February 28th, 2013

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The Nature Conservancy explored on the set of “Oz: The Great and Powerful” to find out how Hollywood incorporates environmentally friendly practices during production.

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, May 30

Written by | May 30th, 2012

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From moonbirds to green jobs, here’s your morning dose of green news.

  1. B95, or “Moonbird” — A famous red knot — is back in the Delaware Bay, located by the same biologist who banded it 19 years ago! (Green)
  2. The Prius is now the world’s third top-selling car. (Bloomberg)
  3. Give local residents a say on how forests are used, and you’ll reduce deforestation and climate change. (Washington Post)
  4. Looking for a new job? Here are five surprisingly green ones. (National Geographic)
  5. Waste not, want not: If you’re a Massachusetts business, much of your food waste will soon be composted for green energy. (GreenBiz)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, November 2

Written by | November 2nd, 2010

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You can do it before you read our top 5 cool green news links or after, but don’t forget to vote!

  1. Can the suburbs be as green as cities? An experimental neighborhood gives it a shot. (Grist)
  2. Ancient grains of sand discovered in Africa could help researchers understand climate change. (Live Science)
  3. At COP 10, the UN sets a goal to cut species extinction in half by 2020. (NYTimes)
  4. More education won’t resolve the climate change debate, says Chris Mooney. (Conservation Journal Watch)
  5. Halloween is over, now it’s time to compost your pumpkin…find out how. (The Daily Green)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, May 26

Written by | May 26th, 2010

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The day’s best green news. Read it:

  1. Researchers are already studying the long-term effects of the Gulf oil spill on marine life. (Mongabay)
  2. You can compost an awful lot of weird, unexpected stuff, it seems. (The Daily Green)
  3. If all goes as planned, Lake Erie will be home to the United States’ first freshwater wind farm in 2012. (Treehugger)
  4. Former U.S. President Bush (the second one) shares his thoughts on oil, wind and green home improvements. (Green)
  5. Europe just got its first commercial electric vehicle fast-charging station. Congrats! (Auto Blog Green)

My New Year’s “Eco-lutions”

Written by | January 4th, 2010

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Want a New Year’s eco-resolution that won’t seem stale by February? Get 5 easy ones from our green blogger, Margaret Southern.

Why ‘Green’ Isn’t Working: How Do We Reach the Other Half?

Written by | October 28th, 2009

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A few weeks ago I attended a “Green Festival” in Washington, D.C., tagged as the world’s largest environmental expo. As I walked around, I kept thinking about who this festival was really meant for. Everyone in attendance chose to go to (and pay to get in) this event. These are people who are already invested […]

Cool Green Morning: Friday, July 24

Written by | July 24th, 2009

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A bird beak that’s an HVAC system (see infrared time-lapse video above)? A whole country pledges to go waste-free? The Colorado River to go completely dry? All part of the five best green links this and every morning in Cool Green Morning. (Aren’t you glad we do this?) The toucan bird uses its beak to […]

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, April 15

Written by | April 15th, 2009

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Are you as stressed out about taxes as I am? Wouldn’t it be great if we could go just one April 15th without hearing or thinking about taxes? Without even reading the word “taxes”? (Sorry.) Take some deep breaths…and dive into this morning’s most interesting — and tax-free — green headlines (and don’t forget to […]

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