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The Green Buzz: Wednesday, March 13

Written by | March 13th, 2013

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And today we’re serving up the green news with a side of corn.

  1. Or maybe not, since only a tiny fraction of corn grown in the U.S. feeds the nation’s people. (Scientific American)
  2. In one of the rainiest places in the world, why do people have a hard time finding fresh water? (The New York Times)
  3. Need some green living inspiration? Check out these natural environmentalists. (MNN)
  4. Native species: 1. Invasives: 0. (At least when it comes to Australian frogs). (BBC Nature)
  5. Disposable chopsticks: the latest threat to China’s forests. (Huffington Post)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, November 21

Written by | November 21st, 2012

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Before we’re outta here to celebrate Thanksgiving, let’s talk green news.

  1. Not so secret: The CIA has closed its climate change office. (Green)
  2. And the window of opportunity to do anything about climate change might also close soon, says a new report. (Huffington Post)
  3. Do you eat greek yogurt? The makers of this yummy stuff want the whey to go away. (NPR)
  4. Need a happy pill? New science says that being thankful all year long can help. (MNN)
  5. Remember this summer’s drought? Brazil exported quite a bit of corn to the U.S. to help offset the damage done. (Guardian)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, March 7

Written by | March 7th, 2012

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Sometimes, I guess there just isn’t enough corn.

  1. Warmer temperatures are affecting the cheetah’s ability to reproduce. (Guardian)
  2. New analysis suggests that there just isn’t enough corn to meet steep Congressional quotas for ethanol. (Conservation Magazine)
  3. Researchers in India have discovered a new legless, worm-like amphibian, and it’s just as cute as you’d expect. (Mongabay)
  4. Campbell’s vows to stop lining soup cans with BPA. (GreenBiz)
  5. This portable treehouse works anywhere– even if there aren’t any trees nearby. (Treehugger)

Happy Cinco de Mayo!

Written by | May 2nd, 2011

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Your Cinco de Mayo fiesta isn’t complete until you follow these tips from our Mexico staffer on how to incorporate traditional and popular foods into your celebration.

Cool Green Morning: Friday, October 8

Written by | October 8th, 2010

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Is it just me or is this a Cool Green Morning?

  1. A group of scientists has named the top green automaker, and it’s not Toyota. (Los Angeles Times)
  2. I’m not sure why, but here’s a solar-powered cockroach. (Treehugger)
  3. Genetically modified corn is helping all corn farmers make billions in profits. (NPR)
  4. Google is investing $1 million in a human-powered monorail. (Clean Technica)
  5. The U.S. military is now fighting to decrease its dependence on fossil fuels. (The New York Times)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, March 4

Written by | March 4th, 2009

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You can now volunteer to monitor the effects of climate change on plants in your backyard. Or you can also cut down forests illegally in Sumatra and get eaten by a tiger. Your call. Find out more about your choices for today — and other weird and interesting green news in (as always) Cool Green […]

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, Feb. 4

Written by | February 4th, 2009

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We managed to get Groundskeeper Willie and beer into this morning’s roundup of online green goodness — we feel like Homer Simpson. (The nuns, the fish that can’t smell, and the Chinese earthquake that humans might have caused…that’s another story.) I Don’t Smell Anything: Ocean acidification might be making clownfish larvae lose their sense of […]

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