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The Green Buzz: Thursday, February 7

Written by | February 7th, 2013

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Here’s looking at you, kid…frontwards and backwards and every which way in between…

  1. Owls can rotate their heads 270 degrees without breaking blood vessels or tearing tendons…and here’s why. (National Geographic)
  2. Want to see who is polluting what, and how much, in your state? Look no further. (Environmental Protection Agency)
  3. New York City officials are considering a ban on styrofoam. (Huffington Post)
  4. Nano-powdered donuts? As in nano-particles on our powdered donuts? Should we worry? (Scientific American)
  5. California great white sharks are now an endangered species. (MNN)

Coastal Restoration: A Smart Investment

Written by | February 23rd, 2012

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As more people are urging Congress to pass the RESTORE Act, Mark Tercek hopes lawmakers hear the argument underlying the strong public support.

Earth Day & Faith: Why Should Christians Care?

Written by | April 21st, 2011

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Author and pastor Jonathan Merritt examines why “environmentalist” is still a dirty word among some Christians and how that can be changed.

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, April 29

Written by | April 29th, 2010

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How should you dispose of your old printer? What should you get Mom for Mothers’ Day if she doesn’t want the printer? Relax– we’ve got you covered. That’s Cool Green Morning for you: solving life’s dilemmas, five links at a time.

  1. The U.S. Department of Interior approved the country’s first offshore wind project. (Christian Science Monitor)
  2. What should you do with old, unwanted electronics? Easy– donate or recycle them. Here’s how. (Scientific American)
  3. A new report issued by the Environmental Protection Agency breaks down the science and effects of climate change. (Treehugger)
  4. Just a few survivors can bring a species back from the brink. Check out this photo gallery of extinction-cheaters. (New Scientist)
  5. Mothers’ Day is just around the corner– honor Mom the eco-friendly way. She’ll be so proud. (The Daily Green)

Putting Conservation Pieces Back Together: The Interagency Ocean Policy Task Force

Written by | October 9th, 2009

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I saw an old map recently that showed that parts of the National Mall here in Washington were once a tidal marsh attached to the Potomac River. I like to imagine places as they were before people plowed them up, filled them in, built cities on them. That marsh must have been beautiful, with great […]

In Washington, It’s Not All Climate All the Time

Written by | August 28th, 2009

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Believe it or not, there are environmental issues other than climate change on the minds — and agendas of — of lawmakers and regulators in Washington. As a commentator for the National Journal Energy and Environment Expert Blog, I was recently asked to weigh in on some of the “back burner issues” currently working through […]

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