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The Green Buzz: Tuesday, January 7

Written by | January 7th, 2014

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Science gets to the bottom of mysteries like widely reported “earthquake lights” and the true age of the cockroach in today’s green news.

1. While people for millenia have reported seeing mysterious lights immediately before earthquakes, scientists think they’ve found the answer in a unique reaction by stressed rocks. (National Geographic)

2. Researchers in northwest Colorado recently discovered 49-million-year-old fossilized cockroaches, pushing back the bug’s known Earth record by a full 5 million years. (Live Science)

3. California’s lack of snowfall this winter hurts more than avid skiers; it means people and nature in the state will have a lot less freshwater at their disposal. (Grist)

4. Windpower in the UK generated a record 10% of the country’s electricity in December, enough for 5.7 million homes during one of the most energy-intensive times of the year. (TreeHugger)

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)
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