Tag: EcoGeek

The Green Buzz: Thursday, July 25

Written by | July 25th, 2013

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Napoleon Dynamite may be interested in today’s green news.

  1. A rare “zonkey” has been born in Italy. (Science World Report)
  2. 25 years after the Exxon Valdez disaster, the secret to one bird’s recovery may be bad news for mink. (Grist)
  3. Ocean pollution spreading faster than we thought? Microbes are feasting on ocean plastic waste. (ecogeek)
  4. A sand dune could doom the set of Star Wars: The Phantom Menace. (National Geographic)
  5. An offshore drilling rig exploded on Tuesday in the Gulf, and continues to burn. (NPR)

The Green Buzz: Friday, February 1

Written by | February 1st, 2013

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Just as cool and green as it’s always been… but now with added buzz.

  1. Get to know the rodent that holds the power to predict the weather in its tiny claws. (Huffington Post Green)
  2. Thanks, England, for not selling your public forests. (Treehugger)
  3. What’s so great about grass-fed beef? (Grist)
  4. One person’s trash is another person’s potential energy source. (CleanTechnica)
  5. Are “urban” SUVs any greener than their country counterparts? (EcoGeek)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, January 7

Written by | January 7th, 2013

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May all your Mondays in 2013 be as cool and green as this one:

  1. If LEDs just aren’t doing it for you, FIPELs might be the solution. (EcoGeek)
  2. Birds: our “canary in a coal mine” re: mercury? (Mongabay)
  3. Discarded dolls=sustainable art. Really, really creepy sustainable art. (Treehugger)
  4. This ancient bird had some killer teeth. (Huffington Post Green)
  5. From Ask Umbra: Eat a baby orange, kill a baby seal? (Grist)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, July 16

Written by | July 16th, 2012

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Monday already? That was quick.

  1. A new report says cars are killer, and also make us fat. (Treehugger)
  2. A New York river has been reborn! (The Daily Green)
  3. Plastic bags: to ban or tax? (GreenBiz)
  4. Apple has rejoined the green certification program it just quit. (EcoGeek)
  5. Newsflash: Protecting coral reefs actually protects coral reefs. (Green)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, June 19

Written by | June 19th, 2012

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A bear did not write Cool Green Morning today. We promise.

  1. Bears have big brains and use computers!? (BBC Nature)
  2. This just in: Antarctica was once as warm as Iceland. (TG Daily)
  3. Where have you been hiding all these years, Kandyan dwarf toad? (Mongabay)
  4. Feast your eyes on the 12 most pesticide-laden fruits and vegetables. (Huffington Post Green)
  5. Inspecting wind turbine blades is a dangerous job — so hire a robot. (Ecogeek)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, April 11

Written by | April 11th, 2012

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Isn’t technology grand?

  1. An electric DeLorean is in the works (time travel not included). (EcoGeek)
  2. Here’s more on the connection between climate change and wacky weather. (DotEarth)
  3. A new study says shrinking numbers of large predators wreak havoc on forest ecosystems. (YaleE360)
  4. Might want to double-check– are you buying illegally harvested wood? (Mongabay)
  5. Research links pesticides to declining bee populations. (Grist)

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, April 3

Written by | April 3rd, 2012

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I’m wide awake, it’s (cool green) morning:

  1. New research shows that our oceans have been heating up for more than 100 years. (Mongabay)
  2. Denmark plans to rely on 100% renewable energy by 2050. (EcoGeek)
  3. Do social networks spur greener behavior? (GreenBiz)
  4. Baby bald eagle cam! (Treehugger)
  5. A new study shows that some corals are more resilient to increased ocean acidification. (YaleE360)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, March 28

Written by | March 28th, 2012

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Do you like luxury?

  1. Apparently, there’s a Ferrari hybrid in the works. (Gas2)
  2. This map will show you just how dirty your air is. (Treehugger)
  3. The US Army gives up on LEED, but not on green building in general. (EcoGeek)
  4. Here’s how to make solar even more sustainable. (GreenBiz)
  5. Even with a changing climate, we can still fight food insecurity. (Scientific American)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, November 16

Written by | November 16th, 2011

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King crabs: not just delicious, but also destructive.

  1. Alaska Airlines now offers cooking-oil-fueled cross-country flights. (EcoGeek)
  2. A new report reveals an unexpected threat to some marine life: king crabs. (Mongabay)
  3. Space lasers! Clean energy! (CleanTechnica)
  4. Here’s another “off-the-grid” dispatch from our scientist Craig Leisher’s family. (Green)
  5. More recycling=more jobs. (Green House)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, November 9

Written by | November 9th, 2011

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It’s not easy being green.

  1. When it comes to climate change, do your eco-friendly choices really make a difference? (Grist)
  2. So now maybe marine reserves don’t promote coral recovery, according to a controversial new report. (Mongabay)
  3. For the first time in 75 years, an entire genus of mammal may go extinct. (National Geographic)
  4. As the population gets older, carbon emissions may subside a bit…maybe, says a new study. (Green House)
  5. Facebook’s adding solar panels to its new headquarters. Like! (EcoGeek)
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