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The Green Buzz: Thursday, October 24

Written by | October 24th, 2013

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The green news this morning makes us want to watch “Spaceballs.”

  1. Could an air vacuum fix Beijing’s smog? (Cue mental image of giant spaceship-turned-vacuum cleaner…) (Grist)
  2. Two rarely seen oarfish have washed up on California’s coast this month — are they trying to tell us something? (The Daily Beast)
  3. Even edible plants like morels, rhubarb and potatoes have enough toxins to make us sick. (NPR)
  4. One of the largest inland oil spills in the U.S. raises detection concerns. (New York Times)
  5. The most distant galaxy yet (and it’s head-spinningly far away) has been discovered by a team of international scientists. (BBC News)

Haiti Declares Its First Marine Protected Area

Written by | August 29th, 2013

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Once known as the Pearl of the Antilles, Haiti celebrates its first marine protected area, opening a new chapter for a country after many years of degradation.

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, November 3

Written by | November 3rd, 2011

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Today’s green news gives us the shakes.

  1. Oklahoma Geological Survey has found that hydraulic fracturing may have triggered small earthquakes in Oklahoma. (Climate Progress)
  2. Could an artificial cave in Tennessee help protect bats from white-nose syndrome? (Scientific American)
  3. No longer just a mirage in the desert: Morocco to host the first solar and windfarm across North Africa and the Middle East. (Guardian)
  4. More than 50 tons of plastic went into making this first recycled bridge in Europe. (Grist)
  5. A $2 million florist bill OR 2 million trees planted in the Brazil rainforest? We think this is an easy decision, Kim Kardashian! (MTV Act)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, August 24

Written by | August 24th, 2011

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Today’s green news: totally earthshaking.

  1. So, how about that earthquake yesterday, huh? (DotEarth)
  2. Over the past 250 years, scientists have identified over two million species–which is actually less than 15 percent of all the species in the world. (Mongabay)
  3. We’re one step (ha!) closer to powering our electronic devices by walking. (CleanTechnica)
  4. Does the president really have any control over gas prices? (The Daily Green)
  5. Our lead scientist Sanjayan wraps up his Thelon expedition. (Huffington Post Green)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, March 17

Written by | March 17th, 2011

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We love a day when everyone goes green. Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

  1. You can drink without guilt today. Irish scientists are helping Guinness go green. (Grist)
  2. A new population has been discovered of America’s mini snow leopard: the Andean cat. (Mongabay)
  3. Has California failed to identify thousands of buildings vulnerable to quakes? (LA Times)
  4. Meet a tortoise that lost a leg and learned to walk with a wheel. (Treehugger)
  5. See cool images of our strange agricultural landscapes seen from space. (Wired Science)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, April 28

Written by | April 28th, 2010

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Read on for the latest in awesomely cool and awesomely green news:

  1. Congratulations, Los Angeles! You’re still the country’s smoggiest city. (LA Times)
  2. A recent earthquake might help the tiny, endangered Devils Hope pupfish make a comeback. (Green)
  3. Immigration or climate change? Majority Leader Harry Reid says the Senate can handle both. (AFP/Grist)
  4. Certain solar panel designs might negatively affect insect reproduction, a new report claims. (Journal Watch Online)
  5. Sea level rise is going to seriously impact East Coast beaches, so why does it seem like no one cares? (Wired)

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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