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The Green Buzz: Wednesday, October 23

Written by | October 23rd, 2013

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We’ve got promising green news on how we move forward with energy needs in a world of climate change threats.

  1. The experience of seeing a California condor in the wild has been more rare than the bird itself…until now. (San Jose Mercury News)
  2. The nation’s largest labor unions are gathering to talk about how to create green energy jobs and fight global warming. (NBC 10 Pittsburgh)
  3. What’s hungry, aggressive and is destroying Caribbean reefs? The invasive lionfish, of course. (CNN)
  4. Pandas might be more resilient to environmental change than previously thought. (CBS News)
  5. A teenager has made a startling dinosaur discovery. (Fox News)

The Green Buzz: Friday, September 6

Written by | September 6th, 2013

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I’m pretty sure you won’t be taking a stroll along the train tracks after reading these stories.

  1. The world’s largest volcano has been discovered, it’s roughly the size of New Mexico. (Discovery)
  2. A train crash in Australia was caused by a huge infestation of millipedes. (The Atlantic)
  3. Did fracking cause more than 100 earthquakes in an Ohio town that never had one before? (Grist)
  4. Poachers poisoned watering holes with cyanide, killing 41 African elephants. (TreeHugger)
  5. PHOTOS: See this stunning collection of macro shots of corals. (Huffington Post Green)

5 Fun Facts About Animals in ‘North America’

Written by | May 22nd, 2013

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The Discovery Channel’s new series “North America” will go inside the lives of grizzly bears, red foxes and other animals. Until the next episode, get your animal fix here.

The Green Buzz: Thursday, March 14

Written by | March 14th, 2013

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Great, now I want a donut.

  1. Dunkin pledges to use only sustainable palm oil in the making of its delectable confections. (NPR)
  2. Don’t worry about those dead pigs, Shanghai, the water’s fine. Really? (Discovery)
  3. Monarch migration hits its lowest point in decades. (New York Times)
  4. Iowa and South Dakota produced almost 25% of their electricity from wind in 2012. (Treehugger)
  5. Food deserts? No, this map doesn’t show you where food doesn’t grow — it shows where people can’t access fresh food. (Grist)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, November 14

Written by | November 14th, 2012

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One interesting ballot measure that we missed in last week’s election:

  1. San Juan county in Washington has banned GMO cultivation. (Treehugger)
  2. Could a U.S. carbon tax become a reality? (Huffington Post)
  3. How to prevent the storm surge damage from events like Superstorm Sandy? Time to bring oysters back to New York. (Discovery)
  4. Did you see what was named the 2013 car of the year? (New York Daily News)
  5. AT&T has just set a Guinness World Record for recycling — just in time for America Recycles Day! (MNN)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, November 1

Written by | November 1st, 2012

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It’s a new day, a new month and new green news.

  1. Scientists don’t know if Sandy was caused by climate change, but the resulting storm surge most certainly was. (New York Times)
  2. North America’s increased oil production is a boom for the railroads. (Christian Science Monitor)
  3. Does Daylight Savings Time save energy? And why do we do it, anyway? Get the facts. (National Geographic)
  4. New technology has been developed to keep deer away from roads, and it works. (Discovery)
  5. Dirt news (really, it’s interesting!): Dirt on Mars was found to be similar to Hawaiian soil! (MNN)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, October 24

Written by | October 24th, 2012

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Urban coyotes, oxen for dinner and chimpanzees that innovate — we’ve got your cool green news this morning.

  1. Wile E. Coyote they aren’t: Urban coyotes are becoming more prevalent. Can we live with them? (Green)
  2. The climate scientist who shared the Nobel Peace Prize with Al Gore has sued multiple organizations for defamation. (MNN)
  3. A college plans to slaughter and serve a pair of oxen in Vermont that live on a sustainable farm, amid protests. (NPR)
  4. They may not be behind the mini-iPad, but chimpanzees are innovators — and they’re improving all the time. (Discovery)
  5. The debates are finally over and many are wondering why the deafening silence on climate change. (Treehugger)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, September 28

Written by | September 28th, 2012

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Maybe you don’t need to drive to the store this weekend after all.

  1. Remember Carmageddon? Closing 10-miles of freeway for 2 days had an amazing impact. (LA Times)
  2. Great apes like gorillas, chimps, and bonobos are running out of places to live in Africa. (BBC)
  3. Need some good news? IUCN will now have a Green List for “fully conserved” species. (Mongabay)
  4. Could biodegradable electronics lead the end of toxic trash? (NPR)
  5. Green or gross? A ski resort in Arizona will use sewage to make snow. (Discovery)

Cool Green Morning: Friday, September 21

Written by | September 21st, 2012

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Today’s cool stories are packed with fire and ice, and a liliger.

  1. Arctic sea ice melt goes far behind previous record levels. (TreeHugger)
  2. Study links genetically modified corn to massive tumors in rats, but is the science credible? (Discovery)
  3. Are we reaching the limits of plant life on the planet? (Green)
  4. Remember the fire tornado? Find out how common they are and how they form. (National Geographic)
  5. Alert Napoleon Dynamite: Meet Kiara, the world’s first liliger. (Huffington Post Green)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, September 20

Written by | September 20th, 2012

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Magnets that clean up oil, the dirtiest American cities and dancing birds? We’ve got that and more in your cool, green news.

  1. The geniuses at MIT are at it again: Magnets could help clean up offshore oil spills. (MNN)
  2. Planning a fall vacay? You might want to avoid these, the 20 dirtiest cities in America. (Travel & Leisure)
  3. These birds can dance — and scientists are watching. Watch the video. (Discovery)
  4. Guam’s spider population has exploded — thanks to the invasive brown tree snake. (NPR)
  5. There’s a lot of arsenic in rice — and here’s how it got there. (Grist)
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