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The Green Buzz: Thursday, April 25

Written by | April 25th, 2013

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When you see the word “Amazon,” what comes to mind?

  1. The giant internet retailer put in a bid for “.amazon” cyberspace, and neither Brazil nor Peru is pleased. (Guardian)
  2. Why is Hurricane Sandy debris removal in NYC nearly twice the national average? (The New York Times)
  3. Big agriculture is fighting to keep prying eyes out of slaughterhouses and factory farms. (Grist)
  4. EPA says tar sands oil pipelines need to be held to higher standards because that stuff is really hard to clean up. (NPR)
  5. Coyotes on trains? Goats on school buses? Check out these 5 animals caught “commuting.” (National Geographic)

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, April 10

Written by | April 10th, 2013

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Here’s what is buzzing in the green news world this morning.

  1. C’est intelligent! This French zoo is using panda poo to cut its energy bill. (Treehugger)
  2. Rebuilding shorelines will only increase risks from storms. Is it time to expand this bill you’ve never heard of? (The New York Times)
  3. Feds say that forest fires will double by 2050, thanks to climate change. (Denver Post)
  4. Concerned about farm animal welfare? You better put that camera away… (MNN)
  5. The world’s largest fast food company takes a big step towards greener packaging. (Mongabay)

Getting to Know Your Bacon: Hogs, Farms and Clean Water

Written by | March 21st, 2011

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Freshwater scientist Jeff Opperman has found a way to indulge in this guilty pleasure with less guilt and greater environmental sustainability.

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