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The Green Buzz: Thursday, September 19

Written by | September 19th, 2013

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Are you ready for some football in this morning’s green news?

  1. Can we get an “O-H!” That’s right, you may not love their football, but the Buckeyes are calling a new play, and it’s decidedly green. (Washington Post)
  2. Those towering, somewhat fantastical baobab trees? They’re another casualty of climate change. (Scientific American)
  3. It doesn’t make headlines like elephants or rhinos do, but the pangolin is being poached to death. (Environment 360)
  4. The creation of a science laureate seemed like a good idea, you know, to help encourage future scientists. Until it was derailed by politics… (NPR)
  5. Russian Coast Guard fired on a Greenpeace ship and arrested four; the activists were trying to draw attention to Arctic drilling. (Environmental News Service)

The Green Buzz: Tuesday, June 18

Written by | June 18th, 2013

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In today’s green news, we learn two more reasons why clean air is so incredibly important.

  1. This just in: autism and air pollution linked. (Bloomberg Businessweek)
  2. Is mandatory food composting coming soon to NYC? (NY Times)
  3. Singapore pollution hits 16-year high and all signs point to forest fires. (Huffington Post Green)
  4. Students motivate Crayola to color the world a little greener with new recycling program. (TreeHugger)
  5. North America and Europe to become besties and join together — literally — in 220 million years. (RedOrbit)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, March 13

Written by | March 13th, 2012

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Today we learn how to compost Great Dane doo doo!…

  1. 27 green home questions answered. (Mother Nature Network)
  2. Climate change may force one Pacific Island nation to relocate to Fiji. (TIME)
  3. Need a spot to recharge your electric car? Spain now has 100 new charging stations. (CleanTechnica)
  4. A cutting-edge solar-power system “blooms” in Japan. (National Geographic)
  5. Homeless Hotspots backfire at South by Southwest. (NY Times)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, June 6

Written by | June 6th, 2011

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Maybe Garfield would’ve hated the day a little less if his Mondays were this cool and green.

  1. Want to start composting? Here are eight ways you can give it a go. (Treehugger)
  2. To save energy, government workers in Tokyo are reporting to the office early. (Guardian)
  3. If you’re looking for a new species, it sounds like Madagascar is the place to go to find one. (Mongabay)
  4. The latest on the US-Canada oil pipeline: the US Department of Transportation shut it down on Friday. (Christian Science Monitor)
  5. Vinyl vs. leather footwear– what’s an eco-conscious fashionista to do? (Grist)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, February 10

Written by | February 10th, 2010

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We’re experiencing whiteout conditions here in Cool Green Morning land, so let’s break it up with a nice chunk of green:

  1. Unexpected effect of climate change: more fragrant roses, which is actually not good for anyone, not just people with allergies. (Treehugger)
  2. China released its first pollution census, an effort that took two years and a whole lot of manpower. (AP, via Yahoo! Green)
  3. Too much of a good thing? Aggressive recycling and composting in Berkeley, CA has left the city with a $4 million budget deficit. (SFGate)
  4. Your favorite green companies might not be as green as you think they are, according to a new report. (GreenBiz)
  5. Introduced to Congress last week: a bill that would install 10 million solar roofs and 200,000 solar water heaters in American homes over the next 10 years (if it’s passed, of course). (EcoGeek)

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 […]

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