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The Green Buzz: Tuesday, October 15

Written by | October 15th, 2013

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Today’s green news makes us want to reach out and hug an ape.

  1. This model of Apple’s new headquarters is huge — and green. (TreeHugger)
  2. It’s official: climate will go haywire in the tropics around 2020. (Huff Post Green)
  3. There, there. Apes comfort each other like just like humans. (Telegraph)
  4. Moose populations are in steep decline. So what gives? (NY Times)
  5. Flooding doesn’t stand a chance against Venice’s newly tested flood barriers. (BBC)

The Green Buzz: Monday, September 23

Written by | September 23rd, 2013

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On the first Autumn weekday of 2013, we’ve got quite the green news roundup for you.

  1. The Nature Conservancy and Rare have agreed to merge. (The Nature Conservancy)
  2. Can’t a nuclear plant catch a break? Fukushima hit by a typhoon and, yes, another earthquake. (Grist)
  3. Do you live in one of the most energy-efficient states? Check out the rankings. (National Geographic)
  4. Colorado road repairs are beginning on the 500 miles of roadways and 50 bridges destroyed during the flood. (Huffington Post)
  5. Oxfam says climate change is worsening hunger around the world. (Bloomberg)

Clean Energy, Safer Rivers, More Fish

Written by | August 16th, 2013

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Why would The Nature Conservancy choose to work with the operator of the largest dam in the world? Read CEO Mark Tercek’s take on a new alliance to improve how dams on the Yangtze are designed.

Contest Spotlights Best Ideas for Climate Adaptation

Written by | July 11th, 2013

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Sometimes global conservation challenges seem so overwhelming that we don’t even know where to begin. But Solution Search, a global contest to find successful innovation in conservation, aims to change that.

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, June 26

Written by | June 26th, 2013

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We’ve got green news on Obama’s climate speech, a massive dead zone and an Exxon Valdez victim.

  1. Obama laid out his plan to combat climate change on a sweltering day in DC, no less. (MNN)
  2. Gasoline party? Massachusetts could be the first state to adopt a carbon tax. (Grist)
  3. New bird species discovered in Cambodia! (BBC News)
  4. All of the rain in the Midwest + massive amounts of fertilizer run-off = biggest dead zone ever for the Gulf. (National Geographic)
  5. The last surviving otter from the Exxon Valdez oil spill has died. (Treehugger)

Obama Kickstarts Action on Climate Change

Written by | June 25th, 2013

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When it comes to boosting the economy and fighting climate change, President Obama declares it’s not an “either/or.” It’s a “both/and” approach. Learn more about his roadmap for America’s leadership on climate change.

Amid Midwest Flooding, a Call for New Solutions

Written by | April 25th, 2013

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The current flooding of the Illinois River is a stark reminder that we need to stop being reactive and start being proactive when it comes to investing in flood management.

In China, a Growing Call to Environmental Action

Written by | April 18th, 2012

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Mark Tercek, president and CEO of The Nature Conservancy, knows the challenges are enormous. So why is he optimistic about our opportunity to help China achieve a sustainable future?

Cool Green Morning: Monday, March 26

Written by | March 26th, 2012

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James Cameron dove to the deepest spot on Earth. What did YOU do this weekend?

  1. Our planet is hit by more storms, heatwaves and floods than ever before. (Guardian)
  2. Can zoos help polar bears survive global warming’s assault? (Washington Post)
  3. Congrats to James Cameron for his solo dive mission to Mariana Trench. (National Geographic)
  4. North Dakota oil boom brings the promise of prosperity — and disgusting litter. (Huffington Post Green)
  5. Death Valley discovery: new scorpion species. (Los Angeles Times)

Two Floods

Written by | May 24th, 2011

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Bob Bendick looks at massive damage in Colombia and the U.S. and wonders why only the developing nation is using science-based risk analysis to prepare for the next flood.

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